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#1 TheKickIsGood

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 10:45 AM

I'm guessing there is a carbon monoxide leak at OBD and everyone is knocked out. If they don't turn in the #8 pick on April 25th we'll know for sure.

#2 ColdBlueNorth

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 10:53 AM

Could be because the FA pool is loaded with overpriced veterans that they do not feel is a good fit for what they are trying to achieve. I always marvel at folks that act like rabid women shoppers on black Friday. My wife comes home with 50 things we don't need because they were on sale, I feel the same way about the FA rush each year.

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 10:59 AM

Rich Gosselin of the Dalls Morning News tweeted that over the first 4 days of free agency teams spent over $700 million on the top 25 guys signed, with nearly $300 mil being guaranteed. Here's the kicker, the combined Pro Bowl appearences of those 25 players.....6!

So, it stands to reason that a lot of teams (see: Miami) overpaid for a bunch of mediocre talent. I bet when it's all said and done, the Bills will get a lot of bang for their buck by being patient.

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 11:04 AM

View PostColdBlueNorth, on 16 March 2013 - 10:53 AM, said:

Could be because the FA pool is loaded with overpriced veterans that they do not feel is a good fit for what they are trying to achieve. I always marvel at folks that act like rabid women shoppers on black Friday. My wife comes home with 50 things we don't need because they were on sale, I feel the same way about the FA rush each year.


Good analogy !!

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 11:04 AM

I am guessing Bills front office staff is guessing without a lot of news some of the short attention fans will jump on another team's bandwagon and they will be rid of the festering sores on the asses.

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 11:06 AM

This is identical to Gailey's first year. Try to bottom out by purging the lineup and save the cap space. It is Deja Vu all over again. After the draft is when they will go bargain hunting and that will be that for 2013.

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 11:07 AM

View PostColdBlueNorth, on 16 March 2013 - 10:53 AM, said:

Could be because the FA pool is loaded with overpriced veterans that they do not feel is a good fit for what they are trying to achieve. I always marvel at folks that act like rabid women shoppers on black Friday. My wife comes home with 50 things we don't need because they were on sale, I feel the same way about the FA rush each year.

Someone gets it. Thank you.

Just to add, I am sure they targeted some players, and have gauged interest. Now they wait.

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 11:07 AM

I think they went after Manny Lawson fast & early because they thought he was by far the best fit for Pettine's defense.  I'm guessing that at other positions, they don't feel like there's a huge difference between their #1, #2 and #3 choices.  So they'll wait to the market cools off and then look for players at reasonable prices.

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 11:09 AM

I do not get the feeling that there is a cohesive strategy at OBD.

#10 DanInUticaTampa

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 11:11 AM

they are not doing anything because our team is awesome just the way it is. go bills!

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 11:13 AM

We need a QB first and foremost. Then you can make a splash in free agency. Until then, save the cap space.

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 11:17 AM

View Posthondo in seattle, on 16 March 2013 - 11:07 AM, said:

I think they went after Manny Lawson fast & early because they thought he was by far the best fit for Pettine's defense.  I'm guessing that at other positions, they don't feel like there's a huge difference between their #1, #2 and #3 choices.  So they'll wait to the market cools off and then look for players at reasonable prices.

Hondo makes sense.


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#13 Nanker

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 11:17 AM

I love to bust chops as much as most and more than some in these parts, but what a difference a year makes.
Last year at this time everyone was like a lab rat on crack pushing F5 every ten seconds. This year, crickets.
I think the older crowd here understands the basics of what's going on at OBD now. But the hotpockets crowd and the chronic naysayers and disbelievers will never shut up until they see the baby. Then, they'll be among the best fans The Bills have EVER had - just ask 'em.

#14 The Wiz

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 11:19 AM

View PostColdBlueNorth, on 16 March 2013 - 10:53 AM, said:

Could be because the FA pool is loaded with overpriced veterans that they do not feel is a good fit for what they are trying to achieve. I always marvel at folks that act like rabid women shoppers on black Friday. My wife comes home with 50 things we don't need because they were on sale, I feel the same way about the FA rush each year.
What are you?  Some sort of philosophizer???

That really is a great look on it though.

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 11:26 AM

I'm sick of New England being involved in every decent FA out there.

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 11:30 AM

View PostColdBlueNorth, on 16 March 2013 - 10:53 AM, said:

Could be because the FA pool is loaded with overpriced veterans that they do not feel is a good fit for what they are trying to achieve. I always marvel at folks that act like rabid women shoppers on black Friday. My wife comes home with 50 things we don't need because they were on sale, I feel the same way about the FA rush each year.

If the Bills came home from FA with WR, TE, LB, and OG at a fair price, which of these players would you say don't fill a positional need?

Edited by Hopeful, 16 March 2013 - 11:32 AM.


#17 RK_BillsFan

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 11:31 AM

They are looking to put the team through a youth movement and be efficient with their money. No more 15 million contracts for Brad Smith to be our 4th qb/wildcat runner/sometimes special teams player.

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 11:31 AM

View PostColdBlueNorth, on 16 March 2013 - 10:53 AM, said:

Could be because the FA pool is loaded with overpriced veterans that they do not feel is a good fit for what they are trying to achieve. I always marvel at folks that act like rabid women shoppers on black Friday. My wife comes home with 50 things we don't need because they were on sale, I feel the same way about the FA rush each year.

Yes because apparently winning is NOT what the Bills are hoping to achieve which is what these FA's would have helped us do.

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 11:34 AM

View Posthondo in seattle, on 16 March 2013 - 11:07 AM, said:

I think they went after Manny Lawson fast & early because they thought he was by far the best fit for Pettine's defense.  I'm guessing that at other positions, they don't feel like there's a huge difference between their #1, #2 and #3 choices.  So they'll wait to the market cools off and then look for players at reasonable prices.

That's the most positive spin on what's going down but....

View PostRealityCheck, on 16 March 2013 - 11:06 AM, said:

This is identical to Gailey's first year. Try to bottom out by purging the lineup and save the cap space. It is Deja Vu all over again. After the draft is when they will go bargain hunting and that will be that for 2013.

I'm concerned this is the more likely explanation.  If we wind up starting the WR equivalent of Reggie Torbor, Andra DAvis, and Akin Ayodele at LB (and the LB equivalent of these guys at LB), this will be proven correct.

Edited by Hopeful, 16 March 2013 - 11:36 AM.


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Posted 16 March 2013 - 11:37 AM

I am still sticking to the crazy conspiracy theory (mostly because it is fun).  Maybe they are involving a third team for a sneaky trade :)   Like Revis or a QB.  Maybe they will have said third team trade for Revis, and then in turn trade him to us.   They could be saving cap space for a contract.

To be serious here tho.  I really think they are going to hit the clearance racks after the crazy rush.  Makes sense with analytics to get the most for your money.