With a 7-9 finish, the Buffalo Bills actually did much better then expected in the 2007 NFL season. Almost every expert and NFL analyst predicted the Bills to finish dead last in the division. Also, if it weren't for a few bad breaks that didn't go their way including a devastating, unforgettable Monday night loss to the Dallas Cowboys, they easily could have finished with a playoff caliber record.
In 2007, the Bills switched to a first-year quarterback in Trent Edwards halfway through the season. He showed some big-time flashes and Bills fans look for Edwards to be even better this year with some experience under his belt. With Edwards at the helm, it could be a much brighter future for the Buffalo Bills. There is just one major problem; they still have to face the Patriots twice and realistically, it appears that ultimate goal in Buffalo is probably 2nd place and a wildcard bid.
With an eye on the bright future, the trend seems to be "out with the old and in with the new" in Buffalo as they did a little house cleaning in the offseason. Key Losses this year include Anthony Thomas, Peerless Price, & Jason Webster. Key additions this season include rookie cornerback, Leodis McKelvin who is a premier talent along with veterans Courtney Anderson, Kawika Mitchell, & Marcus Stroud. Another exciting rookie to watch for in Buffalo includes, big wide receiver James Hardy. Many say Hardy can step in to make an immediate impact and of course Bills fans are hoping for just that. This team also has some premier NFL talent returning which includes veteran WR Lee Evans along with the very dynamic NFL sophomore running back in Marshawn Lynch. Both of these guys look to have career years in 2008. This Bills squad is definitely a team that has been and continues to build for the future, but is also seeing the early results.
The Bills are also a team that's going to have to come out of the gate hungry. The opening few weeks have not been pleasant for Buffalo in the past few seasons. With one of the tougher schedules in the NFL, this team can't afford anymore early struggles in 2008. Oh yea, they start with Seattle and Jacksonville to open the season. Yikes!
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