It was a bold move made by a team with a once-proud tradition that has become an NFL afterthought in missing the playoffs for a dozen years. It’s the league’s longest active drought, and a stretch during which Buffalo’s enjoyed just one winning season, going 9-7 in 2004.
The Bills were also in jeopardy of playing second-fiddle in a passionate sports town that’s turned its attention to the NHL Sabres since Pennsylvania billionaire Terry Pegula purchased the team last year. Pegula made a big splash last summer by committing more than $140 million in contracts in his objective to build a contender.
“I didn’t do this to show people I’m not as cheap as they think I am,” he said Friday with a big laugh over the phone from his home in suburban Detroit. “I did it to help the community, to help the team, to get back to the playoffs. We need good players.”
Frustrated after 12 seasons of missing the playoffs, and realizing that at 93 he’s not getting any younger, the Hall of Fame owner was fully on board in prompting the team’s successful spare-no-expense pursuit to land prized free-agent defensive end Mario Williams. Wilson said his motivation had nothing to do with addressing his critics, the ubleimhk_most polite of whom call him frugal.
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