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Bills thinking QB at No. 8?

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07:52 AM ET 04.17 | In Buffalo, the Bills are going contrarian. [The Bills] claim, contrary to popular belief, they won't be overextending for a quarterback if they draft one eighth overall next week. "This quarterback class is better than everybody thinks it is," Bills General Manager Buddy Nix said [Tuesday] at the club's annual pre-draft press luncheon. "It's better than the publicity they get. Five or six of those guys -- maybe seven -- do a lot of things good and do them good enough to win. This is not a standard answer. I've said this from the start, that two or three of these guys will be franchise quarterbacks. I believe that." Draft analysts have labeled this year's draft class deficient in elite quarterback talent.

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April 17, 2013  08:05 AM ET

Gotta give it to the Bills... They DO try.

April 17, 2013  08:11 AM ET

There's a reason Buffalo finished 6-10 last year. And the year before that. And two years before that, with a refreshing change of 4-12 in between. They don't know how to build a team.

April 17, 2013  08:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Gotta give it to the Bills... They DO try.

I'm afraid the Bills' fans are the only thing the team has going for them.

Well, they are in the same division as the Jets, I suppose.

April 17, 2013  08:14 AM ET
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I'm afraid the Bills' fans are the only thing the team has going for them.Well, they are in the same division as the Jets, I suppose.

They seem like a loyal bunch. They have fan support even when they play here.

April 17, 2013  08:48 AM ET

So, are the Bills already regretting signing Kevin Kolb?

April 17, 2013  08:48 AM ET

Buddy, Buddy. Jeesh!.."do them good enough to win"....come on man, "Well,".. They do them "well." For future reference Buddy, just remember this: Buddy Nix is a good man, but he never did his job well enough to still be doing it.

April 17, 2013  08:50 AM ET

"I've said this from the start, that two or three of these guys will be franchise quarterbacks. I believe that."

He may very well be right, but figuring out exactly which ones seems especially hard this year.

April 17, 2013  08:51 AM ET

A week before the draft and delusion sets in.

April 17, 2013  09:00 AM ET

So, Buddy thinks there are three franchise QBs in this draft. I notice he did not say "winning franchise" QBs. Every franchise has a QB. Of course Buddy Nix is the same guy that thought Shawn Merriman was worth a big contract two years ago and had to cut him after one year.

April 17, 2013  09:48 AM ET

Kind of sad to see how pathetic this team has become, having seen how great they were back in the Jim Kelly/Andre Reed/Thurman Thomas days. Those were fun teams to watch. With this current front office in place, Bills fans have nothing to look forward to.

April 17, 2013  10:13 AM ET
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So, are the Bills already regretting signing Kevin Kolb?

They probably will, eventually.

April 17, 2013  10:20 AM ET

"This quarterback class is better than everybody thinks it is..."


Says the guy that gave Ryan Fitzsimmons a big bag of money.

April 17, 2013  10:33 AM ET
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Says the guy that gave Ryan Fitzsimmons a big bag of money.

But.....he went to Harvard!

April 17, 2013  10:44 AM ET

Save that #8 for #8 talent. Send a 6th rounder to NY for Tebow. He's about the only thing that might make the Bills an interesting team this year, anyhow.

April 17, 2013  10:47 AM ET

The Bills need to join the CFL.

April 17, 2013  11:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

"This quarterback class is better than everybody thinks it is..." Says the guy that gave Ryan Fitzsimmons a big bag of money.

Says the man who has just hinted to the NFL that he will be taking a QB. Now he doesn't have to be embarrassed about doing it.

April 17, 2013  11:50 AM ET

RIP, Pat Summerall. You were the best.

 
April 17, 2013  01:09 PM ET

It's going to be Nassib. They're not exactly putting up smoke screens, though they don't really need to. Pretty sure Nassib will still be there at #8.

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