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#181 Kirby Jackson

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 12:23 PM

....cleaning house prior to Beane took care of the dirty work for him......at least he's not the "new sheriff/bad guy" riding into town.....and he was free to re-hire any of the 17 let go which I believe he has done with 3 so far...so what's the beef?.....

The point was that by exposing those guys he may have lost the ones that he wanted. We will never know if that's the case. As an example, Tom Roth (one of their most respected scouts) went to the Titans. Maybe they didn't want him and maybe they did?

I buy the "not being a bad guy" as a reason to a certain extent but would have taken the conservative route. I would have interviewed everyone, kept the good and released the bad. They are doing a great job building the staff so I'm definitely not concerned with the results. That was never the issue though.

#182 hondo in seattle

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 01:45 PM

I gotta admit, I was never as panicked as the OP but I did think the firing of the entire personnel department was rash.

 

But I've been impressed how quickly Beane put his team together.  And more impressed at the credentials these new guys bring.

 

As Kirby points out, in the process we may have lost a couple good ones like Tom Roth.  But - on paper - this new scouting department seems to have the qualifications to get the job done.

 

I'll probably never get this, but I'd love an insider's take on how Beane runs the scouting staff differently than Whaley.  Does he value different things in a player?  Does he organize the scout tasks differently?  Etc.  

 

Just like coordinators have different schemes, GMs have different ways of attacking their area of responsibility.  


Edited by hondo in seattle, 21 May 2017 - 01:50 PM.


#183 Pablocruise

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 02:47 PM

I think we can put to rest any concerns about scouts. They do very little this time of year so we didn't miss out on anything. 17 year drought, scouts had some responsibility for that.

#184 buffaloboyinATL

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 04:14 PM

Ok OP, that took less than 2 weeks.  I hope you can now sleep better at night.



#185 PABillsfan23

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 09:26 PM

This should be pinned for the purpose of fans to see what it's like to jump off the rocker early..

#186 NoSaint

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 09:30 PM

This should be pinned for the purpose of fans to see what it's like to jump off the rocker early..


This was an interesting thread all around. Not so much due to the bills news but many directions folks went

#187 beerme1

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 05:29 AM

So this is no longer a thing then. Pitchforks down guys. The new sherriff in town seems to know what he's doing.All hail Beane! All hail Beane!



#188 LABILLBACKER

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 06:09 PM

Heck, they could find 17 experts on this board easily.


I'll do it pro bono. Do whatever you have to in order to land Sam Darnold. That one was free.

#189 hondo in seattle

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 06:32 PM

Heck, they could find 17 experts on this board easily.

 

I'm sure we could find 117 'experts' on this board who think they can scout better than actual scouts.  



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Posted 26 May 2017 - 07:50 PM

13 days to bury a Chicken Little thread. Nice work Bills!

#191 jmc12290

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 08:26 PM

13 days to bury a Chicken Little thread. Nice work Bills!

This was one of the better threads in weeks.  

 

Christ, what a mess.