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The Bills were heading toward a relatively low key week after topping the Titans in Week 5. It’s their bye week, after all.

But instead, Buffalo decided to deal wide receiver Zay Jones to the Oakland Raiders.

A few days removed from the deal, here are six takeaways from the Bills’ decision to trade Jones to the Raiders:

Duke’s time

 

https://billswire.usatoday.com/2019/10/09/6-takeaways-buffalo-bills-decision-to-trade-zay-jones/

 

Zay Jones’ father believes son has 'real QB’ now following trade from Buffalo Bills

https://www.newyorkupstate.com/buffalo-bills/2019/10/zay-jones-father-believes-son-has-real-qb-now-following-trade-from-buffalo-bills.html

 

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"Real QB" or not, his son needed to make plays when the opportunity presented itself.  Given the number of disappointing drops or catches one should come down with, he came up short more often than a professional should.  Did you hear a peep from guys like Hopkins or Fitz when they've had a legitimate gripes at QB for large parts of their career?  Real professionals find a way to get it done one way or the other.  Good for the front office putting their ego aside and cutting ties, not trying for force a situation where the talent didn't justify it.  I'm excited to see guys hungry for a long career try to step up. 

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Just wait until Jones has a good day and the usual's on TBD will be out in numbers attacking "McBeane" and everything else the team has done; give it time!

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2 minutes ago, vorpma said:

Just wait until Jones has a good day and the usual's on TBD will be out in numbers attacking "McBeane" and everything else the team has done; give it time!

I'll wait, but I won't hold my breath. 

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Interesting that none of the other receivers, including Duke, have any problems catching passes from Allen.

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If he does have a good day, it'll most likely be similar to his time in college where it's volume and nothing that spectacularly stands out.  He's a JAG nothing more. 

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6 minutes ago, vorpma said:

Just wait until Jones has a good day and the usual's on TBD will be out in numbers attacking "McBeane" and everything else the team has done; give it time!

I have no doubt that Jones will have good days. I don't think he will become Robert Woods. but he will have his share of decent games. He needed this change of scenery.

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10 hours ago, HOUSE said:

The Bills were heading toward a relatively low key week after topping the Titans in Week 5. It’s their bye week, after all.

But instead, Buffalo decided to deal wide receiver Zay Jones to the Oakland Raiders.

A few days removed from the deal, here are six takeaways from the Bills’ decision to trade Jones to the Raiders:

Duke’s time

 

https://billswire.usatoday.com/2019/10/09/6-takeaways-buffalo-bills-decision-to-trade-zay-jones/

 

Zay Jones’ father believes son has 'real QB’ now following trade from Buffalo Bills

https://www.newyorkupstate.com/buffalo-bills/2019/10/zay-jones-father-believes-son-has-real-qb-now-following-trade-from-buffalo-bills.html

 

 

 

 

These articles that make me click to 6 different pages lose me after the first click.  Bush League crap.  The Billswire article is the culprit; NOT the other article from nyup.

 

Not sure if this is one of the six things, but having your family be social media crazy people is something that I think will always lead to a player leaving Buffalo.

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3 minutes ago, vorpma said:

Just wait until Jones has a good day and the usual's on TBD will be out in numbers attacking "McBeane" and everything else the team has done; give it time!

 

I think Duke will quickly have most of us forgetting about Zay. Brown and Beasley are your top 2 WR's but Duke is going to make those clutch catches we'd hoped Zay would make.

I think Duke is very focused and damn determined. Those are good things to have and this team is littered with those types of players IMO

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My takeaway is Jones started pouting because he was being replaced. He couldnt fit into his new role and when he did get opportunities, he failed.

 

Bills did him a solid honestly by trading him to someone who wanted him rather than cutting him outright 

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Hope the best for Zay. It's unfortunate that he didn't work out in Buffalo. To me, it's a wasted 2nd round pick. 

 

Duke will fit in nicely and Josh seems comfortable throwing him the ball. Let's go baby! 

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Gotta love when the family members chime in with their dumb*** 2 cents. :rolleyes: How about if your boy didn't have stone hands, t-rex arms, and played like he wasn't the Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz out there then maybe, just MAYBE, he would have been successful in Buffalo. But please, continue to tell me how your son's struggles are someone else's fault.

 

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The day Zay makes a tough catch will be his first.

 

I wanted to see him do well, but seeing replays of him getting lost on a wide open route and dropping Tyrod's pass just infuriates me.

 

WR's are supposed to be sure handed and able to battle for the ball, something I never saw Zay do.

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36 minutes ago, vorpma said:

Just wait until Jones has a good day and the usual's on TBD will be out in numbers attacking "McBeane" and everything else the team has done; give it time!

Yep.. Hell, if he has a 5 catch 60 yard game people will be running to OBD with pitchforks 

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The Bills hung in there with him when he thought he was  Keith Moon after a gig in '67.  They took a shot, and I'm quite certain if Zay blossomed into a very solid #2 he would not have been traded. The comments about the evolving QB situation in WNY is fair game for analysts, scouts and GMs.  Personally, I'm not all that interested in the musings of the father of an NFL player on politics, the best places for Italian food, or his adult son's career. 

 

No hard feelings, Zay is gone, and that's that.  Cool levitation trick though. 

 

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54 minutes ago, YodaMan79 said:

"Real QB" or not, his son needed to make plays when the opportunity presented itself.  Given the number of disappointing drops or catches one should come down with, he came up short more often than a professional should.  Did you hear a peep from guys like Hopkins or Fitz when they've had a legitimate gripes at QB for large parts of their career?  Real professionals find a way to get it done one way or the other.  Good for the front office putting their ego aside and cutting ties, not trying for force a situation where the talent didn't justify it.  I'm excited to see guys hungry for a long career try to step up. 

 

Yes, This.  "Mind your Own Store".  There are key plays that Zay was given a chance to make, and he didn't make 'em.

 

I've been holding a personal line against the Zay-Tar-and-Pitchforks crowd.  I watch a lot of all-22 and I see him open far more than he's targeted.  I thought based on preseason, he had improved in the offseason and was ready to take a big step this year, especially with two better WR to take the heat off of him.

 

But the fact is, too often when he has been targeted at a big moment, he doesn't bring it in.  And when the defender has a better play on the ball than he does, he doesn't fight for it. 

 

Someone made the point that he was drafted when Rico Dennison and a timing, WCO type offense were in town, and maybe he's just not a good fit for the offense Daboll runs and for the type of improvisational, zip-code accuracy QB that Allen is.  Allen needs a WR who will try to do the "mind meld" with him and adjust as Brown does and Beasley is starting to.  Zay doesn't seem able to do that.  He also still can't or won't outmuscle a defender for the ball.

 

So maybe Zay will do a Robert Woods and his career will blossom with Oakland.  Oakland is actually far less of a mess than I thought they'd be this year.  I was surprised that they beat the Colts and the Bears.  Carr is throwing  >30 times per game and there's certainly room for improvement at WR on their roster.

 

But it's clear from the 5th round pick we swapped him for that Zay had worn out his welcome with the Bills completely.  And I can't help but wonder if some of the things Zay's dad says publicly have seeped into his son's mind and come out in the Bills locker room.

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10 minutes ago, klos63 said:

are there really 6 takeaways from the trade? Seems like a lot.

Most of them bounced off Zay's hands first.

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45 minutes ago, Ta111 said:

Interesting that none of the other receivers, including Duke, have any problems catching passes from Allen.

This ^^^  in the Titans game our WRs were 14 for 14, many 1st downs and a TD, so what’s Zays excuse???  

 

I hope for Zays sake he has success out west, and can keep his mommy and daddy under wraps, talk about helicopter parents, your son is a grown man, have some respect for him in his chosen profession already.

 

Go Bills!!!

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