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#1 NisherJr

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 06:43 PM

A source informed me shortly after wide receiver Brandon Gibson signed a three-year deal with the Dolphins that Gibson wanted to play with his buddy, Bills receiver Stevie Johnson. The sentiment was mutual, based on what Johnson told the NFL Network about Gibson last week.


But the Bills, said the source, never reached out.

Source: Buffalo News

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 06:44 PM

I can't believe the complete lack of respect for Brandon Gibson by the Bills.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 06:46 PM

I've said for years I'd play for vet minimum - no calls to me either

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 06:46 PM

Prolly 1 of the bills weirdest offseason's, I think fans would be more relaxed if our team had a track record of succes...... Then we could just sit back and trust that the FO knows what they are doing.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 06:47 PM

His leg press was not strong enough...

(2nd time using that in 60 seconds)

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 06:48 PM

View PostNoSaint, on 15 March 2013 - 06:46 PM, said:

I've said for years I'd play for vet minimum - no calls to me either

I can't believe…never mind.

View PostNisherJr, on 15 March 2013 - 06:46 PM, said:

Prolly 1 of the bills weirdest offseason's, I think fans would be more relaxed if our team had a track record of succes...... Then we could just sit back and trust that the FO knows what they are doing.

Too true.

To me it's interesting how the environment surrounding the team might make it very difficult for the Bills decision makers to function properly.

There is no basis for success and there's a very impatient and disgusted fan base.

The team might want to plead patience and tell the fans that they are finally on the right track but on what would they have to base these claims?

Only the unknown future.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 06:49 PM

WR are a dime a dozen.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 06:49 PM

In retrospect I don't know if the Mario signing last year was the team really believing that they were close so much as it was a panic move.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 06:50 PM

View Postwestside, on 15 March 2013 - 06:49 PM, said:

WR are a dime a dozen.

Not the kind that want to play for the bills lol!

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 06:51 PM

View PostSan Jose Bills Fan, on 15 March 2013 - 06:49 PM, said:

In retrospect I don't know if the Mario signing last year was the team really believing that they were close so much as it was a panic move.
I think it's more of a GM who doesn't know what the hell is doing.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 06:52 PM

View Postwestside, on 15 March 2013 - 06:51 PM, said:

I think it's more of a GM who doesn't know what the hell is doing.

I wish I could argue with you but I don't have too much in the way of supporting evidence.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 07:01 PM

To me, and I would have been interested in Gibson myself for the right price, it was simply a matter of the Bills didn't want him for the money he was asking. He was reportedly asking for $6m a year. The Bills likely were informed of his parameters and said no thanks. I'd imagine he got about 5 mil a year for the first two years of his Dolphin contract. The Bills probably thought that was way too much for a player like that.

I'm not just sticking up for the team. If we find out that Gibson signed for 3-4m a season I will be pissed that we didn't go after him. We need at least two new WR that can play right away. Rookie WR often don't do much. I still am interested in Hayward-Bey.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 07:03 PM

View PostKelly the Dog, on 15 March 2013 - 07:01 PM, said:

To me, and I would have been interested in Gibson myself for the right price, it was simply a matter of the Bills didn't want him for the money he was asking. He was reportedly asking for $6m a year. The Bills likely were informed of his parameters and said no thanks. I'd imagine he got about 5 mil a year for the first two years of his Dolphin contract. The Bills probably thought that was way too much for a player like that.

I'm not just sticking up for the team. If we find out that Gibson signed for 3-4m a season I will be pissed that we didn't go after him. We need at least two new WR that can play right away. Rookie WR often don't do much. I still am interested in Hayward-Bey.

Top to bottom - agree.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 07:04 PM

Buddy afraid to make phone calls now?

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 07:05 PM

View PostLittleJoeCartwright, on 15 March 2013 - 07:04 PM, said:

Buddy afraid to make phone calls now?
Cut him some slack. He's still trying to learn how to work the new digital phone system with caller ID readout. Once he gets that down, he'll start reaching out to FA's.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 07:07 PM

The WR currently on the roster: Stevie Johnson, TJ Graham, Chris Hogan, Kevin Elliot, and Marcus Easley. Aside from Stevie the entire remaining roster of WR's have a combined 41 catches in their illustrious NFL careers. In fairness, that doesn't include Brad Smith. YE OLE has to believe a guy like Gibson could've played some role in slots 2-5 behind Stevie.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 07:07 PM

View PostStevie Ray, on 15 March 2013 - 07:05 PM, said:

Cut him some slack. He's still trying to learn how to work the new digital phone system with caller ID readout. Once he gets that down, he'll start reaching out to FA's.

LOL

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 07:07 PM

View PostKelly the Dog, on 15 March 2013 - 07:01 PM, said:

To me, and I would have been interested in Gibson myself for the right price, it was simply a matter of the Bills didn't want him for the money he was asking. He was reportedly asking for $6m a year. The Bills likely were informed of his parameters and said no thanks. I'd imagine he got about 5 mil a year for the first two years of his Dolphin contract. The Bills probably thought that was way too much for a player like that.

I'm not just sticking up for the team. If we find out that Gibson signed for 3-4m a season I will be pissed that we didn't go after him. We need at least two new WR that can play right away. Rookie WR often don't do much. I still am interested in Hayward-Bey.
I am interested in what they signed him for.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 07:08 PM

Probably bringing Nassib and the other domer receivers to Buff also. We can get them in the later rounds. Syracuse Bills.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 07:09 PM

View PostLittleJoeCartwright, on 15 March 2013 - 07:04 PM, said:

Buddy afraid to make phone calls now?
:doh: :w00t: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: