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7 hours ago, soflbillsfan said:

Bills are big on Special Teams, McDermott is one of those coaches that believes that ST is the backbone to a team. Good field position is key and winning that through ST. I wouldn't be surprised that they keep 7 as they did in years past. I am not sold on Mckenzie offering anything on offense anymore, the jet sweep was used very little last year giving them 8 snaps at running the ball. Foster Duke Mckenzie Hodgins and possibly Davis fighting for 2-3 spots is possible. As much as e fans want the under dog story to happen, Hodgins might not be a lock on the roster just like Mckenzie. I wouldnt be surprised if they move on from foster and mckenzie keep Taiwan Jones as a gunner and back up to Andre Roberts in punt returns and be the 2nd guy back there with Roberts on kick offs. 

Hodgins may be a guy that goes to Psquad and is 1 of the 2 that can be called up certain weeks.

I think the jet sweep will still be used but Diggs could be getting those looks. IMO Hodgins would have to be really behind the 8 ball or suffer an injury not to make the roster. Even if he is redshirted and is just inactive every week. I can't see the Bills subjecting him to waivers at the end of August.

Foster is a gonner for sure. I think Duke, McKenzie and Roberts are fighting for one last spot and it'll come down to how the staff wants the roster to be built. If they do keep 7 WR's, I imagine we only keep 3 TE's. 

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9 hours ago, Trentwannabe said:

I agree about McKenzie. He just does not have it as a PR.  

Dane Jackson may be a guy who surprised and cements his spot this season as a special teamer, specifically PR.

Something like that is the only conceivable way that Roberts isnt on the roster. They won't get rid unless a rookie emerges 

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Andre Roberts is making 2 mil this year hes not breaking the bank and is a top 4 KR last year in the league. He was a pro bowler prior to that even if he is only good at KR its better that he is the 6/7 wr on the team contributing at a high level with ST then a WR who will see a handful of snaps on offense a game. Cutting Andre and keeping Isiah will be a cost of $1.5 mil, cutting Isiah and keeping Andre will cost the bills 2.2 mil so I am all for paying the 700k to keep Roberts and have him do what he does and let Mckenzie go. I liked Mckenzie the last 2 years but the bills have upgraded at his position and his skill set just is inferior to those guys in order to say he deserves a spot over a top 4 KR in the league

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8 hours ago, soflbillsfan said:

Andre Roberts is making 2 mil this year hes not breaking the bank and is a top 4 KR last year in the league. He was a pro bowler prior to that even if he is only good at KR its better that he is the 6/7 wr on the team contributing at a high level with ST then a WR who will see a handful of snaps on offense a game. Cutting Andre and keeping Isiah will be a cost of $1.5 mil, cutting Isiah and keeping Andre will cost the bills 2.2 mil so I am all for paying the 700k to keep Roberts and have him do what he does and let Mckenzie go. I liked Mckenzie the last 2 years but the bills have upgraded at his position and his skill set just is inferior to those guys in order to say he deserves a spot over a top 4 KR in the league

Hard to argue with the economics of it.

Do you think Roberts could do the jet sweep stuff?

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14 hours ago, Trentwannabe said:

Hard to argue with the economics of it.

Do you think Roberts could do the jet sweep stuff?

Dont think so but you mentioned diggs doing It. If not they can always try john brown as he has the speed at times. I honestly cant remember the last time I was comfortable going in to the season with this type of wr corps. Sammy was always injured so you can never expect him to be a full go, he had his best year as a bill but the injuries didnt give many confidence to think he would be able to sustain an entire season. Robert Woods and Chris Hogan werent on the level of talent the bills have right now. I think the last solid consistent talent at wr was Peerless Price and Eric Moulds. Maybe you can argue TO and Stevie but that was for one season and on the tail end of TOs career. Lee Evans came towards the end of Moulds career in Buffalo and left right when Stevie was turning it on. So your talking 15 years without a solid wr corps who consistently played each game.

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30 minutes ago, soflbillsfan said:

Dont think so but you mentioned diggs doing It. If not they can always try john brown as he has the speed at times. I honestly cant remember the last time I was comfortable going in to the season with this type of wr corps. Sammy was always injured so you can never expect him to be a full go, he had his best year as a bill but the injuries didnt give many confidence to think he would be able to sustain an entire season. Robert Woods and Chris Hogan werent on the level of talent the bills have right now. I think the last solid consistent talent at wr was Peerless Price and Eric Moulds. Maybe you can argue TO and Stevie but that was for one season and on the tail end of TOs career. Lee Evans came towards the end of Moulds career in Buffalo and left right when Stevie was turning it on. So your talking 15 years without a solid wr corps who consistently played each game.

They were playing the 2009 Buf vs NE Monday night game that Leodis choked away with a fumble late in the game. It was fund to remember all the old faces, but that team had TO, Lee Evans, and Stevie Johnson. Stevie only played in 5 games that year, but that was a nice trio.

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10 minutes ago, Maxmw22 said:

They were playing the 2009 Buf vs NE Monday night game that Leodis choked away with a fumble late in the game. It was fund to remember all the old faces, but that team had TO, Lee Evans, and Stevie Johnson. Stevie only played in 5 games that year, but that was a nice trio.

haha so 10 seasons of a weak wr corps is pretty scary if you think about it. I think this trio will be fun to watch. I just hope guys like Knox can step up and be something with them and the RB corps have a solid season. If Allen plays it right they could have a solid offense this year.

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8 hours ago, Maxmw22 said:

They were playing the 2009 Buf vs NE Monday night game that Leodis choked away with a fumble late in the game. It was fund to remember all the old faces, but that team had TO, Lee Evans, and Stevie Johnson. Stevie only played in 5 games that year, but that was a nice trio.

I'll never forgive Buddy Nix for saying T.O was done and not bringing him back despite Owens wanting to return.

A Gailey offense with Fitz, Owens, Evans and Stevie would have been fun.

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7 hours ago, soflbillsfan said:

haha so 10 seasons of a weak wr corps is pretty scary if you think about it. I think this trio will be fun to watch. I just hope guys like Knox can step up and be something with them and the RB corps have a solid season. If Allen plays it right they could have a solid offense this year.

If this trend continues and with the pieces we added, this offense could take off. 

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Sounds like Zo could return in late November or December if we needed him to. 

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On 5/15/2020 at 5:38 PM, Trentwannabe said:

 

Sounds like Zo could return in late November or December if we needed him to. 

It all depends if he filed his retirement papers. If he did then its not as easy as just signing back up.

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3 hours ago, soflbillsfan said:

It all depends if he filed his retirement papers. If he did then its not as easy as just signing back up.

Yeah I have no idea if he officially filed his papers or not. Being a free agent may have given him the option to just “sit out “ without actually having to retire officially.

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