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  1. Well that settles it, a non-contributing member of the Wr core has been released, clearly OBJ is on his way. What on earth anybody has seen from this kid to believe he was going to contribute this year (or ever) is beyond me. I know Bills fans love their late round “gems”, but this guy runs fast in gym shorts, that’s it. Maybe he can develop into something, but I wouldn’t hold my breath.
  2. That offense is so bland, Vanilla producers have asked for trademark infringement for using their product in association with it. Wilson looks like garbage and HACKet is just that, a good ole boys club pick and a complete Hack. HACKet has to be the first to go, his contract doesn’t count against the cap, they are STUCK with Wilson, there’s literally nothing they can do, his dead cap would consume over half their salary cap if they got rid of him. They are screwed and wasting a TON of money either way. Their only option is to live with Wilson and hope they can tailor something to his strengths, otherwise, they are in purgatory for a number of years.
  3. Even if he’s not his old self, he should be able to get in the way a little better than what they did yesterday.
  4. I don’t think you were watching then. He played very well, on what had to be next to zero practice time, against a really good D. I was super impressed. That WCO style is similar to what he ran in college, I think he could absolutely take the reins and do well. That said, they need a real back up plan right away. Josh Johnson is a known commodity and he ain’t the guy you want. I’d take Baker on, with the full disclosure he’s a complete desperation move IF Purdy starts to struggle. Baker should be able to do more, but we all know he goes brain dead too, so it’s a bad situation for the 9ers no matter how you shape it. It’s too bad the trade deadline is passed, they could have made a play at somebody, honestly wouldn’t have been shocked if they tried to grab Keenum had they had a chance, that ship has sailed. This is the reality of the league, they made a push to win this year and lost their QB late in the season. Big bummer. If they could get their hands on a guy like Keenum, Tyrod, etc, you would feel like they might still have a shot. One last interesting option would have to be the list of Retired QBs at this point. Who is in shape and would be willing to go for it, have to think Breese or Rivers, hey maybe even Fitz would be tempting for them and a shot for the player to get a ring.. will be interesting to see how it all plays out.
  5. I’d bet Baker’s agent asked for his release, it’s obvious it didn’t work out, and with an opening in SF, it’s a good opportunity for him to get on the big stage AGAIN, to try to regain some sort of value. I’m 100% sure SF will put in a claim for him, but there’s a lot of teams that could do it ahead of them, so who knows if it will work out for them. Hell, if I’m Seattle, I’m claiming him, JUST to screw SF. I think Purdy looked great, seemed completely unflappable, but to take a rookie 7th round QB and expect a deep run into the playoffs, when they have gone all-in on this season, is a major question. They need a vet in a hurry and Josh Johnson is not the answer. I’d let it ride with Purdy for now, but if he gets shaky, you need somebody to at least try to save the boat.
  6. that’s an average, not necessarily getting 100 per, every game. Take Allen out of the equation and that all looks pretty true. The one nice thing I’ve seen of late, when the RBs touch the ball, they seem to be ripping some pretty big chunks.
  7. I think what you are seeing is the team does not drop off that much with Huntley out there vs Lamar and that’s reason enough to question if Lamar is the answer. Lamar is a clearly elite athlete that does things literally no other QB can, but he’s also not a traditional passer that can open the field up. I will give him credit, I think he’s trying to better his game from the pocket and be a more complete QB and doing an admirable job at it, but he’s not there yet and at this point in his career, it’s fair to ask if he ever will be. Typically, the big jumps in performance from learning come after the rookie year and shine by the 3rd year. Sure there are exceptions, and he’s an exception to a lot of rules, but I’d be surprised if he’s ever feared as a passer. I don’t think your observation of Huntley being his equal (or close to it) is really accurate. I think Huntley is more of a Tyrod Taylor type of player in terms of a ceiling. To your point, the system seems to make it look pretty even and if the system is that good and the “elite” QB isn’t looking insanely good in it, you have to question the QB. I think we are seeing what a system Tailored to a QBs skill set can do in Philly and to his credit Hurts looks unbelievable in it. I am beginning to wonder if the kid isn’t really on his way to the elite tier of QBs. I am stocking up on crow and plan to have one heck of a feast if he takes Philly deep in the playoffs, he’s proving me very wrong about his ability to pass. He’s getting a lot of wide open passes, much like Jackson is known/faulted for, but nobody has shown the ability to stop it yet. If he can prove he can make the throws against big time D’s, he’s got to be considered with the top tier. Lamar still has not made that jump and that’s why the team doesn’t look much different with Huntley running things.
  8. Agreed, I don’t see any way somebody will give him what he wants. From his perspective, it might be better to not play this year than risk it and not get any guarantees for the future. I could see him just saying, “multi-year w significant guarantees or I sit until the off season and everyone can bid on me”. It may well be his best decision. As much as I’d like to have him here, if he can’t contribute this year, I’m not paying him this year. You just don’t know what’s going to happen between now and next season.
  9. It’s an interesting situation w OBJ, he should be getting a prove it deal, but he wants a reputation based deal. Maybe there’s a middle ground, a multi year deal with a guarantee for years past this w 35% of offensive snaps or more played the rest of the season. If he can’t play the team is out, if he can, they pay him based on expectations of future performance. All o know, if he can’t play this year, I don’t need him.
  10. There’s always an argument of where a guy falls, I’m saying top 10 because I don’t find it definitive of who the top 5 really are. I think he needs to show longevity, which I see no reason he won’t.
  11. To me, he’s got to maintain his pace in Buffalo for another 4ish years to make it. He was absolutely pedestrian in Minn if we are talking HOF. 2 out of 5 years over 1k, not special. So he’s upto a 50% over 1k. He’s going to have to add to it to be HOF worthy. To me he’s a top 10 guy for the last 3 years, he needs to add another 4-5 years before he’s a consideration.. that said it seems more like the Hall of Good now vs the HOF.
  12. The rule sucks. The rule was applied correctly. I feel the same way about Pats TE Henry’s TD last week. I hate the Pats, but I said at that moment, “right call, ***** rule”. Last night I got the chance to say “right call, ***** rule”. Both situations the catch was made, the ground jarred it, but they had possession at the end of it. Complete BS rule.
  13. I get the feeling it’s going to be one of those situations where people write them off and they come back healthy in the playoffs and slay teams.
  14. At the end of it all, the team with the most wins, takes the division and they have a win over us, love it or hate it, they are what their record says. I think they are a pretty darn good team overall. The biggest thing they need is Tua healthy, that’s going to be the hard part for them. The kid is talented, even if not physically as gifted as you might like. They surrounded him with a lot of weapons. If Allen was on that team, I think they’d be the SB favorites by a long shot and likely undefeated. Say it louder for those in the back, the #1 defense got all its stats against back ups and rookies, got shredded by every actual starter they played. It was a farce at best. Good D? Yes. #1? Absolute joke.
  15. The Chiefs schedule sounded a lot harder at the start of the season, they SHOULD win out.
  16. Agreed, upto the point of some of the clear Franchise guys are now showing their age and need to be moved out of that category. For the sake of argument, last year I would have said: Maholmes Allen Rodgers Brady Burrow Wilson In my mind, these are the only guys that have proven they are Franchise QBs. I know some people want Herbert on the list, I think he’s in the “really good” group and still trying to cement that title. This year, with age showing, in my mind, the list is: Maholmes Allen Burrow The list didn’t really change so much as guys have fallen off, but that’s primarily due to playing past their time and IDK what happened to Wilson, but he has been awful this year and trending down for the past couple years. I was blaming his relative struggles in Seattle on injury and lack of surrounding talent, I think that’s out the window with Geno having a career year (not saying much) and Russ having a career worst year. Again, I leave Herbert in the really good class, still not what I would consider a franchise guy yet. There’s people that will argue I’m working on Herbert and Dak and Hurts and Lamar etc, imo you will never here a fan base wondering if they should let a guy go or flat out wishing they could get rid of a real Franchise QB and said QB should be making the team better. So Lamar misses on the fact he’s great, but limited skill set, Hurts has to prove it for more than 10 games, Herbert can’t seem to elevate a team, Dak… meh, Murray is laughable and the 3 guys you would never get anybody calling for their heads are your Franchise players. Just saw this and you said it better than me, agree completely.
  17. Honestly, that’s pretty solid, especially with that offense. Good for him, he got a shot and is doing something with it.
  18. combined with the fact there’s not much talent at WR for the Bills, he was getting more opportunities than he may on many teams. Now he’s trying to take catches away from Diggs, Davis and McKenzie to get anything.
  19. Klein is well better than what we had at LB, not sure why they let him walk in the first place, but as an Edmunds hater, I even laugh at the idea of him being better than Edmunds. It took Edmunds 5 years to make a noticeable difference, but he’s finally doing it, I’m guessing he must finally be old enough to go to the bars so he’s getting great coaching from Bills fans now.
  20. He was a 5th round pick, expecting much of him is foolish at best. The fact he made the active roster is a solid accomplishment.
  21. The difference is he’s not playing Iowa’s competition. He bull rushed mid western farmers and beat them. The Bills got him, made him lose 20lbs and sent him against competition he’s never seen. He was never fast, never had moves, just pushed guys out of the way that don’t play in the NFL. It’s the equivalent of a guy who made it as a starter in D2 vs small town high school teams. Yeah he’s clearly better than the competition, but he’s not the best of the best. Fact of the matter, there are only 32 men starting at any one position in the NFL and there are hundreds of guys starting at the same position across all the D1 schools, the likelihood a guy that’s not flat out dominant, with elite traits, ever becoming impactful against the very best in the world is negligible. Oh and just imagine the impact the players the Bills Mafia would have picked by popular vote, vs Beane outsmarting the world and taking those 2.. you would have a starting RB and a ProBowl center/Guard.. but trust the process without question 🫡
  22. Well that sounds great, but look at Reid’s track record for wins. Those two are the difference in him winning titles.
  23. Ha, no. If anything and it a big IF he has ANYTHING to offer, Brown runs the deep routes of Davis and Davis takes the short to mid routes, while Diggs is Diggs. I’d love to see Diggs move inside more and become a dynamic slot guy, but there’s no outside talent here that allows that.
  24. Agreed, optimistically he’s back to full speed and can give us a meaningful contribution, realistically, he’s probably lucky to collect a paycheck for a couple weeks.
  25. Yeah, 1 game call up. Guess Kenny Stills didn’t want a PS spot again.
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