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8 minutes ago, transplantbillsfan said:

 

How do you know he was invisible?

 

I have eyes.

 

8 minutes ago, transplantbillsfan said:

Do you believe the coaching staff gave him the most WR reps in the 3rd preseason game based solely on 3 catches in the 2nd game?

 

Seems pretty far-fetched.

 

Is that what I said? And why are we clinging to preseason rep counts? Guys get more or less work in the preseason for a plethora of reasons. Your guess is as good as mine.

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I am thinking it is going to come down to Foster or Williams for a roster spot. I think they are putting Foster out on special teams to see if he gives them anything there. If so he becomes more valuable than Williams. Maybe Zay gets traded opening a spot. I think only 6 WRs will be kept once the final roster cuts are made.

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14 hours ago, Bangarang said:

 

He was invisible for pretty much all of training camp..

Sorry Bang, I normally agree with alot of your takes but not here. Who do you want to keep instead of Duke? And please don't say Ray Ray.....

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1 minute ago, transplantbillsfan said:

 

Oh, so you attended all or most preseason practices?

 

Not all but many. 

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4 minutes ago, Bangarang said:

 

Not all but many. 

 

And how much did you focus on what Duke Williams was doing and how much the coaches were interacting with him?

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12 minutes ago, LABILLBACKER said:

Sorry Bang, I normally agree with alot of your takes but not here. Who do you want to keep instead of Duke? And please don't say Ray Ray.....

 

I don’t have a problem with keeping Duke. Like  I said, he’s a fringe roster guy and is battling it out for one of the final spots.

 

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13 minutes ago, transplantbillsfan said:

 

And how much did you focus on what Duke Williams was doing and how much the coaches were interacting with him?

 

I didn’t keep a journal for each practice but I was mostly focused on the offense since that was obviously our weak spot last year and we added a lot of new players.

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8 minutes ago, Bangarang said:

 

I didn’t keep a journal for each practice but I was mostly focused on the offense since that was obviously our weak spot last year and we added a lot of new players.

 

Who stood out to you the most as far as what you were able to view?

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2 minutes ago, Patrick_Duffy said:

 

Who stood out to you the most as far as what you were able to view?

 

Of the WRs? John Brown for sure. Of the rookies? Singletary.

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On 8/24/2019 at 12:27 AM, transplantbillsfan said:

...and I just don't think he clears wavers.

 

2 TDs and 6 catches in the last couple games.

 

Both TDs of him high pointing the ball.

 

And anyone notice he was getting some pretty significant #1 reps tonight?

 

I think after Brown and Beasley there's a lot of wiggle room. Zay simply shouldn't be guaranteed the roster spot that I think he is. Neither should Roberts for that matter... McKenzie has played himself onto the roster and can return. I still think Foster is close to a lock and the coaching staff is playing long game mind games with him.

 

So almost guaranteed we keep 6 WRs on the active roster.

 

Add a 7th to keep D'haquille???

Duke blocking grade was higher than our lineman.

 

And that catch vs. Lions where he picked the ball out of the air and then walked into the endzone clutching it above his head.  His body control and strength of hands are incredible.  I can see him be our redzone go to guy.

 

The Bills are clueless if they let this guy go.  As much as I like McKenzie, I don't see cutting Williams for him.

 

Honestly, Bills need to make a trade.  It doesn't make sense to cut talent.

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Having Duke allows the bills to start the year with 3 TEs.. They can use him as a blocker on run downs instead of or with 1 TE... Croom odd man out. Then decision to be made week 7 when Kroft is off PUP

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4 minutes ago, Bangarang said:

 

Of the WRs? John Brown for sure. Of the rookies? Singletary.

 

Yeah Brown was definitely making some noise as far as what I had been able to read about it, Singletary too. Unfortunately I've never been able to make it to view a TC session. Always interesting in hearing what people actually see and not just read the tweets and whatnot.

 

As far as Duke goes though IMO I hope he makes the team, nice to see WR's catching the ball more often like their suppose to.

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No problem if they decide to keep Duke, but to claim they “need to” keep him is nuts. 

 

There will be numerous wideouts more accomplished than Duke, with the same size and skillset, cut in a few days by other teams. 

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1 minute ago, JoPar_v2 said:

No problem if they decide to keep Duke, but to claim they “need to” keep him is nuts. 

 

There will be numerous wideouts more accomplished than Duke, with the same size and skillset, cut in a few days by other teams. 

 

This is true. However I hope and would rather they keep him instead  since he would be more familiar with the system than another WR with the same skill set that is cut from another team.

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2 minutes ago, Patrick_Duffy said:

 

This is true. However I hope and would rather they keep him instead  since he would be more familiar with the system than another WR with the same skill set that is cut from another team.

 

Hell yeah and that’s probably the best reason to keep him. Like I said I wouldn’t be mad at all if they kept him. Guy’s made a few impressive plays and it isn’t like he’d be taking the spot of some superstar wideout. 

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1 minute ago, JoPar_v2 said:

 

Hell yeah and that’s probably the best reason to keep him. Like I said I wouldn’t be mad at all if they kept him. Guy’s made a few impressive plays and it isn’t like he’d be taking the spot of some superstar wideout. 

 

Yup, he has been making the kind catches that we saw KB and Zay drop numerous times last season.

 

And it's pretty obvious (to me anyways) that Duke has been definitely making the most of his opportunities thus far. In any event we will see how the cookie crumbles very soon.

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With Duke's size, 6-3 230, is he a replacement for DiMarco? and becomes a swiss army knife type player, e.g. H-back, third TE, goal line specialist, He has linebacker size if he can play teams, he's a real interesting player.

 

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On 8/24/2019 at 6:02 PM, transplantbillsfan said:

 

They aren’ t playing starters largely to make sure they don’t get hurt.

 

 

Cole Beasley 17 - he is definitely a starter.

On 8/25/2019 at 12:19 PM, Roch-A-Bill said:

For those who like to read tea leaves, Duke Williams is featured in an official Bills video recently uploaded. Doubt the PR department would allow this to happen to someone who's slated to be cut...

 

https://www.buffalobills.com/video/duke-williams-it-all-starts-with-practice

 

This is same production people who do the website and once they posted the wrong score.  This does not mean much. 

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8 hours ago, buffaloboyinATL said:

A preseason like this one makes me wish they would increase the active roster size by 2-3 more.  And don’t even get me started on game day inactives. Ridiculous.

 

Game day inactives are there for a reason - players would get dinged and released rather than not being used for a couple of weeks.  Having some inactive allows players who need a break to recover and players who need development time and would be taken of PS place to be. 

 

Roster, both active and PS, have been increased multiple times.  Rosters used to be ?44? players when I started watching.

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4 hours ago, Mrbojanglezs said:

Having Duke allows the bills to start the year with 3 TEs.. They can use him as a blocker on run downs instead of or with 1 TE... Croom odd man out. Then decision to be made week 7 when Kroft is off PUP

this is fine thinking

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3 hours ago, Limeaid said:

 

Cole Beasley 17 - he is definitely a starter.

 

 

Follow the thread of that conversation please.

 

I never said the Bills aren't playing their starters.

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I at this point hope they keep 7 recievers and only 3 tight ends if Williams is a good blocker( I simply have no idea if he can block) Williams is a physical freak and can be used many ways.

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Brown, Beasley, Foster, Roberts, Jones are the 5.  The rest comes down to how many Wrs? 

 

Seperation is more important than size in the regular season.  McKenzie is the 6th.  I dont see how they keep 7.  Williams is on a short list of who they call if a Wr goes down. 

 

I think Yeldon makes the roster.  That makes 5 Rb/Fb not enough room for an extra Wr.

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Compared to Kelvin Benjamin, is he:

 

Faster

More athletic

Better hands

Better route runner

Better effort

Understands the offense better

 

It's a low bar but if yes to all, he's a keeper.

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