The Buffalo Bills have been all too easy to predict since 2000. They've been virtually a lock for a sub-.500 record (10 times,eight straight) and have gone through starting quarterbacks (nine) and head coaches (six) all too frequently.
With the hiring of Doug Marrone as head coach and the drafting of quarterback EJ Manuel in the first round of April's draft, the Bills are hoping to change their fortunes.
Of course, they are far from the only two people who will have a major influence on the outcome of the Bills season. Their season will be impacted also by the arrival of a new coaching staff, including former New York Jets defensive coordinator Mike Pettine. Other selections from the 2013 draft could also play key roles this season.
Oh, by the way, they have some running back named C.J. Spiller who is apparently pretty good. I'm told the coaching staff would be wise to hitch one of those wagons the Bills love to circle to Spiller and put the ball in his hands.
With so many new things, this Bills team could be tough to predict, but here's my best shot.