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I would be perfectly happy if I never saw Hyde back there returning punts again.  Much to important for this team compared to the risk.....  Just my opinion though.

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4 minutes ago, Lagoon Blues said:

I would be perfectly happy if I never saw Hyde back there returning punts again.  Much to important for this team compared to the risk.....  Just my opinion though.


Hyde is a fair catch returner rarely runs 

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28 minutes ago, CLTbills said:

Great read. I'm super glad they both play for our side!

 

...special thanks to FORMER Pack GM Ted Thompson for letting Hyde walk.....:thumbsup:

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Fantastic read, I love these two guys.  Poyer is in line for a MASSIVE pay upgrade in a few years, but we've gotta enjoy this rid while we can.  Not sure they can keep him Hyde, and White long term. 

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36 minutes ago, Lagoon Blues said:

I would be perfectly happy if I never saw Hyde back there returning punts again.  Much to important for this team compared to the risk.....  Just my opinion though.

I agree but if Roberts is unavailable or whoever they got returning , Hyde is soooo sure handed . I'm very comfortable when he's returning and confident he won't mess up . McKenzie for example still scares me back there.

 

Roberts is a stud at returning kicks n punts. Maybe the most underrated signing of the year. He has already had a big impact in games, setting us up with great field position

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Great article. 

 

I felt like this article gives us more confirmation that McDermott was the main guy running free agency that year, and that McD+ Bobby Babich were the ones most responsible for bringing Poyer+Hyde to Buffalo. 

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39 minutes ago, mikemac2001 said:


Hyde is a fair catch returner rarely runs 

 

Was it Wade Phillips that used to say “He’s a punt catcher, not a punt returner.”

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That article makes clear it was McD and not Whaley calling the shots. He gets credit for getting the most out of his defense but IMO doesn’t get enough credit for picking the defensive players to fit his system. Hyde, Porter, Tre, Wallace, Tremaine, Milano, Phillipses etc. have all worked out swimmingly. 

 

Yes the Zay pick and not picking up Sammy’s option were small misses - but overall the record of unearthing diamonds in the rough has been fantastic.

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12 minutes ago, Special K said:

 

Was it Wade Phillips that used to say “He’s a punt catcher, not a punt returner.”

 

Yuup

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3 minutes ago, IgotBILLStopay said:

Yes the Zay pick and not picking up Sammy’s option were small misses - but overall the record of unearthing diamonds in the rough has been fantastic.

 

Agree overall record is solid.  But no way can you state with certainty that the Sammy option was a 'miss'.  Regardless Watkins wouldnt be on the team if we picked up his 1-year option.  And hes hurt again this year.

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1 hour ago, Lagoon Blues said:

I would be perfectly happy if I never saw Hyde back there returning punts again.  Much to important for this team compared to the risk.....  Just my opinion though.

I say the same thing to myself every time I see him back there. 

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Can't understate how key these 2 are/were towards the development of this team. This top defense was built around their signings. Brilliant moves.

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33 minutes ago, IgotBILLStopay said:

That article makes clear it was McD and not Whaley calling the shots. He gets credit for getting the most out of his defense but IMO doesn’t get enough credit for picking the defensive players to fit his system. Hyde, Porter, Tre, Wallace, Tremaine, Milano, Phillipses etc. have all worked out swimmingly. 

 

Yes the Zay pick and not picking up Sammy’s option were small misses - but overall the record of unearthing diamonds in the rough has been fantastic.

I find it hard to believe that Whaley had no part in this. He was amazing with Pro-personnel and had a lot of solid finds. IMHO Bills fans generally try to find a way to downplay anything Whaley touched. I think he did a really good job for a guy that never got to pick his coach and was constantly having to cater to a new scheme. The lack of QB killed him, but we have had good defenses multiple times. 

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1 hour ago, OldTimeAFLGuy said:

 

...special thanks to FORMER Pack GM Ted Thompson for letting Hyde walk.....:thumbsup:

Yes! Hyde is one of the biggest steals for the Bills in recent memory.

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2 hours ago, Lagoon Blues said:

I would be perfectly happy if I never saw Hyde back there returning punts again.  Much to important for this team compared to the risk.....  Just my opinion though.

 

Mostly a near goal line fair catcher anyway. But I hear the point.

 

Mckenzie had a suspect handle right? 

 

Roberts has been ok. Not seeing the Probowl PR stuff I was expecting. 

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I remember when Poyer was signed, he was dismissed by A LOT of people here because "he wasn't good enough to make the lowly Browns roster". 

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I'm not paying to read this.  Can someone copy/paste?

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6 minutes ago, Gugny said:

I'm not paying to read this.  Can someone copy/paste?

 

It's free, at least it was when I read it.

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