I’ve been a bit of a loser lately what with all the hate and bitterness and just downright depressing takes on sports recently. Such is my destiny. As a history major, you usually gloss over the salad days and roll up your sleeves when stuff goes wrong. Sometimes my training bleeds over into my sports perspective.
With as gloomy as the future of the Bills are, and as environmentally unfriendly a way as the Sabres came into their money, sports in the end is about the fun times and escaping from the daily junk.
I was actually kind pleased with the previous season of Bills football. The players were likable and the football was surprisingly exciting for a 4-12 team. They threw touchdown passes and everything that real teams do! I’m kinda down with that. If they’re terrible, what the heck, right? Like we can’t have fun anyways. So no more crap about Ralph Wilson or the future of the team now that training camp has started. Blinders on. Let’s go.
That being said, I don’t have high expectations in terms of wins. The defense by all accounts should still be terrible. The offense will be channeled through a quarterback that not many count as good. What does this leave us to look at then?
There are two things that are going to determine a lot with the Bills.
1) Ryan Fitzpatrick – Can he be a halfway decent football player? Is it practical to expect him to have a season like he did last year, where he came from nowhere to be serviceable.
2) Marcell Dareus – It sucks to make a rookie pick up a bunch of the defensive slack, but when you suck, you suck. Let’s see if the kid can stop the bleeding.
We will get into both of these fellers as camp continues.