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#1 FluffHead

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 04:47 PM

@mikerodak: Bills hope that Chris Gragg will return by next week. Tony Moeaki will be out "significant" time with hamstring.


Some guys just can't ever escape injuries

Edited by FluffHead, 26 July 2014 - 04:48 PM.


#2 mrags

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 04:48 PM

Moekei is probably gone. Smith and Gragg will make the team

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 05:11 PM

View Postmrags, on 26 July 2014 - 04:48 PM, said:

Moekei is probably gone. Smith and Gragg will make the team

Couldn't agree more.

Moekei hasn't  shown anything since coming on late last year. Smith is our best blocker and Gragg could possibly develop into a Delanie Walker type role.

cya tony.

#4 vegas55

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 05:18 PM

View PostAlwaysBilleve, on 26 July 2014 - 05:11 PM, said:



Couldn't agree more.

Moekei hasn't  shown anything since coming on late last year. Smith is our best blocker and Gragg could possibly develop into a Delanie Walker type role.

cya tony.

Agreed Smith is a good blocker -but  he has a disturbing habit of drawing a lot of motion penalties in a limited amount of playing time.

#5 The Wiz

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 05:19 PM

Oops there goes another rubber tree plant!

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 05:19 PM

I don't think they will cut Moekei.  If he can't play for a while they will put him on the PUP list.  If they didn't believe in Moekei a lot I THINK they would have addressed the TE position in the draft or free agency.  We don't need a blocking TE, we don't need Smith.  It is a dying position.

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 05:24 PM

View Postvegas55, on 26 July 2014 - 05:18 PM, said:

Agreed Smith is a good blocker -but  he has a disturbing habit of drawing a lot of motion penalties in a limited amount of playing time.

This position undoubtedly needs an upgrade.

View PostManther, on 26 July 2014 - 05:19 PM, said:

I don't think they will cut Moekei.  If he can't play for a while they will put him on the PUP list.  If they didn't believe in Moekei a lot I THINK they would have addressed the TE position in the draft or free agency.  We don't need a blocking TE, we don't need Smith.  It is a dying position.

Why do we not need a blocking TE?

They used 12 personnel quite often in the Red Zone last season. Moekei has shown zero, a significant and reoccuring injury for a player who appears to already have peaked. Smith also filled a special teams role on Kick Return last season. Can Moekei handle that?

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 05:35 PM

View Postvegas55, on 26 July 2014 - 05:18 PM, said:

Agreed Smith is a good blocker -but  he has a disturbing habit of drawing a lot of motion penalties in a limited amount of playing time.
and the big holding penalty. Not a big fan of Smith.

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 05:44 PM

View PostManther, on 26 July 2014 - 05:19 PM, said:

I don't think they will cut Moekei.  If he can't play for a while they will put him on the PUP list.  If they didn't believe in Moekei a lot I THINK they would have addressed the TE position in the draft or free agency.  We don't need a blocking TE, we don't need Smith.  It is a dying position.

I don't think he's PUP eligible at this point.

View PostAlwaysBilleve, on 26 July 2014 - 05:11 PM, said:



Couldn't agree more.

Moekei hasn't  shown anything since coming on late last year. Smith is our best blocker and Gragg could possibly develop into a Delanie Walker type role.

cya tony.

He was signed in like the 3rd quarter of the final game. Did you expect him to show you something while he was moving his stuff into camp?

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 05:45 PM

Moeaki is following the Shawne Merriman guide to unearned millions.

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 05:53 PM

View PostManther, on 26 July 2014 - 05:19 PM, said:

I don't think they will cut Moekei.  If he can't play for a while they will put him on the PUP list.  If they didn't believe in Moekei a lot I THINK they would have addressed the TE position in the draft or free agency.  We don't need a blocking TE, we don't need Smith.  It is a dying position.
just one man's opinion here, but i think a blocking tight end is a wonderful thing to have. it's nice to get a little extra push for a team that wants to run the ball as much as a lot of us think they want to run it. the ideal tight end would be the guy that could block well, contribute in the passing game, and be healthy all year. i don't think we have this guy on the roster, but i'd love to get him.

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 05:56 PM

Say hello to Dominique Jones.

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 06:01 PM

View Postswnybillsfan, on 26 July 2014 - 05:53 PM, said:

just one man's opinion here, but i think a blocking tight end is a wonderful thing to have. it's nice to get a little extra push for a team that wants to run the ball as much as a lot of us think they want to run it. the ideal tight end would be the guy that could block well, contribute in the passing game, and be healthy all year. i don't think we have this guy on the roster, but i'd love to get him.

If you want a guy that strictly a blocking TE then you may as well trot out your 6th lineman.

Obviously an all around great TE is preferred to one with holes in his game though.

Edited by NoSaint, 26 July 2014 - 06:01 PM.


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Posted 26 July 2014 - 06:06 PM

View PostNoSaint, on 26 July 2014 - 06:01 PM, said:

If you want a guy that strictly a blocking TE then you may as well trot out your 6th lineman.

Obviously an all around great TE is preferred to one with holes in his game though.
Exactly.

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 06:16 PM

I really think we should explore jermichael finley

#16 CardinalScotts

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 06:19 PM

Moeaki isnt going anywhere, so he tweaked a hamstring- we are so early in camp right now. Some teams haven't even opened camp up yet, same with the Darius stuff he has PLENTY of time

#17 YoloinOhio

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 06:37 PM

It's a hamstring. He'll be back by week 1. Of course, he will have injured something else by then.

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 07:06 PM

That's a shame- still it would have been a real shocker is the Bills somehow outsmarted the hole league and picked up a stud off the scrapheap:)

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 07:14 PM

View PostAlwaysBilleve, on 26 July 2014 - 05:11 PM, said:

Couldn't agree more.

Moekei hasn't  shown anything since coming on late last year. Smith is our best blocker and Gragg could possibly develop into a Delanie Walker type role.

cya tony.
Gragg will develop into a guy who constantly drops passes and has a small habit of fumbling? Boy, I hope you're wrong.

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 07:27 PM

View Postzevo, on 26 July 2014 - 06:16 PM, said:

I really think we should explore jermichael finley

Unless we sign him to a long term contract it isn't happening. He's got that $10 million insurance policy he can cash in on if he never plays another down in the NFL. I was crying for us to pursue Finley in other years when he was out there. I'd love to have him here if he's healthy yet because he's not an NFL roster it tells me he's not. As a result I think we might be looking to draft a TE next year or we throw a ton of money after Vernon Davis next offseason but I doubt the 49ers would let him go easily.