The Buffalo Bills were destroyed Sunday as they lost to the New England Patriots 34-3, which many many thought was going to happen in the first place.
As enticing taking a quarterback can be the Bills need big men first and foremost.
The Bills most glaring need is on the defensive side of the football. As many people are high on Kyle Williams he isn’t good enough to be a nose tackle in a 3-4. Great nose tackles command double teams, which frees up a linebacker, and makes plays still when double teamed.
Williams on the other hand make plays only when he goes up against a single blocker and even when he goes up against single teams he doesn’t make plays all the time.
Fortunately, the Bills already addressed that in last April’s National Football League Draft in selecting nose tackle Torell Troup in the second round. Also the Bills signed nose tackle Kellen Heard recently off the Oakland Raiders practice squad and the Bills have some high hopes for him with him being 6’6 and 355 pounds
The other glaring need is a right tackle. The Bills haven’t had a solid one all season long since Brad Butler retired in the offseason prior to this year.
Now, couple that with the injuries to guard Eric Wood and center Geoff Hangartner the Bills have no right side to their offensive line. That has most likely forced Bills head coach Chan Gailey to scale back his offense, which has caused it to sputter.
In the end, the big men are the foundation of your football team and if the Bills ever want to make the playoffs again they need to address them first.