Dear Buddy Nix

Dear Buddy;

Did you read my last letter to you? Apparently not.

Listen, the Buffalo Bills are terrible, and you are to blame. Yes YOU! You did virtually nothing this off-season to make the team better (which marks the second straight year of doing nothing to improve the team). What did you expect to happen? Besides your promotion, the front office staff has stayed the same, right? The same staff that’s responsible for a decade of sub-mediocrity. What exactly are you doing there?

By the looks of it, the Bills can use at least 2 linebackers, 2 wide receivers, 3 offensive linemen, and a defensive end who can rush the passer. Oh, and a QB. Granted a gem of a QB is hard to find, but why ignore the other positions? Some of these guys would not even make the roster on most other teams.

The team is a joke.

I’m watching you Buddy Nix. Get your act together. You might be seeing a billboard calling for your firing before you know it. Surely based on what you’ve done so far (nothing), you deserve it.

Yours Truly,

Disgruntled Bills Fan Matt Soreco

Follow up letter to Chan Gailey

Ok, so these aren’t “real” letters to Chan, but please just play along.

Dear Chan,

Last I wrote you I demanded that you get your act together and treat pre-season seriously. Something your predecessor failed miserably at (among other things he failed miserably at, including showing candor at press conferences, but I digress).

I’m glad you took my demand advice seriously. I like you as head coach. I think you’ll make a difference this year.

Perhaps I’ll write a follow up letter to Buddy Nix too. Perhaps he isn’t savvy with the world wide interwebs. I don’t think he read my last letter to him. Or maybe he did, but it was too late to change anything so late in the off-season. Or perhaps, since you obviously read my blog thoroughly, you can pass this on to him.

Let Buddy Nix know that even though I’m confident you’ll make a difference this year, the difference will be minimal. That’s no disrespect to you, it’s because you don’t have much talent to work with. Tell Buddy to wake the heck up and get some quality real free agents into Buffalo!!!

Look at the WR position. I like Roscoe, always did. Too bad Jauron “Jauroned” him. See whenever something fails, I call it “Jauroned.” Get it? Roscoe is no #2 WR though. I mean how can Buddy think by losing TO and Josh Reed, whoever was left over would pick up the slack?

Hey, that Spiller was an awesome draft pick, but how about the offensive line? What was good ole’ Buddy thinking when he basically did nothing to improve this already weak unit?

I know the problem is that the Bills have so many weaknesses that it’s hard to know where to begin. But the solution to that can’t be to hope every draft pick turns out to be a superstar. The draft is a gamble (see Aaron Maybin, the bust, for example). Therefore you really have to pick up some quality free agents.

I know in the priority of weaknesses, linebacker is not the top, but you have to be worried about Poz and Mitchell. I hope you are, because they’ve looked terrible, not just this pre-season, but previous seasons too.

So despite Buddy not getting you upgrades of at least 1 WR (can argue 2), 3 OLs, and 1 more LB, I see your coaching getting the Bills to a 7-9 season. Personally I’d consider an 8-8 season a monumental achievement given what you have to work with. Please don’t settle for 8-8 though. Please have a man t0 man talk with Buddy Nix. Souther style if you must. Tell him the front office has been pitiful the last decade, and he needs to fix it.

Thank you,

Matt Soreco

P.S.
You need to fix kick off coverage badly.

Open Letter to Buddy Nix

Dear Buddy,

I’m sure you saw that pathetic excuse for a team get romped on Friday. Didn’t you? Sure I know it’s just preseason, but doesn’t it worry you a bit?

I’ve seen the seen the same thing year in and year out over the last decade. Decade. Yes the Bills haven’t reached the playoffs in a decade. You know that, right? Are you doing everything you can to change that? Are you!?

Listen. I know your predecessors were arrogant enough to think they could sit on their hands all offseason and magically get more production out of the below average players on the team already. You don’t think that too, do you? If the first preseason game is any indication, it looks like you do.

Are you listening? Good. How in the world could you think that the WR position was ok after losing both TO and Josh Reed. Last years #1 WR and #3 WR. Only to have them replaced by one or two from a group of neverwillbes.

Look around the league. Half of the backups on other teams are better than the 3 scrubs you have competing for the starting QB role this year. Don’t you think something’s wrong with that picture? Hopefully Levi Brown can rise above the rest of them.

The offense, if at all possible, is LESS TALENTED than last season. What were you thinking!!!

Last I checked, the Bills were one of the top teams in teams with cap space. Why not spend some of that money and bring in some quality free agents? What the heck are you saving that money for?

Hopefully you’ll learn real soon. Hopefully you’ll change your approach to next offseason, which I’m sad to say I’m already thinking about (IN AUGUST!!!).

Open Letter to Chan Gailey

Dear Coach Gailey,

As you are well aware, the Bills haven’t made the playoffs in a decade. As you are aware too, you predecessor was soft. So soft that he’d adhere to the monkey see monkey do rules of preseason football that less innovative teams have all adopted. This meant having to watch the first team offense fail to gain a first down during most pre-season games, only to have them substituted for the 2nd string. This also meant having to watch the same futile offense take the field during the regular season, and watch helplessly as they continued their meager ways.

This letter is simple. It’s to ask, or better yet DEMAND, that if the first team offense or defense fails to produce anything of quality during the pre-season, DO NOT rest them. Make them stay on the field until they show some semblance of success.

Thank you,

Matt Soreco

PS. If you are a Bills fan, and you reference the super bowl Bills (of 18 years ago!!) as evidence that the “pre-season doesn’t matter”, well then WAKE UP!

The Bills are in a fine mess

Well, well, well. Who could have predicted this? Me actually. And other “realist” fans. On message boards there is always headed debate between fans that fall into two camps. Homers who always seem to think the team is a Super Bowl contender. And realists who have a more pessimistic outlook. I have never been as pessimistic as I was during this offseason. And it’s gotten worse and worse ever since. I won’t recap, it’s all written in previous posts.

The Bills finally fired Jauron last week. It needed to be done. But that’s not it. The entire front office needs to go. The scouts. The GM. Everyone responsible for the personnel blunders. Draft reaches. Draft busts. Draft “projects” that they don’t have the luxury of trying. Horrible free agent pickups. More horrible free agent losses. And an unyielding cycle of redundant mediocrity.

The fine mess now is they are in such a deep hole that I’m not sure any of the top tier coaches available would want to touch the team with a ten foot pole.