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Correct me if I am wrong, but the Bills need to take a RB pretty high.


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#1 PIZ

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 09:58 PM

Can Spiller carry the load for the season?  Unlikely.

Can Fred Jackson stay healthy?  Is he back 100%?

I would like to see Lattimore picked in the 4th or 5th round if available.

With a questionable passing game, I would think the run is going to be relied on pretty heavily.  Can they really go into the season with Choice as the lead backup?

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 10:08 PM

The Bills absolutely do not need to draft a running back this year.  It is the least of their worries.  The C.J./Fred duo is one of the best in the league and they have already re-signed Choice.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 10:08 PM

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View PostPIZ, on 05 April 2013 - 09:58 PM, said:

Can Spiller carry the load for the season?  Unlikely.

Can Fred Jackson stay healthy?  Is he back 100%?

I would like to see Lattimore picked in the 4th or 5th round if available.

With a questionable passing game, I would think the run is going to be relied on pretty heavily.  Can they really go into the season with Choice as the lead backup?

I hear what you're saying but I just don't think worrying about the RB position is worth attempting to fill absolute needs.  I wouldn't be opposed to signing an undrafted free agent or something like that, but we cannot afford to worry about things that aren't concerns at this point in the 4th round.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 10:09 PM

Ummmmm.....no.  Spiller, F-Jax, and Choice can carry the load.  They likely will bring in some UDFA's as "camp bodies," but I highly doubt they will draft one.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 10:11 PM

You stand corrected.  We do NOT need to take a RB high in the draft.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 10:13 PM

Since when is the 4th or 5th considered high?

#7 PIZ

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 10:13 PM

OK. Maybe not 'high', but I am not comfortable with only CJ and Fred at RB. Choice is nowhere near their level. They will be running the ball more this season. Just worries me quite a bit.

Also, I said "pretty high".

Edited by PIZ, 05 April 2013 - 10:17 PM.


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Posted 05 April 2013 - 10:19 PM

i would think somebody would have to seriously fall into their lap to use a highish pick at rb

but they probably do need to see if they can get lucky with a udfa or two. freddie is going to hit the wall harder than amanda bynes is crazy and we all know choice is solid but limited. it would be nice if they had somebody to groom, but its not high enough a priority to burn a decent pick on

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 10:21 PM

I'll do you one better. Let's draft Lacy at #8. We can run a 3-back version of the Wild Cat as our primary offense.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 10:25 PM

I'll take Lattimore in the fifth, no doubt

Let him sit out this year and then he takes over for Freddie in 2014

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 10:30 PM

I say we fill Safety, wideout, guard, QB, LB and RB. We need one for after freds contract runs out next year anyhow. ill take lattimore all day if he goes that late.  It gives him time to make sure he is ready to play. Same type of player as fred too.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 10:31 PM

If Lattimore is there in the 4th there'd have to be a very compelling reason to pass. The Bills are in the unique situation of having a top player at a key position who is likely to be very good for another year & not much after. So if you're building a team to win for the next 2-5+ years you've got to look to his replacement. And if you can get a 1st rd talent in the 4 th with the luxury of bringing him back slowly, that's an opportunity you have to consider.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 10:33 PM

Running backs are expendable. The Packers have a car salesman as their RB

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 10:36 PM

Terrible trolling attempt.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 10:40 PM

View PostPIZ, on 05 April 2013 - 09:58 PM, said:

Can Spiller carry the load for the season?  Unlikely.

Can Fred Jackson stay healthy?  Is he back 100%?

I would like to see Lattimore picked in the 4th or 5th round if available.

With a questionable passing game, I would think the run is going to be relied on pretty heavily.  Can they really go into the season with Choice as the lead backup?

Don't post anymore.  You're at 4000 even.  We do not even want to think about a running back during the draft, and definitely not Lattimore.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 10:41 PM

View Postjr1, on 05 April 2013 - 10:33 PM, said:

Running backs are expendable. The Packers have a car salesman as their RB
That a top team has been weak at running back for multiple years indicates they aren't as easy to come by as one might think.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 10:45 PM

View PostPIZ, on 05 April 2013 - 10:13 PM, said:

OK. Maybe not 'high', but I am not comfortable with only CJ and Fred at RB.

Also, I said "pretty high".

4/20 is two weeks from tomorrow.

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View PostMeathead, on 05 April 2013 - 10:19 PM, said:

they probably do need to see if they can get lucky with a udfa or two. freddie is going to hit the wall harder than amanda bynes is crazy and we all know choice is solid but limited. it would be nice if they had somebody to groom, but its not high enough a priority to burn a decent pick on


Agreed. The Bills are thinner at RB than most people think they are. But they only have 6 draft picks this year so hopefully they find an undrafted free agent who gives them more than Choice does.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 11:25 PM

View PostPIZ, on 05 April 2013 - 09:58 PM, said:

Can Spiller carry the load for the season?  Unlikely.

Can Fred Jackson stay healthy?  Is he back 100%?

I would like to see Lattimore picked in the 4th or 5th round if available.

With a questionable passing game, I would think the run is going to be relied on pretty heavily.  Can they really go into the season with Choice as the lead backup?

I would like to see them address the position later in the draft or with the best UDFA they can get.  They should do this every offseason so they never find themselves back at the well for a RB in the first round.  Those have proven to be franchise momentum killing moments.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 11:41 PM

View Postbbb, on 05 April 2013 - 10:40 PM, said:

Don't post anymore.  You're at 4000 even.  We do not even want to think about a running back during the draft, and definitely not Lattimore.

..........thank you for reminding why I stopped posting.  I forgot this wasn't a place to talk Buffalo Bills football.  I guess I'll head to buffalobills.com.  Thanks.

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 12:22 AM

I honestly like the idea of it but we have way too many other needs. They'll get an UDFA rb this year and hell be given a shot in camp. Hey, these young end usually have a good game or two in them so well prolly get one there. That's the reality of it.
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