Last year I wanted Bradberry and Reddick so badly it hurt.
Bradberry was the obvious CB to fill in for White, and we knew the HC and GM, nope.
Reddick was a terrific pass rusher looking for a home, young and cheap, from Carolina, nope.
We got washed up Von Miller instead.
I hoped for the best. I knew what to expect.
Both of the the guys I wanted played in the Super Bowl for Philly instead.
They could be under contract today if we went younger and cheaper than Von Miller.
The Carolina and NYG connections both failed, when Buffalo needed both of them.
I wanted McAffery when he became available
Clearly ours, 670k and a Carolina connection. Nope. We got Hines.
At least Hines gave us some cheers on ST. Really amazing ones TBH.
Would have rather had McCaffery though.
TSW was convinced he was washed up and 'too expensive', despite how many of us showed he literally cost 670k for 2022
and how he could be extended or traded for picks this draft.
He ended up having a pretty good season with SF, despite 'Mr Irrelevant' playing QB, and signed a team friendly deal...
Could have been in Buffalo with Allen, but nope, despite the Carolina connection.
Beane 'knew better' in all those situations where he had contacts....
2022 presented Reddick/ McCaffrey and Bradberry to Buffalo with connections and they failed on all of them.
I get it. We fu&k up every opportunity. After that I started to question Beane a lot.
But this offseason is real dog crap.
The time for Mack/ Jones/ Von Miller was 2-3 years ago on Allen's rookie contract in 2019-2021.
At least Beane is not making the OBJ/ D Hop and Zeke deals today, a year or two too late to matter or try to save face.
All of these above guys are done.
I wanted Creed Humphrey instead of Basham.
Imagine this team with Humphrey/ Bradberry/ Reddick and McAffrey under contract....
That is my team. But it is what it is. Do better going forward. I've moved on.
I wanted one of the RT and Okerkerke (LB Indy) this offseason if Edmunds moved on.
I got neither again.
Poyer will be a stud S.
I do think a few of the offensive guys will exceed their minimal expectations this season.
McGovern/ Sherfield/ Harris will provide some pop and size, and play well.
Nope they aren't 'studs', but provide upside in a very weak offensive FA period.
So you have no names, no magic hat of players in this FA period.
Neither do I. That is because this FA period stinks, and there are few to none.
I'm happy Buffalo can't be dumb with money this offseason.
Other than Poyer all of the FA money this year has gone to offense.
OG/ WR/ WR/ RB
Who should Beane have signed???
Should he just make up FA to sign here like in Madden?!?
Last year was the chance to build a juggernaut and he failed.
I agree the Harty signing was idiotic. Another really dumb move.
The other WR should have gotten 2-3 years IMO.
I think he could surprise as a WR3/ WR4.
As for WR, let me repeat it again:
OBJ and D-Hop are not improvements over Davis in 2023. PERIOD.
This absurd dislike of Davis really is a TSW specialty, and I'll continue to fight it.
Yards and TDs win games. Look at the facts.
If your argument is 'those guys were injured' that may not be a strong argument in your favor.
Let's look at these 'studs' Beane 'refuses to get':
2021: 82 TARGETS/ 44 RECEPTIONS/ 53.7%/ 537 YARDS/ 12.2 YPC/ 5 TDS
2022; 0 TARGETS/ 0 RECEPTIONS / 0% / 0 YARDS / 0 TDS
OBJ has not had an above 55.6% catch rate since 2018, but people want to talk crap about Davis' sub 60% rate.
The last season OBJ was productive was 2018. 2018 was pre-pandemic my man.
Dude is washed. You will be lucky to get Emmanual Sanders 2021 season from him.
(PS Manny Sanders had a 58.3% reception rate in 2021)
Another 2018 PRO-BOWL TSW REGULAR:
2021: 64 TARGETS/ 42 RECEPTIONS/ 65.6%/ 572 YARDS/ 13.6 YPC/ 8 TDS
2022: 96 TARGETS/ 64 RECEPTIONS/ 66.7%/ 717 YARDS/ 11.2 YPC/ 3 TDS
D-Hop became 2020 Cole Beasley in 2022.
This is your solution to the #2???
At least J Brown and E Sanders could stretch a field for half a season each before collapsing.
D Hop can't get off the couch to change the channel if the batteries go bad.... it's laughable.
Fun Fact, D Hop was a below 60% catch WR his first 5 seasons.
He was considered a stretch WR to Andre Johnson's possession skills.
Sound familiar? It should. How many of you knew that?
D Hop was Gabe Davis before Gabe Davis.
Now many of you want old expensive Gabe Davis to replace young cheap Gabe Davis......
D-Hop is a vaxx refusal and season away from being 2021 Cole Beasley.
D-Hop is washed too.
A 4th round pick in his second and third season, only one starting....
2021: 63 TARGETS/ 35 RECEPTIONS/ 55.6%/ 549 YARDS/ 15.7 YPC/ 6 TDS
2022: 93 TARGETS/ 48 RECEPTIONS/ 51.6%/ 846 YARDS/ 17.4 YPC/ 7 TDS
LAST TWO YEARS:
OBJ: 44 REC/ 82 TARG / 53.7%/ 537 YARDS/ 12.2 AVG/ 5 TDs - wants $14 million
DHOP: 106 REC/ 160 TARG/ 66.2%/ 1289 YARDS/ 12.1 AVG/ 11 TD - 2nd round pick?
DAVIS: 83 REC/ 156 TARG/ 53.2%/ 1395 YARDS/ 16.8 AVG/ 13 TD - on a rookie contract...
Really? OBJ is a bum. D Hop is Cole Beasley at his best now.
DHOP: 239 REC/ 410 TAR/ 58.3%/ 3533 YARDS/ 14.8/ 19 TDS
DAVIS: 118 REC/ 218 TAR/ 54.1%/ 1984 YARDS/ 16.8/ 20 TDS
Its just a matter of volume yrs 1-3. Very similar catch %, Davis has YPC and TDS over DHOP despite being targeted only 53% of the time.
D HOP has catches and yards on 2x the targets.
This does NOT include playoffs....