The question on everybody’s mind is “How good will the Bills be in 2012″? This offseason has been an exciting one to say the least. Nix & Co. have filled glaring holes at positions of extreme need. I’ve read posts on LB being our weakest link….. However, I encourage everybody to do some research on Kirk Morrison, who has had multiple 100 tackle seasons with the Oakland Raiders.
Shawn Merriman, is a question mark in my book. Due to FINALLY getting his surgery with his achilles problem, he should be back at atleast 90% this season. But where will they line him up? The assumption is a hybrid mix between DE/OLB. If Wanny can put him in a Clay Matthews type of role on passing downs, I believe Bills fans will be ecstatic with Merrimans performance in this upcoming season.
Barnett, and Sheppard are the other solidified starters with the likes of Nigel Bradham, and Tank Carder nipping at their heals for playing time. Throw In Arthur Moats, who has been a pleasant surprise, and on paper, the Bills have quality depth in case we lose a starter due to injury.
Our defense will rise into the top 10 this year with the players we have acquired through free agency and the draft. Our offensive Line is the biggest in the NFL, and other teams will have a hard time getting to the QB. Our RB’s in Jackson and Spiller, are one of the best tandems in the league. Our Wr’s, while unproven, are promising and can perform. The one question on this team is QB.
Which QB are we getting for the 2012 season? The confident Fitz who was performing at a high level in the first 6 games of the year, or the inaccurate gunslinger that lead the team down the strech, finishing 6-10 to finish the 2011 season. With the talent on this team as we have now, If he plays like an average QB that should be enough to make it in the playoffs. Our weapons on both sides of the ball are SCARY good. However, if he takes un-necessary chances and turns the ball over like he did last season, it could be the end for the Fitz/Gailey experiment. There are no more excuses. There is a reason QB is the most important position on the field; they can help the team win games, or lose games by themselves.
How good will the Bills be in 2012?…… Fitz is the only one who knows!