The Buffalo Bills keep knocking on the Super Bowl door.
But as you might know by now, knocking on the door and getting in are two completely different things, and it seems like they just can’t get over the bump once and for all.
The Bills’ season ended disappointingly in the AFC Divisional Round as they could only register 10 points at home against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Notably, Buffalo have been working on their roster for a while now, and they were arguably the AFC’s most stacked team entering this season.
This is why some people have pointed out that the Bengals have managed to reach the AFC Championship game two years in a row despite being a rebuilding team just a few seasons ago.
So when asked about it, Bills GM Brandon Beane apparently fired at the Bengals organization for building their roster through Draft instead of free agency:
“They currently have the benefit of a rookie quarterback contract,” Beane said. “They’ve had a tough few years, and without dwelling too much on their build, I don’t want to suck enough to have to catch Ja’Marr Chase. He’s a real talent, I would love to have him, but you have to go through difficult years to do that.
Here’s Brandon Beane’s full excerpt on building the Bengals through high draft picks.
He seems to choose his words carefully, but still fumbles his arguments. https://t.co/qTLyFEU5Kk
— Goodberry (@JoeGoodberry) January 24, 2023
Although he makes valid points about competitiveness, Beane seems to have completely missed the point.
It’s not like the Bengals finished with the league’s worst record in a decade, and even if they did, two trips to the AFC Conference Championship game in as many years, it’s more than most franchises could ever dream of.
There are several ways to create a list, each with its pros and cons.
So it’s definitely not a good idea to take a look at the team that just beat you at home in a dominant fashion.