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GIVE MARV MORE TIME

Certainly the Bills' record was less than stellar, but given the loss of two Hall of Famers, a new offense run by an inexperienced quarterback, a rash of injuries to key players and the cumulative impact of several years of low draft picks, it seems to me that the picture could have been a lot worse.

Perhaps the problem is the "instant gratification" syndrome. Anything less than a winning season and it's time to clean house. Dump the coach who has compiled one of the best records in modern football history, who has the respect of his peers, players and many others well qualified to pass such judgment.

My recommendation is ease up on Marv Levy. Together with John Butler and Ralph Wilson, Levy will know when it is time to step aside. Oh yes, while we're at it, let's give Todd Collins a fair trial. He has all the tools, and needs only experience and confidence to hasten his maturity into a first-class NFL quarterback.
DEXTER ROSEN
Williamsville

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