“Just when they think they’ve got the answers, I change the questions.”
Yes, the above words are from the late, great Rowdy Roddy Piper…but they could have come from Whaley, Ryan and the Pegulas.
I won’t even try to capture everything that happened this past off-season (“Boys and girls, once upon a time there was a really dull head coach…”). Suffice to say football has clearly emerged as a 12-month sport.
And I won’t even try to capture everything as it stands right now, either…because it’ll change before I even finish typing this. And you’ve probably been as caught up in all of it as I have.
Just imagine if an owner named Trump had been added to the mix!
It’s fair to say that this version of our Bills definitely has that fresh, new-team smell heading into the most-anticipated season since…Drew Bledsoe’s first season with the team?
New coaching staff.
New QBs in the 1 and 2 slots.
New lead running back (we’ll miss you, Fred. I still have a problem with this).
New multi-purpose tight end we took from a rival.
And the first full season under the new ownership.
All with the same bad-ass defense.
And all on the heels of a 9-7 season instead of the usual 6-10 or 7-9 seasons.
I’m always excited for a new season, but I haven’t been this excited about the Bills for a while. I’ve gone through too many wars to expect smooth sailing: it might take a while to gel, especially with a new QB. Maybe the team won’t come flying out of the gates in three very tough games to open the year. And maybe all three QBs will see action.
But, you’ve got to believe this ship is finally headed in a good direction. If it doesn’t work out right away, it won’t be for lack of trying. We can actually envision a roadmap – a plan – for the first time in a long time.
Hang on and have fun. It’ll be fandemonium (RIP, Van). Can’t wait to get it started!