The more the offseason goes on the more excited I get for the 2013 season. I have hope every offseason but the vibes the team has this year are totally different. I was not a huge fan of the Marrone hire at first but I promise you I am way more pumped for him now than I was for Chan. Just to start a little discussion while we wait for training camp I have two questions to compare my opinions compared to Rumblers:
1. Who is your favorite player currently on the team and what stands out about him for you?
2. Which player do you feel will be a breakout candidate ( last years Spiller) for 2013 with the new schemes?
Obviously a few players will dominate as I believe Stevie Johnson may be the most popular player on the team and Gilmore is prolly regarded and a player ready to make huge leaps this season if Pettine can do for him what he did with Revis but I am interested to see how much certain players come up but also different views on those players
for me it goes:
1. Obviously I am a huge Byrd fan as you can tell with my screen name but since he isn't under contact and technically not on the team I will go with Mario Williams as my favorite current Bill. I really like what I saw from him after his wrist injury was taken care of and I like his demeanor when he speaks to the media. I think he really wants to show he can live up to the billing as the $100 million man and I am in his corner 100%. I truly believe he will again be regarded as a dominant playmaker on defense again. I think with Coach Pettine movin him around and not having teams easily find him to chip and double him will really pay dividends for him. I truly hope he keeps the distractions at bay and becomes a great leader for this defense. I believe we have a core of young talent that could be insanely good and I think it starts with him helping them grow as their teammate and opening things up on the field for them through dominating opponents. ( young players that could benefit the most from him I believe are and not limited to: Gilmore, Dareus, Bradham, A. Williams and Hughes)
2. As a breakout candidate I want to say CJ cause I truly believe he his not a Cj2k or Charles but can be a back like Thurman and only 2nd in the NFL to Peterson. But since he had a coming out last season I will go with Cordy Glenn. I truly believe he is the franchise LT buffalo has needed for a long time. He may have trouble here and there but next year I think the NFL notices him and 2 years becomes a top 5 LT. I know he had ups and downs last year but it drives me crazy when ppl talk about moving him to guard. From my untrained eye I always caught myself watching Glenn especially with downfield blocks springing Spiller to the next level. I think he is why Kolb could resurrect his career or why the staff will feel comfortable starting Manuel.
Just some thoughts from a die hard fan. I don't re watch games or study tape just been watching football with my dad sinc I can remember and love my Buffalo Bills and will never lose faith. Really look forward to fellow Rumblers comments on their opinions. Thanks