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#1 BillsFanFromCincy2012

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 12:06 PM

http://www.nfl.com/n...nfl-free-agents

Above is a list of the major free agents left.  I personally wouldn't mind getting Brandon Moore (since Levitre is gone) and sign Dasby or another LB.  Since we've already shown our hand in the draft, let's fill a few holes now.  Thoughts?

#2 dwight in philly

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 12:23 PM

i like dansby as well, possibly pollard. add some nastiness.

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 12:39 PM

Ideally-

Brandon Moore G - 2 years
Brad Jones LB - 4 years
Karlos Dansby LB - 1 year
Darius Heyward-Bey WR - 1 year
Kevin Walter WR- 1 year

Draft:
1. Geno Smith/Matt Barkley
2. Robert Woods WR USC
3. Gavin Escobar TE  San Diego St
4. Brandon McGee CB Miami
5. Hugh Thornton G/T Illinois
7. Sean Renfree QB Duke

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 12:42 PM

View PostBillsFanFromCincy2012, on 18 March 2013 - 12:06 PM, said:

http://www.nfl.com/n...nfl-free-agents

Above is a list of the major free agents left.  I personally wouldn't mind getting Brandon Moore (since Levitre is gone) and sign Dasby or another LB.  Since we've already shown our hand in the draft, let's fill a few holes now.  Thoughts?

I like any of Moore/Slauson/Boothe at OG
Dansby or D. Smith at LB
Beckum or Coffman at TE
Grimes at CB
Zbikowski at S
Danario Alexander at WR

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 12:59 PM

I can't believe the lack of respect for Rey Maualuga on this board (and in the NFL)... To call him a "role player" is ridiculous IMO... Guy is a beast at stopping the run... Sure he has pass coverage issues but I clearly remember the Bengals defense getting much better soon as he was starting for them... When he was absent with injury, they didn't look the same...

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 01:02 PM

I like 1 year contracts for all free agents, unless is Dansby. I might give him 2.

View PostDefenseWinzChampionshipz, on 18 March 2013 - 12:59 PM, said:

I can't believe the lack of respect for Rey Maualuga on this board (and in the NFL)... To call him a "role player" is ridiculous IMO... Guy is a beast at stopping the run... Sure he has pass coverage issues but I clearly remember the Bengals defense getting much better soon as he was starting for them... When he was absent with injury, they didn't look the same...
Apparently Cincy thought so...they resigned him

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 01:17 PM

View PostJPS, on 18 March 2013 - 01:02 PM, said:

I like 1 year contracts for all free agents, unless is Dansby. I might give him 2.

Apparently Cincy thought so...they resigned him
They signed him cheap though, and because they have only 1-2 starters on the roster.

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 01:40 PM

View PostKelly the Dog, on 18 March 2013 - 01:17 PM, said:

They signed him cheap though, and because they have only 1-2 starters on the roster.
I didn't see contract. How much?

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 02:15 PM

View PostJPS, on 18 March 2013 - 01:40 PM, said:

I didn't see contract. How much?
2 year 6.5 mill

View PostFutureBillsGM, on 18 March 2013 - 12:39 PM, said:

Ideally-

Brandon Moore G - 2 years
Brad Jones LB - 4 years
Karlos Dansby LB - 1 year
Darius Heyward-Bey WR - 1 year
Kevin Walter WR- 1 year

Draft:
1. Geno Smith/Matt Barkley
2. Robert Woods WR USC
3. Gavin Escobar TE  San Diego St
4. Brandon McGee CB Miami
5. Hugh Thornton G/T Illinois
7. Sean Renfree QB Duke

That would be great.  Relatively cheap and would still have money to extend Byrd.  Too bad we might sign one of those FAs and the only way we can't geno would be to give up our 2nd (at least)

#10 ChanOverChin

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 02:17 PM

Wow, there's obviously still a lot of very good players there.  Are the Bills waiting to get some of these guys on the cheap by waiting them out??

We have MAJOR holes at QB/TE/WR/LG/ILB/OLB/S.  We can't possibly adequately fill those positions with only SIX draft picks.

Is Buffalo's strategy to go in the tank this year in order to garner a high draft pick next year...........and then select their franchise QB??  It's sure starting to look that way.

If the plan is indeed to go into the tank and hide then I don't see the Bills trying to do very much in free agency.  Even if they do plan to "tank one for the team" they would be wise to pick up some younger FAs to build around.

Here are my recommendation for the two scenarios below:

1. Tanking one for the team:
ILB Rey Maualuga - Improvement over what we have
OG Brandon Moore - Need a vet OG (just to keep our QB upright)

Draft QB M. Barkley at #8 overall.

2. Trying to actually be competive:
ILB Rey Maualuga - Improvement over what we have
WR Brandon Lloyd - Need a vet WR (did not fit well with NE, but is still a productive player)
ILB Brad Jones - Improvement over what we have
CB Mike Jenkins - Need a vet CB (could be solid #2 or #3 CB behind Gilmore)
OG Brandon Moore - Need a vet OG
Draft QB M. Barkley at #8 overall.

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 10:02 PM

View PostJPS, on 18 March 2013 - 01:02 PM, said:

I like 1 year contracts for all free agents, unless is Dansby. I might give him 2.

Apparently Cincy thought so...they resigned him
There goes another one...


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Posted 19 March 2013 - 01:36 AM

Victor Butler LB from Dallas. Only 25 yrs old, still time to develop. Saints, steelers and jets all had interest but couldnt agree on a deal.

Brandon Moore would be a solid replacement at guard, not as good as levitre but wont be so damn expensive.

Fred Davis at TE would add some kick to the recieving core. He's obviously not long term but we dont have enough draft picks to get a TE.

Im not a fan of any WR left. Gibson would have been good but bills werent interested. Draft one or two.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 01:44 AM

Bey and D Alexander

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 10:35 AM

Kevin Boothe (G) is still out there - started 16 games at left guard for NY Giants last season, can also play center and - in a pinch - tackle.

What are Nix/Whaley waiting for????   (They should also look at Cornell OL J.C. Tretter as an undrafted free agent is he doesn't get drafted on day 3)

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 10:52 AM

Bengals have Maybin. They didn't need Rey.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 10:56 AM

View Postjboyst62, on 19 March 2013 - 10:52 AM, said:

Bengals have Maybin. They didn't need Rey.

Are you joking? Aaron maybin is on an NFL roster?

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 11:40 AM

View PostJR In Ann Arbor, on 19 March 2013 - 10:56 AM, said:

Are you joking? Aaron maybin is on an NFL roster?

Maybin is a team player... He finishes every game with 0 sacks or tackles because he wants his teammates to get the stats... You guys just don't get it...

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 11:59 AM

View PostDefenseWinzChampionshipz, on 19 March 2013 - 11:40 AM, said:

Maybin is a team player... He finishes every game with 0 sacks or tackles because he wants his teammates to get the stats... You guys just don't get it...

You can tell how dedicated he is to this strategy by the grandiose celebrations he stages when it works.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 12:14 PM

View PostJPS, on 18 March 2013 - 01:02 PM, said:

Apparently Cincy thought so...they resigned him

View PostNewEra, on 18 March 2013 - 02:15 PM, said:

2 year 6.5 mill

Those are the types of contracts the Bills need to be signing players to.  Maleuga would have been a great addition to this team at 7-8 mil for two years.  Or say 10 mil for 3 years.

Cheap contract, good quality starter, etc.

Dansby could be that guy.  Pollard could be that guy too.  We could target an OL.

Denario Alexander would be worth throwing some more money at IMO.

Just add a guy or two already.  Jump in the bargain bin wtf!!!

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 12:47 PM

View PostFutureBillsGM, on 18 March 2013 - 12:39 PM, said:

Ideally-

Brandon Moore G - 2 years
Brad Jones LB - 4 years
Karlos Dansby LB - 1 year
Darius Heyward-Bey WR - 1 year
Kevin Walter WR- 1 year

Draft:
1. Geno Smith/Matt Barkley
2. Robert Woods WR USC
3. Gavin Escobar TE  San Diego St
4. Brandon McGee CB Miami
5. Hugh Thornton G/T Illinois
7. Sean Renfree QB Duke
I would be pretty happy if the rest of our offseason went like this.





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