Buffalo Bills: Some thoughts after viewing ‘Buffalo Bills: Embedded’
The Buffalo Bills are giving fans some great access to the team as they prepare for the season in what is an inspiring yet lighthearted show.
The Buffalo Bills are doing a smart thing by allowing fans some access. All it does is get people more excited for the season.
The access comes in the form of Buffalo Bills: Embedded, which premiered last night on Facebook Watch.
I’ll be honest and say I was expecting some crazier things to happen on this initial episode, which ran just over 17 minutes. But that is the problem with expectations. It is better to just go in with an open mind.
While it is easy to assume the show would somewhat mirror Hard Knocks, it was not like the HBO production at all. Probably for the best.
Embedded was an introductory look at the team filled with lighthearted moments of the team in meetings, mostly focused around Sean McDermott and his inspirational words. There were no tense moments, as the only drama came in the form of a practice scuffle.
But there is nothing wrong with a team lacking drama. Bills fans want stability and this show is all about showing the continuation of “The Process” as the Bills look to return to prominence.
My favorite moment of the show came when McDermott told his team how one team currently in training camp is going on to win the Super Bowl. It is easy to get in the mindset of the perennial contenders being the only likely favorites, but it is not like there are 100 teams. 1/32 odds aren’t too bad.
It was also nice to see McDermott relate to his players so well. That is the one thing not going on with the Browns, as seen in this season of Hard Knocks.
There are three more episodes of Embedded to be aired and now that fans know what to expect, the show provides a nice glimpse inside the team as they prepare for the season. There aren’t any major storylines to take away from the show other than it is a great watch if you want to get amped up about the start of the season.