Monday, October 11

How about those Bills?

With the training camp for the Buffalo Bills being a huge attraction to the St. John Fisher campus, a lot of people here at Fisher have been talking about the team. After the Student Activities Board put on a trip for students to get an opportunity to attend the team's last home game, a lot of complaining has been going on here on campus: "the Bills this" "The Bills that". I say, give them a break. They are a young team looking to change the way the team has played for years. The switch to a 3-4 defense has seemed to be a tough one for the young Bills defense but it is never an easy thing to do. Yes it is true, the Bills defense is terrible right now. But, defensive linemen take time to develop, so that pretty much means the switch to the 3-4 is going to take some time, unless they can get some help in the off season. But I doubt that will happen because no team likes to let these guys go, so you pretty much have to develop them. Once the D-line gets better the Line Backers will be more free to make plays, but the Line Backers are weak themselves. Right now the offense is doing enough to have won a few games, but the defense is holding the team back. Hopefully come the end of the season, the Bills will be looking at a good draft number in the first few rounds, plus the 4th round pick they received for Marshawn Lynch in the recent trade, that they can bring in new faces to help out. I personally like Jake Locker, the QB for the Washington Huskies. He is a dominant Quarterback who is among the best in the NCAA as of now. For defensive picks I would like to see either Cameron Heyward of Ohio State or Adrian Clayborn of Iowa brought into Buffalo, both of which are talented Defensive Ends who could thrive in the NFL and become a star just as Dwight Freeney or Julius Peppers has. Until then though, we will have to be happy with what we have and push through the losses that will most likely pile up but 0-16 means a top draft choice so it will all be OK in the end. So with that said, the games will continue to be shown on the main screen in Campus Center and the Bills pride will continue to grow here on campus...I hope.

William R. Walter III

Class of 2013

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