Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 7/31/13
Heading into the 2012 season, the Buffalo Bills were being picked by many as a surprise playoff team.  Their offense seemed to have big play potential with the likes of Stevie Johnson at wide receiver, and Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller at running back.  On the defensive side of the ball, the Bills looked to sure things up with the signing of former #1 overall pick Mario Williams at defensive end. But things did not work out as planned for the Bills as they finished with a record of 6-10 which resulted in the firing of head coach Chan Gailey and the release of starting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick.  In their places, the Bills hired Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone to the same position, signed ex-Eagle and Cardinal quarterback Kevin Kolb and used their first round draft pick on Florida State quarterback E.J. Manuel.  With a new coach and new quarterbacks, there is not as much optimism heading into 2013 as there was this time last year in western New York.  But before we bury the Bills...
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