I'm not just talking hypothetically. People (Mike Florio) thinks it is a realistic possibility.
The Bills want to win. Now. Whether it’s because owner Ralph Wilson is feeling a Leon Hess-style sense of urgency or whether coach Dick Jauron feels a Rich Kotite-style sense of urgency or a combination of both, the Bills are going all in.
They offered receiver Terrell Owens $6.5 million guaranteed at a time when no one else was willing to pay him $6.50.
And a league source tells us that the Bills made a very aggressive play for defensive end Jason Taylor immediately after Taylor was cut in March by the Redskins. In fact, the Bills were the very first team to pursue Taylor.
As to the potential backlash from signing Vick, consider the fans’ reaction to the arrival of T.O.
He’s already gotten the key to the freaking city.
So if any team can sell this transaction to their fans, it’s the Bills.
The other possibility, in our view, is Cincinnati. But not because the Bengals believe they could surive the local P.R. onslaught. The Bengals would potentially be interested in Vick because they don’t care about the P.R. onslaught.
First off, Florio with these crazy opinions usually is way off. Just search for his mock draft in April(yikes). Second, Jauron hopefully has no say on getting players like Owens, Vick, Taylor etc. Dude is lost. His football acumen is close to zero. Who would listen to that dude? Not even old man Ralphie.
Third, Vick isn't good. He was good three years ago, no way he is good right now. He wouldn't make the Bills better in 2009. Fourth, the Bills coaching staff would never be able to use Vick in a way that would realize the full potential of MV's skill set. They have no idea what they're doing. (case data: Losman, J.P.)
I wouldn't be as shocked as when we signed Terrell Owens, but thats only because it was the most shocking thing the Bills could have done. Either way, I have a tough time believing that Roger will even reinstate Vick after he's completed his sentence in two months. That in and of itself makes the whole conversation moot.