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#41 The Jokeman

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 03:26 PM

Updated WR depth chart ad see it:

WR1 S Watkins '17 > S Watkins '16
WR2 Rookie '17 < R Woods '16
WR3 P Brown '17 > M Goodwin 16
WR4 A Holmes 17 } Hunter/Easley/Harvin '16
WR5 B Tate '17 < B Tate '16
WR6 W Powell '17 < W Powell '16
WR7 Everyone else

On the whole I think we're better if Sammy can play a full season and Holmes replaces Hunter's red zone prescense and Easley's ST coverage. Yet asking a rookie to replace Woods is asking a lot. Also think Listenbee could be a surprise guy that might replace Tate as our primary return specialist and might be better as might offer more in receiving game as a poor man's Goodwin.

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 03:27 PM

Updated WR depth chart ad see it:

WR1 S Watkins '17 > S Watkins '16
WR2 Rookie '17 < R Woods '16
WR3 P Brown '17 > M Goodwin 16
WR4 A Holmes 17 } Hunter/Easley/Harvin '16
WR5 B Tate '17 < B Tate '16
WR6 W Powell '17 < W Powell '16
WR7 Everyone else

On the whole I think we're better if Sammy can play a full season and Holmes replaces Hunter's red zone prescense and Easley's ST coverage. Yet asking a rookie to replace Woods is asking a lot. Also think Listenbee could be a surprise guy that might replace Tate as our primary return specialist and might be better as might offer more in receiving game as a poor man's Goodwin.

Not sure how Philly Brown is better than Goodwin.



#43 Eric Moulds on my A**

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 03:27 PM

Updated WR depth chart ad see it:

WR1 S Watkins '17 > S Watkins '16
WR2 Rookie '17 < R Woods '16
WR3 P Brown '17 > M Goodwin 16
WR4 A Holmes 17 } Hunter/Easley/Harvin '16
WR5 B Tate '17 < B Tate '16
WR6 W Powell '17 < W Powell '16
WR7 Everyone else

On the whole I think we're better if Sammy can play a full season and Holmes replaces Hunter's red zone prescense and Easley's ST coverage. Yet asking a rookie to replace Woods is asking a lot. Also think Listenbee could be a surprise guy that might replace Tate as our primary return specialist and might be better as might offer more in receiving game as a poor man's Goodwin.

Swap Philly and Holmes, I'm with ya.

#44 John from Hemet

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 03:33 PM

Not sure how Philly Brown is better than Goodwin.

health is the best strength you can have to your game



#45 JoeF

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 03:38 PM

health is the best strength you can have to your game

Not too many games are won from the whirlpool tub...the guys ribs were like fine china...



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 03:38 PM

health is the best strength you can have to your game

He was talking about 2016 Goodwin.  Who played 15 games.



#47 bigK14094

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 03:39 PM

Great returner, but needs to give up the stat hunt for the good of the team.  I love the signing just for that.  But, he was also a great fill in receiver, and did  some run after catch that was excellant.  Good man to have...a pro if he has anything left in the tank.  Let McD decide that......



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 04:13 PM

Would not surprise me in the least if they went into the year with the WR depth chart looking like -

Sammy Watkins
Andre Holmes
'Philly' Brown
Kolby Listenbee
Brandon Tate

Especially if they were to draft O.J. Howard to pair with Charles Clay.

#49 horned dogs

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 04:19 PM

Whoops there goes a compensatory pick. http://www.buffaloru...re-robert-woods

 

Great timing by Trapasso.



#50 r00tabaga

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 04:24 PM

Oh boy, here we go. I smell a new picks thread.

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 04:26 PM

Earth shattering.WOW!



#52 Dablitzkrieg

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 04:30 PM

Plead no first round CB.


I plead the fif
https://youtu.be/ERm_WNxGs1U

#53 wilcoam

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 04:34 PM

Great returner, despite his age, and I'm happy too see him back as a Bill, nice re-signing 

However let's honest 

He caught 8 balls last year 

He is NOT a #3, a #4, or even a #5 WR 

The fact is Walter Powell had twice as many snaps as Tate did last year

Tate is a body in case of multiple WR injuries or might still have to win a job in camp 

The signing, as well as Philly and Holmes, who caught 24 and 16 passes last year

Does not alleviate badly needing a serious NFL starting #2WR or even a starting #3WR

That is if you are serious about upgrading at starting WR for 2017

Otherwise I like the depth acquired and that we are going into camp with more known historically durable players, Listenbee aside   

It does look like Butler, Washington, and Lewis will all have a hard time surviving the cuts 

Assuming Tate, Philly, Holmes, Powell, and Listenbee all make the team which is not assured 

 

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 04:34 PM

I like him... he doesn't fumble.  



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 04:35 PM

yeah i was hoping we'd get tate back. he was a consistent bright spot on returns



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 04:36 PM

Not sure how Philly Brown is better than Goodwin.

 

does he run more than 3 routes?



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 04:39 PM

CB in 1st, SS in 2nd.

If we aren't going WR, then trade down twice in the first. You can get a 1st round Talent CB in the 2nd.  Trade down in the 2nd and get a safety.  If we aren't going to take a WR to be a true #2 in this draft this year, trade the heck down and get as many pics this year and next as we can


Great returner, despite his age, and I'm happy too see him back as a Bill, nice re-signing 

However let's honest 

He caught 8 balls last year 

He is NOT a #3, a #4, or even a #5 WR 

The fact is Walter Powell had twice as many snaps as Tate did last year

Tate is a body in case of multiple WR injuries or might still have to win a job in camp 

The signing, as well as Philly and Holmes, who caught 24 and 16 passes last year

Does not alleviate badly needing a serious NFL starting #2WR or even a starting #3WR

That is if you are serious about upgrading at starting WR for 2017

Otherwise I like the depth acquired and that we are going into camp with more known historically durable players, Listenbee aside   

It does look like Butler, Washington, and Lewis will all have a hard time surviving the cuts 

Assuming Tate, Philly, Holmes, Powell, and Listenbee all make the team which is not assured 

 

jc

I personally say take WR, but trade down to say 13 or so and get another pick then take one.  but like I said, if the Bills don't go WR in round one (which is stupid if they dont', so you know they won't) then trade down a ton and pick up DB's



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 04:39 PM

I'm seeing LB as the pick. Whaley even said LB is the biggest need on defense for McD. I think he specifically said weak side LB.

correct. It's vital for his D to function well. Trade down a few spots,pick up Cunningham or Reddick, then CB and S in the second.depth beyond that,and call it a wrap

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 04:43 PM

If we aren't going WR, then trade down twice in the first. You can get a 1st round Talent CB in the 2nd.  Trade down in the 2nd and get a safety.  If we aren't going to take a WR to be a true #2 in this draft this year, trade the heck down and get as many pics this year and next as we can


I personally say take WR, but trade down to say 13 or so and get another pick then take one.  but like I said, if the Bills don't go WR in round one (which is stupid if they dont', so you know they won't) then trade down a ton and pick up DB's

 

We're stupid for not drafting another WR in the first...?  2 of our last 3 first round picks were spent on WRs, this would make 3 of 4.  Why not look in the 2-3 for another WR?



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 04:45 PM

I'm really happy to hear this I was hoping they would bring him back.  I don't know how much he offers as a WR, but I thought he was VERY underrated as a return man last year.  I think he almost single-handedly kept us in a few games last year with some of his plays on special teams.