I think that's exactly right. And it very well could be the reason beanie and Cecil succeed or fail, they want a certain kind of guy. I understand that. But they are willing to take a lesser talent for that kind of guy. Sacrificing meritocracy for merit badges. It could work. But I can't ever think of a team in any sport ever that did that and won. I hope it works. I have my doubts. But I do love some of the results so far.
I believe, however, in every sport in every season the team that wins has two or more star players. They got rid of one of our two. I'm not even sure Shady fits their model they just know they can't get rid of him like they can't get rid of Dareus.
A buddy and I were discussing this this morning in regards to the Browns. He was saying that even though they are 0-3, they're not playing too bad this year. I disagreed, saying that playing up or down to your opponents but still coming out with a loss is not a positive thing. The Bills have been through that type of team multiple times throughout the drought.
I do believe that a losing mentality really can set in on a team. The Browns and Bills have it. There are a lot of people here who were demanding a complete rebuild of the front office for just that reason. IMO, it's even more important in the roster.
I agree with what you said at the end, and at some point the Bills will need those star players, but those guys have been brought in before only to be totally consumed by the black hole that is the Buffalo Bills. The roster needs to be purged; the message changed; then the final pieces put into place.
Even though I like what I'm seeing so far, I still fully expect a rough couple of years while this transition happens. I hate the idea of losing for even one more year, but I'm really glad that the guys in charge seem to know it's a necessity. Anyone not fully on board has to go, one way or another.
All that said, I don't know if that has anything at all do with Williams, and as an outsider I'm on the same boat as the rest in being surprised and annoyed by the cut.