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It looks like Alex Smith is headed to Kansas City, so at this point its looking unlikely that well see the quarterback in a Bills uniform. According to Ian Rapparport of the NFLN, a deal is “all but done.” It’s important to remember that reporting has been notoriously bad about these things so we could wake up tomorrow seeing Buddy mugging next to Alex Smith, but it’s unlikely at this point.
Can’t say I’m disappointed. Smith was a guy who initially seemed interesting due in large part to his playoff performance two seasons ago knocking off the Saints, and a guy who almost led the NFL in passer rating before getting unceremoniously benched for Colin Kaepernick.
However, after going back and watching some of his games, it was clear that Jim Harbaugh and Greg Roman went out of their way to limit the risk of Smith making bad decisions. Very rarely was Smith asked to make a challenging throw, and the Bills offense will certainly ask whoever the signal caller is to do exactly that.
Finally, there was the issue of compensation. The Bills already have over 10 million in cap space tied up with Ryan Fitzpatrick that it doesn’t look like they will get out from underneath. If the Bills were to bring Smith aboard, that would mean the Bills would be paying over 25 million dollars for the NFC West Late 00s Alumni QB club. No thanks.
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If you were to grade the performance of each position group on the Bills in 2012 immediately after the season ended, linebackers might come in last place. It was not expected to be the team’s strongest group heading into the season, yet their performance was poor enough to derail a defense that was otherwise expected to improve. After allowing the second most rush yards in the...
According to Yahoo’s Jason Cole, the Buffalo Bills are not expected to tender a 1.3 million dollar offer to restricted free agent David Nelson.
The 4th year wide receiver had two productive seasons as an undrafted member of Buffalo’s “Goon Squad” wide receiver group, before missing most of the 2012 campaign with an ACL tear.
If correct, the move comes as somewhat of a surprise...
Nick Barnett has been in the league for almost 10 years now. Has made around $30+ million, while playing with the Packers and Bills.
The Bills released him earlier this month. Far be it from me to tell anyone what to do with their money, I just hope he has saved some, because $500 fill ups aren’t the most financial responsible thing off all time.
According to NBC Sports , Barnett...
Meet “Big Black”, recently released and former Buffalo Bill/Green Bay Packer linebacker Nick Barnett’s big truck.
Barnett showed off his his custom Ford F-650 via instagram, and also felt the need to show us his gas bill of $500. Sounds like much, but remember he just put almost 122 gallons in.
The Buffalo Bills have signed assistant GM Doug Whaley to an extension that will likely leave him the man in charge whenever Buddy Nix decides to retire.
The extension does nothing but confirm what everyone has suspected for years: that Doug Whaley is the heir apparent to manage the roster. Whaley was thought to be a candidate for various other openings around the league around this...
According to Black Sports Online, free agent linebacker Nick Barnett pays $500 to fill up his custom Ford F-650 truck.
Barnett took some pictures and posted them on his Instagram account.
NBC Sports believes that Barnett’s truck costs $54,785-$65,710 without any customization. I can’t imagine how much it cost him after everything he did to it.
I hope Barnett signs on with...
CJ Spiller, RB, Buffalo Bills
FANTASY FOOTBALL ANALYSIS
I think the time has finally come for CJ Spiller to deliver on the heaps of promise this kid came out of Clemson with. It took a few years but he was phenomenal last season while Fred Jackson dealt with injuries much of the year.
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The Buffalo Bills opted to not tender a contact to rehabbing Florida product David Nelson as a restricted free agent Sunday, the second such move this offseason by general manager Buddy Nix and the team.Nelson's departure makes the Bills' next roster move an intriguing one, but where Nelson winds up could be the most intriguing part of all. The Bills not biting at Nelson...
As reported by Chris Brown, lead journalist of BuffaloBills.com, Assistant GM Doug Whaley has signed an extension with the team.
“I am happy that we have secured Doug’s services into the future and look forward to a smooth transition of the position when the time comes,” said Bills GM Buddy Nix.
Whaley joined the Buffalo Bills in 2010 as the Assistant GM and Director of Pro...
The wide receivers are always a popular group in the NFL Draft. Numerous receivers showed their speed and talent in day four of the NFL Combine on Sunday. While there are only a few “elite” talents, many other receivers showed off their talent hoping to get noticed.
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The Buffalo Bills have scheduled meetings with two of their top free agents this weekend at the NFL Scouting Combine in order to get deals done before free agency begins in March.Well, maybe make that two and a half. General manager Buddy Nix confirmed Saturday that the team, in addition to communicating with the camps of Andy Levitre and Jairus Byrd, has also contacted the agent...
Well, this isn't exactly debating Drury or Briere, is it? It has been a long time since two Bills players will earn somewhere between 6-8 million bucks a year have hit the market at the same time. That's what happens when you suck for so long. You don't have players other teams want.
I think you'd have to go back to the 2000 offseason when Eric Moulds and Marcellus...
The GM series that Bucky Gleason completely ripped off from me is back. Alright, I actually ripped him off, but whatever. I'm playing the Bills GM once again. I've done this 2 out of the last 3 years and have enjoyed it very much. There's a serenity to it that makes me forget about how awful the Bills have been. This year, I'm back with a party bus -stripper poles...
Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, Buffalo Bills
FANTASY FOOTBALL ANALYSIS
Normally it is pretty easy to look at someone’s previous season and say something inspirational to at least show some respect or hope, but in the canse of Ryan Fitzpatrick, that is very hard to do. Now before I being, let’s not lose sight...
The Buffalo Bills in 2012 left plenty to be desired. Was the Mario Williams signing really worth it when he didn’t do anything to change the team? I think it showed when the Texans were able to replace him with such ease that they knew he wasn’t what he used to be. Yet, the Bills fell for it, they fell for the name and who he used to be and ended up wasting money... Read more