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#1 cantankerous

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 07:18 PM

http://www.nfl.com/n...ecruiting-trail

Let's hope it helps.

#2 ChevyVanMiller

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 07:21 PM

I'm all for a player recruiting to the team, but with a brand-new coaching staff and a lame-duck GM what does he really have to pitch?

#3 Kellyto83TD

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 07:22 PM

Does he not get Buddy won't pay those guys?

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 07:24 PM

View PostChevyVanMiller, on 01 March 2013 - 07:21 PM, said:

I'm all for a player recruiting to the team, but with a brand-new coaching staff and a lame-duck GM what does he really have to pitch?
Great weather and low taxes.

#5 Dibs

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 07:27 PM

View PostKellyto83TD, on 01 March 2013 - 07:22 PM, said:

Does he not get Buddy won't pay those guys?
Yeah....it's been years since we landed a big name, high priced FA.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 07:37 PM

View PostKellyto83TD, on 01 March 2013 - 07:22 PM, said:

Does he not get Buddy won't pay those guys?
Right, we know this because he wouldn't pay Mario Williams or Mark Anderson last offseason.  Oh wait.....

#7 sirebors

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 07:42 PM

View PostFaustus, on 01 March 2013 - 07:24 PM, said:


Great weather and low taxes.


And HOT chicks!

#8 FleaMoulds80

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 07:43 PM

I'm surprised no one said wings.  :thumbdown:

#9 Dorkington

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 07:56 PM

Unless we are throwing the largest contract at someone, I doubt we'll sign them (see Mario). Not sure how much room we have to do that this year.

#10 Big C

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 08:07 PM

I think we can compete for a receiver position; there are plenty to go around. If only Goldson was a strong safety...

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 08:10 PM

I think buddy would pay bowe if he gets a chance

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 08:14 PM

View PostChevyVanMiller, on 01 March 2013 - 07:21 PM, said:

I'm all for a player recruiting to the team, but with a brand-new coaching staff and a lame-duck GM what does he really have to pitch?
Well, there is the easy off season workout schedule.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 08:22 PM

Props to Stevie for trying. I appeciate his level of enthousiasm. Everyone knows we could use some of that!

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:19 PM

View PostKellyto83TD, on 01 March 2013 - 07:22 PM, said:

Does he not get Buddy won't pay those guys?

I truly hope this was sarcasm.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:21 PM

View PostKellyto83TD, on 01 March 2013 - 07:22 PM, said:

Does he not get Buddy won't pay those guys?
Stevie Johnson is cheap.

#16 Jamie Nails

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:24 PM

Three words: Jim's Steak Out

Correction. Two words: Jim's Steakout

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:38 PM

I hope the Bills sign no FAs until June and they actually keep and play their own draft choices.  Cutting Tank Carder and Mark Asper last year was UNACCEPTABLE.
Now people want to invest highly in a WR when the Bills just spent a 3rd on a WR.  It's just no way to do business.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 10:21 PM

View PostJPS, on 01 March 2013 - 09:38 PM, said:

I hope the Bills sign no FAs until June and they actually keep and play their own draft choices.  Cutting Tank Carder and Mark Asper last year was UNACCEPTABLE.
Now people want to invest highly in a WR when the Bills just spent a 3rd on a WR.  It's just no way to do business.
Sarcasm?

Seems to me that Stevie wouldn't be doing this if these guys weren't actually on the radar of the Bills.  Right?

That said, it could go either way.  You don't exactly want to kill your negotiating power by begging for guys to sign with the Bills.  I think until they get good, it will always be a tough sell and they will probably have to overpay regardless.

I miss the days when the fans could win over a guy like Takeo Spikes.  If there is any player in Bills history that I am more sad for, I can't think of one.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 10:31 PM

View PostFleaMoulds80, on 01 March 2013 - 07:43 PM, said:

I'm surprised no one said wings.  :thumbdown:
WINGS! Awesome freaking wings!! :lol:

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 10:46 PM

View PostRuntheDamnBall, on 01 March 2013 - 10:21 PM, said:

Sarcasm?

Seems to me that Stevie wouldn't be doing this if these guys weren't actually on the radar of the Bills.  Right?

That said, it could go either way.  You don't exactly want to kill your negotiating power by begging for guys to sign with the Bills.  I think until they get good, it will always be a tough sell and they will probably have to overpay regardless.

I miss the days when the fans could win over a guy like Takeo Spikes.  If there is any player in Bills history that I am more sad for, I can't think of one.
I'm actually serious. What's the use of having a 5th rounder or a 6th rounder just to cut them, especially when you have needs at those positions AND said cut players are on other NFL rosters. Mark Asper might be the Tom Brady of OGs for all we know, but we cut him to keep Collin Brown or some other FA junk. What junk did we keep at LB instead of taking a good look at Carder.  Maybe they suck, but we'll never know.