Early scouting report: Buffalo Bills

The Sun will take a look at all 13 of the Ravens' 2010 opponents. Today's early scouting report is on the Buffalo Bills, the Ravens’ opponent in Week 7:

Head coach: Chan Gailey (18-16 overall record)

2009 record: 6-10


Biggest addition: ILB Andra Davis. His impact won't be measured by the number of tackles. Davis has to become the leader on defense. He helped the Denver Broncos transition to a 3-4 defense last season, and he will be asked to do the same in Buffalo.

Key loss: Possibly defensive end Aaron Schobel. The franchise's No. 2 career sacks leader has been pondering retirement all offseason. Schobel, 32, was due a $2 million roster bonus in March but he didn't take the physical required to collect it. That doesn't sound good.


Question mark: Who will be the Bills' QB? Trent Edwards, Ryan Fitzpatrick and Brian Brohm are competing for the job. Gailey, who is in his first season as the Bills' coach, won't divulge the pecking order until training camp begins. It's a tough decision – but for all the wrong reasons.

Projected 2010 finish: 5-11, last in the AFC East. The Bills are easily the worst team in a tough division. Their starting quarterback (when Buffalo settles on one) would be a backup on most teams, and their best pass rusher is leaning toward retirement. The only excitement surrounding the Bills is first-round pick C.J. Spiller, a dynamic running back.

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