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11-26-2012, 01:55 PM
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Originally Posted by HockeyH3aven View Post
The bills have been doing what you suggest for 13 years. The Colts hit rock bottom (albeit not in their control) and landed the 1st overall pick. All of a sudden, they're a decent team with an elite young QB. They went from worst team in the NFL to being in the playoff hunt the very next year.

I think I know which route I prefer.
You could get Andrew Luck. You could get Ryan Leaf. That's why I don't like the idea of tanking for a couple extra spots up.

The Colts made a lot more changes than just Andrew Luck. They hired a new coach and GM, drafted Luck, cut a lot of dead weight off the roster, and changed defensive schemes to better suit personnel. They were probably better talent wise than a 2-14 team last year, but their record was what it was. (I think with anyone better than Kerry Collins they could have gotten to 4-5 wins.)

If anything, the Colts reinforce the point that if you have an owner committed to actually trying to be successful, you can turn things around quickly. The Bills don't have that.

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