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9 minutes ago, unbillievable said:

 

So you're saying that WADE is not really an NFL player. He's just a water-boy or mascot, getting to hang out with the team and occasionally get on the field.

 

So the entire charade of practices, cutting the guy at the end of camp, making him wait to see if he gets signed to the practice squad is way to acclimate the guy to what it would feel like if any of it was real?

 

Seems harsh.

 

 

A lot of people just want to dance around the subject of Wade by referring to the Pathways program and the practice squad. 

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5 minutes ago, Rocket94 said:

A lot of people just want to dance around the subject of Wade by referring to the Pathways program and the practice squad. 

 

 

what does this even mean ?

 

I think the majority like what they see with Wade enough to want him to succeed. But nobody who has watched football for the last 20 - 50 years truly expects an international player who has never played American football to be able to just step in grab all the games nuances and crack a 53 man roster. Since he can not be called up mid season but can be added to the PS and be protected, added to the chance's of Wade keeping a seasoned player off our roster this year is ridiculously low, I think the majority agree he is PS bound 

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5 minutes ago, Rocket94 said:

A lot of people just want to dance around the subject of Wade by referring to the Pathways program and the practice squad. 

On the other hand 

people think a rugby 🏉 player doesn’t have enough talent to make an NFL team.  

 

Obviously there is a difference here but....

 

How many thought Fred Jackson would not make it in the NFL because NFLE was a place for NFL scrubs?

 

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and why he Still needs the development that he will get on Bills PS 

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We all know how Sean McDermott  thinks

IF he can play special teams then he has a shot

IF not, he won't be here...

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7 minutes ago, Rocket94 said:

A lot of people just want to dance around the subject of Wade by referring to the Pathways program and the practice squad. 

 

I don’t even know what this means. 

 

All I am saying is he will be on Bills PS this year and have a chance for that Roster spot in 2020 

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Just now, MAJBobby said:

 

and why he Still needs the development that he will get on Bills PS 

Yep he’s still very raw when it comes to understanding what he needs to do. I don’t think blocking is legal in rugby and last night he didn’t follow his blockers on that big run though he still broke a bunch of tackles. He probably just isn’t used to that process while running. 

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Just now, ShadyBillsFan said:

On the other hand 

people think a rugby 🏉 player doesn’t have enough talent to make an MFL team.  

 

Obviously there is a difference here but....

 

How many thought Fred Jackson would not make it in the NFL because NFLE was a place for NFL scrubs?

 

 

 

...and FredEx was stalled on the pine because Dopey Dickie Jauron's infatuation with vets...A/k/a Anthony "A-Caboose" Johnson....Wade comes with an 11th PS spot, but cannot be activated (I think)...no rush....landscape probably changes by at least one in 2020 when Shady moves on IMO......

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Could Wade make the 2020 53-man roster?

 

Yes. If one thing happens--he needs to fit in seemlessly to special teams and make a contribution there.

 

When McDermott judges a player on the bubble, he uses their special teams contribution as a tie breaker.

 

I wonder if Wade could return kicks... he's a definite wrecking ball.

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Just now, YoloinOhio said:

Yep he’s still very raw when it comes to understanding what he needs to do. I don’t think blocking is legal in rugby and last night he didn’t follow his blockers on that big run though he still broke a bunch of tackles. He probably just isn’t used to that process while running. 

 

But if those are Panthers Starters he doesn’t break thru them. 

 

As Much as I like the story line and am enjoying watching him and hope at the end of 2020 he can land on the 53. I would love to see him start next week and show people to slow down a Bit when he sees non future Insurance Salesmen 

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3 minutes ago, ddaryl said:

 

 

what does this even mean ?

 

I think the majority like what they see with Wade enough to want him to succeed. But nobody who has watched football for the last 20 - 50 years truly expects an international player who has never played American football to be able to just step in grab all the games nuances and crack a 53 man roster. Since he can not be called up mid season but can be added to the PS and be protected, added to the chance's of Wade keeping a seasoned player off our roster this year is ridiculously low, I think the majority agree he is PS bound 

Perhaps I am being progressive, but if there is a player performing like Wade, you find somewhere for him on this roster now.

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1 minute ago, Rocket94 said:

Perhaps I am being progressive, but if there is a player performing like Wade, you find somewhere for him on this roster now.

 

Start him Week 3. Let’s see how he performs 

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21 minutes ago, ddaryl said:

 

 

Well I'm going to double down and TELL YOU there is 0 chance of it happening this year. The guy doesn't have enough football experience to be able to play at the NFL level this year 

 

Its truly a common sense thing... It really is

I think the odds are against him, but there is most definitely a chance Wade makes the roster.  

 

Obviously, he needs to get more touches in the next two games and continue to make big plays.  If he does that, he’s got a shot.  It’s not like there are a ton of playmakers on this offense.  And I would also say that playing running back in the NFL is probably the easiest thing to learn how to do in professional sports, assuming you have the necessary physical skill set, which Wade clearly seems to have.  Rookie RBs from small colleges routinely become starters in the NFL from the first game...It’s a very instinctual position.

 

Also, Wade is 28 years old...How much sense does it make to relegate him to the practice squad for an entire year?

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4 minutes ago, YoloinOhio said:

Yep he’s still very raw when it comes to understanding what he needs to do. I don’t think blocking is legal in rugby and last night he didn’t follow his blockers on that big run though he still broke a bunch of tackles. He probably just isn’t used to that process while running. 

 

 

......shades of the rumblin', bumblin', stumblin', grumblin' smaller version of the "Nigerian Nightmare"......fun to watch......

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Just now, Rocket94 said:

Perhaps I am being progressive, but if there is a player performing like Wade, you find somewhere for him on this roster now.

 

You are over estimating him at this junction. He has some running and vision ability, he has shown it against 2nd /3rd stringers in a vanilla schemed NFL preseason game. He is most likely not ready for the real game of top dogs barreling down on him yet. You give him that year on the PS and prepare him for next years camp.

 

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1 minute ago, ddaryl said:

 

You are over estimating him at this junction. He has some running and vision ability, he has shown it against 2nd /3rd stringers in a vanilla schemed NFL preseason game. He is most likely not ready for the real game of top dogs barreling down on him yet. You give him that year on the PS and prepare him for next years camp.

 

He’ll be 29 years old next year...it’s now or never.

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He’s impressed enough to warrant the question of him making the 53, but he’s a clear PS guy this year imo.  

 

Can he pass pro?  Can he follow blocks? Can he do what he’s doing against guys that won’t be on 53’s, against starters?   

 

He made some sick moves, and a great catch, on that play but then cut it back inside when he had a clear TD if he just stayed with his convoy.  

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2 minutes ago, ddaryl said:

 

You are over estimating him at this junction. He has some running and vision ability, he has shown it against 2nd /3rd stringers in a vanilla schemed NFL preseason game. He is most likely not ready for the real game of top dogs barreling down on him yet. You give him that year on the PS and prepare him for next years camp.

 

It seems simple does it not - PS is the best option for him to learn the game and keep the best players active each week.  Next year he may be a great backup to Singletary if he gets a chance to learn the game.

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3 minutes ago, mannc said:

He’ll be 29 years old next year...it’s now or never.

 

He will be 29 in camp with zero NFL Miles. Would have one contract in him. 

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2 minutes ago, mannc said:

He’ll be 29 years old next year...it’s now or never.

I don't think this is how you build a team - he is old so put him on the 53.

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8 minutes ago, MAJBobby said:

 

But if those are Panthers Starters he doesn’t break thru them. 

 

As Much as I like the story line and am enjoying watching him and hope at the end of 2020 he can land on the 53. I would love to see him start next week and show people to slow down a Bit when he sees non future Insurance Salesmen 

You're correct. The defenders weren't their starters. But they weren't chopped liver either. They were all probably All Conference college players.

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1 minute ago, MAJBobby said:

 

He is 27 now not sure about that Math. 

My math is just fine.  He was born May 15, 1991.

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5 minutes ago, mannc said:

He’ll be 29 years old next year...it’s now or never.

He is the same age Fred Jackson was 

 

 

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21 minutes ago, ddaryl said:

 

You are over estimating him at this junction. He has some running and vision ability, he has shown it against 2nd /3rd stringers in a vanilla schemed NFL preseason game. He is most likely not ready for the real game of top dogs barreling down on him yet. You give him that year on the PS and prepare him for next years camp.

 

I am just trying to be optimistic. Let us see how he does first against better competition. I do support the PS option if it comes down to that. If Wade proves to make the Bills a better team then he has to be considered, even if seems to be some "alternative" approach. Wade is demonstrating good recognition and instinctual skills as well.

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1 minute ago, ShadyBillsFan said:

He is the same age Fred Jackson was 

 

 

finish that sentence...

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