I am too a Bills fan from day one. My dad & brothers play football before me and I learned the game as a young kid watching the Cowboys, Steelers, & Bears every Sunday, as that was all the football we used to get back in the late ´80 in Mexico. I picked the Bills as they were playing one of these teams (I want say Dallas but not sure) and loved the uniform and they came on top that day. I don´t know how I didn´t become a Steelers fan as I remember having a Steelers helmet brought by Santa and my childhood football team we wore Steelers-like uniforms.
I played all the way from Jr pewee to college ball (in Mexico), and became obsessed with the game. Now days I coach flag football.
I am a nerd (not expert) about Draft and all the process leading to it, that is how I survive form February to May without pro football. I like rank the top prospects and how they match with the Bills needs. I put my own Draft board and love to play GM for the Bills. However, I don´t get too high or too low if the team goes in a different direction that I wanted. I confess I didn´t like the Allen pick at the beginning, I wanted Watson or Mahomes (in that order) the year before.
Once the Draft class is completed, I submerge myself in every bit of information I can find about our picks and sometimes in our rivals picks.
I play fantasy football and pools, but I do not lose any sleep over it.
I learned to like a 54-51 ala KC vs LAR last year’s game as well as a 14 – 10 defensive battle, I used to be like you, I wanted the big scoring games and all but I appreciate a good defense now.
Of course I want Allen to have the big numbers along with a 1,000 yards WR and 1,000 yards RB, but the Process and Culture to create a long time winner is important, more important than getting a Superstar for only a year or less. Breaking the drought was important to get the monkey off our backs but I want them to build a winner.
I am with you regarding Allen, I think he can be a franchise QB but it is going to take time, more than a couple of years, the question is if the FO/Ownership will give him enough time. I think he has played well at times and he has had his rookie moments, but I would give him 4 years, let him play out his rookie contract and by the time the Bills need to decide to take his the 5th year option then decide.