Oct 20, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Buffalo Bills fans cheer on their team during the second half against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

2014 Season Preview: 5 Questions with BuffaLowDown


 

To preview the upcoming season we have reached out to our fellow Fansided sites to get the inside info on the 2014 Chicago Bears opponents. This week we are starting with the Bears’ first opponent, the Buffalo Bills. Check out how Scott DelleFave from BuffaLowDown answered our infamous “5 Questions”.

What did you like and/or dislike about what the Bills did in free agency and the draft?

May 28, 2014; Buffalo, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins (14) catches a pass during organized team activities at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

I liked that the Buffalo Bills were what I called cautiously aggressive and landed the best offensive weapon in Sammy Watkins. I also liked how they took three offensive linemen that have massive upside. I didn’t like that Tight End wasn’t addressed either in Free Agency or in the draft.

Which rookie are you most looking forward to seeing this season?

Easily Sammy Watkins, if he can make the transition from college to the pros, he will be electrifying for years to come.

What do you feel the Bills weakest link is going into Training Camp?

I think the Buffalo Bills weak link is Tight End, they didn’t improve the team at all at this position this off-season at all.

Can you tell us about a player on the roster who hasn’t reached the spotlight but you feel will be a difference maker in 2014?

Michael “Duke” Williams, was hidden behind Jairus Byrd last season and could emerge as an excellent replacement for him due to his sheer speed and mean streak. He had a year to learn and understand the speed of the NFL.

I know it’s ridiculously early, but I know everyone looks at the schedule in the offseason trying to predict wins and losses. How do you feel about the matchup against the Bears?

Despite that it’s a road game, I am actually optimistic about the opener against Chicago. The Bills defense has made even more strides since last year due to their additions during the off-season. While the Bears have great wide receivers, it will be one underrated battle between them and the Bills secondary. With Chicago’s defense, I don’t know if they have filled the void at middle linebacker that Brian Urlacher left after retiring.

Bears fans, what do you think about the matchup against the Bills? Do you think that defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz’s familiarity with the Bears will give the Bills an edge? Make sure you post your comments below. I want to thank Scott DelleFave for taking the time out to answer our “5 Questions” about the Buffalo Bills and be sure to check out BuffaLowDown for all your Buffalo Bills news and info. You can follow Scott on Twitter at @TheProfessorSD.

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  • Cutler2Marshall312

    For the last like what..7 years the Bears have won there season opener at home..The bills are headed in the right direction, but E.J Manual is inconsistent at QB at this point in his career, injuries stunted his growth last Yr while also trying to build a report with rookie S. Watkins that can be tough for a 2nd Yr QB with limited snaps..The Bills do have a good Defense with M. Williams & K. Alonso but the Bears will be better up front from last Yr on the DLine that should absorb some of the LB & Safety but it should be nice game sunny game at #TheField # BearByBirth

    • Michael Praser

      The Bears were also the #2 scoring offense in the league last year. They have brought back all of their offense and the arrow is only pointing up. I agree that the Bears have improved the defensive line and it all does start up front. The Bills are no kicking can. Both teams are going to show up to play, but I do give an edge to the Bears.