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5 minutes ago, whatdrought said:

None of this makes sense to me... I’m fine with him wanting a shot, and it makes sense for teams to see if he’s got anything that could be helpful in their pursuit of victories.... but why is the NFL setting it up?

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6 minutes ago, whatdrought said:

None of this makes sense to me... I’m fine with him wanting a shot, and it makes sense for teams to see if he’s got anything that could be helpful in their pursuit of victories.... but why is the NFL setting it up?

Bowing to pressure, the JayZ partnership blowback likely opened their eyes to what the sentiment is for some fans. I'm thinking they figure the calculus is they will lose fans either way, but better to side with the guy who hates law enforcement and compared them to slave patrols than with law enforcement in general.  I'd think they focus grouped it. 

 

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1 hour ago, Cuboirs said:

anyone know if Bills will take part in this workout?

Yeah they are sending the guy that gets the bagels.

I cant see how ang coach or gm is going to be there. Sat. is either a travel day or a walkthrough, checking into a team hotel day

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19 minutes ago, whatdrought said:

None of this makes sense to me... I’m fine with him wanting a shot, and it makes sense for teams to see if he’s got anything that could be helpful in their pursuit of victories.... but why is the NFL setting it up?

Could be part of the settlement agreement, I suppose. 

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WGR-550 just mentioned this on a news break at the top of the hour.

 

I think they said something like 13 (?) teams have committed to being there, including New England.

 

The Bills were not mentioned on the list of interested teams.

 

 

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6 minutes ago, leh-nerd skin-erd said:

Bowing to pressure, the JayZ partnership blowback likely opened their eyes to what the sentiment is for some fans. I'm thinking they figure the calculus is they will lose fans either way, but better to side with the guy who hates law enforcement and compared them to slave patrols than with law enforcement in general.  I'd think they focus grouped it. 

 

That, plus they’ve learned about modern viral marketing from Nike. What you do is take an unpopular stance, create a tenuous at best correlation to any issue (i.e. I’m not obeying red stop signs because Himalayan farmers are ridiculed for their funny hats), hype it to death, then wait for the clicks to come rolling in. While the majority reaction may be unfavorable, any news is good news and Nike’s stock proved that merely getting mentions outweighs any blowback.

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1 hour ago, Cuboirs said:

anyone know if Bills will take part in this workout?

 

...heard McBeane stopped to use the Men's Room only..............

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I find this story pretty hilarious that three years ago the guy looking to become at best a backup journeyman and now he is having  a pro day workout with this amount of media attention. The story here is not his athleticism because that was on the downside years ago.

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47 minutes ago, Westside Madness said:

 

This is a me issue not a you issue, but the lack of consistency with team names/city names, abbreviating only 'Miami', especially right next to Washington is making me itch.

 

EDIT - Wait, did you copy/past the rest of the list after Washington?


nope flipping between this board and where I was pulling names from various locations 

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43 minutes ago, benderbender said:

That, plus they’ve learned about modern viral marketing from Nike. What you do is take an unpopular stance, create a tenuous at best correlation to any issue (i.e. I’m not obeying red stop signs because Himalayan farmers are ridiculed for their funny hats), hype it to death, then wait for the clicks to come rolling in. While the majority reaction may be unfavorable, any news is good news and Nike’s stock proved that merely getting mentions outweighs any blowback.

 

I don’t doubt any of that short term. I know I started buying other brands, and my wife felt the same way and buys gifts for me and our son accordingly. It’s actually a bit hard to find stuff I like from other brands because NIKE owns most retail space, but I put more time and effort into it.  Their annoying stance pushed me just hard enough. 

 

I wonder what the long term consequences are, after the attention is gone, when I and many others have changed their purchasing habits. Serious question there, not taking a stand. I’m curious. 

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Colin Kaepernick is probably better than Matt Barkley and would be an upgrade at backup QB for most teams, if not at starter.  This should be obvious.

 

As a staunch liberal and defender of his however, the negative energy in the stands at a home Bills game would not be worth it for me if they were to sign him.  It would bring out so much ugliness and infighting amongst Bills fans that it would be depressing to even be there.  So I am OK with them not expressing any interest.

19 minutes ago, DCbillsfan said:

From a pure football standpoint, he was terrible the last couple of years in the league.

That's simply not true.

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Sorry about the "afro circus" gif everyone. It hit me that it would probably be offensive to some so I took it down. 

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56 minutes ago, whatdrought said:

None of this makes sense to me... I’m fine with him wanting a shot, and it makes sense for teams to see if he’s got anything that could be helpful in their pursuit of victories.... but why is the NFL setting it up?

 

To mitigate another potential lawsuit.

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Speaking from a law enforcement family.. who really cares.. why this guy keeps getting the  press he does .. says it all for the d-k-less NFL.. 

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57 minutes ago, whatdrought said:

None of this makes sense to me... I’m fine with him wanting a shot, and it makes sense for teams to see if he’s got anything that could be helpful in their pursuit of victories.... but why is the NFL setting it up?

Because if he doesn't find a team their lawyers can say, "Hey, we literally set up a tryout for the guy.  No collusion."

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41 minutes ago, BuffaloHokie13 said:

Could be part of the settlement agreement, I suppose. 

 

Well done.  I'm thinking you may be right.

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I bet by Saturday all 32 teams will send at least one person. The local scout in Atlanta. Tick the boxes. 

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3 minutes ago, wppete said:

I bet by Saturday all 32 teams will send at least one person. The local scout in Atlanta. Tick the boxes. 

 

This. 

 

Teams have scouts all over the country right now looking at colleges- especially in the southeast. No point not sending someone to take a peak. 

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10 minutes ago, Haslett_Stomp said:

 

To mitigate another potential lawsuit.


you would have to think Initial 50M settlement protects NFL from future Lawsuits for Collusion from him. 

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4 minutes ago, wppete said:

I bet by Saturday all 32 teams will send at least one person. The local scout in Atlanta. Tick the boxes. 

 

I’ll go if it will help. 

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4 minutes ago, wppete said:

I bet by Saturday all 32 teams will send at least one person. The local scout in Atlanta. Tick the boxes. 


well Panthers did report they are No Attending 

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15 minutes ago, metzelaars_lives said:

Colin Kaepernick is probably better than Matt Barkley and would be an upgrade at backup QB for most teams, if not at starter.  This should be obvious.

 

As a staunch liberal and defender of his however, the negative energy in the stands at a home Bills game would not be worth it for me if they were to sign him.  It would bring out so much ugliness and infighting amongst Bills fans that it would be depressing to even be there.  So I am OK with them not expressing any interest.

That's simply not true.

 

...sure as hell hope you're sarcastically joking..............

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50 minutes ago, BuffaloHokie13 said:

Could be part of the settlement agreement, I suppose. 


if that was the case I don’t think it would have come as a surprise to Kap and His Reps. 
 

instead just seems like a PR thing from NFL reason being they tipped Reporters of this before it was even announced on the Waiver wire 

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