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  1. Watched it twice over the weekend. Who else has seen it? Ranks right up there with Pulp Fiction. So damn good. DiCaprio and Pitt are tremendous. That last half hour cannot be topped. Just my opinion. Any others?
  2. first or second round receivers won’t help Allen... um yeah they would. multiple drops. Multiple times our midget WRs got out muscled.
  3. I keep laughing at folks who think the Bills are gonna use a first, or even a second round pick on a WR. I’m not saying the Bills will NOT pick a WR, but I’m fully expecting a WR picked around rounds 3-4. Maybe both rounds. deep class. Plenty of talent will still be there round 3. They don’t want a high octane offense. A blue chip WR would be miserable and disgruntled here. They want to stay their course. The process. They want to replicate the Titans. I can see them drafting a RB before WR. They’ll draft DE and LB in rounds 1-2. Look at McDermotts history. It would be so out of character for him to draft a WR that high. It would be like your frugal, penny pinching neighbor rolling down the street with a brand new Porsche. and this is why the Bills will never get to that next level.
  4. https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2020/04/14/bill-belichick-matt-cassel-shows-how-patriots-can-adjust-to-a-new-qb/
  5. Soo.... Jungle says Daboll called 4 verticals on 3rd and 3. For those that don’t know, this is what 4 verticals look like. As the name suggests, 4 verticals is 4 WR’s running vertical deep routes. Ok, now that we know what 4 verticals mean, let’s take a look at all the 3rd and 3 plays of the game. Here is a photo and route tree from BOTH of the 3rd and 3’s in the game. Not only is this not 4 verticals, but 3 receivers never make it past 15 yards!!! Hahahah. Both plays feature Outs, digs and wheels. The complete opposite of 4 verts!
  6. Some may not have liked Ryan Talbot's choice of the title here, but I really did. ....and WOW on this being an issue of discussion! Before reading the article I had flashbacks to the ingrates trolling him about Mahomes. Updated 9:35 AM; Today 8:24 AM By Ryan Talbot | rtalbot@nyup.com Jalen Ramsey hosted various defensive backs in an Instagram Live video on Wednesday night. One defensive back included in the video was Buffalo Bills cornerback Tre’Davious White. Of course, you wouldn’t have known that based on the NFL’s graphic promoting the event. That, of course, is where the conversation begin on Wednesday night between Ramsey and White. Ramsey and White bantered back and forth about the Bills cornerback not being put on the graphic. White said Ramsey played a role in that decision while Ramsey told him the NFL put it together. White didn’t hold back his feelings on the league at that point. “NFL ... They don’t respect me, man,” White said. “They don’t respect me. It’s cool.” Ramsey turned White’s statement into a talking point about the NFL not giving him the recognition he deserves because of where he plays. It was a topic that Ramsey had discussed earlier in the Instagram Live video with former Bills cornerback Stephon Gilmore. “Me and (Stephon) Gilmore was just talking about that,” Ramsey said. “You might got to get out of … you might have to leave Buffalo. The traction. The media. Y’all fans, go crazy. Y’all got one of the best fan bases.” White didn’t take the bait on the topic of leaving Buffalo, but did correct Ramsey. White told Ramsey, "We got the best fan base.” Ramsey acknowledged White’s point and went on to compliment the Bills roster stating that Buffalo has a “good squad.” “We added weapons, secretly,” White told Ramsey. “Y’all know what I mean? We just gonna let y’all have the glamor. We just go to work in Buffalo. We just go to to work, bro. That’s all we do.” “That’s all y’all can do, Tre,” Ramsey said while taking a shot at playing in Buffalo. White acknowledged that Buffalo took some getting used to, but added that he now enjoys it. He went on to acknowledge the Bills Mafia again stating that the fans are good people who treat him well. “Literally, I go from work back home," White said. “You gotta wake up an hour early to get to work on time. I got snow to shovel out of the way, you know what I mean? It’s cool though. I enjoy it. It’s a process. It was something I had to get used to. Bro, I ain’t gonna lie … But it’s cool, bro. You play for good people up there and they treat you good, man.” In terms of marketing, White may never be a media darling in Buffalo. That being said, his play has certainly been recognized by the league and the media as evidenced by his All-Pro and Pro Bowl nods in 2019. https://www.syracuse.com/buffalo-bills/2020/04/jalen-ramsey-suggests-tredavious-white-needs-to-leave-bills-what-white-said-about-bills-mafia.html
  7. The Bills have been linked to two Tight Ends, that we know of. Dalton Keene, Virginia Tech and now Josiah Deguara. Both are probably 4th-6th round picks. Both are good blockers and have some H-Back value.If the Bills do keep their later round picks, tight end might be a position they draft. More Competition. TE Josiah Deguara, Cinncinnati"....Hard-nosed move tight end who will garner consideration as an NFL H-back. He's a gritty blocker who plays with good positioning and works hard at sustaining blocks to help his run game. As a pass catcher, Deguara is sure-handed with good feel for soft spots against zone, but may need an accurate thrower due to contested catch likelihood and suspect catch radius. He's the type of Day 3 prospect who flies under the radar, but ends up becoming a solid contributor at H-back..." - Lance Zierlein"...Josiah Deguara projects as an ideal TE2 at the NFL level. There's some developmental upside to get more nuance out of Deguara's game, but he's currently a blue collar worker in the box who brings needed scrappy attitude and blocking success to the point of attack and just enough of a vertical threat in the pass game to be a constant thorn in the side of defenses. There's room for improvement, added nuance to some of Deguara's route running, which could lead to a starting role..." - Crabbs TDN
  8. It just clogs up the mod panel. And I mean, come on man, writing literally a 1,000 word essay on why posts should be removed? PS, comparing yourself to being persecuted like the Palestine’s in your reports is ridiculous.
  9. Diggs annnnd? Who else? If the Bills go heavy on defense...AGAIN...in the draft, then the Bills are one Stefon Diggs injury away from being the same garbage offense they were last year. They need OL, RB, and WR still. With 90% of their FA signings being on defense I would ASSUME these spots will addressed in the draft....but BuT buT bUt BEst PlAyer AvAilaBle crowd will surly say otherwise.
  10. There is a guy, known to all of us, that is not doing well. Meathead. Hal. Please wish him well. He’s really hurting. He would be mad that I’m doing this, but I don’t care. He cares about people more than you would know. Thanks.
  11. Assuming we make the playoffs and I'm going to say 11 wins, we could be looking at 3-4 prime time games. Next year schedule is on steroids vs NFC West and AFC West. The good news we're getting KC, Seattle and the Rams in Buffalo. We get to go to Vegas vs the Raiders and SF in Santa Clara. If the Raiders snatch a playoff spot and adding two games vs New England that's 6 and a half possible prime time matchups + a possible Jets run with the Darnold hype adds another possibility. I'm going to say we get 4 Prime Time Games. KC and Seattle at home. KC on SNF, Seattle on MNF, at NYJ TNF, and a SNF appearance at New England. Late season games could feature a possible Flex vs New England, Oakland and the Rams. Also would not be surprised if we see a 4PM feature game early in the season vs the Rams or with NE or SF.
  12. After reading the most disturbing mainstream media article yet on this site(3 plans being considered for ending US lockdown, link to the post provided at the bottom of this), this caught my eye on the side of the page, and I figured some of you might appreciate the antics of Tom Brady to take your mind off of things. By ALEX RASKIN SPORTS NEWS EDITOR FOR DAILYMAIL.COM PUBLISHED: 16:11 EDT, 10 April 2020 | UPDATED: 19:01 EDT, 10 April 2020 In his latest effort to control various permutations of his name, Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady has filed trademark applications for 'Tompa Bay' and 'Tampa Brady' for clothing and footwear, among other types of merchandise. Brady joked about his recent trademark application on Twitter while referencing New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees. 'I never understood why Drew wasn't making Drew Orleans shirts,' he wrote. Brady recently applied for a similar 'TB X TB' trademark after signing a two-year, $50 million deal with Tampa Bay last month. His company, TEB Capital Management, filed its latest applications on April 9. Remarkably, Brady is not the first to apply for 'Tompa Bay.' In fact, five similar trademark applications have been filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office since Brady announced his intention to sign in Tampa on March 17. According to department records obtained by the Daily Mail, one St. Petersburg resident has applied for a 'Tompa Bay' trademark, while an Arizona man has filed for 'Tompa Bay,' 'Tompa Bay Florida,' 'Tompa Bay Buccaneers' and even 'Tompa Bay Beach Club.' Newly signed Tampa Bay Buccaneers star Tom Brady referenced New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees while joking about his own habit of filing trademark applications +6 Brady is not the first to apply for 'Tompa Bay.' In fact, five similar trademark applications have been filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office since Brady announced his intention to sign in Tampa on March 17. Various social media posts containing 'Tompa Bay' t-shirts have been popping up ahead of Brady's application. These were sold on Dan Patrick's website The application was discovered by a Washington DC trademark lawyer named Josh Gerben. Various social media posts containing 'Tompa Bay' t-shirts have been popping up ahead of Brady's application. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Tom Brady denies any animosity with Bill Belichick,...Tom Brady 'files "TB X TB" trademark' after signing... SHARE THIS ARTICLE Share Brady previously took significant criticism for trying and failing to trademark 'Tom Terrific,' which is more commonly associated with New York Mets legend Tom Seaver. After the filing, Brady admitted he regretted the move, adding that he did so only so nobody else could. Seaver is currently battling dementia and has retired from public life. +6 The 42-year-old officially signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in his first foray into free agency last month after playing 20 years and winning six Super Bowls in New England +6 Brady tried to trademark 'Tom Terrific' which is usually associated with Seaver, the Mets legend. The 42-year-old Brady's filing was ultimately denied 'It's unfortunate,' Brady said last summer. 'I was actually trying to do something because I didn't like the nickname, and I wanted to make sure no one used it, because some people wanted to use it. 'I was trying to keep people from using it, and then it got spun around to something different than what it is. Good lesson learned, and I'll try to do things a little different in the future.' Last June, Brady reiterated that he meant no disrespect to Hall of Fame member Seaver, a three-time Cy Young Award winner. +6 Several Tampa Bay fans created mockups of Tom Brady in a Buccaneers jersey after news of his signing broke last month 'I don't like the nickname,' Brady said. 'I don't like when people give me many nice compliments, certainly that. It wasn't something I was trying to do out of any disrespect or ill manner, or anything like that.' After news of the trademark filing emerged, the Mets posted on Twitter saying that only Seaver should be called 'Tom Terrific.' In a show of bipartisan support, two New York congressmen - Peter King and Tom Suozzi - both told TMZ Sports the same on Wednesday. 'There's only one 'Tom Terrific,' and that's Tom Seaver,' King said. 'Brady should stay up in New England.' '(King is) a Republican, I'm a Democrat, and we both agree there will always only be one 'Tom Terrific,'' Suozzi added. There was even a protest rally planned on New York's upper-East Side, but outside of former Mets players Art Shamsky and Ed Kranepool, not many people attended. Other sports stars have struggled in their attempts to trademark phrases that do not exclusively relate to themselves. LeBron James, for instance, tried and failed to trademark 'Taco Tuesday' last year. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8209187/Tom-Brady-attempts-trademark-Tompa-Bay-Tampa-Brady-signing-Buccaneers.html Here's a link to their report on the 3 proposals for the US ending lockdown, for anyone interested:
  13. BUFFALO, N.Y. – The firings in Pegula Sports and Entertainment came at an astounding rate Tuesday, including some of the Buffalo Sabres’ longest-tenured executives. ... sources stressed these were terminations, not furloughs. Pegula Sports and Entertainment has been examining cost-cutting measures for some time, and some of the firings may have come this summer regardless of the COVID-19 pandemic. One can’t help but wonder what happened to the billionaire who famously said (para) “Im not in this for money. If I want more money, I’ll go drill a well.” https://theathletic.com/1746933/2020/04/14/several-of-the-sabres-longest-tenured-executives-are-fired-in-widespread-pse-job-cuts/?source=user_shared_article
  14. Omar Kelly is a sports reporter for the Sun Sentinel, and for years has been a card carrying Bills and City of Buffalo hater. This dude bashes the Bills and Buffalo any chance he gets...including Josh Allen. I’ve followed him on Twitter the last 3-4 years and this dude has basically laughed his ass of at the Bills for selecting Allen in the draft and despite Allen’s big games against Miami still thinks the dude sucks...BUT he recently replied to this tweet that raised an eyebrow...
  15. Steve Franklin @MyGuySteve Breaking: Buffalo Bills CB Levi Wallace has tested postive for COVID19. He has been quarantining and the #Bills will test all staff and players as a precaution
  16. Offensive lineman Evan Boehm has signed with the Buffalo Bills, he announced via his social media accounts on Tuesday. Boehm, 26, was a fourth-round pick of the Arizona Cardinals in 2016. After spending two seasons there, he’s since bounced around the NFL, suiting up for the Los Angeles Rams, Indianapolis Colts and Miami Dolphins last season. The Dolphins traded for him last year. Boehm appeared in 13 games for the Dolphins in 2019, including eight starts. In his career, Boehm has played both center and guard, a versatility the Bills will covet. That skill set mimics Spencer Long. While both will hope to earn a starting spot along Buffalo’s offensive line, the two could be going head-to-head for a depth position as well during training camp. While versatile, Boehm struggled last season per Pro Football Focus. His overall grade from the football analytics outlet was a 47.4 overall, far below average. In regard to Long, he graded out a 56.8 overall per PFF’s grades last year, but Boehm did see far more playing time, playing in 595 snaps a year ago compared to Long’s 173. Boehm allow one sack last year and notched three penalties.
  17. We all know about Jonathan Taylor and JK Dobbins, so what if Beane waits until the 3rd or 4th round? Scouting Reports per The Athletic Cam Akers, RB, Florida State - One of the most talented players any time he takes the field. Akers is a sudden runner with explosive lateral moves to cut away from defenders, projecting as a souped-up version of Duke Johnson. Needs to work on ball security. 4.47 forty Zack Moss, RB, Utah - Elite run balance, punishing finisher, smooth cutting skills and competitive play personality allow him to consistently create yardage, projecting as an NFL starter with every-down potential if the medicals stay clean. Eno Benjamin, RB, Arizona State - Runs low to the ground with strong leg drive and downhill toughness...highly determined ball carrier and never quits fighting forward...finishes through contact with outstanding balance. Showed excellent pass blocking at the Senior Bowl. Joshua Kelley, RB, UCLA - Balanced through traffic and rarely content as a runner...stays north-south and behind his pads to slam inside...takes care of the football.."He brings joy to the locker room". Had a strong Senior Bowl game. 4.49 forty. Quite frankly, all these backs would be a good compliment to Singletary.
  18. Looking at this list and these numbers, I am starting to understand why Lit felt underwhelmed(That reminds me, is Jim Overdorf still with the team? I'm not sure why they kept him in the first place due to Beane having had plenty of experience with contracts) I'm curious what they will do with the remaining cash(I saw a new article saying getting Clowney would make sense). Which(if any) of the 3 guys at the bottom gets extended? And what becomes of Trent Murphy? I'm guessing the last one will depend if a DE ends up BPA early enough. Restructuring his contract might be nice, but I don't have the feeling he'd be into that. By Matt Warren Mar 19, 2020, 9:45am EDT The Buffalo Bills began the week with roughly $77 million in cap space to use in 2020. Then they went on a spending spree, doling out big contracts, extending a veteran leader, and adding a legit big-time receiver. In the process they went from cap-flush to cap-strapped. Here’s what they did with all their cap space: OG Quinton Spain2020 cap hit: $4.75 million The Bills re-signed their starting left guard for an absolute deal. It solidified a need and ensured that the offensive line wouldn’t be considerably worse than it was last year. Around the league, free-agent linemen are making a killing. LB A.J. Klein2020 cap hit: $6 million The Bills added the starting linebacker at the beginning of free agency for a pretty hefty price tag. His versatility will hopefully come in handy. WR Stefon Diggs2020 cap hit: $11.5 million The Bills traded for a top wide receiver instead of attempting to sign one on the open market. When you see Amari Cooper getting $20 million per season, the Diggs deal is a steal at $12 million annually. LB Tyler Matakevich 2020 cap hit: $5 million estimate His contract is for two years and $9 million, but we don’t have details yet. The way Buffalo has been front-loading contracts, it’s probably in the $4.5 to $5.25 million range for 2020 so we’ll estimate $5 million for now. DE Mario Addison2020 cap hit: $10 million That’s a spicy meatball. Addison takes a big chunk of Buffalo’s cap, even at 32, but pass rushers all over the NFL are signing for big money. SS Jordan Poyer2020 cap hit: $8 million (was $3.925 million) The Bills boosted Poyer’s number by $4.075 million with his new extension. He’s such an important part of the defense that the value is still great. DT Vernon Butler2020 cap hit: $7.9 million We’re not 100% sure on this number since we don’t know if the sack incentives are Likely To Be Earned, so we went with the higher of the two options. DL Quinton Jefferson 2020 cap hit: $7 million estimated We also don’t know how Jefferson’s contract is broken down. It’s for two years and $13.5 million, so we split the difference and rounded up for now. RB Taiwan Jones 2020 cap hit: $1.5 million estimated Jones played last year on the veteran minimum. He played 2018 on the veteran minimum. He played 2017 on the veteran minimum. We estimated he’d do that again in 2020. After all is said and done, the Bills have spent $61.65 of their $77 million in cap space, meaning they have roughly $15.35 million remaining in total available space. During this point in the offseason, only the top 51 contracts count toward the salary cap, which means nearly every contract below $700,000 comes off the cap number. That removes $9 million for the total cap number. Total available space stands right around $24.35 million. If you reserve $4.1 million for the 2020 NFL Draft picks, the Bills have roughly $20 million of salary cap space to work with right now. That pretty much takes multiple contract extensions off the table for right now unless the team makes a cut or two. LB Matt Milano, LT Dion Dawkins, or CB Tre’Davious White and their $12+ million AAV contracts will likely have to wait. They are probably limited to only one in the current cap space. https://www.buffalorumblings.com/2020/3/19/21186515/2020-nfl-free-agency-buffalo-bills-remaining-salary-cap-space-after-first-wave-how-much-left
  19. Stefon Diggs first contribution to the players' tribune!!!! I'm liking this guy more and more. First thing he thought of Buffalo after wings was... Josh Allen! Stefon Diggs BUFFALO BILLS APR 10 2020 It’s tough to describe the moment when you find out you just got traded. When my agent called and said, “You’re going to be a Buffalo Bill,” honestly, it took a second to digest. I know that the NFL is a business first and foremost. But you’re never really ready for that kind of news, you know? Your mind definitely goes in 100 different directions. The first thing I felt was pure excitement. I was like, O.K., Buffalo, Buffalo, Buffalo … what do I know about Buffalo? WINGS! They got some of the best wings, right? I knew that for sure. I can definitely get with a place like that. So, wings, and…. Josh Allen. They got Josh Allen, too. The Bills came to Minnesota a couple of years ago and spanked us. It was Week 3 back in 2018, and it was the kind of upset that you’ve seen the Bills pull off a lot over the past few years. It’s like even though they’ve been on the rise for a minute now, it somehow seems like people are always sleeping on them. We were favored in that game. Heavily. But Buffalo was ready. They beat us, 27–6, and one play really stands out to me. It was late in the first quarter. Josh dropped back, then took off running up the middle. About 10 yards down the field, our defense closed in on him. And just when it looked like he was dead in the water, he leaped over one of our linebackers — I mean hurdled the guy. He flew like five yards through the air, and he got the first down. You just don’t see a lot of quarterbacks do stuff like that. I remember being on the sidelines thinking, O.K. … this guy’s got some moxie. He just had a ton of energy and played with so much passion. And anybody who knows me knows that I’m a passionate guy. I wear my heart on my sleeve and I give everything I got every time I step onto the field. I could tell right away that Josh Allen was the same type of player. So once I found out about the trade, I couldn’t wait to go to work with him. Then the texts started coming in, and I remembered what I was leaving. Kirk was one of the first guys to text me. He was super appreciative of the time we spent together over the last couple of years, and he was just as encouraging, wishing me the best of luck in Buffalo. And it’s like … what do I even say about Kirk? This is a man who has invited me into his home. Introduced me to his family. Put in the extra hours with us. He’s a guy who, through all the ups and downs over the last couple of years, I’ve developed a tremendous amount of appreciation and respect for. I’m definitely going to miss playing with and learning from him. Adam texted me almost immediately, too. He was like, “I can’t wait to jersey-swap with you.” And Adam? Man, that’s my guy right there. We’ve been through a lot together. He’s a guy I hold dear to my heart, and I’m damn sure gonna miss him. Kyle hit me up, too, and it was the same thing. All love, all appreciation, and all the best wishes moving forward. I even had guys from around the league who I had never even played with before DMing me and saying the same thing: wishing me luck, telling me to go get after it up in Buffalo. And that’s big, man. When you play at this level, and you earn the respect of your peers to the point where they take it upon themselves to wish you well in the next chapter of your career, it definitely feels good. It’s truly humbling. Playing in the NFL really is a dream come true. I mean, when I got drafted, I remember thinking how fortunate I was to get to play a game for a living. To come to work every day and do the one thing I love more than anything else. Compete. Let my passion show. That’s an unbelievable gift. I never take that for granted. But then you get to someplace like Minnesota, and you realize that it’s so much more than that. More than you ever even imagined. It’s the Skol chant. It’s playing catch with young fans in the stands before every game. It’s really connecting with people — being out in the community and visiting local hospitals, talking to kids, participating in football camps. My birthday is November 29, so in the Diggs household, Thanksgiving and my birthday were always celebrated together. And for the past few years, I’ve celebrated my birthday by having a Thanksgiving turkey drive, providing turkeys to families in need in and around Minneapolis. And out of all the memories I have from five years in Minnesota, I hold those turkey drives closer to my heart than anything. That was my favorite event, at my favorite time of year. I hold those turkey drives closer to my heart than anything. I’ll truly miss that. But it’s on to Buffalo. And I can’t even tell you how excited I am for this new opportunity. I’m getting even more excited just writing about it. I mean, honestly, if you look at this Bills team — if you look at it RIGHT NOW, in 2020? I think it’s a team that’s ready to be great. I don’t know how anybody could look at this team, this roster, and the passion this team plays with and not be excited to be a part of it. I already talked about Josh Allen. But then you got John Brown, who’s been a baller since he came on the scene in Arizona, and he just had the best season of his career. You got Cole Beasley, who’s an excellent route-runner and has a crazy ability to create separation. I look forward to learning from those guys and, together, taking that offense to the next level. Then you throw in a top 10 running game and a top three defense? That’s what I’m saying: This is a team that’s ready to do something special. And I truly believe it’s just getting started. People in Minnesota will always remember me for the Minneapolis Miracle. And I’m proud of that. I mean, to be at the center of one of the most iconic plays for a franchise with a history as rich as the Vikings’? I wear that as a badge of honor. And no matter what, Minnesota, we’ll always have that. My only regret is that we didn’t finish the job. The goal was to win a Super Bowl, and we didn’t do that. And that’s another thing I know about Buffalo: I know about the heartbreak. I know how badly that city wants a Super Bowl. I know that much. That, and…. Y’all like to jump on tables, right? I’ve heard some stories, but I’m gonna have to see that for myself. I know you’ll show me when the time comes. So, Minnesota: Thank you. For taking a chance on me. For believing in me. No matter where my NFL journey takes me, it will always have started in Minnesota. And I’m truly proud of that. And to Buffalo? I’m just excited. I already got Bills fans hitting me up on Twitter inviting me out to get some wings. They’re telling me about all the best spots. So I’m looking forward to that. But more than anything, I’m looking forward to the opportunity. I can’t wait to get there and help take this team to the next level. Hopefully, to the highest level. Let’s get it, Buffalo. https://www.theplayerstribune.com/en-us/articles/stefon-diggs-lets-get-it-buffalo-bills-minnesota-vikings
  20. Interesting to think about the path not taken. I know there is plenty of Cam Newton hatred on here, but I'm curious how the Bills would have done had he come. ByLOUIE DIBIASE APRIL 09, 2020 - 3:55 AM Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane touched on the future of his former quarterback during his time with the Carolina Panthers in Cam Newton on Tuesday, saying it isn't likely Newton could end up in Buffalo like many other former Panthers have. The organization is committed to building around Josh Allen and don't appear to be open-minded about his starting position being available at all. There was a time, however, nine years ago when Newton almost became the face of the Bills for, what could have been, a very different looking decade for Buffalo. Back in 2010, before the days of a competent regime running the franchise, the Bills were 10 years into their playoff drought, and had found themselves at the bottom of the league at the halfway point of the season with an 0-8 record. Chan Gailey was in his first year as head coach, rolling through the abysmal quarterback carousel of Trent Edwards and Ryan Fitzpatrick. There was, however, a light at the end of the tunnel. The 2011 quarterback class in the NFL Draft looked like it would have multiple "generational" talents in Stanford's Andrew Luck and Newton, who was playing at Auburn. The Bills were in prime position to land at least one of those talents. But having the supposed choice wasn't guaranteed. Carolina was right there in the hunt for the first overall pick. The Panthers were 1-7 after eight weeks and then their season tail spun even more with a seven-game losing streak ensuing. While the Panthers continued to get blown out week-after-week, Buffalo suddenly found themselves on a bit of a hot streak. From Weeks 10-15, the Bills won four of six games. Even with two straight losses to close out the season, they played themselves out of the first overall pick with a .500 second half of the season. To make things worse, around the time of the Bills' winning ways, Luck decided he would not declare for the 2011 NFL Draft, returning to Stanford for his red-shirt junior season. This left just Newton as a top prospect. After completing his historic season at Auburn, which saw him winning the Heisman Trophy and the BCS National Championship, it made the decision pretty easy for Carolina a few months later. They moved on from their second round rookie quarterback Jimmy Clausen without blinking an eye. The Bills fell to the third overall pick and had to settle for defensive tackle Marcell Dareus. One has to wonder how different things could have been if the Bills... embraced the tank (if you will). Take away two of those meaningless wins and Buffalo would have overtaken the Panthers for first overall with a stronger strength of schedule. Newton almost certainly would have been playing in blue and red after that. Multiple reports suggested former general manager Buddy Nix and Gailey had legitimate interest in Newton. The organization's late owner Ralph Wilson spoke about his desire to upgrade the quarterback position for months before the draft. Considering Newton's success in Carolina with little around him on offense, it is fair to say the Bills' level of success from 2011 to 2020 would have been very different. The Panthers didn't surround him with legitimate weapons until his final few seasons. He won the league MVP honor after taking a 2015 offense featuring Ted Ginn Jr., Corey "Philly" Brown, and a very seasoned Jerrico Cotchery at wide receiver all the way to a 15-1 record and a Super Bowl appearance. Give him an organization that could surround him with players like Stevie Johnson, LeSean McCoy, Sammy Watkins, and Robert Woods? It would have worked. The fit of Newton and Gailey's spread offense actually could have been a really good fit too. With the possibility of a lot of winning coming down the road, who knows how long that regime could have lasted thanks to their new star signal caller. Who knows if Beane and McDermott ever get hired, and who knows if they even consider taking another quarterback like Allen. As Beane said, Newton's days as a starter shouldn't be over. In 2018 when he was last healthy, the Auburn product was having his most efficient season as a passer, leading the Panthers to a 6-2 record. The injuries he suffered were serious, but this is a player who is just 30-years-old and didn't miss games for the first eight years of his career. The veteran deserves a chance to lead an offense again. Maybe it will be Gailey's in Miami, but the days of Newton possibly being the face of the Bills is likely over. https://wgr550.radio.com/articles/opinion/newton-wont-join-the-bills-but-nearly-did-in-2011
  21. I'm excited to see Beane do some wheeling and dealing. Let's get it, Buffalo! By Matt Warren Apr 11, 2020, 8:21am EDT The Buffalo Bills have seven picks in the 2020 NFL Draft, but do they have seven spots up for grabs on their roster? It makes sense that the team would package some or all of their sixth- and seventh-round selections as part of trade ups. If we get to the final two rounds, they have ammo to move up and take a player they see falling. Buffalo currently stands with three picks over those final two rounds; 188 and 201 in the sixth round, and 239 in the seventh round. Packaging them all together could get them up to pick 155 near the top of the fifth round if they find the right trading partner. Picks 188 and 201 together gets them to 163 in the middle of the fifth round, where the pick-starved Chicago Bears are hanging out. Picks 239 and 188 together gets them to 175 at the bottom of the fifth round. Picks 239 and 201 together gets the team up to 191 in the middle of the sixth round. I find it exceedingly unlikely Buffalo gets to the final two rounds with these picks in tact. I think general manager Brandon Beane will use them to maneuver up the board in earlier rounds. If he doesn’t take that opportunity earlier, they will be prime candidates for some movement on Day 3 of the 2020 NFL Draft. https://www.buffalorumblings.com/2020/4/11/21209485/2020-nfl-draft-buffalo-bills-have-late-round-picks-to-trade-brandon-beane
  22. Maybe the Bills will read this and somehow find me the island I've wanted opposite of Tre. I'm guessing SeanDelevan likely had a reaction when reading this. :) I can see some room for disagreement with RB, but whomever is a spot below Tre is out there every play...which is not the same for whomever else is behind Motor. TE?!? I'm probably used to them sucking for so long that I am not sure what it would take to call that spot a weakness. :) . Nick Wojton Bleacher Report says there’s concern in the Bills’ cornerback room behind Tre’Davious White. Pegging every NFL team’s “red flag” as the 2020 NFL Draft approaches, Bleacher Report named that area as the biggest trouble spot for the Bills: There’s good news and bad news here for the Bills. Bleacher Report might be right on Josh Norman, but there’s actually plenty of depth in Buffalo. E.J. Gaines was added this offseason to a group that also has Levi Wallace. The Bills have three cornerbacks already vying for their No. 2 spot behind White. Buffalo could still add another corner with one of its seven picks at the upcoming draft, but by no means is cornerback a glaring need for the club. Truthfully, having cornerback named here is a good sign for the Bills. If this is their biggest need? Well, that means a lot of other holes are filled. Also, for consideration here could be another running back or tight end. https://billswire.usatoday.com/2020/04/08/buffalo-bills-tredavious-white-josh-norman-ej-gaines-bleacher-report/
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