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Valuing a player in the NFL can be tricky these days, as a single flashy season can sometimes lead a team to give an average baller a big time contract, while the more important pieces of a team's success can waste away in impoverished anonymity. It now seems routine to over- and under-value a player (I blame the Internet), both close to and far away from a team's base of operations, resulting in annually frustrated fans and fantasy footballers around the country.
It's no different in Buffalo and though it remains to be seen if Mario Williams will be worth his $50 million, or which late Buffalo draft pick will surprise beyond their pay rate, there are some players already on the team who have proven to be not quite what they're billed as. So, below we have two of the popular choices for these titles, one over-rated and one under-rated player for the Bills who have largely defied the expectations laid on them, both good and bad.
Over-rated: Steve Johnson... No, Ryan...
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Buffalo Bills starting defensive tackle Kyle Williams has resumed practicing on a limited basis for the first time since having season-ending surgery to repair a nagging left foot injury in November.
Williams took part in nearly half the team drills with the starters on Tuesday, when Buffalo opened its second week of voluntary practices. That's a step up for Williams, who participated...
The great thing about the NFL is that there are so many positions that every year, there is almost always at least one player who has a breakout year on every team, no matter how good or bad the team is. This is the first part in a 32 day segment detailing one potential breakout player for the 2012 NFL season on each NFL team. For the Buffalo Bills, that player is middle linebacker...
Running back C.J. Spiller was thrown into the Bills' feature role when Fred Jackson was injured last season, and responded in a big way, finishing with 561 yards on 5.2 yards per carry while also catching 39 passes last season. After a disappointing rookie season, Spiller's emergence in 2011 has spilled into Buffalo's offseason program. "His confidence level...
In April of 2011 Chris Hairston was just another college football player sitting at his home with his family and close friends by his side just watching and waiting.He watched and watched and watched as player after player was drafted ahead of him until he finally received the biggest call of his life. ”With the 122nd pick the 2011 NFL Draft the Buffalo Bills select, Chris...
In my first installment of 12 Questions for the 12th Man, Evan Silva takes time out of his busy schedule to answer questions about the Buffalo Bills, the AFC East, and the NFL in general. Evan Silva writes for ProFootballTalk.com and Rotoworld.com. You can follow Evan on Twitter @evansilva. 1. Looking across the NFL landscape, where does the Buffalo Bills off-season rank?Evan...
Hasn't it gotten kind of predictable by now?
The Bills are in the running for Mario Williams. The town goes bonkers at the notion of him riding into town on a white horse wearing shiny armour. Paul Peck and the courtroom reporters are covering the airport like Bill Clinton was coming to town. Pretty much the same thing went down when T.O. came to Buffalo.
Can you imagine...
Former Buffalo Bills defensive end Phil Hansen is running for the sate senate in Minnesota.
Hansen, who lives in Detroit Lakes, has a website up and running for his campaign, which is for a three-county seat in the Land of 1,000 Lakes. He said that his time on the field as a pro athlete can help make him ready for political office:
“I want to bring people together. The government...