It's going to be a busy morning for me, folks - so unfortunately, I won't have the opportunity to get anything original up (read: get some things off my chest) until later this afternoon. For now, I offer you some of the more interesting articles I've read over the past couple of days:
Bills rookie RB Marshawn Lynch is hobbled by an ankle injury, and his prognosis is not certain for Sunday Night's showdown with the Patriots. Obviously I don't need to tell you how traumatic his absence would be for our offense; we'll be keeping a close eye on the rookie's chances of playing this Sunday. For now, Dick Jauron expressed some concern, while Lynch is "upbeat".
Ed Kilgore believes (and I agree) that J.P. Losman will start against New England. That doesn't mean Kilgore thinks Losman is the long-term answer, however - he makes the claim that the Bills spell "future" T-r-e-n-t. I tend to agree with him there, as well.
Can the Bills beat the Patriots? Apparently, they're upbeat about the opportunity. Chris Kelsay, however, didn't sound overly convincing:
As is the status quo with Pats coach Bill Belichick, he's not taking the Bills for granted. The coach shared various glowing endorsements of the Bills this week:
Who is he kidding? The words are flattering, but they're also empty - everyone knows he's out of his mind excited to face a defense that despite its stellar play of late still surrenders 360 yards per game.
Ah, realism - where would Bills fans be without it? Bob Matthews says no way do the Bills beat the Pats:
Hey, that happened, right? Oh, I get it, it's a pun... funny stuff. Look, I don't disagree with Matthews - beating New England is indeed a long shot - but at the same time, is an article like that really necessary? Does any intelligent Bills/NFL fan need to be reminded that the Pats are 9-0, Tom Brady is divine, Bill Belichick's brains are about to explode out his earholes and the Pats dominated us 38-7 earlier in the year? I know I recall those things. Articles like that suck the fun out of an atmosphere that is sure to be electric this coming Sunday Night. Talk the Bills up - they deserve it. No smart Bills fan will be completely let down if and when the Bills lose on Sunday.