growing pains will remain with a rookie head coach !
"lets end this playoff drought"
FA- Wallace, FA- Moore, first round pick- Ogletree, 2nd round pick - best available QB, rest of the rounds spend on the best WR/LBers/CBs available.
Dear Optimist, Pessimist and Realist,
While you guys were busy
arguing about the glass of water,
I drank it!
Its as easy as Sunday morning:
#1 Sign Alex Smith (QB SET)
#2 Move back into the 1st round to get our MLB (SLB & MLB & WLB SET)
#3 Deep draft year for WR so we get one in round 2 (WR#2 SET)
Round 1a) Jarvis Jones, SLB, Georgia
Round 1b) Manti Te'o, MLB, Notre Dame
Round 2) Keenan Allen, WR, Cal
Round 3) Sean Porter, WLB, Texas A&M
Round 4) Phillip Thomas, SS, Fresno State
Round 5) Marcus Davis, WR, Virginia Tech
Round 6) Michael Williams, TE, Alabama
Last edited by Dr Strangelove; 02-01-2013 at 09:03 PM.
Mock draft Post-combine
1) (8) E.Ansah/D.Jordan/J.Jones OLB
2) (41) R.Nassib/E.J Manuel QB
3) (71) M.Harrison/C.Vernon WR
4) (102) V.McDonald TE
5) (136) B.Winters G/T
6) (167) M.Davis WR
If we must address these 3 positions in the first 3 rds i would go Ogletree at 8 if he is still available, if not trade back into the 20s and grab the top receiver on the board, then in
scenario 1, take another stud lb (perhaps Greene, our lb corps was our biggest weakness it couldn't hurt to draft 2 top backers and let em compete) or the top receiver at that point
and in scenario 2 snag the best lb and in the 3rd go bpa at the 3 positions of need listed above. This is not the year for a qb! Especially at 8! Unless we were to trade back, which is
not very likely with nix calling the shots, i don't see it happening in rd 1 and possibly rd 2 (unless marrone is sold on nassib i could see them pulling the trigger on him in rd 2, but my gut is telling me more and more that nassib won't happen as i previously thought)
2013 MOCK DRAFT
1. Dee Milliner CB Alabama (6'1" 199 lbs.)
2. Justin Hunter WR Tennessee (6'4" 205 lbs.)
3. Tyler Bray QB Tennessee (6'6" 232 lbs.)
4. Sean Porter OLB Texas A&M (6'2" 230 lbs.)
5. Quinton Patton WR Louisiana Tech (6'2" 195 lbs.)
6. Michael Williams TE Alabama (6'5" 272 lbs.)
1 LB and 1 WR and 1 TE in FA. Draft 2 Qb's and 1 WR and 1 LB. Done.
Hoax or not scam or not whatever Teo is worth a top 10 pick.
Grab a WR and QB combo in the 2nd and 3rd. Whoever you want, whatever Marrone feels best.
Unless Barkley or Smith are there at 8. Then you might need to reconsider.
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The NFL had 25 blocked FGs/XPs in 2012, Carrington had 4 (16%).
“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” -William Ward
3 Bo Jackson's
Do you like Phil Collins?
load up on offence in the draft and pick up any FA's possible to upgrade the D(new coach for D WILL MAKE A BIG IMPACT ALONE).resign byrd and d.nelson. i have a feeling nelson can really help marone and the new college style offence.i don't see a new QB starting in 2013 so having chandler,nelson and stevie will take away from starting a new system(please pick up a stud at WR).
As a Notre Dame fan I have followed him from when Notre Dame scooped him from USC during the recruiting process. I have seen him play almost every game for 4 years. He can play. He may not be Patrick Willis, but he is a whole lot better than POZ was.
If a team gets him late in the 1st round or early 2nd round they will have a solid player for years to come.
2014 Mock Draft
Draft a QB. Keep drafting QBs.
Fill the pipeline.
Stop throwing away draft picks and start stacking them would be a start that makes more sense then what we have done...
And put them all on peptides its legal hgh lol
And also make troop ,stevie,dareus hit the gym cause u know they havent cause they said its not needed ha ha ha we are freaking joke.
1. Alec Ogletree-LB Georgia 6'3 236
2. Justin Hunter-WR Tennessee 6'4 200
3. Khaseem Greene-LB Rutgers 6'1 236
Matt Flynn-QB 4yrs/14M
Geno Hayes-LB 3yr/6M
Jon Casillas-LB 3yr/6M
Immediately solves the LB & WR dilemma by investing high into those positions with blue chip prospects in Ogletree, Hunter & Greene who all walk into a starting job. Signing Geno Hayes & Jon Casillas to small deals all of a sudden gives us good depth at the LB position with Ogletree, Greene, Bradham, Sheppard, White, Moats, Hayes, Casillas.
Alex Smith & Matt Flynn will be the two most coveted FA QB's this year and there's a very high chance they're both cut because their teams can't find a trade partner. I'd even offer a 4th Rounder for either QB. They'd walk into the starting job but I don't look at them as Franchise QB's. I'd actively look for my QB in the next Draft with Teddy Bridgewater, Johnny Manziel(RsSo), Aaron Murray, Tajh Boyd, Bryn Renner, AJ McCarron, Logan Thomas, David Ash(JR), Sean Mannion(JR), Jeff Driskel(JR) all eligible.
The nature of the NFL, with a draft, free agency and salary cap, means that there's a limit to how many true playmakers you can have. If you have more playmakers than everyone else, you can't afford to pay them all, and some will leave.
So although I agree with that none of the Bills' current LBs are playmakers, with Bradham being the only possible exception, I don't agree that it's necessarily imperative that the Bills get a playmaker linebacker.
The fundamental point is that the Bills may not need a lot more playmakers, but they definitely need a lot more players to make plays. How can you make plays if you're not a playmaker? Coaching. Look at the Pats - how many planmakers do they have? Maybe Brady, certainly Wilfork, maybe a linebacker. Gronk. After that, pretty much everyone else they have is not a playmaker; they're just guys who are taught a system that, if they do their jobs, give them opportunities to make plays.
Barnett is a good to very good linebacker, and Bradham might be too. If they're playing in a system that puts them into position to make plays, they will. They have the talent in front of them to make it possible.
Would be nice to add a star linebacker in the first round? Absolutely. No question. Is it essential? I don't think so. It may be more important to add a star wideout, or a star offensive lineman, or a star cornerback. It all depends on the systems the coaches decide they're running and how effectively the current personnel execute those systems.
If Pettine's defenive scheme creates repeated opportunities for Barnett and Bradham to go unblocked, you'll be surprised how many plays they make. Suppose the Bills get a shut-down corner to pair with Gilmore. A corner so that the Bills could put TWO guys on islands. With the Bills' front four, now you're looking at a defense where you can turn you linebackers and your safeties loose. You can run all kinds of stunts, blitzes. You can disguise everything you're doing in the middle of the field. In an environment like that, Barnett and Gradham can thrive. Overnight, they'll become playmakers.
Lb in free agency, QB round 1, WR round 2, draft another LBer in round 3. sounds pretty easy to me