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#41 GETTOTHE50

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 12:28 PM

Our future is bright, and that is what matters most. We are going to be a high-octane running team, and we picked up Boldin for a reason.

 

the bolding signing makes a ton of sense now



#42 Marty McFly

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 12:28 PM

 

What are you talking about? Both of these guys were #1 on their respective teams... You are saying their #1 first stringers are '1 year borderline scrub rentals'? o.O

 

Yes. They are both FAs after next year.

 

Darby > Gaines

 

Watkins makes Matthews look like a scrub.

This is what I mean.

 

Its all about the draft picks. They are gonna get a QB this draft. I get the moves. I dont like losing Darby for Gaines tho.


Edited by Marty McFly, 11 August 2017 - 12:31 PM.


#43 ExWNYer

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 12:29 PM

 

Except we traded a game changing WR for a scrub.

 

I didn't say I was happy with it. They're acquiring ammo for a top QB prospect next year, IMO.



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Posted 11 August 2017 - 12:32 PM

Bills 2018 1st first round pick should be top 10, 2nd 1st round pick be in the top 20.

Bills 2018 1st 2nd round pick should be in the top 5 and 2nd second round pick be in the top 10.

Bills 2018 1st 3rd round pick be in the top 10 and 2nd second round pick be in the top 20.

 

CAN WE PLEASE GET A DAMN FRANCHISE QB!

If the jets are at # 1 they are not trading out.



#45 Kelly the Dog

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 12:33 PM

Darby can play. Matthews isn't good. Let me ask you this: which organization is consistently better, Buffalo or Philly? I think we both know the answer to that.

One word: Chip Kelly.

#46 dave mcbride

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 12:34 PM

The Bills now have no outside deep receiving threat, and they have a qb who specializes in the long ball.


One word: Chip Kelly.

that was a three year blip, and he at least had 2 winning seasons. I'm talking over this millennium. 



#47 ChanOverChin

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 12:35 PM

I'm in shock because I had high hopes for both Watkins and Darby.

 

Obviously Beane/McD are not enamored with Watkins (his work ethic & his injury history).

 

These moves were all about the 2018 draft picks.

 

Beane's vision is all about building the Bills through the draft.  The draft picks give Beane the wherewithal to build the team HIS way.

 

You can bet that he's looking to obtain even more draft picks via compensatory picks if he's willing to do this.  He could obtain a R3 and R4 for losing Gilmore and Woods.  If that happens the Bills could have the following picks for the 2018 Draft:

R1/R1/R2/R2/R3/R3/R3/R4/R4/R5/R6/R7 (12 picks 7 in the first three rounds).

 

Remember how the J. Johnson-led Cowboys turned around their franchise by trading H. Walker for a boatload of picks and players.  Those picks netted them HOFs T. Aikman/E. Smith/M. Irvin and ultimately the SB.



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Posted 11 August 2017 - 12:36 PM

I'm just saying, but if Rex/Whaley were to do this, we would have known long ago that this was coming.

#49 Kelly the Dog

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 12:37 PM

The Bills now have no outside deep receiving threat, and they have a qb who specializes in the long ball.

that was a three year blip, and he at least had 2 winning seasons. I'm talking over this millennium. 

They have made numerous wise decisions and numerous bad ones for quite some time.

Far better than Bills though.

I hate these trades. Although if you trade Sammy you need a decent starter. Matthews is a decent starter. I feel bad for Kyle and Shady and Tyrod though.

#50 MAJBobby

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 12:38 PM

Been through Sabres version. Ready for Bills version

Keep moving parts. Go full tank

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 12:40 PM

Darby can play. Matthews isn't good. Let me ask you this: which organization is consistently better, Buffalo or Philly? I think we both know the answer to that.


You should probably watch more football.

#52 dave mcbride

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 12:43 PM

They have made numerous wise decisions and numerous bad ones for quite some time.

Far better than Bills though.

I hate these trades. Although if you trade Sammy you need a decent starter. Matthews is a decent starter. I feel bad for Kyle and Shady and Tyrod though.

Check out Matthews' injury status right now. Seriously. He's also in the final year of his contract. 


You should probably watch more football.

Um ... huh? That's not an argument. 


Edited by dave mcbride, 11 August 2017 - 12:43 PM.


#53 KOKBILLS

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 12:44 PM

WHAT IS GOING ON

 

:lol:

 

Pretty much this ^^^ ... B-)



#54 Dr. K

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 12:45 PM

They have made numerous wise decisions and numerous bad ones for quite some time.

Far better than Bills though.

I hate these trades. Although if you trade Sammy you need a decent starter. Matthews is a decent starter. I feel bad for Kyle and Shady and Tyrod though.

I also hate these trades. Seems like terrible judgment to me, but obviously B & M think they are the smartest guys in the room. Like my sign-off quote says, "The human mind is not a dignified organ." 


Edited by Dr. K, 11 August 2017 - 12:46 PM.


#55 Boyst62

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 12:45 PM

Wowowowow

#56 Jamie Muellers Ghost

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 12:47 PM

Both players acquired are free agents at the end of the season this just continues to get even better.

#57 ALF

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 12:47 PM

Different regime. The one in place now is good - and better than the one the Bills have. Jordan Matthews is a semi-rich man's David Nelson. He is not good, but as I say above, someone has to catch the passes, and since Nelson Aguilar can't catch, Matthews is the beneficiary by default.


https://www.profootb...than-tendinitis

 

Yikes , hope trade is based on him passing a physical 



#58 LangleyBillsFan

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 12:48 PM

To me looks like McD likes Seymour/Gaines more than Darby....maybe Darby not a fit in the new system. 



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Posted 11 August 2017 - 12:50 PM

Mathews 46 gms 225 rec 2,673 yds
Watkins 37 gms 153 rec 2,459 yds

Yeah, Mathews sux

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 12:53 PM

Mathews 46 gms 225 rec 2,673 yds
Watkins 37 gms 153 rec 2,459 yds

Yeah, Mathews sux

 

Hooray, Matthews can amass virtually the same number of yards and TDs as Sammy on 75 more targets