This was a rebuilding year for the Bills, and they still managed to end their marathon playoff drought. That should be celebrated. Sean McDermott had his cake and ate it, too. But the team has a number of issues to address, and the Bills' decision-makers know that.
"We have a long way to go, we really do," General Manager Brandon Beane said Tuesday at his season-ending news conference. "We have a lot of work to do."
Those issues go far beyond finding a quarterback, Vic Carucci wrote. Can they create a pass rush? Will they be able to solidify their linebacking unit? What happens along the offensive line? Will free agency wreak havoc on their cornerback unit? The Bills have those questions and more to address ... along with finding a franchise quarterback.
End-of-season report card: Jay Skurski made like mid-2000s rapper Rich Boy and threw some D's on the Bills' year-end report card, including at the quarterback position. "Tyrod Taylor regressed in his third season as Buffalo’s starter," Skurski wrote.
Peterman reflects on his first season: Ever the optimist, Nathan Peterman is trying to find positives after a trying rookie year that concluded with an interception against the Jaguars.
Gaine to Texans: Bills VP of Player Personnel Brian Gaine is reportedly leaving the Bills to become the Texans' general manager, according to NFL Network. The Bills hired Gaine from Houston last spring.
[BN] Blitz Podcast: Vic and Jay talk about Tuesday's season wrap-up news conference.
Should they stay or should they go? Vote on whether you think the Bills should keep various players on their defense.
The Tim Graham Show: Tim and the gang discuss our climate of accusations.
Courtside views: The Toronto Raptors hooked up LeSean McCoy and Tyrod Taylor with customized jerseys during a game.
Daily Drive Podcast: Discussing the Bills' quarterback quandary.