I understand Bills fans' frustration with what we have seen the first half of the season. I've questioned my own sanity for buying season tickets this year, for traveling 4 hours each way just for home games, for renting an apartment in Buffalo just for the season, etc. The optimist in me wants to Billieve that the Bills can turn their season around for the second half--do enough to sneak out a win in Houston, then do something they haven't been able to do in the past 2 meetings with the Patriots in keeping a lead after jumping out ahead of the Brady Bunch. However, the realist in me also recognizes that the Bills could easily come back to their next home game 3-6.
With that said though, even if the Bills come back 3-6 to play Miami, I believe they still have a chance, and actually a realistic chance, to make the playoffs. They play Miami twice, Ind, JAX, StL, Sea, and NYJ. If the Bills actually show up for those games and put in 100% each play (or even 90% of the plays) like Kelsay is pushing his teammates to do, I see no reason they can't go at least 6-1 if not 7-0 during the final stretch. With the parity across the AFC right now, 9-7 could be good enough to scoop up a Wild Card spot. Of course, I'd rather see the Bills win the next 2 and end up more in control of their own playoff destiny than having a 9-7 record. But point is fans--there's still hope. Don't give up on this team yet!
As a side note, I see rumblings about Chan's future with the Bills and I'm starting to agree that something needs to be done, especially on D if Dave can't turn that around. If this season ends with the Bills not making the playoffs again, I am in favor of a head coaching change. But with that change, I would question completely scrapping what the team has done. I think Chan is a brilliant O coordinator, and it may not normally happen out there, but as GM I'd push to KEEP Chan as the O coordinator, but get a Head Coach who can light a fire under this team.
Just another great fan opinion shared on the pages of BuffaloRumblings.com.