John Murphy on the Pittsburgh loss when we had a chance at playoffs.
On the John Murphy show last night, Murphy threw out the question: What is it going to take for you to get on board? A caller had called in and sited the playoff loss to the Steelers 8 years ago and John Murphys response was perfect:
"That was 8 years ago, I don't know what application it has to this year" "Thats 3 head coaches ago"
This echoes what I've been saying for a while now. The past does not predict the future. People want to look back at games years ago, or even games earlier this year. The NFL is not static, it is, in fact, very dynamic. The team from 8 years ago has been completely turned over. There is no link between that team and this team. Not only are we different from 8 years ago but the NFL is very dynamic, in that teams can get hot and get better as the season unfolds. Teams that looked like they were out of it in the early part of the season, suddenly are in the playoff race because they've gotten hot and won a few games. Those negative nancys, who take the soothsayer's approach and see in their crystal ball are likely basing their views on what's happened in the past, and saying that there's no way we could make the playoffs. Well, I see progress, especially from the defense. Who's to say the Bills can't get hot and rattle off win after win like the Az Cardinals did when they made it to the Super Bowl?
I get it though, we've had a rough time of it for more than a decade. Its easy to be pessimistic, but we're all fans here and we all (as much as some say they want to suck for a good prospect) want the Bills to do well, and we want to see them make the playoffs. So why attack those who are optimistic?
So please, put to rest all the arguments that we can't do it because our past says we can't. John Murphy illustrates what fans should understand, the past doesn't predict the future, especially in the NFL. Too much parody! John is usually very rosy in his assessment of the Bills but, on this occasion, he's spot on.
With that said, next game Colts, lets break em in!
Marcel, Kyle Williams, and Mario Williams in for the sack. Its a ham sandwich!!!!
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