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Should the Bills Exercise Sammy's 5th Year Option

  1. Yes. No Brainer (305 votes [87.90%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 87.90%

  2. No. Too Injury Prone (42 votes [12.10%] - View)

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#481 Pbomb

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 03:09 AM

11 games in 3 seasons*
 
You forgot the season where he played 16 games.

of course they did, it always makes a persons argument sound better when you leave out the facts that damage your argument

#482 Bill from NYC

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 06:37 AM

Not a big fan of overpaying other teams free agents to fill so many of those holes because if they are coming to Buffalo as is........they are resigned to losing.   Just not a good position to be free agent shopping from.


Badol, does the above quote suggest that trading down multiple times is the thing to do?

Yes, building a team also involves free agency and trades but imo, the best method will always be to draft the right players.

#483 dbflaBill

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 12:53 PM

IF they truly aren't going to keep sammy, don't you think they have to trade him by the end of the week instead of just letting him walk. 

 

 



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 12:59 PM

Trade value not that good. Might as well play him and see what happens. I don't think they will pick up his option either.

Draft someone, play Sammy, and hope it pans out...the Buffalo way!

#485 BuffaloRebound

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 01:03 PM

Whats the difference between the franchise tag and the 5th year option?

#486 Kirby Jackson

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 01:05 PM

Without being overly dismissive of course they are going to pick up his option. They are going to wait as long as they can to make sure that his rehab stays on schedule and then they will pick up the option.

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 01:06 PM

Trade value not that good. Might as well play him and see what happens. I don't think they will pick up his option either.

Draft someone, play Sammy, and hope it pans out...the Buffalo way!

I think a team 25-32 looking for a WR would offer their 1st round. Hes only 23, they'd pick up the 5th year option. I feel teams around the league know Sammys value. Unfortunately hes in Buffalo with a team being ran by idiots. 



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 01:08 PM

I think a team 25-32 looking for a WR would offer their 1st round. Hes only 23, they'd pick up the 5th year option. I feel teams around the league know Sammys value. Unfortunately hes in Buffalo with a team being ran by idiots. 

So you are saying that other teams recognize his talent but a team that traded an additional 1st round pick to get him doesn't recognize his talent? Got it

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 01:10 PM

So you are saying that other teams recognize his talent but a team that traded an additional 1st round pick to get him doesn't recognize his talent? Got it

That's exactly what I am saying. You don't let players like Watkins leave. If they do, they are showing that they don't value his skills. 



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 01:11 PM

$13m fully guaranteed for 5th year option but have to decide in next month versus $15.6m franchise tag that you don't have to offer until next year. I'll take door number 2 and see if he can play full season.

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 01:11 PM

That's exactly what I am saying. You don't let players like Watkins leave. If they do, they are showing that they don't value his skills. 

They aren't going to let him leave.

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 01:12 PM

how do you not keep him    duh



#493 dbflaBill

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 01:13 PM

They aren't going to let him leave.

I hope you're right.



#494 Kirby Jackson

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 01:14 PM

I hope you're right.

They aren't stupid. They wish he were healthier but the same things were said about Julio through 3 years. Sammy has played 3 more games in his 1st 3 years than Julio did in his 1st 3. The Bills will extend the option and hope that he gets healthy. If he does, the long-term deal will be offered.

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 01:15 PM

Whats the difference between the franchise tag and the 5th year option?

 

For watkins - the 5th year option is the transition tag amount (top 10 pick)... so average of the top 10 at his position.  The franchise tag is the average of the top 5, or 120% your previous year salary, whichever is higher. 



#496 BillsfanAZ

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 01:15 PM

I think a team 25-32 looking for a WR would offer their 1st round. Hes only 23, they'd pick up the 5th year option. I feel teams around the league know Sammys value. Unfortunately hes in Buffalo with a team being ran by idiots. 

Which team is going in that range is hurting at WR and is going to give up a first round pick for a WR that is coming off another surgery because he cant stay healthy?



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 01:15 PM

O_o

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 01:21 PM

They aren't stupid. They wish he were healthier but the same things were said about Julio through 3 years. Sammy has played 3 more games in his 1st 3 years than Julio did in his 1st 3. The Bills will extend the option and hope that he gets healthy. If he does, the long-term deal will be offered.

To me this is not even a debate....they will of course pick up his option



#499 Kirby Jackson

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 01:22 PM

Which team is going in that range is hurting at WR and is going to give up a first round pick for a WR that is coming off another surgery because he cant stay healthy?

Oh I think a lot of those teams would make that move. The Pats gave 32 for Cooks. He's a nice player but Watkins talent dwarfs his. A bunch of them would take the chance.

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 01:35 PM

They aren't stupid. They wish he were healthier but the same things were said about Julio through 3 years. Sammy has played 3 more games in his 1st 3 years than Julio did in his 1st 3. The Bills will extend the option and hope that he gets healthy. If he does, the long-term deal will be offered.

Thank you, someone else that gets it!