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Letters for July 28

Law of averages may be catching up to Bills

The fantasy magazine has been purchased. I’ve begun doing my homework, trying to get an advantage over my friends in our draft. The days are warm and training camp just started in Pittsford. All the signs are here that the long-awaited NFL season will soon be upon us.

I must confess that I’m an eternal optimist and perhaps a first-rate sucker. Because of that, I fell for the preseason hype from the likes of Gregg Williams, Mike Mularkey, Dick Jauron and Chan Gailey, who are not exactly in the same class of NFL coaches as Vince Lombardi, Bill Parcells, Don Shula or Marv Levy.

I feel like the guy who goes to Vegas and keeps betting on black because it can’t come red again, can it? Can Doug Marrone and company be as bad as those mentioned above? Optimist or not, I would like to think the law of averages is our favor. Since Levy left coaching, the Bills’ record in picking coaches has been abysmal. A monkey could have picked names out of a hat and done a better job.

The thing I like most about the Marrone-Nathaniel Hackett-Mike Pettine threesome is Pettine. He and Rex Ryan put together great defenses in two different cities. He knows what he’s doing. I’m hoping for the best with the other two.

I believe there is a solid base of young talent on this team. They are going to need excellent coaching to reach their full potential. I hope this staff can provide that. If not, in three years when they’re looking for yet another new head coach, I’m going to put my name in the hat. Maybe the monkey will pull it out.

Dennis Weber


Gilchrist, Saban deserve Wall of Fame

Nice gesture by the Bills to honor all past inductees on the Wall of Fame this season. It’s especially important to celebrate the AFL guys, while we still have a few with us.

However, it is high time to end the curse and induct two deserving members of our AFL championship teams. Cookie Gilchrist and Lou Saban belong on that wall. Until they get there, we are cursed like the Chicago Cubs. End the curse; induct Cookie and Lou.

Tim Tryjankowski


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