Tuesday, October 12, 2010

It Has Officially Gone From Bad To Worse

Gregg Easterbrook, Buffalo native and author of ESPN's weekly "Tuesday Morning Quarterback" column, writes that the Buffalo Bills are the worst team in the NFL this season:

Buffalo doesn't have a quarterback in training, or anything else. There isn't a single player on the current Bills roster who would have started for any of the Bills' Super Bowl teams of the 1990s.

After posting decent defense in 2008 and 2009, Bills' management dismissed defensive coordinator Perry Fewell, who teaches the 4-3 Tampa Two, and brought in George Edwards, who teaches the trendy 3-4. Buffalo is now last in the league in scoring defense while the Giants, now run by Fewell, have the league's No. 1 defense. What a canny move by Buffalo management to show Fewell the door! Buffalo threw the 11th choice of the 2009 draft out the window on Aaron Maybin, who is so awful he doesn't even play special teams. Management won't admit the blunder because this would mean admitting Maybin's $15 million signing bonus also was thrown out the window. Owing to the declining health of owner Ralph Wilson, who turns 92 this week, the franchise has been leaderless at the top for years. "Befuddled Buddy" Nix -- his initial Big Decision was to do nothing in the offseason about the quarterback position, then panic and waive starter Trent Edwards once play began -- looks like yet another Bills' manager who has no idea what he's doing.

1 comment:

Inspector Frank Bumstead said...

I trace EVERYTHING back to losing Bill Polian. Wikipedia says it happened because he didn't get along with the team TREASURER?! FTS, Ralph, losing the team over a student council position. That's lamer that Nolan doing Hasek's wife on Muckler's kitchen table. Polian goes on to make the Panthers and Colts...sigh.

"On February 4, 1993, after the Bills had appeared in their 3rd straight Super Bowl, Polian was fired as general manager. Polian wasn't fired because he wasn't doing a good job, he was fired because he didn't get along with treasurer, Jeff Littmann, for reasons unknown to all except those close to owner Wilson, Littmann and Polian himself."