According to ProFootballTalk.com, National Football League Players Association executive director Demaurice Smith told reporters he is watching how much owners are going to spend when free agency opens March 5th.
Man Smith has NFL owners shaking in their boots now!
Really who the heck does he think he is?
Like owners are going to be scared of him since he has a few political connections.
Let’s see as I recall there is an NFL owner that is the United States Ambassador to Ireland that has direct ties to the President in Pittsburgh Steelers owner Dan Rooney.
Also, who are owners going to spend big money contracts on outside of running back Darren Sproles, wide receiver Antonio Bryant, and defensive end Julius Peppers.
Like owners are going to spend big money on a aging running back in Ladainian Tomlinson and injury prone running back Brian Westbrook.
In the end Smith needs to shut up bend over and take one for the team, because when a lockout happens the deal is only going to get worst for the players.
Good night and good luck.
Some experts thought there might be a chance that Oklahoma State offensive lineman Russel Okung would fall to the Buffalo Bills at ninth overall.
Simply, the Bills have a better chance at seeing pigs fly.
Okung benched pressed 225 pounds 38 times, which is second to Arkansas offensive lineman Mitch Petrus who did 45.
If Okung were to run the 40 yard dash in 5.0 seconds or less he will solidify a spot in the top five at the very least.
In the end its time for the Bills to look at other options at offensive tackle.
According to the Newark Star Ledger, via ProFootballTalk.com, New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese and defensive end Osi Umeniyora had a sit down.
With Buffalo Bills defensive end Aaron Schobel’s future in theair one has to wonder if the Bills enquired about Umeniyora.
Umeniyora’s was benched after week 12 last year as his play wasn’t very good.
That has prompted a reuest to be traded or not play at all.
The Bills most likely have made a preliminary call to see if he is available and if so for how much.
If the Bills can snag Umeniyora for a fourth it would be will worth it as, especially if Schobel retires.
In the end with Gailey’s comments that he will fit his schemes to his players you can expect some head scratching moves.
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey for the spoke to the media for the first time in a while.
One thing that came out of the press conference is that the Bills don’t need outside linebackers.
When commenting on Aaron Schobel in regards to what he would play if he returns Gailey stated he sees him more as a outside linebacker.
That pretty much means the defensive ends. From last year’s 4-3 will play outside linebacker.
The transition should be easy as the only difference is that an outside linebacker covers more and uses a two point stance.
As for the defensive ends they will most likely be Kyle Williams at the left defensive with Chris Kelsay at the right defensive end, and Marcus Stroud at the nose tackle.
Obviously this could change if Schobel retires or the Bills acquire a nose tackle.
In the end the Bills don’t need a nose tackle as there is no difference from being double teamed in a 4-3 versus a 3-4.
The Buffalo Bills biggest need is offensive tackle in the April’s upcoming National Football League Draft.
However, things are starting to look like th Oklahoma defensive tackle Gerald McCoy could fall to the Bills.
That is due in part to economics of the game forcing offensive players towards the top of the draft.
That in turn will force top defensive prospects to slide down in the draft.
With Ndamukong Suh of Nebraska being the top rated defensive tackle, McCoy will slide further than expected.
In the end if McCoy is there the Bills will take him.
The contracts that are given to the prospects at the top of the National Football League Draft have become so obsurd certain positioons are not even considered anymore.
Its a sad sight to see that these contact are affecting who is going first overall this April.
According to ESPN”s John Clayton, the teams picking in the first three spots overall will not take a defensive tackle or safety due to the amount of money in each contract of those spots.
It should never come down to this as teams should be allowed to take the best player available.
However, thanks to the former National Football League Players Association executive driector Gene Upshaw things are now a complete mess.
In the end a rookie cap will be a welcomed sight.