The Buffalo Bills have long been a sort of running joke in the NFL. Too good to be relegated to ‘Browns status’ and not good enough to ever actually threaten anyone, the Bills have existed in a gray area where fans go to be perpetually upset. For the past couple of seasons the Bills have seemingly been on the verge with some young talent in the tough AFC East. CJ Spiller and Fred Jackson led a two pronged rushing attack while EJ Manuel and Sammy Watkins were supposed to nail down the aerial attack. Of course, in Bills fashion, Manuel regressed while Spiller and Watkins got injured. But the times are changing, and fans can sense it.
The Buffalo Bills made a pair of huge moves this off season when they traded their All Pro linebacker Kiko Alonso for the Eagles star running back LeSean McCoy. Deals of this size rarely ever get worked out in the NFL but there was reason to make the move for both teams. Alonso was coming off of a major surgery while McCoy had been hit with huge carry totals the past few years. The bigger splash, as Daniel Amen sees it, came in the form of new head coach Rex Ryan.
Rex Ryan is coming from across the state to take over the coaching duties. Ryan brings his own unique brand of football to a Bills team that has lacked an identity for decades.