Buffalo Bills' Top 5 Needs This NFL Offseason

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Buffalo Bills' Top 5 Needs This NFL Offseason
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It’s been 12 years since the Buffalo Bills have made the NFL playoffs.  You might think I’d be used to it by now, but the truth is, I’m not.

Ever see comedian Brian Regan’s bit about roaming the juice aisle at the supermarket?  (Check out the three-minute mark on the link.)  Following his doctor’s orders to “lay off dairy,” Regan notices the dairy customers jubilant with party hats on, while he’s in the juice aisle “slumped over with juice people.”

As a Bills fan, I feel like the lonely juice man watching all the fans of playoff teams enjoying the postseason festivities.

The NFL playoffs are like the dairy parties that Regan envies so dearly.  The juice aisle is where all the non-contenders go to watch.  

But the time is coming, fellow Bills fans.  We’ll be back on the dairy train soon enough.

The seemingly elusive question, though, is how to get there.

With the arrival of GM Buddy Nix and head coach Chan Gailey, the Bills have been making strides.  Yes, they’ve been small.  But they appear to be strides that will stick, rather than short-term patchwork used to hide deeper wounds.

In other words, the Bills are trying to fix the root of their problems.  And they're doing so by building through the draft.

As the Bills prepare for yet another offseason a month earlier than the NFL’s best, here are the top five needs they must address if they want to get the heck out of the crowded juice aisle.

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