A Smith and Smith duo for the Buffalo Bills offseason?
Buffalo Bills Chan Gailey is officially gone and though the Buffalo Bills offseason hasn’t kick started officially yet. The search for a new head coach is off to the races in Buffalo, but the only man on the list every Bills fan wants is Lovie Smith. Maybe not every fan, but Smith would be the best man for the job in Buffalo, because of the opportunities the Bills will have in the 2013 offseason. For starters is the very high possibility that San Francisco 49ers Alex Smith will be a free agent in 2013. He already went down to Miami during the last offseason, because of how much he felt underappreciated in San Fran and the benching after a concussion had to have been the last straw.
Alex Smith is disgruntled enough to ask to be outright released and he deserves to. Even if the 49ers try to be cute and put him on the trading block. The 49ers won’t get what he’s worth through a trade and that will lead to his release. If the Bills can land Lovie Smith, then Alex Smith would see Buffalo as a real possibility. However Alex Smith shouldn’t come into Buffalo as the guy. You shouldn’t base your entire offense on his skill set, but ride C.J. Spiller.
Make the offense revolve around Spiller and pepper in some clean efficient Alex Smith throws throughout the game. It would be almost like the Bills offense will get transformed into the 49ers offense. Spiller would be the new Frank Gore, Alex Smith the new Alex Smith and there never were any great wide receivers on the 49ers which is exactly where the Bills are too. Sorry Steve Johnson, but you ain’t no Calvin Johnson. Steve Johnson is a luxury receiver, but he’s not a fine Italian sports car if you catch my drift.
The only hitch is to bring in an offensive coordinator with a similar offensive scheme to the 49ers and the offense is fixed fairly quickly. It also doesn’t hurt that Alex Smith doesn’t throw as many picks as touchdown pass. That leaves Lovie Smith to bring over some of the coaching staff of the Chicago Bears like the defensive line wiz Rod Marinelli, and the defense instantly becomes better overnight. It’s not rocket science how a highly efficient quarterback in Alex Smith, coupled with a dominating rushing attack led by C.J. Spiller and a hard-nosed defense wins games in this league. Or you can go the other route.
You hire Ken Whisenhunt. Who really was just lucky Kurt Warner had a little juice left in him to lead the Arizona Cardinals to a Super Bowl loss. You go with a boring coach and hopefully Ryan Fitzpatrick gets his stuff together. I’m not saying Whisenhunt is a bad head coach, but Lovie Smith is better. It has been 13 seasons since the Bills made it to the Playoffs and the Bills continue to go in some direction that is really out of left field when they pick head coaches. For once, can something as simple as a Smith and Smith duo come to reality for the Bills in 2013.
James Cobern is a Featured Journalist for TPF and can be contacted at JCobern@ThePenaltyFlagBlog.com.