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    Quote Originally Posted by CaliBills92 View Post
    I can't believe that not a single one of you knows what Nix said. Did any of you watch his answer not a part of it taken out of context or completely made up and quoted as him by someone on here? Seems everybody only heard play maker and difference maker and then stopped listening and add the rest in themselves. And he never said they were getting a guy who wasn't a starter either.

    His answer was(paraphrasing).

    At 10 you expect to get a starter. Everybody wants impact players, difference makers, play makers that can start. But we aren't going to guaranteed a starting job just because they were picked in the top 10. They still have to come in and compete to show that their good enough to start. You don't say this guy has to start from day one because he was the 10th pick.

    Some how that got turned into we are getting a play maker, difference maker who won't start for us. Hmmmm who could it be? Really people? Why don't you all watch the video and pay attention to his entire answer it is only about 40 seconds long.
    Thank you.
    I was really wondering where everyone was going with all this stuff.


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    He means a guy that does one or more of the following 3 things.

    1. Make TDs
    2. Sack the QB
    3. Grab interceptions
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    Sounds like no DeCastro at 10 unfortunately

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaunta53 View Post
    Nix also stated that he believes a tackle is a difference maker...

    Yeah, IMHO this means that if there's a guy that they think might need a year of seasoning, either on the bench or at swing tackle or at RT, before he can start at LT, they'd still consider him. It would be better if he can start, but if they think he can't it's not a deal breaker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DC2007 View Post
    Could mean Ingram is in play.

    This also. Good point. Ingram would not start, but could rotate in or replace one of the interior guys in obvious passing situations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taylor00 View Post
    Say hello to David DeCastro. The guy will make a difference in pass protection and make Freddy and Spiller look unstoppable.

    Our pass protection at RG is not a problem. It really isn't. He would probably be better at run blocking, but a step up here would be incremental rather than making a quantum difference, I believe.

    We'll see.

    I think DeCastro wouldn't qualify since the guys we already have on the interior are solid (Urbik) or superior (the other two).

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    He didn't say anything and no matter how you spin each word there is nine picks ahead of us, this is awesome that everyone hears what they want to hear, my take has us picking best water boy available! Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by notagoodname View Post
    the interior of the bills oline is not fine.

    the bills line was crap last year.
    it severely limited their offense and the bils could not run out of traditional running formations, and could not run in short yarded situations, despite having a high ypc from thier RB

    Just not true.

    The interior of the line, the center-guard-center spot, ranked 11th in the league in YPC behind them, according to footballoutsiders, the authority for this kind of stat. It was behind the tackles we had problems running, 20th behind left tackle and 30th behind right tackle. With stats like that, it is unsurprising to note that we ran 60% of all run plays behind the G-C-G area, the 7th highest percentage in the league.

    And our overall power rank ( "Percentage of runs on third or fourth down, two yards or less to go, that achieved a first down or touchdown. Also includes runs on first-and-goal or second-and-goal from the two-yard line or closer. This is the only statistic on this page that includes quarterbacks") success was 67%, 7th in the league.

    That doesn't mean everything was hunky-dory, but it does mean that if you want to improve our power running we need to do better at tackle.

    All these stats are found here: http://footballoutsiders.com/stats/ol

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    Quote Originally Posted by BUFF BANDIT View Post
    whoever is drafted at #10 better start or it will be yet another 1st round failure !

    So, Aaron Rodgers was a major failure in your view.

    Got it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by intimidatortj View Post
    Interesting viewpoint....I agree Reiff is at his ceiling. Glenn could end up being the better LT in the future.

    Mayock doesn't agree with your view about Reiff. Says he will need some time at RT before he can play LT. That would fit Buddy's description quite well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhinocoach View Post
    Thank you.
    I was really wondering where everyone was going with all this stuff.
    And they're still going look at the posts after yours. They are all completely oblivious to what Nix actually said. Its frustrating and funny at the same time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buffaloftw View Post
    Sounds like no DeCastro at 10 unfortunately
    someone else that didn't listen to the vid.
    Playmakers are not the same as difference makers.
    deCastro is a "difference maker". he is the guy who gives fitz time to make big plays tha are the difference btween a 17-6 loss and a 24 -13 win.

    listen to the press confrence and hear what the man is saying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thurman#1 View Post
    Yeah, IMHO this means that if there's a guy that they think might need a year of seasoning, either on the bench or at swing tackle or at RT, before he can start at LT, they'd still consider him. It would be better if he can start, but if they think he can't it's not a deal breaker.
    Martin could start the season at LT and hold it down for the next 8 years and still be a "difference maker" because all of a sudden Fitz has time to sit in the pocket and make throws that go for 15+ yds.

    I don't know what you were listening to but turn it off and re watch the vid.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Thurman#1 View Post
    So, Aaron Rodgers was a major failure in your view.

    Got it.
    no.. rogers isn't a failure.
    What is a failure is for the Bills to draft a project @ 10 that needs 3 years to develop when the team is on the cusp of being a playoff team and needs three starters in the first three picks this year to rattle the AFCE standings.


    Sammy Watkins is going to be ROTY.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Klaista2k View Post
    I just find it odd that he stressed the player might not be a starter.

    Any player you take a 10 SHOULD be starter unless it's a QB.
    Not necessarily. Aldon Smith was not a starter. He was a difference maker and will become a starter but last season he was not a starter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DKTurtle View Post
    Not necessarily. Aldon Smith was not a starter. He was a difference maker and will become a starter but last season he was not a starter.
    Bull****. san fran saw him as the total package who just needed a couple of weeks of coaching to be in the elite DE club.
    that was just great draftin as far as I am concerned.

    and elite DE is a playmake in anyones book


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    Quote Originally Posted by rhinocoach View Post
    Bull****. san fran saw him as the total package who just needed a couple of weeks of coaching to be in the elite DE club.
    that was just great draftin as far as I am concerned.

    and elite DE is a playmake in anyones book
    I didn't say it wasn't great drafting. I said he wasn't a starter, which is true. He was a pass rushing specialist who saw most of his snaps in subpackages.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DKTurtle View Post
    I didn't say it wasn't great drafting. I said he wasn't a starter, which is true. He was a pass rushing specialist who saw most of his snaps in subpackages.
    While hind sight is 20/20 I doubt any team would think of Aldon Smith as a developmental project.
    the kid would be a starter by week 3 on any team in the NFL.
    The 9rs just saw it first.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rhinocoach View Post
    Bull****. san fran saw him as the total package who just needed a couple of weeks of coaching to be in the elite DE club.
    that was just great draftin as far as I am concerned.

    and elite DE is a playmake in anyones book
    You are jumping on the DKTurtle when what he said was true - Aldon Smith did not start a single game - not one - yet he was a difference maker/playmaker.

    I could see us drafting a guy like Mercilus who would battle Anderson for the RDE spot but be a specialist and contribute without starting right off the bat.

    These boards will go crazy if we take Mercilus, Ingram, Richardson or Barron - all players where we appear to be "set" at their position but we are not really and we are one year away from having to replace a guy - Buddy will take BPA regardless of our need, as great teams have guys that can rotate in and we won't see a dip in the talent level.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Klaista2k View Post
    What does he mean when he's say the pick doesn't have to be starter but a difference maker?
    What he meant by what he said is that at #10 you're going to get a starter, but getting a starter isn't enough. You have to get a difference maker.
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