Bills have some players

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Many Buffalo Bills fans are talking about the dismantling of the team after the Bills traded running back Marshawn Lynch to the Seattle Seahawks.

However, there are still some players the Bills should keep around.

On the the 1984 and 1985 teams the Bills had some integral players that would go on to play key roles for the Bills during the four straight Superbowl appearances.

Of players that appeared on both teams, at left guard they had Jim Richter who they took in the first round of the 1980 National football League Draft and 1983 they took linebacker Darryl Talley in the second round of the 1983 draft. They also did have at nose tackle Fred Smerlas, but he retired just before Bills went to the Superbowl.

In the 1985 Draft they took defensive end Bruce Smith first overall, in the third round quarterback Frank Reich, and in the fourth round wide receiver Andre Reed.

Obviously what help is that then general manager Bill Polian convinced Jim Kelly to come to the Bills and they started to hit on their draft picks as they missed only on one player that they took in the first round until the 1997 and that was in 1990 when they took cornerback James Williams.

Three things need to happen for the Bills to start turning things around. First, get a franchise quarterback, second replace Kyle Williams with Torell Troup at the nose tackle position and last start hitting on your first round picks.

In the end, when the Bills start doing that they will finally get to the playoffs

Bills made a good choice with Gaither

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Over the summer the Baltimore Ravens were shopping offensive tackle Jared Gaither and the Buffalo Bills were one of the teams reportedly interested in his services.

The way Gaither’s season has gone, not going after Gaither was the right thing to do.

Gaither has been out since the first week of training camp as he is suffering from a thoaratic disk in his back. Several specialist for now have reccomended rehab, and not surgery.

However, this is the back and usually pain doesn’t go away. That means the best recourse for Gaither is disk replacement, but that is usually a last reort.

Most likely what will happen is that the Ravens will eventually place Gaither on injured reserve, which will end his season.

Now, if the Bills have traded for him they would of had to get a big money contract as he is playing under the tender he signed this year. That would have translated to a huge public relations disaster.

In the end, this season may be a lost cause for the Bills, but they finally have a guy at general manager in Buddy Nix making some good moves.