By now the bitter taste created by the Bills capitulation in Toronto has subsided for fans of the team that finds new ways to disappoint each week. The players, however, remain angry.
Eric Wood is good. Leading by example — not sucking, basically — is what the best offensive linemen in the league do. Unfortunately Wood’s injury problems over the last few years have mirrored the Bills struggles with staying healthy as a whole. The Louisville alum has missed the past two games with a torn MCL. There’s no reason to rush him back to play in two more meaningless games.
Though he didn’t suit up against the Seahawks, Wood isn’t happy with the Bills in Toronto series. Wood took to 97 Rock — providing all your classic rawk needs in the Western New York area — to air his grievances.
“You’re making a team from out west travel, and then you give them the comfort a dome, and you don’t make them play in our stadium,” Wood said. “We have no home-field advantage allowed. We travel, too. I just think it’s a joke. “And it’s a bad atmosphere for football. I mean, nobody wants to play there. I guess for opposing teams it beats the hell out of going in somebody else’s stadium and dealing with a bunch of crowd noise.
DJ Jickster gets all the hard hitting quotes. Nothing Wood said was wrong, it’s also nice to see some fire — but the awfulness of this series is the product of more than just the tranquil atmosphere at the Rogers Centre. Save a victory against Washington last year, the Bills have saved their most craptacular performances for Toronto.
The original five-year deal expires this season, though reports of a five year extension appeared in May. “I don’t think it’s turned out they way we wanted, and I hope we don’t renew it. That sucked.”
The goalie from the Big Green is right.
And now the links part of the links post…
- Calvin Johnson is getting more attention from opposing defences according to Jim Schwartz. Fortunately for his owners that doesn’t seem to matter — Megatron tied the NFL record with his seventh straight 100-yard game. [Detroit Free Press]
- The Broncos would’ve drafted Brandon Weeden if they didn’t sign Peyton Manning. Let that sink in Broncos fans. [NFL.com]
- The Titans plan on keeping Chris Johnson in 2013, paying him $10 million and hoping CJ2K can some semblance of consistency after an up and down year. [PFT]
- Fumbilitis concerns aside, the Patriots will stick with Stevan Ridley according to the Boston Herald’s Karen Guregian. [Boston Herald]
- Mike Mayock does a 180 on his assessment of Nick Foles. [Philly.com]
- Despite having a horrible Quarterback throwing to him, Stevie Johnson is closing in on another 1,000 yard season. [BuffaloBills.com]