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#1 Peter

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:28 PM

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#2 Kevin

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:32 PM

I guess the Bills did a good thing by letting him go eh?

#3 Homey D. Clown

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:32 PM

He was injured all the time here, I was not surprised to see that trend follow him to Philly...

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:33 PM

Shocked!

#5 Kevin

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:34 PM

View PostHomey D. Clown, on 06 February 2013 - 03:32 PM, said:

He was injured all the time here, I was not surprised to see that trend follow him to Philly...

I don't recall him being injured much in Philly. He just sucked. Wasn't he benched halfway through the season?

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:34 PM

I've heard of him. Git r dun

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:35 PM

Vet min, always thought he was talented, Russ is cheap, no stone unturned, he sucks, who?

#8 KD in CT

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:40 PM

View PostKevin, on 06 February 2013 - 03:32 PM, said:

I guess the Bills did a good thing by letting him go eh?

I guess so, though most people here were not happy about it at the time and thought the Bills should have offered him the big contract he was seeking.  There was a lot of talk about the Bills low-balling him.  In the end, the best deal he could get was a one year try-out with Philly that he failed.

Score one for the FO.

#9 BillsGuyInWilton

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:42 PM

Bring him back for cheap and see how he holds up in camp.  Can never have too many tackles.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:05 PM

View PostKD in CT, on 06 February 2013 - 03:40 PM, said:

I guess so, though most people here were not happy about it at the time and thought the Bills should have offered him the big contract he was seeking.  There was a lot of talk about the Bills low-balling him.  In the end, the best deal he could get was a one year try-out with Philly that he failed.

Score one for the FO.

Totally agree.  Another good job by Nix.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:06 PM

Just another example of Nix not being able to re-sign our top talent and creating more holes in....oh wait...

#12 JPS

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:25 PM

Sucked when he was here. Sucked in Philly.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:27 PM

View PostKD in CT, on 06 February 2013 - 03:40 PM, said:



I guess so, though most people here were not happy about it at the time and thought the Bills should have offered him the big contract he was seeking.  There was a lot of talk about the Bills low-balling him.  In the end, the best deal he could get was a one year try-out with Philly that he failed.

Score one for the FO.
3.5 million is an expensive tryout

#14 benderbender

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:40 PM

I would rather take satisfaction in our players doing well than to see former players get their comeuppance, but seeing as how that's all we have at the moment, lets enjoy his failure

#15 Dr. Trooth

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:52 PM

Hmmm.  You mean the same D. Bell that most wallers thought the Bills should re-sign last year?


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 05:16 PM

View PostBillsGuyInBallstonSpa, on 06 February 2013 - 03:42 PM, said:

Bring him back for cheap and see how he holds up in camp.  Can never have too many tackles.

Glenn > Bell
Pears > Bell
Hairston > Bell
Young > Bell
Sanders has more potential.

JMO..

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 05:26 PM

View PostKD in CT, on 06 February 2013 - 03:40 PM, said:

I guess so, though most people here were not happy about it at the time and thought the Bills should have offered him the big contract he was seeking.  There was a lot of talk about the Bills low-balling him.  In the end, the best deal he could get was a one year try-out with Philly that he failed.

Score one for the FO.

Really?  Not me - I thought he played really well WHEN he was healthy, but when the heck WAS that?

And on the cheap he'd be a great backup where maybe he wouldn't get hurt playing part time.

Edited by BobChalmers, 06 February 2013 - 05:27 PM.


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 05:40 PM

I feel like I need to have a machine playing the "wa-waaaaaa" sound effect on a loop here. Maybe he's backup material with what we have now but I'd rather see what we can do with Glenn.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 05:48 PM

I feel bad for the guy. Can't blame him for signing with the Eagles, who gave him a chance at a long-term deal.

He was always a raw prospect, and seemed to try his hardest when he was here.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 05:53 PM

View PostDukeyBomb, on 06 February 2013 - 05:16 PM, said:



Glenn > Bell
Pears > Bell
Hairston > Bell
Young > Bell
Sanders has more potential.

JMO..

if needed id prefer him at LT over young.

im not dying to sign him, but we could do worse for depth and i think hes likely in the process of realizing quickly that he is a depth player, not a cornerstone.