I’ve written about the Bills’ futility before. And it continues. It’s like a snowball effect of mediocrity.
Today, they traded their pro-bowl left tackle for one #1 draft pick this year, and a reported one late round pick next year. I admit, I think he was a bit overrated. But at the very least, he was a quality starting NFL lineman in an important spot.
But to be fair, they were in a lose lose situation. Overpay for an overrated tackle, or open a big hole.
At this point, I would have opted to overpay.
A team with too many holes to fill just opened up another one. A very important one. And they lost 2 other offensive linemen this offseason too.
They picked up Terrell Owens, which I support only because they need him desperately. But they shouldn’t need a player of that questionable character that desperately.
Owens could be a plus, but could also be a huge minus if the Bills lose the first few games (and he becomes a cancer).
And Owens aside, on paper, the Bills are a lot worse than last year–a lot worse than the 7-9 team of last year. And Dick Jauron is still the coach, which is another minus.
I’m not a capologist, but something strange is going on. The Bills can’t pay anyone anything, but every other team seems to be able to. This leads me to believe the Bills are not interested one bit in creating a winning team. At best they can only hope to field a .500 team. Which I think is even unlikely.
The bottom line is the Bills are in such a funk, that they have no leverage at the bargaining table. They are NOT rebuilding, rather wallowing in futility.