Fix the Franchise: Buffalo Bills edition
I hate to have to bag on the teams I rooted for in my youth, or on owners who happen to be members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but the simple fact here is the Buffalo Bills are a total mess. Owner Ralph Wilson is to blame for that mess, and as much as it sucks to say it is that time for him to give control of this team to someone else. Wilson is from my hometown, he once owned my Detroit Lions, and since my Uncle lived in Buffalo during the Jim Kelley years I was a big fan, but the facts remain the same. This team will not recover until there are some new generation football guys in charge of it.
Chan Gailey isn’t going to cut it, just like Dick Jauron couldn’t cut it or any other retread this team has installed as Head Coach since Marv Levy retired. In fact the Bills haven’t been good since Wade Phillips left town, and if we are saying that things are very bad. They are in a small market, play in an outdated stadium, and not even the Terrell Owens show could breathe some life into this franchise.
It is really sad, but this team needs a new owner, it probably needs to be relocated to Toronto, Canada or California, and its entire roster needs an update. I don’t know what else to say this isn’t one of those easy fixes. Short term finding someone to be the face of the franchise would be nice, and it would be better if that person were a QB. They need to find the next Kelley, the next guy who can captivate their fan base. Failing that maybe we should sit back, and wait for the moving trucks to show up.