Buffalo Bills: Lorenzo Alexander’s take on the great city of Buffalo
Free agents may avoid signing with the Buffalo Bills due to thoughts about the city. One player decided to clear up the misconceptions about Buffalo.
Buffalo Bills fans are used to hearing ridiculous things about the city from outsiders.
This is nothing new. The problem is that too much nonsense could lead to top NFL players avoiding the team in free agency. Money still talks, but isn’t enough for some players.
Lorenzo Alexander did his best to clear up any falsehoods about the city in a video posted to Twitter by Bills reporter, Mike Catalana.
I love this video for so many reasons.
The stuff Alexander is talking about is known to Bills fans. But perhaps seeing a veteran player, who is not a homegrown member of the Bills, talking about the city could inspire others to take a chance and sign with the team.
The whole idea that Buffalo is “too cold” makes me laugh. Yeah it does get cold in the winter like it does in most parts of the country. NFL players also don’t have to worry about shoveling. I’m sure they can pay someone to do that.
Oh, and once January hits most players move out of the city for the offseason anyway. Saying it’s too cold to play in Buffalo is just a weak excuse hiding true feelings.
The main concern for players is probably the fact the Bills haven’t been winning much in the past two decades. Changing that culture would be the first step to attracting top talent.
That is what is going on in Cleveland where one good year has players wanting to be the ones to turn things around. Star players could come to Buffalo with the goal of leading the team to a Super Bowl victory and becoming legends.
If the team starts to be more consistent, the talent will follow.