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I'm well aware the Bills are a profit-making venture, but money not being an issue, would the team be better off converting Derek Anderson to a coach and using that roster spot on another player?

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Completely agree. He is not good at all. Sign an UDFA to the practice squad, make Anderson a coach and use the roster spot on special teams. Everyone knows they could use the help. 

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His salary comes out of the cap currently.  Do you think Pegula will pay him what he’s making now out of his own pocket?

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My feeling is they signed him as a player because if he were a coach he'd only be able to have minimal contact with Josh during the off-season.  I expect the 2 to get together over the off-season.  If not then I don't know why they would sign him as a player.

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2 minutes ago, Doc said:

My feeling is they signed him as a player because if he were a coach he'd only be able to have minimal contact with Josh during the off-season.  I expect the 2 to get together over the off-season.  If not then I don't know why they would sign him as a player.

 

I had that thought too.  There's something about the difference between a player vs a coach that benefits the Bills right now. 

I'll be surprised if the QB room we have now is the same one we'll have next season.

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17 minutes ago, batmanfreek said:

His salary comes out of the cap currently.  Do you think Pegula will pay him what he’s making now out of his own pocket?

 

What, do you think Pegula doesn't pay for money in the cap?  I don't get it.

5 minutes ago, Doc said:

My feeling is they signed him as a player because if he were a coach he'd only be able to have minimal contact with Josh during the off-season.  I expect the 2 to get together over the off-season.  If not then I don't know why they would sign him as a player.

 

Finally, someone thought of something that makes sense.  In the original thread about him re-signing I didn't see anyone mention this and could not figure out the benefit of having him as a player.  This makes sense. 

 

Cut him later and make him a coach to free up that spot.  I can be on board with that.

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2 minutes ago, Hapless Bills Fan said:

I had that thought too.  There's something about the difference between a player vs a coach that benefits the Bills right now. 

I'll be surprised if the QB room we have now is the same one we'll have next season.

 

It will be Josh and Matt for sure.  Anderson is probably gone, at least as a player.

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11 minutes ago, Doc said:

My feeling is they signed him as a player because if he were a coach he'd only be able to have minimal contact with Josh during the off-season.  I expect the 2 to get together over the off-season.  If not then I don't know why they would sign him as a player.

That’s probably the best reasoning anyone will come up with. It makes a ton of sense, hopefully it’s a sign of how far they are willing to go in helping JA. 

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Just now, PlayoffsPlease said:

Why does anyone think he would be a good coach? 

You're right... he hasnt won 9 AFC Championships.

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33 minutes ago, Doc said:

My feeling is they signed him as a player because if he were a coach he'd only be able to have minimal contact with Josh during the off-season.  I expect the 2 to get together over the off-season.  If not then I don't know why they would sign him as a player.

This must be why he is working with Jordan Palmer.  Anderson was signed as a warm body to play in games if need be.  Don't over think . He isn't a coach. 

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1 minute ago, PlayoffsPlease said:

This must be why he is working with Jordan Palmer.  Anderson was signed as a warm body to play in games if need be.  Don't over think . He isn't a coach. 

Jordan Palmer isnt allowed the playbook but Anderson is...

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1 minute ago, Boca BIlls said:

Jordan Palmer isnt allowed the playbook but Anderson is...

You can;t seem to missing the point. Allen is NOT workign with Anderson. 

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Just now, PlayoffsPlease said:

You can;t seem to grasp the point. Allen is NOT workign with Anderson. 

You cant seem to grasp anything obviously, just making ***** up.

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6 minutes ago, PlayoffsPlease said:

Why does anyone think he would be a good coach? 

That’s basically what he is now. Josh showed great improvement after Anderson came on board. He’s an experienced guy that has seen pretty much everything in the league. His role now is to share some of that tribal knowledge with Josh. 

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3 minutes ago, Boca BIlls said:

You cant seem to grasp anything obviously, just making ***** up.

People are "making up" wierd theories, that have no basis in reality.  I am pointing out actual facts. Allen is working with Palmer. He is not working with Anderson.  

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Anderson would have to want to be a coach. Coaches and players do very different things and have different responsibilities.

 

My guess is he doesn't want to be a coach. He wants to be a player. Playing football is fun. Coaching is a grind.

 

And then you'd need to find and sign another 3rd string QB to bring in and take up that same cap money.

 

So it doesn't make much sense to me.

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53 minutes ago, batmanfreek said:

His salary comes out of the cap currently.  Do you think Pegula will pay him what he’s making now out of his own pocket?

I am curious to find out where you think the money comes from.

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1 minute ago, PlayoffsPlease said:

People are "making up" wierd theories, that have no basis in reality.  I am pointing out actual facts. Allen is working with Palmer. He is not working with Anderson.  

You havent done anything... no facts as to why he has never taught Allen anything as you say. You quoted his wonderlic score as if it means much of anything.

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1 minute ago, PlayoffsPlease said:

https://footballiqscore.com/wonderlic-score-database/derek-anderson

 

This is not coaching material. Anderson has little to nothing to do with Allen's development. 

 

It's a popular, yet confusing, notion that former players will automatically make good coaches.  There's a list of former Bills, every year, who people seem to think would be great coaches.

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I think that’s all DA ever wanted to be. He was tired of getting beat up behind that Bills OL and decided to leave the field for good after this “concussion”

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Just now, Gugny said:

 

It's a popular, yet confusing, notion that former players will automatically make good coaches.  There's a list of former Bills, every year, who people seem to think would be great coaches.

He is saying Anderson never taught Allen anything.

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1 minute ago, Boca BIlls said:

He is saying Anderson never taught Allen anything.

 

I don't want to put words into anyone else's fingertips .... but it seems to me that all he's saying is that Allen is not actively working with Anderson; in fact, he's working with someone else.

 

I'm sure Anderson did some mentoring/provided guidance or advice during the past season; but that's not coaching.

 

I think there's a lot more to being a coach than there is being a mentor/sounding board.  Perhaps Anderson DOES want to pursue a coaching career.  I've heard nothing of the sort and, as it looks now, Allen is not getting any coaching from him.

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