Just when you thought the season couldn’t get any weirder, this game happens.
Now I’m not going to be satisfied with a loss, I don’t have it in me to get excited about another sloppy, poorly played football game. You can blame injuries if you’d like, but the Fewel growing pains were evident at the end of the first half and his defense didn’t have it when it really mattered.
There were good signs, but nothing is going to save this season. The team played with a lot more fire than I’ve seen in some time, and there’s something to be said about that. The defense did a nice job keeping Maurice Jones-Drew bottled up for most of the day, and David Garrard being a mediocre quarterback sure did help the cause. I suppose it’s hard to blame the defense for giving up 18 points, but the Fourth Quarter Bills as a whole were alive and kicking yesterday.
Offensively, there’s not much to hope for. The Wood injury was absolutely awful, and I don’t have the stomach to post it here. If you’re curious you can find it here, but don’t say I didn’t warn you. It’s a huge loss on an already terrible offensive line, and yet another setback for a team desperate to develop young talent.
Also, to term this a “quarterback controversy” is an assault on the English language. This is a meager struggle between two mediocre position players that happen to touch the ball on almost every offensive snap. It doesn’t sound much better, but what can you do. Fitzpatrick isn’t the answer, and neither is Trent or Brian Brohm. I could not possibly care less who starts at this point, just let me know by Wednesday so I can figure out who to yell at on Sunday.
This has been really rambling and I apologize for that, but much like the season my thoughts are simply a running list of failure, injuries, and confusing results. I can’t tell if the Bills deserved to win or lose this game, and so I’m having a hard time getting upset about the loss.
Maybe it will make more sense next week, but I doubt it.