The Buffalo Bills enter training camp with a great deal of optimism that keeps getting chipped away at thanks to nagging injuries early in the offseason. First, there was the loss of Kiko Alonso for the 2014 season, then there was Marcell Dareus spending too much time behind the wheel of a sports car and not enough time behind the wheel of a gym bike.
Now, with top left tackle Cordy Glenn out with an undisclosed illness, the team has felt the need to step up and reassure fans that they don’t think Glenn will miss the 2014 season. You’ll forgive Bills fans if they take a wait-and-see approach to more bad news surrounding this snake-bitten franchise.
Joe Buscaglia of WGR 500 writes that Bills GM Doug Whaley doesn’t think Glenn will miss the whole season after the team placed him on the Active/Non-Football Illness List. “We don’t think so at this time. It’s just gonna have to see on how he progresses. We hope not,” Whaley said. “We’re still waiting on some reports on him, but it looks like it’s gonna be one of those day-to-day things and we’ll see how it progresses.”
Well that’s a…rousing statement. Something suggests no Bills fan is going to read that comment beyond ‘We hope not’ without feeling a sinking in their gut.
It’s clear that Whaley and the rest of the front office still don’t know what’s going on with Glenn, and that could be a major concern for the Bills offense.Glenn was one of the top tackles in the AFC last year and without him, life will be difficult for second-year QB EJ Manuel.
Cordy Glenn was a rare bright spot on one of the worst offenses in the league. Without him, it’s hard to expect the Bills to rise that far from their ugly depths last season. For now at least, it appears the team won’t have to go too long without Glenn. We hope not, anyways.