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#1 tedstrong

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Posted 29 January 2017 - 04:40 PM

It was interesting to note that in all the coverage of the Pro Bowl on the Bills Official site, that Gilmore was not a part of the group. The other 4 guys were always grouped and a unit unto themselves, kind of pal-ling around and generally acting like teammates. I doubt if it was a conscious decision by the powers that be , but rather that Gilmore just didn't want to hang with his teammates. Does this portend his willingness to rejoin the team?

#2 Kirby Jackson

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Posted 29 January 2017 - 04:44 PM

It's not that complicated, Gilmore wants to be paid as a top CB. If the Bills pay him, he will be back. If they don't pay him, he won't.

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Posted 29 January 2017 - 04:45 PM

It's all about the mooolah! Pay him, he's happy. Just like Shady.

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Posted 29 January 2017 - 04:50 PM

It was interesting to note that in all the coverage of the Pro Bowl on the Bills Official site, that Gilmore was not a part of the group. The other 4 guys were always grouped and a unit unto themselves, kind of pal-ling around and generally acting like teammates. I doubt if it was a conscious decision by the powers that be , but rather that Gilmore just didn't want to hang with his teammates. Does this portend his willingness to rejoin the team?

A more valuable observation would be to slaughter a goat, examine its entrails and then report back to us what it portends regarding the future of Mr. Gilmore.



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Posted 29 January 2017 - 04:57 PM

A more valuable observation would be to slaughter a goat, examine its entrails and then report back to us what it portends regarding the future of Mr. Gilmore.


...but that sounds very messy.

I get the question, but it's really all about the money.

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Posted 29 January 2017 - 05:03 PM

Seems like he is aiming for 15 million a year which I don't think he is worth. But as a in his prime and in a high demand position he might command something close to that maybe 12ish per year if not more. I don't think he is worth that at all if it comes down to something closer to 10 million per year then I think you would have to make some sort of offer. 



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Posted 29 January 2017 - 05:12 PM

Who cares let him go to the Browns. Maybe they will overpay him.

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Posted 29 January 2017 - 05:14 PM

Who cares let him go to the Browns. Maybe they will overpay him.



Hawt take bro.

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Posted 29 January 2017 - 05:17 PM

Hawt take bro.


Oh look the garbage man of this forum. Here to spew more garbage?

#10 dwight in philly

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Posted 29 January 2017 - 05:31 PM

no he doesnt. and good riddance. JMHO, overrated.. certainly not worth the money and appears to be very selfish , as most, but dont care about him.. 



#11 NewEra

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Posted 29 January 2017 - 05:42 PM

I really hope we can retain him at 12 mill. Doubtful though

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Posted 29 January 2017 - 05:45 PM

Oh look the garbage man of this forum. Here to spew more garbage?


Your really mad huh? 😁

#13 Kirby Jackson

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Posted 29 January 2017 - 05:46 PM

I really hope we can retain him at 12 mill. Doubtful though

That is a good target. I think that he pushes $15M. Tagging him is certainly an option but would leave the Bills pretty thin on cap space.

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Posted 29 January 2017 - 05:56 PM

He doesn't want to be here. Not many do. But like any pro, if they are paid enough, you make it work.



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Posted 29 January 2017 - 05:56 PM

Your really mad huh?


So wait responding means you are mad? So how mad are you then?

#16 bigK14094

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Posted 29 January 2017 - 06:01 PM

Gilmore is a decent cover but no tackle cb........we need to pass on this guy.



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Posted 29 January 2017 - 06:05 PM

I bet Rex would have lobbied hard to keep him, but I doubt he'll stay with the Bills for what we can offer and the scheme that is anticipated.

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Posted 29 January 2017 - 06:17 PM

I agree with your assessments, mostly, although I disagree that players don't want to be here. Glamour hounds obviously don't. I think, given Gilmour's unwillingness to wrap up on his tackles, that he is NOT worth the top dollars he is asking for. I just thought the dynamic at the Pro Bowl was interesting and potentially telling. Thanks for putting up with my 'newbie-ish' post.

Edited by tedstrong, 29 January 2017 - 06:22 PM.


#19 KevinInThe781

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Posted 29 January 2017 - 06:25 PM

He looked like he didn't want to be here from the moment he was selected. 

 

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#20 Kirby Jackson

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Posted 29 January 2017 - 06:27 PM

I've been around a lot of athletes and think that the "don't want to be here thing is way overblown." It's kind of one of those Buffalo insecurity things. They don't care where they play as long as they are paid. They don't have to live anywhere full-time, they can travel quite a bit and social media has made the world smaller. It may have been a big factor 15 years ago or whenever but it is less so now.

As long as they are being paid, work in an environment where their family and friends are treated well they really don't care. If you want to force a player out, deny his family and friends access. That's one of the main reasons that LeBron went back to Cleveland. If you start pissing off their inner circle the player won't be too happy.





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