I still don't believe the Bills game couldn't have been played in Buffalo on Monday night or even Tuesday night but oh well, "mother nature" wins and the Bills get screwed again. True, the game doesn't mean all that much because the odds Buffalo makes the playoffs are single digits at best. Still it sucks.
The game does have some meaning though. The Bills theoretically could still go 11-5 amirite? Plus, if the Bills lose to the lowly Jets a month after throttling them on the road it will be a final verdict on many things.
For starters it will be the end of Kyle Orton as any kind of "quarterback of the future". EJ Manuel might as well play out the string if the Bills go L, L, L vs KC Miami and NYJ jesus christ.
It would also be an indictment not only on moron Nate Hackett but the entire coaching staff and especially loser Doug Marrone. To start out the season 5-3, go into your bye and then come out 0-3 would be grounds for a firing. It would be inexcusable regardless of the circumstances of the past week.
One game, yes anything can happen, but three straight must win games and you don't go for broke, go guns a blazin', stop punting, trick plays, risky decisions anything St Doug?!? WTF? Do you not realize you are coaching for your job and, likely, career? There is no worldly chance this moron gets hired as a head coach again if he gets fired by the Bills this year (granted some how Mike Mularchuck-Mularkey did get hired again [albeit Jacksonville doesn't really count and that was only one year]). Plus Marrone was never fuckin qualified to be an NFL head coach any way.
Not only will everyone have lost faith in the QB and coach but the GM will lose most if not all confidence anyone had in him. Doug Whaley has made some good moves, granted, but the whole operation seems to be lacking vision. Was Manuel truly seen as the franchise quarterback all offseason? Why was he benched after four games then? Were the GM and coach even god damn communicating? Why did it take until the end of August to realize Thad Lewis, Jeff Tuel and Dennis Dixon were not adequate backup QBs?
Why would you trade away next year's 1st and 4th round picks for a really good WR when, clearly, the entire WR class was uber-talented and deep? Did Whaley trade up for him to improve the lackluster QB play, the entire offense, the entire franchise or was it just a "big splash" just to make a move?
Yes, one game or even ten are not a big enough sample size to have a final verdict on the Watkins trade but it sure isn't looking good from ANY angle. Say the Bills finish 7-9 (as I predicted [and seems likely]) then the Bills would have drafted around 15th. You are telling me you wouldn't rather have say Odel Beckham Jr [or maybe just trade up 2 spots and get Mike Evans] or Kelvin Benjamin and a Jarvis Jones or Dre Kirkpatrick esque talent with that extra pick instead of JUST Watkins? Then you are lying.
I don't see the Bills winning this week. The Jets have a better head coach and will want revenge for the embarrassment of a few weeks ago. The season will be over, another rebuild will be upon us and there is still no franchise QB any where in sight. Ouch. (or just beat the shitty Jets again, roll over a deflated Browns and you have a season again).