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The Buffalo Bills endured a miserable 17-year stretch of playoff-less football from 2000-2017. On the latest episode of Billieve, one week after dissecting the best of the drought-era Bills, host John Boccacino and Jamie D’Amico assemble two teams featuring the worst Bills players from the playoff drought.

This 16-man snake draft features a QB, RB, WR, TE, LT, LG, C, RG and RT on offense, and an interior DT, DE, LB, CB, S, kicker and punter on defense and special teams. We also drafted a coach to “lead” our dubious squads of underachieving Bills from the drought era. We know it’s not a complete team, but neither were many of the Bills squads that took the field during the drought! Plus, for some of these positions it was legitimately difficult to find two starters who qualified (running back and cornerback, for example).

The rules? Players had to suit up for the Bills between 2000-2017 (players who logged time during the 90s were considered so long as they weren’t thought of as a major contributor to the Super Bowl-era Bills); they had to start at least eight games for Buffalo (there goes our shot at drafting Nathan Peterman as quarterback or John McCargo for defensive tackle!); they were drafted based on contributions at their primary position; one-year busts were not only considered, they were sought after; and we did not include current Bills who were on the 2017 team that snapped the drought (ie: Vlad Ducasse).

Check out the latest Billieve Podcast to hear how our snake draft went, then join the conversation on the worst players from the drought era by leaving your thoughts in the comments section below.


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