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Postby kyle2270 » Mon Mar 26, 2007 10:27 pm

Who will replace Fletcher and Spikes in the Bills LB core? thanks
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Postby sammyj1404 » Tue Mar 27, 2007 12:19 am

i have no idea...all i know is thats a huge loss to the bills linebacking core
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Postby killiansjmd » Tue Mar 27, 2007 10:37 am

Bills have plenty of holes to fill. Unless someone drops to them at 12 that they really want I can see them trying to trade down a little to try and stockpile picks.
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Postby bdrotoronto » Tue Mar 27, 2007 10:58 am

killiansjmd wrote:Bills have plenty of holes to fill. Unless someone drops to them at 12 that they really want I can see them trying to trade down a little to try and stockpile picks.

This is the same team that last year used the #8 pick on Donte Whitner (who in most mocks was projected to go around #24 or so), despite having offers from teams to trade down to the middle of the 1st round.

There is no evidence that the concept of trading down is familiar to them. If they like a guy enough they're just gonna take him.
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Postby Homer J » Tue Mar 27, 2007 11:08 am

I don't know, either. I liken it to watching a game of chess -- no sense in judging the first several moves, but I would love to see a glimmer of a strategy if not for my own indigestion.

One strategy that's pretty obvious: it's pretty clear that the front office (in trading McGahee and Spikes) is intent on getting something for higher-level players before they bolt (i.e., the year before their contracts are up). That's great for the future, but it tends to leave some pretty big divots.

Both departures are big losses, but Fletcher much moreso IMO. Spikes is coming off a very tough injury (achilles) and is not as well-positioned for the Bills' defensive schemes.

I do think that LB is pretty deep in the draft pool, and we have players (like Crowell and Ellison) who do fit the defensive scheme. And rookie LBs can definitely have an impact early on.

I also think that we are not done in FA -- a lot of cap room just got cleared, especially in dumping Holcomb. If it's LB, I have no idea. A lot of "people" on the Bill's message boards (which are infuriating) seem to be begging for Briggs -- I don't see that happening.

We'll see...
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Postby APAP » Tue Mar 27, 2007 5:08 pm

As a Pats fan, UI can honestly tell you I'm happy about the Bills doing this. I thought they were on somewhat of an uprise, but not anymore. Come on Buffalo keep on getting worse!!!!!
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Postby TommyZND » Tue Mar 27, 2007 5:18 pm

Nobody replaces them, but i predict they are on an uprise. My predictions is they go down to the AFL and win it all. ;-D
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