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27 Jul 2010

Bills section

Just wanted to get a feel how the Bills section is received by other readers. I agree that they are not going to be a good team and some decisions were puzzling. But actually the article in FOA2010 sounded like they won 2-4 games the last 10 seasons and are looking to go 0-16.

So far I like what I hear from Gailey and changing to a 3-4 defense can only be evaluated in the future. And I agree the drafting of Spiller was definitely no need. But actually this is a team that had not had playmakers for quite some while.

I mostly agree with the overall win/lose projection, but the article sounded rather harsh to me.

Posted by: Topas on 27 Jul 2010

3 replies , Last at 27 Mar 2011, 1:10pm by Bill S.

Re: Bills section
by Deelron :: Tue, 07/27/2010 - 4:52pm

I didn't think it was quite as harsh as you did, it was certainly aggressive but for me it seemed to be an indictment on wholesale changes and retooling in a less then desirous fashion when the previous midseason changes seemed to show more promise.

Re: Bills section
by Chris S. (not verified) :: Wed, 08/04/2010 - 12:10am

To me the Bills midseason changes only exacerbate the problems going in within this organization and proves that the team needs to be moved out of Buffalo. Once Ralph Wilson dies, someone will sell the team to a different city. Maybe Los Angeles where they could be bred into being winners again. The only situation that might make a Bills fan happy is to see Brohm come in late season when the Bills are last in the division and show the flare that he is capable of. If he succeeds along with CJ Spiller, the team could have a good foundation to build on, but i'm not holding my breath.

Re: Bills section
by Bill S. (not verified) :: Sun, 03/27/2011 - 1:10pm

I'm really not sure how moving this team out of Buffalo would suddenly make them "winners." What successes have the L.A. Clippers had since moving from San Diego, or from Buffalo for that matter? The idea that any kind of front office activity "proves that the team needs to be moved out of Buffalo" seems to be spurious logic at best, completely idiotic at worst.

Of course, anyone who watched Brian Brohm in 2009 and thought they would see any of his "flare" in 2010 him probably doesn't pay that much attention anyway. Nice try pal, better luck next year.

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