A Change of Direction At One Bills Drive

Jeremy PikeCorrespondent INovember 18, 2009

CANTON, OH - AUGUST 04: Thurman Thomas (L) and Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson pose with Thomas' bust during the Class of 2007 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony August 4, 2007 in Canton, Ohio. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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The abrupt release of head coach Dick Jauron sounded like the start of something big at One Bills Drive to me. A sign that business as usual for the Bills was no longer going to cut it.

Multiple people with league sources and sources at One Bills Drive are confirming that thought. Thurman Thomas, Hall of Fame running back and still heavily involved with the Bills as evidenced by his weekly Thurman Thomas Show, spent some time at One Bills Drive today according to his Twitter account, and this is what he had to say.

“Nobody is safe at One Bills Drive, they are cleaning house and bringing in a Football guy to run the ship. Jimbo says Ralph will spend money!!!!”

“When I say clean house, I mean clean the f****** house out!!!!!!”

“Everybody, players included!!!!!!!!!”

Jimbo of course being fellow Hall of Famer Jim Kelly. It’s obvious that Kelly has owner Ralph Wilson Jr’s ear when it comes to the team.

As time passes, it becomes more evident that this time is different. It’s looking like Ralph realized that he doesn’t have much longer, his team is going to miss the playoffs for the tenth straight season, and things won’t get better unless he starts spending money.

Time to open the checkbook, Mr. Wilson. Fix this and bring respectability back to our once-proud franchise.