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Buffalo Bills do the Safety Dance


The re-signing of Aaron Williams does not solve the safety issue.  The Buffalo Bills re-signed Williams to a lucrative four-year contract on Wednesday.  They overpaid, they had to overpay, they just overpaid for the wrong guy.  Although my spidey-sense tells me Jairus Byrd never wanted to be in Buffalo and is putting on a good show for the front office, I don’t think the Bills had any other choice, but to make this deal.  Good for you Mr. Williams.

Aaron Williams will forever be remembered, in my mind, as the pick right before Andy Dalton and Colin Kaepernick.  In other words, the Bills chose a safety before their franchise quarterback, but I digress.

The Williams signing is good for the Bills, but doesn’t solve the issue of letting Byrd fly the coop.  Aaron Williams is not in the upper tier of safeties.   I expect to see new mock drafts depicting the number nine pick with the best safety inserted into that position.  Will the Bills use that pick for a safety?

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  • chas territo

    Well…? Doug Whaley gave an Radio Interview on the John Murphy show about Byrd. Maybe you should look it up and listen to it. It’s on WGR55o am radio here in Buffalo, New York. Now I gave you all the info for finding this interview so no excuses for thinking how much you missed the point.
    Aaron 2 Bills is our best Safety as stamped with this contract. Playing beside Byrd made us have a great tandem at the 2 different Safety positions, one Free and the other Strong. Once you figure out who plays which then you will know which is the most valued and valuable Safety and why that Safety is considered what they are appointed as best, then your story loses points. In today’s game 2 Bills is the more important Safety not Byrd. Adding to that A. 2 Bills is a better cover safety, a much better tackler and his percentages are also better than Byrd’s are. So Byrd will move on I accept that, but blame is undeserved by both Byrd ans OBD it’s the NFL and how they do business. Read on…

    Byrd was reportedly offered 10 million over 3 years and declined A lot
    of money, money most think because he declined that labels him as
    greedy. Is it true or just another spin saving face for OBD? I put this
    out there because I also heard it was for only 3 years as most have also
    heard. Does it occur to anyone his declining to sign could have been because of
    the years offered not the money? Of course not. Fans do not look deeper
    than the head line of any story. One thing that HAS been consistent is Byrd wanted an extension for a longer term
    and Supposedly OBD held firm at 3 years on the contract offer. If you
    look at it like that Byrd doesn’t look as greedy as our somewhat lazy
    fans only see. Myself I don’t blame anyone, a player plays to and for
    his salary. A team plays that player till contracts need doing. If a team
    pays any player what amount they do, the player deserves that much.
    Simple economics. But us fans don’t see it that way, we see greed,
    selfishness and a lassie faire attitude. Give Byrd some credit for
    looking out for himself. After all he is not related to any one of us.
    GO BILLS!!