I don't think this should be much of a shock to anyone, but I want to write it down nonetheless.
The Bills are rebuilding. You know what usually happens when you rebuild? You lose more than you win, often by a lot. Any chance you're thinking that the Bills are going to be really good and end their 13 season playoff drought probably is the result of you ignoring many things.
Let us take a look at the rundown...
Two or more new receivers
Tight end coming off ACL surgery, so, new tight end?
New left guard
Excuse me while I take a breath, because that's just the offense.
On defense, we've got a new coach, so obviously a new system, a couple of new linebackers, a new strong safety, maybe another new starting cornerback and perhaps even a new position for Mario Williams due to the new system.
That's an awful lot of change. So let me ask you a question. What are the chances that the Bills at least adequately fill all of those holes through free agency and the draft while teaching the holdovers how to effectively play the new offense and defense?
Come on. That a lot to ask, I think. Sure, the Bills could strike gold and draft this years version of Russell Wilson and win lots of games while we all go bananas. Getting struck by quarterback lightning would change everything and I'm not saying there's no chance of that happening because it could.
I just think it's much more likely that whatever the Bills do at quarterback, there are just too many holes to fill and new stuff to learn for them do anything but be pretty bad in 2013. Thinking this way has me less worried about the Bills finding their long term franchise quarterback in this draft. I still want them to pick one. I don't need it to be at #8 overall. I'd prefer they grab another need, maybe wide receiver, and wait until pick #41 to try for a quarterback.
If that doesn't work out, guess what? My money is on them having a great look at picking near the top again in 2014 and getting their quarterback then.
Rebuilding usually takes more than one year. Especially if you don't get to pick Andrew Luck or RG111.
Sellin out the Ralph..."Rebuilding" has to happen. This is just the reality of the situation. At least they aren't trying to sell us false hope....AGAIN
Thank You for the Advice
Your column made my decision not to renew my NFL Sunday Ticket (just to watch the Bills) a whole lot easier! I figure - why pay out over $300 just to watch them lose more than they win. If by any chance they do start winning, I'll wait until ESPNputs them on the air!
Who wrote this article? There's no attribution to it.
Franchise in Flames
We've had 13 opportunities to re-build this team and screwed every one of them.
We Are Buffalo Fans
We are Buffalo fans. We begin every season with the "we are still rebuilding, we aren't expecting to win the Super Bowl". Then, something happens (like we win a couple games or sign a big free agent) and we all forget that and expect the Bills to win the Super Bowl, and then get disappointed when they don't.
We have been rebuilding for 15 years!
Come on guys. Enough is enough already. We are tired of listening to the excuses year after year. We just signed a has been linebacker for way too much $$ just like last years joke of Mario Williams. I think that if we do not see good solid picks in the draft then this marriage is over. You will lose more fans than last year. It's all on you One Bills Drive.
Put your name on your articles
The content on this site is so unprofessional. Articles are rarely proofread and full of errors and often the author's name isn't present. WGR, please take a few minutes to look over what you're publishing and it will improve everyone's experience and your own image.
Have another 12 pack
Rebuilding??? Where have you been for the last 13 years??? Drunk in an alley somewhere? Come on now!!! This is old stuff you are writing. What are you trying to do? Pi$$ people off. This blog should be dropped immediately and come up with something else. Thirteen friggin' years they have been rebuilding and now you want to bring it up? Great job putting more losing to forecast. Free agency is far from over and the draft hasn't even started yet. What a losing mentality you have. You are a pathetic joke!
I'm all for not drafting a QB in rounds 1-4 & filling some of the huge holes on both sides of the ball (LB, WR, OL & CB). Rounds 1-4 should be best available player that fills a need other than QB. Let Tavaris handle the QB duties at least for this year. He wouldn't be any worse than Fitz or a rookie QB & he could quite possible be above average. Pick up a serviceable backup QB in FA and wait until 2014 to draft a franchise QB. At most, take a flyer on a mid round QB in the draft (round 5-6).
YEAH! WHY DONT WE WAIT TO 2014, 2015,2016,2017,2018>>>>>
2019, 2020, 2021, and on and on and on to find the right QB fit for our Buffalo Bills? Who ever wrote this article is dummer then dumb? Waiting for Andrew Luck or RG-111 or Peyton Manning, or Joe Namath, or Dan Marino or Joe Montana ETC. come around every decade or so. The Bills fans have been waiting for JIM KELLY'S replacement for way over a decade? Cmon Man are you insane? Telling us to wait another year? What if there's no QB next year for us to draft? The only guarantee is to tank the whole season like the Colts did to get Andrew Luck and still that doesnt mean there is another Luck out there? That kind of play and philosophy s-cks for the fans that pay money to cheer their team on to victorys and playoffs and Super Bowl. Telling us fans to keep on waiting for another year is NUTS! This team has been rebuilding going on 14 years. Enough is enough! GET OUT OF TOWN>>>> with your rebuilding and waiting.................... Draft 3 QBs and go to work!
Starting to think Nix will draft 2 of the higher rated Qbs for a training camp shoot out. He has no pro quaterback in house, just bodies. I can't see him again putting the franchise eqqs in one basket. When I pay for the seat I assume the team expects to entertaine me with much more than 3 and out for 4 qters. Sounds like if Fitz had agreed to the 3 mill a year He would of been the starter, again. So 6-10 must of been acceptable some where.
Someone needs to get off the phone and take charge over there.
..to be a Buffalo sports fan
I think I just threw up in my mouth
Enough is Enough
I'm sick and tired of hearing the same thing EVERYDAY from 6am - 10am, then from 10am - Noon, then from 3pm - 7pm, then from 7pm - 9pm, etc...Why on earth do we need to talk about the Sabres and Bills for 12 hours a day? Especially when it'sthe same drivel...Can someone from the radio station please comment on that?
typical bills offseason
once again everbody in the afc east is making quilty moves miami made some pretty good free agent moves meanwhile the bills sign lawson whopeee
What's the likelihood the Bills or any team, find their
franchise QB in 2nd or 3rd round? I know all about Wilson, Kapernick and Brady. But what does history tell us? Most great QBs are drafted at the top of round 1. Not an opinion just a fact. Play Tarvaris Jackson every snap and hopefully pick 1st or 2nd in 2014
What the hell!
We've waited a combined 100 years(Sabres/Bills) for a championship to come to "Loserville".What's another 5,10 or 15 years.I kind of like things like losing your starting Quarterback and it not even being deserving of the crawl onthe NFL channel.
SHUT UP WILL U GUYS IF IT WASNT FOR BAD RADIO STATION U WOULDNT HAVE A JOB NONE OF YA. FROM THE TOP TO THE BOTTOM U ALL SUCK . BULL DOG U THE MOST.
Why has Carlos Dansby not been scheduled for a visit. He would be a great fit.
Gee, Bulldog, the obvious doesn't get by you, does it? What tipped you off, new (first time NFL)head coach, two new coordinators, new system, half a dozen starters getting whacked or leaving via FA over the last several weeks, prospect of a rookie QB, same redneck GM?
It's just this type of astute observations, along with the timely interjections of such invectives as "WHAAAA?", "HOLY C*&P!!", "AAAARGLLL!!"...as well as the audible drooling that accompanies these pearls that have kept us listening so faithfully all these years.
Well played, Bulldog...well played.
The Bills have been trying to rebuild this team into a winner since NIX has been here.....RESULT: TOTAL FAILURE! How can this organization that tells its fans that they will do whatever it takes to put a winner on the field and we end up with this mess and NIX is still here heading another draft....What in the wide wide world of sports is going on and how much longer is it going to continue???????????????????
Guard at #8
We let LeVitre, might as well take Chance Warmack..and then at #41, how about a speed corner, say David Amerson..it's sad that this is a truthful joke
The Bills will always be rebuilding
When it is time to sign the guys who are actually good guess what? They resign somewhere else to actually win. I feel sorry for players who get drafted by the Bills. Levitre should still be here. Dalton Kaepernick or R Wilson should be here. Thanks Nix.
Terrible and cheap front office, poor drafts, questionable coaching staff , doesn't resign good
This is the recipe for the continuous rebuilding program.
Unless changes are made at the top, it will never end.
Thanks for lowering our expectations
But they hit bottom sevral years ago and nothing has happened to raise them!
??? Mystery Author
It would be nice to know who wrote this article. I do agree however with all the points made.
Rebuilding will take LONGER here simply because of....
Not expecting much for this year...aside from evidence that the coach knows how to coach an NFL franchise and MAYBE finding the QB for the future if we happen to draft one. But I'd expect a clear improvement from Marrone year 1 to Marrone year 2.
Has been rebuilding since Marv Levy retired. It looks like we will be playing for the first overall pick.
I had thought at point the team had to be good to undertake a rebuild. The Bills, Browns, Raiders are all the same team, except they were different uniforms
How can the same front office rebuild what they failed to build in the first place,simply amazing.
If we go 6-10 in 2013......
it would be a blessing from heaven. With all the changes that have occurred, and given the schedule, it could be as bad as 3-13. Maybe it will be bad enough to send Buddy Nix back to his moonshine still. Then we can really start over.
61 and waiting
The Bills are Building to Re-Build makes it sound like they were built in the last 14 years .
Time to forget about the Bills and the Sabres
The Bills and Sabres are awful and that's not going to change. It's time for Buffalo sports fans to forget about both of them and find new teams to cheer for.
Rebuilding my A-S!
You either have Good management or BAD management. The NFL today,you play for the season that your in. Not this rebuilding CR-P your trying to picture? Buffalo has had BAD mangement for so long they are the joke of the modern NFL!
this is elmer i mean buddy nix....
just cooked up a batch of "shine" to get ready for the draft hiccup!! time to get that wascly rabbit i mean quarterback!
Wow. Bulldog. So. Insightful. Me think rebuild. Hm. Rebuild bad. Bulldog no like bad. Hmm.
Give me a break. Why is this guy still employed?
No Mystery, Abe Simpson wrote it
Root for the dead end team that's always rebuilding!
will we ever have a winner?>
until yopu get a educated football mind in their you will always be losers 100 million tied up on a lazy football player good luck onyour salary cap hows that working out for you no money not bneing able toshop for any good groceries always shoping for lousy talent adisgunteled bills fan