The Buffalo Bills fired head coach Dick Jauron on November 17, but the week before they took their team photo. Wanting to cleanse themselves of that period, they photoshopped Jauron out of the photo. In order to do so though they had to make some strange moves.
I mean, it’s no big deal, Jauron WAS fired and I can see the team wanting to move on, and presumably most people would never notice this. But I’m on the Internet a lot, and that’s how I came across the bit of detective work done by Josh Fitz, a Buffalo Bills fan and message board poster. Here’s some of his evidence:
1. Xavier Oman (#44) is in the photo. He was waived on 11/11. Jauron wasn’t fired until 11/17. This photo couldn’t have been taken after his firing.
2. Ralph and Brandon seem to be a little off-center. It seems that the logical place for Dick to be standing is right next to Ralph, where the three would be perfectly centered in the photo.
3. Who is in that spot? Jairus Byrd. And he seems larger than normal. In the photo he looks slightly taller than #29 next to him (Drayton Florence). Except Byrd is listed at 5′ 10″ and Florence is 6′ 0″. (That arm just ain’t natural; unless you’re this guy…)
4. Take a look at #29′s right ear. He seems to have some extra pixel’s… either that, or Kawika Mitchell has a seriously weird forearm.