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4 hours ago, BigMountainGoat said:

Actually it helps the Bills. It means the Vikings QB position is definitive so all 3 current QBs find homes. Without Cousins it was likely they would keep 2 of the 3. The net result is more QBs will go to teams above us

False, Sam Bradford, Case Keenum and Teddy Bridgewater will not prevent the Browns, Jets, Giants, Cardinals or Broncos from drafting a QB if available. 

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7 hours ago, BigMountainGoat said:

The actual number is $25.6m, it's no where near $40m

yea cause that includes Vontae Davis contract ($5 mil which happened last week) and with cutting Tyrod ($10 mil) if they landed cousins would make it $40 million which I said on Feb 5. So now it is $35 million (tyrod cut or traded) and again the bills can give Kirk a $5 mil salary this year if they wanted and load it up in year 2 and 3 when they have more money ($85 mil in 2019 and $140 mil in 2020). 

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On ‎2‎/‎2‎/‎2018 at 10:45 AM, soflbillsfan said:

use" at himDo much better? In the 3 years he was qb he has posted 2015: 4,166 yards, 29 td and 11 Ints with a 69.8% completion. 2016: 4,917 yards, 25 tds and 12 Ints with a 67% completion. 2017: 4,093 yards, 27 td and 13 ints with 64.3% completion. I am sorry but you cant get better then that as a qb. Maybe it had something to do with the lack of defense ranking at the bottom 5 the last 3 years. Maybe it was the lack of talent this past year that kirk had 3 of the 5 starting olineman out for more then half the season, they let Djax and Garcon walk in free agency to bring in Pryor who is garbage and then drafting doctson, losing his scatback with Chris Thompson in week 9 and TE reed who was out most of the season. People want to blame him for not carrying them to the playoffs but lets be honest there is more to it then just him. Spending the money on him may be alot but when was the last time the bills actually had a franchise qb? Jim Kelly. Spending the money on Kirk will prevent having to spend multiple picks to move up in order to get a qb to develop with holes that needed to be filled through the draft so it can work vis versa. You land cousins you get 4-5 studs in the draft with the picks they have not including next years picks to which it would involve in order to move up and get a qb. Bills have a solid oline core in Glenn at LT, Incognito at LG, Groy at Center (who did a solid job in 2016 for the 7 games he filled in for wood), and Dion Dawkins at RT. Bills will need a Rg in draft and can either get a speedster wr on the cheap in free agency such as Albert Wilson or go in the draft. They have Benjamin in the X position and Zay goes back to his original position the slot. Plus the speedy rb who has carried the bills the last 3 years in Shady, another backup RB in late rd of draft or on the cheap like cadet. The bills offense has stacked up way better then Washington and the bills D has been solid in the backfield and can use the draft to upgrade on DT and LB with 2 of the top 5 picks in the draft. So yes i think paying cousins and drafting to build around him would work better then paying other positions and moving all their draft pieces to get a qb in the early first rd in hopes he is not a bust a year or 2 from now. Meanwhile guys like Incognito and shady will just waste away on the roster and restart all over again in a couple years at those positions while the bills rebuild with a rookie qb. Also Drew Brees stats were worse then Kirk's and didnt make much of a splash in San Diego so they didnt want to pay him and look what happened he bloomed in New Orleans. Especially this year when had a capable defense and a solid running game which reminds me of exactly what the bills have right now just need kirk to push them over the edge to be a contender. Keep in mind paying Kirk now may be the highest in the league but come next year he will be dropping to top 5 and then another year from that probably to top 10 as more qbs will be getting paid and the cap will increase as usual so its all relative at this point.

He didn't win. That's all that matters.  I'll give you a baseball analogy. A pitcher strikes out 300 guys in a year and has a 5-18 record. Would you  throw the "House" at him? We have a cap nightmare as it is. Why make it cataclysmic worse?

Peace

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2 hours ago, Hootlander1 said:

He didn't win. That's all that matters.  I'll give you a baseball analogy. A pitcher strikes out 300 guys in a year and has a 5-18 record. Would you  throw the "House" at him? We have a cap nightmare as it is. Why make it cataclysmic worse?

Peace

A cap nightmare? Im sorry bud but the bills are no where near a cap nightmare. The bills have 2 guys currently on the roster with a cap hit of $10+ million for the year not including Tyrod Taylor because in a few days he wont count as he will be cut before his 6 mil is due. The bills have more cap space then they know what to do with. Just because you hear guys like Mike Rodak say they only have $25 million is shortsighted cause they have over $85 million next year which contracts are spread throughout the number of years they are playing and weighting one year more so then the next. Not to mention that the bills have $140 million in cap space in 2020. So please do not say they are in a cap nightmare unless you fully know the scope of the cap situation.

So your trying to compare baseball to football but its a bit ridiculous. If a guy throws 300 strikes in a year what does it mean for the batting on that squad are they scoring? Just because a pitcher throws 300 strikes that means he sucks cause his team cant win games? The bills have the support cousins never had in washington top 5-10 oline and a top 5 rb with acceptable pieces on offense with a solid back 4 defense and 5 picks in the top 3 rounds with a massive trade piece in Cordy Glenn. How can you win when your oline is injured, your running game was ranked at the bottom 5 in the league and your defense was ranked bottom 5 in the league not once, not twice but three times at the bottom 5. Not to mention zero weapons for him to throw to. Your analogy is piss poor, to say a team that has 53 players on it and 22 total on the field through out the 60 minutes only one player can be considered good or bad if they have a win or loss next to it? So does that mean Drew Brees sucks cause from 2014-2016 they went 7-9 every year even though he posted 4900+ yds, 4800+ yds, 5000+ yds in those 3 years and lead the league in 2 of them with the highest completion % of 69 and 70? I think if you really knew football you would notice that a guy who is capable of hitting every statistic in the top 10 of each category is considered franchise material not base someone good or bad because their team had a win or loss next to it. 

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