The Buffalo Bills struck gold this past offseason. On the first day of free agency they signed Kawika Mitchell a super bowl caliber linebacker. Mitchell may not be a Pro-Bowl linebacker but he is solid. He reminds me of all time great coach Marv Levy saying “I want Super Bowl Players not Pro Bowl players.” The Bills also traded for run stuffer Macus Stroud in once free agency began. This was another great move made by Russ Brandon, the new man in charge of football operations. The Bills defense looks poised for a breakout season this year and I would put them in the top 10 Def/ST units with the adding of CB/return specialist Leodis McKelvin.
On the offensive side of the ball, Trent Edwards will take on the role of Starting Quarterback this year with J.P Losman backing him up. I don’t expect great numbers from Edwards this season not because of the lack of his talent but rather by the run first offense used by the Bills. I expect huge numbers from Marshawn Lynch this season. I fully expect 1500+ yards with 10-15 touchdowns this season. Beast mode will be in full power this year. i mainly expect this because of an improved O-Line and the addition of James Hardy relieves the pressure Marshawn was facing when teams would stack the box. i also expect lee Evens to have a solid year. He should no longer recieve the double teams with the addition of 6-6 Hardy. I expect 900-1000 yards with only about 5-8 touchdowns. Hardy should gobble up 10 touchdowns while only recieving around 350-500 yards.
If Hardy can keep his head on straight he will propel the Bills to a 10 win season. i believe the offense revolves around him because of his great size. He will lighten the burden on Edwards, Lynch, and Evans. I look forward to a surprising efficient Bills offense gainging fantasy glory.