‘How do you root for that? It would be like pulling for the Dolphins to win Super Bowls in the Seventies, or for plastic to replace steel, or pulling for the Flyers to win the Stanley Cup.’
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‘He was by far Buffalo’s best offensive player in 2017, and projects to be that again next year. As Tim mentions, he’ll be 30 next season, and the market for running backs of that age isn’t going to be big. My plan for McCoy would be to bring him back for 2018, then draft a player to groom behind him this year, similar to how the Colts used Marlon Mack behind Frank Gore this year.’
‘Here are all 18 of those players with expiring contracts, and what The Buffalo News would do with each one…’.
‘With or without Taylor, it isn’t all that unreasonable to think the Bills — along with other clubs facing uncertain quarterback situations — could meet the fairly low standard established by three of the finalists.’
‘Teddy Bridgewater could have trouble finding a market in free agency. Teams may hesitate to shell out big money for the QB after he suffered a serious knee injury in 2016. Kirk Cousins will command the most attention in free agency and teams that lose the Cousins sweepstakes may look at the draft or possibly trade for the likes of Alex Smith and Buffalo’s Tyrod Taylor. Bridgewater may have to settle for a short-term prove it deal or a contract that is full of incentives. This could be appealing to the Bills.’
‘But Owens, perhaps with his key to the city in mind, packed a punch in his one message. His favorite restaurant? Buffalo Chophouse. Would he have stayed longer? Yup, but he blamed Chan Gailey for that.’