There are two concerns that have been running around my head the last few days.
They both have nothing to do with Xs and Os.
They have nothing to do with playoff seedings or weather reports or injury updates.
No, something else bothers me a bit.
I hate playing "teams" that basically have nothing to lose.
That's right, the Bills as a team, are gonna have a losing record. That's a lock as they are currently 5-9. The best they can do is 7-9.
So what's to stop them from going for it when they are facing a 4th and 1 from their own 35 yard line?
We can stuff them for 2 downs and then we keep them behind the yard to gain stake as they pick up 8 yards on a 3rd and 9.
Our defense starts to celebrate and high five expecting them to punt leaving us with good field position for our next drive.
But they don't care about failure any more. They throw their cares to the wind, get the crowd fired up and pound out a yard to keep the ball.
I hate that shit!
Now comes my bigger worry.
As a "team" they have nothing to lose. But as "players" they have everything to lose.
That's right. Everyone of these Bills have only 2 more games before the draft and free agency.
Only 2 more opportunities to let their GM and coaches see that their position isn't a problem.
Those 5-9 Bills are gonna be fighting a life and death struggle to keep their jobs.
They may be 5-9 but their motivation is gonna be 14-0!
This is what worries me about this game.
Not whether we are better, because we are a much better team.
But our team better be ready for a war because these Bills are gonna give them one and with unconventional weaponry too.
Dolfan since 12/25/1971