To use the words of a compenent NFL coach, Dennis Green, the Bills are who we thought they were. They don’t have enough talent on the offensive line, the defensive line, the linebacker corp and, most importantly, at the quarterback position. Trent Edwards, who may or may not be better than JP Losman, managed to offend Bills fans with his words more than his play when he proclaimed “I’m not a Bills fan, I play for the Bills so I can’t answer that question” when asked if he were a Bills fan would he have booed the Bills.
Yesterday’s 6-3 loss to Cleveland may have been the worst NFL game played in 40 years. Cleveland’s starting quarterback Derek Anderson went 2-17 for 23 yards and 1 interception. Those are his stats for a full NFL game. And Cleveland won. This is Cleveland’s first win in 10 games when they last won against . . . you guessed it. . . Buffalo.
The Bills committed 13 penalties including 9 false starts. When you add Trent Edward’s awful interception and Roscoe Parrish’s bone-headed attempt to field a rolling punt with less than 4 minutes remaining in the game, you have one of the worst Bills performances of all time. And this comes on the heels of last weeks’ embarassment in Miami.
As Ralph Wilson continues to take a pass on professionalizing the organization, it becomes increasingly clear that the Bill Polian era in Bills history was the exception, not the rule. From Kay Stehpenson to Hank Bullough to Wade Phillips to Gregg Williams to Mike Mularkey to Dick
Jauron, Wilson’s choices are more often wrong than right. Whether Wilson can, at 91 years old, find the will and the ability to try yet again is the question that keeps Bills fans up at night.
Oh, and by the way, the Toronto Star’s headline is ‘Pathetic Bills Sink to New Low.’ That should help sell some tickets for the Bills – Jets contest at the Rogers Centre (plenty of good seats remain so get shopping!)
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