Back in the summer, when Aaron Schobel signed an extension that made his contract worth $50 million over seven years -- the same numbers as the Sabres' Thomas Vanek -- I said we should have periodic updates to determine which of Buffalo's $50 million athletes was doing more for the money.
So here goes: Schobel, who was no factor against the Patriots, has two sacks in 10 games. By my calculations, that projects to three for the season, down from 14 a year ago. Vanek has four goals in 18 games. That's on pace for 17, well off the 43 goals Vanek scored last year.
Schobel's team has actually performed better. The Bills are at .500, the Sabres three games below that. So it's hard to make the call. But since Schobel has underachieved for more than half a season, I'll go with Schobel as the biggest disappointment for now.
What do you think: Which $50 million man has been a bigger disappointment, Schobel or Vanek?