This Line = Top 10 Rushing Offense/Sacks Cut in Half

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  1. bdiddy

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    Sing LeCharles Bently
    Restructure McKinney's Contract
    2nd Round - McNeil (probably gone) or Johnathan Scott
    4th Round - Will Allen

    Have Pitts and McNeil/Scott compete for LT spot, winner is LT, loser is RT.

    Have Allen compete with McKinney and Weigert for guard, most likely just depth until Weigert retires in a 1-2 years.

    Pitts/Draft Pick - McKinney - Bently - Weiger - Draft Pick/Pitts

    Missed out on Leonard Davis Take on Draft Board:
    1. Will will not get all the picks you suggest, but I would love it if it could come true.

    2. Leonard Davis is not that great of a lineman. He is consistantly overweight/underperforming, his feet are very questionable, he over-extends himself when trying to use his hands. He is huge and has good strength and if properly motivated has good potential. It also hurts that the cardinals have played him out of position at tackle at times. I can live with Davis, but please do not suggest the signing of Mike Williams (which you haven't but others have on this board).

    Others have a Davis take, or thoughts on the line.
     
  2. TheOgre

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  3. titan hater

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    Is Hodgens out of the equation then? I thought he showed some flashes prior to getting hurt...
     
  4. bdiddy

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    My bad TheOrge

    Hogdon is not out of the picture, but I think he is a backup. Bently is in his 4th year, a two time pro bowler (one time alternate) - once at center, once at guard, and a great young player.
     
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  6. Grid

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    not bad, you didnt mention Wand though. I see him as depth at the very least, and our new RT at the very most.

    Bentley.. i really want him but he wont be cheap. its his 4th year and he is going to his second pro bowl. Also.. he has played most of his games but has had a couple injuries..and knee surgery.

    Hodgdon could be our future at center.. but Bentley would be an immediate upgrade there.. and Hodgdon can take the position from him if he is good enough.

    If we get Kubiak and he starts building our line in the Denver mold.. look for the smaller offensive linemen to be our prime targets. Guys like Samson Satele put of Hawaii. Alot of Denver's Oline are late round picks, or undrafted free agents.. because they are all viewed as undersized. But they work in the Denver scheme... so id look for us to maybe only grab one Olineman on the first day.. and stock up in the later rounds.
     
  7. outofhnd

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    yea either way hogdon is our center of the future I think Lecharles Bentley is an upgrade but how would he do in a denver type system? Will he sign here?We definately need a tight end to play unless joppru performs some sort of tiny tim miracle and does some amazing things... either way pick one up we gambled on joppru playing last year and that cost us big time.. If you dont think so look at alex smith in TB.. I think if mathis can improve his hands and route running in the offseason he will be our #2 burner type reciever.. unless we go west coast scheme then we go with gaffney in #2 roll bradford I think is gone... he had one good game in jacksonville after that just flashes... and some very noticeable drops..
     
  8. bdiddy

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    I agree about the statement that if (really a matter of when) Kubiak comes we will be looking for smaller more athletic lineman. However, this will not happen all at once given we have too much $$$ invested in several lineman. Pitts is a definite keeper and will work well within the system at tackle or guard. Bently would be great no matter what system, he is possibly the best center in the NFL. McKinney could be reasonable at guard but not center (needs to lose 20lbs.). Weigert will stay 1-3 years. Wand is unknown. He looks horrible, slow feet, blocks high, over extends and uses hands poorly. He may turnout ok, but is a backup at this point.

    We need to draft a young athletic tackle with good feet to play RT (or compete with Chester, loser going to RT) and a guard for depth.
     


  9. Kaiser Toro

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    You kind of forgot about the highest paid lineman and I have to tell you the cap hit has not. Wade is signed through 2009 and will count as 5.1 in 2006.

    If you want us to look away from your source on Kubiak you need to be a little tighter on your takes.
     
  10. bdiddy

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    I am not forgetting about Wade. He simply is not a legit starter in the zone blocking scheme. Casserly made a mistake signing him to such a large contract. The Texans will be forced to have a very expensive backup tackle.

    McKinney is going to redo his deal. He does not want to leave Houston.

    Weigert will be done in 1-3 years, his contract is up next year.

    I am not forgetting, just deemed not worthy of mentioning Wade. If you want to cut him go for it, but his cap hit does not justify it. Is he bad, yes, but he can be a good backup.

    I know you are still on me about my source but even John McClain could figure out that Kubiak is the next coach and Gray will be offered the DC job tomorrow. Granted he is an *****, but I am sure I am not the only one who has access to this source.
     
  11. Vinny

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    Gray works for the Bills and can't take a OC job but can take the HC job.....unless he is fired (and that could happen...but probably not before tomorrow). You can't hire someone else's OC's in a lateral move. Cam Cameron interviews Sunday as well.
     
  12. bdiddy

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    He will be the DC not OC. He resigned from his post with the Bills yesterday. Additionally, he could be promoted to DC/Assistant Head Coach.
     
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    DC -OC...same thing as I meant coordinator. Gray did not resign yesterday either. The Bills fired 5 assistants and still owns the rights to Gray at this moment. Some of your stuff is brutally hard to take.
     
  14. Grid

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    Darryn Colledge looks like a likely candidate for an RT that we can get in the second round, that would fit the Denver style of Oline. Probably not necessary though.. since they have managed to build a really good line from late round picks in Denver.

    http://www.nfldraftcountdown.com/scoutingreports/ot/daryncolledge.html


    His run blocking is suspect.. but id expect most undersized tackles to be scouted as having suspect run blocking in College.
     
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    He did resign, maybe not released officially, but he has resigned.

    See http://billsinsider.com (middle of page).
     
  17. Coach C.

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    I think the best thing to do with Wade would be to shop him and see if we can get anything for him. I would take almost anything hopefully a 4th or 5th or maybe a young player.

    Sign Lecharles Bentley 6yrs 25M
    Low-tender- Wand and Brown
    Keep- Pitts, Restructured McKinney, Weigert, Wade
    Draft Picks- ? Know my guys, but not yet going to make those picks.
     
  18. Vinny

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    hasnt happened yet
     
  19. bdiddy

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    I agree, but no one will take Wade or at least not his contract. I would take a 6th rounder in 2010 for Wade, I just do not think it will happen.
     
  20. bdiddy

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    Keep going down the page.

    If you doubt what I am telling you that is fine, just ignore it.
     

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