Bills Center Eric Wood Thinks Toronto Series Is a Joke, and Other AFC East News

Erik FrenzSenior Writer IDecember 19, 2012

ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 18:  Eric Wood #70 of the Buffalo Bills snaps the ball to Ryan Fitzpatrick #14 against the Oakland Raiders at Ralph Wilson Stadium on September 18, 2011 in Orchard Park, New York. Buffalo won 38-35.  (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
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Oh, Canada.

Home (but not really) has not been kind to the Buffalo Bills, and center Eric Wood said on 97 Rock's "Norton in the Morning" that he thinks the Toronto series is "a joke" and that he hopes the Bills "don't renew it." 

Here's just some of what he had to say (via The Buffalo News).

I mean, it's a crucial third down for them in the first quarter, and they're running just regular snap count, where I don't care if we have a half-filed Ralph Wilson Stadium, they don't do that.

I just think it's a joke. And it's a bad atmosphere for football. I mean, nobody wants to play there. I guess for opposing teams it beats the hell out of going in somebody else's stadium and dealing with a bunch of crowd noise.

I don't think it's turned out they way we wanted, and I hope we don't renew it. That sucked.

It's refreshing to hear a player actually speak his mind on the matter—Bills players have sidestepped the issue in the past. Although he wasn't trying to, this can't serve as an excuse for the Bills' dreadful performance against the Seahawks, one that all but ended their playoff hopes.

That being said, the Bills are 1-4 in Toronto games. 

Blame Canada.

(Okay, that's not what Wood did, but this is the only time I'll ever get to make that South Park reference in an article.)

Here's some more news and analysis from around the AFC East.


New York Jets

Neil Best of Newsday writes that Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez left head coach Rex Ryan no other choice but to go to backup Greg McElroy.

Rich Cimini of ESPN New York says that Rex looked like he was through with Sanchez at the conclusion of the game, and that only the Jets could bench their starter and still upset the backup.

Joe Caporoso of has five points of advice for Jets owner Woody Johnson this offseason.


Buffalo Bills

Chris Brown of says wide receiver Donald Jones and linebacker Arthur Moats are both on injured reserve, and are done for the year.

Mike Schopp of WGR 550 SportsRadio says that "Name Season" has begun in Buffalo, with Bills fans calling into the radio station with their suggestions on who should be the next head coach.


Miami Dolphins

Brian Biggane of The Palm Beach Post thinks the Dolphins defense is holding up its end of the bargain, and that the injury to tight end Charles Clay could present a big opportunity for another tight end.

B/R Dolphins featured columnist Scott Altman lists one prospect from each Bowl game that Dolphins fans should have their eyes on.


New England Patriots

Christopher Price of explains why the Patriots might have it easier as the No. 4 seed than they would as the No. 3 seed in the AFC playoffs.

Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston says tickets to Sunday's game in Jacksonville are in higher demand than usual, and that the Jaguars will remove the tarps that cover some of the seating in their stadium.