Buffalo Bills season ticket holders recently received a letter from Brandon Beane. It featured the usual things said by general managers.
The beauty about professional sports is that no matter how bad a team is doing, fresh hope can come in the form of change either on the roster or in the front office.
That was the case for the Buffalo Bills when the team hired Brandon Beane to take over for Doug Whaley.
Beane has made some major trades since he got to town, while also finding success in his first draft. He also made it clear this would be a process and not an overnight fix. Some fans may have been tired of waiting even longer, but it was a necessary process when considering the cap situation he was dealing with.
The process continues in 2019 and Beane looks to keep the message going with a letter sent out to Bills season ticket holders.
My main takeaway from this letter is that it is a nice gesture, but it doesn’t change much. However, if fans are paying all that money for tickets it is nice to send things like this every so often.
I wouldn’t go as far as to say that this is an empty gesture. Beane believes in what he is saying and it is hard to argue against his points. The recent draft classes have laid a nice foundation in Buffalo, and the salary cap situation is indeed finally freed up after so much dead money was on the books.
The Bills also have to draft and develop their own players, as Buffalo is not the easiest place to lure big-time free agents.
I imagine that some fans will read the letter and declare that they only care about wins, but others may appreciate the fact Beane wants to keep his message clear with fans. It’s also smart on his part because he can build goodwill and make the fans feel like they are in on the decision-making process.
What are your thoughts on this letter?