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#41 baskingridgebillsfan

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 09:47 PM

Kids? Selling wine? Like a lemonade stand? :)

I'm with you there, who cares? But you have to enforce rules. I hope the weed trend continues for a variety of reasons. A recent trip to Denver impressed me. They seem to be managing the whole thing well, and it's better for everyone if they can eliminate the sketchy aspects while generating huge sin tax revenue.

yes. that is a tax we can all get behind. 



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 10:34 PM

Why wouldn't they just test him again? He didn't fail for traces of drugs, but excessive water consumption. I think I'd dig into it further to see what really happened. Could be a steal.

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 10:50 PM

Why wouldn't they just test him again? He didn't fail for traces of drugs, but excessive water consumption. I think I'd dig into it further to see what really happened. Could be a steal.


32 teams are certainly digging. If we don't have someone in his hometown, on his college campus, etc... talking to EVERYONE than we deserve this streak. Dudes a perfect fit at a key position and might be a devalued asset compared to his potential contributions--- we better know everything about him and his potential risks.

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 11:02 PM

May be able to trade down and get him now



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 11:06 PM

May be able to trade down and get him now


If anyone is willing to trade up, and a certain segment will insist we didn't get enough. :(

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 11:11 PM

If anyone is willing to trade up, and a certain segment will insist we didn't get enough. :(

Yea, what are you gonna do lol. Still would like see the Reuben Missile Crisis in a Bills uni



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 05:08 AM

Yea, what are you gonna do lol. Still would like see the Reuben Missile Crisis in a Bills uni

Sure has a lot of red flags.Too small for me 6-0 228 . Looks like a big safety. He will have trouble shedding blocks.



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 05:29 AM

Why wouldn't they just test him again? He didn't fail for traces of drugs, but excessive water consumption. I think I'd dig into it further to see what really happened. Could be a steal.

I heard Gil Brandt speak about he handled " pot situation in his day "  His view which I liked is the following; does the player smoke pot or is he a pot smoker.  At the end of the day they a college kids.  Is the player waking and baking or is he taking a bong hit on Saturday night.  

  the other issue is players are prescribed opiate based drugs but not allow to smoke weed. That makes little sense 


32 teams are certainly digging. If we don't have someone in his hometown, on his college campus, etc... talking to EVERYONE than we deserve this streak. Dudes a perfect fit at a key position and might be a devalued asset compared to his potential contributions--- we better know everything about him and his potential risks.

I would be more concerned with his shoulders



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 08:31 AM

Why wouldn't they just test him again? He didn't fail for traces of drugs, but excessive water consumption diuretic use as a masking agent. I think I'd dig into it further to see what really happened. Could be a steal.

 

 

Fixed that for you.



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 08:37 AM

We can cross both Foster and Mixon off as picks for Bills. 

 



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 08:52 AM

We can cross both Foster and Mixon off as picks for Bills. 
 


Mixon is still in play in the latter rounds. All he did was punch a girl in the face. Reuben Foster probably smoked POT!!

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:00 AM

Mixon is still in play in the latter rounds. All he did was punch a girl in the face. Reuben Foster probably smoked POT!!

Foster has several red flags. Not saying he should be completely off the board, but he reportedly has a shoulder problem, issues with learning/understanding playbooks, got sent home from combine for going after medical personnel, and the drug thing. I agree on the surface just smoking pot isn't the worst thing but in NFL terms the next time he tests positive it is 4 games. Randy Gregory is a cautionary tale.

Edited by YoloinOhio, 21 April 2017 - 09:00 AM.


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:00 AM

Mixon is still in play in the latter rounds. All he did was punch a girl in the face. Reuben Foster probably smoked POT!!

Imagine if he'd been caught in the depths of an ether binge.

There is nothing more depraved than that!



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:08 AM

Too small for me 6-0 228 . Looks like a big safety. He will have trouble shedding blocks.

I think he'll be fine


Edited by CNY315, 21 April 2017 - 09:09 AM.


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:11 AM

Foster has several red flags. Not saying he should be completely off the board, but he reportedly has a shoulder problem, issues with learning/understanding playbooks, got sent home from combine for going after medical personnel, and the drug thing. I agree on the surface just smoking pot isn't the worst thing but in NFL terms the next time he tests positive it is 4 games. Randy Gregory is a cautionary tale.


Don't forget at least 2 or 3 concussions. The list may add up to push him down.....but how far?

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:25 AM

I'm not sure just smoking is the problem. The problem is that you know when the test is, you know it's against the rules, you know it will cost you a lot of money in draft position, yet you decide to do it anyway.

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:35 AM

I'm not sure just smoking is the problem. The problem is that you know when the test is, you know it's against the rules, you know it will cost you a lot of money in draft position, yet you decide to do it anyway.

which goes back to common sense and decision making... I think it goes back to what Polian said once that if you fail the combine drug test you either have a drug problem and can't stay away, or you are just stupid. Neither is good.

I will add that the results are confidential so there could be players who failed and we don't know, will be in the program and we don't know. Of course, the teams all know. Both Gregory and Foster chose to disclose it themselves to public, likely at the advice of their agents.

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 10:05 AM

Imagine if he'd been caught in the depths of an ether binge.
There is nothing more depraved than that!


LOL!

Great movie (and book).

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 12:02 PM

No thanks. 1 week from the most important night of your life and you can't get your act together? Bad sign.

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 03:05 PM

Can't a team just ask for a hair follicle test? Does the CBA preclude that? He's not part of the NFLPA yet. If the story is true, I'd be getting that done!