Hello all 1,906 NYC Bills Fans!
Free agency started with a boom when the Bills cut Derrick Dockery and Robert Royal from the team, and many anticipated some big free agent signings. However typical of the Bills the last 10 years, they have disappointed us fans so far. They signed a backup QB, Ryan Fitzpatrick, that will not challenge Trent Edwards and will not win games for us if Edwards goes down. They then signed a backup center/guard, Geoff Hangartner, that will apparently be our new starting center. Finally last night they signed backup CB Drayton Florence who will likely compete for the 3rd CB spot on the team.
Owner Ralph Wilson said the Bills were not losing because of Dick Jauron, but losing because the team lacked talent. So we cut 2 starters (and didn’t re-sign 2 more) and in turn signed 3 backups. Is it just me or does that not add up? They did try to go after Laveranues Coles of the Jets, but the Bills were only used as a bargaining tool so he could sign a big contract with the Bengals today. The Bills are hosting some free agents this week and there are talks of some trades in the works for some starting caliber players, so there is still hope. The Bills 100% need to bring in a real #2 WR, a starting guard, and a linebacker through free agency, and can address a defensive end and pass catching TE in the draft with the first two picks. The team needs more talent, let’s hope they get their act together.
As always, visit www.BillsDaily.com for updates, and def check out these two AWESOME Blogs:
www.buffalorumblings.com (I stumbled upon this site just this week and has become a daily read)
http://espn.go.com/blog/afceast (Tim Graham of ESPN has great insider knowledge and even lived in Buffalo)
As you all know, Flight 3407 crashed outside of Buffalo killing 50 people and NYCBBB would like to send out its condolences to family and friends. If anybody has knowledge of a fund, please let us know and we will send out info to members.
As many of you know, the NY Mets not only have a brand new stadium, but the Buffalo Bisons have become their AAA farm team. An NYCBBB member works for the team and offered to set up a NYCBBB night at Citi Field. We’d have a section of tickets blocked off and could do upper deck for $20 a seat or field level for $40. The Buffalo Bisons may have a Buffalo Night so we may jump on that. Regardless, we will likely throw a pre and/or post party at one of the bars and make a day out of it. First step is determining interest, so if you think this is something you’d like to do please send me an email and let me know. If we get enough interest, we’ll organize it.
Buffalo Niagara Night in Albany
Don’t forget Buffalo Niagara Night in Albany is this Monday:
Hope everybody is doing well!
Go Bills, Go Sabres!!!
Matt “Talkin’ Proud and hope the Bills still care about winning” Kabel