On my way home Monday night from college WGR 550 had a special show called Overtime from 7-9p.m. for the upcoming National Football League Draft and proposed the question what if the Buffalo Bills took a running back at ninth overall?
Unless C.J. Spiller is the next Barry Sanders, taking a running back at ninth overall would go down as one of the worst picks in the history of the Bills draft next to wide Receiver Roscoe Parrish.
In the 2005 Draft the Bills took Parrish in the second round. That Draft the Bills had no first rounder as they traded it away to take quarterback JP Losman the year before.
With the Bills needing an offensive tackle then general manager Tom Donahoe took Parrish and has now gone down as the worst Bills gm ever.
First, general manager Buddy Nix would contradict himself as in his introductory press conference that big men are the building blocks of an organization.
Secondly, the Bills signed running back Walter Mendenhall who is a powerback and have Fred Jackson who is their all around playmaker, so they don’t need Spiller as he isn’t a compliment.
Also, running back Marshawn Lynch is still with the team, so until he is gone a running back is out of the realm of possibility
In the end, the Bills have too many important needs that have to be filled and if they don’t address them then they should be fired.
Good night and good luck.
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has escaped having to appear in a court room to face charges of sexual assault where a person is innocent until proven guilty, but that doesn’t mean his trouble end there.
According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, via ProFootballTalk.com, later this week Roethlisberger will enter the court of National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell and when a person enters there you are guilty of something.
At the very least Roethlisberger is guilty of sheer stupidity for allowing himself to be put in this position again, but if there is was a secret settlement he is guilty of a lot more.
Also, in addition to the sexual assault charges Roethlisberger should be facing charges for providing alcohol to a minor as Bright did confirm he provided drinks to the victim and her friends that were there.
In the end, Roethlisberger will be lucky if he gets off with a susupension that is less than a year.
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin had a breakout season last year. For that the Cowboys should be paying the man already, but that isn’t the case and now Austin is staying away from offseason programs, according to ESPN Radio in Dallas, via ProFootballTalk.com.
The reason that Austin isn’t getting paid is due to the fact his contract has expired in the wrong year with this year being an uncapped year.
Normally, Austin would be an unrestricted free agent that would have been franchise tagged, but this year he is just a restricted free agent.
The lack of negotiations would be excusable if Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo or outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware’s contracts had to be done, but they are currently locked into longterm deals.
In the end, if they make Austin play under his tender it is the wrong thing to do as it could upset him to the point where he will demand to get traded, which would be bad considering they have no other legitament wide receiver.
According to ProFootballTalk.com, the Pittsburgh Steelers have trade wide receiver Santonio Holmes to the New York Jets. You got to give them credit for finally taking a stand.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have always been a classy organization. With drafting Holmes they thought they took a talented wide receiver that they could turn into a solid citizen.
However, that isn’t the case as Holmes has most likely got busted for smoking weed with the current four game suspension imposed on him.
People may say that I am contradicting myself with my recent article on Buffalo Bills running back Marshawn Lynch.
However, the fact is they are two totally different things as Lynch’s problem is the people he hangs with while Holmes is drugs and it is much easier to straighten a person out not on drugs.
In the end, the Steelers have realized that it is time to purge people like Holmes even if it means taking a step back and should be applauded for it.