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BREAKING: Bills release Nick Barnett


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#1 SBUffalo

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 01:50 PM

I was told I'll be released today by the Buffalo Bills. Thanks to all the great Fans and friends I have met in Western New York.. It was Truly a pleasure being apart of that organization and culture.. Very unfortunate we didn't get the Bills to the playoffs but I know you You guys will have many successful years ahead of you. Thanks#billsmafia for all your support.. Sad to leave but like they say when one door closes more open up.. All in Gods hands..

https://twitter.com/...039612426592257

Edited by DStebb716, 11 February 2013 - 01:51 PM.


#2 26CornerBlitz

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 01:50 PM

@NickBarnett
I was told I'll be released today by the Buffalo Bills. Thanks to all the great Fans and friends I have met in Western New York.. It was

NickBarnett@NickBarnett
Truly a pleasure being apart of that organization and culture.. Very unfortunate we didn't get the Bills to the playoffs but I know you

@NickBarnett
You guys will have many successful years ahead of you. Thanks #billsmafia for all your support.. Sad to leave but like they say when one

@NickBarnett
One door closes more open up.. All in Gods hands..

Edited by 26CornerBlitz, 11 February 2013 - 01:52 PM.


#3 Peter

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 01:50 PM

wow

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 01:52 PM

I was hoping a good DC would bring out a "better Barnett".  Guess not.  Thanks for the one god season Nick ad good luck to ya.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 01:53 PM

One more hole to fill?

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 01:54 PM

Ok. He was a "leader" on a historically bad defense. He's past his prime, and this move will provide cap space to fill his void with a guy who can actually tackle.

I like it.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 01:56 PM

Not a surprise to me

I thought his play dropped off after a good first year with us.

Now I think they have to go LB in the first round if this is true.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 01:56 PM

Good luck Nick

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 01:57 PM

He was THE WORST PLAYER ON OUR DEFENSE last year.

It's the right move.

Edited by taC giB ehT, 11 February 2013 - 01:58 PM.


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Posted 11 February 2013 - 02:01 PM

View PostBufcomments, on 11 February 2013 - 01:56 PM, said:

Not a surprise to me

I thought his play dropped off after a good first year with us.

Now I think they have to go LB in the first round if this is true.

Had slowed down from the previous year and just wasn't effective anymore.  Great guy though.

All the best to him.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 02:01 PM

Past his prime, obviously, and did not have a good year at all last year. But the release makes a major problem spot a seriously bigger problem. Pettine, I assume, has some former Jets and players he knows around the league to bring in.

I like Bradham a lot, and think he is going to be a very good player, but it's rather astounding that there is an NFL team in Buffalo and that team does not really have one legitimate NFL linebacker on it right now.

#12 BringBackFergy

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 02:02 PM

View PosttaC giB ehT, on 11 February 2013 - 01:57 PM, said:

He was THE WORST PLAYER ON OUR DEFENSE last year.

It's the right move.
Oh boy...them's fightin' words...lol...this thread will take off in another direction now.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 02:03 PM

Classy tweet, good luck to him.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 02:03 PM

https://twitter.com/...043136535339009

@ByTimGraham: The Buffalo Bills have released safety, captain and NFLPA rep George Wilson, sources tell The Buffalo News.

Edited by BigCountryBills, 11 February 2013 - 02:08 PM.


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Posted 11 February 2013 - 02:03 PM

Step 1. Great move. Dude had to go.

It's not a new hole to fill. He needed to be replaced whether he was on the roster or not.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 02:05 PM

View PostKelly the Dog, on 11 February 2013 - 02:01 PM, said:

Past his prime, obviously, and did not have a good year at all last year. But the release makes a major problem spot a seriously bigger problem. Pettine, I assume, has some former Jets and players he knows around the league to bring in.

I like Bradham a lot, and think he is going to be a very good player, but it's rather astounding that there is an NFL team in Buffalo and that team does not really have one legitimate NFL linebacker on it right now.

I agree.

BUT

It sounds like Pettine's defenses have always been DB heavy in the first place. How often will we run sets that require more than two linebackers?
Plus, I'm sure we'll snake some guys in FA that can be stop-gaps.

View PostBringBackFergy, on 11 February 2013 - 02:02 PM, said:

Oh boy...them's fightin' words...lol...this thread will take off in another direction now.

Only one other person who even rivaled his bleak incompetence: Aaron Williams

But AW is 10 years younger, and played in a defense that relied on the players upfront to make his job easier. Not giving him a free pass, but that's the opposite of what ended up happening.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 02:04 PM

OP, if you could post the text so nobody gets confused please do so. George Wilson has been released.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 02:07 PM

Wow, serious housecleaning goin on at OBD. This is kind of a surprise to me but it seems the new FO and coaches could care less who is a solid citizen or friendly guy...they want some football players. I like the way this is panning out.

Next player to be released is???

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 02:08 PM

View PosttaC giB ehT, on 11 February 2013 - 02:05 PM, said:

I agree.

BUT

It sounds like Pettine's defenses have always been DB heavy in the first place. How often will we run sets that require more than two linebackers?
Plus, I'm sure we'll snake some guys in FA that can be stop-gaps.



Only one other person who even rivaled his bleak incompetence: Aaron Williams

But AW is 10 years younger, and played in a defense that relied on the players upfront to make his job easier. Not giving him a free pass, but that's the opposite of what ended up happening.
That's who I was thinking of.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 02:08 PM

Kelsay.

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Kelsay.