As usual, the Buffalo Bills failed to utilize C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson in the loss to the Houston Texans this week. Each running back had six carries as the Bills decided that running the ball wouldn’t be sufficient when trying to beat the Texans.
When asked about this philosophy in a radio interview this week, head coach, Chan Gailey, went on to say that based on the game plan of the defense on the Texans side, he thought they could capitalize on some match-ups with receivers and that passing the ball would have a better outcome. Well that would be great if the Bills had a quarterback that could connect with receivers, but they don’t.
Their third down efficiency was porous as they went 2-11 and they were 0-3 in the red zone, having to settle for three field goals. And what ever happened to having a game plan that caught other teams off guard, rather than changing up our own game plan that we worked on for two weeks?
Aside from the horrible numbers, my question is why is it so difficult for this team to admit that quarterback, Ryan Fitzpatrick, is not a quarterback who can carry this team to the end. Maybe the coaching staff feels that their jobs depend on Fitzpatrick, but just because he has a couple good games here and there doesn’t mean we can forgive all of his failures that he has had. As the saying goes, even a broken clock is right two times a day.
The idea that they have to continually game plan around Fitzpatrick in an effort to convince fans and analysts that he is of value is ridiculous. Stop being so stubborn and admit defeat! He is not a franchise quarterback and never will be. Spiller and Jackson combined for 60 yards, with Spiller averaging 6.5 yards a carry and Jackson averaging 3.5 yards per carry. And don’t even get me started on Jackson’s average because it should be more, but alas, the Bills continue to use this stupid Wild Cat and try to convince everyone that this option is of value too, like their quarterback.
At least let Brad Smith throw the ball more than once this season in the Wild Cat because he has the better arm. I wouldn’t be surprised if they told Smith to go on in the game and throw an interception so that people stop asking for anyone else but Fitzpatrick.
I want to extend apologies to Spiller, Jackson, and Stevie Johnson who remain loyal to this team and withdraw from commenting about the horrible play calling and the horrible passes that they endure week in and week out. I wouldn’t be upset with you guys if you left. I’d understand it completely because until this franchise makes the moves to get a quarterback and a coach who has some you-know-what below the waist then they will be wasted talent as far as I’m concerned. This team is a sinking ship and we all better get ready for some more “re-building” years that are to come. What a joke!