Just when I had the opener to this particular article nailed down before we head into training camp, I clicked on the commentary from one year ago to this very day and got a tad shocked followed swiftly by amusement after reading it.
It’s not like I stepped out of the time traveling hot tub to 1955 seeing my mom wearing her saddle shoes sipping from her hairspray bottle filled with “grandpa’s cough syrup” as she tailgates for the Enchantment under the sea dance cranking her weekly 45 vinyl single by Buddy Holly.
I did not find myself exiting a British phone booth amazingly back in good old 1987 viewing myself sporting brilliant pinned and tightly rolled “Jeans West” acid washed Dungarees. Of course that would require me noticing a pinned turtleneck under the spectacular Bugle Boys sweatshirt, Jean Jacket with punk band pins as bling. In addition, my extremely bright neon Ocean Pacific painters cap perfectly balanced on the dome top with my brand new swatch guard protecting my $20 Swatch Watch. Not too shabby.
Before I go all Marty Mcfly shouting to Doc Brown “Doc, There is something I’ve got to tell you about the future… on the night you go back in time…..” I digress….
The reason for the shocking reaction in a comical fashion was because for being only one year in the past to the very day, the article seemed like ancient news. Somewhat unrecognizable or a distant memory. Rex Ryan was declaring the offseason a victory. Well done. Rex in Effects.
It appeared Running Back would be full of bench strength with the announcement that McCoy was cleared of any wrong doing in the Philadelphia bar fight. That was the general secure feeling until Karlos Williams showed up for OTA’s overweight blaming his wife’s pregnancy on the oversight. He had to eat every time she did. Then it was announced he was going to be suspended for the first four games even if he got in to shape, for none other than substance abuse. So it was his wife’s pregnancy giving him the munchies?
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Then Jonathan Williams was suspended for Driving while intoxicated. So the running back depth soon became a big question mark and talks of Reggie Bush were showing their heads.
Wide receiver appeared adequate even with the recent loss of Chris Hogan signing with New England exclusively due to having the depth of a polished Robert Woods.
The following statement answered itself about the defense and it was not for the better:
”Losing talent on defense such as Nigel Bradham, Leodis McKelvin and Mario Williams are told to us were expendable with this year’s draft picks and free agent signings. Time will tell if that is the fact or if last year’s poor defense made everyone’s value drop.”
Imagine that… Sammy Watkins return from an injury, yes, Watkins being injured and a return timeframe was in question bringing up the previous season how it took half of the year for him and Tyrod to gain the chemistry that showed such promise. Ok, that portion does feel like anxiety history. It feels more like déjà vu. Let’s leap to current football events in Bills Country.
Things we know about the Buffalo Bills this week:
Veteran wide receiver Anquan Boldin has scheduled a visit to One Bills Drive. I personally think if he is healthy, it is an absolute no-brainer to lock him up for one season. Last season in Detroit, he pulled in 67 catches for 584 yards and eight touchdowns. The news is reporting he could be targeting the number three position in Buffalo. Personally, with the injury question mark with Sammy and the target number two being a rookie, the Bills need a leader and playmaker exactly like Boldin.
Tyrod Taylor was recognized with an award compliments of Sports Illustrated. The Fashionable 50 top Athletes most consistent award was where he excelled. ”The Bills quarterback easily transitions from tailored, three-piece suits to polished street-style looks—and he always does it with ease.” That’s way better than most other things that our beloved football team makes the headlines for in recent years.
We recently covered the death of former Buffalo Bills wide receiver James Hardy who was found dead last month in Fort Wayne, Indiana. This week, the coroner’s office in Allen County ruled his death a suicide by drowning. His brief NFL career which only consisted of a very short stint with the Ravens after Buffalo. Following his NFL career, Hardy was arrested in 2014 for attacking three police officers.The judge ruled he was not mentally competent to stand trial.
THE JUICE IS LOOSE! Orenthal James Simpson has been granted parole after serving nine years in prison at Lovelock Correctional Facility in Lovelock, Nevada. He commented that we could see a blog or website from him because he took classes and stayed up on things while practicing good behavior. Keep in mind that Facebook and Twitter were still just infants when he was locked up so we only heard what was reported or published in addition to the interviews that he did.
Twitter could have been his downfall had he abused it with the personality and arrogance he had. Hopefully he stays away from telling the world how innocent he is and how exactly he would have committed the murders and gotten away with it had he been guilty. The one interview he took part in years back had him almost reviewing the mistakes he made getting caught and what he would do had he have to do it again. No more conversation on O.J. because I have a feeling we will hear enough from and about him like no other come October 1.
The Juice Is Loose. Peace Out.