The Buffalo Bills are a team in turmoil.
For a team that remains in playoff contention late in the season, the Bills have some holes to fill.
Faced with the prospect of playing the New England Patriots yet again, Buffalo continues to shuffle the deck with their quarterbacks.
Injuries are the latest cause for alarm within that group after signal caller Tyrod Taylor criticized a recent benching as being racially motivated.
He didn’t sit very long after his understudy Nathan Peterman quite frankly crapped the bed during his limited action.
Taylor was quickly shuffled back into the lineup and then he hurt his knee when the Bills saw the Patriots during their first divisional brawl two weeks ago.
That thrust Peterman back into the lineup that was concussed last week against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 14.
Third-stringer Joe Webb finished that game and will backup Taylor this week who returns as the starter.
It’s a bit too much but at this time of the year, this game of physical chairs is common at many positions.
The quarterbacks have to be viewed in a different light if Buffalo is to continue their improbable accession into the playoffs.
Currently on the outside looking in, Buffalo pretty much has to run the table to get into the postseason tournament.
That quest is complicated by the absence of left tackle Cordy Glenn who has officially been placed on injured reserve.
As the team’s strongest offensive lineman, his absence over the past five games has been felt.
Rookie Dion Dawkins has proved to be a serviceable option, but when push has come to shove, he’s proved to be a liability in key situations.
Dawkins will be a key player to watch when Buffalo takes a swing at the Miami Dolphins this week.
After dropping Tom Brady and the New England Patriots on Monday Night Football, Miami has proved that when all else fails, they can get to the quarterback.
Does that spell impending doom for Tyrod Taylor? Quite possibly.