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#1 BeastMode54

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:35 AM

Greaaaaaaat....

http://blogs.buffalo...tes-roster.html

#2 DrDareustein

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:40 AM

Ehh, it's still early. I was crapping my pants last year and they got Stevie done before FA hit. These guys have said they want to test the market, and that's fair. There might not be much to talk about now, regardless of what the Bills want to offer.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:48 AM

I fear Levitre is all but gone. I'm hoping not. And if we franchise Byrd, I'm worried about a holdout

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 01:11 AM

I think Byrd made it clear that $$$ while nice wasn't everything. he wants to
be on a winning team.

How could anyone begrudge those 2 players that?
Both players are looking at their 3rd head coach with the Bills, and their
rookie contracts are just expiring. They have leverage, and Marrone needs to re-sell
the Bills to these guys heading into their prime.
I can only guess that maybe like a lot of fans. Buddy Nix hasn't instilled much confidence
with the few players actually worth their salt on the team.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 01:55 AM

The article says there have been no talks, yet.

I'll worry about this when free agency is a week away.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:04 AM

Doomed! Russ is cheap. I am so !@#$ing done with this team and it's dysfunctional FO! Git er done! F5F5F5F5..... gotta love the off season :doh:

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:17 AM

Byrd isn't going anywhere this year.  While he may not sign an extension, I can't envision us not franchising him.  If we don't franchise him, you really have to wonder about our FO

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:28 AM

we already know whats gonna happen with byrd, bills will try to resign him and if they cant hes franchised. that ones easy

levitre is tougher. as good as he is, you dont break the bank on a guard. if he wants money above all else hes gone. if he has interest in staying then he gives a hometown discount and the bills gladly keep him. id say its 50/50 at best and probably is going to take the paper elsewhere

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:39 AM

I am not so sure Byrd is a foregone conclusion as a franchise guy. I am not sure, but think Landry is  free agent and alreay knows Pettine and his system...like I said pure speculation.

I can see them tagging Levitre, even though that tag is higher..I think he is more valuable than Byrd in the open market in term of dollars over the tag number.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:06 AM

They'll resign both.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:47 AM

View PostMeathead, on 02 February 2013 - 02:28 AM, said:

we already know whats gonna happen with byrd, bills will try to resign him and if they cant hes franchised. that ones easy

levitre is tougher. as good as he is, you dont break the bank on a guard. if he wants money above all else hes gone. if he has interest in staying then he gives a hometown discount and the bills gladly keep him. id say its 50/50 at best and probably is going to take the paper elsewhere

so we shouldnt "break the bank" for a guard, but someone else should/will???

the man is worth the money, he wont be demanding to be the highest paid guard in the NFL - he will want to be paid, and he and his wife very much enjoy Buffalo, and Marrone realizes the importance of the OL - I Think this deal gets done no problem

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 08:03 AM

View PostPaattMaann, on 02 February 2013 - 07:47 AM, said:

so we shouldnt "break the bank" for a guard, but someone else should/will???

the man is worth the money, he wont be demanding to be the highest paid guard in the NFL - he will want to be paid, and he and his wife very much enjoy Buffalo, and Marrone realizes the importance of the OL - I Think this deal gets done no problem

He deserves to be paid and someone will pay him if the Bills won't. If this team wants to get better, they have to keep their best players. Isn't that what Nix promised to do? Keep our own?

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 08:10 AM

I am a Buddy fan, but of he is truly in charge of the roster as Uncle Russ says then this gets done or worked on regardless of whose coaching.  The conversation would go like this.

-Hey Buddy can you wait to sit these guys until I can evaluate them?
-Doug, you just worry about coaching I'll get you the guys. You can evaluate their film to see what you will be getting next year, but they're coming back.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 08:58 AM

View PostDrDareustein, on 02 February 2013 - 12:40 AM, said:

These guys have said they want to test the market, and that's fair. There might not be much to talk about now, regardless of what the Bills want to offer.
:censored: :wallbash:

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 08:59 AM

The Bills FO personal just want to be exhaustive & thorough in looking at every possibility as far as the contracts with their FA's just as they were in their search for the new HC. :w00t:

Buddy realizes what the team needs & is a strong proponent of keeping your own good players so i don't see this being a problem unless of coarse another team want s to pay over & above what the players marketable worth is like the Poz deal, then i could see us letting them walk.

Well it's been nice having them as Bills players :cry:

Edited by T master, 02 February 2013 - 09:03 AM.


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Posted 02 February 2013 - 09:45 AM

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Brandon said there have been no developments in contract talks with the team’s top two impending free agents – safety Jairus Byrd and guard Andy Levitre.

“The timeline is we need to sit down as a group personnel-wise and put our game plan together on how we’re going to approach things,” Brandon said. “As far as talks are concerned, there’s nothing at this point that’s concrete. We would love to have both guys
From this article.

At least one will be here next season, both wouldn't surprise me.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 09:45 AM

FA starts afternoon March 12, this site rates Levitre and Byrd best avail at there positions http://www.rotoworld...-master-list-13

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:09 AM

I would think the coaches would want to study the roster and see if our current FAs fit into their plans versus another player via draft or FA. I don't think they'll want to re-sign them just because they're current Bills. They have no loyalty to them and I don't think out FO would force players on them.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:23 AM

View Postkas23, on 02 February 2013 - 10:09 AM, said:

I would think the coaches would want to study the roster and see if our current FAs fit into their plans versus another player via draft or FA. I don't think they'll want to re-sign them just because they're current Bills. They have no loyalty to them and I don't think out FO would force players on them.
Are they better than their back-ups? Are the Bills loaded with talent at other positions? Can the Bills afford 2 more holes that must be filled?

I think that the answers to those questions will quickly help the coaching staff make up their collective mind.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:28 AM

This is why this team stinks and will continue to stink.  When we allow our better players to leave we keep creating more holes to fill.  Then we can never fill all of them.