Would Jon Gruden come to Buffalo if?
CEO- Jim Kelly
Senior Football Advisor - Bill Polian
Executive Vice President of Football Administration - Rick Smith (from Houston Texans)
Director of Player Personnel - Nick Caserio (from New England Patriots)
Driector of College Scouting - TJ McCreight (from Baltimore Ravens)
Director of Pro Scouting - Joel Patten (from San Francisco 49ers)
Assistant Director of College Scouting - Chuck Cook
Football Research Director - Marv Levy
Head Coach/General Manager - Jon Gruden
Offensive Coordinator - Chip Kelly (from University of Oregon)
Defensive Coordinator - Dave Wannstedt
Assistant Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers Coach - Frank Reich (from Arizona Cardinals)
Assistant Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line Coach - Odell Haggins (from Florida State University)
Buffalo Trades Chris Kelsay, Our 2nd and conditional 5th round draft picks in 2014. FOR Alex Smith
FA 2013 Bills sign
1. Anthony Spencer, SLB, Cowboys replaces Arthur Moats and Bradham becomes back up SLB
2. Quentin Jammer, CB, Chargers replaces Terrence McGee
3. Dwayne Bowe, WR, Chiefs replaces Donald Jones at WR-2. Marcus Easley gets cut
4. Daryl Smith, WLB, Panthers replaces Kirk Morrison. With Te'o the new MLB Sheppard becomes back up MLB and Daryl Smith and Barnett rotate at 4-3 WLB.
5. Sebastian Vollmer, LT, Patriots replaces Eric Pears then becomes back up with Chris Hairston. Bills cut Young and place Sanders on Practice Squad
6. Cliff Averil, RDE, Lions replaces Chris Kelsay
7. Shonn Greene, RB, Jets replaces Tashard Choice
8. Andy Lee, P, 49ers replaces Shawn Powell
9. Michael Vick, QB, Eagles replaces Brad Smith
10. Matt Moore, QB, Miami replaces Tyler Thigpen
2013 Draft *Buffalo does not draft a QB because Nix is no longer with the Bills
Round 1) Manti Te'o, MLB, Notre Dame
Round 2) DJ Fluker, RT, Alabama
Round 3) Tony Jefferson, FS, Oklahoma
Round 4) Tyrann Mathieu, CB, NONE
Round 5) Marcus Davis, WR, Virginia Tech
Round 6) Michael Williams, TE, Alabama
Round 7) Gave to Seattle
2013 53 Man Roster
QB-1 Alex Smith
QB-2 Michael Vick (wild cat)
QB-3 Matt Moore
O-line: LT Vollmer, LG Levitre, C Woods, RG Glenn, RT Fluker
Back ups: OT Hairston, OT Pears, OG Urbik, OG Rhinehart
Running Back's: RB1 Spiller, RB2 Jackson, RB3 Greene
FB's: FB1 McIntyre
WR's: WR1 Johnson, WR2 Bowe, WR3 Nelson, WR4 Graham, WR5 Jones, WR6 Davis
TE's: TE1 Chandler, TE2 Williams
D-Line: LDE Williams, LDT Dareus, RDT Williams, RDE Averil
Back ups: DE Anderson, DE Moore, DE Merriman, DT Troup, DT Carrington
LB'ers: WLB Smith, MLB Te'o, SLB Spencer
Back ups, WLB Barnett, MLB Sheppard, SLB Bradham, NLB Scott
CB's: RCB Gilmore, LCB Jammer
Back up's: McKelvin, Williams, Mathieu, Rogers
Safety's: FS Byrd, SS Wilson
Back up's FS Jefferson, SS Searcy, SS Brooks
Kicker: Rian Lindell
Punter: Andy Lee
Long Snapper: Garrison Sandborn
Punt Return: McKelvin, Mathieu
Kick Return: Mathieu, McKelvin, Rogers
Last edited by Dr Strangelove; 11-30-2012 at 06:04 PM.
Lamonica is right.
We (Bills fans) don't know anything about Doug Whaley.
He was not the GM in Pittsburgh and did not have final say on Draft Day.
So we don't really know how much credit he should get for Pittsburgh run of success.
Bills fans like that he came from the Steelers (so did Modrak and Donahoe) and he is young.
He was director of pro personel in Pittsburgh i believe. He had nothing to do with the draft or scouting college talent. Pittsburgh hardly ever signs free agents so.. who knows
So did Chuck Noll and Bill Cowher. Not that I'm saying Gailey or Whaley are the next Noll or Cowher, but if you're going to mention guys like Donahoe, you should also mention the Nolls and Cowhers.
And we did give Donahoe five years. Which was long enough to show he wasn't getting it done. Three years isn't long enough for a GM. Five years is pretty commonly considered to be enough time so that you can usually make a decision.
Last edited by Thurman#1; 11-30-2012 at 01:55 PM.
ADOPT A BILL:
Cordy Glenn - let him play left tackle people. Geesh!
My expectations for our new coach are simple.
1. Have the ability to locate decent stop gap players that are better players than the last ones who were on this roster for far too long.
2. Win as many games as you can, but when you lose ... get beat, don't follow in the steps of your predecessors who seemed to try and find new and inventive ways to loose winnable games.
I think this is Buddy's final draft before Whaley takes over.
When will the Bills find the heir to Losman?