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Why The Bills Should Draft a Lineman

As a fellow inhabitant of the AFC East, I quite like the Bills - sort of the slightly slow, backwards younger brother you can always blame when you break something around the house. But I digress.

One of the things I don't like about the NFL is the "not for long" attitude that hardly ever gives players/coaches/schemes enough time to actually work out. In most sports I follow - rugby, cricket, soccer - players are given plenty of time to prove themselves and the number of "one cap" or "one season" wonders is pretty small.

My view is that instead of constantly recycling players after a overly brief period of evaluation, it's better to stick with them, let them grow within a scheme etc, and only dump them when you're 100% sure they suck.

Anyway, the point is that in Ryan Fitzpatrick, the Bills have a quarterback with as high a ceiling as most quarterbacks, who is acclimated to the system, and who they can definitely win with. I can give no higher praise than to say if he were TB12's backup I'd feel pretty confident.

The problem with the Bills isn't the quarterback. They are FULL of flaws. Anyway, they probably won't have the #1 pick, but if they did, they could demand a king's ransom for it - and then rebuild the proper way: from the lines up. Trade that pick to someone (Vikings? Panthers? Redskins? who knows) who is a quarterback away from contention and let them grab Andrew Luck. Then get an OL to give Ryan some more time, maybe some DL as well to shore up that soft as piss defence, and they might just get to 6-10 next year. With another 5-6 years of Fitzpatrick to look forward to.

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