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#1 VIVA BUFFALO CABRONES!

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:26 PM

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Bills are placing franchise tag on S Jairus Byrd.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:28 PM

Guess this means Levitre is mostly like gone which is a huge mistake

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:29 PM

Just saw him say it on Sportscenter as well. Good move.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:32 PM

Assuming they can reach a long term deal with Byrd, can they then remove the franchise tag and then apply it to Levitre or can it only be applied once per year?

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:32 PM

View PostMax997, on 01 March 2013 - 12:28 PM, said:

Guess this means Levitre is mostly like gone which is a huge mistake
Maybe what is holding up things with Levitre is Fitz? My friend suggested the Bills are asking Fitz to do a "Tom Brady" and free up some money for Levitre?

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Edited by PromoTheRobot, 01 March 2013 - 12:33 PM.


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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:32 PM

OKAY SERIOUSLY:

Copy the URL from THE TIME STAMP so it links to the TWEET and NOT THE ENTIRE TIMELINE

Like this: https://twitter.com/...541512449839106

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:33 PM

Good move.  Now lets make signing Levitre priority #1.  Mark my words- if we !@#$ up and lose Levitre- it will be the biggest FA loss since Pat Williams.  On a team with gaping holes everywhere- two positions are set- RB and Oline.  Losing Levitre creates another gaping hole and would be a kick in the balls

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:33 PM

View PostMax997, on 01 March 2013 - 12:28 PM, said:

Guess this means Levitre is mostly like gone which is a huge mistake

I don't follow your logic.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:33 PM

View PostMax997, on 01 March 2013 - 12:28 PM, said:

Guess this means Levitre is mostly like gone which is a huge mistake

You are probably right but Byrd is 2 million less on the cap to franchise so Levitre could be more of a long term priority

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:34 PM

View PostPete, on 01 March 2013 - 12:33 PM, said:

Good move.  Now lets make signing Levitre priority #1.  Mark my words- if we !@#$ up and lose Levitre- it will be the biggest FA loss since Pat Williams.  On a team with gaping holes everywhere- two positions are set- RB and Oline.  Losing Levitre creates another gaping hole and would be a kick in the balls

Agreed, but he's going to test the waters, we know this. So the real question isn't whether they will or won't, but how much is too much?

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:38 PM

View PostMax997, on 01 March 2013 - 12:28 PM, said:

Guess this means Levitre is mostly like gone which is a huge mistake

Do you mean it's a mistake to put the tag on Byrd instead of Levitre? I'm really hoping by way of miracle he'll want to sign long term.

Edited by cantankerous, 01 March 2013 - 12:39 PM.


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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:39 PM

Would've preferred the long-term deal. I'm almost 100% convinced that Levitre will be gone.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:39 PM

View Postcantankerous, on 01 March 2013 - 12:38 PM, said:

Do you mean it's a mistake to put the tag on Byrd instead of Levitre?

Let's hope not. That would be categorically false.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:39 PM

View PosttaC giB ehT, on 01 March 2013 - 12:34 PM, said:

Agreed, but he's going to test the waters, we know this. So the real question isn't whether they will or won't, but how much is too much?
That's what Nix is supposed to know.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:40 PM

View PostDStebb716, on 01 March 2013 - 12:39 PM, said:

Would've preferred the long-term deal. I'm almost 100% convinced that Levitre will be gone.

It's a win-win. Byrd gets decent money.

The Bills get him in a contract year with the opportunity to feel-out the new "culture."

It's a great audition for the coaches, one that Byrd is prudent to put them through BEFORE he signs that long deal. He would have been foolish to sign long term now.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:40 PM

View PostMax997, on 01 March 2013 - 12:28 PM, said:

Guess this means Levitre is mostly like gone which is a huge mistake
huh?

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:40 PM

I'm happy to hear Byrd stays. Hopefully they can work something out with Levitre, and then Byrd during this year. Sadly, I think once Andy hits the market hell meet winning teams and big money and I think he'll be gone.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:43 PM


Quickie: Can you use the franchise tag and transition tag simultaneously on two different players??




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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:44 PM

I'm disappointed they haven't signed Byrd to a long term deal and need to resort to the tag.   They sure as hell better get it done with him before the season starts and not wait till he's an UFA like they did with Levitre.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:44 PM

View PosttaC giB ehT, on 01 March 2013 - 12:34 PM, said:

Agreed, but he's going to test the waters, we know this. So the real question isn't whether they will or won't, but how much is too much?
Very rare does a player "test the waters" and not leave the team he is on. Once a player feels he's not worth the extra effort to keep them, pride kick in and they walk. Letting him go is worst than letting Byrd go IMHO. He's been the only foundation this o-line has had since he came to buffalo. Played where ever they have asked and held his own. Guards are supposedly easy to find, but football players aren't.