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Posted May 13, 2010
The Buffalo Bills
As if I haven't crushed the Bills enough for stupidly taking Clemson running back C.J. Spiller No. 9 overall, they actually say what we have speculated all along. ESPN's John Clayton reported that the Bills expect Spiller to receive around 12 carries a game. Rotoworld recently suggested that Spiller will see 15-18 touches a game.
Are you ****ing kidding me? You spend No. 9 overall money on a player who will receive fewer than 20 touches per game as a running back?
I don't care that I am not in the NFL or never have been. Just because you are in the NFL doesn't mean you know what you are doing. The Buffalo Bills don't have a clue, and that's why their franchise hasn't been to the playoffs since 1999.
If Spiller isn't gaining more than 1,700 total yards, then he simply isn't worth the money or the pick. Even if he does, it really doesn't matter. You could trade Spiller for Adrian Peterson tomorrow, and the Bills would still be the worst team in the AFC East.
The Bills could have significantly upgraded their offensive line or drafted Jimmy Clausen at No. 9 overall. Sure, Clausen fell to the second round, but hindsight is 20-20. At least a quarterback gives this franchise hope.
I honestly want to know how any Buffalo Bills fan can have any hope for the present or future. This team has absolutely nothing on the offensive line or at quarterback.
Is there any doubt that the Bills will be picking in the top five next year? They are in a very difficult division (the Dolphins Jets got significantly better in the offseason) and they are resting their hopes on Brian Brohm - a complete bust in Green Bay who couldn't even beat out a seventh-rounder in Matt Flynn.
This franchise is a joke. The Bills will get what is coming to them. You might be able to slightly justify drafting Spiller at No. 9 if you are going to make him a feature back, but to admit to John Clayton that he is nothing more than a backup is very disturbing.