Despite Busy Offseason, Buffalo Bills Still Not Tops in AFC East

April 11, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Buffalo Bills have a new, highly regarded head coach in Rex Ryan. They have a dynamic running back in LeSean McCoy and a blossoming star in wide receiver Sammy Watkins. And they have a young, potential-laden quarterback in E.J. Manuel. It was a busy offseason, and Bills fans have reason for optimism.
But unfortunately, the team still won’t win its division. The defending champion New England Patriots have dominated the AFC East for over a decade, winning 12 of the past 14 division titles (including each of the past six). And for three particular reasons, Buffalo will fail to break that streak this year.
You Can't Manufacture Talent
Virtually nobody doubts Rex Ryan’s ability as a defensive coach. During his nine-year career with Baltimore, Ryan routinely fielded one of the league’s 10 best defenses. It was Ryan’s defensive wizardry that earned him a head coaching gig with the New York Jets in 2008, and when the Jets made consecutive...

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