As you all know, I’m biased in my opinion of our beloved Bills. That being said, I’m as excited about this team and season as I’ve been since the ‘90s.
On paper these Bills certainly look much improved, and early results seem to corroborate that; but what has struck me is how likeable this team is, even to those outside of Buffalo.
Stevie Johnson is one big game away from being a media darling. The dude is charismatic and wears his heart on his sleeve. If he can keep his foot out of his mouth and the Bills have a successful season, he’s a Madden cover waiting to happen. Let’s get that extension going Buddy, post haste.
Ryan Fitzpatrick is about as “every man” as it gets in the NFL. If you bumped into Fitz on the street you wouldn’t know you’d just met a starting NFL QB. He’s unassuming and humble. Try not liking the guy! It’s darn near impossible. And just like Stevie Johnson, he’s a complete “out-of-nowhere” and who doesn’t love to see that type succeed? Oh, and he's not the "game manager" type many seem to want to paint him as... we know better as Bills fans, and soon enough the whole country will know how much of a fearless gunslinger he is.
Fred Jackson is the consummate pro who's simply earned it. He’s probably the most underrated back in the game and in my opinion he’s among the top at the position if you consider how well-rounded his game is.
Marcel Dareus has played one game but his presence has already been felt throughout the organization. His giant smile and outgoing personality belies the explosive aggressiveness of his game. I think we’ve seen that around here before… let me think.
Kyle Williams is a pro’s pro who demonstrated his loyalty to the Bills with his recent apparently “haggle-free” resigning. If you’re looking for a building block for a defense, you need look no further. He’s a giant kid playing a game he loves on Sundays.
I could go on-and-on with this bunch and the men that are coaching them…
I’ll conclude this little love-fest with this statement: I have no idea if this team can compete with the Pats or the Jets in the AFC east, but I know these Bills are capable of turning around the public perception of the Bills franchise in a New York minute. The ball is already rolling and building up steam.