CLICK HERE to listen to this week’s Buffalowdown podcast. As the summer has progressed there have been many reservations on the direction of the Buffalo Bills for the 2017 season. Sammy Watkins appeared to be healthy; adding a valuable target for 3rd year starter Tyrod Taylor. No so fast, as Watkins and 3rd year corner back Ronald Darby were both traded away for picks along with Jordan Matthews and E.J. Gaines.
Fast forward to last week where it appeared that Jonathan Williams to be locked into the number 2 running back position. Then you find out Sunday that the 2nd year back out of Arkansas had been cut.
“Tank” and “rebuild” have been words that Bills fans have tossed around as the summer has progressed. Although it may appear that head coach, Sean McDermott, and General Manager, Brandon Beane, are looking toward the future. Even if that is the case, what fun is that? We are on the cusp of the 2017 NFL season. Come on, Bills fans; let’s get pumped up.
Fortunately for the Buffalo Bills; they start out the season against the New York Jets. It has appeared throughout their off season that tanking may be a very appropriate, if not, accurate term for their 2017 season. The Jets have named Josh McCown their starting QB; as he joins his 7th NFL team. They jettisoned starters Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker; just to name a few. Yes, if you have any shred of pessimism for the Bills season; it’s difficult to wonder how you wouldn’t have a little bit of optimism based on their opening opponent.
Get ready for the Bills 2017 season with Brad “The Bruiser” Eichkorn and Alex Jones. On this week’s podcast topics for discussion include:
- So long to Jonathan Williams
- Addressing the Bills wide receivers
- The worst fans to deal with at New Era FIeld
- Assessing the Bills defense
- Breaking down Bills/Jets
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