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Just read a post saying the Bills should've retained Gillislee because Joe Banyard stinks and doesn't compare to him.

 

But why?

 

Before he signed to the Bills' practice squad in 2015 Gillislee had rushed for a grand total of 21 yards in his first 2.5 seasons in the NFL. He was cut from the Dolphins then released from the Cardinals' practice squad after a month.

 

Gillislee is like many professional running backs out there - he's a guy who can do some good things when he's given an opportunity. Hence the term 'dime-a-dozen'.

 

So now Banyard is getting his opportunity with the Bills. Why can't Banyard do what Gillislee did? Even though he's 28 he has little-to-no wear-and-tear on his body. Roughly the same height and weight as Gillislee. Banyard ran a 4.46 40 at the combine years ago compared to Gillislee's 4.57.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-A5APPj-GM

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dnw-9Cmi_jk

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I dont think the issue was ever not resigning TD Mike, the issue was not putting a higher round tender on him. Should have learned from the lesson the year before with Hogan.

 

To your point on Banyard, reminds me a lot of TD Mike. But he has to show he can hold onto the ball.

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I liked what I saw in him, and I suspect it came down to a very close call between him and J will.

 

As for your question about why some say he stinks and doesn't compare to MG, I think you know the answer. It stems from the seeming desire of some fans to blindly bash whatever the Bills do to make themselves feel important on a message board, to rile up others fans of the team, or it's some kind of bizarre psychological defense mechanism. I lean towards the latter myself.

 

And don't throw any facts out there like you did. It only makes their affliction worse.

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I liked what I saw in him, and I suspect it came down to a very close call between him and J will.

 

As for your question about why some say he stinks and doesn't compare to MG, I think you know the answer. It stems from the seeming desire of some fans to blindly bash whatever the Bills do to make themselves feel important on a message board, to rile up others fans of the team, or it's some kind of bizarre psychological defense mechanism. I lean towards the latter myself.

 

And don't throw any facts out there like you did. It only makes their affliction worse.

MG has proven that he can play at the pro level. It's still TBD on Banyard.

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He's got plenty of speed and has enough vision to bounce it outside if need be.

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I dont think the issue was ever not resigning TD Mike, the issue was not putting a higher round tender on him. Should have learned from the lesson the year before with Hogan.

 

To your point on Banyard, reminds me a lot of TD Mike. But he has to show he can hold onto the ball.

If the Bills put a high tender on him then they are guaranteeing him a higher salary when they have cheaper options and may get about the same production. MG is no shady. The Bills OLine opened a lot of holes for MG.

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MG has proven that he can play at the pro level. It's still TBD on Banyard.

The same kind of statement could have been made about K Williams when MG was brought in to replace him.

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Just read a post saying the Bills should've retained Gillislee because Joe Banyard stinks and doesn't compare to him.

 

But why?

 

Before he signed to the Bills' practice squad in 2015 Gillislee had rushed for a grand total of 21 yards in his first 2.5 seasons in the NFL. He was cut from the Dolphins then released from the Cardinals' practice squad after a month.

 

Gillislee is like many professional running backs out there - he's a guy who can do some good things when he's given an opportunity. Hence the term 'dime-a-dozen'.

 

So now Banyard is getting his opportunity with the Bills. Why can't Banyard do what Gillislee did? Even though he's 28 he has little-to-no wear-and-tear on his body. Roughly the same height and weight as Gillislee. Banyard ran a 4.46 40 at the combine years ago compared to Gillislee's 4.57.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-A5APPj-GM

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dnw-9Cmi_jk

Wishful thinking, but your lips to god ears.

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Backup RB is just one those positions I don't care about. Especially when we still have Shady carrying the load.

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Backup RB is just one those positions I don't care about. Especially when we still have Shady carrying the load.

 

Unless he misses games. Then you'd have Journeyman Joe as part of an exciting RBBC along with Mike Tolbert and Taiwan Jones. Yay!

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Unless he misses games. Then you'd have Journeyman Joe as part of an exciting RBBC along with Mike Tolbert and Taiwan Jones. Yay!

If Shady misses games then it doesn't matter to me who we have in his place. Chances are we lose.

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"We were able to let Mike Gillislee go because of J Williams." Just another lie they feed us. Wait till the Jets shred this team.

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"We were able to let Mike Gillislee go because of J Williams." Just another lie they feed us. Wait till the Jets shred this team.

 

You really think the Jets shred us on Sunday?

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"We were able to let Mike Gillislee go because of J Williams." Just another lie they feed us. Wait till the Jets shred this team.

 

That's the spirit.

 

Bet your family/friends are really looking forward to watching the game with you this Sunday. (sarcasm)

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Banyard Stinks, he a cast off from 2 separate teams and has scored ZERO TD's. Very impressive.

 

Gillisee was cut by the Dolphins and was out of the NFL for 2 years before the Bills picked him up....he had zero TD's before coming to Buffalo.

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I hate when people compare numbers like 40yd dash & cone drills...Some running backs just have natural instincts & comprehension skills most people lack...like common sense! I remember watching M.Lynch on the bills, i hated when he jumped step and brake dance near defenders, i thought wow if only he would just move forward instead of sideways. Well Lynch sure did well in Seattle

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They figured they had Tolbert and Taiwan Jones too. It will be RB by committee if Banyard can't get it done

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1.3 for tolbert/banyard. 3.9 for gillislee. May not seem like a lot but hey - it is a backup RB.

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"We were able to let Mike Gillislee go because of J Williams." Just another lie they feed us. Wait till the Jets shred this team.

Thats the plan. Higher pick than the Jets, better QB in 2018.

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