Could this be the year the Buffalo Bills overtake the New England Patriots?
Jim Kelly thinks it’s possible.
While speaking on a NFL Network radio program, the Bills’ Hall of Fame quarterback said the Patriots are vulnerable.
”From the standpoint of Tom Brady if you look at what he’s lost with your number one player Wes Welker and Brandon Lloyd,” Kelly said. “Losing Welker is like for me when I was playing, losing Andre Reed. A guy you depend on not just week in and week out, but in clutch situations you always looked toward your number one target. Mine was always Andre Reed and when you lose a Wes Welker that’s going to hurt. There’s no doubt they have to feel something being without your four or five top receivers.”
The Patriots offense could be considerably weaker this season. Besides losing Welker to the Denver Broncos and releasing Lloyd, tight-end Rob Gronkowski is injured and Aaron Hernandez is in jail.
Despite the loss of several key players, Kelly cautioned that the Patriots will still be a tough team. Now, Kelly said, the Bills have to prove they can contend.
“I’m sure Bill Belichick will find a way,” said Kelly. ”He’s probably already got something up his sleeve. But I don’t really feel too sorry for them. I don’t really feel too sorry for them because sooner or later the Bills have got to rise to the top and if we have to take it that way, oh well.”
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