I have been a Bills fan my whole life (I am almost 27 years old). I have missed one game since 1997 (and it was b/c I was in Vegas and the people at the airport bar told me "you are on the west coast, nobody watches the Bills out here"). I own 7 Bills jerseys, been to a lot of games even though I currently live in Michigan...basically what I am saying is that I consider myself a pretty loyal fan. BUT if the Bills resign Kelsay, I am done with this team. In a time where we are in a 'rebuilding phase' we cannot afford to be spending much needed money on a player of Kelsay's caliber. I have watched enough games to see that he is a terrible player. He does not know how to keep contain. He does not know how to put pressure on a QB.
Even with all these shortcomings, our new front office (the same one that thought it would be a good idea to sign cornell green) wants to give him a contract extension. If our so called evaluaters of talent see talent in Kelsay, its going to be another ten years till they make the playoffs. I dont see why they are trying to rush this. Let the season play out and see how things turn out. For some reason, I dont see teams getting into the bidding war over Chris Kelsays services. It would be one thing if he is playing well, but based on what i have seen out of our defense so far (and especially Kelsay), he is playing as bad as he ever has (I know its tough to change positions, I get that)
Kelsay supporters (probably all five of you out there), like to say that he is great for the locker room. I do not buy this at all. How great of a leader can he really be? He has never even played in a playoff game. Great leaders elevate the play of other people around them (EX Ray Lewis, Peyton Manning). Kelsay has never done this. I wish I had a job where mediocrity gets rewarded.
I know this seems kind of drastic and it may be, but its just how I feel. I know its been a tough year so far but that has nothing to do with this rant. Ive waited long enough for this team to turn it around. Im willing to wait longer, but if they resign Kelsay, Im done waiting because thats a sure sign that we will not turn it around anytime soon and that shows that our FO is even more clueless than I originally thought they were. Hopefully this is not the last time you guys see me on Rumblings, but if it is, thanks for the news! Its been real!