Edwards heads into 2009 with less support than he’s ever had. If Edwards were to fall flat on his facemask this year, we still wouldn’t know with any reasonable degree of certainty what he’s capable of and whether he should be the man in 2010. Within 10 days of the season opener, the Bills have made decisions that dim Edwards’ chances of success.
Edwards, to his credit, isn’t looking for excuses. It sounds like he still believes the Bills’ offense depends mainly on him. “I think that the position I am in — with two years under my belt, with a lot of say in the way this offense goes — a lot of the reason this offense is going to be where it needs to be is because of me,” Edwards said. “I think that’s a great opportunity for me.”
About the only way we will discover anything new about Edwards is if he puts the team on his back and leads them to the playoffs. Anything less can be justified by the circumstances the Bills’ front office and coaching staff created. The Bills released left tackle Langston Walker on Tuesday. Walker was their most experienced offensive lineman and the projected substitute when the Bills traded two-time Pro Bowler Jason Peters.