Buffalo Bills Honoring Hometown Connection


Dec 1, 2013; Toronto, ON, Canada; Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone reacts after a penalty is called against his team during the second half against the Atlanta Falcons at the Rogers Center. Falcons beat the Bills 34 to 31 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 1, 2013; Toronto, ON, Canada; Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone reacts after a penalty is called against his team during the second half against the Atlanta Falcons at the Rogers Center. Falcons beat the Bills 34 to 31 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

A couple of weeks ago, the Buffalo Bills brought in corner back Corey Graham from the Baltimore Ravens. Graham said he loved coming back to his hometown. Graham played high school football for Turner Carroll HS.

Yesterday, the Buffalo Bills made another move to bring home another player; Mike Williams. Williams is two years younger than Graham and attended Riverside HS during his time here in Buffalo.

Is Buffalo looking to use that hometown familiarity to lure players back here? Could be possible with Graham, but trading for Williams doesn’t really fall into that category. If that is the case with Graham, why not. It is tough enough to bring players to the Buffalo area during free agency.

With Mike Williams coming to Buffalo on a low risk trade and little financial obligation for the Bills this year, could this be an move to possibly move Stevie Johnson? If the Bills pick up Mike Evans in the draft, I think it might be certain that Stevie’s fate is just about done here in Buffalo.

Williams has similar number to Johnson and is a couple of years younger than him. Mike Williams has a better yards per game and a better average than Johnson does. If you look at the same years for each of them , 2010 to 2013, Johnson has 6 more games than Williams does and it occurred last year. Johnson only has 600 more yards than Williams does as well. So number- wise they are similar. There is no change is height advantage for either of them but it is said that Williams plays bigger than he stands.

I think that with Williams coming in and if Evans is drafted, Johnson might be on his way out, because the Bills are able to save money with Williams rather than with Johnson and Williams. The Bills could get something out of Johnson if traded and possibly move up in next years draft and get a better deal than just a 6th round pick for him.

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  • Paul Kawalerski

    What’s up with the picture. Is that suppose to be some subliminal message about Stevie? Something positive please.

  • Paul Kawalerski

    I would like to see both Williams and Stevie here this year and let the cream rise to the top. We were all singing Stevie’s praises the two years he had 1,000 yard seasons, but after one down year many people want to get rid of him. Stevie may not be #1 WR material, but he has been a productive player who really has not had much help in the QB department.