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If healthy, Lupati would be a significant upgrade. But how much do you want to pay a guy whose greatest ability is uncertain?

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1 hour ago, mjt328 said:

 

Has Bobby Johnson stated what kind of blocking scheme we will be running?

He was with the Colts last year.  From what I've read, the Colts ran a mix of power and zone concepts.

Since we are giving our O-Line a total overhaul, I think Johnson would have the freedom to adjust to whatever talent he is given.

 

In terms of Mike Iupati, I think the Bills should definitely take a look.  The guard market is very thin in both free agency and the draft. 

When the guy plays, he's really good.  If he manages to stay healthy, you may get a huge steal.

 

Roman run power if IRC  If he is at a reasonable  price I guess its worth a shot.  But if AZ cut him after what they went through last year it makes me wonder if something is really wrong with him.

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6 hours ago, White Linen said:

 

That player would be much more expensive.   At some point the Bills need to make decisions on filling holes at a value.  I'm not saying we should sign Iupati but we should be looking at these less expensive options after some due diligence is done.  

Why go cheap on our biggest area of need? Isn't this why we traded/released our big contracts, so we can afford to add quality to our team?

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5 hours ago, mjt328 said:

 

Has Bobby Johnson stated what kind of blocking scheme we will be running?

He was with the Colts last year.  From what I've read, the Colts ran a mix of power and zone concepts.

Since we are giving our O-Line a total overhaul, I think Johnson would have the freedom to adjust to whatever talent he is given.

 

In terms of Mike Iupati, I think the Bills should definitely take a look.  The guard market is very thin in both free agency and the draft. 

When the guy plays, he's really good.  If he manages to stay healthy, you may get a huge steal.

 

Not really. Was piss poor in 2016, missed 2017 and when he played this past season, he was not good.

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I read that he screamed at a server at McDonald's for not giving him extra BBQ sauce, not a process guy. "Pass" 🤦‍♂️

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17 minutes ago, Starr Almighty said:

I read that he screamed at a server at McDonald's for not giving him extra BBQ sauce, not a process guy. "Pass" 🤦‍♂️

 

Well, that's perfectly understandable, everything at McDonald's needs extra BBQ sauce.

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6 hours ago, wppete said:

Too old and too many injuries.

 

If we're going to look at players past their prime, Andy Levitre is also available.  

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7 hours ago, White Linen said:

 

That player would be much more expensive.   At some point the Bills need to make decisions on filling holes at a value.  I'm not saying we should sign Iupati but we should be looking at these less expensive options after some due diligence is done.  

You mean like they did with Poyer and Hyde.

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10 minutes ago, formerlyofCtown said:

You mean like they did with Poyer and Hyde.

Those were Whaley signings

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5 minutes ago, uticaclub said:

Those were Whaley signings

He likely handled the scouting so that would be correct.  I forgot that.

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7 hours ago, CaptnCoke11 said:

Doesn’t seem like a move Beane would make

Actually, this sounds exactly like the move he would make. Cheap, coming off injury so he could be a great reclaimation project, older and may have been good at so.e point but hasnt been recently. Sounds like alot of his recent signings......

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He had his chance. At this point in his career I don’t think the juice is worth the squeeze. 

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Kingsbury is going spread zone concepts. He's gong to want the smaller, quicker linemen. Iupati is a terrible fit for that scheme. Iupati would be interesting to see if he has anything left, but it really depends on scheme. 

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17 hours ago, H2o said:

Iupati was released by Arizona. He battled some knee issues this year, but has been one of the better Gaurds in this league for a long time. I believe San Fran ran a similar scheme to us blocking wise when he was there. 

 

Pass on Mike....hire Russ Grimm and Bryant Johnson

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13 hours ago, apuszczalowski said:

Actually, this sounds exactly like the move he would make. Cheap, coming off injury so he could be a great reclaimation project, older and may have been good at so.e point but hasnt been recently. Sounds like alot of his recent signings......

 

 

Does Lupati have Carolina ties?

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