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    Default Schefter: 'hard to grasp' how Bills, others passed on Russell Wilson

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    Don't worry Adam, there are many similar moves that are hard to grasp for Bills fans as well.....

    http://blogs.buffalonews.com/press-c...ll-wilson.html


    Schefter: 'hard to grasp' how Bills, others passed on Russell Wilson

    January 4, 2013 - 1:51 PM

    By Jay Skurski



    In his weekly, "10 Spot" column, ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter focuses on how three quarterback-needy teams -- the Bills, Jaguars and Chiefs -- all passed on Russell Wilson in April's draft.


    Wilson, of course, led the Seattle Seahawks into the playoffs and tied Peyton Manning's record for passing touchdowns by a rookie with 26.
    The Bills traded up to the 69th overall pick in the draft to take N.C. State receiver T.J. Graham, while Jacksonville took punter(!) Bryan Anger out of Cal with the next pick. The Chiefs picked Oklahoma tackle Donald Stephenson 74th overall, one pick ahead of Wilson.


    "There are so many hard-to-grasp elements about the six-pick sequence that help define those teams' 2012 seasons," Schefter writes. "Given the quarterback questions they had not just now but then, how could Buffalo, Jacksonville and Kansas City each pass on a quarterback who would have been a top-10 pick if he were two inches taller?


    "It's easy to ask these questions now, almost nine months later, but it was not hard to ask them then, either. Maybe Graham, Anger and Stephenson will turn out to be Pro Bowl players. Maybe Graham will give Buffalo more big plays ... But in this league, quarterbacks are currency. And now, thanks to their vision and other teams' lack of it, the Seahawks are loaded."




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    **** happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitchmurraydowntown View Post
    **** happens.
    Hahaha this exactly. We can whine and complain about miss draft picks but that does us ZERO good. Hindsight is 20/20. If there is a possible franchise QB in the 3rd round this year I think we just all hope we jump on that opportunity.

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    Hey SHefter, why didn't you rank him in the 1st round?

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    easy to say after 16 weeks of football

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    every team passed on Wilson.......twice.......
    "Nobody in football should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein." Joe Theisman

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    Hindsight can make anyone look smart. Why wasn't he saying this in April?

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    Trolling the Trolls

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    Bang up job on your coach of the year predictions Schefter....

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/preview12/sto...edictions-2012
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    Quote Originally Posted by LawFirm12 View Post
    Bang up job on your coach of the year predictions Schefter....

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/preview12/sto...edictions-2012
    hahaha thats great. he pickes us for a wildcard as well....
    go bills
    go sabres
    go knicks
    go sox

    steve johnson is our future star
    Fred jackson is my adopted player this year!!
    freddie freddie!!

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    If Wilson was such a can't-miss prospect, he wouldn't have been a 3rd rounder.

    But thanks, Adam, great insight. If Flynn had been the starter this year, I doubt you would have written this article.
    Buffalo Crossing.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ibhappy View Post
    On the final point, so what. If brains, were so important, why does the Ivy League produce so few NFL quarterbacks?

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