An All-Pro receiver pouting over boos may be bad timing for this year's Super Bowl favorite
Buffalo, NY — "I thought Bills fans were the best in the world?" Beasley said. But after hearing the recent onslaught of boo-birds at home games, he's having second thoughts.
In particular, Beasley says he's got a problem with fans known as Bills Mafia attending games in Orchard Park. In his view, the boos have crossed the line. After all, Beasley says — Bills fans and players are all on the same team, right?
Last week — before deactivating his account — Beasley tweeted: "Only place I get boo’d is at our home stadium. Then some of the same people want me to take pictures and sign autographs. I thought bills fans were the best in the world?"
Last season, Beasley set career-highs with 82 catches and almost 1,000 receiving yards, earning him a spot on the All-Pro second-team. But this season, with Beasley's numbers considerably down, some Bills fans wonder if the boo-birds are starting to take their toll.
With the ghosts of four consecutive Super Bowl losses still haunting Bills fans, most hope the team's All-Pro receiver can put this latest bump in the road in the rearview mirror. After all, Beasley's slumping numbers clearly suggest he's been distracted of late.
As Jason Wolf tweeted:
"In a division that seems to be lacking any competition, they [Bills] have a clear path to not just the AFC East but to a No. 1 seed that is as valuable as it ever has been," Jacob Blangsted-Barnor of FOX Bet said.
In short, with most experts now favoring the Bills to finally win Buffalo its first Super Bowl, perhaps it's time for Cole Beasley to embrace this season's team mantra: "All hands on deck."