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The Buffalo Bills have tried to fix/start over/rebuild themselves for well over a decade now.
After their loss to the run-up-the-score Seattle Seahawks yesterday they were mathematically eliminated from the playoffs for the 13th straight season.
Yeah, the thirteenth straight season. Also, coincidentally the longest streak in the NFL.
The main reason for this is the ownership and the misguided signings (or lack thereof) of the GM Buddy Nix.
It’s not that the signings he made where bad (they weren’t, well not all bad anyway), it’s that he didn’t go far enough. Mario Williams started slow, but has come on nicely after becoming more healthy.
DE Mark Anderson has been absent most of the year having only appeared in five games and managing only one sack and 12 total tackles. On paper though, I couldn’t hate on the signing because it made sense. Pairing him with Williams and DT’s Kyle Williams & Marcel Dareus seemed to fit. It, obviously, hasn’t worked out.
The Vince Young signing was a bust, but no harm no foul as it was only a 1 year, $2 million dollar deal.
Now the lack of filling in the holes is what hurt the Bills. Through free agency and the draft they had ample opportunities to fill at least a portion of their glaring deficiencies. Read the rest of this entry »