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#1 Rob's House

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:37 PM

So who do you want under center next year? Veteran or rookie? Who can we get and what will it cost?




Personally, I'd like to see Mike Glennon fall to us in the draft, but there's 4 other prospects I'd be happy with too.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:40 PM

I really like Tyler Wilson... He's the guy I really want.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:40 PM

Depends on the HC, but I think Fitz starts the season and who we pick at #8 or #40 starts the season on the bench, and plays later in the season.

I will be very disappointed if Gailey is here, and I will be very disappointed if we make it to our third pick without having already selected a QB, but I think we are unlikely to draft a day 1 QB, unlikely to go after a free agent better than Fitz and our pick, and unlikely to put Thigpen or Jackson ahead of Fitz to win games.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:41 PM

Rookie, I like Landry Jones, EJ Manuel and Glennon. Ask Fitz to take a paycut and accept a demotion, run wild with Spiller and Fred. Get a good DC, we have talent to be better defensively.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:41 PM

View PostKoufax, on 30 December 2012 - 05:40 PM, said:

Depends on the HC, but I think Fitz starts the season and who we pick at #8 or #40 starts the season on the bench, and plays later in the season.

I will be very disappointed if Gailey is here, and I will be very disappointed if we make it to our third pick without having already selected a QB, but I think we are unlikely to draft a day 1 QB, unlikely to go after a free agent better than Fitz and our pick, and unlikely to put Thigpen or Jackson ahead of Fitz to win games.
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:41 PM

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:46 PM

Jones sounds good to me. EJ Manuel looks much too flat-footed in the pocket. A Big guy, but with his mechanics he is likely to bust, especially in the winds of Buffalo.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:47 PM

What if we were to trade Fitz & a pick to SF for Smith? That way if whoever we draft needs time to develop, or doesn't get it done, we've got a guy who's maybe not spectacular, but solid to play QB and let our playmakers make plays. It would be a good move for SF b/c they get a solid veteran b/u who isn't disgruntled and gain a pick in the process (I'm thinking 4th?). Anyone think they'd go for it?

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:49 PM

View PostDStebb716, on 30 December 2012 - 05:40 PM, said:

I really like Tyler Wilson... He's the guy I really want.
We might be able to get him in the second dstebb. Him and a solid lb in the first and wr in the third would be such a great draft.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:50 PM

View PostFixxxer, on 30 December 2012 - 05:41 PM, said:

Rookie, I like Landry Jones, EJ Manuel and Glennon. Ask Fitz to take a paycut and accept a demotion, run wild with Spiller and Fred. Get a good DC, we have talent to be better defensively.

I don't watch as much college football as many here, but I don't like Glennon's 57% completion and 14 picks.  Jones is the guy I'm most interested in right now, but I think there are a lot of guys that are going to have a chance to be good and available at #8 or #40 for us, without any Andrew Luck we are sad to miss out on in this draft.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:50 PM

View PostRob, on 30 December 2012 - 05:47 PM, said:

What if we were to trade Fitz & a pick to SF for Smith? That way if whoever we draft needs time to develop, or doesn't get it done, we've got a guy who's maybe not spectacular, but solid to play QB and let our playmakers make plays. It would be a good move for SF b/c they get a solid veteran b/u who isn't disgruntled and gain a pick in the process (I'm thinking 4th?). Anyone think they'd go for it?

That's a very expensive backup QB for the 49ers. They can try to talk Alex Smith into accepting his role, or go grab Jason Campbell or some other backup from the heap. I don't think Fitz tempts them.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:53 PM

FA - dont see anyone
TRADE - Kirk Cousins or A Smith
DRAFT - Nassib or Glennon and Casey Pachall

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:55 PM

Zac Dysert...this kid is gonna be a star mark my words

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:56 PM

First off trades hardly occur in the NFL, the only time they do is when you have a surplus of good players at that position and then it's usually for draft picks, in other words you don't need to make the trade. Second I'm not all that convinced that Smith is any better than Fitz, he just was used much better than CG did.  You also then still have a high priced QB that you're hoping to only use for a year or so, then move on.

Unless after the combines some QB rockets up the charts, I'd rather see the Bills use their 1st rounder on a LB or something and keep Fitz to start the season  So far all the 1st rounders sound rather suspect.  I do feel with a better coach who would stick to the run, run Spiller 20 times EVERY game, and get another top WR, Fitz could be OK to start with.  Also assumes he takes a big pay cut.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:56 PM

View Postsilvermike, on 30 December 2012 - 05:50 PM, said:

That's a very expensive backup QB for the 49ers. They can try to talk Alex Smith into accepting his role, or go grab Jason Campbell or some other backup from the heap. I don't think Fitz tempts them.
I thought of that, but Smith has a pretty hefty salary too (for a back up), plus they may be able to renegotiate with Fitz. I know Fitz doesn't have much street cred in Buffalo, but his numbers are pretty decent; I would think he's a step up from anyone they could take off the scrap heap, and Harbaugh may like a cerebral guy who can step in if his QB goes down. I figure it's a longshot, but could get us a proven commodity on the cheap.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:04 PM

View PostRob, on 30 December 2012 - 05:37 PM, said:

So who do you want under center next year? Veteran or rookie? Who can we get and what will it cost?




Personally, I'd like to see Mike Glennon fall to us in the draft, but there's 4 other prospects I'd be happy with too.

They need to draft two QB's and sign a vet FA.  Should find a legit starter out of the three.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:12 PM

I'm pulling for a Nassib type in round 2 being given a year to develop on the bench behind Fitzpatrick, who I would like to see us retain, given that there are no better options available to us in FA (and if there were, it's unlikely they'd want to come to a franchise intent on drafting a qb early) and it's silly to believe a team with a strong backup who's starter missed games with a concussion is likely to trade away that backup.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:15 PM

View PostRob, on 30 December 2012 - 05:47 PM, said:

What if we were to trade Fitz & a pick to SF for Smith? That way if whoever we draft needs time to develop, or doesn't get it done, we've got a guy who's maybe not spectacular, but solid to play QB and let our playmakers make plays. It would be a good move for SF b/c they get a solid veteran b/u who isn't disgruntled and gain a pick in the process (I'm thinking 4th?). Anyone think they'd go for it?

Nobody is trading for Fitz... He's a $10 million BACKUP... And Smith isn't the guy we need. We need a playmaker, he can't do that. He's a game-manager that needs an elite defense. The opposite of what we have.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:15 PM

Well, if we pick EJ Manuel we will have our big three.....EJ, CJ, and TJ!

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:16 PM

Landry Jones