Found August 20, 2012 on Buffalo Wins:
A few months ago, Matthew Stewart and I had a lively discussion about whether the Vince Young signing would create a QB controversy. We went back and forth for a bit and at one point, Matthew made a great point about Young. I'm paraphrasing, but it went something like this: "Buffalo loves athletes who are famous. Young sucks but he's famous. That's why we are talking about it." Bingo. That's exactly right. That quote probably fits Shawne Merriman as well. Never has a free agent - who mind you, was cut, signed, injured, re-signed, injured again, and cut - gotten so much credit for doing things like bringing Nick Barnett and legitimacy to a market. Seriously, Buffalo? Culture change? Let's win 10 games in a season before we start talking about a culture change. The ante has definitely been raised in this town with the Bills, but frankly, the Nick Barnett signing looks like child's play when compared to the deals we have seen over the last 9 m...

‘Lights Out’ for Merriman in Buffalo

The news about Shawne Merriman being released by the Buffalo Bills has some fans wondering why they would do such a thing. One reason people may come up with is that he wasn’t very productive in his time with the Bills, mainly due to an Achilles injury that severely decreased his level of play. In his [...]

Lights out for Merriman after DE cut by Bills

It's lights out for Shawne Merriman in Buffalo after the Bills cut the one-time star pass-rusher. The move was announced by the team in a one-sentence news release issued late Monday morning as the Bills prepared to return to practice following a two-day break. Merriman considered this year as the best chance to revive his career after season-ending surgery in November to repair...

Is This the End for Shawne Merriman?

It’s an overused statement, for sure, but the NFL really does stand for “Not For Long” in many cases. Just four short years ago, Shawne Merriman was one of the most dominant and feared pass rushing linebackers in the game. Yet, yesterday he was given his outright release from Buffalo after only five games and one sack with the team. At just 28 years old, many experts are speculating...

Buffalo Bills cut Shawne Merriman

At least OLB/DE Shawne Merriman is walking away with a $1 million roster bonus that he was paid by the Buffalo Bills this year as it has been confirmed that he has been cut by the team. The parting gift won’t make the competitor’s pride feel any better but after experiencing numerous injuries which include [...] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links...

Bills release DE Merriman

The Bills released defensive end Shawne Merriman, who has battled injuries for the past three seasons. Merriman was cleared to return to practice in late May and said he was as healthy as he has been since 2008. But he was ineffective transitioning from outside linebacker to defensive end while playing opposite Mario Williams, and cut with one year remaining on the two-year, ...

Bills cut Shawne Merriman

At least OLB Shawne Merriman is walking away with a $1 million roster bonus that he was paid by the Buffalo Bills this year as it has been confirmed that he has been cut by the team.

Buffalo Bills Release Shawne Merriman

Buffalo Bills fans awoke to a bit of a shock Monday with the news that the team was releasing oft-injured former superstar Shawne Merriman. Though coach Chan Gailey had been talking up Merriman’s progress in training camp, often heard declaring how the seven-year linebacker/defensive end was healthy and ready to contribute in the rebuilt 4-3 defense in Buffalo, It may have all...

BREAKING: Bills cut LB/DE Shawne Merriman

Today, the Buffalo Bills announced the release of veteran linebacker/defensive end Shawne Merriman after two seasons with the team. Merriman, known by his nickname of “Lights Out”, never performed up to expectations in Buffalo and battled numerous injuries, leading to his release today. The move was first announced by Jay Glazer, then later confirmed by the team. The move comes...

Young seeks protective court order

Vince Young is seeking a protective court order to stop a company from collecting nearly $1.7 million on a loan the Buffalo quarterback says he has no knowledge of ever taking out. In papers filed in New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan on Monday, Young says he has never dealt with the loan company, Pro Player Funding. He adds, he doesn't recall agreeing to or signing documents...

Glenn wins Bills' LT job; Young closes in on No. 2 QB

Rookie Cordy Glenn has won the Bills' starting left tackle job. The second-round pick has received the bulks of the snaps over Erik Pears with Chris Hairston moved to right tackle. Glenn played guard and tackle at Georgia, starting 50 games of the 53 in which he played. Some scouts viewed him as a better prospect inside, but Buffalo drafted him with the intention of playing...

The NFL QB Youth Movement

It’s not just a quarterback-driven league. The NFL is a young quarterback-driven league.   There are words we associate with elite quarterbacks: experience, presence, poise under pressure. We assume that a requirement of the most pressure-packed position in sports with time –the sorts of things a boy can’t learn in college. The speed is different. The playbooks are more complicated...
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