This was the game that most people across the nation circled this past weekend as their survivor pool pick, and certainly wasn’t disappointed in the outcome.
The Bills defense once again held their own in the first half, limiting Green Bay to 13 points, while spending most of the first half on the field thanks to two early three in outs by the Bills offense. And although I shouldn’t, I will give credit to the Bills offense which produced their best drive of the season in the second quarter, marching down the field, mainly behind Marshawn Lynch, and scoring a touchdown on a 10-yard run by Fred Jackson.
And as the score indicates, that’s the last time we would hear from the Bills offense. It was a truly pathetic display once again by QB Trent Edwards. I know it’s not all his fault, but by now one would think that Edwards would know that his offensive line will give him little to no time to make his read, so his best bet would be to hit someone on a quick slant, or try scrambling a bit. And if Edwards isn’t the type of QB to run the Bills offense with the level of talent they have, maybe it’s time to press a little harder and look into some trade options.
Perhaps the Bills are looking for a trade and that’s why in week 2, ‘Beast Mode’ was in full effect with Marshawn Lynch handling most of the running back duties. Lynch looked like him old self out there carrying the ball 14 times for 64 yards. If Lynch didn’t have his off-field problems, he could have saved the Bills their draft pick this year, and instead of getting a running back like C.J Spiller, the team could have concentrated on one of their many needs, QB, LT, etc. But again, maybe Lynch will soon be traded and his value will finally work out in the Bills favor.
That brings me to Chan Gailey, who was bought in to shoot some life into the Bills offense. How can the Bills amount to anything on the offensive side of the ball when their two biggest weapons C.J Spiller and Lee Evans hardly see the ball? Evans ended the day with 0 catches (although a pass interference play did lead to the Bills only TD) and Spiller only ran the ball ONE time, yet added four catches (all on third down). Gailey needs to go back into the playbook and find a way to get these two involved, I don’t care if your Chan Gailey or Vince Lombardi, if you don’t involve your playmakers, you will never win in the NFL.
I apologize if this game recap turned into more of a rant, but the Bills definitely need to step it up and at least try to be competitive on Sundays. Next week won’t be any easier for the Bills as they enter Gillette Stadium to take on division rival, New England Patriots.