One of the NFL's biggest winners from free agency this offseason, the Bills enter the 2012 season with more hype than they've had in a long time.
That's what signing Mario Williams will do for you.
I love what Buffalo is doing on defense. Williams is the perfect choice to lead that unit. His play-making ability is tremendous, and he'll quickly become the heart and soul of the Buffalo defense.
The defensive line is oozing with potential, as Kyle Williams and Marcell Dareus are both stars in the making.
Super Mario will help to groom the youngsters like Williams and Dareus over the next couple of years.
However, the leadership questions for this team lie with Ryan Fitzpatrick and the offense.
Fitzpatrick's critics point to the seven-game losing streak that the team endured last season and the supposed lack of leadership.
Sure, the Harvard grad wasn't at his best during that time, but the injury to Fred Jackson didn't exactly help matters either.
With a healthy Jackson and a host of other weapons to work with, I fully expect Fitzpatrick to lead this team into the playoffs in 2012.
Yes, I actually just said that.