Bills drowning out lofty national expectations: ‘It doesn’t matter what anybody else says’

We all deal with expectations. Whether personal or societal, at home or at work, expectations are something that will all face. Someone expects something out of all of us. The Buffalo Bills are no stranger to expectations. As the heartbeat of a success-starved region, fans typically have lofty expectations for their beloved Bills. For most of the 21st century, those expectations largely boiled down to “don’t be an embarrassment,” or “don’t let the playoff drought stretch to 10, 11, or 12 years,” (it would ultimately reach 17). But the expectation has shifted a bit in recent years. The team has looked competent since head coach Sean McDermott took the reins in 2017, appearing in the postseason in three out of his four years in charge.┬áCompetent may be underselling it a bit – the team, at times, has looked genuinely good, and at other times, legitimately dominant, as though the championship aspirations it often preaches about are not unfounded. Buffalo’s coming off a season that was objectively its best in recent memory, and subjectively its greatest ever. The Bills finished the 2020 season with a 13-3 record, their best since 1991, and came within one game of the Super Bowl. Josh … Continue reading Bills drowning out lofty national expectations: ‘It doesn’t matter what anybody else says’