I remember these days fondly. Bills actually tried to be competitive. I also had high expectations.I think the fact that the Bills traded away picks and moved back into the first in 2006 to take Losman has most of this fanbase feeling snakebit. Most of us fans think that move cost us Aaron Rodgers in 2007 and set us back to where we are today. While reaching for Losman might have been the wrong move, Buffalo was going to take a qb that year one way or another. Losman was considered the fourth best quarterback that year. The team panicked when they couldn't make the move to 10 to get Roethlisberger. They tried to trade with Houston to get in front of Pittsburgh, but they wouldn't budge. At least Buffalo was trying to be aggressive in those days.
Now since the Losman experiment failed, most of the fans are gun shy about any quarterback. We shouldn't be that way. Look at how many franchises have whiffed on quarterbacks in the recent past, yet have kept trying until they found their guy. Heck, many have drafted quarterbacks even though they had their guy in the first place. Green Bay has taken quarterbacks even though Rodgers was on the roster, and as recently as last year, Washington drafted Cousins even though they took RG3 in the SAME draft.
I guess what I'm getting at, is that we need to stop trying to find faults with every quarterback and see the bright side in these guys. I'm all aboard with Barkley if they end up with him. He's started every game since his freshman year in high school and he's a winner. He's played in a pro system at USC. If the only reason that most of you can complain about is that he's an inch too short, or he plays in warm weather, that's pathetic. Rodgers played at Cal and now he's in Green Bay. Palmer played at USC and was one of the best in the league until his knee injury against the Steelers in the playoffs.
I also like Mike Glennon, who plays in a pro system at NC State. EJ Manuel may be a good option, as would Landry Jones. We may even have a shot at Geno Smith if the dominoes fall right. Any one of these guys would automatically make this team better and give us all hope. We have a young team that's ready to win now. Our offensive line is still young and if they can stay healthy, can be one of the best in the league. Yes, we need a receiver opposite Stevie, and I believe they will get one this offseason. Other than that, we don't have many other needs on offense.
Quarterback seems to be one of the final links to this team being REALLY competitive and I think we should all look forward to getting one that will finally put us over the top and make us a playoff team.
At least back then, they tried to do something interesting. Drafts nowadays are like getting a root canal
I wouldn't be surprised if Bills took another RB in the first