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I see people assuming we’ll keep him and that we’re kind of set at TE.

 

I’d like to understand the Tyler Kroft love - what do people see in him that’s promising?

 

He kind of had an uninspiring college career at Rutgers.  He backed up Tyler Eifert with the Bengals, did some good stuff in 2017 after Eifert got hurt, then broke his own foot in 2018 and again in 2019 off-season.

 

So he kind of had one good year in 2017.  When given a chance to “show out” this season, he’s seeemd decidedly “meh” to me.

 

What am I missing?  Explain the Kroft love to me.

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I don't think anyone honestly loves having him here. Most probably just assume the coaches aren't gonna give up on him yet. I for one would cut him and sign Hooper or Henry. 

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I think Knox and Sweeney showed enough to replace him. Maybe Kroft is solid if healthy, but I can’t see him being worth his salary. 

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8 minutes ago, Hapless Bills Fan said:

I see people assuming we’ll keep him and that we’re kind of set at TE.

 

I’d like to understand the Tyler Kroft love - what do people see in him that’s promising?

 

He kind of had an uninspiring college career at Rutgers.  He backed up Tyler Eifert with the Bengals, did some good stuff in 2017 after Eifert got hurt, then broke his own foot in 2018 and again in 2019 off-season.

 

So he kind of had one good year in 2017.  When given a chance to “show out” this season, he’s seeemd decidedly “meh” to me.

 

What am I missing?  Explain the Kroft love to me.

Has anyone said they love Tyler Kroft? From anything I've read about him, people think he's a waste of money. Where are you getting this from?

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He had such a weird year with his injury but yeah I don't think he really did enough to prevent the team from looking for an upgrade.

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Wait, there’s Kroft love here? I’ve assumed he’s going to be fighting for a roster spot next year and is likely a cap casualty.

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17 minutes ago, Hapless Bills Fan said:

I see people assuming we’ll keep him and that we’re kind of set at TE.

 

I’d like to understand the Tyler Kroft love - what do people see in him that’s promising?

 

He kind of had an uninspiring college career at Rutgers.  He backed up Tyler Eifert with the Bengals, did some good stuff in 2017 after Eifert got hurt, then broke his own foot in 2018 and again in 2019 off-season.

 

So he kind of had one good year in 2017.  When given a chance to “show out” this season, he’s seeemd decidedly “meh” to me.

 

What am I missing?  Explain the Kroft love to me.

 

The only love for Kroft I have is, I'd love to see him go.😂😂

 

 

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Pretty decent cap savings by cutting him, with little dead cap. A nice , low risk signing by Beane that didn’t pan out. Bills should move on.

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17 minutes ago, QB Bills said:

Has anyone said they love Tyler Kroft? From anything I've read about him, people think he's a waste of money. Where are you getting this from?

He caught the game winning TD to put us in the playoffs.  What a winner 

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I’ll say I hate him if it helps him getting cut and the position being upgraded..

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4 minutes ago, Aussie Joe said:

I’ll say I hate him if it helps him getting cut and the position being upgraded..

I don't think they spend big on TE. They have players to develop. 

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Not feeling the love here, either. Having already dumped Clay and ahead of the Draft, McB jumped on him early in FA because he’s a vet and was available with our TE cupboard completely bare. Not the case this offseason. For him to stick around, he’s gonna have to take a page from the  Croom Manuscript and charm Jessica P into dating him.

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10 minutes ago, Buffalo_Stampede said:

I don't think they spend big on TE. They have players to develop. 


The position needs to be improved next year as I don’t see Kroft,  Smith Knox & Sweeney getting it done... 

 

 

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5 minutes ago, Aussie Joe said:


The position needs to be improved next year as I don’t see Kroft,  Smith Knox & Sweeney getting it done... 

 

 

Why not? All 3 of our young TES have shown promise, don't forget Croom. There is no reason to spend a lot at TE. Develop your own. 

 

Knox had a very good year by rookie TE standards. He reminds me a lot of young George Kittle. 

 

 

 

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I’m confused as I think everyone agrees with you Hap.  I haven’t seen any love for him or anyone high on him.  Closest I’ve seen really is some people assume he will be here next year more so just because the they think the staff will give him a shot to come in healthy.  Not because anyone is high on him really. 

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3 minutes ago, Buffalo_Stampede said:

Why not? All 3 of our young TES have shown promise, don't forget Croom. There is no reason to spend a lot at TE. Develop your own. 

 

Knox had a very good year by rookie TE standards. He reminds me a lot of young George Kittle. 

 

 

 


Because an upgrade will be available in FA from Kroft and I think they need it...

 

It appears you don’t agree so I guess I’ll leave it at that...

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I think they might bring in some FA competition but I think they're hoping Knox and Sweeney both secure spots on the active list.

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I see a lot of people mention Henry and Hooper in the same breath. Henry is a baller, his numbers suffered as Rivers melted down this season but I’d take him way before I would Hooper. 

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43 minutes ago, LOVEMESOMEBILLS said:

 

The only love for Kroft I have is, I'd love to see him go.😂😂

 

 

Ouch!!!

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I don’t get the love OR hate he gets
 

the dude is a Bill and should have at least some support from us, especially since he caught the GW TD against the Pitt.

 

until he ***** up regularly like a lee smith and his holding penalties, then I don’t see what the fuss is about either way. 

 

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  Was not a fan of the signing to begin with and it turned out the way I thought it would. Kroft is overpaid garbage who has done very little on the field the last couple years. 

His unnecessary holding penalty wiped out a crucial first down gain on a 2nd and 11 vs Texans. He is worthless.

  Sayonara.

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I'm indifferent on him and we probably move on after the draft unless we dont get a better replacement.

 

 

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10 minutes ago, Warcodered said:

I think they might bring in some FA competition but I think they're hoping Knox and Sweeney both secure spots on the active list.

 

9 minutes ago, CommonCents said:

I see a lot of people mention Henry and Hooper in the same breath. Henry is a baller, his numbers suffered as Rivers melted down this season but I’d take him way before I would Hooper. 

Getting Henry or Hooper would be fantastic, but I think this is more wishful thinking than reality.

 

I agree that the staff is hedging their bets on Knox & Sweeney to be the Tight End duo for the future.

 

We shall see.

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