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30 minutes ago, FireChans said:

Imagine how much better he would be if he conditioned himself properly.

 

why be the best when you could be tenth best, I suppose.

Not sure what to make of his body composition to tell you the truth, part of me thinks he just enjoys eating and being a very good LT for a great QB, then there’s another part of me that thinks maybe he doesn’t have the ability to lose the fat without dropping weight, which would be undesirable for his job.

 

 I wish Dion looked more like Spencer Brown and I wish Spencer Brown played more like Dion.

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2 hours ago, Beck Water said:

If it's desired to merge this into page 170 of the Diggs traded for picks thread, feel free

 

I just thought this was interesting.  I won't give my spin on it.

 

 

https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/dion-dawkins-admits-bills-trading-stefon-diggs-was-a-blind-haymaker-but-ot-backs-buffalos-decision/

 

 

He didn't "say" anything.

31 minutes ago, DefenseWins said:

Why do I think that Dion has a nice future as a politician somewhere...

 

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3 hours ago, thenorthremembers said:

Loyal to the organization...novel thought these days.   

What an interesting thing to say.

Poyer and White were loyal to the organization.  

Apparently loyalty runs only one way in the NFL.

 

I will never feel bad for any player that tries to get maximum value when they can.  If a player outplays his contract I support him asking for more money.  I completely understand why any player would hate being tagged.  Yes that one or two year contract money is great but the risk of injury and missing out on substantial guaranteed income is tremendous.  

 

The NFL and NFLPA have done some nice things.  Rookie wage scale works well to not overpay for guys that have a very good chance of being busts.  Adding performance pay for rookies that outperform their contracts. A vet minimum salary that counts less against the cap.  These are all good.  

 

If I were the NFL and NFLPA I would let each team designate one QB that is outside the salary cap and you can pay them anything you want.  Then you have a cap for all the other players. I would keep the roster at 53 with 10 person PS but let them dress any 53 they want on game day.  

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27 minutes ago, Buddy Hix said:

Diggs liked a tweet, probably an emotional response, and Bills Mafia can’t let it go. Tough look.

 

Dawkins will be a great politician, lol.

It's a microcosm of life these days. 

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53 minutes ago, Ethan in Cleveland said:

If I were the NFL and NFLPA I would let each team designate one QB that is outside the salary cap and you can pay them anything you want.  Then you have a cap for all the other players. 

 

I imagine the NFLPA would have a mutiny on its hands if it agreed to that.  This isn't like the NBA where the exceptions aren't position-specific.  Imagine the union coming back to the players and saying, guess what, the quarterback can make as much money as he wants but the rest of you schlubs have to share a finite amount.  Especially when quarterbacks generally have longer careers than anyone else because they're so protected.

 

I do agree 100% with you that players should have the opportunity to maximize their earnings and I will never hate on a guy who does that.  Football careers are way too short.  The guys I have no use for are the ones who clearly just don't want to be in Buffalo.

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13 hours ago, FireChans said:

Imagine how much better he would be if he conditioned himself properly.

 

why be the best when you could be tenth best, I suppose.

It's hard to quantify someone else's work ethic, and what the rate of return is on thier additional conditioning. 

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13 hours ago, Ethan in Cleveland said:

What an interesting thing to say.

Poyer and White were loyal to the organization.  

Apparently loyalty runs only one way in the NFL.

 

I will never feel bad for any player that tries to get maximum value when they can.  If a player outplays his contract I support him asking for more money.  I completely understand why any player would hate being tagged.  Yes that one or two year contract money is great but the risk of injury and missing out on substantial guaranteed income is tremendous.  

 

The NFL and NFLPA have done some nice things.  Rookie wage scale works well to not overpay for guys that have a very good chance of being busts.  Adding performance pay for rookies that outperform their contracts. A vet minimum salary that counts less against the cap.  These are all good.  

 

If I were the NFL and NFLPA I would let each team designate one QB that is outside the salary cap and you can pay them anything you want.  Then you have a cap for all the other players. I would keep the roster at 53 with 10 person PS but let them dress any 53 they want on game day.  

And Poyer was given a higher guarantee on his last extension to convert 4.85 of bonus to guaranteed money in 2023...

 

They stuck with White through his first ACL tear and supported him even though he took 1.5 years to come back...

 

I dont hate any player for getting what they want either.  But to say loyalty only goes one way is a disrespect to how Beane has handled this organization.  They are some of the best player forward orgs around.  Nobody is perfect, but they do a great job taking care of their players.

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13 hours ago, Ethan in Cleveland said:

 

If I were the NFL and NFLPA I would let each team designate one QB that is outside the salary cap and you can pay them anything you want.  Then you have a cap for all the other players. I would keep the roster at 53 with 10 person PS but let them dress any 53 they want on game day.  

Although this would be really fun, I think it would create a power vacuum for the teams with a good QB. The chiefs, Bills, Bengals, chargers, Ravens ect, could have all star teams with that set up. Destroys. The best thing about the NFL, parity 

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18 hours ago, Warcodered said:

As we approach team workouts I'm sure our annual Fat Dion thread is on it's way.

I can think of an easy solution for those threads to stop... but it would mean someone would have to show up to camp not weighing 400lbs

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4 hours ago, Freddie's Dead said:

 

Hal?  Hal?

This farm boy routine will work for a little bit. But in the end it still sounds like he’s searching for the truth 

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