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So many of us have been wondering why we havent signed any semi-notable wr's this year with the obvious need for help in that department.

 

I recently spoke to a very reliable source today that told me why! The Dez Bryants, Maclins, etc have turned us down. We go through the scrap heaps for a reason. 

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what's the reliable source?

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I wouldn't be surprised, with a rookie QB and a trash O-Line this team is two years form hopefully making the playoffs and being a threat.

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If you build it, they will come....

 

I don't blame the notable WRs who want to win this year for not wanting to take a ride on this roller coaster. As for next year, if they're a FA WR, then they should be knowledgeable about how this team is being built for the years to come and want to be part of it. Allen will take his steps and grow, the Offensive line will improve and the team will become a strong contender once we make it through this year. And I'm not giving up entirely on the team this year, I'm merely point out that this year is so much more about setting the table for the years to come than it is about winning in 2018.

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Yep. This is why if they want to acquire a decent WR with experience they have to trade for one and overpay to keep him. 

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14 minutes ago, jtothebrown said:

So many of us have been wondering why we havent signed any semi-notable wr's this year with the obvious need for help in that department.

 

I recently spoke to a very reliable source today that told me why! The Dez Bryants, Maclins, etc have turned us down. We go through the scrap heaps for a reason. 

Yes, is the reliable source the voice in your head?

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12 minutes ago, YoloinOhio said:

Yep. This is why if they want to acquire a decent WR with experience they have to trade for one and overpay to keep him. 

And not trade them away....

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Personally, I don’t want players that don’t want to be here. Oftentimes they also play like they don’t want to be here.

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The question becomes is what is out there better then what we have now.....

 

I cant for sure say this is true.......if they dont make aggressive moves in this next off season I definately will question

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I get that none of the big names want to be in Buf.   Still kinda shake my head that the team released guys like O'Leary and Rod Streater.  Not that our record would we any better, but the team desperately needs some possession receivers on the field.  Those guys knew the system and could have contributed more than Robert Foster, Logan Thomas, etc..., Right?!?

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38 minutes ago, teef said:

what's the reliable source?

Twitter😂

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44 minutes ago, jtothebrown said:

So many of us have been wondering why we havent signed any semi-notable wr's this year with the obvious need for help in that department.

 

I recently spoke to a very reliable source today that told me why! The Dez Bryants, Maclins, etc have turned us down. We go through the scrap heaps for a reason. 

You know why they dont want to come? The Bills are cash strapped this season. Also, I dont think the Bills reached out to Maclin or Dez. Neither player has latched on because they both have really lost a step.

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The Bills have reached out to several agents of several wr's, and from what im told, those specific players agents declined, basically stating that their guys is waiting on a contending team to open up a spot.

 

We will see some moves with some of those available in a couple more weeks.

38 minutes ago, Dablitzkrieg said:

Yes, is the reliable source the voice in your head?

Im going to behave and not say anything negative in return.

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50 minutes ago, teef said:

what's the reliable source?

 

His uncle's hairdresser. 

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59 minutes ago, jtothebrown said:

So many of us have been wondering why we havent signed any semi-notable wr's this year with the obvious need for help in that department.

 

I recently spoke to a very reliable source today that told me why! The Dez Bryants, Maclins, etc have turned us down. We go through the scrap heaps for a reason. 

 

Does your "reliable source" attend any high-level business meetings, tho?

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1 minute ago, jtothebrown said:

The Bills have reached out to several agents of several wr's, and from what im told, those specific players agents declined, basically stating that their guys is waiting on a contending team to open up a spot.

 

We will see some moves with some of those available in a couple more weeks.

 

There isn't one free agent WR that would turn us down just because they simply refuse to come here.  

 

None of them have the clout to wait for a contender, none.  

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Not surprising given our QB situation at start of year and developments since then.  

 

Winning and national recognition will lure players here in time.  Hopefully just like the late 80's and early 90's.  

 

Lofton, Bennett, Sam Adams, Ted Washington, Bryce Paup came here because they saw the upside.

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9 minutes ago, billsfan_34 said:

You know why they dont want to come? The Bills are cash strapped this season. Also, I dont think the Bills reached out to Maclin or Dez. Neither player has latched on because they both have really lost a step.

Both also probably have exaggerated opinions on their self worth. In any event it would be extremely foolish for either of these guys or anyone else who is a Free agent to be snobby about trying out for a team just because they may not like the coaching staff or the city. Sure there are funner cities than Buffalo but who cares, anywhere is amazing if you are millionaire!  Its also really bad for any free agents to be away from the game for any length of time. The amount of rust on these guys just becomes way too difficult to shake off. Watching someone like Manziel struggle in the CFL with Montreal just shows you that any time away from football is lethal for your career longevity. I can only assume that its the Bills who haven't bothered to contact these guys because they don't fit the "process" or the character requirement. Which is also pretty stupid under the circumstances.

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8 minutes ago, White Linen said:

 

There isn't one free agent WR that would turn us down just because they simply refuse to come here.  

 

None of them have the clout to wait for a contender, none.  

Besides if they were any good, they'd be employed

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I am going to go out on a limb and say the Bills have never inquired about Dez.   Given the manner in which Maclin turned them down last year, I would also be surprised if they inquired about him. 

 

The season a third of the way over and neither of them is on a team.   If anyone wants to believe they are seeking a superbowl more than a game check right now go ahead and be my guest, but my feeling is neither of these guys have vast options. 

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No FA WR worth his salt will sign with the Bills this season if they are looking to make the playoffs. Nor do we really need to make any mid-season moves for any. Despite the current state of our corps, it's not like we're contending for a berth this year so why waste money on a WR that likely won't even fit the system/culture? We may have some more leverage in FA with our increased cap, but still risk overpaying for top talent. To be honest, Funchess is about the only WR I'd offer from this upcoming pool, but it's likely he stays put. We'll more than likely fill out our corps with second rate receivers with good fundamentals.

 

I'd rather we put our draft capital to work here for our top WR in the 2nd to start to provide a WR corps of the future. Use this to gain momentum and attraction for other elite talent. 

 

Frankly, if they don't want to be part of the build and future process, then fine.

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I wouldn’t doubt it.  If we had a reliable vet or Josh Allen was playing like Baker Mayfield, I’m sure they’d come here given our potential running game and defense.  

 

Now, with Josh, is it chicken or egg?  Probably both, but nobody knows how he’d look with Bakers weapons. 

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Wait until ‘19 when we have 80 million + in cap room.  They’ll be lining up to come to Buffalo.  Money talks.

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