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We had the LUXURY to make this trade because of the great drafting and FA moves by Beane. 

 

Because of the talent and depth already on the roster, I LOVE the move.

Timing is everything and we needed a legit # 1 and got him for pick 22 , the other picks would have struggled to make the roster anyway! 

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who cares ....  he our receiver now.  if he upgrades our offense and plays as good as we think he will... nobody will care

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Albert Breer lays it out well in this article (scroll to near end, after the Brady/Patriots drama) -

 

https://www.si.com/nfl/2020/03/23/tampa-bay-buccaneers-scout-tom-brady-diggs-hopkins-trades

 

We paid what was necessary to get the player we wanted.  He's a great fit on many levels and makes a ton of sense.  As others have said, not every GM is Bill O.brien... sometime you actually have to pay a price to get something valuable. 

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As part of home schooling, my 8 year old daughter is doing a worksheet today on when to use 'to', 'too' or 'two'.   I'll PM a copy to the OP.   

 

Maybe I can dig up the ones on capitalization and punctuation.

 

 

 

 

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It only seems that way in comparison to what Arizona gave to Houston to get Hopkins. Unfortunately Beane wasn't dealing with a GM with the incompetence level of Bill O'Brien. The compensation for Diggs was fair and considering the current contract he's obligated to makes the trade much more desirable. Hopkins is already in negotiations for a new deal.

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If the Hopkins fleecing (ooops I mean trade) didn’t happen before nobody would even be batting an eye lash at this trade. Odell was traded for a better first rounder and a 3rd, of course other players were involved but the Diggs trade was not too much all things considered. If he plays out even 1-2 seasons on his current salary and keeps the same production  it’s a huge steal. I can’t see any actual reason to not like this deal minus some people just feel the need to complain and criticize everything. 

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The new contract Hopkins was looking for made trading him harder.  Just like with AB last year.  So the compensation was smaller.

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Peter King is just upset that we got Diggs over his little buddies up in New England, so he has to put down the trade and make it look like we spent to much. F  Peter  King and his Patriots loving fat a**!!!!

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Random thoughts...

 

Peter King.  I like King's writing.  I respect his insider information.  His judgments and opinions, though, are often wrong.  For example, back when Doug Whaley was with the Steelers, King said the Bills should make him our GM.

 

Hopkins.  Any comparisons to the Hopkins trade are problematic.   Despite his obvious talent, few teams actually wanted Hopkins because (1) he wants $20 million/year and (2) he doesn't like to practice.  As One Buffalo suggests, check out today's MMQB article by Albert Breer.  

 

Draft.  There's been some buzz that the Bills were less enamored with this year's WR crop than some others.  Furthermore, no draft pick is a sure thing.  Getting Diggs puts the Bills in the enviable position that they can truly draft BPA instead of reaching for needs.  

 

Diggs.  This is a proven NFL WR who can beat press and does well against zone or man and excels at contested balls.   At $12M/year, his price is reasonable.  

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27 minutes ago, BillsFan17 said:

Honestly, this topic is is going to be beaten to death due to lack of anything else to talk about.

 

Long story short, Beane lined us up to go for the homerun. A young, cost controlled, top tier, proven asset. 

 

Stinks not having a first rounder. I'm sure, at points there may be a rookie or two that are out producing Diggs, and it will elicit a narrow minded group to trash the trade. 

 

However, it was a great/bold move.

Outstanding! That's exactly what happened here.  McBeane had decided they were ready, they had enough, to go for the championship.  They knew they could plug their defensive holes in free agency and they needed a receiver.  As free agency approached and it began to look like Diggs could be gotten, they went into action.  

 

It was almost surgical, just like how quickly Beane dealt to get Allen and Edmund's. 

 

It all days they expect to win now.  It also says they are all in on Josh. He is the guy they will do it with.  

 

That's how they saw it, and a late round pick or two way not going to stop.  

 

None of us cared when the Pegulas overspent to be sure they got the Bills.  I dont see why we worry that the Bills overspent on Diggs.

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1 hour ago, nucci said:

we didn't give up that much...a 1st is fair for Diggs. We gave away extra 5th and 6th and not really worried about a 2021 4th rounder

The 5th & 6th were a bit much but if it helped expedite Brady leaving the AFCE, it was worth it. 

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Just now, LABILLBACKER said:

The 5th & 6th were a bit much but if it helped expedite Brady leaving the AFCE, it was worth it. 

Maybe but we had extras to trade...

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1 minute ago, nucci said:

Maybe but we had extras to trade...

 

Yup.  The studs the Bills could have picked with the picks they traded away can still be had!

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54 minutes ago, Chandler#81 said:

How do you dig to deep?

 

It's like digging to China, but not quite getting there.

 

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We weren't getting Diggs for less than a 1st round pick, period. Minnesota didn't HAVE to trade him, but they were willing to for the right return value. The late picks are just sweeteners, who would have very little chance of making the team in Buffalo. We paid the going rate, which is a fair price.

 

If you ask me, we're lucky a team with a higher 1st rounder wasn't in on the bidding.

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1 hour ago, Coach Tuesday said:

Do you get paid for starting threads?

26CB?

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57 minutes ago, TC in St. Louis said:

The one and only thing that bothered me about this trade was having to wait another day to hear about our first pick.  I can live with that.

 

Who knows how they do it now... considering its probably going to be on a basically closed set. 

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Is this thread dead horse still breathing? I must be slipping.. 

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I can’t help but think if the Bills has just kept Brandon Reilly and Austin Proehl they would have never gotten into this mess, I mean there’s two #1’s right there!

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Did King slam the Steelers for giving-away AB for just a 3rd and 5th?  I wonder why not?

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The draft picks Buffalo gave up equates to a draft day trade up from 22 to 18.  For a pressumed #1 that filled a massive void on the roster is a complete no brainer.  The picks sound like alot but in reality the 5th and 6th picks are throw ins. 

 

Im not sure the NFL talking heads are even aware how those picks were accumulated.  If NE was in on Diggs using their pick in the package is 3d chess and histerical.  Beane turned 2 lineman who where not making the team last fall into pieces used to secure a # 1 wr.  I think if the media told the whole story Buffalo comes out ahead.  

 

The only real question was 22 too much?  Will that player be the caliber of Diggs?  Its debatable.  With Brady gone the division is wide open for the taking. Diggs completes the 11 personal and allows the weapons to slide into proper roles that better stresses a defense.  Overall im not that impressed with highend depth of talent in this class.  I feel by 22 you are essentially in the second round.

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