Tuesday, November 13, 2012
AP Pro32 comments about Bills
NEW YORK -- Comments on the Buffalo Bills by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):
BUFFALO BILLS (27)
Chris Berman (ESPN, 27) -- Five of last seven at home.
Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 23) -- Stevie Johnson is right -- this team needs victories, not moral victories.
Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 25)
Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 28) -- One of the more disappointing teams in the league this season ... what a shame with that talent.
Bob Glauber (Newsday, 25) -- Feisty effort from Ryan Fitzpatrick, who nearly pulls off dramatic comeback in New England, but throws it to the wrong team at the end. Bills now 0-11 at Gillette.
Rick Gosselin (Dallas Morning News, 27) -- The Bills hired Dave Wannstedt to fix the defense and signed free-agent DE Mario Williams to fix the pass rush. But Buffalo has slid from 26th in the NFL in defense in 2011 to 31st this season.
Clark Judge (CBSSports.com, 26) -- Suddenly, I'm beginning to think that Chan Gailey and Buddy Nix should log on to realtor.com.
Ira Kaufman (Tampa Tribune, 25) -- Don't mention Mario Williams' name anywhere near Orchard Park these days.
Pat Kirwan (SiriusXM NFL Radio/CBSSports.com, 28) -- The Bills put up a good fight against the Patriots, but they are still 0-11 in Foxboro. It is hard to get excited about a team that plays tough, but can't win. The pass rush looks like it will never materialize the way it was supposed to and Ryan Fitzpatrick is just a solid QB that probably needs to be replaced in the future.
John Lynch (Fox Sports, 24) -- The Bills are battling tough the last couple of weeks in defeats to the Texans and Pats. Tough competition.
Alex Marvez (Foxsports.com, 29) -- A 37-31 loss at New England marked the fourth time the Bills have lost this season despite scoring at least 28 points.
Dan Pompei (Chicago Tribune, 27) -- They have lost five of six, but optimist Chan Gailey said there is "still a chance." Skeptics would say there still is a chance for the Bills to end up with the first pick of the draft.
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