Will Josh Allen lead Buffalo to a Super Bowl win?
The Buffalo was a city, remember I said “was”, with a bit of an inferiority complex and that was understandable. Their beloved Bills suffered 4 straight Super Bowl losses from 1991 to 1994. Their NHL franchise is terrible. The Pegula family, owners of the Sabers and Bills hockey team, are battling with New York State and the City of Buffalo over who will pay for their new stadium. Looks bad? Don’t worry, Buffalo fans are doing fine. They have # 17, Josh Allen.
Today on The Drive with Charlie & Dan we had reporter and Bills insider from WGR Sports Radio 550 in Buffalo, Sal Cappaccio. If anyone has the pulse of this fanbase, it’s Sal. He said today that the Bills mafia are overexcited for Sunday’s 1 p.m. kickoff against AFC rival the Pittsburgh Steelers. The last time Buffalo played a full game at Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park, NY was on December 29, 2019, when they lost to the New York Jets under Adam. Gase. Talk about leaving a bad taste! Bills fans will dive to welcome their team to a full stadium on Sunday.
Buffalo Bills fans have a lot to look forward to in 2021 and it all starts this Sunday. Their hopes of a return to the Super Bowl and a coincidental victory have been hoisted on the broad shoulders of their young quarterback who is entering his fourth season. Josh Allen had a mega season last year. Many are choosing him to be the NFL’s MVP this year. These are serious expectations.
Bills general manager Brandon Beane and head coach Sean McDermott have piled arms around Allen. This year, they added veteran wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders to the already dangerous receiving squad of Stefon Diggs, Cole Beasley and Devin Singletary out of backfield. So no one can pretend that the parts are there.
However, no pressure from media predictions can exceed the hopes and expectations of the people of Buffalo. Last year I spoke to Bills, the great Andre Reed, about the people of Buffalo. Reed said Bills fans are unlike any other in the NFL. He really felt that the team was part of the fabric of the community and that the community was part of the fabric of the Bills. The people of Buffalo want to win a Super Bowl. They have come as close as any city. Now they have # 17 ready to deliver.
Watch Buffalo Bills sideline reporter and WGR Sports Radio AM550 team insider in Buffalo Sal Cappaccio every Wednesday on The Drive with Charlie & Dan.
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