It probably didn't enter any fans' minds this week. The possibility of losing this game? No way we would lose against the Titans. They have a hasbeen QB who was good six years ago. A running back who hasn't had a 100-yard game since last year. A roster filled with a ton of nobodies. We are better, right?
This has happened so many times over the years. We were going to crush the Browns in 2008 and 2009. The Steelers backups in 2004. The Jags in 2007. We were going to beat the Bengals last year. Hell, it happened during the first game of the year when a number of people thought we would run all over the Jets. I said it after that game and it is worth repeating, but we need to stop being arrogant.
Almost every year people in the local media and the fan base pick the Bills to make the playoffs. Why? They have done nothing to earn the benefit of the doubt. They have killed a fan base that is so defeated and desperate for winning that we are probably begging for the Ray Bentley days of the Buffalo Destroyers. We overrate everything now. We overrate Mighty Taco, Duff Wings, Labatt Blue, the Goo Goo Dolls and the Bills. I know we do that because we are sick of being viewed as a joke, but sometimes, perception is reality. We stink. So, stop with the talking pride. Stop with saying fans are assholes because they don't believe. We ain't shit. We haven't done anything in a decade. We are what we eat and that's shit.
Yeah, I know. The Bills should have won. Hell, they should have killed, right? No. You are wrong. We aren't good enough to be arrogant enough.
So, when the Bills play the Jags, Rams and Colts later this year, stop the rhetoric of "We should kill them. We are better!" because we aren't. No matter how many times Gailey defends his players and acts like a victory against Arizona resembles beating Miami in the 90s -when anyone with a brain realizes he's merely celebrating their achievements as if Tommy Boy is bringing home a D+ report card to his dad- the team will always be the same. They are mediocre and our only hope is for the league to be worse than we are. That just sounds depressing.
The season is over.
They aren't going to beat the Texans and Pats. In fact, they are going to get destroyed. At 3-6 and having the mental toughness of a 6-year-old nerd whose lunch money was stolen, you really think this team is going to make a run? A team that always finds ways to lose either by blowouts or heartbreaking fashion? Come on. Stop believing. Watch the games to bond with your friends, or to get fat and wasted, or to hook up with drunk girls.
That's what they are good for. Winning doesn't come easy and you have to earn it. Not through press clippings or hype or believing. You do it on the field and no one in this organization has proven it.
(I'll have more on this game in the next couple of pieces. )
Furthermore, if you want this to change STOP selling out games, stop buying Bills crap! Did you really need that keychain with a bills helmet? Don't buy tickets until they stop the bullshit where they play games in Toronto. Any other teams play home games in another city?
@joebuffalowins This is a coaching problem. You have to go for 2 points there. You have to tackle better when you have a problem with tackling then you practice tackling, which they clearly don't. . Create a sense of urgency with 56 seconds left. Bills looked like they didn't care at the end.
People in Buffalo eat this mediocre crap up. They lose a superbowl and have a party in the park. Nothing for love for the guy who missed the FG. People in Buffalo are satisfied with "a good game" or 'it was so close and exciting" You don't see that in Boston or New York. In those cities the fans demand excellence. Maybe it makes them better people, but it doesn't win championships.
@JoeBuffalowins well jackson is not overrated. I don't place a high rating on Fitz not sure if others do, but without a good QB you are NOT going to win a superbowl or even get to one. Stop fucking around a draft a real QB, then build a team. But they don't cause that costs money and they don't want to spend money because people are going to buy tickets and people are doing to buy their bills starter jackets. Stop doing that crap until they want to invest. I took electrical tape and put it on my Sabres garb. So mad at the NHL and its players. Do the same with your Bills stuff. Wear it with shame not pride.
@JoeBuffaloWins great article, spot on how we overrate the food, told my g/f that last week, she thought I was crazy, but it's true