The draft is almost 20 days away, fans are getting anxious, and questions for the Buffalo Bills are still in the air.
Who will be playing QB? Who will step up and be a big threat WR? Who will be the dominating NT? Rumors about Donovan McNabb and Tim Tebow's visit are flying around like a piece of legislature from President Obama, and Bills fans are still upset. Why?
Yes, we haven't seen the playoffs in a decade, and I believe 2004 was the last time we had an above .500 season. We all got what we wanted, a new coach. While it's not Bill Cohwer, or either of the Schottenhiemers, we are now the "Dickless" Bills.
It's a fresh start for everybody. Chan Gailey has an offensive mindset, and it's safe to say we won't be drafting DB's left and right in a few weeks. So are the Bills really as bad as advertised? That can't be judged until September, but really look at the Bills when they are healthy.
Our run defense was awful last year. However, look at the injuries. If we stay healthy and the transition to a 3-4 works, our defense stacks up like this.
Defensive Line: Marcus Stroud, Kyle Williams, Dwan Edwards, Aaron Schobel (Retirement Pending, possible rotational LB), Draft prospect*.
Linebackers: Paul Posluzny, Kawika Mitchell, Andra Davis, and Aaron Maybin.
Defensive Backs: Terrance McGee, Leodis McKelvin, Drayton Florence, Jairus Byrd, Donte Whitner, George Wilson, and Bryan Scott.
Looks pretty solid when healthy. With the number of overwhelming injuries the past few years that also leads to the reserves having more experience.
Our offense still has questions like the SAT. Where do you start? Come draft day you have to take the stud of all studs to play left tackle. Or take a shot at Jared Gaither from Baltimore and give up a second round pick as compensation.
The signing of Chad Jackson should help the WR depth, if Gailey can unleash his abilities. Running back could be an issue as we only have two, and due to the fact Marshawn Lynch is too busy running the streets of Compton to show up at One Bills Drive. A mid to late round pick on a running back has become more valuable over the past years.
When it comes to quarterback everybody has there own opinion: let's take Jimmy Clausen; take Tebow; trade for McNabb. Why? What would you do if you went to your job, and every year the computers changed or the job tasks changed. You probably wouldn't be that good either.
Trent Edwards has been in the league four years. Guess how many OC's he has had—four. He hasn't had a system to get acclimated to in order to be successful. When No. 5 is good, he's good, but when he is not you just want to put your head down and try to forget the hit Adrian Wilson put on him. He hasn't been the same since. The position still needs to be addressed in the draft at some point. My personal opinion not before the third round.
While we all have our opinions and dreams of players coming to Buffalo, remember, there is a reason the coaches and front office guys are where they are. Give them a chance, it's a fresh start and a new year for the Buffalo Bills. There is always that one team that shocks the world every year. It starts now!