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Levitre intent on shopping around for best offer - Sully


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#1 dave mcbride

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:59 AM

https://mobile.twitter.com/TBNSully

He's most likely gone unless franchised, it would seem.

#2 BillsGuyInWilton

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:00 AM

Bye Andy.

I'd rather we franchise Byrd and re-sign Rinehart to take over.

#3 BillnutinHouston

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:00 AM

Not sure.  WGR reported that when asked how much he'd like to be back in Buffalo on a scale of 1-10, he said "10".  That's not a guy chasing top dollar as his sole priority.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:00 AM

View PostBillsGuyInBallstonSpa, on 31 December 2012 - 11:00 AM, said:

Bye Andy.

I'd rather we franchise Byrd and re-sign Rinehart to take over.

Yes, we never sign our free agents.

PTR

#5 Reed83HOF

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:01 AM

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#6 Max997

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:02 AM

View PostBillsGuyInBallstonSpa, on 31 December 2012 - 11:00 AM, said:

Bye Andy.

I'd rather we franchise Byrd and re-sign Rinehart to take over.

Really?

Levitre is top priority as far as I'm concerned

#7 SageAgainstTheMachine

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:03 AM

As far as I'm concerned, they'd be letting the best guard in the game slip through their fingers.  Sure, it's a more fungible position than most, but this would be a mistake.

#8 dave mcbride

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:04 AM

View PostPromoTheRobot, on 31 December 2012 - 11:00 AM, said:



Yes, we never sign our free agents.

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Sometimes we do, and sometimes we don't. He's a very good and durable player, and there are better, richer organizations who desperately need offensive line help. I suspect that he may well entertain a bidding war, and some good teams will be among the bidders. Not sure why you're so snarky about this, btw. It's a reasonable supposition that he'll be very hard to retain.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:05 AM

View PostSageAgainstTheMachine, on 31 December 2012 - 11:03 AM, said:

As far as I'm concerned, they'd be letting the best guard in the game slip through their fingers.  Sure, it's a more fungible position than most, but this would be a mistake.

Isn't that what farm teams do? :ph34r:

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:05 AM

View PostBillnutinHouston, on 31 December 2012 - 11:00 AM, said:

Not sure.  WGR reported that when asked how much he'd like to be back in Buffalo on a scale of 1-10, he said "10".  That's not a guy chasing top dollar as his sole priority.

Did you hear that on-air? He seems like a stand up guy, and I would hope that if the Bills gave him a competitve offer he'd accept it. After last season's excellent string of re-signings, it'd be a shame to lose Levitre.

As always, a pending free agent suggesting they'll see what offers they can recieve on the open market is a bargaining tool--- I think Stevie said the same thing last year.

#11 RJ (not THAT RJ)

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:07 AM

Wow, Jerry rushed to post something gloomy for Bills fans? Something that is a matter of opinion, in the face of competing evidence? Golly, you'd almost think he went looking for things to be negative about.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:07 AM

View PostBillsGuyInBallstonSpa, on 31 December 2012 - 11:00 AM, said:

Bye Andy.

I'd rather we franchise Byrd and re-sign Rinehart to take over.

Rinehart simply does not have the agility to play LG.  He's a plodding type who would be best served in a reserve role IMO.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:08 AM

Levitre is top priority.  They should re-sign Byrd too but a pro bowl caliber (he hasn't made it but should) offensive linemen is much more valuable than a free safety.  Keep continuity on the offensive line.  Franchise tag Levitre as many years as it takes if he doesn't sign long term, a la the Patriots.

#14 Reed83HOF

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:08 AM

Sully also was the first to report the Gailey firing....

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:08 AM

I hope its just posturing for his deal.  We canned the coach and will have a new staff so that could go a long way for him staying here.

#16 B-Man

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:09 AM

He said he likes Buddy Nix and that he thinks this team is heading in the right direction and that his interest in staying with Bufflo on a scale of 1-10 is a 10.

Sounds like Sully is just trying to put the worst spin on it.

When the Front Officev shakes out I hope that he'll get a decent offer.


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#17 BuffaloWings

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:09 AM

I'd rather they keep both Byrd & Levitre.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:09 AM

View Postdave mcbride, on 31 December 2012 - 11:04 AM, said:

Sometimes we do, and sometimes we don't. He's a very good and durable player, and there are better, richer organizations who desperately need offensive line help. I suspect that he may well entertain a bidding war, and some good teams will be among the bidders. Not sure why you're so snarky about this, btw. It's a reasonable supposition that he'll be very hard to retain.

Hence, the tag.

#19 Dorkington

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:10 AM

He's the only good AND healthy offensive lineman we have. I hope we keep him.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:10 AM

The Bills only have one tag.  They are going to lose either Levitre or Byrd.  Both would be crazy not to test the market and they will get better offers.