Now this new sheriff in town has talked about "sustained success". Hopefully that means climbing slowly/deliberately out of that hole as opposed to rushing out and slipping back in (KC,DET,JAX,BUF,NYJ)
You do realise our last post season appearance was 1999 yours was 2002. Youre W:L difference is only 20 more losses over those 13 seasons than us.
So what success exactly have the bills had again in this time frame that theyve slipped back again?
I wasn't defining it by playoff appearances in the BUF case as much as your team being on the cusp and the feeling that the "old man" was starting to go all in. Winning the FA sweepstakes last year was the start of your most recent slide. How many key positional players is that FA class costing?
Right so youre talking about something YET to happen ... not something that HAS happened.
We finished #15 in 2010 in the conference, #13 last year, #12 this year.
No slide by any metric.
Cant see what one FA has to do with it, but as far as how its affected us financially? Not at all. Weve got $20+million sloshing around in 2013 in free cap space. Excluding any cuts we might make. Some sites even have it at $30m, so take your pick. We're in good shape either way.
You can call the bills crappy - we are - Just dont say we're sliding. We havent been anywhere
to come back down from and we certainly havent been on the cusp of anything for a long, long time ...