Playing GM – The Buffalo Bills

Posted: December 13, 2012 in Buffalo Bills

No playoffs this year for the Bills.  Surprised?  I am!  By accident they had to end the madness of being the longest non-playoff team.  Wrong again!

This time around they had players.  Injuries took a toll later on in the year but what did them in was a slow start and poor coaching.  They gave into a few blowouts but they also lost some very close games that were very close.

Key changes that should be made but won’t be.  The quarterback!  The coach!  And  one more season for the GM.

Fitzpatrick is a gamer but just doesn’t have the arm to play at the Ralph.  Even his coach knows this and game plans no long passes.  Can’t keep defenses honest without going long.

Gaily is depressing.  He tries not to screw up so much that he is screwing everything up!  A young offensive coordinator would be a perfect fit for this team.  Give him a 5 year contract so he can grow into the job.

Nix has done an incredible job finding talent off the waiver wires practise squads.  He had to, not too many free agents wanted to go to Buffalo without overpaying.  He hasn’t been great with the draft but he has been pretty good.  The draft isn’t enough for this team.  They need a top two pick which never seem bad enough to get.

Maybe by some miracle 2013 will be their year.  Maybe not.


A Case for Andy Reid

Posted: December 13, 2012 in Philadelphia Eagles

While the talk is that after the final game of the 2012 season, Philly’s coach Andy Reid will be fired. You have heard the talk to death. “He lost the locker room”, “he lost the players”, “he lost his desire to coach”. Bull! Crap!!

Andy Reid just needs a little time to heal after the lost of his son. While I won’t argue that he would be better off with a new team, his current one can be just what he needs next season.

I can’t imagine what it must be like to go to work and be reminder of a child that has past away. His son hung out at the stadium with his father. That has to be a tough gig for any body.

Andy has been a professional and does his job. He will go home for the summer and maybe even get a chance to heal with his family.

Next season he will be find. He will need a very good defensive coordinator though. The team has never been the same since Jimmy Johnson past away. They don’t rush the passer like that use to and they don’t create turn overs like they use to.

Give Andy a break, he has earned it. A winning coach doesn’t always wear championship rings. Besides, who is available that is so much better?