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Thad Brown: “Cody Ford Is Not A Starter For the Bills”

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Just now, CNYfan said:

Doesn't Thad Tweet and report from the OTA's and mini-camps?

 

And there were some reports that Cody was getting beat regularly around the edge by Trent Murphy.  

 

 

 

Correct.  Ford has had a slow start (or suffers from slow starts off the snap) so far this spring.  Lots of time to turn it around but it wouldn’t shock me if he doesn’t begin the season as a starter.

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Cody Ford is a quality pick that could have been drafted well before Buffalos selection

This is a nasty football player who I compare to Ruben Brown.

Day 1 starter

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Playing in front of 2 Heisman winning QB's can help an OL's resume'., or is it the other way around ?

 

That said, too soon to label Ford anything more than a rookie.

 

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50 minutes ago, CNYfan said:

Doesn't Thad Tweet and report from the OTA's and mini-camps?

 

And there were some reports that Cody was getting beat regularly around the edge by Trent Murphy.  

 

 

Wonder what he says about Trent Murphy then 

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Posted (edited)

It's pretty unlikely that Ford doesn't end up starting any games he's healthy for.  

 

To start, our OL-men otherwise really aren't much better than average.  

 

Secondly, of the 6 OL-men drafted last season, four started all 16 games, one started 10, Price on Cincy, but I think he missed those 6 due to injury, and Isaiah Wynn, whom I would have drafted last year, was injured before the season began.  

 

I didn't like the pick only because Risner was still there, with experience playing C, but otherwise he seems like a solid OL-man.  

 

IMO Ford's going to have a better career than Oliver.  

 

We could have had Wynn, Hilliard, Risner, and Lock.  IMO that OL along with Dawkins and Morse (assuming he could stay healthy) would have benefitted Allen something fierce.  

 

 

 

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Posted (edited)

I can see Cody sitting for a couple of games early in the reg season due THE PROCESS.  Rooks just don't earn the start until McDermott can't say no.

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2 minutes ago, ScotSHO said:

I can see Cody sitting for a couple of games early in the reg season due THE PROCESS.  Rooks just don't earn the start until McDermott can't say no.

 

Maybe, but who's he gotta beat out to start, Bodine?  Long?  

 

Not exactly Jim Ritcher there.  

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9 hours ago, KD in CA said:

 

Because being the contrarian gets him noticed.

 

Welcome to 21st century media.

 

So true.  This thread is proof of it.

Thats what I like about Capaccio, for the most part he stays above that kind of crap.

 

Football fans know Ford was a top prospect, and at this point we haven't even had pads on for a minute.  Judging a guy at this point is the same as trying to grade a draft or a trade the day after it's made-- you have no freakin clue, and if you THINK you know it means you really understand nothing about the sport.

When someone says "i don't like this pick" I start laughing.  Yeah OK... let's compare the 10 page professional scouting report we did, including interviews with the player, former coaches, teammates, game film, and skills breakdowns with your amateurish opinion based on watching the guy play once or twice in college.

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14 minutes ago, mrags said:

Wonder what he says about Trent Murphy then 

 

What do you say about Trent Murphy?  

 

Good signing?  ... 3 years at $22+ M

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Posted (edited)

Everyone's got an opinion. 

 

We'll see whether he's right.

 

But in his defence, he's asked for a semi-bold prediction that fans aren't expecting. He says he hadn't thought about it. He then says he reserves the right to change his mind over the next month or two. And while the OP is right that he momentarily said that he predicts that Ford won't start all year long, he pulls that back at the end and his final prediction is that Ford isn't a starter week one.

 

This ain't a big deal.

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5 hours ago, TheTruthHurts said:

He may not start right away. There is OL depth. 

 

Who though, that he has to beat out? 

 

I see Bodine and Long, two average linemen at best and on a good day.  I mean if he can't beat them out, I have to say, the pick then needs to be questioned.  

8 hours ago, Drunken Pygmy Goat said:

I don't think that predicting Ford won't start week 1 is a stretch. I like the pick, but Nsekhe probably has a leg up in the competition just based on experience alone. We all want Ford to win the competition at RT and start, and I think most fans assume he will, but Brown was asked for a bold prediction and he gave one.

 

But who's your starting five then?  

 

I see Nsecke starting at RT, Morse has C as long as he can play, I guess Bodine if not, Dawkins likely at LT again, I'd guess Spain at one G and Cody at the other.  

 

I honestly, and contrary to the narrative here, don't see much after them that are starting material.  Who?  

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7 minutes ago, Ronin said:

 

Maybe, but who's he gotta beat out to start, Bodine?  Long?  

 

Not exactly Jim Ritcher there.  

 

Maybe Ty Nsekhe, due to his experience?  I hope Cody locks it down and is one of those guys that you don't notice, as that means he is dominant.  

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10 hours ago, KD in CA said:

 

Because being the contrarian gets him noticed.

 

Welcome to 21st century media.

 

Yup.  And anytime Ford has a less than stellar game, this clown will be the first one to say, "In June, I said Ford wasn't going to be good ...."

 

I wonder what his username is, here on TBD.

 

 

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1 hour ago, mjt328 said:

If Cody Ford sits the bench as rookie, it probably means the vets we picked up are performing exceptionally.

 

They didn't perform exceptionally for the teams that they've been on.  In fact, other than for Morse, who again, is an injury risk, the others all played on bottom-dwelling offensive units.  

1 minute ago, ScotSHO said:

 

Maybe Ty Nsekhe, due to his experience?  I hope Cody locks it down and is one of those guys that you don't notice, as that means he is dominant.  

 

Don't you see Nsecke at RT tho?  Perhaps LT if Dawkins continues to struggle?  I mean we really don't have any great Ts on the team besides those two, and I wouldn't call either great.  I'd say that they're both above average, but not by much.  

 

Either way, Ford's more likely to start at G, dont' you think?  

 

But look at whom your starting 5 would be.  There really aren't many choices before you get into average or worse OL-men.  

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i don't agree with Mr. Brown at all about it not being a great pick. with that being said.... i feel like ford not being crack the starting lineup would be a good problem to have.

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3 hours ago, Jay_Fixit said:

Guys named Thad are the crappier version of guys named Chad.

 

And we all know guys named Chad wear board shorts to weddings.

 

So...

 

Would these pass?

 

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My, my, aren't we a sensitive group. Don't know anything about this guy but it's not exactly contrarian to think a rookie won't start with the type of depth we have on the OL this year. Doesn't mean his fate is doomed if that's the case. Everybody hated the Allen pick. Everybody loved the Ford pick. Show me a TV or Radio personality that gets it right more often than the general public and it might start to matter a bit. If one exists I don't think it's Mr. Brown.  

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1 hour ago, Gugny said:

I wonder what his username is, here on TBD.

 

Duh.....it's SaviorPeterman.

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12 hours ago, HappyDays said:

 

 

 

These twitter hacks need some kind of "reputation" rating.

 

That's the thing with social media... you can leave a trail of turds when it comes to poor predictions.

 

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, HOUSE said:

Cody Ford is a quality pick that could have been drafted well before Buffalos selection

This is a nasty football player who I compare to Ruben Brown.

Day 1 starter

 

 

...and you've just crushed "Thad's 'nads".......oh well.....

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A little early to be locking down the starters, but no sense waiting the two months until training camp....🤔

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3 minutes ago, twist_to_open said:

A little early to be locking down the starters, but no sense waiting the two months until training camp....🤔

 

 

...well Barkley??....

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13 hours ago, KD in CA said:

 

Because being the contrarian gets him noticed.

 

Welcome to 21st century media.

 

exactly.  In the off chance that Ford is a bust, he will say, "I called it all along."  If he works and is a stud, everyone will forget he made this ridiculous comment.  

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4 hours ago, HOUSE said:

Cody Ford is a quality pick that could have been drafted well before Buffalos selection

This is a nasty football player who I compare to Ruben Brown.

Day 1 starter

 

Very strong compliment HOUSE.

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3 hours ago, Ronin said:

Don't you see Nsecke at RT tho?  Perhaps LT if Dawkins continues to struggle?  I mean we really don't have any great Ts on the team besides those two, and I wouldn't call either great.  I'd say that they're both above average, but not by much.  

 

Either way, Ford's more likely to start at G, dont' you think?  

I see Ford starting at RT by the Bengals game.  I don't see him working in at G, I thought he was a solid OT prospect.  But I could be wrong.

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