by Mario Granata
Doug Whaley says that the Bills are "close", but he doesn't even know what that means. I have been trying to come up with some way to accurately describe my travels through the Hashtag Vault. I initially couldn't find the words, but then it hit me: Blow this sh*t up already. The Buffalo Bills, for the past 17 years have been treating the symptoms and not the disease, which is the reason for their streak. It is finally time for some changes.
I was just going to comment on how the situation could be worse for the Bills by comparing them to the Bengals, a team that has consistently been to the playoffs; the last time that they WON a playoff game, Bo Jackson was still in uniform. So I thought to myself, would I want a team that goes to the playoffs as a place holder and gives me false hope? Would I rather stick with what the Bills have put me through?
You are probably asking yourself, what am I getting at here. Its simple, blow up the whole front office and start over. Over the past 17 seasons, the Buffalo Bills are a combined 20-87 against teams that made the playoffs in both the AFC and NFC. That is an astounding .186 winning percentage against the best of the best. Now, I know its not fair to blame that all on Whaley but since 2010 the Bills are 8-35 against playoff bound teams for a, you guessed it, .186 winning percentage. Eight wins. So I ask, what are the Bills close to, Doug? Close to being the first team that grabs their golf clubs for the off-season? Close to getting a higher draft pick?
The Bills have missed the playoffs because they refuse to do what other teams have - REALLY start over. Hiring a new coach every two to three years, cycle players because of the different philosophies of the team, and then say that they are committed to building a winner is not starting over.
This year the Buffalo Bills will recieve no compensatory draft picks for players lost to free agency. Next year, if they lose Gilmore, Woods, And Goodwin to free agency, they might get back as many as 3. The time has come when you need as ask if this roster can take another shot at plugging the holes.
Unless there is real change with the Buffalo Bills, the Buffalo Bills will not change, and the streak will continue.