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Describe the 2014 Buffalo Bills in one word

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You can't use "desperate," unless you agree with us, because that's our one-word descriptor of the current Buffalo Bills regime.

Joe Sargent

Hall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk wants you to describe your favorite team with one word, Buffalo Bills fans.

My opinion: the best word to get this conversation rolling, and to describe the Bills in a nutshell, is "desperate." Because that's exactly what the Bills have been for nearly seven months now.

It's not a bad thing, either, despite how the word "desperate" and its derivations are used when covering sports. There's nothing nefarious about this Bills regime, starting with the executives and moving down to the coaching staff, pulling out all the stops to save their jobs, because the only way they're going to do that is to win - and winning is a decidedly good thing.

The desperation started with the eyebrow-raising trade to select Sammy Watkins in the 2014 NFL Draft, and continued into late September when Kyle Orton was named the starting quarterback over 2013 first-round pick EJ Manuel. We, like the men directly involved in the decisions, will worry about the long-term ramifications of such moves when the long-term arrives; for now, the Bills are 3-2, and hosting a huge AFC East game this Sunday against the 3-2 New England Patriots for early control of the division.

But that's just my one-word description of the Bills. What's yours?

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