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#21 TheyCallMeAndy

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 05:02 PM

Kind of reminds me of the London Fletcher deal a few years back

 

You remember, the Bills said he was to old for a bigger contract THEN he went on to make the Pro Bowl 4 times in a row

I think it has more to do with how terrible he played the last month of the season.

 

Definitely looked like he "mailed it in" 



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Posted 12 March 2017 - 05:11 PM

He played well in the first half of the season but he reached a point where you could tell he was done buying in. He started playing less aggressively, "self-preservation" mode they call it. Knew the team was likely out of the playoffs, he was on a one-year deal, wasn't going to risk getting hurt and was/is hoping his good start in 2016 will be enough to cash in somewhere. I read earlier before free agency started that they had interest in retaining him but I'm betting they didn't offer him a great deal. And maybe McDermott picked up on that lack of effort he displayed at times and it's pretty clear, even with what little has been stated by OBD since they hired him, that he's not going to tolerate guys who wanna coast. 



#23 3rdand12

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 05:13 PM

His twitter conversation with Preston Brown (something along the lines of going to miss playing together) all but assures that the current staff doesn't have them in their plans.

i did not know this.



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Posted 12 March 2017 - 05:16 PM

i did not know this.

 

https://twitter.com/...547157254385664



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Posted 12 March 2017 - 05:19 PM

Kind of reminds me of the London Fletcher deal a few years back

 

You remember, the Bills said he was to old for a bigger contract THEN he went on to make the Pro Bowl 4 times in a row

I thought it was because he was too small?


Thank you very kindly.



#26 YoloinOhio

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 05:26 PM

"Hightower wants to become the NFL's highest-paid inside linebacker. Luke Kuechly currently is at over $12 million per year."
 
If Brown thinks he is going to sniff anything close to 12 million he's crazy. 

It means he would want to see what DT gets so he can have a better idea of his value within the market.

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 05:31 PM

It means he would want to see what DT gets so he can have a better idea of his value within the market.

 

Was Philly Brown waiting to see what Alshon Jeffrey got?



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Posted 12 March 2017 - 05:58 PM

 
Was Philly Brown waiting to see what Alshon Jeffrey got?

No, but Terrelle Pryor was, which is the more apt comparison here.

Edited by YoloinOhio, 12 March 2017 - 06:01 PM.


#29 muppy

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 06:02 PM

His twitter conversation with Preston Brown (something along the lines of going to miss playing together) all but assures that the current staff doesn't have them in their plans.

 

SMH   :flirt:  :doh:  :thumbdown:


Edited by muppy, 12 March 2017 - 06:03 PM.


#30 Ittakestime

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 06:09 PM

He is overvaluing himself.

 

Just think about it, his first two years in the league were good.  Even after having those two good years, he got a small contract from the Bills this past year.  Teams know what he is about, and it probably hasn't changed much based on another season of play. 

 

Good player, but I think a lot of teams aren't interested, just like last season when he was on market.



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Posted 12 March 2017 - 06:21 PM

No, but Terrelle Pryor was, which is the more apt comparison here.

 

hah was just playing around, I see your point. 



#32 LangleyBillsFan

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 08:23 PM

 

Honestly, I'd say the same about Hightower. Paying him an eight-figure annual salary wouldn't be smart business.

 

As far as Zach, I've said for a while that I could see him on both ends of the market spectrum. It depends on if they're more impressed with him before the bye or disappointed after it. Player with a history of not sustaining failing to play a full season at peak performance? I would've capped my offer around what Lorenzo got paid.

I agree with this.......I think mailing it in at the end of the season hurt him....I would offer something similar to Lorax deal. 



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Posted 13 March 2017 - 12:58 AM

I think he'll resign with the Bills once he realizes he isn't going to get paid a **** ton by another team.



#34 Mark Vader

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Posted 13 March 2017 - 01:07 AM

Kind of reminds me of the London Fletcher deal a few years back

 

You remember, the Bills said he was to old for a bigger contract THEN he went on to make the Pro Bowl 4 times in a row

He should have gone to the Pro Bowl when he was with the Bills. But they kept sending Zach Thomas.



#35 Sherlock Holmes

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Posted 13 March 2017 - 02:38 AM

"Hightower wants to become the NFL's highest-paid inside linebacker. Luke Kuechly currently is at over $12 million per year."
 
If Brown thinks he is going to sniff anything close to 12 million he's crazy. 


Might as well just trade for Kuechly now and get it over with. We have the space for him

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Posted 13 March 2017 - 10:19 AM

He has tremendous range. We have nobody that can go sideline to sideline as a LB. I would live to have him back and see what real D coaches can do with him.

Agree with this. I think there are a few ILBs that haven't signed yet - Hightower, Mincer - market is still being set. Sure Z will get his $ shortly.



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Posted 13 March 2017 - 10:30 AM

Idk if he'll really fit a 43 and be able to do what he did under Rex.

If anyone noticed the players that are getting signed and paid, mostly o line.

I think people like the LBS in this class. Dnt need to rush and over pay for one.

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Posted 13 March 2017 - 10:36 AM

He really did fall off a lot in the second half of the season. 



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Posted 13 March 2017 - 11:12 AM

He whiffed on a lot of tackles just like a lot of guys did, I wouldn't mind bringing him back but not break the bank.

There's whiffing like every player does at one time or another and then there's not making the effort to try. Not surprised in the least McD and Co. looked at the tape and thought ZB isn't their kind of player. 



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Posted 13 March 2017 - 11:23 AM

My guess is that he'll be somewhere in the $7.5-$8.5 M a year range.