The Buffalo Bills were on the cusp of making the playoffs last season, and with several new key additions, they're hoping to break that threshold this season. This offseason figures to play a big role in determining Buffalo’s success in the foreseeable future, so here are three things we learned:
1) Defense wins championships
You take a top-five defense full of players who still haven’t reached their full potential yet and you add a defensive mastermind like Rex Ryan? This isn’t just the best defense in the AFC East. A perfect combination of talent, attitude and coaching vision makes this the best defense in the entire NFL. Yes, you heard that right Seahawks fans. The Bills will have the best D-unit hands down in 2015.
2) Quarterback questions remain unanswered
The Bills have all of the ingredients of a Super Bowl contender, with the big exception of having a reliable quarterback. E.J. Manuel and Matt Cassel are battling for the starting job, but both are game managers at best. Buffalo won't reach their full potential with one of these guys as quarterback.
3) Rex Ryan is already leaving his mark on the Bills
A strong running game and outstanding defense were the trademarks of Ryan's good New York Jets teams, and he's already changed the atmosphere surrounding the franchise with bold sense of confidence and optimism. The moves to acquire LeSean McCoy, Percy Harvin, and Charles Clay wouldn't have happened without Ryan, and this team feels like they're on the cusp of greatness.
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