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#181 kdiggz

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 08:14 PM

Beane is cheap

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 12:45 AM

This! We lost out to the Chargers plain and simple. Either they offered more money, opportunity, better living arrangement or he doesn't think McD is the end all be all. He went to a place with 4-5 safeties on the roster vs. 2. To me, money being equal, he spurned is and his former coach and GM. Could frankly be the Beane hire that turned him off

 

There's also the angle of the Chargers coach was the Bills interim coach for one game and got thrown to the wolves to have to answer about Tyrod benching.  Doubt he had anything good to say about the Bills and wouldn't be surprised if it was along the lines of "We want you here but if not, you don't want to go to Buffalo"



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Posted 13 May 2017 - 06:05 AM

 
There's also the angle of the Chargers coach was the Bills interim coach for one game and got thrown to the wolves to have to answer about Tyrod benching.  Doubt he had anything good to say about the Bills and wouldn't be surprised if it was along the lines of "We want you here but if not, you don't want to go to Buffalo"

negative recruiting? Maybe, but Tre would know more about the Bills at this point than Lynn.

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 07:05 AM

i mean LA ? ...Buffalo??  for a young man and his young wife..i think LA wins almost every time...



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Posted 16 May 2017 - 09:15 PM

I just heard Bill Polian interview Tre Boston on Sirius XM. Tre explained why he chose the Chargers.

 

He went back to Carolina after visiting both teams and was trying to decide. He stopped at a gas station he had never been to before. While he's pumping gas, someone pulls up and asks if he could spare 1 or 2 dollars to help with gas. Tre gave him $20. The two talked for a while, the man explained his story, told him what he makes and how he decides what to use for gas and what to spend on food. Tre gave him another $20. The two kept talking and Tre felt the man was put in his life to help him. He was thinking about how to ask the man his opinion ("Buffalo or LA" or "choose city 1 or city 2"). Then, before he asks anything, the man says, "My name is Mike Daniels (I may have remembered the last name wrong, sorry) "but everyone calls me "L.A." Tre immediately started to think this was a sign. Then, he turns around to the gas pumps. The one he was at had one of those credit card leaflet holders and there was a postcard that said "Jesus saves." He checked all the other pumps, this was the only one with a Jesus saves postcard.

 

At this point, he was convinced this was a sign from G-d that he is meant to go to LA. He went home and told his wife and was crying the entire time because he's convinced he was given a sign as to what he must do.

 

Just listening to him, I think he's more of a Buffalo person than an LA person. Very much a family man, that sounds like he'd be happier in the smaller city. 



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Posted 16 May 2017 - 09:20 PM

what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

https://m.youtube.co...h?v=WtNHuqHWefU

Edited by chknwing334, 16 May 2017 - 09:24 PM.


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Posted 16 May 2017 - 09:31 PM

Who is idiotic?

The story is true....

http://www.boltsfrom...-agent-contract

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 09:32 PM

Tre is idiotic. (It's a Happy Gilmore quote)

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 09:35 PM

On one hand it is a sweet story. On the other hand it reminds me of the way the Browns decided to draft Johnny Manziel.

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 09:40 PM

I agree. It is idiotic. Decide your future that way? Guy was probably hired by the Chargers.

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 09:45 PM

LOL!

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 09:46 PM

that's just stupid.

 

sounds like he was even more stupid to get conned

 

police departments in the area have literally issued warnings to companies allowing this type of stuff.  they've sent letters all over town as these tactics as well as the angry pan handler is really getting bad.  they'll wait until a woman or man with a child puts the kid in the child seat and than goes hard.

 

no idea whats caused this in the charlotte/gso/w-s area but it's been on the news, etc



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Posted 16 May 2017 - 09:51 PM

that's just stupid.
 
sounds like he was even more stupid to get conned
 
police departments in the area have literally issued warnings to companies allowing this type of stuff.  they've sent letters all over town as these tactics as well as the angry pan handler is really getting bad.  they'll wait until a woman or man with a child puts the kid in the child seat and than goes hard.
 
no idea whats caused this in the charlotte/gso/w-s area but it's been on the news, etc

It's an effin nightmare in Charlotte.

Either way, I still don't think the guy would have been a good signing regardless.

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 09:59 PM

It's an effin nightmare in Charlotte.

Either way, I still don't think the guy would have been a good signing regardless.

i learned a trick from howard stern.  well, many of them.

 

but this one is when you are at the fuel pump and approached by someone weird, give yourself a tick, act a little 'off in the head' (ok, i don't have to act that)...

 

i'll get out limping.  i'll get out and jerk my head around.

 

i was at a bp near a cracker barrel right off 77 in an area so abd they have a police tower to monitor the area.  

 

i needed gas that bad



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Posted 16 May 2017 - 10:10 PM

what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

https://m.youtube.co...h?v=WtNHuqHWefU

Was I really rambling? I thought I gave the details of the story pretty well. And although I thought it was quite a bizarre story that the guy was making a career decision based on a postcard and the name of a stranger he met at a gas station, I enjoyed listening to it and thinking that if he's good (since frankly I have no idea), that's got to be the worst reason ever for us to miss out on a free agent signing.

 

Bill Polian listened to the entire story (probably more than 5 minutes of Tre telling it), then said something like, "What a great story." 



#196 chknwing334

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 07:46 AM

Sorry, my post must not have been that clear. It was directed at Tre's story, not your post.

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 05:11 AM

I found a photo of the panhandler...

bill-bimichick-copy.jpg

Something fishy going on here. Sounds like we were probably the best fit but for some reason he decided to go to the Chargers and be a backup instead of starting here. Divine intervention indeed

Edited by kdiggz, 19 May 2017 - 05:12 AM.


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 09:21 AM

Sorry, my post must not have been that clear. It was directed at Tre's story, not your post.



It was actually a Billy Madison quote.

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 10:48 AM

Tre is idiotic. (It's a Happy Gilmore quote)

 

He's an idiot. glad we didn't sign him.



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Posted 22 May 2017 - 06:44 PM

i learned a trick from howard stern.  well, many of them.
 
but this one is when you are at the fuel pump and approached by someone weird, give yourself a tick, act a little 'off in the head' (ok, i don't have to act that)...
 
i'll get out limping.  i'll get out and jerk my head around.
 
i was at a bp near a cracker barrel right off 77 in an area so abd they have a police tower to monitor the area.  
 
i needed gas that bad


That was hilarious.