You’ve heard football analysts’, writers’, insiders’ and bloggers’ takes on the Bills from week to week, but this is where we want to give YOU, the Bills Mafia, a chance for your voices to be heard. From your calls on Sports 1280 WHTK’s John DiTullio Show and WHAM 1180’s Bob Matthews Show to your interaction through social media, all opinions are welcome.
Was it overconfidence? Maybe... But Bills fans everywhere were surely excited for the Bills vs Steelers match up on Sunday Morning. If the Bills were going to finally put a beat down on a team that they had not been victorious against since 1999, this was the year. Facing one of the worst teams the Steelers have had in a decade, it appeared as though the odds were in Buffalo's favor. Fans were highly optimistic and many even made the trip down to the Steel City to witness the return of EJ Manuel.
Let's just say, they didn't get what they were hoping for.
After a disappointing showing from Manuel and lack luster performance, many took to twitter Monday morning to vent about the frustrating loss:
@Kimmyjohns That the team still doesn't have an identity. are they a no huddle team? a run team? a defensive team?— AP Plumbing (@AP_Plumbing1195) November 11, 2013
@Kimmyjohns both Thad and Tuel took deep downfield shots. ej won't or more frightening, can't. Gilmore is bad. Last two 1's big disappoints.— matt lafontaine (@mr_lafontaine) November 11, 2013
Bills fans have also appeared to have lost faith in their rookie QB. While it is difficult as a fan of a Buffalo franchise to have patience in the process, some don't think Manuel has shown any signs of hope for the future.
@Kimmyjohns EJ showed us that he really needs work on the field. A little disappointed about what I saw from him. There is always next year.— sampson (@Thambone84) November 11, 2013
Callers on both the John DiTullio and Bob Matthews Show were back and forth on who to blame for Sunday's loss. Of course, you'll always have your EJ supporters, but Manuel seemed to be the biggest punching bag, while others felt OC Nathaniel Hackett was at fault.