Dude, I swear, I’ve gone through way too many Christmas Day mornings to find out that Santa Clause doesn’t exist this year. What am I talking about? I’m talking about the Bills. First, it was the coaching search that brought us Chan Gailey. Now, it’s Ben Roethlisberger. I woke up today and read that Adam Schefter tweeted that the Steelers were contacting teams with top 10 picks. I thought, “Wait. We have a top 10 pick. We need a franchise quarterback. Big Ben is under 30. We have a great nightlife. Sign me up!”
Of course, Schefter tweeted about 20 minutes later that the Bills said no. Awesome! Look, if you are new to my blog, there are a couple of things you need to know about me and some thoughts about Ben coming here:
B) Big Ben has never been charged with a crime. Yes, he’s a scum bag and I wouldn’t want my kid sister going to the same bars he goes to, but the law is the law.
D) Roethlisberger has done a ton for a football team with an average offensive line and an average running attack. He’s won two Super Bowl rings. That’s all I need to know about the guy.
Here’s the bottom line: I don’t buy the notion of the Bills not being interested in Roethlisberger because of his off the field activities. Hell, they still had Marshawn Lynch starting when he broke the law twice in less than than a year. They didn’t try shopping Donte Whitner when he was tasered outside of a Cleveland night club for disturbing the peace. For goodness sakes, OJ Simpson’s name is still on the dam Wall of Fame. I don’t even want to get into the rumors I heard about the 90’s Bills. I assure you, the Bills don’t give a rats ass about the moral integrity of their players.
In the end, you can have Buddy Nix, John Butler, Bill Polian and Vince Lombardi picking your players, but if you don’t want to pay for those guys, then what is the point?