Bills take over AFC East Offseason

Surprisingly enough, the Buffalo Bills have finally won the offseason aquisition battle in the AFC East division.  Almost every position of need has been aggressively addressed with two additions: defensive end, offensive tackle, cornerback and linebacker.

The only one missing is wide receiver. While the team added T.J. Graham to their deep core of pass-catchers and re-signed WR Stevie Johnson, they haven’t yet added the explosive threat they lacked last season.

If Fitzpatrick plays to the potential he had in the early half of the 2011 season (when they actually won games), the need for a deep threat receiver may diminish. Still, they’d probably like to get more than 10.8 yards per reception (28th in the NFL).

Here are the two different Fitzpatrick’s you saw last season in 2011:

(Just take note and compare his passer rating from his first 7, to last 7 games.

Fitzpatrickfirst7final9_original

The Buffalo Bills surprised a lot of people with their success this offseason, and have without a doubt improved their roster tremendously. However, they should find a safer way of bringing in big named free agents (Mario Williams) without having to make them the highest paid defensive FA in NFL history.

Written By – Jack Knighton- AFC East Writer

For more NFL off-season coverage stay tuned to Before The Kickoff.

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