The Bills turned in their eighth straight losing season in 2012 and their placement in PFT’s preseason power rankings tells us that there’s not much confidence they are going to turn things around this year.
There’s plenty of reason for that pessimism. The Bills have a new coach and general manager to go with their still unnamed new starting quarterback, a trio of changes that usually signals difficulty in the near future as the team tries to put everything together. The new group doesn’t have to answer for the failures of the past, but they do have to deal with the leftover problems from the previous era and it will take more than one offseason to put all the necessary pieces in place.
For 2013, that could mean taking a step backward from their 6-10 record last year. A painful pill to swallow, but one that will be worth it if the Bills uncover some foundation pieces to go with C.J. Spiller, Mario Williams and Jairus Byrd. Should one of those pieces turn out to be rookie quarterback E.J. Manuel all the better.
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