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Whaley and the trade deadline - is it time to trade Spiller?


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Poll: Whaley and the trade deadline - is it time to trade Spiller? (123 member(s) have cast votes)

What would you do?

  1. Trade Byrd (45 votes [36.59%])

    Percentage of vote: 36.59%

  2. Trade Spiller (12 votes [9.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.76%

  3. Trade FJ (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Trade Stevie (2 votes [1.63%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.63%

  5. Trade any other player (7 votes [5.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.69%

  6. Make no moves (57 votes [46.34%])

    Percentage of vote: 46.34%

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#1 Dragonborn10

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 09:05 PM

I have to say I would trade Spiller.

Cleveland took a lot of heat for trading Trent Richardson but they got good value for him.  Spiller and RB's are not the answer in the NFL.  They aren't even in the question anymore.   As many on here point out, their ability to pass block is probably more important than their ability to run.  This team has only one asset of any value - Spiller.  
Go ahead and accuse me of trading away the good players.  I ask you what is the chance he resigns with the team?  At 6 yards a carry last year how many wins did that translate into?  This team needs multiple OL, multiple TE's, a gamebreaking WR, two DB's, and now a DE.
It is time to make up for yet another bad decsion by Nix and build this team around the o-line, EJ, and the passing game like every other succesful team is doing.

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 09:15 PM

Spiller is arguably our best offensive player. Our OC wants to give him the ball til he throws up. He isn't going anywhere

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 09:18 PM

Let me explain how the NFL works.......move him to left guard next to TJ Graham at tackle.

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 09:19 PM

No

#5 JTO

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 09:20 PM

Sigh...

#6 NobesBLO13

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 09:27 PM

Wow, just wow.

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 09:30 PM

It's too late, everyone's seen him this year.  We won't sniff any offers worth it.  Steve Slaton 2.0.

#8 Dragonborn10

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 09:30 PM

JTO, Fergy, Captain - what do you suggest?  Put it out there so we can see what you would do.  Continue to build through the draft and resign our own?  Spend big in FA?  Don't spend in FA?

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 09:32 PM

View PostDragonborn10, on 24 September 2013 - 09:30 PM, said:

JTO, Fergy, Captain - what do you suggest?  Put it out there so we can see what you would do.  Continue to build through the draft and resign our own?  Spend big in FA?  Don't spend in FA?
Continue to build through the draft. Anyone that thought we would be 3-0 by now is just fooling themselves

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 09:33 PM

Step right up

Get your Kook Aide here

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 09:36 PM

View PostCaptain Hindsight, on 24 September 2013 - 09:32 PM, said:

Continue to build through the draft. Anyone that thought we would be 3-0 by now is just fooling themselves

I'm so happy that I'm not a Jets fan right now, at least we're getting slapped with reality early.  They're gonna be planning for their parade when they're mathematically eliminated week 10.

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 09:38 PM

It's worth considering. Anyone who thinks the Bills aren't early in the rebuild process is kidding themselves. There are very few untradeables on this team.

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 09:50 PM

View PostCaptain Hindsight, on 24 September 2013 - 09:32 PM, said:

Continue to build through the draft. Anyone that thought we would be 3-0 by now is just fooling themselves
Where ? How?  Trade up/down?  What position do you target? OL, WR, TE, DB?

How long do you want to rebuild?

They have been building through the draft with 5 different GM's for over a decade.

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 10:00 PM

View PostCaptain Hindsight, on 24 September 2013 - 09:32 PM, said:

Continue to build through the draft. Anyone that thought we would be 3-0 by now is just fooling themselves

Well knowing what you know now where do you think they should be right about now?

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 10:02 PM

Like all things it depends on the offer.  Spiller for Luck? Sure, Spiller for a second round draft pick next year(my guess at likely value)?  Not so much....

Any trade scenario should be considered.

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 10:10 PM

Brutal week for threads.   The terrible ones just keep coming.



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Posted 24 September 2013 - 10:10 PM

Trading him now is selling low, which is never not stupid.

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 10:16 PM

View PostRyan L Billz, on 24 September 2013 - 10:10 PM, said:

Brutal week for threads.   The terrible ones just keep coming.
I agree!

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 10:22 PM

View PostDragonborn10, on 24 September 2013 - 09:05 PM, said:

I have to say I would trade Spiller.

Cleveland took a lot of heat for trading Trent Richardson but they got good value for him.  Spiller and RB's are not the answer in the NFL.  They aren't even in the question anymore.   As many on here point out, their ability to pass block is probably more important than their ability to run.  This team has only one asset of any value - Spiller.  
Go ahead and accuse me of trading away the good players.  I ask you what is the chance he resigns with the team?  At 6 yards a carry last year how many wins did that translate into?  This team needs multiple OL, multiple TE's, a gamebreaking WR, two DB's, and now a DE.
It is time to make up for yet another bad decsion by Nix and build this team around the o-line, EJ, and the passing game like every other succesful team is doing.

If RBs "are not the answer in the NFL" and blocking is more important than running, why would anyone be interested in trading for him? And since RBs aren't valued, how can Spiller be the "one asset of any value"?

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 10:48 PM

I didn't just shake my head at this thread, I actually got pissed.  Give me a freaking break- the guy was arguably the second best running back in the NFL last year and you want to trade him after three games- one of which he ran for 100 yards?  You want to become the Browns and have our front office send us the message that they're throwing in the towel on this season?  Yeah that'll go over well.  Get outta here man.  No really, get outta here.