When Buffalo Bills General Manager Buddy Nix was hired to rebuild the Buffalo Bills in 2010, he made a statement that Bills fans would need to exhibit some patience, because the rebuilding effort would take about three years to complete.
The goal of Nix and his hand-picked head coach Chan Gailey was fairly straight forward. The mantra was to do whatever was in the best interests of the Buffalo Bills to insure long term success. Recognizing that Rome wasn't built in a day, the "three year patience test" may be tough for Bills fans to take, since it has been eleven years and counting since we have seen a playoff appearance.
The AFC East undoubtedly boasts two of the top teams in the NFL in the New York Jets and the New England Patriots, so for the Bills to have any real crack at becoming a playoff caliber team, they will have to raise the level of their talent base to match that of their AFC East rivals.
It is one thing to bring in better talent, it is another to change the culture of the organization from that of a last place team to that of a winning organization. Chan Gailey has his hands full in that regard but he will be determined to do whatever he has to in order to make the team think they can win whenever they take the field.