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Has anyone seen this team worse off than right now?


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#1 billsfan_34

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 04:19 PM

I dont mean this in a negative way. I am merely calling it as I see it. Has anyone else seen the Bills in more dire straits than right now? Ive been going to the stadium since the early 70's and suffered through some tough times like the rest of you. But I dont ever remember it being as bad as it is right now. From the Buddy nix phone call that was just pathetic from a GM. To a long term deal with a journeyman contract. At one point we had Russ Brandon as the GM not too mention we have only hit on a few draft picks in the last ten or so years. 13 years of no playoffs. People can flame away at me, franky I dont care my life will go on. As of right now, and I know its been discussed already, but we have 1 wide receiver, no tight end until some point in the season, just lost the top or close to the top guards in the NFL, Fred Jackson has wear and tear so we have no depth at RB. We have one QB on the roster that we gave a 7th round pick for then never dressed him the whole year. Oh, and this QB cant hit the broad side of a barn.  On defense we have no linebackers and wow, we signed a second stringer from Cinci. Maybe our D line is a strength but the jury is still out and Dareus hasnt played like a number 3 over all. He gets a pass for his brothers death. At safety we are weak and at CB too. I am bracing for 1-15 to 3-13 at very best. Yes my friends, its that bad. So get your popcorn ready for the comedy show.

Edited by billsfan_34, 13 March 2013 - 04:20 PM.


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Posted 13 March 2013 - 04:21 PM

Just calm down.  The internet magnifies everything; rest assured, the Bills of the mid-80s were much, much worse than the current team.

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 04:22 PM

2 years ago and 3 years ago. We are still better then those teams.

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 04:23 PM

How about the last 10 years!

#5 JM57

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 04:24 PM

right before they got Bledsoe?

#6 Kelly the Dog

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 04:29 PM

Numerous times over the years.

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 04:30 PM

In my lifetime. 1976-77 and 1984-85 were probably worse in the short term.  Players and coaches leaving, Attendance in the 20,000 range. Nobody wanted to ever come here and most guys couldn't wait to leave.  Never as prolonged as it has been now though. 2001-2013. That's a long, long, long time to be just flat out bad.

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 04:31 PM

If the internet existed during the '83-'85 seasons, there would have been suicides.

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 04:31 PM

Yeah I have.  I remember back when this team didn't have Manny Lawson

#10 frogger

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 04:34 PM

What have we lost?  A replaceable QB, aging SS who might not fit this system, a very good LG and some depth.  All replaceable.  
So yes!
I like Manny Lawson, get a SS, draft a QB, draft a LG and we are better than we were.

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 04:35 PM

Unless the coaching staff was truly responsible for the last three years, I can't imagine this team winning more than 4 games or so the way we are going. If it was the coaching staff, then PLAYOFFS BABY.

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 04:35 PM

I remember falling asleep at the stadium when Vince Ferragamo was the Bills QB in 1985. That Bill's team was pretty dreadful.

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 04:35 PM

when did you start being a fan, 2009?

hell yeah this team has been way waaay worse off many times. heck, if they get lucky with a qb and a couple key free agent signings i could see them as a very dark horse wildcard candidate, which is a hell of a lot better than it could be

of course they could also see the wheels completely come off and end up with four wins. but some seasons ive been hoping they could get up to four wins

#14 Dragonborn10

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 04:38 PM

Mid 80's...lest you forget Vince Ferragamo

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 04:39 PM

View Posteball, on 13 March 2013 - 04:31 PM, said:

If the internet existed during the '83-'85 seasons, there would have been suicides.

What is stopping them now?  Need some of the overboarders to go to stadium and set themselves on fire.
I will provide marshmallows.

#16 GOBILLS78

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 04:39 PM

View Posteball, on 13 March 2013 - 04:31 PM, said:

If the internet existed during the '83-'85 seasons, there would have been suicides.

I really, really should not have laughed at this.

#17 billsfan_34

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 04:40 PM

View Postfrogger, on 13 March 2013 - 04:34 PM, said:

What have we lost?  A replaceable QB, aging SS who might not fit this system, a very good LG and some depth.  All replaceable.  
So yes!
I like Manny Lawson, get a SS, draft a QB, draft a LG and we are better than we were.
I respect what your saying but cant agree because this regime couldnt draft a soup sandwich. We can all say get this and get that and all will be well however our talent evaluators have been pretty bad. So yes, we can put different players on the field at need positions, but will the make a difference. Trends dont lie my friend and right now we are in a 13 year one.

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 04:40 PM

This is nothing.  Go back to 1993.  Unwad the panties.

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 04:40 PM

View PostBillsWatch, on 13 March 2013 - 04:39 PM, said:

What is stopping them now?  Need some of the overboarders to go to stadium and set themselves on fire.
I will provide marshmallows.
I am all in!!!!!

#20 Kellyto83TD

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 04:42 PM

View PostGOBILLS78, on 13 March 2013 - 04:39 PM, said:

I really, really should not have laughed at this.

But its truth makes it impossible not to laugh.

I personally hope we have the #1 pick next year and use this one to just shore up several holes. Grab the top QB and then start the playoff runs.