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UPDATE: QB Vince Young Signs With Buffalo Bills


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#1 BillsGuyInWilton

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 11:59 AM

Props to Erik in the Shoutbox for the info.

http://blogs.buffalo...-for-bills.html

Edited by BillsGuyBackInMalta, 11 May 2012 - 11:55 AM.


#2 jboyst62

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:00 PM

Oh curseword. Why?

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:02 PM

Well, he's got to be a better wildcat option than Brad Smith... :pirate:

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:05 PM

i guess you could argue he is better than thigpen?

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:06 PM

Why not, former first round pick.  Probably an upgrade to what the Bills currently have on the team.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:08 PM

WGR says he flew in this morning:

http://wgr550.com/Vi...orning/12999856

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:09 PM

View PostMopreme, on 01 May 2012 - 12:06 PM, said:

Why not, former first round pick.  Probably an upgrade to what the Bills currently have on the team.
Not if you base it on last year with the Eagles, which may be unfair...

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:10 PM

Interesting considering Vince and Mario were the hotly debated "who should be the 1st pick in the draft for the Texans?" back in 2006 .

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:10 PM

I'm not mad about it. Not a guy I make a centerpiece but can be a top flight backup in a good situation and this seems to be the low pressure, highly supportive, place that could level him out some.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:11 PM

The guy no doubt has some skills.  I also think that Chan would be able to maximize those skills.



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Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:11 PM

View PostMopreme, on 01 May 2012 - 12:06 PM, said:

Why not, former first round pick.  Probably an upgrade to what the Bills currently have on the team.

Ummm...but the Eagles opted for Trent Edwards rather than bringing VY back...?

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:11 PM

View Postjboyst62, on 01 May 2012 - 12:00 PM, said:

Oh curseword. Why?
Exactly!  I'll take my chances with Thigpen as the backup rather than this idiot.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:12 PM

View Postnucci, on 01 May 2012 - 12:09 PM, said:

Not if you base it on last year with the Eagles, which may be unfair...

The glitzy lockerroom with high profile me guys is the epitome of the wrong place for him to get his head square. I'm not saying he will here, but it's better.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:13 PM

Three things to keep in mind:

1.  Trent Edwards made Vince Young expendable.

Yes, that Trent Edwards.

2.  Vince Young has all the talent in the world and 0.0% of it consists of work ethic.

3.  Even the QB Renovation Realities of franchises decided to not to keep him around.

Is he better than Thigpen?  Not sure.  Threw four interceptions in a game last year against last year.

I don't think he's "that" guy anymore.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:13 PM

View Post34-78-83, on 01 May 2012 - 12:10 PM, said:

Interesting considering Vince and Mario were the hotly debated "who should be the 1st pick in the draft for the Texans?" back in 2006 .


I thought it was Reggie Bush and Mario??

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:15 PM

View Postjboyst62, on 01 May 2012 - 12:00 PM, said:

Oh curseword. Why?


This ^

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:15 PM

View PostPeter, on 01 May 2012 - 12:11 PM, said:

The guy no doubt has some skills.  I also think that Chan would be able to maximize those skills.

Couldn't have said it better myself.

He has nothing left to lose, and with Thigpen as our backup, neither do we.

There is no--REPEAT, NO--harm in this.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:16 PM

No matter what, though, I like the fact it sends a message that the Bills are being aggressive about adding talent (we can debate that in Young's case) to the rest of the league and says they are in "win now" mode.

It's sure to get them some airtime with the national talking heads, if nothing else...

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:18 PM

i think its a good move to bring him in. see where hes at mentally and if hes willing to be a backup. i actually thought the bills shoulda have gone after him when he first became available. i think chan could work well him his attributes.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:19 PM

No harm in this... far better than any of our backups... this is one of those things to NOT worry about