Why the Buffalo Bills Will Have the First Pick in the 2011 NFL Draft
The Buffalo bills are now the worst team in football. They are the only team I saw this year that did not address needs with big name players or obvious talent. They picked C.J Spiller in the first round. This alone illustrates how out of touch the Bills Shady Oaks Retirement Village Coaching staff is with the current NFL.
Every team that made the playoffs last year had an established or blossoming Quarterback. This is a quarterback powered league. Spiller has talent no doubt, and was the best running back available. But running back is a position the Bills were already above average in. Fred Jackson and Marshawn Lynch did more with less and less as last season went on. I have no doubt that spiller would have been available at 41 in the second round.
They continue to take small school players. That in itself shows a lack of understanding. The NFL is a business. Wall street likes to see people with Harvard and Stanford degrees for a reason. Not that small school players don't succeed, but the atmosphere at USC versus Cal is different than the atmosphere during a Troy/Florida International match up. Big school players are more suited to NFL crowds and stadiums and levels of competition.
They made no moves during free agency that inspired any confidence.Signing Cornell Green who has played for five teams in five years shows that they won't open the wallet to entice big talent players. Dwan Edwards has one sack after playing for five years with the Ravens who are quarterback eaters. Ralph Wilson refuses to believe money buys talent in the NFL. Peyton Manning is not cheap to keep, but they contend every year for an AFC Championship.
Finally they passed on Tim Tebow. I am a huge Tebow supporter. I honestly believe he will be one of the best players ever in the NFL. Outside of how sparkling his personality is, his work ethic and approach the game were a perfect fit for Buffalo. A town that is labeled as blue collar loves a guy who does what he says and means what he does. If they had drafted Tebow and sat him for 3 years to learn the game, I would have suffered through 1 and 16 seasons knowing that at some point he would take the field as their starting quarterback. The Buffalo Bills have yet again set themselves back, and will pick No.1 next year.
If I was Ralph Wilson I would trade all of my draft picks for 2011,2012 and 2013 to get Tim Tebow.
Maybe the Bills should have "panicked" this year.
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