I feel like we are in a holding pattern of some sort until news of Dick Jauron’s future is disclosed. Already we’ve seen some coaches get the axe today, so maybe it’s not that far away. You could argue that some coaches better than him have been let go, including Eric Mangini. Say what you want about the guy, but at least he managed a winning record once or twice. Plus you can’t blame him for his quarterback leading the league in idiotic (and total) interceptions.
Looking back on the season it’s hard to properly describe what a letdown it was. A lot of us were wrong about this team, and I’ll be the first to admit I am in that category. Five weeks into the season there wasn’t much to hate about the Bills, and based on the odds the team had of making the postseason I still don’t think there was anything wrong with the excitement most people felt. I will never apologize for hoping this team can turn the corner, but there is a point in which that hope is pointless.
There is reason to hope for Trent Edwards, and plenty of reason to get excited about Marshawn Lynch and Fred Jackson. There are question marks on the defense once again, and a lot of worry about the durability of some players. Where there is no hope is the head coaching position, and having any hope that Dick Jauron can suddenly morph into a better football coach is absurd. We know what we are getting in him, and it’s simply not good enough.
I know I’m restating what I said yesterday, and honestly Kevin says it better over at Bfloblog. The conclusion we are all coming to is that something needs to change, and we can only hope the brain trust at One Bills Drive notices as well. Until then we can only watch the postseason and notice what these teams have that the Bills do not. The have-nots watching the haves once again.