Von Miller Ends Bills Season With Fascinating Comments on OBJ
The Buffalo Bills players are meeting with the media on Monday, which is standard procedure for the day after a season ends.
The Bills lost to the Cincinnati Bengals at Highmark Stadium on Sunday; a game they were thoroughly dominated in. The Bills did not have the proper game plan on offense or defense and the execution was just as bad. There was no juice or life like we have seen all season long.
The prevailing statement from players on Monday was that the Bills simply ran out of gas. They had gone through so much this season, from the injuries to Micah Hyde and Von Miller, to the elbow injury to Josh Allen along with the two historic snowstorms and losing a home game.
Then the Damar Hamlin situation. It was a lot for one team to handle but the Bills' lackluster performance is forcing fans and media to have harsh realities of what retooling the team needs for 2023.
Edge rusher Von Miller was lost for the season back in November. Miller spoke to the media today and said that doctors told him he would have a nine-month recovery, which would put his return at some time in August. He hopes to be back before that, however.
Miller also had very interesting comments on his friend and former teammate, Odell Beckham Jr.
OBJ is still a free agent and visited with multiple teams, including the Bills this past December. Beckham Jr. didn't sign with a team and had many assuming it was because his ACL surgery recovery wasn't quite there yet to help a team before the end of the 2022 season.
Miller said he's a "great recruiter" and while they lost out on OBJ this season, don't quite close the door on him coming to the Bills for 2023.
We can argue all we want on whether or not a change is needed at offensive or defensive coordinator, but two things are for certain with the Bills this off-season: they absolutely need upgrades at wide receiver and offensive line.
The Bills will need to take a long, hard look at WR in round one of the 2023 NFL Draft but signing a free agent wide receiver also seems like a very real possibility. Is that OBJ? We will wait and see.