Monday, August 02, 2010

Super Bowl Buzz Kill: Buffalo Bills

Anybody can pick winners. We at The Hater Nation like to predict the losers. And last year, who could match our accuracy? The Hater Nation went 31 for 32 in picking teams that would not win the Super Bowl. If you read through the lines, too, you would have saw that we were secretly picking the Saints to take the whole thing.

So here is the 2010 Super Bowl Buzz Kill. A feature so awesome, those (expletives) at Deadspin have blatantly ripped it off. Turns out the schmucks at the Bleacher Report did, too. Always imitated, never duplicated.

Why your team won't win the Super Bowl: Buffalo Bills

Oh to be a fly on the wall in the Bills draft war room this year. You could just imagine Bills coach Chan Gailey and GM Buddy Nix really looking over their roster and having this exchange.

Buddy: Hey Chan, what do you think is the best position on the team?

Chan: No doubt, running back. Fred Jackson is nice. Marshawn Lynch can still play in this league, that is clearly the best position on this football team.

Buddy: You are dad gum right, Chan. Let's draft C.J. Spiller.

Come again, guys?

Get ready for a long season, Bills fan.

This is not really a pan of the Bills drafting of Spiller. He will be better than Jackson and Lynch. Spiller could be the most exciting rookie in the NFL this season. Spiller had 50 touchdowns in college, 21 of them of over 50 yards.

That is the kind of game changer the Bills have needed in quite some time.

But the Bills really only made their best position stronger while the rest of the team implodes around them. And that's the rub. You don't get ripped for taking a player like Spiller if you actually went out and improved your other positions. But the quarterback and the receivers on this team are just dreadful.

The offensive line is so hobbled, that Gailey is forcing his team to workout in knee braces.

Knee injuries took their toll on Buffalo's offensive linemen last season. Eric Wood, starting left tackle Demetrius Bell, starting right tackle Brad Butler and backup tackle Seth McKinney all finished the season on injured reserve after hurting their knees or legs.

Are those guys going to be able to hold up this season? That is one of the biggest questions.

Bottom line: Let's say that everything goes well for the Bills. Spiller becomes the rookie of the year. The offensive line can stay healthy. This is something to be excited about, right?

Well, until you remember that Trent Edwards is going to be the quarterback.

Oh well, there is always next year's draft. And probably another running back the Bills could take.


R.J. said...

The NFL Argos still wouldn't stand a chance if they merged with the CFL Argos. And Spiller is my pick to be the longest holdout amongst this year's rookie crop.

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