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  1. Excellent point. It all depends on what McBeane think of him now. If they think he's the guy for the future, they extend him. I'd they aren't sure, they let him play year four without exercising, and then decide. With Allen they will extend. With Lawson they didn't exercise the option. Those are probably the two choices.
  2. Set up or not, Giant fans are not sold on the guy. We saw what Josh Allen did when he was "set up." We'll see what Jones does.
  3. I don't mean to take anything away from Alex Smith - he's been courageous, tenacious. He's worked at his craft. He had plenty of reason to complain about things that happened to him in his career and pretty much never complained. But ... Alex Smith was a number 1 overall pick and a quarterback. He was in the limelight. There are ten guys who retire every season who have had the same experience - hard work, bad breaks, underappreciated, great guys. Smith is the poster child for all of those guys. So congratulations to Alex Smith for being a great guy who did
  4. i agree. He may be the perfect backup. He could be in Buffalo for ten years. The only problem with that theory is that he won't have any experience. Trubisky is the perfect backup; the problem is that you can't always have a Trubisky. Bottom line is that backup QB is always a work in process. The GM can never say "we're set at backup QB for the next several years." Maybe Daniel Jones will be next season's Trubisky.
  5. Interesting point. They can do only so much with pre snap disguise. And they're always adding wrinkles, but I think you're correct. The Bills aren't surprising anyone with their defense. Of course, that's pretty much true for every team.
  6. Of course, you hope every guy you draft becomes a Hall of Famer, but you know the practical realities. On the HOF website you can find a list of all the guys in the Hall that shows what number they were picked in the draft. Sure, you can find guys picked all over, but the vast majority of them go in the top of the draft. Talent is talent, and three years of college is usually enough to show who's got the talent. So sure, I hope the guy at 30 is an instant All-Pro, but the chances are really, really good that the guy is going to be Cody Ford and not Anthony Munoz.
  7. Sorry, but I haven't completed my mock draft. I've just got my top five so far; maybe I'll finish it later. #1. Gunner. I mean, the guy just does it all. In depth analysis, college and pro. Solid memory of recent activity. Good command of talent around the league. Not a homer, but sees and points out the best in the Bills. #2. Logic. Just all around solid. When Logic makes a play, you gotta listen. #3. Yolo. A team can't succeed without a Yolo. #4. Hapless. Tireless worker. Solid analyst. Not afraid of close-in, hand-to-hand
  8. So far as I could tell, there has been exactly one player drafted 30th who made the Hall of Fame - Sam Huff. I could study the draft for the next 100 hours and I wouldn't be able to tell you which guy in the draft was the next Sam Huff, or the next Thurman. For the past two years, I've had little to no interest in free agency or the draft. Enormous interest in the guys the Bills actually acquired, but no interest in the process running up the drafting or signing. Didn't see Diggs coming, didn't know who Epenesa was when he was drafted, didn't even realize that San
  9. I have a similar feeling. For me it's a combination of a couple of things. First, drafting 30th, the Bills aren't getting a Hall of Famer, so I just can't get all that excited. Second, drafting 30th means that right now there are about 40 possible guys who might be the Bills' pick. I don't have the energy to figure out who the top 20 are and then analyze the bottom 20. It's easier just to wait for the draft, see who they pick, then find out some things about the guy. When you're drafting 8th, there are only 10-12 guys to study. Like others, I have confidence that Beane w
  10. This is so true. The strength of the team is not the five most talented players on the roster; it's the guys from six to 35. There are a lot of moving parts to a team, and a quarter to a third of them move on each year. This year the Bills were unusual and are bringing almost the entire team back. But they have some free agents who will move in and take some spots, and they want rookies to move in and take spots, too. That's how they improve, and that's how they keep the roster young. Moving up is for the team that doesn't have stars. The Bills have star
  11. The Dolphins fan makes a good point. You aren't a superstar NFL QB until you show you can do it all, consistently. He's right, Allen hasn't managed tough games in a hostile environment, not like the best have done it. Developing into a star QB is a five+ year project. Josh is on the road. He still could stumble before he becomes a master QB. There are no guarantees. However, if anyone, fans, coaches, players, are asked to name the QBs under 30 likely to become HOF-level stars like Manning, Rodgers, Brees, Brady, Josh is way up near the top of the list. So, yes, he c
  12. Especially given how many snaps he plays. Keuchly was often in the top 5 in McDermott's heyday in Carolina. We'll see.
  13. Actually, I'm old enough that I can't remember a lot of the history. But what I meant about ancient history was that the game is different now. I don't see a lot of point in comparing Edmunds to Mike Stratton. Mike Stratton never, never, never could do what the Bills ask Milano to do, and they play the same position on the roster. If you've read all my posts here today, you'll see that I said that I think - I don't know, but I think - that Edmunds' value is the amount of the field that he covers. There is no stat for passes not thrown, but I suspect that Edmunds has powerf
  14. Well, the Bills numbers aren't that telling. Only Poyer and Milano ahead of him, of guys who play a lot. But I fiddled with it and looked at tackles per snap across the league for all linebackers with more than 40 snaps per game. Edmunds was someplace around 25 or 30 on the list. Now, on a list sorted that way, you'd expect a good MLB to be someplace a good deal higher than that. So, that's some interesting data to put on the table. Still, I'm not convinced. I mean, I'm convinced, I've always been convinced that what to do about Edmunds is an open question, and it isn
  15. Come on. If tackles is a deceiving stat, that "late to arrive" is total bs. You can't have it both ways. If the argument is that he takes bad angles, he goes to the wrong gaps, he arrives late on plays, and he has bad instincts, how is it possible that he's in on all these tackles. They aren't phantom tackles. He was actually there for the tackle. Why don't other Bills have all those tackles? Maybe they're the problem.
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