NWBill's Comments

Posted Thursday May 09, 2013, About: This year's Russell Wilson
If the author of this article was close to being on the money, then Barkley would have been taken in the 1st round - no question. But the only QB who WAS taken in that round - and who has a far stronger arm than Barkley - is EJ Manuel (Buffalo). Yeah, Barkey's a good player - and he now finds himself in a good situation. But who knows how good Chip Kelly's offense is going to be in the NFL? And who thinks Barkley's closer to the starting QB job in Phily, than EJ is in Buffalo? Seems to me that the next Russell Wilson is much more likely to be in One Bills Drive, than in Philly.
Posted Tuesday May 07, 2013, About: Geno Smith denies diva claims
Geno, here in America, if you have to SAY that you're not a "diva," then you're a diva, pal!
Posted Sunday March 17, 2013, About: Is Geno Smith guaranteed to go top-10?
I think that the Bills are doing their due diligence on all of the available QBs, but they'd be hard-pressed not to pick Nassib; he's probably the most NFL-ready of the QBs (Geno isn't far behind) and has experience in both the offense that the Bills will be running, and in cold weather. Why take a runner on a guy who doesn't fit either of those criteria, instead of someone that you've seen every day for his entire college career - and who will have next to zero learning time with the offense? Geno's a 2nd rounder at best.
Posted Thursday January 03, 2013, About: Lovie gets an interview in Buffalo
Ralph Wilson? Cheap? Then who was it that gave Mario Williams the highest grossing contract for a defensive line player in league history? You'd better update your knowledge of the Buffalo Bills, if you think money's the primary object here. The Bills are closer to a winning program than many realize, and they just need to get a better coach. That takes money, yeah - and if you think Wilson's gonna give Mario 100 million - but NOT pay a top line coach to lead this team - then you'd better do some more homework. Personally, I'd like to see Chip Kelly or Ken Wisenhunt get the job; I have concerns about Lovie Smith, and I think Andy Reid's gonna end up somewhere that gives him more power. The Bills aren't going to do that ... and really don't need to. Buddy Nix is a GREAT GM, and they have their brain trust in place. A first-line, talented coach, and another good draft (and maybe a QB trade for Alex Smith), and this team will BE THERE.
Posted Friday July 27, 2012, About: Bills have 6-foot-7 Mario Williams on a twin bed
I'm loving all these negative comments about the Bills organization ... I'll remind you all of them when the Bills come to your town and beat your teams - or watch you lose at RW Stadium. You think a guy who's earning 100 million dollars cares about his mattresses all that much? Does Mario Williams look like Albert Haynesworth to you? If so, then get new glasses - and learn the NFL and football better. All you Bills' haters are just showing your biases and lack of information. The Bills have a great staff, they have talent (and now, more depth than they've had in 5 years), a great coaching staff, and a PLAN. The team has executed that PLAN almost to perfection the past three seasons. The wins will come, because the PLAN is coming together quite nicely.

You'll all be reminded of that when your QBs are chased down play after play this coming season.
Posted Saturday July 14, 2012, About: The case for punishing Penn State

"So even if they covered it up in the first place, they're paying the price now."

Are you seriously proposing that, just because PS lost some recruits, and their whole school is experiencing a PR disaster, they're "paying the price" now? With kids and families traumatized? The Paterno family dragged through the mud? Higher-ups at PS committing CRIMINAL ACTS - including "JoePa"? You seem to be saying that, for all of that, the fact that Penn State football won't be decent for years SOMEHOW MAKES UP, OR BALANCES OUT, EVERYTHING ELSE THAT'S HAPPENED!

If that's the case, then you have a serious morals problem, my friend.

Let me clue you in: NO ONE GIVES A D*** ABOUT PENN STATE'S RECRUITMENT ISSUES, except for die-hard PS fans who seem to live inside of a bubble, while the rest of the world revolves round them. This is exactly why people across the country are looking down on Penn State fans right now - it seems to just be about what PENN STATE is going through and suffering ... and everything else is secondary.

Let me repeat, just in case you missed it the first time: there are kids who have been molested, traumatized, and victimized - along with their families. There is a .. less than human being sitting in prison who is the perpetrator - and who should have been stopped years ago, except for the fact that he WORKED FOR A COLLEGE FOOTBALL TEAM.

While the rest of the world is throwing up over that, Penn State seems to be moaning over the little fact that they've LOST RECRUITS TO OHIO STATE!

Are you starting to get a clue about how people feel about your precious school right now?
Posted Saturday July 14, 2012, About: The case for punishing Penn State
There are two questions that need answers here; what can Penn State do for the victims of Sandusky's crimes - other than a deep and heartfelt apology - in order to help them reclaim their shattered lives?

And ... does this horrible incident call into question whether collegiate sports in America is perhaps TOO powerful, TOO influential, in modern society? Universities existed long before the NCAA came into being; and for purposes other than getting enough students to fill stadiums.

I love sports ... but, after this disgusting episode, if it doesn't lead you to question whether education priorities are out of whack, then it's time to look in the mirror. Penn State should be forced to look in the mirror ... but they're not the only ones who should.
Posted Friday July 06, 2012, About: Erie County exec plays hardball with Bills
A lot of posters on this article obviously don't know much about Buffalo, or about the Bills. All you seem to remember are the Super Bowls. That's fine, though .... when the Bills beat your teams this year, maybe then with the rest of the league you'll take notice, and have a little more respect.
Erie County always talks tough about lease deals - just like any other public employee who's involved in those types of things. The Bills will get a lease that they can live with; they'd have had it by now, if it weren't for the economy (you can blame Obama for that).
The Bills will stay in Buffalo - even after Mr. Wilson's eventual passing. NO ONE - not Roger Goodell, the league, Buffalo, the Bills team, or the fans - wants the Bills to leave Western New York. I believe that Jim Kelly will probably end up managing general partner of the new ownership, once the Wilson family is ready to sell. And Goodell will quickly back that deal. He wants a team in LA, yeah ... but he doesn't want to lose the fan base in WNY to get it. There are other teams in MUCH more economic condition to move to LA; the Raiders, for one. Goodell and the league loves Buffalo, and will do what it takes to keep them there.

THEY, at least, respect the team and the area; unlike other people.
Posted Saturday April 14, 2012, About: C.J. Wilson: Rangers 'wasted' his time
Obviously, he was only thinking about HIS schedule, and HIS benefit - not considering what else the Rangers had going on, with all of the expiring deals and contracts coming up that they had to deal with (Kinsler, etc.). Maybe he got pissed at Texas going after Yu Darvish; maybe he didn't like the new menu The Ballpark was thinking of starting; who knows with this guy? Thing is, I think the Rangers saw how he pitched during the World Series, decided that that was all he was capable of, and decided to back-burner him while they went searching elsewhere for arms to get them to a championship. Like he said, they have every right to do what they want - it's their money. I have a feeling, though, that on those game days when he faces his old team and lineup, he's going to wonder if he made the right decision .... just like Anaheim will eventually wonder the same thing.
Posted Friday March 23, 2012, About: Elway: Tebow had say in Jets vs. Jags
I think Tebow's telling the truth, too. Of course, that means John Elway is lying, but then again, he is a senior club official with skin in the game of protecting his and the Broncos' reputations (especially if this trade comes back to bite them). It's entirely possible that Peyton's health won't stand up over a season - and then Denver will be out both a LOT of money, and a QB they went through hell to get, play, and promote. Finally - Elway never felt completely comfortable with Tebow, anyway ... that was clear from the start. So, no matter what he says now, it doesn't fly with me.
Posted Wednesday March 14, 2012, About: Bills an upset winner in Williams chase?
Thanks, Debbie and Mr. Steeler - for years, it seemed to me that no one on this site could say anything good about the Buffalo Bills - or anything at all, except to complain about the weather or losing consecutive Super Bowls. It seems to me that, if you're a REAL fan of the game and you take an honest, dispassionate (hard for fans, I know) view of the Bills, you see a team with a LOT of history, some of the greatest players ever in the NFL, and possibly the most loyal fan base of any team in sports. And if they sign Mario Williams? Well, what does that tell the rest of the league, and football fans in general? Something every Bills fan has always known: that the team tries its' best to win, and has ALWAYS been resilient, a team NO ONE thinks is a pushover, or lays down.

And if you look at owners in the NFL, few are more respected than Ralph Wilson. Bills fans NEVER have to worry about the team packing up moving vans and leaving Buffalo in the middle of the night!

Williams would be a great signing for the Bills' defense; with Williams, the Bills could use their 10th pick to shore up other holes in the team that much quicker, and be that much closer to returning to the playoffs and being a contender. A win-win all round, I'd say .. if it happens.

But if he signs elsewhere, Buddy Nix and Chan Gailey will just continue doing the great job they've been doing the past few years, building the Bills back into contention.
Posted Thursday March 08, 2012, About: Moyer makes case for Rockies roster
Moyer is walking proof of the baseball maxim that if you're a pitcher and you're smart enough to use your talent and stuff in the best way to get guys out and win games, then it doesn't matter how old you are, or whether you throw 95 miles an hour.

Jamie Moyer KNOWS WHAT HE'S DOING out there on a pitching mound; that's why he's still playing.
Posted Wednesday March 07, 2012, About: Rangers teammates crazy for Darvish
The Rangers have got a real gem on their hands ... but it remains to be seen if they get what they paid dearly for. The big question is: when will Major League hitters figure him out? Because they will, eventually. Even with his otherworldly collection of pitches in his arsenal. And THEN, we'll get to see if Yu can do the one thing MLB does best: adjust to the sport's biggest stars, who've seen you pitch a few times.

For me, the games where Yu and the Rangers meet Anaheim and Albert Pujols will be the real ticket!! THOSE will be the matchups we'll see in replays over and over again .... no matter which one of them wins!
Posted Tuesday February 28, 2012, About: Two-team bidding war for RG3
Let me predict something. The Buffalo Bills will trade to the Rams the 10th pick overall, their 4th round pick this year, CB Terence McGee, and offensive tackle Demetrius Bell for the 2nd pick in the draft, and take RGIII.
Posted Saturday February 25, 2012, About: Hamilton: I don't owe the Rangers
Nobody "owes" anybody anything. Loyalty in sports went out years ago. The Rangers have done great things for Hamilton, it's true ... and he's played very well. But you know what? Sobriety is HIS choice - not the Rangers, and not the fans. HE decides if it's going to rule his life, or not. I think he's smart enough to realize that. But the bottom line is this: the Rangers will do what's best for the Rangers 1ST, and Josh will do what's best for Josh 1ST. If those two things happen to connect, he will re-sign. if not, he walks. Everybody needs to understand that. We can speculate all day long on what SHOULD happen ... but if you don't think the Rangers haven't made plans for life without Josh Hamilton, you're nuts. And if you also don't think Hamilton has weighed playing for the team who will give him what he wants the most, you're also nuts. And, in that back-and-forth, guess what? The fans don't enter into it. Not at all. We don't live with Josh Hamilton. We don't work for the Rangers. We have our own agendas ... which may (or may not) coincide with either the team's, or Hamilton. At the end of the day, so far, the Texas Rangers have NOT won a World series WITH Josh Hamilton, so the question becomes - can they win it WITHOUT him, and, if so - when and how does that happen?
Posted Thursday February 16, 2012, About: D-Will doesn't want to hear about Jeremy Lin
This is the guy that got run off of the Jazz because he thinks he knows everything. He's right about one thing, though ... he needs to focus on why he's on a loser team and the point guard who couldn't stop a new, unknown guard to score 25 points on him. Yeah, he's frustrated hearing about Lin because he knows that he's not in Lin's league right now. Hearing that name causes him pain because it's a reminder of his own shortcomings.
Posted Wednesday February 15, 2012, About: Jocketty: Oswalt's waiting for Texas
I think he wants to pitch for the Rangers more than the Rangers want or need him; he's placed too many conditions on signing with someone, and there are questions about exactly how much he has left. Texas has made a conscious effort to home-grow their roster (Yu Darvish being the sole exception) as much as possible over the past few years, and it's worked out wonderfully for them - I don't see them putting money someplace where they may not get a lot back in return.
Posted Monday February 13, 2012, About: Luck vs. Griffin worth debating?
it worries me that RGIII seems to be so wrapped up in being drafted #1 instead of Luck. Whether he's #1 or #2, or whatever, he's going to get his money - he's obviously that good. I don't mind self-confidence, but he seems to be demanding that people value him more than Andrew Luck - and Luck really IS the second coming of John Elway. Given the hit-or-miss nature of high-draft quarterbacks, if I were RGIII, I would tone it down a little and be more grateful that he's worked hard to get in this position - and then let the chips fall where they may. With two QBs this talented at the top of the draft, there may well end up being some kind of blockbuster trade that remakes the whole thing in the blink of a phone call. Just ask Eli Manning and Philip Rivers what it's like to face something like that.
If RG's as smart as he thinks he is, he'll be a little more sanguine about the whole thing and try to prepare himself for anything - cause that's probably what will happen on draft day.
Posted Monday February 13, 2012, About: Hamilton contract talks on hold
He's a risk, and it's the smart thing to table contract talks until some time has passed. If it were me, I'd table them until the All Star break; Josh needs to show that he's working with his support team and can be someone who is on top of his issues before the Rangers give him boatloads of money. He knows it, and the team knows it. Luckily, the Rangers are led by two very smart and very pragmatic guys; Jon Daniels and Nolan Ryan. They're going to do what's best for the TEAM, and then what's best for Hamilton health-wise .... and that's the way it should be. He's a great player, and these relapses aren't really all that surprising, given what he did to himself earlier in his career. I mean, when you miss three whole seasons from drugs and alcoholism, that's a serious, big thing. Unlike some other teams, though, the Rangers aren't going to squeeze every little bit out of this guy and then toss him on the trash heap. If Josh is willing to do what he needs to do in order to make sure he has a life after baseball, then he'll see the money. If not, then .....
Posted Thursday January 19, 2012, About: Prince decision may still rest with Rangers owners
Now that the Rangers snagged Darvish (and possibly the best rotation in the AL), my sense now is that Fielder will be in Texas if he wants to win, and get to the Series. Signing with anyone else sends the message that it's more about the benjamins than it is the ring - and Fielder wants to have a greater legacy than his dad did. So .... the only question now is how much he's going to try to soak out of Nolan Ryan. My guess - when it's all said and done; 3 years, 45 million - with a club option for a fourth year. Limited no-trade clause, and health/batting incentives attached.
Posted Saturday January 14, 2012, About: Rangers could afford Prince and Yu
Fielder wants a championship, and right now the Rangers are a lot closer to that than the Mariners. With Seattle, he'd be a big, SINGULAR part of the offense. In Texas, he wouldn't have to bash, bash, bash ALL of the time. he'd be surrounded by Hamilton, Cruz, and their other great hitters - he woudn't have to carry the burden himself. As well as make a nice piece of change for the next few seasons. One thing the Rangers WON'T do, is give in to Boras' demands for a really long contract. The Rangers learned their lesson with Alex Rodriguez, and that will NEVER happen on Nolan Ryan's watch. Look for a 6-7 year deal at 18M/yr, with an opt-out clause after 3 years.

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