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Bills: Get a quarterback

Posted on: November 17, 2009 5:09 pm
Edited on: November 17, 2009 5:10 pm
 

Now that the Buffalo Bills have fired coach Dick Jauron, they have to take the next step if they want to succeed, no matter who coaches them.

Find a damn quarterback.

Since Jim Kelly left, they've pieced together a string of has-beens, over-rated players, traded first-round picks and done anything and everything to fill that position, even using a first-round pick on J.P. Losman, who is now playing in the UFL.

It's time they tried to draft another franchise passer in the first round. This time, they have to get it right.

It's evident that Trent Edwards isn't the answer. He is being benched for Ryan Fitzpatrick. Have you seen Fitzpatrick play? I think I could throw it better. Isn't Buffalo famous for wings. He throws like his is broken.

The Bills need to go into the draft next spring and take a franchise passer. Maybe Sam Bradford. Maybe Jake Locker. Maybe Jimmy Clausen.

Don't get seduced by the idea of getting Mike Vick or some other re-tread. They need a franchise player. Now.

Draft one -- and finally replace Kelly.

Those days of the K-Gun offense seem like years ago. It's time to do something about it.

 

Category: NFL
Comments

Since: Dec 10, 2008
Posted on: November 19, 2009 3:54 pm
 

Prisco's QB options aren't much better!

Why in the hell are you throwing Sam Bradford (and his bum shoulder? You kidding?), Jake Locker (a likely canidate to stay his senior year) and Jimmy Clausen (You said something about "overrated" players? None more than the ND QB whose throws would be picked in the NFL)?

1st off, draft a freaking left tackle, and move Bell to the right side, where he could be more comfortable. Then you can move Brad Butler (who this team misses after his injury) back to guard. Bump Eric Wood to center (Haumgartner isn't cutting it, and Wood is promising). The new line: a new LT (I'm hoping Russell Okung or Trent Williams), Andy Levitre at LG, Wood at C, Butler back at RG and Bell at RT. This is how you win in the NFL, from the inside out, and then you get your QB.

Then, in the 2nd round, go after a guy that no one seems to know too much about: Central Michigan's Dan LeFevour. This kid is a balanced QB, has good size to him and can make all of the throws. Tony Pike is a good canidate too. If you haven't noticed Prisco, underclassmen QBs tend to stuggle, a lot.



Since: Dec 11, 2006
Posted on: November 18, 2009 7:00 pm
 

College Tackles

Not sure about college tackles.  Don't follow college that closely until draft time.  Not to mention offensive line talent is hard enough to recognize at the NFL level let alone in college where an elite tackle may face one NFL caliber rusher all season.  But I wouldn't dive too dep into it.  Every year there's a Damien Woody, Alan Faneca, or Jeff Faine available.  You can always find an elite OL talent in FA (not a LT though).  Trick is, will Ralph pay them?  And if he will...will they go to Buffalo?  Uncapped year may throw a wrench in things too.  Some cheap teams may not sign some better talent with no salary cap floor.  My Bucs may let LT Donald Penn walk and he's a very servicable pass-blocking LT.



Since: Dec 11, 2006
Posted on: November 18, 2009 6:46 pm
 

Bills: Get a quarterback

If you could get Kolb for a second round pick he very well may be worth the risk.  Thing is if 2010 is uncapped then players can't qualify for free agency until after 6 years instead of four.  I believe that's why Leon Washington can't get a new contract.  His rookie deal will extend for another two years in an uncapped season.  Just a thought:  Tarvaris Jackson may come available if Favre plays another year.  He has starting experience and seemd to be coming on very well at the end of the 2008 season.  I like Kolb better, but Tarvaris may turn into a solid starter as well.



Since: Aug 14, 2007
Posted on: November 18, 2009 12:43 pm
 

Bills: Get a quarterback

Maybe you ought to apply for the Coach's  job in 2010.  As to offensive line, or the need for a TE. RTor LT who do you suggest as you look at the current college ranks as trading for current ones are not going to happen unless they are a cast off.



Since: Aug 4, 2007
Posted on: November 18, 2009 12:41 pm
 

Bills: Get a quarterback

The Bills could draft a QB and rebuild around him. The Bills Defense isnt bad but they need to get a QB they like and stay with hi. The rumors of Vick as a possible replacement should be out the window. Even if it worked out the Bills dont need that media circus surrounding the team. The should draft a QB in next years draft if it is possible and go from there. Rebuild with a young new QB and fans will have to be aware it may take a few years to be back to where they can compete for the division title. I think fans in Buffalo would be much more excited about a team with a young QB who has a huge upside then gong after an old veteren or a guy who couldnt make it somewhere else. Draft a QB!!!



Since: Nov 17, 2009
Posted on: November 18, 2009 12:18 pm
 

Bills: Get a quarterback

Reputation,

     I see your point with the Jon Gruden style offense being difficult for a young quarterback to pick up, but that is all the more reason to go for a guy like Kevin Kolb.  He is in his 3rd year right now and if he were to stay in Philly, he would continue to be the back-up there for at least two to three years after this one.  Mcnabb is only in his early 30's and has a few good years left in him.  I think the Eagles would see potential to land a draft pick or two out of the trade and if you could land Kolb by dealing a 2nd round pick, I think that would be WELL worth it.  Kolb has one year left on his contract. I truly agree also that a skilled offensive lineman in the 1st round is an absolute must for this team.  I also agree that Jimmy Clausen and Sam Bradford have bust written all over them.  Bradford is highly injury prone and although he has tons of talent, I think that shoulder is going to continue to trouble him throughout his career.  The Bills should in no way draft a QB high in next years draft because there are simply too many what-ifs at stake.  Holmgren could be a good candidate as well with the more west coast style offense and obviously Kolb would be very familiar with that, as they run that style of offense in Philly.
     Hopefully the team makes some smart decisions though because I for one am sick and tired of the mediocrity!! lol 



Since: Sep 20, 2008
Posted on: November 18, 2009 11:36 am
 

Bills: Get a quarterback

To: RonnyB44

The Giants let go of a good receiver this year, one that would sacrifice everything for a catch, and to think T.O still has a job..

News flash: The Giants didn't simply let go of a WR.. He kind of did something stupid and is kind of IN JAIL NOW!!! T.O. isn't the problem. T.O. has shown that he makes good QB's have their best seasons. Jeff Garcia, Donavan McNabb, Tony Romo.. But he hasn't shown he can make a BAD QB, look good. Few WR's can.. Look at the best, Randy Moss.. Randy Moss made Randall Cunningham put up monster numbers.. Tom Brady was great before Moss got there, but Brady became 50 TD passes great with Moss.. All that said, even Randy Moss couldn't make Kerry Collins look good in Oakland..

Bills need an Offensive Line. Bills need a sack specialist pash rusher.. Bills need a TE.. Bills need a QB!!!! 

The Bills need to keep

Marshawn Lynch
Fred Jackson
Terrence McGee
Paul Posluszny 

And basically get rid of everyone else.. Draft a franchise QB this year. And completely start over



Since: Nov 18, 2009
Posted on: November 18, 2009 11:28 am
 

Bills: Get a quarterback

Rather than fixate on the quarterback position, the Bills should seek an offense-minded head coach for a change.  They've had some pretty decent DC's and defenses in the past several years, but then went and hired head coaches from the defensive side of the ball as well, such as Wade Phillips, Gregg Williams and Jauron.  (Mike Mularkey was an exception, but he didn't stick around very long.)
The Bills have also gone with a succession of first-time head coaches.  They need an EXPERIENCED, OFFENSE-MINDED head coach (Holmgren, Shanahan) who will use the available talent to its utmost capability.  There is some talent there -- Lee Evans, Marshawn Lynch, Fred Jackson, Josh Reed, Roscoe Parrish, Demetrius Bell, Eric Wood, Andy Levitre, Shawn Nelson (perhaps even Trent Edwards in the right hands) -- but no one who knows how to put the pieces together in the most effective manner possible.
I've seen Haslett's name come up.  Good guy, fiery, local connections, but a repeat of recent mistakes in head coach selection.



Since: Nov 4, 2009
Posted on: November 18, 2009 10:49 am
 

Bills: Get a quarterback

Pete,
The whole argument of needing a QB now is right, but it ain't one of those three guys you mentioned who would be rookies next year. Oh yea, there's a plan, throw a rookie QB to TO and Lee Evans, one guy who talks too much and the other is an awful route runner.
Michael Vick would probably be the best answer in that situation, and you can even draft one of those guys to bring in and train them for a couple years. Thing is, when you say, they have to get it right this time, that's a lot easier said than done. I'm surprised you don't know that.
By the way, the article you wrote the other day on Belichick is the worst, and I mean the worst article I've ever read in my entire life. Open up your eyes and see that you don't have to fall in the hole with every other media jackal that is out there. The move he made is unprecedented, and that is why you say it was the worst. You've never seen it before. Right now, the play is 0-1. If he gets in that same situation in January when the teams play again, I bet you he does the same thing, not because he is stubborn but because he thinks it will give the team the best chance to win. Get with it, Pete.



Since: Nov 18, 2009
Posted on: November 18, 2009 9:12 am
 

Bills: Get a quarterback

IDEA  The team can evaluate young players with the game plan to not win games yet allow the players the best chance to show their talent giving us a top 3 pick which will allow us to get QB Clausen, or Locker who played college ball in the North (not Bradford he's from the south never played in cold weather Buffalo aint Norman, weve had our Cali QB's not working)  THEN TRADE LYNCH for a 1st round pick in the high 20's giving us a chance at a great linebacker on the board.  Lynch can help a really good team and we have Fred Jackson while we can draft a later round rookie (the tread on Lynch is wearing)


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