Continuing on with our look around the division, it's time to turn our attention to Buffalo. To do that, we welcome in Brian Galliford from Buffalo Rumblings.
Matty I: We've already touched on a number of topics this offseason. But I don't believe I've asked you this question straight out. What position are you most concerned with as we inch closer to training camp? And what can be done at this point to help alleviate those concerns?
Brian G: Oh, there's plenty to worry about in Buffalo. It's a bit cliche, but it's cliche for a reason: the quarterback position is the most important position on the football field. No matter how good the team is elsewhere, the easiest and most effective way for this franchise to turn around its fortunes is for Trent Edwards to prove that he's a franchise quarterback.
Honestly, I don't think there's much more to say beyond that. I don't like to oversimplify what is an incredibly complex sport, but the teams that win consistently - the Patriots and Steelers of the world - have the basics down cold. Those basics, of course, are good coaches, running and stopping the run, and most importantly, they've got quarterbacks. You can achieve anything in the NFL if you've got a good quarterback. It's a lot more difficult to achieve anything of note when you don't. It's that simple. So, naturally, the position that has to be most concerning in Buffalo is, has been, and will remain quarterback.
My Take: Straight and to the point. Brian speaks the truth here. Good teams usually have good quarterback play. You don't need a great QB - but you need a consistent one. Edwards has been very far from consistent and, like we've said in the past, this is his make-or-break season in Buffalo.
Be sure to head over to BR to read a little Channing Crowder talk.