While many Bills fans believe the focus of the off season should be fixing the defense, Steve Tasker thinks the team should invest on the offensive side of the ball. The former Buffalo Bill was a guest on the WGR morning show on Tuesday and after watching some explosive passing numbers go up this past season, his mindset was all about “Air Gailey”.
“It’s a copy cat league” said Tasker,” teams will decide why are we spending all that money on the defensive side of the ball. San Francisco did, great defense but couldn’t get in to the Super Bowl. The Baltimore Ravens have great defensive players and couldn’t get it done against a New England Patriots team that had a wide receiver playing corner. Its turned into an offensive league almost exaggerated. “
Tasker said the Bills should get another receiver or two and another offensive lineman or two and that those positions will be at a premium in this year’s draft. Tasker advocated the re-signing of free agent receiver Stevie Johnson and added the Bills need to bolster the number of weapons behind Johnson in the passing game, both at wide receiver and tight end.
““Teams winning the league every year are the ones throwing for almost five thousand yards , and they’ve got a lot of weapons on that side of the football and they’ve got an offensive line that can hold up pretty good so you better get that straightened out and get a team built along those lines.”
As far as the Bills quarterback situation, the Wall of Famer said he’s fine with Ryan Fitzpatrick for now. “I like Fitz. He can play, he can make all throws, makes the right decisions, gets the team lined up. I like his thought process, he’s a good leader, guys play hard for him, physically he can do it. I don’t think he was the problem despite what happened in the second half of the season.” Tasker acknowledged the Bills need better depth because as injuries piled up last season, it eroded the Bills ability to put up points.