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#1 26CornerBlitz

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 04:57 PM

Haven't had a Byrd thread in a while.  Three Picks and a sack in the last two games.  The Bills are a far better team with this guy on the field. Hope the Bills and his agent work things out.

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Jairus Byrd: "I've been here for four years. I want to win here"

Sideline Reactions: Bills 37 - Jets 14

By Joe Buscaglia

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Byrd proving his worth
- Ladies and gentlemen, the real Jairus Byrd is back. He's been showing glimpses throughout the season since his return from a bout with plantar fasciitis, and even popped last week with an interception against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Byrd followed that up with one of his biggest games as a member of the team. Two interceptions, a sack and another hard hit on the quarterback on a third down play made Byrd into one of the biggest reasons the Bills won so soundly. It was only a matter of time before the safety got back to his level of abilities, and it seems like he's finally in sync with Mike Pettine's defensive philosophies in full. The Bills will have another hearty decision on their hands at the end of the season, but the drop-off from Jairus Byrd will be noticed if they intend to walk away from him at the end of the year. He's playing his way into a big contract once again.

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Roth: Bills' Jairus Byrd makes statement in win over Jets

As for Byrd, 27, and his future with the team, it was clear in his post-game news conference how much he wants to remain in a Bills uniform. Money is always a factor but it's not the only factor. He likes where this team is headed. And if the Bills fail to keep Byrd and his 300-plus career tackles, 21 interceptions and 26 total takeaways in the fold, they'll have a lot of explaining to do.

"Honestly, I'm over that,'' Byrd said of his contract situation. "I've been here four years and I want to win games here.

"I'm having a lot of fun,'' he added. "There are a lot of new faces but I've gotten comfortable and gotten a good feel for everyone in the locker room. A lot of people use the saying 'Family' but it really is. If you can go out there and just play with your brothers and have fun, there's nothing like it.''

Sure doesn't sound like a Byrd readying to fly to a greener pasture.


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Posted 17 November 2013 - 04:58 PM

I agree pay the man and draft another mlb to go with Alonso and this defense is scary. Loved how aggressive they were today!!

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 05:00 PM

Why?  Had he been there in the first meeting, the outcome might have been different.

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 05:02 PM

He deserves to get paid (as Levitre did, but how much?) - the question is how much to match the impact.  Byrd has stated a compelling case for a big pay-day.

Edited by OldTimer1960, 17 November 2013 - 05:04 PM.


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Posted 17 November 2013 - 05:04 PM

I would....I am really happy that his is playing up to a pro bowlers standard

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 05:04 PM

Sign him!

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 05:05 PM

Maybe he should apologize to us for not being in the lineup for several weeks.

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 05:05 PM

I won't apologize for a player that didn't show up until it was too late and refused to play through an injury that he had in previous years.

I will say what I have since this whole thing started, I really hope he's here for good and in pro bowl form. I'll also say it again that I've always thought he was worth the best safety in the league money and the last few weeks are showing that. Let's hope he continues through the rest of the year and the Bills make him a multimillionaire.

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 05:06 PM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 17 November 2013 - 04:57 PM, said:

Haven't had a Byrd thread in a while.  Three Picks and a sack in the last two games.  The Bills are a far better team with this guy on the field. Hope the Bills and his agent work things out.

I also hope the Bills and Byrd can agree to terms.

I'm not sure why we're supposed to apologize to him though.

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 05:06 PM

Not at all, he still needs to go after his shenanigans.

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 05:07 PM

View PostHopeful, on 17 November 2013 - 05:06 PM, said:

I also hope the Bills and Byrd can agree to terms.

I'm not sure why we're supposed to apologize to him though.

Just a catch Thread Title. :)

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 05:07 PM

View Postmrags, on 17 November 2013 - 05:05 PM, said:

I won't apologize for a player that didn't show up until it was too late and refused to play through an injury that he had in previous years.

I will say what I have since this whole thing started, I really hope he's here for good and in pro bowl form. I'll also say it again that I've always thought he was worth the best safety in the league money and the last few weeks are showing that. Let's hope he continues through the rest of the year and the Bills make him a multimillionaire.

Ah, he's already a multimillionaire.  $6.9 million this year alone.

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 05:08 PM

View PostLeelee Phoenix, on 17 November 2013 - 05:06 PM, said:

Not at all, he still needs to go after his shenanigans.

Figures that would be your take.

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 05:11 PM

Feel the same about him today as I did a month ago. If he wants to stay sign him to a decent deal. If he wants to walk tag him again. Remind me again though...why should I be apologizing to a millionaire athlete?

View PostLeelee Phoenix, on 17 November 2013 - 05:06 PM, said:

Not at all, he still needs to go after his shenanigans.
so, you would let him go for nothing? that would show him!

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 05:11 PM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 17 November 2013 - 05:08 PM, said:

Figures that would be your take.
Byrd's a good safety (when he has a financial need to be on the field). I'd love to keep him, but it shouldn't happen. He screwed over his teammates and the fans. He's not worth that trouble happening again.

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 05:11 PM

Apologize?  No way.  Applaud?  Sure.  Would I sign him?  Hell yes.

I realize the franchise tag sucks when you don't know if tomorrow is your last game in the NFL, but he wasn't there for his team plain and simple.

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 05:12 PM

View PostBeerball, on 17 November 2013 - 05:09 PM, said:

Feel the same about him today as I did a month ago. If he wants to stay sign him to a decent deal. If he wants to walk tag him again. Remind me again though...why should I be apologizing to a millionaire athlete?

Truthfully, there was some pretty nasty character assassination going on earlier this season without any foundation in fact.

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 05:14 PM

View PostLeelee Phoenix, on 17 November 2013 - 05:06 PM, said:

Not at all, he still needs to go after his shenanigans.

Awww did Jarius hurt your feelings?

It's a business, and I knew this thread was coming lol

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 05:14 PM

I will apologize, but not to.

Jairus, I am sorry your agent is Eugene Parker. I am sorry you visualize yourself with an inflated self worth. I am sorry you held out through all of camp. I am sorry you have been dealing with plantar whatever. Thanks for the great game today against the Jets and making Geno cry in the locker room afterwards. That is all.

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 05:18 PM

i want jairus here. i just hope some idiot team doesnt offer him 13 mil/yr.
we need playmakers on this team--and jairus is one of them. he is the anti-lil donte