Hopefully Nix has learned a lesson

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Jay Glazer of Fox Sports, via Pro Football Talk, is reporting that the New Orleans Saints were willing to give the Buffalo Bills a third round pick to for running back Marshawn Lynch.

Considering that Bills general manager Buddy Nix was in his first year as a general manager hopefully he learned from this blunder.

Nix traded Lynch to the Seattle Seahawks for a fourth round draft pick in the 2011 draft pick and a conditional 2012 draft pick. That means Nix never shopped Lynch around to all the teams.

If Nix had shopped Lynch around Nix would have been able to leverage the Seahawks into giving up a third round draft pick in 2011 and the conditional pick in 2012.

However, he didn’t and we all can complain as much as we want, but the fact of the matter is that it is over and done with. All we can hope for is that he learns from it and hits a solid player with the pick.

In the end, nobody is perfect.

Lynch gets the last laugh

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The Buffalo Bills traded running back Marshawn Lynch to the Seattle Seahawks for a 2011 fourth round draft pick and a conditional 2012 draft pick after several turbulent years.

However, it is Lynch that gets the last laugh.

The Bills traded Lynch to Seahawks team that wasn’t very good, but fortunately for them the rest of their division isn’t good as well. The NFC West divisional title came down to the regular season finale against the Saint Louis Rams.

Seahawks went on to with the contest clinching the division title and a spot in the playoffs with a 7-9 record. That was also the first time a sub .500 team got into the playoffs.

Of course nobody expected them to even win again, especially against the reigning Superbowl Champions New Orleans Saints.

Amazingly, the Seahawks went on to beat the Saints 41-36 with Lynch sealing the game on a highlight 67 yard touchdown run.

The fact of the matter is in the National Football League the passing game opens up the run as skilled players are so strong and fast all it takes is a defensive back to slip a little for an offense to score a passing touchdown.

In the end, hopefully C.J. Spiller is the last running back the Bills select in the first round for a long time.

It starts at the top

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Saturday’s shooting out side a Safeway grocery store that left 19 wounded and six dead that left Arizona House of Representative Gabriel Gifford fighting for her life stunned our country, but it was a stark reminder how dangerous one person can be.

Simply, to stop incidents like these it has to start at the top in our government.

The republican party is well known for its mudslinging and name calling, but since Barrack Obama has taken office their name calling took to new heights describing him and the democratic party as terrorists.  It is this rhetoric that has most likely had a huge part in Saturday’s tragedy.

It isn’t coincidence that a democrat was targeted by alleged gunman Jared Loughner. Loughner was disturbed, but also was most likely influenced by the republican’s rhetoric as after all former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin targeted Gifford’s seat this past election as a key seat for republicans.

People can be easily influenced and if one person going to keep calling someone something after a while people will start to believe it.

The fact is if this is going to stop it has to start with congress.  The name calling, mudslinging and hatred has to stop and it has to start now, because all it does is creates monsters like Loughner.

In the end, if  the republicans don’t change then there will be another incident like this and next time it could be much worst.