Back in 2001 with rookie head coach Gregg Williams the Buffalo Bills tried to trade back into the first round of the that year’s National Football League Draft , which they couldn’t and that eventually cost Williams his job.
History has just repeated itself as with another head coach in his first season with the Bills the team once again failed to trade back into the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft and with Bills Vice President of College Scouting Tom Modrak allowing that to happen again he needs to go.
Modrak did not oversee the 2001 NFL Draft as he was hired by then general manager Tom Donahoe in June of 2001. However, he should still know what happened as he was hired only two months after the draft.
That means this time around he should have argued heavily to take Tebow ninth overall, but that is not his philosophy as it is the best player available on their board usually.
In the end, it is time for an overall in the scouting department, which will hopefully take place soon with the Draft being over and scouts contracts being set to expire soon.
Good night and good luck
The Buffalo Bills got greedy by selecting running back CJ Spiller instead of addressing a big need as they thought foolishly they could trade back into the first round to get their quarterback.
However, that didn’t happen and now they are going to pay the price as according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter the Bills were trying to trade back into round one to select quarterback Tim Tebow.
The quarterback position is the most important position on a football team and the sad part is that history has repeated itself with the exact same scouting staff in regards to the exact same position.
In the 2001 National Football League Draft the Bills tried to trade back into the first round to draft quarterback Drew Brees, but couldn’t and eventually was drafted by the San Diego Chargers at the top of the second round.
So, you think that the Bills would be careful and make sure they got their franchise quarterback by selecting Tebow with the ninth overall pick right? Wrong, as the business side of the NFL overruled it as they had to make sure they got an immediate impact player at ninth overall.
Now, I am not the only one who recommend that the Bills take Tebow ninth overall as NFL.com’s Vic Carucci wrote that the Bills should take Tebow ninth overall as there was growing speculation that someone would take him in the high second early first round, which turned out to be true as he was taken 25th overall by the Denver Broncos.
In the end, if the Bills do take a quarterback they better pray that their pick turns into a franchise quarterback while Tebow flops or it could be another 10 years without the playoffs for Bills fans.
When Buffalo Bills general manager Buddy Nix kept assistant general manager Tom Modrak I had a bad feeling.
Well my worst fears came true with the Bills picking running back CJ Spiller.
I cannot expressed how angered and upset I am at the pick as it looks like they are content with Kyle Williams at nose tackle.
I am okay with left tackle Demetrius Bell at left tackle as he is going into his third year.
Let’s face it and call it for what it is a flashy desperation pick to hopefully win right away as the Bills are hoping Spiller generate points in any way possible.
Well Nix is wrong as there is another way to generate better field position and points through an elite nose tackle.
Nose tackles are pinnacle to a defense as their stoutness in the run game puts the offense into third down and long situation, which are very hard to convert.
The Bills for years now have picked the best player available on their boards and it has not worked.
In the end, the Bills had a ton of need, but instead went flashy and now they will pay for it in April.
It was reported a while ago that the Washington Redskins were letting other teams know that they are intending on taking a quarterback with the fourth overall pick.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter on ESPN Radio stated that everyone could be surprised today on who the Redskins will pick, which has me wondering if they are serious about a quarterback?
The answer is yes as right now they don’t have quarterback Donovan McNabb signed to a longterm contract. That mean the Reskins have to have a backup plan in case.
Also, Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan has a history if drafting a young quarterback when he has an established veteran.
While as the Denver Broncos head coach Shanahan drafted quarterback Jay Cutler even though they had quarterback Jake Plummer.
In the end, we won’t know what will happen until the Redskins pick.