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Overpaid Free Agents '13. 3 Dolphins and Levitre make the list


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#1 OCinBuffalo

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 11:14 AM

http://www.rotoworld...w-thats-rich-13

Yikes. After reading that, it's almost as if I don't want us to sign anybody ever again. :lol:

Do you agree with this list?

#2 Kirby Jackson

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 11:48 AM

The good news is there were no Bills on that list.  One thing with Russ running the show is that the contracts will be well structured.  There is a lot of money to earn for the QBs but it is built in with bonuses and escalators.  You do often have to overspend to get top players to Buffalo but I am glad that they are not overspending this year for guys that are not difference makers.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 12:03 PM

Ellerbe was a big one for me. The guy has played half a season full time and hes worth 7 million? Mike Wallace is another one, Good player, wasn't even the best reciever on his team last year

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 01:18 PM

Add Kevin Kolb ?

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 01:38 PM

View PostFloridabillsfan1, on 09 April 2013 - 01:18 PM, said:

Add Kevin Kolb ?

His contract is reportedly laced with incentives.  Reasonable.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 02:18 PM

View PostCaptain Hindsight, on 09 April 2013 - 12:03 PM, said:

Ellerbe was a big one for me. The guy has played half a season full time and hes worth 7 million? Mike Wallace is another one, Good player, wasn't even the best reciever on his team last year

Well said.  Free agency is the msot overblown thing ever.  Teams don't win championships with FAs unless they are a QB (which rarely happens) or a pass rusher.  I'm fine with overspending for Mario.  But to overspend on guards, receivers, or LBs, it's fools' gold.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 02:46 PM

View PostFloridabillsfan1, on 09 April 2013 - 01:18 PM, said:

Add Kevin Kolb ?

Only if you think paying $2-3M for a veteran backup QB is "wildly overspending."

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 03:54 PM

Week 1 of FA is for suckers.   Guys rarely play up to these huge contracts and they are frequently huge busts.

Winners are built via the draft.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 03:58 PM

View Posteball, on 09 April 2013 - 02:46 PM, said:

Only if you think paying $2-3M for a veteran backup QB is "wildly overspending."

Actually isn't he making 13 million over the next two years?

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 04:02 PM

View Postdollars 2 donuts, on 09 April 2013 - 03:58 PM, said:

Actually isn't he making 13 million over the next two years?

Actually, no -- unless he plays a lot.  And if he's playing a lot, that means (a) he's healthy and (b) he's probably playing pretty well.  Under that scenario, he's still not overpaid.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 05:07 PM

Kolb is many things, some good and some bad, but he is not overpaid.  The Bills can get out at 1 year and $3m.  That's an acceptable risk to me.  Still would have liked to keep Levitre, but he is getting too much for a guard I would say.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 05:38 PM

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12. Titans guard Andy Levitre

Levitre is a good football player and will help the Titans at a needy position, but they paid an awful lot to get him. Levitre's six-year contract averages $7.8 million annually with a $10.5 million signing bonus. The market's other top young free-agent guards -- Louis Vasquez (Broncos) and Donald Thomas (Colts) -- were far better values at $5.875 million and $3.5 million, respectively.


The Titans are essentially paying Levitre left tackle money. Indeed, he's making more per season than Tennessee's own left tackle, Michael Roos. (Perhaps Roos should request a raise.) Levitre has never been to a Pro Bowl and goes 6-foot-2, 303 -- small for a guard. Here's hoping he doesn't get physically manhandled in the AFC South.

Wow, almost 2 million more per year then Vasquez. I knew it was overpayment, but I didn't realize just how much until seeing the numbers put up against some other players.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 05:45 PM

View Postdollars 2 donuts, on 09 April 2013 - 03:58 PM, said:

Actually isn't he making 13 million over the next two years?

check this out: http://www.wgr550.co...-years/16003050

if he earns the full $13million, then we're in the playoffs and he's worth it.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 05:46 PM

So our defacto owner / marketing man Brandon's slogan for the year will be: We're gonna suck but at least we didn't overpay (like we did last year). Brandon is a tool.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 05:54 PM

View PostJoe W, on 09 April 2013 - 05:46 PM, said:

So our defacto owner / marketing man Brandon's slogan for the year will be: We're gonna suck but at least we didn't overpay (like we did last year). Brandon is a tool.

...or maybe they made smart business decisions

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 05:55 PM

I wish the Bills re signed Levitre. You gotta take care of your own sometimes. He was a good player, but more important durable. Drafting a guy to replace him is a gamble.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 05:59 PM

View PostJoe W, on 09 April 2013 - 05:46 PM, said:

So our defacto owner / marketing man Brandon's slogan for the year will be: We're gonna suck but at least we didn't overpay (like we did last year). Brandon is a tool.

A tool because he didn't go out and frantically over-spend on FA's knowing that we need to preserve cap space to sign out own to contract extensions (i.e., Byrd, Wood, Spiller)?  A fool because he brought in 3 pretty quality FA's in Lawson, Branch and Kolb for bargain contracts?  How would you have done it differently?

BTW....I guarantee you the Bills are not done in FA.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 06:16 PM

View PostHamSandwhich, on 09 April 2013 - 01:38 PM, said:

His contract is reportedly laced with incentives.  Reasonable.

Yes - Kolb is dirt-cheap for a QB - there is literally nothing wrong with his signing.  Very low risk.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 06:23 PM

Lot of teeth gnashing for a guy making less money than Thigpen.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 06:27 PM

View PostQCity, on 09 April 2013 - 06:23 PM, said:

Lot of teeth gnashing for a guy making less money than Thigpen.
And my guess is that he will be the starter this year. Pig Pen never started a game in Buffalo.

Edited by ldandria, 09 April 2013 - 06:27 PM.