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#81 TrueBlueGED

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 02:23 PM

I mean, they can still do that.


Sure, I just don't think it's happening. To me, the decision to keep Taylor means a push for the playoffs rather than a mini-rebuild year. Given that, it's hard for me to see them not going for an immediate starter at another position.

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 02:30 PM

Sure, I just don't think it's happening. To me, the decision to keep Taylor means a push for the playoffs rather than a mini-rebuild year. Given that, it's hard for me to see them not going for an immediate starter at another position.

I also have no problem with trying to push for the playoffs. I mean, we think the D should recover from the Ryan brothers debacle. All you really need to do is take a receiver with that 1st if you're not going to take a QB. 



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Posted 08 March 2017 - 02:31 PM

Sure, I just don't think it's happening. To me, the decision to keep Taylor means a push for the playoffs rather than a mini-rebuild year. Given that, it's hard for me to see them not going for an immediate starter at another position.


Isn't that the expectation for every 1st round pick?

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 02:33 PM

Isn't that the expectation for every 1st round pick?


Yes, and given they're keeping Taylor, I think they're out of the market for an immediate starter at QB. That's my point.

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 02:33 PM

Bills Facebook reports on Tyrod, so it's Facebook-official now.



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Posted 08 March 2017 - 02:34 PM

I also have no problem with trying to push for the playoffs. I mean, we think the D should recover from the Ryan brothers debacle. All you really need to do is take a receiver with that 1st if you're not going to take a QB.


I think safety and linebacker are bigger needs than WR.

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 02:37 PM

I also have no problem with trying to push for the playoffs. I mean, we think the D should recover from the Ryan brothers debacle. All you really need to do is take a receiver with that 1st if you're not going to take a QB. 

 

I believe it's traditional for the Bills to spend two first-round picks on a receiver, not just one.



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Posted 08 March 2017 - 02:37 PM

Yes, and given they're keeping Taylor, I think they're out of the market for an immediate starter at QB. That's my point.

 

I'm good with that ... give Cardale another year or two as backup and deep six E.J. Build up the D ...



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Posted 08 March 2017 - 02:41 PM

I think safety and linebacker are bigger needs than WR.

 

Probably, I'm just assuming the inevitable Watkins injury. 
 

I believe it's traditional for the Bills to spend two first-round picks on a receiver, not just one.

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 02:42 PM

I don't think it's a bad decision, but it probably kills my dreams of Kizer/Mahomes/Watson at 10, which is what I think would have been the best decision.

I mean, they can still do that. 

Keep Tyrod and let Mahomes develop in the wings. Win win. Draft him in the 2nd, trade up if you have to



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Posted 08 March 2017 - 02:43 PM

I'm good with that ... give Cardale another year or two as backup and deep six E.J. Build up the D ...


I wouldn't say I'm good with it, because I'm not, but I understand it. With respect to Cardale, I'm about 99% certain he'll never be an NFL starter. His accuracy is just not good enough--it's in EJ territory.

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 02:45 PM

I'd just gamble that mahomes drops to 2nd round.



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Posted 08 March 2017 - 02:45 PM

I wouldn't say I'm good with it, because I'm not, but I understand it. With respect to Cardale, I'm about 99% certain he'll never be an NFL starter. His accuracy is just not good enough--it's in EJ territory.

 

Well, do we draft a backup this year when we have other pressing needs ? 



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Posted 08 March 2017 - 02:50 PM

Well, do we draft a backup this year when we have other pressing needs ?


I have zero interest in drafting a backup. That's what the Siemians of the world are for.

Keep Tyrod and let Mahomes develop in the wings. Win win. Draft him in the 2nd, trade up if you have to


I don't think he'll be there, nor do I think we'd draft him now. It's gonna be position players rounds 1-3, I think.

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 02:51 PM

I have zero interest in drafting a backup. That's what the Siemians of the world are for.

I don't think he'll be there, nor do I think we'd draft him now. It's gonna be position players rounds 1-3, I think.

That will send me over the edge



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Posted 08 March 2017 - 02:54 PM

That will send me over the edge


Because they don't draft a QB in round 1-3 even though they have last years starter on the roster and a prospect who could eventually start?

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 02:57 PM

Because they don't draft a QB in round 1-3 even though they have last years starter on the roster and a prospect who could eventually start?

Because I believe in Mahomes that much. Cardale will never be anything other than a backup at best



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Posted 08 March 2017 - 02:57 PM

McDermott on Tyrod on the @JohnMurphyShow: "High character, great work ethic, toughness, skill set...best move for the Bills at this time."

 

The "at this time" worries me a bit ...

 

 

I need to see the numbers, but I don't understand why Tyrod would agree to the deal with him being the #1 QB on the open market. 


Edited by gramps, 08 March 2017 - 03:00 PM.


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Posted 08 March 2017 - 02:58 PM

Because I believe in Mahomes that much. Cardale will never be anything other than a backup at best


I got better ###### to worry about like paying bills and finding my next wife

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 02:59 PM

A DB in the first round when it's the deepest position in the whole draft will put me over the edge

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 03:01 PM

I got better ###### to worry about like paying bills and finding my next wife

I thought you were married?

 

And quit buying tickets to the games 


A DB in the first round when it's the deepest position in the whole draft will put me over the edge

You know we're going to do it too



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Posted 08 March 2017 - 03:02 PM

Bills will take a safety at 10 :P



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Posted 08 March 2017 - 03:03 PM

Bills will take a safety at 10 :P

There are two I wouldn't mind taking there. Adams and Peppers



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Posted 08 March 2017 - 03:03 PM

McDermott on Tyrod on the @JohnMurphyShow: "High character, great work ethic, toughness, skill set...best move for the Bills at this time."

 

The "at this time" worries me a bit ...

 

 

I need to see the numbers, but I don't understand why Tyrod would agree to the deal with him being the #1 QB on the open market. 

 

Maybe he likes buffalo, and respects the team that gave him a chance 



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Posted 08 March 2017 - 03:12 PM

@viccarucci
Tyrod Taylor's restructured deal w #Bills covers 5 years total. After the first 2 years, it becomes a year-to-year agreemen


CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports, in addition to the Patriots, the Giants, Jaguars, and Bills are "in on" free agent Martellus Bennett.
 
Per Jason La Canfora

Romo to be released Thursday too


Edited by WildCard, 08 March 2017 - 03:07 PM.


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Posted 08 March 2017 - 03:13 PM

Maybe he likes buffalo, and respects the team that gave him a chance 

 

Could very well be and maybe he likes what McDermott is selling 



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Posted 08 March 2017 - 03:34 PM

Because I believe in Mahomes that much. Cardale will never be anything other than a backup at best

 

Nor will Mahomes.



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Posted 08 March 2017 - 04:48 PM

The "at this time" worries me a bit ...

 

That's got Brandon's fingerprints all over it. Those guys are some slippery mofo's.

 

Why even say that? It's not necessary. 

 

I got better ###### to worry about like paying bills and finding my next wife

 

Ouch.



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Posted 08 March 2017 - 04:52 PM

I believe it's traditional for the Bills to spend two first-round picks on a receiver, not just one.

 

Very nice.

 

Good move by the Bills IMHO.  They should still draft a QB high though, and keep doing so until it is 100% certain that they have a franchise QB.

 

But I'd guess they'll draft a CB to replace Gilmore.



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Posted 08 March 2017 - 04:54 PM

Very nice.

 

Good move by the Bills IMHO.  They should still draft a QB high though, and keep doing so until it is 100% certain that they have a franchise QB.

 

But I'd guess they'll draft a CB to replace Gilmore.

 

I'm okay with a DB with the first pick. I think it'd be overpaying to take any of the QBs this year at 10. Maybe they trade back and take one of them a la EJ?



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Posted 08 March 2017 - 05:10 PM

I'm okay with a DB with the first pick. I think it'd be overpaying to take any of the QBs this year at 10. Maybe they trade back and take one of them a la EJ?


WR or TE >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>DB

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 05:37 PM

WR or TE >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>DB

 

WR would be good too.

 

I don't understand going that high for a TE. Is there a prospect out there that teams covet?

And didn't the team try to solve the TE issue by signing Charles Clay to big money?



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Posted 08 March 2017 - 08:32 PM

McDermott on Tyrod on the @JohnMurphyShow: "High character, great work ethic, toughness, skill set...best move for the Bills at this time."

 

The "at this time" worries me a bit ...

 

 

I need to see the numbers, but I don't understand why Tyrod would agree to the deal with him being the #1 QB on the open market. 

  

I say the interest wasn't there. Even though it's illegal" I have to think that his agent had feelers out there and Buffalo had the best offer. To me it still says the Bills don't fully believe in Taylor, otherwise they would of paid him what would of been a fair deal for a QB that you believe is the answer.



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Posted 08 March 2017 - 08:55 PM

Gotta be CB, Safety, or WR in the first round.  They have to go into it knowing who they like, and in the case that their guy(s) don't fall to them, which teams might be willing to trade up.

 

Those who say "no" to a CB in Round 1: Who do you expect to start?  Darby and.... Seymour?  Seymour showed some promise in his rookie year, and I'm sure the coaching staff has been evaluating his potential for this year and for down the road.  But CB and S both need to be addressed, and CB I think will be tough to address responsibly in free agency.

 

I don't understand going that high for a TE. Is there a prospect out there that teams covet?

And didn't the team try to solve the TE issue by signing Charles Clay to big money?

Definitely looking at OJ Howard from Alabama.  But I agree that TE can be addressed later on in the draft (a la Chris Gragg, or Nick O'Leary a couple years ago).  Regarding Clay - I think folks are still clamoring for a second TE.

 

Speaking of Gragg, I wonder what his deal is?  Recall that DeAngelo Hall blew up his ACL during the preseason this past August.  I liked Gragg, and I thought that injury stung a bit.  I wonder if he'd be back to 100% for training camp, or if anyone (Bills or otherwise) will give him a contract.



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Posted 08 March 2017 - 09:49 PM

I thought you were married?

It's never too early to start looking

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 01:07 AM

It's never too early to start looking


Long term engagement is the only way. I'm on year 7, myself. No paperwork = no mess. I'm like De Niro in Heat. I can walk away in 30 seconds flat.

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 02:10 AM

http://www.nfl.com/n...-to-bills-49ers

 

Don't think it has been posted here yet.  

 

 

Less than 24 hours before the start of free agency, the Bills have the market on fullbacks cornered.

Earlier Wednesday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Buffalo agreed in principle withFalcons fullback Patrick DiMarco on a four-year deal worth $8.5 million.

Later in the day, the Bills announced that they'd come to terms with former Panthers fullback Mike Tolbert.



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Posted 09 March 2017 - 03:05 AM

A Pro Bowl FB with 1 carry in 5 years................... I guess that means he can block. 



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Posted 09 March 2017 - 08:11 AM

A Pro Bowl FB with 1 carry in 5 years................... I guess that means he can block. 

 

Makes me think of this scene:

 

https://youtu.be/omSZ7Y0AxNk

 

 

I love to see a fat guy score .... because you get a fat guy spike and then you get a fat guy dance.

 

 

 

Edit: except, apparently, DiMarco is the one FB who isn't actually a fat guy. 


Edited by carpandean, 09 March 2017 - 08:15 AM.


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Posted 09 March 2017 - 08:20 AM

Makes me think of this scene:

https://youtu.be/omSZ7Y0AxNk


Sam Adams' pick-six of Brady in the 31-0 game is still the highlight of my Bills fandom. Which is quite sad, come to think of it. But still an awesome play.


A link because you all deserve to watch it





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