Originally Posted by 100027
Originally Posted by 651akathePaul
Guys like Sammy get through that a lot quicker. They also have a defense in place that keeps them in the games while their offense gets better and better throughout the season. Stevie is a #2 receiver who had to play in the #1 role. Robert Woods is ready flourish and Mike Williams is there now. That is more than sufficient. Stevie was the odd man out.
I agree their defense should be good. It was very good last year, but:
-They lost Byrd
-They lost Pettine
We've seen 5 WRs as hyped as Watkins bust in the last 10 years.
They're not in the position to be throwing away firsts when they could easily draft in the top 10 next year.
If you are part of the Bills organization you would have a much more optimistic view than you do now as an outside observer of the franchise. For one, they probably don't do that trade if they feel like Sammy is one of those receivers that bust, so you can't take an outsiders perspective and tab it to an organizational direction. It just doesn't align with there thought pattern in the first place, so it sets opinions out on different paths. Now, since they don't feel Sammy will bust, then they obviously believe he will be that huge difference maker that most expect him to be, which completely justifies that trade.
Given where this division is, I think they feel -- and I do too -- that they have a very good chance to sneak away with it. The whole mindset of assuming they would get a top ten pick next year doesn't register with them in the here and now. They wanted Sammy and they got him. If he busts, players get hurt, EJ proves to be garbage and/or the coaching staff can't figure it out, then yes, you're probably right. But that isn't the way an organization would approach it. Not when you haven't been to playoffs in how many years.