Right in front of our very eyes the tide may be turning for our beloved team. For the first time in a lot of years, the team is finally creating solid depth. A solid repertoire of depth usually signals that there is solid talent in the starting line up. I know that there are question marks at positions like free safety and right tackle; but every team suffers from question marks at certain positions each offseason. Further evidence of things changing are how the Bills have signed talent from supposedly highly desirable organizations (Dixon from SF is one of them) and have swooned much wanted talent from our division rivals (Pepper Johnson and Brandon Spikes). From my limited memory of listening to my father and uncles discuss when they felt that things were getting better in the late 80's, I get the feeling that our generation is beginning to witness the same transformation. I love how Whaley signed energetic, motivated and successful players into the team without paying too much like they had to do in the past (Chris Williams being the lone exemption, maybe). Marrone has recognized the team's shortfalls and has (with his staff and Whaley's help) addressed them. That includes ST's, poor guards, and the run defense without breaking the bank.
Another key improvement is the QB position. Looking at this year's draft and the question marks each QB encompasses, it appears as if each one has their own red flags. Manuel is in my mind comparable to this year's crop; who by the way most analysts are calling franchise-changing ridden. EJ has all the tools to be better this year and he will have the players around him to keep him on his feet and help him develop further.
The team has gotten better though good draft picks and diligent free agency acquisitions. That is how the team in the 90's came to be and this squad will impress in their own right as well.