The Bills have been a model of mediocrity for years now, and have been a punching bag for the Patriots (along with the rest of the division for that mater) for the duration of the Brady-Belichick era.
|Kyle Williams of the Bills says it's time for the team to focus on stopping Brady|
This off-season, they shipped erratic and unreliable Ryan Fitzpatrick out of town, got a new GM, drafted QB E.J Manuel with the 16th pick in the draft, and hired a new defensive coordinator to replace Dave Wanndstedt. The Bills defensive unit struggled immensely last year, and there appear to be major changes in the works under Mike Pettine.
Speaking on the new look defense; lineman Kyle Williams expressed that a lot of the transformation has to do with dealing with Tom Brady and other high-powered, constantly evolving QB's and offenses (Quote from NFL.com):
With us playing Tom Brady twice a year, you have to do different things to him. Because if you're going to get in your defense, and 'This is what we're going to stay in, and we're going to play it well,' no matter how well you play, he's eventually going to figure out how to spin the top on you. That's one of the great things about what we're doing now.
While it seems the Bills are obviously on the right track here, it's kind of shocking that after getting torched by Brady for all these years they are finally now getting on board with this concept.
There is talent on the Bill's roster, but they have a ways to go before they can pose a legitimate threat to the Patriot's AFC East dominance. I still believe the team in the division that will give the Pats the most competition this year is the Dolphins. But hats off to the Bills for realizing that Tom Brady is phenomenal. It's about time.