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On 6/12/2022 at 8:02 AM, Beerball said:

Can you link a few of those? I see Settle mentioned frequently, one Saffold mention but I haven't found any for Crowder.

 

Here is a local one.

https://www.audible.com/pd/Who-is-under-the-radar-Bills-free-agent-addition-How-will-Von-Miller-improve-defense-Jamison-Crowder-possibilities-more-with-Eric-Wood-Podcast/B09W66C63B

 

I saw a lot of Fantasy sites say there will likely be no drop off from Beasley to Crowder. Claiming they have a similar play style. Not exactly saying "under the radar" but Beasley was very productive for us. Here is one of those tweets I saw at the time of the signing. 

 

Joe Beldner

@JoeBeldner

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Apr 10

Do not underestimate the role that Jamison Crowder can carve out with the Bills. He is taking over the slot role, previously had by Cole Beasley. Crowder can become a target monster in this role. Beasley had 10 double-digit target games in the last 2 seasons.

 

 

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36 minutes ago, ScottLaw said:

He played for the Cowboys in 2019 and we played them then and I actually watch the rest of the league unlike a lot fans on this board who strictly watch Bills football…. I’d be surprised if he makes the roster. 

They’ll need an upgrade to Sweeney if Howard flames out. Sweeney is a scrub.

Yeah….those 19 snaps he had vs the Bills that game said it all.  I’m sure you watched a bunch of jags games last year or caught most of his 30 snaps in 2020. Marc Lamont Hill Wtf GIF by Identity

 

 

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Can't help but really like this guy...hopefully he can make the team and be a good addition.  Definitely has the talent, maybe Allen is the one to coax it out of him on a regular basis. 

 

 

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Austin appears to have turned some heads in mini camp -- and Josh has been singing his praises talking about his work ethic, leadership, etc. I think he has a very good chance of sticking. Just looking as the numbers, I do not see why not. Assuming that they go with the the same number of WRs as last season...

 

Safe to assume that these guys are back in their 2021 roles:

Diggs

Davis

McKenzie

 

Beasley and Sanders are gone and ostensibly replaced by:

Crowder

Austin*

 

Shakir was a mid-range draft pick that the front office was very high on.  I could see him taking Stevenson's spot on the roster.

 

So that is 6 -- plus Kumerow, who was the #7 WR last year. Kumerow is a big part of special teams but I could see him being pushed by

Stevenson, Hodgins and Gentry.

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On 6/13/2022 at 9:32 AM, dje85 said:

 

Here is a local one.

https://www.audible.com/pd/Who-is-under-the-radar-Bills-free-agent-addition-How-will-Von-Miller-improve-defense-Jamison-Crowder-possibilities-more-with-Eric-Wood-Podcast/B09W66C63B

 

I saw a lot of Fantasy sites say there will likely be no drop off from Beasley to Crowder. Claiming they have a similar play style. Not exactly saying "under the radar" but Beasley was very productive for us. Here is one of those tweets I saw at the time of the signing. 

 

Joe Beldner

@JoeBeldner

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Apr 10

Do not underestimate the role that Jamison Crowder can carve out with the Bills. He is taking over the slot role, previously had by Cole Beasley. Crowder can become a target monster in this role. Beasley had 10 double-digit target games in the last 2 seasons.

 

 

 

Crowder is going to be an upgrade from Beasley, IMO...

 

Beasley's top 4 years prior to coming here were:

833 yards

672 yards

536 yards

420 yards

 

Crowder's top 4 seasons were:

847 yards

833 yards

789 yards 
699 yards

 

Crowder also averages a full yard more per catch than Beasley does(11.3 to 10.3)

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44 minutes ago, Big Turk said:

Can't help but really like this guy...hopefully he can make the team and be a good addition.  Definitely has the talent, maybe Allen is the one to coax it out of him on a regular basis. 

 

 

The legend grows… akin to the Jauron off-season days and dreams of certain scrub late round picks developing into great players…

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11 minutes ago, ScottLaw said:

The legend grows… akin to the Jauron off-season days and dreams of certain scrub late round picks developing into great players…


Thats not exactly a fair assessment. 
 

Tavon Austin isn’t Isaiah Hodgins.  He’s, arguably, the most electric college player ever. 
 

He has talent.  The question for him is.. Is he washed?.. or is there still potential for him to be unlocked in this Offense?

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35 minutes ago, SCBills said:


Thats not exactly a fair assessment. 
 

Tavon Austin isn’t Isaiah Hodgins.  He’s, arguably, the most electric college player ever. 
 

He has talent.  The question for him is.. Is he washed?.. or is there still potential for him to be unlocked in this Offense?

He’s 31, it’s his 6th team in 5 years and the dude was in college 10 years ago…. I’m honestly surprised people are talking this guy up but like I said, this is the same board where fans actually thought those Jauron led teams had a shot to compete for the division 😅

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30 minutes ago, ScottLaw said:

He’s 31, it’s his 6th team in 5 years and the dude was in college 10 years ago…. I’m honestly surprised people are talking this guy up but like I said, this is the same board where fans actually thought those Jauron led teams had a shot to compete for the division 😅

 

All I am saying is that if he's ever going to realize his potential it's going to be with Josh Allen. Allen turned Beasley into a first team All Pro

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1 hour ago, ScottLaw said:

The legend grows… akin to the Jauron off-season days and dreams of certain scrub late round picks developing into great players…

God forbid someone saying something positive about a high effort guy putting his best foot forward to try to contribute.  Everyone should realize, like you do,  that 2022 is just like the Jauron era.

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1 hour ago, Big Turk said:

 

Crowder is going to be an upgrade from Beasley, IMO...

 

Beasley's top 4 years prior to coming here were:

833 yards

672 yards

536 yards

420 yards

 

Crowder's top 4 seasons were:

847 yards

833 yards

789 yards 
699 yards

 

Crowder also averages a full yard more per catch than Beasley does(11.3 to 10.3)

The biggest difference in ability, is availability. Beasley was a warrior, always out there. Seems like crowder has injury bug, let's hope our state of art facility/staff makes a difference for him

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4 minutes ago, BillsShredder83 said:

The biggest difference in ability, is availability. Beasley was a warrior, always out there. Seems like crowder has injury bug, let's hope our state of art facility/staff makes a difference for him

 

Agreed...would like to think the Bills state of the art sports science should help in this regard.  There is a reason why they have always been in the top 5 fewest man games lost to injury since McD has been here

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8 minutes ago, 4merper4mer said:

God forbid someone saying something positive about a high effort guy putting his best foot forward to try to contribute.  Everyone should realize, like you do,  that 2022 is just like the Jauron era.

Expecting a journeyman JAG in this league to be a key contributor to this offense is extreme wishful thinking but all good, JMO. 

12 minutes ago, Big Turk said:

 

All I am saying is that if he's ever going to realize his potential it's going to be with Josh Allen. Allen turned Beasley into a first team All Pro

He played on the packers in 2020 and couldn’t do jack ***** with Rodgers. 
 

Again I’m just confused why people expect anything significant out of this dude.

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6 minutes ago, ScottLaw said:

Expecting a journeyman JAG in this league to be a key contributor to this offense is extreme wishful thinking but all good, JMO. 

 

Wasn't that McKenzie before he came here?

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6 minutes ago, ScottLaw said:

Expecting a journeyman JAG in this league to be a key contributor to this offense is extreme wishful thinking but all good, JMO. 

He played on the packers in 2020 and couldn’t do jack ***** with Rodgers. 
 

Again I’m just confused why people expect anything significant out of this dude.

No one is expecting.  Just intrigued and not outright dismissing the possibility.  

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1 hour ago, ScottLaw said:

He’s 31, it’s his 6th team in 5 years and the dude was in college 10 years ago…. I’m honestly surprised people are talking this guy up but like I said, this is the same board where fans actually thought those Jauron led teams had a shot to compete for the division 😅

The people that have been watching him in practice have been talking him up.  Those same people have been talking about how OJ Howard looks meh.  They aren’t just saying nice things because they’re on the Bills.  They’re saying nice things because he’s looked good in OTA’s.  
 

Some are drinking the offseason koolaid.  Some posters are doing what they always do, poop on the koolaid drinkers.  It’s a vicious cycle kept alive by you.  Thanks for your poop

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22 minutes ago, ScottLaw said:

Expecting a journeyman JAG in this league to be a key contributor to this offense is extreme wishful thinking but all good, JMO. 

He played on the packers in 2020 and couldn’t do jack ***** with Rodgers. 
 

Again I’m just confused why people expect anything significant out of this dude.


Nobody is expecting him to be a key contributor though. 
 

Diggs is WR1

Davis is WR2

Crowder is the Slot

Knox is TE1

Singletary is RB1

Cook is RB2/WR

 

We’re now six deep in contributors before we get to a point where, maybe, Tavon Austin can carve out a role if he makes the team.  

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1 hour ago, ScottLaw said:

 

He played on the packers in 2020 and couldn’t do jack ***** with Rodgers. 

He wasn’t asked to. He wasn’t even on their roster to start the season. He was signed after being IR’d by the 49ers who released him with an injury settlement halfway through the season. The Packers picked him up to return kicks and punts as their returner went to IR…. 
 

I’m not expecting much from the guy as a receiver at this point of his career. If he can reliably field kicks, avoid turf monster fumbles, and keep Hyde from being McD’s safety blanket that’ll do. Anything extra is a bonus.

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