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27 minutes ago, BLO_RIO said:

been thinking about this a lot, I'd hate to see Antonio Williams become something outside our team. He has talent as much as our unproven RB's...Give him a true shot!

 

You mean, the next preseason hero who gets cut, bounces around 3 teams with 0 starts for the next 3 years, then finally gets a shot 4 years out and has 166 rushes for 650 yds?

 

You do realize that’s what happened to Joique Bell - it’s not like he switched to another team and was an immediate success elsewhere.  And we don’t seem to regard 156 attempts for 687 yds (more yards on less carries) as very successful in these parts.

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5 minutes ago, BLO_RIO said:

Point is he was given a shot, 700 yards 10 years ago was more meaningful in todays pass happy no playing defense league

This feels like it's trying to go in two different directions at the same time. Did you mean it was more meaningful than it is today? Though wouldn't the opposite be true?

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15 minutes ago, BLO_RIO said:

Point is he was given a shot, 700 yards 10 years ago was more meaningful in todays pass happy no playing defense league

 

So you’re asking which player we cut will go on to have modest success in the league 3 or 4 years from now?

 

Why does this concern you?

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It’s a crowded room, for sure.

 

Hoping Antonio Williams gets a fair shot as a reserve, but may have to be on the squad. Like him as a change of pace / tactic back… more of a bruiser. But does he play STs well, ‘cause with this coach, you gotta do that as a backup. Taiwan Jones is now 33. There could be an opening.

 

We really need Moss to come back strong from the injury. In midseason he was looking real good, especially for a rookie with a shortened camp.

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So you want to keep a guy who, when given a shot, is able to rush for 600 yards? That’s an outstanding use of a roster spot for the next several years! Didn’t really want that extra lineman/receiver/cornerback anyway!

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58 minutes ago, BLO_RIO said:

Point is he was given a shot, 700 yards 10 years ago was more meaningful in todays pass happy no playing defense league

Where to start with this

 

You do realize that if you don’t want the running back to be on a pass happy team it won’t be the bills right we literally are a pass dominant team therefore wherever the running back is that doesn’t get cut Hass to be able to deal with that and be a pass catcher and blitz pick up person there is no running back on this team that is going to get feature just because you want it

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Williams needs to make an impact on teams in preseason.  He doesnt need to be an all pro but he does need to be solid.  Terrell Davis doesnt become TD without playing special teams early in his career.

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8 minutes ago, Allen2Diggs said:

A way better example would be Wyatt Teller who was a backup here and is now one of the highest rated guards in the NFL with the Browns.

Which I am hoping doesn’t end up being Cody Ford really hoping Cody balls out in summer shows that he is an excellent guard that way we don’t end up trading him

 

At the end of the day or best guards may end up being Ford and lamp

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2 hours ago, BLO_RIO said:

Point is he was given a shot, 700 yards 10 years ago was more meaningful in todays pass happy no playing defense league

 

 

Um, no, it was less meaningful back then because it was more common. 

 

Bell is not a good example. As Allen2Diggs says, Wyatt Teller is a far better example. I can't remember his name right now but another was a linebacker from maybe the '80s or '90s who didn't fit the scheme and had a long career elsewhere. They're few and far between, really.

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2 hours ago, Allen2Diggs said:

A way better example would be Wyatt Teller who was a backup here and is now one of the highest rated guards in the NFL with the Browns.

 

Actually Wyatt Teller wound up starting half the season here in 2018.  But overall, yes, agree, good example.  

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5 hours ago, BLO_RIO said:

Point is he was given a shot, 700 yards 10 years ago was more meaningful in todays pass happy no playing defense league

A paltry 3.9 ypc .. no explosion or agility for bell

 

There's literally a hundred running backs right now in the NFL.. that can give you that 

 

100... Your average third string running back or practice squad back has that ability today

 

There's no reason to glorify a guy like that.. because there was another three bells that you could get undrafted this past year with the same talent 

 

There are dozens of starting division 1 running backs that go undrafted every year with that level of talent ... Tons of film on the guy

 

Singletary and Moss may not be all pros, but they're not getting pushed by Williams yet.. he's a change of pace number two at best, if his career totally works out

 

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Hapless Bills Fan said:

 

Actually Wyatt Teller wound up starting half the season here in 2018.  But overall, yes, agree, good example.  

He also added 30 LBs of pure muscle and exploded on the field!

 

Bastard.😡

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6 hours ago, Allen2Diggs said:

A way better example would be Wyatt Teller who was a backup here and is now one of the highest rated guards in the NFL with the Browns.

 

He might be the best guard in the league, or at least it seems like he's currently respected as such. He's an animal and everybody in the league seems to know it. You've got to hope Baker continues to be inconsistent and weird because that team is beyond ready in the trenches.

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5 hours ago, Thurman#1 said:

 

 

Um, no, it was less meaningful back then because it was more common. 

 

Bell is not a good example. As Allen2Diggs says, Wyatt Teller is a far better example. I can't remember his name right now but another was a linebacker from maybe the '80s or '90s who didn't fit the scheme and had a long career elsewhere. They're few and far between, really.

Nigel Bradham?

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