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SeanTaylorRIP
10-02-2008, 08:35 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3622918

4 years, $37. 25 million. $18.25 in guarantees.

While a lot of money not hardly the rediculousness of the Bernard Berrian contract.

bigbluedefense
10-02-2008, 08:38 PM
he's a baller.

now if Edwards would just stop checking down so much and throw it to Evans more, they wouldn't be in so many 4th quarter deficits.

I like Edwards a lot, I think he's going to develop into a good qb, but he needs to open up his arm a little more.

Rob S
10-02-2008, 08:38 PM
already had a mini discussion about this in best WR available thread, but I will reiterate my thoughts. It is a little much, as with all contracts nowadays, but he would have gotten more in FA so I am happy. Good move for the Bills and proves to the fans that they are committed to winning for the foreseeable future.

Rob S
10-02-2008, 08:40 PM
he's a baller.

now if Edwards would just stop checking down so much and throw it to Evans more, they wouldn't be in so many 4th quarter deficits.

I like Edwards a lot, I think he's going to develop into a good qb, but he needs to open up his arm a little more.

to be fair, edwards needs to check down a ton of those. You cant launch an accurate long ball in a DT is in your face or a DE is chasing him down. I think Trent has thrown plenty of long balls this year, and has thrown them well. As the season goes on and the OL improves (and Trent learns how to feel the pocket and defenders better) the deep ball will only get better.

SeanTaylorRIP
10-02-2008, 08:42 PM
I will say that Evans is easily a top 3 deep threat wideout in the league, I'm not convinced he is a stand alone #1 wideout but I thought the same of Santana Moss a couple years ago. But as long as the Bills have a nice possession receiver along with Evans, he will definitely earn his money.

bigbluedefense
10-02-2008, 08:43 PM
to be fair, edwards needs to check down a ton of those. You cant launch an accurate long ball in a DT is in your face or a DE is chasing him down. I think Trent has thrown plenty of long balls this year, and has thrown them well. As the season goes on and the OL improves (and Trent learns how to feel the pocket and defenders better) the deep ball will only get better.

whatsup with that oline? they have a solid leftside yet no running lanes for Lynch.

I don't get that line.

I think Edwards is the real deal. I made a thread on it prior to the season.

bigbluedefense
10-02-2008, 08:44 PM
I will say that Evans is easily a top 3 deep threat wideout in the league, I'm not convinced he is a stand alone #1 wideout but I thought the same of Santana Moss a couple years ago. But as long as the Bills have a nice possession receiver along with Evans, he will definitely earn his money.

I don't get why the Skins don't use Moss the way the Pats use Welker. He'd be unstoppable if you mixed in some Welker routes and screen passes to go along with his deep threat ability.

Rob S
10-02-2008, 08:45 PM
whatsup with that oline? they have a solid leftside yet no running lanes for Lynch.

I don't get that line.

I think Edwards is the real deal. I made a thread on it prior to the season.

I love Edwards for sure.

The OL just has flat out not been that good. I am as perplexed as you. Peters has been average since coming back, thats the biggest thing. Langston Walker is outplaying him terribly.

SeanTaylorRIP
10-02-2008, 08:47 PM
Easy, Antwaan Randle El and James Thrash are #2 and 3 on the depth chart. Thrash I can hardly even consider a receiver at this point. We could see Santana make such a move in the future if Malcolm Kelly or Devin Thomas develops.

Vox Populi
10-02-2008, 08:57 PM
Peters has just been awful this year. He is out of shape and missing TC and the preseason REALLY hurt him. Which is kind of a good thing when you consider the Bills are 4-0 with **** left tackle play. Peters has given up sacks in the past two games and several tackles for losses as well, plus he has had the most penalties of any of our linemen. He needs to get his **** together and I'm glad we didn't cave to his demands. Maybe if he actually showed up to camp and what not he could have played for a new contract. He pretty much has ****** his chances for that up. It'll be at least a year longer he will have to wait for an extension now.

As for the rest of the line. The running game problem starts and ends with the inability of any lineman not named Peters to pull and block down field. Peters is sick at blocking down field and pulling and I can say that he has still done that this year and I have to give him props for that. Butler CAN'T get down field, not can Walker or Dockery. If Fowler isn't lined up with a tackle over him he is good at getting down field, otherwise he is stuck at the LOS because he can't hold up against any decent sized nose tackles.

The Bills line has been very average and inconsistent this year. When we run a short quick read spread offense out of the shotgun in the no huddle at the end of the first half and in pretty much every fourth quarter the offense has been unstoppable. Other than that though its been very up and down.

SuperMcGee
10-02-2008, 10:09 PM
he's a baller.

now if Edwards would just stop checking down so much and throw it to Evans more, they wouldn't be in so many 4th quarter deficits.

I like Edwards a lot, I think he's going to develop into a good qb, but he needs to open up his arm a little more.

It's definitely been more open for Edwards this year. We've taken our shots at all points of the game. He's still a fan of the high percentage stuff, which I can't complain about with the RAC ability of Jackson, Lynch, and even Schouman if he could hold onto it, but he's shown great range this year and has not been limited by Schoenrt or himself to the degree he was last year.


As for the rest of the line. The running game problem starts and ends with the inability of any lineman not named Peters to pull and block down field. Peters is sick at blocking down field and pulling and I can say that he has still done that this year and I have to give him props for that. Butler CAN'T get down field, not can Walker or Dockery. If Fowler isn't lined up with a tackle over him he is good at getting down field, otherwise he is stuck at the LOS because he can't hold up against any decent sized nose tackles.


Dockery is supposed to be a good puller, and Butler got down field a decent amount last year, but it's just not there. Fowler is average and Peters is out of it. Walker has had his slips but he's playing very well, especially considering he played a different position from preseason to early season and still rotated up until this week.

Race for the Heisman
10-02-2008, 11:39 PM
Evans is the Harrison to Edwards' Manning, as in Peyton.

MarioPalmer
10-02-2008, 11:43 PM
Lee Evans is a str8 Wide-Out gangsta, I love that kid, I remember him coming out of Wisonsin, he is pure baller, definitly a great signing, here to 4 more years of Evans working those poor AFC East CB's...lol J/K Revis fans, but had to throw that in there...lol

yourfavestoner
10-02-2008, 11:52 PM
To think...we could have had him instead of Reggie Williams...

CC.SD
10-03-2008, 01:36 AM
I don't get why the Skins don't use Moss the way the Pats use Welker. He'd be unstoppable if you mixed in some Welker routes and screen passes to go along with his deep threat ability.

Excellent point, but there's something to be said for a receiver with his skillset running routes associated with a WCO--I'd rather see Moss take a 6 yard slant to the house than see him become a first down machine.

That said, it's not like they're doing the first scenario all that perfectly anyway. Going deep isn't very creative, but the guy's got jets and quicks so why not?


Good for Lee Evans, he'll earn every penny. Don't be too concerned about Trent Edwards' deep ball, he's a young, still developing QB. They'll have the whole arsenal in before it's all said and done.

MetSox17
10-03-2008, 11:47 AM
To think...we could have had him instead of Reggie Williams...

Don't complain, you also could have had Michael Clayton, Michael Jenkins or Rashaun Woods..

drowe
10-03-2008, 12:58 PM
Lee Evans will always be one of my favs. i was at the game against Michigan State when he scored 5 TDs. excellence. glad he got his.