Here we are once again Bills fans: For the 12th-straight time, the football calendars skip from December to April.
What was disbelief for having beaten the Patriots now turns to the litany of mock drafts that are slowly trickling out. Once again we have to endure insufferable Patriots fans, more abuse at the water cooler and this time we don't even have the Lions to share the misery.
However, unlike in previous years, the 5-2 start is a glimpse at something better on the horizon. The offense showed it could be dynamic when healthy, averaging 30 points per game, and even the defense—porous as it was—finished second in the AFC (tied for 5th in NFL) in takeaways. I'm not suggesting a coup of the Patriots in 2012, but the pieces of the NFL playoff puzzle are there.
If Buddy Nix wants to build on the bright spots from this year, he's going to need these make these five moves this offseason.