Closing Remarks & The Big Picture
The way it ended for Tyrod Taylor and the Bills was a little ironic. Jim Kelly’s last playoff game and last game as a Bill was also against the Jaguars, he too had to leave the game after taking a hit that caused him to be knocked out.
The Bills should move past Tyrod and onto something younger and wiser. While they’re at it they should move on from Dennison too. He didn’t establish his offense at all, and when he did it was never consistent. The Bills need to find the next best alternative at both the quarterback position and the offensive coordinator spot.
If the Bills chose to move away from Dennison, some intriguing names that come to mind could be the likes of, New Orleans Saints offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael Jr., Los Angeles Rams offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur, Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator and former Bills quarterback Frank Reich, and most recently Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Mike Shula was let go of his job.
The Bills now have the 21st and 22nd picks in the upcoming NFL Draft, one of the picks they received from Kansas City in last year’s draft. Come training camp in August, the Bills could find themselves with a Kansas City quarterback on their team.
After all, Buffalo has made some deals before with Kansas City, last year’s trade and also shipping off their second-round draft pick, linebacker, Reggie Ragland to Kansas City.
Alex Smith in Orchard Park could very well become reality next season. Head coach of the Chiefs, Andy Reid, general manager of the Chiefs Brett Veach and Sean McDermott all used to work together in Philadelphia, don’t be surprised if a trade happens this off season.
There’s still so many questions heading into next season despite a post season appearance for the first time in 17-years. What position do the Bills focus on in the draft? QB? DT? WR? LB?
This may have been the last game as a Bill for Tyrod Taylor, but was it also the last game for veteran Kyle Williams, or will he give it one last run? What about Lorenzo Alexander, he had the game of his life on Sunday. Alexander had 10 total tackles, 7 of them solo, 1 sack and 2 tackles-for-a-loss. Alexander, who is 34-years-old says he’s not ready to retire.
"“Yeah, no. Retirement is not on my radar quite yet. I definitely want to get one more in,” I really love this organization, love what we were able to build here and I definitely want to continue to be a part of helping this organization take that next step, and that’s winning a playoff game and getting to a championship and winning that.” –Lorenzo Alexander"
At the end of the day, the end result may not be what the players and we all were hoping for, but it was sure one breathtaking ride.
Seeing so many Bills fans take over Jacksonville was truly one of the highlights of my trip down to Jacksonville, singing the shout song and stomping our feet as if we were at a home game made the long trip worth it. Can’t wait to see what the future has in store for next season. Go Bills.