Who could have guessed that the Bills would stink again this year? Well me. Also hundreds of fans I chat with on message boards, twitter, and in person. I seems even the diehard optimists are starting to throw in the towel.
Now, I don’t mean throw in the towel on being a fan. Rather just losing hope that this team will ever be good with the leadership they have in place.
I’ve written about this many times before.
What disturbs me most is the anger and how it’s channeled. I’ve listened to two straight days of Buffalo radio. I’ve read the message boards. I’ve scoured twitter. Fans are getting on the QB (who has since been benched) and the coaching (who seems to “get it”).
Personally I thought the team would stink again, only be slightly better coached. The first part is right, the second is up for debate.
Fans, heed this message! The garbage you are seeing is the product of an inept front office and ownership. No coaches or single player at this point will make a difference. What you are seeing is years of personnel mistakes magnified by two years of complete disregard of upgrading any talent through free agency.
Fellow fans, please. Buddy Nix, not Trent Edwards is to blame. Ralph Wilson is to blame, not Chan Gailey. Tom Modrak is to blame, not draft busts like Aaron Maybin and Paul Posluszny.
The clowns in the front office have the plan to “build through the draft.” That’s a pipe-dream. No other team today does it without the luxury of having a solid foundation to begin with. The team is filled with no better than average to below average talent. There is no foundation.
If you plan to “build through the draft” you can’t wiff on picks like Aaron Maybin. Or else it’ll set you back a few years, like we’re seeing now.
“Re-building” is another excuse you’ll hear out of One Bills Drive. So, how’s the decade worth of rebuilding coming along? Seems to be getting worse and worse, no?
Unless there is a complete overhaul on this ill-conceived strategy and the front office makes a serious commitment to bring in quality proven talent, the decade of fail will start entering the century of fail realm.
Judging how this front office has performed and how they’ve squandered recent trade opportunities, I don’t see this team improving anytime soon.