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I thought it would be fun to put together a 53 man roster based on the Bills history from 1960 to 2017

 

Here is my All Bills team

 

QB - Jim Kelly, Joe Ferguson, Jack Kemp

RB - OJ Simpson, Thurman Thomas, Joe Cribbs, Leshon McCoy

FB - Cookie Gilcrist

OT - Harold Ballard, Wil Wolford, Stew Barber, Dave Foley

OG - Joe Delamilure, Reggie McKenzie, Jim Ritcher, Billy Shaw

C - Kent Hull, Al Bemiller

WR - Andre Reed, Eric Moulds, Jerry Butler, Elbert Dubenion, Bob Chandler

TE - Pete Metzellars, Charles Clay

KR/PR - Terrance McGee, Wallace Francis

P - Paul McGuire

K - Pete Gogolak

DE - Bruce Smith,  Ron McDole, Jerry Hughes, Earl Edwards

DT - Fred Smerlas, Ted Washington, Tom Sestak, Jim Dunaway

LB - Cornelius Bennett, Mike Stratton, Jim Haslett, London Fletcher, Takeo Spikes, Darryl Talley, Shane Conlan

CB - Nate Odems, Antoine Winfield, Robert James, Butch Byrd

S - Mark Kelso, Jeff Nixon, George Saimes, Tony Greene, Steve Freeman

 

Please review and let me know your thoughts

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Here's what I'd change:

 

K:  I'd have Christie

LB:  Paul instead of Spikes

CB: Edgerson instead of Odoms.  Edgerson was actually as good if not better than Byrd

TE:  Ernie Warlick over Clay

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2 minutes ago, oldmanfan said:

Here's what I'd change:

 

K:  I'd have Christie

LB:  Paul instead of Spikes

CB: Edgerson instead of Odoms.  Edgerson was actually as good if not better than Byrd

TE:  Ernie Warlick over Clay

Great feedback, I was thinking of Christie but Gogolak was so clutch in 64 and 65 and historical as the first soccer style kicker

 

Edgerson in 1964-1966 was quite good, but got torched later in his career, Odoms was a more solid player in my opinion

 

I was considering Shane Nelson instead of Spikes, Bryce Paup wasn't here long enough, or he would have made my list

 

For TE I was think Paul Costa from the 60's

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P: Brian Mooreman.  Was the best player on our team for a few years there.

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Just now, BuckeyeBill said:

P: Brian Mooreman.  Was the best player on our team for a few years there.

Great input, thanks

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3 minutes ago, RPbillsfan said:

Great feedback, I was thinking of Christie but Gogolak was so clutch in 64 and 65 and historical as the first soccer style kicker

 

Edgerson in 1964-1966 was quite good, but got torched later in his career, Odoms was a more solid player in my opinion

 

I was considering Shane Nelson instead of Spikes, Bryce Paup wasn't here long enough, or he would have made my list

 

For TE I was think Paul Costa from the 60's

I see where you're coming from.  And I would have had Moorman, forgot that one.  Oh, and Schoebel instead of Edwards.  maybe Tppier Day as well.

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6 minutes ago, oldmanfan said:

I see where you're coming from.  And I would have had Moorman, forgot that one.  Oh, and Schoebel instead of Edwards.  maybe Tppier Day as well.

Schoenberg or Tom Day would have been better choices, I had McDole from the 60's Bills as Day left the Bills, spent time with the Chargers and then came back later, Schoebel was steady and excellent for years.  Moore man I think was our best punter.

 

loving the great feedback on this topic

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2 minutes ago, RPbillsfan said:

Schoenberg or Tom Day would have been better choices, I had McDole from the 60's Bills as Day left the Bills, spent time with the Chargers and then came back later, Schoebel was steady and excellent for years.  Moore man I think was our best punter.

 

loving the great feedback on this topic

Brings back great memories

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OT Howard Ballard, not Harold.

 

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Just now, Fadingpain said:

OT Howard Ballard, not Harold.

 

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Oops, thanks for the catch

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Punter is Moornan

 

you got to have Stevie Johnson on there somewhere. That’s just a testament to how bad our Recievers have been all time.

Reed Moulds Lofton Johnson Tasker(STs)

 

no to Cribbs IMO

 

no Kyle Williams?

 

CB should have Clements

 

 

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There is no way Stevie Johnson replaces Reed, Moulds, Duby, Butler, or Chandler.  Plus you'd have guys like Lofton and Frank Lewis not on there than would go before Johnson if it were my call

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5 minutes ago, Brianmoorman4jesus said:

Punter is Moornan

 

you got to have Stevie Johnson on there somewhere. That’s just a testament to how bad our Recievers have been all time.

Reed Moulds Lofton Johnson Tasker(STs)

 

no to Cribbs IMO

 

no Kyle Williams?

 

CB should have Clements

 

 

I honestly was comparing Fred Jackson to Cribbs, leaned to Cribbs due to his contribution to playoff teams against Fred's longevity

 

It came down to Clements vs Winfield, tough choice

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Some other suggestions...

 

OL Rueben Brown

DT Kyle Williams

A WR spot has to be used for Steve Tasker

LB Bryce Paup 

S Henry Jones

 

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12 minutes ago, oldmanfan said:

There is no way Stevie Johnson replaces Reed, Moulds, Duby, Butler, or Chandler.  Plus you'd have guys like Lofton and Frank Lewis not on there than would go before Johnson if it were my call

Look at the QBs Stevie Johnson played with and how bad the coaching and team was. He still has 3 years that we’re as good or better then any other Bills WR ever. He needs to be on the team IMO

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4 minutes ago, Bill Murray said:

Some other suggestions...

 

OL Rueben Brown

DT Kyle Williams

A WR spot has to be used for Steve Tasker

LB Bryce Paup 

S Henry Jones

 

Yeah, I'd sub Brown for Richter.  And just use MgGee as KR to make room for Taskerp

1 minute ago, Brianmoorman4jesus said:

Look at the QBs Stevie Johnson played with and how bad the coaching and team was. He still has 3 years that we’re as good or better then any other Bills WR ever. He needs to be on the team IMO

Well that's the fun of this kind of thing is the debate.

 

some make an argument for Kyle.  But I saw Dunaway play and he and  Sestak together were phenomenal.

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It’s hard to compare the pre 80s guys to the post 80ish guys. Offenses are real different. The way teams throw after a certain point in time, probably makes the comparisons impossible. There should almost be like an 84 and earlier team and 85 to present team.

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I would add Bryce Paup and Chris Spielman to the linebackers, Spielman only played here his final two years but he was that good IMO. Aron Schoebel instead of Jerry Hughes. Kyle and Pat Williams with the DTS also.

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Jim Braxton needs to there, So does Tasker

 

Ernie Warlick over Clay

 

Kyle over Earl Edwards 

 

Ted Washington over Dunaway

 

Edgerson has to play. 

 

Joe Develin over Barber and Foley

 

Wallace Francis was good but not all time Bills good. 

 

Moorman over Macguire

 

Christie over Gogolak. 

 

Reuben Brown for sure

 

 

 

 

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56 minutes ago, Brianmoorman4jesus said:

Look at the QBs Stevie Johnson played with and how bad the coaching and team was. He still has 3 years that we’re as good or better then any other Bills WR ever. He needs to be on the team IMO

 

Reed, Moulds , Lofton, Dubenion , than Stevie 

 

Yea he had the 3 1000 yards seasons barley  , but he was force fed by Fitz who isn’t a horrible QB. He’s a 10 year vet 

 

Fitz made Stevie’s career and he never did anything after him

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OT-Jason Peters

G-Ruben Brown

K-Scott Norwood

TE-Jay Remirsma

DE-Marcelus Wylie

LB-Bryce Paup

P-Brian Moorman

DT-Kyle Williams

DT-Pat Williams

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I love these threads!

 

Here's mine:

QB : Jim Kelly, Frank Reich

RB: OJ Simpson, Thurman Thomas, Shady McCoy

FB: Cookie Gilcrest, Sam Gash

WR: Andre Reed, Eric Moulds, James Lofton, Frank Lewis, Jerry Butler, Elbert Dubenion

TE: Pete Metzelaars, Keith McKellar

OT: Jason Peters, Will Wolford, Joe Devlin

OG: Billy Shaw, Reggie McKenzie, Joe DeLamielleure

C : Kent Hull,  Mike Montler

DE: Bruce Smith, Mario Williams, Tom Day, Phil Hansen

DT: Tom Sestak, Ted Washington, Pat Williams, Fred Smerlas

OLB: Cornelius Bennett, Darryl Talley, Mike Stratton, Bryce Paup, Takeo Spikes

MLB: Sam Cowart, London Fletcher, Jim Haslett, Shane Nelson

CB: Robert James, Butch Byrd, Nate Clements, Nate Odomes, Booker Edgerson, Terrence McGee 

S: Tony Greene, Henry Jones, George Saimes, Steve Freeman

K: Steve Christie

P. Brian Moorman

ST: Steve Tasker

 

 

 

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Posted (edited)

Waiting to see how long before Josh Allen is added to the QB position.  Also waiting to see the thread 'All Time Greatest Bills' Draft Busts', and how long before someone places him there...before, of course, the start of 2018 training camp.

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