Unfortunately, the Buffalo Bills franchise is more infamous for losing Super Bowls rather than winning them. From 1991-1994 the Bills won four AFC Championships, but were unable to win the most important game of the the season each year. While the bitter taste of defeat rests in the mouth of many Bills fans, Kevin Kolb is the franchises newest player and is not sugarcoating anything.
In his press conference and first introduction to Buffalo media Kolb said that he signed a two-year deal with the Bills “to win a Super Bowl.” It seems unrealistic to think that Kolb will be able to lead this team to the Lombardi trophy, but the enthusiasm is nothing to scoff at. Kolb has been labeled a headache by both the Philadelphia Eagles and the Arizona Cardinals for his inability to stay healthy. Make no mistake, when Kolb is on the field he is in total command of his team and can make great things happen down the field.
Arizona made a big investment in Kolb, and if the QB was playing just for the money he could have easily been a backup somewhere and gotten paid for essentially holding a clipboard on a weekly basis. However, Kolb is a competitor who is ready to bring a championship to a town that is in dire need of a great football season.
C.J Spiller is one of the best running backs in the NFL and with Kolb now in the fold his numbers are sure to skyrocket. In addition, the Bills have a play-making wide receiver in Stevie Johnson who has gone for over 1,000 yards in each of the last three seasons–Johnson caught 10 touchdowns in 2011 and that number will also increase with the arrival of Kolb.
I may be in the minority, but I think Kolb is right to have such high expectations for a team that is close to contending.