Originally posted on Orange Fizz  |  Last updated 4/26/13
The Bills passing on Ryan Nassib is actually the best thing to happen to Syracuse football. Well, make it the second best thing. The greatest outcome of Buffalo and Doug Marrone taking the SU quarterback in the first round last night would’ve been an NFL dynasty. Had Nassib guided the Bills to multiple championships and grown into a Hall of Famer, the Orange braintrust would’ve been hailed as heroes, and SU would’ve reaped the rewards. But this being Buffalo, that was never likely to happen. So the Bills taking E.J. Manuel instead of Nassib actually helps Syracuse, because it frees Nassib from the inevitable “coddling” jab which would’ve followed him under Marrone. While some have suggested Ryan’s shortcomings must be really bad since even his own coach chose elsewhere, that merely becomes a footnote if he succeeds somewhere else. If he grows into a solid, dependable starting quarterback in Arizona, Oakland, Cleveland or Jacksonville, he did it on his own merit, without “Daddy Syrac...
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