If general manager Doug Whaley wanted to put his personal stamp on the 2014 Buffalo Bills, he accomplished his goal by completing a blockbuster deal to acquire potential franchise wideout Sammy Watkins on Thursday night.
And by booting former No. 1 wide receiver Stevie Johnson out of Buffalo just 18 hours later.
Out with the old, in with the new.
Whaley has made no secret of the fact that the Bills “need to win now.” He feels the team’s faithful supporters deserve far better than to go 14 years without seeing their heroes participate in a playoff game.
On both points, he is on the mark. And it appears obvious that he has adopted the mantra “Playoffs or bust.”
If Whaley can pull it off, he will be the toast of the town. If it blows up into another season lost, he could be toast, especially with the franchise looking at the prospect of having new owners in three months.