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Trade Lawson and a 2020 draft pick for Clowney?

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i'd give a third for him, a third and shaq if needed.

 

most i think i would do is a 2nd and shaq, but i think a 1st is too much.

 

clowney can play at a super high level, he and houghs and star and oliver is a MONSTER line.  4 first round picks on the DL, including 3 top 10 (i think star was a top 10) picks?  are you joking?  combine that with our young backers and solid secondary, i think we stay around where we were last year in yards, and get way more turnovers and sacks and give up less points, and that's with a run d that's less likely to implode like it did at times.

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I wouldn't trade a first round pick for Clowney and I'm pretty sure Beane wouldn't either. The dude's highest sack total was 9.5 in 2017, half a sack more than Trent Murphy had in 2016 and half this board thinks that guy should be cut. Clowney just isn't worth it. Good player, but not the "once in a lifetime generational talent" he was built up to be. And yeah, that's just a numbers comparison. I know Clowney is the better overall defender, he's more disruptive and can line up in a number of different spots. Still wouldn't trade a first.

 

And despite turning 31 in August, Jerry Hughes is still playing really good ball. Sack numbers might not always be there but he's also very disruptive and gets a lot of pressure on the QB. I see no reason why the guy can't continue to play the way he has and if he turns in another solid season I'd be all for paying him again. Give him a two or three-year deal and then after that they can do one-year deals or periodic extensions kind of like how they handled Kyle's contract over his last few years. 

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Well if John Wick says it's a good idea, it's definitely happening.

 

If John Breech says it, there's no chance it's happening, because he lives in his mom's basement

 

 

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A 2nd is fine IMO.  Don't see them throwing in Shaq too.  He's a young starting caliber DE in this league if even if he's not a big sack producer.  If Shaq is included in the deal then I'd expect Clowney and a pick back. 

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12 minutes ago, JimmyNoodles said:

A 2nd is fine IMO.  Don't see them throwing in Shaq too.  He's a young starting caliber DE in this league if even if he's not a big sack producer.  If Shaq is included in the deal then I'd expect Clowney and a pick back. 

 

Shaq and 2nd, for Clowney and 6th?

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I'd give Shaq, a 2nd, and an additional pick.  (But I don't think Houston would go for this given what Frank Clark was just traded for)

 

As much as it would be great to get a DE to finish the Dline, I don't want to see the Bills give out a huge contract and a 1st round pick in a potentially good WR draft.  Maybe we can get Clowney next off season for less when the Texans have less leverage.  

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1 hour ago, C.Biscuit97 said:

I would never do that if I’m the Texans.  I do think JC is overrated but he’s worth a 1st.  Lawson would be whatever to me. 

 

Dunno if I want to give up a 1st and former 1st round pick for an overrated player. Maybe Lawson & a 1st for Clowney & a 3rd/4th, but doubt they’d do that either. 

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8 minutes ago, DrDawkinstein said:

 

Shaq and 2nd, for Clowney and 6th?

IDK, would you trade Shaq straight up for a 6th?  I would not.  IMO Clowney is overvalued if the Texans want more than a second.  They should continue to wait it out.  The longer the wait, the better the bargaining position.  If he goes elsewhere for a 1st, so be it.      

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We have zero DEs under contract next year so some edge guy will get overpaid by us and every free agent knows it. I would rather take the guy who is a top 5 player who is actually on the upswing than take the retread like Jerry who is on the downswing. Let's take our money and get a true impact DE who can play all along the line and even cover some people. I would give the 1st up and I guarantee that is why we haven't done the deal. We have a fairly young team after Shady, Lorenzo, and Gore leave so the time is now to show we intend on winning now, not five years from now. We have a lot of positions that are cost controlled with the next big deal really not coming until we have to get 27 his money. Every good team pays an Edge, #1 WR, QB, ShutDown CB, LT, and a few impactful players sprinkled in. Everyone else is expendable or rotated around. We need a #1 DE and possibly a WR1 and we can't draft both next year if we go 8-8 or better folks!

 

I think the fact we aren't giving the first pick says one of 2 things:

 

1. Houston wants more assets than the 1 that we wont give. Maybe a 3 or a decent player like a Milano.

2. We think we might be 6-10 again so we are afraid to part with another top 10 pick. This second option seems unlikely, but what if there is closed door concern about Josh Allen still?

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9 minutes ago, Locomark said:

We have zero DEs under contract next year so some edge guy will get overpaid by us and every free agent knows it. I would rather take the guy who is a top 5 player who is actually on the upswing than take the retread like Jerry who is on the downswing. Let's take our money and get a true impact DE who can play all along the line and even cover some people. I would give the 1st up and I guarantee that is why we haven't done the deal. We have a fairly young team after Shady, Lorenzo, and Gore leave so the time is now to show we intend on winning now, not five years from now. We have a lot of positions that are cost controlled with the next big deal really not coming until we have to get 27 his money. Every good team pays an Edge, #1 WR, QB, ShutDown CB, LT, and a few impactful players sprinkled in. Everyone else is expendable or rotated around. We need a #1 DE and possibly a WR1 and we can't draft both next year if we go 8-8 or better folks!

 

I think the fact we aren't giving the first pick says one of 2 things:

 

1. Houston wants more assets than the 1 that we wont give. Maybe a 3 or a decent player like a Milano.

2. We think we might be 6-10 again so we are afraid to part with another top 10 pick. This second option seems unlikely, but what if there is closed door concern about Josh Allen still?

I don't think Clowney is rated top 5.  Not sure he is top 10.  

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I don't think Beane would give up a 1st and pay Clowney top money.  I don't see the production to justify it and he did it with JJ Watt on the other side drawing a ton of attention.  Once Clowney sees that guaranteed money he's likely to go full Mario Williams mode.  This Bills leadership doesn't seem enthralled with uber talented under achievers

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6 hours ago, YoloinOhio said:

They don’t want to pay him. Happens all the time. They need to pay Watson and have giant contracts on Hopkins and Watt. 

 

Texans got more cap money than the Bills.  They got Hopkins locked up for years under a good team contract.

Watt is signed for 2 more and they can jettison him if his plays drops off a lot for no dead.

Watson doesn't need to be signed next year.

Texans have big money to spend next year too.

 

Something isn't right about why they want to dump JC.   There entire front office is the same as when they drafted him.

 

6 hours ago, YoloinOhio said:

The Bills have strategically put themselves in the position to pay these types of players if they want to. They have one big time contract on the books - Morse. They have only one coming up - Tre White. QB on year 2 of rookie contract. This is when you make these deals. They could have no vet Pass rushers under contract next year. Clowney is in his prime.Contending teams have several blue chip players who are vets and they are $$. 

 

Bills definitely can afford him but IF he is such a good deal and you take the Bills out of the equation why hasn't other teams jumped on this?

 

5 hours ago, DrDawkinstein said:

We simply CANT give up a 1st going into a legendary WR class next year. Plus, I hate trading 1sts for a player you also have to immediately sign to a huge deal.

 

I'd consider doing it for Shaq and a 2nd.

 

Good point.  I don't see Beane giving up next years 1 for anything.

 

If the Bills can work out a deal with the Texans it can't have next years 1 in it.

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....a 2nd plus $20 mil/yr?.......is that a McBeane fit?.......

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9 minutes ago, OldTimeAFLGuy said:

....a 2nd plus $20 mil/yr?.......is that a McBeane fit?.......

 

 

McBeane has to evolve from running a team with little talent to a contender. It takes real stars to do that....we have been willing to overpay has been stars such as Kyle and Shady, Time to pay for current stars....  I mean we pay $13Mil  for a 31 year old guy with under 10 sacks who gets at least 3 disciplinary penalties a year who also can't be moved around the line...is that a McBeane move?

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4 hours ago, BADOLBILZ said:

 

Interesting.......what did you think about the 18 free agents they paid this offseason for what they did for their other teams?  

They needed Morse desperately since he was a veteran center (which they wanted) and one of only 2 available. That, to me, was a necessary big ticket contract. Brown and Beasley also got good size dollars. I'd have been happier if we had drafted guys in the past to fill those spots that were just as good but I get they want to surround Allen to win now AND to better evaluate what they have with him.  They couldnt wait for that evaluation and to not get him help would have been mismanagement.  Vet wideouts on a team with a roster this shallow on offense  makes sense to me. The contracts are not lengthy. Our drafting has not been good so to compete they have had to get into the free agent market with both feet

 

The rest of the free agents signings are mid level make good deals or 1 year deals they can get out from under in a short period of time. Clowney wants to be paid like the pass rusher he is not. He has had injuries. Houston doesnt want to pay him either. The Bills, per Spotrac,  have a cap hit for 3 DE's Hughes, Murphy and Lawson of $22.3M. The calculated value for Clowney, per Spotrac,  is $16.6 M per year for 6 years.  To me the risk to reward is not there. I get that a lot of  people on this board like big flashy names but those contracts are an albatross in the long run. Draft your own stars and pay them for what they do for you. If they get hurt, the cap concerns are minimal. Sure you need to fill in a roster with free agents from time to time but be  judicious with it and base it on need, position and what else is out there. 

 

The Bills were in the unique and unfortunate situation last year of having nearly $50M in dead money. Their roster would have been much more complete and intact if they had had that money to work with. Their free agent signings this year are making up for the pathetic roster they had to play with while in "cap jail". A sure fire way to get back there is to overspend on the wrong player. Clowney, in my opinion (it's just mine, it doesnt have to be yours) is the wrong guy to give that kind of money to.

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2 hours ago, blacklabel said:

I wouldn't trade a first round pick for Clowney and I'm pretty sure Beane wouldn't either. The dude's highest sack total was 9.5 in 2017, half a sack more than Trent Murphy had in 2016 and half this board thinks that guy should be cut. Clowney just isn't worth it. Good player, but not the "once in a lifetime generational talent" he was built up to be. And yeah, that's just a numbers comparison. I know Clowney is the better overall defender, he's more disruptive and can line up in a number of different spots. Still wouldn't trade a first.

 

And despite turning 31 in August, Jerry Hughes is still playing really good ball. Sack numbers might not always be there but he's also very disruptive and gets a lot of pressure on the QB. I see no reason why the guy can't continue to play the way he has and if he turns in another solid season I'd be all for paying him again. Give him a two or three-year deal and then after that they can do one-year deals or periodic extensions kind of like how they handled Kyle's contract over his last few years. 

Counterpoint: Clowney is miscast in Houston's 3-4 base D and is a much better fit with some monster potential as a 4-3 DE

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No way for a first rounder. No way.

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6 hours ago, Cornette's Commentary said:

In a video showing a behind the scenes look in the draft war room, it showed that they would have had to give up a 2020 4th, as part of a package to move back into the 1st for Cody Ford and Beane wouldn't do it.  That just shows you how he values future picks, which means that it's highly unlikely that he makes a trade for Clowney.

Perhaps you should watch that video again.

 

What is shown in that video is Beane offering THIS YEAR’S 40, 131, and 147 to move back up into the first. The unidentified team on the other end did not accept that offer.

 

 Maybe you’re confusing what occurred later when Chicago offered Beane #87 in this year’s draft plus their 2020 4th round pick in exchange for our third round pick. Beane said no and chose Singletary. 

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The Raiders gave up a 3 & a 5 for Brown.  

 

So why would anyone want to give up a #2 and a decent player?  

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Is there even the slightest chance that the Texans and Bills are considering this , or is it just media speculation about it being a “logical” move?

 

Why would the Texans be looking at being without a key defensive piece in 2019 for a future draft pick when they made the playoffs last year and their Super Bowl window is well and truly open?

 

Would be a terrible move for them..

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I'm not sure because I don't know what Clowney's ceiling is. He has made a very slow climb each year in the NFL and is now borderline elite. Is this his ceiling or will he make yet another step up? As far as giving up a 1st round pick for a non-QB is considered, he'd have to be another Khalil Mack. If Clowney can become a 12+ sack guy, then OK. Otherwise, a 2nd is all I'd give up. Also consider the fact that we won't be picking in the top 10, but still in the top 16 perhaps. The value isn't the same.

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20 hours ago, ColoradoBills said:

 

Texans got more cap money than the Bills.  They got Hopkins locked up for years under a good team contract.

Watt is signed for 2 more and they can jettison him if his plays drops off a lot for no dead.

Watson doesn't need to be signed next year.

Texans have big money to spend next year too.

 

Something isn't right about why they want to dump JC.   There entire front office is the same as when they drafted him.

 

 

Bills definitely can afford him but IF he is such a good deal and you take the Bills out of the equation why hasn't other teams jumped on this?

 

 

Good point.  I don't see Beane giving up next years 1 for anything.

 

If the Bills can work out a deal with the Texans it can't have next years 1 in it.

IMO

They aren’t cutting J.J. watt. He’s the face of the franchise and the city. Their entire FO isn’t the same. The GM is new. Typically you don’t give max contracts to two players on the same DL as a matter of cap management. They should be smart about the cap like the Colts are. I think clowney would be better off elsewhere anyway.

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8 minutes ago, YoloinOhio said:

They aren’t cutting J.J. watt. He’s the face of the franchise and the city. Their entire FO isn’t the same. The GM is new. Typically you don’t give max contracts to two players on the same DL as a matter of cap management. They should be smart about the cap like the Colts are. I think clowney would be better off elsewhere anyway.

 

...quick question bud.....do you see a "Watt Factor" in Clowney's recent resurgence post injuries or has he become a "solo force"?.....

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7 minutes ago, YoloinOhio said:

They aren’t cutting J.J. watt. He’s the face of the franchise and the city. Their entire FO isn’t the same. The GM is new. Typically you don’t give max contracts to two players on the same DL as a matter of cap management. They should be smart about the cap like the Colts are. I think clowney would be better off elsewhere anyway.

 

True, but Gaine was Director of Player Personnel when HOU drafted Clowney.

I know they wouldn't want to get rid of Watt.  His 15 million per is with no dead money and is not that high of a price.

I'm not a fan of restructuring contracts but Watts would be perfect to do that when they need to pay big QB dollars.

Clowney's play is affected a lot by having Watt on the team and I just wonder if the Texans feel he isn't worth the money he wants.

 

It's all speculation on my part but it just doesn't feel right for a team to give up a 1st AND a big contract for him.

 

 

16 minutes ago, OldTimeAFLGuy said:

 

...quick question bud.....do you see a "Watt Factor" in Clowney's recent resurgence post injuries or has he become a "solo force"?.....

 

That's a good question Oldtime.  I would like to hear Beane's answer to that.

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