I just wanted to chime in on my opinion of the recent turn of the team. I live out on the West Coast and everyone asks me "what happened to your Bills?". A legitamite question given the nice start. After that NYG loss, I knew we were doomed from making the playoffs. I think we all knew we were, as we know you have to go 10-6 in the AFC to even have a shot. That game was huge. Looking at the schedule down the stretch I nearly wrote us off... But the real reason for the downfall is injuries. Some people hate blaming injuries, and refuse to as other teams face the same struggles. Thats true, but this team was already thin to start the season. Just look at our talent at WR. Sure we have our #1 in Stevie, and I think he is a stud, but after that we got a young Nelson, Parrish, and Donald Jones. Those three guys are all average at best. Nelsons got nice size and hands, and Parrish has great speed, but they are all players that need developing...which is fine. So we lose two of them, and plug in Roosevelt and we have a poor mans TE in Chandler in a "pass to set up the run" offense. Not good.
The rest of the injuries we all know. The offensive line has been a game of musical chairs. Obviously losing Freddy was the worst of them all, but the plague that struck the secondary was just as crippling. George Wilson would have gotten my MVP of the defense for the first 7 games...with Barnett, Dareus, and Byrd next in line. We lost McGee and Williams early. Kyle Williams and Troup the whole season. The list goes on. This team cannot afford injuries with the depth it has. We get down early in games, and teams are teeing off on our offensive line and Fitz is trying to do too much. He is a gunslinger so it can get ugly at times, but we shouldnt be throwing in the towel just yet.
I look forward to next year when we get back Williams and Troup on the line. When healthy the secondary can play solid and has some ball hawks in Wilson, Byrd, and McGee. The LB needs to develop fast, specifically Sheppard. On the offensive end we just need some stability on the offensive line and we should go after a WR in the draft. Blackmon?
Gonna be tough to pass up on RG 3 though if we get a shot...I will say that.