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Ranking the greatest Bills players of all-time: #5

 
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Who's #5?
OG Joe DeLamielleure (1973-1979, 1985)
10%
 10%  [ 1 ]
OC Kent Hull (1986-1996)
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
QB Jack Kemp (1962-1969)
10%
 10%  [ 1 ]
WR Andre Reed (1985-1999)
10%
 10%  [ 1 ]
FS George Saimes (1963-1969)
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
DT Tom Sestak (1962-1968)
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
OG Billy Shaw (1961-1969)
50%
 50%  [ 5 ]
NT Fred Smerlas (1979-1989)
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
LB Mike Stratton (1962-1972)
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
LB Darryl Talley (1983-1994)
20%
 20%  [ 2 ]
ST Steve Tasker (1986-1997)
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Other (state who)
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Total Votes : 10

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:56 pm    Post subject: Ranking the greatest Bills players of all-time: #5 Reply with quote

Thurman Thomas takes #4. Thanks to those who voted... let's keep it going.



1. Bruce Smith, DE, 1985-1999
2. O.J. Simpson, RB, 1969-1977
3. Jim Kelly, QB, 1986-1996
4. Thurman Thomas, RB, 1988-1999
5. ?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Billy Shaw, anyone?

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I'm going with Billy Shaw here.
  • 8 consecutive All-Star Games in 9 year career
  • Member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame
  • Shaw is the only player in the Pro Football Hall of Fame who never played a down in the NFL
  • 2-time AFL Champion
  • Member of the AFL All-Time Team
  • Member of Pro Football's All-Decade Team of the 1960s
  • Member of the Buffalo Bills Wall of Fame
  • Member of the Buffalo Bills 25th Anniversary Team
  • Member of the Buffalo Bills 50th Anniversary Team
  • Member of the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame
Shaw had the most complete skill set of any offensive linemen in Bills history. His combination of strength, quickness, and awareness allowed him to pave the way for Cookie Giclhrist and Wray Carlton. His abilities also served Jack Kemp and Daryle Lamonica extremely well in the passing game.

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Shaw's speed, strength, and natural ability made him "the driving force of the offensive unit."

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's Shawtime
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maxmw22 wrote:
It's Shawtime


Huzzah!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry jb, but I had to go with Joe DeLamielleure here. Not only was he really the heart and soul of the "Electric Company" but I also read that he played on the wedge on kickoffs his entire career in Buffalo.

Plus, there's his "Open Letter to Drew Brees" (which for some reason I am unable to post the link), which I really had to admire.

It's really close for me between Joe D, Shaw, and Kemp, but for what he did for OJ, Joe D gets my vote here.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good choice, Joe D would be my second pick here.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting the couple that picked Talley. I think I might have almost everyone in the poll ahead of him.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jb_gobills wrote:
Interesting the couple that picked Talley. I think I might have almost everyone in the poll ahead of him.


Oh yeah, I would have Joe D, Reed, Tasker and Kent Hull ... possibly others ahead of him
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Gets really hazy here. I went with Kemp, but Joe D and Billy Shaw would be right up there. Must be my skill position bias. Still, blocking was much more difficult back then...

I'm torn, let me re-vote.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jb_gobills wrote:
Interesting the couple that picked Talley. I think I might have almost everyone in the poll ahead of him.

Yep. Out of the 10 others listed, I have at least 8 ahead of him, maybe 9.

Might be some of the younger guys, who don't know much about the older Bills? I'm not knocking them, it's just hard to vote for someone as the top available when you don't know much about them.
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Nucealius wrote:
Gets really hazy here. I went with Kemp, but Joe D and Billy Shaw would be right up there. Must be my skill position bias. Still, blocking was much more difficult back then...

I'm torn, let me re-vote.

Yeah I have all 3 very close. I chose Joe D mainly because of what he helped OJ do, and the fact that he really anchored the "Electric Company".
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