Three bold draft moves for the Bills
April, 25, 2014
By Steve Muench | ESPN Insider
The Buffalo Bills haven't been to the playoffs in 14 years, which is the longest active streak in the NFL. The last time they made the playoffs they lost to Tennessee in heartbreaking fashion in the Music City Miracle game.
The last time they finished with a winning record is 2004. They had a chance to go 10-6 and make the playoffs that year but lost to a playoff-bound Steelers team that rested its starters in the regular-season finale.
In its latest effort to right the ship Buffalo made former Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone its fifth head coach in 12 years in January of 2013.
In the draft, the Bills then took QB EJ Manuel out of Florida State with the No. 16 overall pick, and he understandably had a rocky rookie season, especially when you factor in his inability to stay healthy. He tore the meniscus in his left knee in the preseason, he missed four games with a sprained right knee and he missed the final two games with a left knee injury. Manuel needs to stay healthy and take command of offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett's offense if the Bills are to compete for a playoff spot this year.