The 2013 offseason has been an action-packed one for the Buffalo Bills, as the franchise, once again, has reshuffled their deck in search for promising results.
It is almost hard to believe that in an age of parity and free agency, the Bills last playoff appearance was just eight days removed from the turn of the century. The lengthy, franchise-record playoff drought is chock full of bad coaching hires, decisions and draft busts, but the team is hopeful that this will be the group that turns it around.
How many times have Bills fans heard that declaration?
Ad campaigns and high-priced free agents have tried to reenergize every few offseasons, as the team tries to save face from their overly mediocre product on the field. The Bills' communications department released their pitch this year with a series of C.J. Spiller "Re-charged" ads which cycle through their multimedia content on the website.
The same story of hiring a new staff every three years because of avoidable blunders is on its sixth rendition after Doug Marrone took over Chan Gailey's director's chair. Marrone will, hopefully, do something the five men before him could not, lead the Bills to the playoffs once again.
New faces have appeared up and down the roster for the upcoming season. A new front-office structure and completely new coaching staff have followed suit after the hiring of Marrone.
Let's take a look at each of the Bills' moves this offseason as they try to climb out of the AFC East basement.