Disappointed Bills Fans Hope for Changes
Bills fans were excited for this season after an active offseason that saw several acquisitions including star defensive lineman Mario Williams. But with a losing season so far, optimism is fading. Some fans told YNN's Katie Cummings they are hoping to see some changes in the team.
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BUFFALO, N.Y. — Bills fans were optimistic during the pre-season in August.
"I think we have a lot of new talent coming in and we had a strong team last year and I think that we knew everything we had to work on so I’m really hopeful," said Buffalo resident Cally Graham.
"Let's hope we make the playoffs this year. It’s been a long time since we've been there and we're sick of ending the season after 16 games," said Williamsville resident Jim Murray.
Fast forward to November and some Bills fans aren’t as excited.
“We were expecting a lot more just because they did a lot more that was not typical Bills offseason signings and it just didn’t work out,” said Buffalo resident Scott Ryan.
"I’ve got season tickets. I’m there on home games and it's just brutal, but you know, there are still 8 games left," said Cheektowaga resident Sean Fitzgerald.
For the second time in a week, Bills General Manager Buddy Nix said publicly he would like to see a “good young quarterback” take over.
Buffalo fans agree.
"I think at this point we need to assess the situation with Fitzpatrick and see if we need to move on to bigger and better things," said Buffalo resident Michael Ryan.
"I like Fitz but I think it's time to look for the future and it's about time that we get a first round draft pick quarterback in here that'll hopefully do good for us," said Fitzgerald.
One fan, however, has a different idea.
"I think the model with the New York Jets where you have two quarterbacks competing against one another. I think that's going to bring out the best in both of those candidates. It’s just like any other job. You have to compete for your job you are going to do the best that you can,” said Williamsville resident James Flowers.
With the Bills record so far and the Sabres in the midst of a lockout, one fan says he’s resorted to watching other sports.
"I tend to be just watching water polo. I mean there's nothing to watch anymore. It’s frustrating," said Depew resident David Musielek.
The Bills take on the New England Patriots this Sunday in Foxboro.