Well, most of the big free agents have signed and the dust is settling. Time to grade the Buffalo Bills and their free agency maneuvering.
Lets see. Mario Williams gone. Leodis McKelvin gone. Hogan (prob) gone. Brooks gone. Bradham gone.
Oh true Richie Incognito got $5.25 mil per for 3 years (reasonable but not cheap) and Cordy Glenn got franchised for $13+ mil for one year.
Yippie the Bills kept their average offensive line in tact for an additional $19 mil on this years cap!
Yes, signing a bunch of free agents for big money rarely ends up helping or equates to success but literally getting worse isnt a recipe for wins either.
The blame is on the foresight of the organization. They are paying their fucking starting QB less than $3 mil and they are in cap jail? How is that even possible? Oh yeah, over paying defensive players and running backs. Over valuing previous free agents (ironic!) (Clay, Mario etc) and a dip shit GM and what ever the fuck Russ Brandon's job title is are in charge.
Lets face it. The Bills have not gotten better this offseason. They have clearly gotten worse and have no QB stability at all.
However, losing some of these defensive players may not be as bad as it seems . Rex Ryan has been a good defensive coach for much of his career. And what does everyone say about his defenses? That they are complicated and need players to fit his system (for whatever reason). Thus, surprisingly, I am willing to give Rex SOME benefit of the doubt. Get your players for your system. But it better work.