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There is no denying that the Buffalo Bills have quite a few good options when it comes to offensive play-making. Stevie Johnson has proven over the past two seasons that he is slowly growing up and becoming a top wide receiver in the NFL.
Johnson doesn't wow you with speed or agility, but the guy knows how to work coverage as evidenced by his two games facing Darelle Revis in 2011.
Their two-headed running attack is also full of potential. Fred Jackson is one of the more unheralded running backs in the league and looks to be fully healed from the broken leg he suffered last season. Jackson was a standout in the Bills offense in 2011 as a decisive runner that succeeds running between the tackles for tough yardage.
C.J. Spiller, the former ninth overall draft pick, is still attempting to prove his high selection worthy. After a forgettable rookie season, Spiller shined once he took over for the injured Jackson. The split of carries is something that will still be worked out, but between the inside running of Jackson and outside ability of Spiller, their ceiling is high.
The problem for the Bills is that they need a second receiving threat other than their running backs and Johnson. Whether that will be tight end Scott Chandler or wide receivers Donald Jones and T.J. Graham is something Chan Gailey and his staff need to figure out soon.
Jones will be the likely starter opposite Johnson to start the year, but that doesn't necessarily solve the problem. He has been inconsistent at best when it comes to catching the ball and staying on the field. Graham is still learning the pro game, but he could be an answer to this dilemma once Gailey figures out how to use him.
Don't think I forgot about David Nelson either. Nelson is the best red-zone target the Bills have outside of Chandler. He is also the guy locked into the slot position in three-wide sets. Nelson isn't going to light the world on fire, but he has reliable hands. The Bills need more than Nelson can provide, though.
They need a playmaker.