Whats up Rumblers, hope you all had a solid weekend as I surely did. Here I am just eating some pizza and thinking about how good of a job CHIX are doing at convincing Stanford Routt at the moment. I have great feelings about this offseason and if we could pull of this signing, it would mark the beginning to us building a serious squad. We have established some really nices pieces on our team (Dareus and Williams are arguably the best defensive tackle tandem in the AFC, as well as Fred Jackson and Spiller). The Bills have been mentioned on ESPN Insider multiple times in rumors circulating around the likes of Mario Williams, Vincent Jackson, and Cliff Avril. Although getting all three of these player will never happen, grabbing one seems very possible. We are set up to add pieces to make us a playoff team at the moment as we have the 10th overall pick (which I think we should trade down and take Dont'a Hightower and get another 2nd round pick for immediate impact players) and an incredibly solid free agent class. There is talent everywhere in this free agent class, from tackle to defensive backs, to defensive end, there are players who could make a serious impact on our team. The Stevie Johnson situation is definitely a weird one as he, as well as the front office have given us no positive hope or indication that he will be in a uni next year. As for Fred Jackson,
Buddy Nix loves the guy (what is there not to love, he is a class act who grinded his way from D-3...a guy you want leading your team for upcoming potential golden years.) I am with getting rid of Johnson under the circumstance we get a good replacement, and some young players (including Marcus Easley becoming a contributor) We are in a good place right now although our season was a bit of a let down. We saw the light, and we felt what it feels like to root for contenders, and we are ready to get to that podium. The 2011 draft was the most successful draft of the decade in terms of impact players (Kelvin Sheppard, Aaron Williams, Da'Noris Searcy, Chris Hairston, and Justin Rogers are all really bright spots). This is our year, and our road to becoming a playoff team starts here with a great offseason, and a great draft. Buddy Nix will make the Buffalo Bills a legit team for the future, and Chan Gailey is the perfect coach in this regime. The only question mark to all of us is Ryan Fitzpatrick, but time will only tell to see if hes worth his contract. He is the one thing that I am not real confident about on the roster (of course I am not going to instill confidence in a guy who led the NFL in interceptions...). I wouldn't say the solid run game nullifies the bad qualities of Fitzpatrick, as we don't take as much advantage as we should in our solid backfield foundation. I hope David Lee is a positive influence on Fitzpatrick, and we should definitely take a backup within our first 5 picks of the draft. More weapons would also be nothing but a good thing as we have seen Fitzpatrick get players involved in the offense (Naaman Roosevelt, David Nelson, Scott Chandler, etc.). Enough with the talk, and hope your all having a solid off-season sunday. Let the season of good feelings begin with a kickass off-season. BAM.