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Buddy Nix expects the Bills to “take a big step” toward the playoffs

Buddy Nix AP

When the Lions made this postseason, it left the Bills alone as the NFL team with the longest playoff drought. The last time Buffalo was in the playoffs was after the 1999 season, when Wade Phillips benched Doug Flutie for Rob Johnson, and the Bills lost on the Music City Miracle.

But can 2012 be the season the Bills finally end their playoff drought? That’s what G.M. Buddy Nix was asked during his press conference on Monday, and he said that’s what he expects to see.

My expectations are that we’ll take a big step,” Nix said. “If we get these guys back who are injured, and we add to this mix, we should take a big step next year.”

This year the Bills looked in September like they were ready to take a big step, but it didn’t end up that way: After starting the season 5-2, the Bills lost eight of their last nine games. Nix said he sees the areas of the team that need to be corrected.

“I’m disappointed that we didn’t take more strides,” he said. “I think there are reasons for that and I think a lot of it is personnel.”

So Nix has this offseason to acquire the personnel necessary for the Bills to do what they haven’t done in more than a decade, and make the playoffs.

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  1. jkearse2005 says: Jan 10, 2012 8:01 AM

    Been a lifetime Bills fan and this is the same story the fans have heard for the last decade, anything to get the hype up for ticket sales then they flop, the life of a Buffalo sports fan…

  2. joemontanawasthegreatest says: Jan 10, 2012 8:07 AM

    Try beating the Dolphins first…

  3. gmen1987 says: Jan 10, 2012 8:09 AM

    Buffalo will be making the next big step…out of town after 2012.

    Other than that, they have a flash in the pan QB that they paid big money for, a prima donna WR whose contract is up, so-so talent in most other areas except for RB. They play in a division with the improving Dolphins, talented Jets, and the perpetually contending Patriots.

    Another 7-9 year (if they are lucky) for the Bills in 2012-13.

  4. jpaq68 says: Jan 10, 2012 8:11 AM

    What are they putting in those wings in Buffalo?

  5. edukator4 says: Jan 10, 2012 8:12 AM

    balt, new eng, houston, afc west champ, pitt, jets, cincy, miami, indy (with manning), tenn.

    all of those teams are better than the bills, and will be better than them next year. I know things change year to year, but the constant with all of these teams is either a superstar qb or a better defense. untill the bills clean up their defense they will be unable to win 9- 10 games.

  6. dd2189 says: Jan 10, 2012 8:14 AM

    Bills will never win their division bc jets are in it look at the jets whooping ass in the play offs.. O wait

  7. pakasprz says: Jan 10, 2012 8:15 AM

    He also said they have to stay healthy to do that.

  8. redrew says: Jan 10, 2012 8:16 AM

    What does Buddy Hackett think?

  9. skoobyfl says: Jan 10, 2012 8:17 AM

    The Bills refuse to pay our their players, any good free agents & have plans to build through the draft even though they haven’t had a good draft in 10 years.

    I’d plan on the seasonal toilet flushings to continue until new ownership is there.

    Skooby is alive, Scrappy is Skooby with a shoutout to TBD / BZ / The Range.

  10. salmen76 says: Jan 10, 2012 8:18 AM

    Ha Ha. This is funny. I’m so blessed to be a Saints fan. I know what its like to be a fan of an aweful football team. It took 45 years to find a coach and General Manager that could win a Super Bowl and be competitivly relevant year in and year out. If i were a Bills fan i’d be screaming “Torch The Barn And Kill The Rats”. Thas just a figure of speach for starting over. Fitzpatric is a “back-up level” QB at best. And now thanks to the goofy Bills front office he’s a RICH back-up QB! Ha Ha. Too funny. Geaux Saints!

  11. wawa33 says: Jan 10, 2012 8:22 AM

    That’s because Buddy Nix, like Jerry Seinfeld’s Nana, thinks its 1957.

  12. jimmysimpson55 says: Jan 10, 2012 8:23 AM

    Dang, those Bills really got me interested the first 6 games. Not so much now.

  13. dspyank2k11 says: Jan 10, 2012 8:28 AM

    The Bills just cant shy away from talent because of cost. They will have to over pay for quality free agents and I just dont think that they know this yet.

    So over pay for a few key guys. Tackle, Corner, OLB.. actually put a winning team together and free agents will want to play for you. You have to show players that you are going to keep them as well (STEVIE AND FRED).

    Other than that they are just doing the league minimum.

    C’mon Bills show your fans that you care.

  14. alewatcher says: Jan 10, 2012 8:36 AM

    The Bills need more depth in their lineup. When all the starters were healthy, they were playing good football and winning games. Once the starters went down, the wheels fell off the wagon.

  15. Stiller43 says: Jan 10, 2012 8:41 AM

    More like the music city forward lateral…

  16. gmen1987 says: Jan 10, 2012 8:44 AM

    Yo Bills fans,

    If you want to keep the team, show up for games next year and don’t have those blackouts if you want to keep the team. Don’t expect me or other hard working taxpayers of New York state keeping feed the Bills with the public tit. They get enough welfare as is. It’s your turn to support that team or else I know of other cities who will gladly take them.

  17. andrewfbrowne says: Jan 10, 2012 8:48 AM

    I think what you saw from Buffalo this year was they have the starters to compete with anyone in the league, 5-2 start, but they do not have the depth to compete with anyone, 1-8 finish. When he says it is a personnel issue he is right. Fitzpatrick was throwing to four guys who were not on roster out of TC at end of year. That will not cut it.

    Best personnel decision so far, was getting rid of George Edwards at DC and promoting Wannstedt. Defense should be better and if offense continues upward trend, it is possible for the Bills to make it, if they can stay healthy and do better than 1-5 in their division.

  18. jamiebuf12 says: Jan 10, 2012 8:49 AM

    i dont see why not.the bills have a good core.they gave up the fewsest sacks in the nfl this season.they know the defense needs help.if the bills sign their own and draft a defensive end and add another wide receiver ,they can absolutely challenge for the playoffs or even the division.the bills have a pretty good secondary as well.they beat the patriots this year and had a big lead on them untill gailey benced stevie and lost the tight end chandler for the rest of the game……………..go bills in 2012:-)

  19. bills56shout says: Jan 10, 2012 8:49 AM

    This is coming from the only GM that publicly admits to being asleep when the clock reaches midnight on the first day of free agency. Tough to bring in personnel when you’re the last person to show interest.

  20. FinFan68 says: Jan 10, 2012 9:10 AM

    The way things are going in NY, they will be better than the jets next year.

  21. buffalodave10 says: Jan 10, 2012 9:19 AM

    Nix needs Wilson to open his wallet in order to get this team compete. Hopefully they can re-sign Stevie, but not at what he’s asking, the guy is barely hitting the 1000 yard mark, has some discpline issuses, and has the drop problems, just make his contract heavily incentive based.

    Nix also needs to stop wasting time signing all his S.D. draft busts, that didn’t pan out last season.

    Nix also needs to pay attention to the NCAA Basketball season, for some 6’10” WR’s since Fitz likes to think that’s what he’s throwing to, all the time.

  22. 6ball says: Jan 10, 2012 9:25 AM

    .

    Buffalo Bills draft philosophy : if you’re over 5’10” or weigh more than 200 lbs, then you’re off their draft board.

    Why not head down to the racetrack, Buddy Nix? You could work out some jockeys .

    ..

  23. kwgator says: Jan 10, 2012 9:34 AM

    Is Buddy Nix the dude from The Beverly Hillbillies?

  24. tb12eatitbitches says: Jan 10, 2012 9:37 AM

    Yea 8-8

  25. george1859 says: Jan 10, 2012 9:55 AM

    I think all of Bills Nation know’s the truth, and that’s nothing, NOTHING will ever change until a certain someone is out of the picture, and the team is sold to an owner who isn’t interested in the bottom line..
    Ralph think’s it’s a business. It isn’t..
    It’s a 32 exclusive rich mans clubhouse in which to enjoy the fruits of their worth and stature. Buffalo isn’t part of that club.

    Wind, wind, wind.. Thanks Buddy, you know “we know” how it is..

  26. realnflmaster says: Jan 10, 2012 10:03 AM

    lol a Bills fan talking trash about the Jets? Do you realize how idiotic you look? You realize we ended your season this year right, in your own house when we came in and kicked you right in the face.

    But hey, keep thinking you’re important. Empty seats and a team that will soon be in Toronto.

    Have fun with that, and the unemployment.

  27. EJ says: Jan 10, 2012 10:12 AM

    Nix is right, with a few more players through the draft and a few re-signs, Buffalo will be a major contender. They are a pass-rusher, #2 wideout and a switch back to the 4-3 away from the playoffs. They will either take a pass rushing specialist through FA or the first round 10th pick. The wideout will come from their first or second pick in the draft. D.W. is taking over the D, so expect to see more of the 4-3.

    Ralph Wilson deserves to see his team relevant again before its too late!
    Go Bills!!!!

  28. 8man says: Jan 10, 2012 10:14 AM

    They’ve never really recovered from the end of bittersweet Jim Kelly era.

    Losing four Super Bowls in a row! Hard to believe that was 18 years ago. What kind of toll does that take on a franchise and a fan base.

    And then dot that with several 7-9 years, where you don’t make the playoffs but also don’t get a coveted high first round pick and it just extends the mediocrity.

    The Dolphins, likewise, have struggled since Marino retired and I expect the same for the Patriots once Brady departs. It really is so important to have that franchise guy at QB.

  29. gmen1987 says: Jan 10, 2012 10:33 AM

    george1859 says:
    Jan 10, 2012 9:55 AM
    I think all of Bills Nation know’s the truth, and that’s nothing, NOTHING will ever change until a certain someone is out of the picture, and the team is sold to an owner who isn’t interested in the bottom line..
    Ralph think’s it’s a business. It isn’t..
    It’s a 32 exclusive rich mans clubhouse in which to enjoy the fruits of their worth and stature. Buffalo isn’t part of that club.

    Wind, wind, wind.. Thanks Buddy, you know “we know” how it is..

    ================================
    Every NFL team is a business, Goobs. The Bills need to do what many other Buffalo area businesses have done, leave. Can’t rely on your Goober fanbase to sustain your franchise.

  30. no1billsfan says: Jan 10, 2012 10:38 AM

    Life-long Bills fan here; and I do not expect the Bills to be relevant until a change of ownership takes place. We get the same pep talk about next year’s plan ever single season. We can only attract mediocre management, coaching & FA’s & we let go of the (few) good players we develop after their initial contracts expire. RWjr pimps-out home games to another stadium all in the name of $. Russ Brandon as CEO??? He’s a marketing guy who knows *nothing* about football. The entire operation is a disgusting slap in the face to the many of us passionate fans.

  31. dougydougdoug says: Jan 10, 2012 10:57 AM

    Actually, I’d say the Bills’ fans have greater reason to throw dirt on the faces of the Jets fans. The Jets have always, and always will be the second New York team. Same dynamic as the Mets relationship with the Yankees.

    While technically in the state of NY, at least the Bills represent a truly unique fan-base, in the upstate area, and I give them credit for their loyalty over the years.

    It would be one thing if the Jets had won a few Superbowls in the past decade, or two, or three. But I believe they only have the one, back before the game really even had the meaning it does now. Since then, their nickname is quite apropos. The Yets.

    I’d agree with the sentiment that the Bills are on their way up in the division, and the Yets are on their way (in quite a hilarious fashion) down.

  32. buffalose says: Jan 10, 2012 10:57 AM

    realnflmaster. Im gunna guess that finfab68 is NOT a bills fan. Might be a long shot but….
    The idea that the Bills are cheap is a thing from the past. People need to realize that did change a few years ago. they HAVE to over pay for players like TO and Merriman. But when they do they get torn up for overpaying. In the next sentence its ” when will the realize they need to overpay to get guys to Buffalo?” They were in a bidding war for Tyson Clabo last off season against ATL. They must have been throwing alot of money at him to make think about Buffalo even in the slightest.
    Yea the lost Jason Peters, Mcgahee to free agency but both of them wanted out so $ wasnt the issue. you dont resign guys who want out. Jabari greer left for more money but at the time the Bills has secondary depth and were ok without him.
    Every year they try to sign big names, and big names make the right choice and go to where they can win. But that desnt mean the Bills are not trying to get these guys. Who else did they lose oout on because they didnt want to pay for them? Whitner? nope, Paul Pozlusny? nope. Maybe London Feltcher. But he was old then, still playing fine.

  33. joetoronto says: Jan 10, 2012 11:22 AM

    “The last time Buffalo was in the playoffs was after the 1999 season, when Wade Phillips benched Doug Flutie for Rob Johnson, and the Bills lost on the Music City Miracle.”

    That was back when Wade Phillips said “We don’t have punt returners, we have punt catchers.”

    All the while refusing to wear a headset.

    Ah, the good ole days.

  34. rabidbillsfan says: Jan 10, 2012 11:48 AM

    I totally agree buffalose. Here’s the deal, in the last 2 drafts under Nix and Gailey have been Above-Average at worst. We have 4 starters out of this years draft class, 2 solid back ups, and 2 Role-players with upside. Last years is still a work in progress but Spiller is living up to his position and Carrington, Moats and Batten are all solid rotational players. Our interior O-Line was, before injuries, top-5 in the league if not #1. We can really make strides this year. Now that we know we are going to play 4-3, we can draft for it, and not for 3-4, sometimes 4-3. For defense this year is all we really need is Pass-Rusher. Kelsay is solid at one end, and adding an animal to the otherside would be huge. Tackle, Corner, and a #2 WO should all be priorities as well. Desean Jackson should be a target in FA.

  35. fittytuckin says: Jan 10, 2012 11:49 AM

    Not as long as it is a NFL franchise. Maybe CFL or UFL.

  36. danimal1027 says: Jan 10, 2012 1:15 PM

    Gmen1987:

    How much NJ taxpayers dollars went to support the $1.6 billion stadium for two “new York” franchises?

    Audacity sickens

  37. gmen1987 says: Jan 10, 2012 1:45 PM

    Lots of NFL and NHL players simply don’t want to play in Buffalo. Willis McGahee was correct in his analysis of the area. Hard to attract prime free agents to a dump like Buffalo and western NY.

  38. hardheadcountryboy says: Jan 10, 2012 1:49 PM

    I still say they should give Polian a call….realistically not happening tho as long as Lippmann is still there… so the solution: Fire Lippmann!!!!!

  39. rcmylott says: Jan 10, 2012 2:00 PM

    gmen1987 that had to be the dumbest thing I’ve read in a long time. Its been a well known fact that Buffalo has one of the best fan bases in sports. Its easy to sell out a stadium when the city includes 8 million people as opposed to 600,000. If you wanna pay taxes for a football team maybe you should move the team to New York and foot your own bill, and not leave it on NJ taxpayers

  40. danimal1027 says: Jan 10, 2012 2:27 PM

    So is the area the giants play in. In fact most of east jersey is a dump. And so is NYC and Troy and Hudson Amd orange county. In fact if you don’t live in the adirondacks all of new York is a dump so im sure where you live is too. Buffalo may not be an attractive city but it has solid people. The city itself is hit hard bye poor economics and and ever increasing “dependency on modern technology”. NYC is just as nasty with it’s garbage and homeless and fat cats stickin up there noses yuppy cocaine addicted scum elitist hissidics. East jersey where the giants play is filled with well people who wish they lived in NYC. Bc driving through western Ny is so bad who wants to see beautiful mts. And quaint village towns anyway.

  41. gmen1987 says: Jan 10, 2012 3:16 PM

    danimal1027 says:
    Jan 10, 2012 2:27 PM
    So is the area the giants play in. In fact most of east jersey is a dump. And so is NYC and Troy and Hudson Amd orange county. In fact if you don’t live in the adirondacks all of new York is a dump so im sure where you live is too. Buffalo may not be an attractive city but it has solid people. The city itself is hit hard bye poor economics and and ever increasing “dependency on modern technology”. NYC is just as nasty with it’s garbage and homeless and fat cats stickin up there noses yuppy cocaine addicted scum elitist hissidics. East jersey where the giants play is filled with well people who wish they lived in NYC. Bc driving through western Ny is so bad who wants to see beautiful mts. And quaint village towns anyway.

    ==================================
    Goobs,

    Solid people, Buffalo has one of the highest crime rates in the nation and is much higher than New York City.

    Where are the mountains around Buffalo that you speak of Goobs? Buffalo is in a flat area. Buffalo has tons of abandoned buildings left behind by people that wanted to escape that hell hole and make better lives for themselves. Get off the crackpipe, Goobs.

    Buffalo does deserve a franchise, a CFL franchise. Give the Bills to a city that can and wants to support a NFL team.

  42. danimal1027 says: Jan 10, 2012 3:46 PM

    You said buffalo and western Ny is a dump. You’ve obviously never been through western new York. And there r plenty of good Ppl in buffalo Amd the area as a whole the area around giants stadium is a whole and you sir r a tool. Or a goob. Try getting out and seeing something before you speak or at least look at a topographic map douchelips.

  43. danimal1027 says: Jan 10, 2012 3:55 PM

    I know the giants r hot right now but you had absolutely nothin to do w it. It’s mostly bc of perry Fewell and three large black lineman so stop talking like you know anything about the ppl Of western Ny bc you read newsweek. There should be government issued muzzles for ppl like you bc it’s ppl like you that are the reason Garth Brooks was a number one artist and that gwb got a second term

  44. Sambone says: Jan 10, 2012 4:08 PM

    gmen1987, there is a reason I am glad I don’t live in the NYC area anymore, and it is because of punks like you. Clueless, spatting off garbage and probably taking everything that Mike Fatsecessa on WFAN as gospel.

  45. ballsohardu says: Jan 10, 2012 5:31 PM

    As long as they re-sign johnson and have a good draft. It could happen..

    Stevie johnson???

  46. gmen1987 says: Jan 10, 2012 8:53 PM

    danimal1027 says: Jan 10, 2012 3:46 PM

    You said buffalo and western Ny is a dump. You’ve obviously never been through western new York. And there r plenty of good Ppl in buffalo Amd the area as a whole the area around giants stadium is a whole and you sir r a tool. Or a goob. Try getting out and seeing something before you speak or at least look at a topographic map douchelips.

    ————————————————-
    What is the name of the pristine mountain range in Buffalo, Goobs? I’m waiting.

  47. catquick says: Jan 11, 2012 12:10 AM

    Gmen 1987…its about 45 miles south of Buffalo, and called the Adirondacks. The foothills are about 18 miles south and called the Boston hills. People flock from Toronto, Cleveland, Pittsburgh and other locales to ski here as there are many resorts for that. I’d love to know what McGahee is doing in Denver that he couldn’t in Bflo.

  48. catquick says: Jan 11, 2012 12:24 AM

    Correction: that’s the Appalachians, not the Adirondacks.

  49. gmen1987 says: Jan 11, 2012 8:19 AM

    catquick says:
    Jan 11, 2012 12:10 AM
    Gmen 1987…its about 45 miles south of Buffalo, and called the Adirondacks. The foothills are about 18 miles south and called the Boston hills. People flock from Toronto, Cleveland, Pittsburgh and other locales to ski here as there are many resorts for that. I’d love to know what McGahee is doing in Denver that he couldn’t in Bflo.

    ==================================
    Goobs,

    The Adirondacks are no where near Buffalo. Put down the crackpipe and get your GED. Doesn’t matter what hills are south of Buffalo, Buffalo is still flat.

    McGahee wanted out of Buffalo and he was right about the women in Buffalo.

  50. dan7800 says: Jan 11, 2012 9:09 AM

    Fixed

    The way things are going in NJ, they will be better than the jets next year.

    ***********************

    The way things are going in NY, they will be better than the jets next year.

  51. str82dvd says: Jan 11, 2012 9:28 AM

    Stop crying… we had a really fun run in the beginning of the year that none of us were expecting. I got to see the Bills stick it to the Pats, in the flesh, after years over living over there in Bahstan. Wouldn’t trade that for anything.

    Yes, we have a lack of depth, as rebuilding teams typically do. Buddy’s doing a good job. A good draft this year, perhaps a trade and a FA pickup or two, and we could be in serious business.

  52. catquick says: Jan 11, 2012 9:55 PM

    I guess Gmen the genius couldn’t read the correction to the Appalachians. He wants ME to get my GED? I’m probably old enough to be his daddy(although way to smart), and I’ve no doubt lost more brain cells in the last 5+ decades than he started out with. BTW, crack is a NY thing. Maybe look at a map ignorami and see all those beautiful mountains less than an hour south of Bflo. Maybe google Holiday Valley. One last note, when I was a kid I grew up near UB in the city, and we used to go up there to laugh at all the ugly NY chicks who wore overall jeans and cokebottle glasses, acne scarred skin. It was a running joke in the neighborhood. Funny none of the other Bills have a problem with the area. Many move back here after their careers are over, as do the hockey players. Psst….this is where Yankee great Joe McCarthy lived after he retired from the Yanks as a HOF manager. Scotty Bowman too. Harry Neal of hockey night in Canada too. Not to mention half all the NY’ers who graduated from UB. Still Bermans favorite place, but McGahee trumps them all, right? Time for Wapner, Gmen.

  53. catquick says: Jan 11, 2012 10:00 PM

    I forgot Gmen….McGahee probably got dumped and heartbroken by a local who figured out he’s dumb as a box of rocks. That, or the local hookers trick rolled him too many times.

  54. gmen1987 says: Jan 12, 2012 8:31 AM

    catquick says:
    Jan 11, 2012 9:55 PM
    I guess Gmen the genius couldn’t read the correction to the Appalachians. He wants ME to get my GED? I’m probably old enough to be his daddy(although way to smart), and I’ve no doubt lost more brain cells in the last 5+ decades than he started out with. BTW, crack is a NY thing. Maybe look at a map ignorami and see all those beautiful mountains less than an hour south of Bflo. Maybe google Holiday Valley. One last note, when I was a kid I grew up near UB in the city, and we used to go up there to laugh at all the ugly NY chicks who wore overall jeans and cokebottle glasses, acne scarred skin. It was a running joke in the neighborhood. Funny none of the other Bills have a problem with the area. Many move back here after their careers are over, as do the hockey players. Psst….this is where Yankee great Joe McCarthy lived after he retired from the Yanks as a HOF manager. Scotty Bowman too. Harry Neal of hockey night in Canada too. Not to mention half all the NY’ers who graduated from UB. Still Bermans favorite place, but McGahee trumps them all, right? Time for Wapner, Gmen.

    =================================
    Goobs, you can’t see any mountains from that dump you call Buffalo unless you consider some of those snowdrifts, mountains. Otherwise almost everything is flat.

    It’s not just athletes that want to leave that dump that is Buffalo and western NY, it’s also the general population as well. The population of western NY has decreased for 4 decades in a row. Who could blame those people.

    Goobs, the crime rate of Buffalo is also 270% higher than in New York. Keep up your delusional ramblings. All that matters is that the Bills still suck after years of suckage.

  55. stanmark says: Jan 13, 2012 8:31 AM

    haha look at gmen, still cant keep up with everyone calling him out. so he still picks up whichever points he thinks he can win. (ie mountains)
    who cares?
    you say whatever you want about the city of buffalo, they still house a top 10 most profitable football franchise according to forbes. you can bust on the fans, but they still have top 10 attendance over the worst performing decade of nearly any nfl team. they have the worst weather city in the league but still have better attendance than most.
    and crime rate?? lol are you saying buffalo has a higher crime rate than any other nfl city? nope, you dont have the mental capacity to go there.
    so then, when all else fails, you go back to the win loss record of the bills and how bad they are. like the fans can change this, or like it is somehow the fans fault. good lord you are a sad case gmen. people (normal ones) dont just hop on a winning teams bandwagon (hard for you to understand) the fact that the bills still have more loyal fans than most teams in the league speaks volumes. anything else or are you still trolling your idiocy everywhere?

  56. gmen1987 says: Jan 13, 2012 9:01 AM

    Hey Goobs, who has the higher crime rate, Buffalo or NYC? Hint, it’s the city that has never won a Super Bowl or the Stanley Cup.

    NYC knows Buffalo is a joke, the nation knows Buffalo is a joke. Keep enjoying your loser teams. Maybe one day Buffalo will hoist the Grey Cup.

  57. gmen1987 says: Jan 13, 2012 4:31 PM

    It says a lot of the education of people of Buffalo when they say there are mountains in Buffalo and can see them. Put down the crackpipe and meth pipe, dudes.

  58. stanmark says: Jan 14, 2012 8:26 AM

    so lets get this straight gmen. you want to harp on someone for commenting about mountains near buffalo? have you ever said anything that has been PROVEN false? have you ever had anyone put up a top 10 list of how dumb you are? i seem to remember… ah yes. its a classic showing of your idiocy. keep in mind, while you try and make this personal, im in 75 degree weather today, on the water ;)
    but what you put up there while you troll bills stories time after time is completely false, im temped to let your idiocy live on while everyone around you makes fun of you behind your back… but what the hey… lets look back at how dumb you are: 10 Diff ways:
    Top 10 DUMB/IDIOTIC “points” from Gmen.:
    1. “The Bills get a $800,000 per game payment from Erie County. That is welfare.”
    well, no, no they dont get 800k from erie county, thats actually false, however, over half the teams in the NFL receive taxpayer subsidies. welfare????
    2. “Name a team other than the Bills that collect welfare payments? Only New Orleans Saints get welfare. ”
    lol. now that you outed your moronic definition of “welfare”, i guess you must hate your own team as well.
    3. “Soon they will be the San Antontio Bills.”
    lol. i think this speaks for itself. what a knob.
    4. “Mind explaining how the Bills are in the 10 most profitable NFL team list when they have the cheapest NFL tickets and little revenue from corporate suites?”
    yep, we covered that as well, you abandoned it because you realized your ignorance.
    5. ““Green Bay and Chicago have worse weather that Buffalo.””
    LOL, !!!! couldnt have been more wrong again there.
    6. “If the Bills are so wealthy, then why do they have the fewest home games of any team in the NFL?”
    false again, proven wrong on multiple levels lol. how horribly ignorant.
    7. “They are bottom feeders (sort of like a lot of people in Buffalo).”
    Welfare rates higher in your NJ home than in Buffalo.
    8. “The City of Buffalo and Erie County were so incompetent that the state of New York had to take over both of their finances.”
    we all see a pattern here. you merely make up BS and move on to the next point that is made up. thats not how it works lil guy.
    9. “If the area fans cannot support a team (without welfare payments), then that team should move to a city that will”
    well, a simple lookback shows the BUF fanbase as one of the stongest in attendance over the last 15 years. even when they are blacked out they have nearly the equivalent #’s as 50% of the league stadiums.
    10. “The Giants and Jets playing in New Jersey is no different than the Buffalo Bills not playing in Buffalo.”
    my favorite here. nope. its not the same. your jersey logic is laughable, and demonstrated by this top 10 list. this is a sick burn on your intelligence.

  59. stanmark says: Jan 14, 2012 8:35 AM

    and just for kicks, you can go to buffalo, hop in the car and drive 25 miles south, get out and be on top of a mountain with 36 snow-covered slopes that measure a full 1-1/4 miles wide, encompassing 700 acres of terrain and served by nine lifts.

    looks like i have found #11.

  60. Andee says: Jan 17, 2012 12:21 AM

    As a Bills fan, may I just say “Torch The Barn And Kill The Rats”

  61. cavemanatl says: Jan 17, 2012 1:25 PM

    I’m also a lifelong Bills fan and I don’t see how Buddy thinks the Bills will be any closer to making the playoffs next year. I’ve been watching this debacle for decades now: sign second tier coaches without proven track records, let top talent go once they are eligible for new contracts, sign over-rated/ over-the-hill talent to sell tickets and draft reaches rather than studs every year. The data suggests that the Bills draft record is at or near the bottom over the past decade. We draft players above their ranking instead of trading down for them or using the pick for known entities. They then either flame out or end up leaving because they want more money. I’m convinced the team will not improve until 1.) Ralph Wilson is gone (guys I love the man for keeping the Bills in Buffalo but he has not invested like others do to win) and 2.) They move to a city that players want to live in.

  62. cavemanatl says: Jan 17, 2012 1:37 PM

    One other thing: The Bills are not like Detroit right now. Detroit has, in addition to a strong running game, a top tier 1st round caliber QB (Buffalo does not), a top tier wideout (Buffalo does not), a strong defensive front line with high draft picks and young / in-their-prime D-linemen – Think Suh, Fairley, Van Den Bosh. I hope Kyle Williams can bounce back but, aside from him and Dareus, we have too many defensive holes to fill. On offense,…I am not convinced that our wideouts are NFL-starter caliber. Stevie Johnson is a GREAT #2 wideout but is not #1 caliber,…yet to keep him, Buffalo will have to pay him like one. It’s very frustrating to watch because I’ve been expecting a return to greatness since Jim Kelly left. I don’t see it happening anytime soon and it hurts to see Detroit, Houston, San Fran and others get there before us. We’ve had ample opportunity to draft the players and keep good players.

  63. stanmark says: Jan 17, 2012 2:27 PM

    caveman, im no fanatic, but its easy to see the bills are headed in the right direction. last season they bolstered the 2nd most injuries in the league. their new qb became absolutely handcuffed after loosing all but one WR out of his corps. Then he lost his all-star RB, after the o-line was going nuts with injuries.
    i would point out that last years draft for the bills has turned out to be a raving success. lots of good talent that is staying. a couple FA moves later in the season showed the rest of the league that at least the bills front office cared…

  64. cavemanatl says: Jan 17, 2012 2:48 PM

    I’m reading the comments and I really feel like some Bills fans are deluding themselves regarding the current talent. I don’t care if the Bills caught the Patriots sleeping at the wheel early this season. They did the same thing years ago with a season-opening 31-0 win only to lose by that exact same score at the end of the season. The Bills do NOT have NFL-caliber talent. The only players capable of starting on other teams in the division are: Fred Jackson, Marcel Dareus, Nick Barnett, Kyle Williams and maybe CJ Spiller (although he still has a lot to prove). At the beginning of the season, the Bills benefitted from teams not having had training camps so our defense was opportunistic and our offense which is built on trickery (screens, dumps etc…) was very successful. Once teams got their legs under them, the Bills fell apart at the seams. The Jets game exposed the Bills and they were never the same after that. I LOVE the Bills but I HATE the current roster. it killed me when we beat the Broncos in a meaningless game for us. it meant dropping that much further in the draft. There was no benefit to winning the game after losing 7 straight! How could we have the longest playoff drought AND the least amount of quality first rounders on the team? Most of our first round picks are out of the league, on the bench or on other teams. Cast aside Dareus and Aaron Williams (who rode the bench for much of the year) and the next ones are Spiller and McElvin, bench players? Explain that to me?????

  65. cavemanatl says: Jan 17, 2012 8:57 PM

    @stanmark,
    Read the following review from http://www.coldhardfootballfacts.com:
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    Draft Grade – 2001 – 2010

    Buffalo (C )
    Pro Bowlers: 6 (t-16th)
    Draftees Active in 2010: 42 (t-9th)
    Players with 50+ Career AV: 3 (t-13th)
    Players with 20+ Career AV: 17 (t-14th)
    Best Pick: DT Kyle Williams (5th round, 2006)
    Worst Pick: LB Aaron Maybin (No. 11 overall, 2009)

    Summary: The Bills had seven picks in the top 13 in the decade, none of which have turned out to be stars. Considering the extent to which they rely on the draft, they do very little draft-day maneuvering and choose instead to stay where they are and try to fill their needs. Judging by their year-in, year-out mediocrity, it’s not working so great – which could be why they just fired lead scout Tom Modrak. The Bills have put some nice building blocks in place, but not much on top.
    ————

    My view is that when you also add to this list the number of draftees no longer with the team, it’s even more futile: Whitner, Posluzny, McGahee, Maybin, Jason Peters, Nate Clements, Kevin Everett (I count him because he was riding the bench when his accident occured), Lee Evans, Losman, Edwards, Antoine Winfield,..etc… Then add washed up busts that they signed: Marcus Stroud, Terrell Owens, other d-linemen etc…and it’s a disgusting display of mismanagement.

  66. stanmark says: Jan 18, 2012 8:46 AM

    @caveman, you are bolstering a point that needs no proving. if a team goes this long without a playoff appearance- there are some bad things going on there. the coaching carousel has destroyed the chances for anykind of drafting strategy to get put in place.
    Last year is my point. and last years sucess is inarguable draft wise.
    Marcell Dareus- 3rd overall
    Aaron Williams- 34th overall
    Kelvin Sheppard- 68th
    Da’Norris Searcy-100th
    Chris Hairston- 122nd
    Johnny White- 133rd
    Chris White- 169th
    Justin Rogers- 206th
    Michael Jasper- 245th

    Dareus, Williams, Sheppard, Searcy, Hairston all showed great strides this year. Dareus especially, Aaron Williams played well at corner, Sheppard great start at LB- Searcy was good at times but hard to grasp when Buff has good safeties- and Hairston stepped in bigtime on the o-line.
    Johnny White did as well as any draftee could do considering the bills RB situation. Then you have the Jasper situation- this dude is huge, and is loaded with potential,and may end up at o-line. there is plenty of reason to see a new direction .

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