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Bills Re-Sign Kyle Williams To One Year Deal

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Kyle Williams is nice to have back one more year. His leadership means a lot to this team. That being said, I don't believe we are done adding DTs to this roster. 

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2 minutes ago, thebandit27 said:

 

Actually Gug, check out my linked post above; Kyle came in exactly where the market puts him as a 34-year old DT with multiple pro bowls.

People still care about that thing?

 

95% of the players back out now because of some mysterious injury. 

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1 minute ago, Hurricane Marv said:

 

So now we're going off the assumption that there's a contingency of happy people who think he's an ineffective player but are just happy that he was resigned because they like the guy?

 

So many mental gymnastics...

 

Whatever, have a good one.

 

I will confidently opine that this contingency is significant.

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1 minute ago, Gugny said:

 

Do GMs actually take Pro Bowls into account?  Are ticket/merch sales that much of a factor?  Because being in the Pro Bowl doesn't necessarily mean a player is among the best at his position.

 

Yes, it's a bargaining chip.

 

Just now, CountDorkula said:

People still care about that thing?

 

95% of the players back out now because of some mysterious injury. 

 

I think most GMs can tell the difference, but yes, it's still a bargaining chip

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6 minutes ago, nucci said:

I'm thinking LB first

I have no problem with that.

 

As long as we get a DT earlier than later.

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1 minute ago, Gugny said:

 

Do GMs actually take Pro Bowls into account?  Are ticket/merch sales that much of a factor?  Because being in the Pro Bowl doesn't necessarily mean a player is among the best at his position.

It usually means the first five or so choices didn't want to go and "Had an injury" to get out of it. 

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1 minute ago, PolishDave said:

 

I bet you they are partially okay with paying him that for his presence in the locker room (his effect on rookies) and his embodiment of everything they are trying to establish in this team.     That is probably worth a couple million right there.    This staff is BIG on "team" and unselfishness.    That is Kyle Williams to a T.

 

Like I said, I get that leadership is important.  I don't think it's worth $2million in this case - but it's not my money!

 

I'm glad he's back.  I just don't think he's worth $5 mil.

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1 minute ago, CountDorkula said:

It usually means the first five or so choices didn't want to go and "Had an injury" to get out of it. 

 

No, it does not "usually" mean that.

 

Every year, pro bowl teams are selected...once guys start dropping off, yes, teams get filled with people willing to go.

 

Please don't try to pass off Kyle's pro bowl selections as the "we'll take anyone" type a la Tyrod...you know better than that.

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Nice move and shows commitment.  Price is at high end of expected range but a win win.

 

Star on run downs, Kyle on pass downs.

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3 minutes ago, CountDorkula said:

It usually means the first five or so choices didn't want to go and "Had an injury" to get out of it. 

 

Probowls don’t count anymore. Only your opinion. Thank god we have you. 

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1 minute ago, Gugny said:

 

Like I said, I get that leadership is important.  I don't think it's worth $2million in this case - but it's not my money!

 

I'm glad he's back.  I just don't think he's worth $5 mil.

 

It just makes sense.  That's also probably why it is a one year deal.  They know he is close to being done.   High percentage chance this next year is his last.  

 

He is going to set the tone and be used as an example of what every drafted player should aspire to become.    Maybe that is worth the money.   Maybe not.   This staff seems to think it is.

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Good. This year, he's part of a playoff victory.

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, PolishDave said:

 

It just makes sense.  That's also probably why it is a one year deal.  They know he is close to being done.   High percentage chance this next year is his last.  

 

He is going to set the tone and be used as an example of what every drafted player should aspire to become.    Maybe that is worth the money.   Maybe not.   This staff seems to think it is.

 

Agreed on the why.  As for it being worth the money .. I'm not far from agreeing with that.  I think I was just shocked when the figure was revealed.

 

And thank you, Dave, for engaging in a civil, adult, discussion about the topic.  Something that more than a few have a lot of trouble doing.

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2 minutes ago, thebandit27 said:

 

No, it does not "usually" mean that.

 

Every year, pro bowl teams are selected...once guys start dropping off, yes, teams get filled with people willing to go.

 

Please don't try to pass off Kyle's pro bowl selections as the "we'll take anyone" type a la Tyrod...you know better than that.

Eh the last few years it has.

 

Kyle Williams was underrated during his prime, he is well past that.

He was good, damn good, and never made a peep.

He's long in the tooth now and not as effective as he used to be. I think he is overrated by many here. 

Hes back, that's fine, I don't think he is worth it, and I don't think having him as one of your top two DT's is a good idea. 

 

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Good .... he'll have a better year with his new teammate pulling some of the attention.

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9 minutes ago, Gugny said:

 

Do GMs actually take Pro Bowls into account?  Are ticket/merch sales that much of a factor?  Because being in the Pro Bowl doesn't necessarily mean a player is among the best at his position.

 

Does your boss at the car wash take into effect how many times you were employee of the month when doing your annual performance review?  WTF is this?

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Just now, CountDorkula said:

Eh the last few years it has.

 

Kyle Williams was underrated during his prime, he is well past that.

He was good, damn good, and never made a peep.

He's long in the tooth now and not as effective as he used to be. I think he is overrated by many here. 

Hes back, that's fine, I don't think he is worth it, and I don't think having him as one of your top two DT's is a good idea. 

 

 

Guys the same age with no pro bowl appearances in their careers got slightly less than what Kyle got today, so he signed for what the market dictated.

 

That was my point.

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1 minute ago, akm0404 said:

 

Does your boss at the car wash take into effect how many times you were employee of the month when doing your annual performance review?  WTF is this?

 

This should win you an award of some sort.  I've never seen a more asinine analogy in my entire life and I pray that you never procreate.  Bless you, my son.

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