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Trentwannabe


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cdavls17 wrote:
2 kickers already signed not sure what dawson signed for but vinateri did 2 years 5 million. If bills do re-sign Carpenter (which i hope they dont) then I expect a similar offer.

Dansby agreed to browns 4 years 24 million. i wonder if spikes is looking for similar costs if so im not sure 6 million a year is the right cost for him


Carpenter is coming off a career year and is still only 28. Why get rid of that for two unproven guys?

Hopkins looked awful at times last year.
Good signing IMO
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Get rid of him to save money to put towards more important positions. Financially this is a dumb move. Bills need to focus on higher valued issues other than kickers. Carpenter has one good year as a kicker and you want to throw money at him after spending a draft pick on a kicker.
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If LB Dekoda Watson doesn't strike a deal with the Jags, he'll visit the Bills. But Jacksonville first and maybe last.


I've honestly never heard of him but we do need depth at LB and he fits the Bills.
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cdavls17 wrote:
Get rid of him to save money to put towards more important positions. Financially this is a dumb move. Bills need to focus on higher valued issues other than kickers. Carpenter has one good year as a kicker and you want to throw money at him after spending a draft pick on a kicker.


The Bills are hardly tight for money.

Besides, we've never been big spenders in free agency and that looks to stay the same this year. Couple depth players who potentially start and retain our own guys. Thats the Whaley approach.
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Trentwannabe wrote:
cdavls17 wrote:
Get rid of him to save money to put towards more important positions. Financially this is a dumb move. Bills need to focus on higher valued issues other than kickers. Carpenter has one good year as a kicker and you want to throw money at him after spending a draft pick on a kicker.


The Bills are hardly tight for money.

Besides, we've never been big spenders in free agency and that looks to stay the same this year. Couple depth players who potentially start and retain our own guys. Thats the Whaley approach.


No [inappropriate/removed], kind of annoying we sit on our hands 1st day of free agency.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is no doubt in my mind that the Bills are operating on a self imposed salary cap and not acknowledging it to the public. I think it's shady and disappointing Evil or Very Mad
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I'm fine with the Bills not making much noise early. Take a few days for the terrible contracts to be made then swoop in with some solid deals and sign a starter or two and some depth. It's a fine strategy that has been a winner for ages.
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Chris Williams Guard from Rams to visit bills today.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'm fine with the Bills not making much noise early. Take a few days for the terrible contracts to be made then swoop in with some solid deals and sign a starter or two and some depth. It's a fine strategy that has been a winner for ages.
I couldn't agree more.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cdavls17 wrote:
Chris Williams Guard from Rams to visit bills today.


CB Nolan Carroll as well.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BillsGuy82 wrote:
Trentwannabe wrote:
cdavls17 wrote:
Get rid of him to save money to put towards more important positions. Financially this is a dumb move. Bills need to focus on higher valued issues other than kickers. Carpenter has one good year as a kicker and you want to throw money at him after spending a draft pick on a kicker.


The Bills are hardly tight for money.

Besides, we've never been big spenders in free agency and that looks to stay the same this year. Couple depth players who potentially start and retain our own guys. Thats the Whaley approach.


No [inappropriate/removed], kind of annoying we sit on our hands 1st day of free agency.


Really????

And do what...overpay for Whitner or D. Ware or whoever else?

What is the point in that? Honestly. Other then making fans temporarily happy it rarely ever solves anything. It just hurts the teams cap situation down the road.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trentwannabe wrote:
BillsGuy82 wrote:
Trentwannabe wrote:
cdavls17 wrote:
Get rid of him to save money to put towards more important positions. Financially this is a dumb move. Bills need to focus on higher valued issues other than kickers. Carpenter has one good year as a kicker and you want to throw money at him after spending a draft pick on a kicker.


The Bills are hardly tight for money.

Besides, we've never been big spenders in free agency and that looks to stay the same this year. Couple depth players who potentially start and retain our own guys. Thats the Whaley approach.


No [inappropriate/removed], kind of annoying we sit on our hands 1st day of free agency.


Really????

And do what...overpay for Whitner or D. Ware or whoever else?

What is the point in that? Honestly. Other then making fans temporarily happy it rarely ever solves anything. It just hurts the teams cap situation down the road.
He be the same person complaining when the players don't work out and we have no cap room down the road. You can't please everyone. I am okay with what the Bills are doing in FA but I can accept that others are not.
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Trentwannabe wrote:
BillsGuy82 wrote:
Trentwannabe wrote:
cdavls17 wrote:
Get rid of him to save money to put towards more important positions. Financially this is a dumb move. Bills need to focus on higher valued issues other than kickers. Carpenter has one good year as a kicker and you want to throw money at him after spending a draft pick on a kicker.


The Bills are hardly tight for money.

Besides, we've never been big spenders in free agency and that looks to stay the same this year. Couple depth players who potentially start and retain our own guys. Thats the Whaley approach.


No [inappropriate/removed], kind of annoying we sit on our hands 1st day of free agency.


Really????

And do what...overpay for Whitner or D. Ware or whoever else?

What is the point in that? Honestly. Other then making fans temporarily happy it rarely ever solves anything. It just hurts the teams cap situation down the road.
Well said trent.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Buffalo_Kid wrote:
I'm fine with the Bills not making much noise early. Take a few days for the terrible contracts to be made then swoop in with some solid deals and sign a starter or two and some depth. It's a fine strategy that has been a winner for ages.

I agree to a point. But the problem is that that strategy hasn't turned us into winners. To stick with that strategy, and make it work for us, we need to keep our own guys too, which we don't. If we're going to continue to lose our own top players, we need to be bigger players in FA.
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BigBillsFan13 wrote:
Buffalo_Kid wrote:
I'm fine with the Bills not making much noise early. Take a few days for the terrible contracts to be made then swoop in with some solid deals and sign a starter or two and some depth. It's a fine strategy that has been a winner for ages.

I agree to a point. But the problem is that that strategy hasn't turned us into winners. To stick with that strategy, and make it work for us, we need to keep our own guys too, which we don't. If we're going to continue to lose our own top players, we need to be bigger players in FA.


There's a different between letting player walk and players strait up saying that they are walking. Not saying I know all of the details of the Byrd situation but I'm not just going to chalk it up to us being incompetent. I think Byrd had a lot more to do with Byrd not resigning then the FO did.
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