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I can't help but feel a little bad for Kyle Williams.

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4 hours ago, warrior9 said:

Out of all of his year here, we failed to win consistently and aside from the one play off appearance he didn't see much of it, period. 

 

The year after he leaves, we have this fantastic season and the best start in 20 years. I wish he would have been able to be apart of something like this. 

 

I'm sure he's happy for the organization but I can't help but wonder if he's a little bitter that in his 13 years here, we couldn't put this type of team on the field with him. 

 

 

Does he have a psuedo job as DT coach thus he can get a ring ?

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4 hours ago, warrior9 said:

Out of all of his year here, we failed to win consistently and aside from the one play off appearance he didn't see much of it, period. 

 

The year after he leaves, we have this fantastic season and the best start in 20 years. I wish he would have been able to be apart of something like this. 

 

I'm sure he's happy for the organization but I can't help but wonder if he's a little bitter that in his 13 years here, we couldn't put this type of team on the field with him. 

Hopefully it ends just like the year after Don Mattingly retired from the Yankees. That ended in a championship. :thumbsup:

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At least Kyle Williams got to play in a playoff game.  Not so for Fred Jackson.  He had the satisfaction of beating out Marshawn Lynch, and the great respect and affection of Bills fans, but never got widely recognized (except the Chicago Bear he dismissed with a classic stiff-arm).

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5 hours ago, whatdrought said:

I dunno, I think he can rest easy in knowing that he has done a lot to help make this team what it is- from his example and leadership both as a player, and then during camp this year. 

And in recruiting.  Say what you will about Mario but I still look at that signing as a massive step in changing our perception around the league as a franchise no free agent would choose and Kyle played a large role in landing Mario.  I know a few other vets talked to KW before signing in Buffalo including Gore. He has been a great ambassador of the franchise.

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2 hours ago, djp14150 said:

 

 

Does he have a psuedo job as DT coach thus he can get a ring ?

I don’t think he would want it 

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6 hours ago, Hapless Bills Fan said:

 

I don't think bitter, but envious perhaps?  Lee Smith said he called Kyle (whom he knew from his first stint with the Bills) and asked his view on Allen and where the Bills were headed, and that what Kyle said sold him - that Allen was the QB he wished the Bills had had during his entire career instead of the final year.

Thank God for Kyle. I don't know where this team would be without Lee Smith. He's truly been our lynch pin this year. Another gem from McBeane and Co.

 

Ok. I kid... I'm sure he's a great locker room guy!!😋

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7 minutes ago, Freddie's Dead said:

When the Bills win the Super Bowl this year, Kyle gets a ring like The Eagles did for Dorenbos.

 

Dorenbos got the ring because his trade was cancelled due to his health and he went on some list for Eagles.

 

Loved the Magic Man when he played for Buffalo.

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1 minute ago, Limeaid said:

 

Dorenbos got the ring because his trade was cancelled due to his health and he went on some list for Eagles.

 

Loved the Magic Man when he played for Buffalo.

 

I just saw a Dorenbos interview, and he said he was not a part of the Eagles at all when he got the ring.

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7 hours ago, Augie said:

I’m saving my pity for Jimbo, Thurman, Bruce and Andre..........................after we win the Super Bowl!   😋

That first Super Bowl loss...that was supposed to be their finest hour!

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Made tens of millions playing football, retired in his mid 30s and is set for life. How does the guy sleep at night?

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2 minutes ago, Rocket94 said:

That first Super Bowl loss...that was supposed to be their finest hour!

 

But they just couldn’t stay sober enough to eat Cheetoh’s! 

 

(Bruce 30 for 30 reference. Big party after 51-3, couldn’t find mouth with food. They can laugh now. Oh well.....) 

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3 minutes ago, Augie said:

 

But they just couldn’t stay sober enough to eat Cheetoh’s! 

 

(Bruce 30 for 30 reference. Big party after 51-3, couldn’t find mouth with food. They can laugh now. Oh well.....) 

I never realized the impact that their partying life would have on their game until years later. It was partial denial on my part, and just the disbelief that athletes with so much at stake could be so reckless.

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3 hours ago, Utah John said:

At least Kyle Williams got to play in a playoff game.  Not so for Fred Jackson.  He had the satisfaction of beating out Marshawn Lynch, and the great respect and affection of Bills fans, but never got widely recognized (except the Chicago Bear he dismissed with a classic stiff-arm).

If I had to pick 2 players who deserved better during the drought years it was definitely Kyle & Fred. But I also know they'll be pulling for this team like no tomorrow. 

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9 hours ago, The Real Buffalo Joe said:

He's still pretty involved with the team. He did the narraration for the Bills Hard Knockoff (Just made that name up while I was typing this) on YouTube. Also helped Oliver out during training camp. Gave a pretty cool speech to the players about what this team actually means to the community. (Paraphrasing) "Teams in LA, Chicago, New York. They're luxuries. The people there are there to woo clients and such. In Buffalo, the people there are the die hard fans who love this team."

 

Wouldn't be surprised if he's brought back in some sort of coaching role in the next year or two.

Neither would I.

 

I remember during last year's Combine when he was a guest commentator on NFL Network during the DL drills. When the drills had concluded, the crew was talking about the Bills and the camera got a shot of the Bills staff in attendance and Kyle was with them talking to McDermott.

 

I'm sure Kyle is still in touch with the staff.

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I'm sure Kyle does feel a bit of FOMO with this year's team, but I bet his knees don't mind. Like my use of FOMO sometimes the timing is just off by a year or two.

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10 hours ago, Brandon_Bean said:

I've been thinking about Fred Jackson lately, wish he could play on this team.

 

I was just about to post this. He was a solid trooper for many years and doesn't get the love he deserves. I dont think I have seen him in any commercials or local radio stations since he left.

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11 hours ago, warrior9 said:

Out of all of his year here, we failed to win consistently and aside from the one play off appearance he didn't see much of it, period. 

 

The year after he leaves, we have this fantastic season and the best start in 20 years. I wish he would have been able to be apart of something like this. 

 

I'm sure he's happy for the organization but I can't help but wonder if he's a little bitter that in his 13 years here, we couldn't put this type of team on the field with him. 

 

he could have stayed as he was still playing like he always had , but unfortunately he made that choice and has to watch.

 

 

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2 hours ago, steven50 said:

 

I was just about to post this. He was a solid trooper for many years and doesn't get the love he deserves. I dont think I have seen him in any commercials or local radio stations since he left.

 

I saw him on a Bills show with that new female Bills reporter, it was some internet show, looked super low budget, can't remember what the show was called.

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15 hours ago, warrior9 said:

Out of all of his year here, we failed to win consistently and aside from the one play off appearance he didn't see much of it, period. 

 

The year after he leaves, we have this fantastic season and the best start in 20 years. I wish he would have been able to be apart of something like this. 

 

I'm sure he's happy for the organization but I can't help but wonder if he's a little bitter that in his 13 years here, we couldn't put this type of team on the field with him. 

 

I appreciate what you said and everything but the bitter part I agree.  He is such a class act, and religious guy, he probably has praying all season for us to have this kind of season.  Bitterness in my opinion is not in his DNA.  Good call on this thread.  I know he is probably the most beloved and popular player since the Kelly days.

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he had a great career. he was part of the team that broke the drought. he was a part of the community. he made millions. he loved football and buffalo.

 

feeling a little bad because he isn't/wont be part of this young bills team who will make a mark of their own or that he would be bitter because of it is well, a little ridiculous.

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1 minute ago, DaBillsFanSince1973 said:

he had a great career. he was part of the team that broke the drought. he was a part of the community. he made millions. he loved football and buffalo.

 

feeling a little bad because he isn't/wont be part of this young bills team who will make a mark of their own or that he would be bitter because of it is well, a little ridiculous.

Sorry for being ridiculous in hoping that we won more like this when Kyle was here =(

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