4: The elephant in the room
It’s 1999 and the Buffalo Bills are cruising into the playoffs. The diminutive but strong-willed Doug Flutie has led the Bills to a solid 10-5 record, and is afforded the luxury of sitting out the final regular season game.
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In his stead steps Rob Johnson, who, at 6′ 4, fit the image of an NFL quarterback to a tee. Johnson tore up the 13-3 Indianapolis Colts on the day, throwing for 287 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions, en route to a 31-6 Bills win.
Inspired by this performance, Bills brass elects to go with Johnson to start their upcoming playoff game against the Tennessee Titans instead of Flutie, the man who got them there. Long story short (alright it was actually quite long), the decision backfired, and the Bills lost.
It might not come right at this present moment, but TFC are going to have a decision to make about who will be this team’s striker going forward. When Jozy Altidore returns, are they going to go with the veteran, or are they going to stick with Akinola?
When the time comes and Altidore is fit, it’s going to be a tough decision for manager Greg Vanney to make. Until then, Toronto will bask in derby glory. They go again on Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. against the New England Revolution.
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