I had some random thoughts, being the optimist that I am, about our current slide and how going forward the Bills could be better off. As agonizing as this debacle of a season is to watch there are at least a few things, I think, that are positives going into next year. Mainly because of this 7 soon to be 9 game slide.
1) Fitz is clearly not a franchise QB (duh!). He's not getting paid like one which is good and he'll be a good place holder until the next guy is up but if Chan and Nix go into next year without seriously attempting to upgrade the QB position (in the form of a young draftee) then I will have absolutely zero confidence in them.
2) George Edwards should get fired. I feel for the guy but i'm sure they compensate him well and he'll get picked up and coach linebackers or something somewhere. The Bills should be able to go find themselves an upgrade (not that difficult at this point) at the defensive coordinator position in the off season. Rarely if ever do you see teams have 7+ game losing streaks in their second full season and not see someone get the ax. If Chan survives it has to be because someone else will get fired and I nominate George Edwards. Although I don't think I have to nominate him as he's highly likely to get fired.
On a side note - it was said during the game that Wannstedt was calling the defensive plays then on Channel 2 News they said that wasn't true. I don't know what's happening there and it's entirely possible that the commentators just goofed up but where there's smoke theirs fire.
3) Chan should go out and get himself an actual offensive coordinator - or at least let Modkins call plays. Chan's doing too much and I think he's over thinking. He should really let someone else handle those responsibilities.
So while none of this is fun, we should expect some major changes in the off season. I'm not at the point where I think Buddy and Chan should go because I really, really don't want to start over again but I think this slide will necessitate some changes that should work out better for the Bills in the long run. Unfortunately for us Bills fans, that most likely means at least another 2 full years - if not 3 years until something positive happens.
It's not easy being a Bills fan.