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#1 Stussy109

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 03:51 PM

OG Davin Joseph
MLB Brandon Spikes

I think we can get both of these guys for same price as Byrd would have cost. Better bang for the buck

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 04:09 PM

View PostStussy109, on 08 March 2014 - 03:51 PM, said:

OG Davin Joseph
MLB Brandon Spikes

I think we can get both of these guys for same price as Byrd would have cost. Better bang for the buck

No thanks!

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 04:46 PM

Yeah both of these would not be high on my list.

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 04:59 PM

As of now, a somewhat realistic take on what they could do:

Mike Mitchell S
Jeff Schwartz OG
Michael Oher OT
Jameel McLain ILB

Draft:
Mike Evans WR
Austin Seferian-Jenkins TE
Will Clark DE
Terrance West RB
Brandon Dixon CB
Connor Shaw QB
Tom Hornsey P

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 05:05 PM

Brandon Spikes isn't "somewhat realistic?"

He is a run-thumping MLB with attitude...EXACTLY what the Buffalo Bills need. Not to mention one of his favorite coaches is now on the Bills sideline.

He would also have a shot (twice a year) of taking out the legendary QB of the team who gave up on him.


But, "no thanks." :rolleyes:

View PostFutureBillsGM, on 08 March 2014 - 04:46 PM, said:

Yeah both of these would not be high on my list.

View PostFutureBillsGM, on 08 March 2014 - 04:59 PM, said:

As of now, a somewhat realistic take on what they could do:

Mike Mitchell S
Jeff Schwartz OG
Michael Oher OT
Jameel McLain ILB

Draft:
Mike Evans WR
Austin Seferian-Jenkins TE
Will Clark DE
Terrance West RB
Brandon Dixon CB
Connor Shaw QB
Tom Hornsey P

Spikes isn't high on your list, but Jameel McClain is? lmao. Come on!

(I will give you credit for your 1st two picks...that would make my offseason, exactly what I have been calling for since the fall...but Kelvin Benjamin would work too.)

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 05:06 PM

View PostFutureBillsGM, on 08 March 2014 - 04:59 PM, said:

As of now, a somewhat realistic take on what they could do:

Mike Mitchell S
Jeff Schwartz OG
Michael Oher OT
Jameel McLain ILB

Draft:
Mike Evans WR
Austin Seferian-Jenkins TE
Will Clark DE
Terrance West RB
Brandon Dixon CB
Connor Shaw QB
Tom Hornsey P

I wouldn't spend much on Michael Oher.

I am on the fence about Mike Evans - he might be very good, but I don't think it is a slam dunk - think he is a risky pick.  I think I'd rather take Marqise Lee if they want a WR at 9.

I am not a fan of Sefarian-Jenkins.  

Of course, I could be wrong about all 3, but that is my current view.

Edited by OldTimer1960, 08 March 2014 - 05:09 PM.


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Posted 08 March 2014 - 05:13 PM

Has any player that left New England done that well?  Welker maybe but he went from Brady to Manning.  I would trust BB's evaluation of a NFL player over Whaley's.

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 05:27 PM

View PostDragonborn10, on 08 March 2014 - 05:13 PM, said:

Has any player that left New England done that well?  Welker maybe but he went from Brady to Manning.  I would trust BB's evaluation of a NFL player over Whaley's.

Why?  BB's drafting hasn't been special.  He lucked into Tom Brady and Brady counts for A LOT.  BB has had his share of miss-fires in the draft - they ALL do

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 06:32 PM

View PostOldTimer1960, on 08 March 2014 - 05:06 PM, said:



I wouldn't spend much on Michael Oher.

I am on the fence about Mike Evans - he might be very good, but I don't think it is a slam dunk - think he is a risky pick.  I think I'd rather take Marqise Lee if they want a WR at 9.

I am not a fan of Sefarian-Jenkins.  

Of course, I could be wrong about all 3, but that is my current view.
I think Oher is an average at best tackle, but could be a good LG.

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 07:27 PM

I think they need to pick up a veteran CB for depth. Justin Rogers may have personally caused them to fall out of the playoff race. Not only did teams tear him apart when he was on the field, but his poor play made them rush Gilmore back, who was then picked on as he tried to play with one arm. The team never recovered from those losses, which put them in a hole.

For this team right now, CB depth is even more important than a new WR or LB, but much easier to obtain.

Edited by Marauder'sMicro, 08 March 2014 - 07:32 PM.


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Posted 08 March 2014 - 07:30 PM

View PostStussy109, on 08 March 2014 - 03:51 PM, said:

OG Davin Joseph
MLB Brandon Spikes

I think we can get both of these guys for same price as Byrd would have cost. Better bang for the buck
Scraps

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 07:40 PM

I would like the Bills to pursue these players

OG Geoff Schwartz
OT Austin Howard
LB Artur Moats
TE Scott Chandler
LB Vincent Rey RFA they gave him the lowest tender

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 07:41 PM

View PostOldTimer1960, on 08 March 2014 - 05:27 PM, said:

Why?  BB's drafting hasn't been special.  He lucked into Tom Brady and Brady counts for A LOT.  BB has had his share of miss-fires in the draft - they ALL do

Brady alone doesn't win that team 10 or more games 11 years in a row.  I always find it funny when someone or something is successful that luck is the reason why.  Certainly there's an element of luck, but it's not enough to keep you among the league's best for that long.  

That said, I wouldn't go after someone that Belichick declines to retain.

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 07:48 PM

View Postfrogger, on 08 March 2014 - 06:32 PM, said:

I think Oher is an average at best tackle, but could be a good LG.

So, from "Blind Side" to Right side to inside?   Couldn't resist that one, but I hadn't t hadn't thought of it like that - you might be right.

View PostBillsVet, on 08 March 2014 - 07:41 PM, said:

Brady alone doesn't win that team 10 or more games 11 years in a row.  I always find it funny when someone or something is successful that luck is the reason why.  Certainly there's an element of luck, but it's not enough to keep you among the league's best for that long.  

That said, I wouldn't go after someone that Belichick declines to retain.

I didn't say that Bill Belichick was a bad drafter, just that he wasn't special.  

Yes, the Patriats DID pick Tom Brady in the 6th round - that he turned out to be an all-time great was more than a little lucky.  

I do agree with you that it takes more than 1 player to win 10 plus games a year, BUT Brady is one of those EXTREMELY rare QBs that can carry a team even when the rest of the team isn't that good.  

Still, all that being said, I:
1. take your point - I'd be a little wary of someone that BB doesn't want
2. am in agreement that in the VAST majority of cases, it takes more than a good QB to win

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 08:06 PM

View PostFixxxer, on 08 March 2014 - 07:40 PM, said:

I would like the Bills to pursue these players

OG Geoff Schwartz
OT Austin Howard
LB Artur Moats
TE Scott Chandler
LB Vincent Rey RFA they gave him the lowest tender
Nice list Fixxxer. I would think that would be a great free agent period.

Edited by Kirby Jackson, 08 March 2014 - 08:06 PM.


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Posted 08 March 2014 - 08:16 PM

View PostKirby Jackson, on 08 March 2014 - 08:06 PM, said:

Nice list Fixxxer. I would think that would be a great free agent period.

Thanks, I wanted to add a name for CB but I don't know much about the obscure guys (like our Robey) from other teams.

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 08:33 PM

View PostFixxxer, on 08 March 2014 - 08:16 PM, said:



Thanks, I wanted to add a name for CB but I don't know much about the obscure guys (like our Robey) from other teams.
You addressed the OL and resigned/found players to fill roles that are needed. If the Bills did that they could go BPA for pretty much the whole draft.

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 08:56 PM

View PostFixxxer, on 08 March 2014 - 07:40 PM, said:

I would like the Bills to pursue these players

OG Geoff Schwartz
OT Austin Howard
LB Artur Moats
TE Scott Chandler
LB Vincent Rey RFA they gave him the lowest tender

Add in Corey Graham for CB depth and core ST’s and that would be a good list with Schwartz and Howard.  Wouldn’t mind Asamoah instead of Schwartz either.

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 08:59 PM

View PostFutureBillsGM, on 08 March 2014 - 04:59 PM, said:

As of now, a somewhat realistic take on what they could do:

Mike Mitchell S
Jeff Schwartz OG
Michael Oher OT
Jameel McLain ILB

Draft:
Mike Evans WR
Austin Seferian-Jenkins TE
Will Clark DE
Terrance West RB
Brandon Dixon CB
Connor Shaw QB
Tom Hornsey P

The only case the Bills should take a tight end is Ebron in the first round. Beyond that don't bother. There are no other game changing tight ends in this draft or free agency.

If I see a RB picked before the 7th round i'll puke.

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 09:14 PM

Spikes to Thump in the middle.

Streif at RT.