Wednesday, August 5, 2009

32 Teams in 30-some Days

Well friends, turns out there's only 36 days until the NFL season by my count, which probably means there's like 45 or something. However, my complete idiocy with numbers notwithstanding, you know what 30-some days until the NFL season means... it's time for 32 Teams in 30-some Days

Alright, alright... settle down.

So with 36 days to go and 32 teams to write about, by my count that essentially means a team a day until the season starts - which I can assure you, will not happen. But I'll try to keep it competitive - maybe some days there won't be anything, but on other days there will be more than one. That's the plan anyway. So without further rambling...

32 Teams in 30-some Days: The Buffalo Bills

I've long been on the record as saying I think the Buffalo Bills are going to be a disaster this season. Hey look at that - I even used the same picture! Ain't I just so creative.

I am completely willing to admit that I have done absolutely no homework on the Buffalo Bills. All I know is they were 7-9 last year, they drafted a defensive end they didn't really need, and their running back will be suspended for the first 3 games of the season. I think that's it, although it seems like I'm forgetting something...

Oh that's right, the Bills signed the biggest locker room cancer of past decade.

I know that Terrell Owens will try to be on his best behaviour so that he can parlay a strong season into one last multi-year contract. Forgive me for being cynical but I don't believe that for a second. Let's see how well-behaved he is when the Bills are 1-5 heading into New York for week 6. Say the Bills fall behind early 17-0 and the New York crowd starts to get on Owens, this T.O. will be back faster than you can say 'attention whore':

Or maybe this T.O.:

It's just so hard to tell which of his personality disorders is going to rear it's ugly head.

After all that is it too late to say that I actually don't mind this Buffalo team? I know I've killed T.O. and the team for bringing him in, but I think Buffalo has some really good, young talent. Unfortunately, young talent is not going to keep Terrell Owens in line. You need a few strong veterans to keep T.O. focused.

Buffalo was 7-9 and I think they'll be right around there again this year. Marshawn Lynch misses the first three games, the Bills still have a young quarterback, and did I mention they have no offensive line.

If the Bills had a couple more pieces on the offensive line and a little more offensive polish, they might be competing for a playoff spot. But as they are now it'll be another disappointing season for the disappointing people of Buffalo.


Anonymous said...

A fairly tough division too, no gimme games really. I love the fan support in Buffalo, they really bleed for that team. I have a real soft spot for the smaller market teams. I suppose its my Saskatchewan roots. Having said all that. if the Bills are .500 it will likely be on the back of M. Lynch and have little to do with T.O.. Boy I hate that guy. He is everything that is wrong with sport.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for the new post, I was beginning to read the People magazine, that bastian of knowledge and info.....


trebor said...

Buffalo is going to be a rb by committee and though lynch is the best, jackson is explosive and rhodes can get the job done in those 3 games.

even without TO, i think they do a bit better, if for no other reason than playing miami and jets.