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Merriman 'definitely' won't re-sign with Bills?

Posted on: November 7, 2010 9:50 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Sifting through the introductory quotes from Shawne Merriman's first press conference as a Buffalo Bill, you would think he's thrilled to be there -- Merriman constantly deflected attention from his own career to the talented travails of his new team team.

But there have been plenty of rumblings that Merriman wasn't thrilled about getting nabbed by the winless Bills and flown to Buffalo -- John Czarneck of Fox Sports reports that Merriman 'definitely won't be re-signing with the Bills,' even though they've got a clear need at his position, because of his unhappiness with his current location.

That seems about right, but before we insult Buffalo just because they're a winless team in a boring city who frequently travels to Canada, it's important to note that they might not want to sign Merriman either.

After all, given their record (0-7) and their release of former first-rounders (Marshawn Lynch and Trent Edwards) this year, it's pretty obvious that Buddy Nix and Chan Gailey are cleaning house and putting their stamp on this franchise.

Even if Nix is really high on Merriman (he was a big part of San Diego drafting the linebacker out of Maryland in 2005), overpaying a 26-year-old who moves like a 35-year-old isn't nearly as a intelligent as utilizing resources to pick up a talented linebacker in the draft.

Either way, though, classifying this acquisition as a "symbiotic rental" seems like the best idea.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 30, 2012 1:56 pm
 

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 3, 2011 3:54 am
 

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Since: Feb 5, 2009
Posted on: November 7, 2010 12:39 pm
 

Merriman 'definitely' won't re-sign with Bills?

"How weird, DynastyofPats... I know 2 people from Boston, and they're pompous jackoffs..."


Ha, yup... that pretty much somes most of the population of Boston sports' fans.  I think it has something to do with the disillusionment that because Boston has a handful of the best academic institutions in the world that they are somehow better than everyone else, and by relation, smarter.  It's an elitist attitude.  Its ok.  They don't realize that everyone writes them off as "pompous jackoffs."




Since: Dec 25, 2006
Posted on: November 7, 2010 12:33 pm
 

Merriman 'definitely' won't re-sign with Bills?

Hahaha ... Team Dreek, just bustin chops.

I didn't really mean what I said. I was serious about those three people though.

Never been there so what can I say.



Since: Dec 10, 2008
Posted on: November 7, 2010 12:21 pm
 

Merriman 'definitely' won't re-sign with Bills?

How weird, DynastyofPats... I know 2 people from Boston, and they're pompous jackoffs...



Since: Feb 5, 2009
Posted on: November 7, 2010 12:15 pm
 

Merriman 'definitely' won't re-sign with Bills?

I've got a couple buds from Buffalo and i've been there once for a wedding and decided to make a small vacay out of it.  The town of Buffalo may not have much to offer on the surface, but its a town of good people with an old school American sense of community.  Buffalo's a great town.  It is a complete change of pace from say, oh, San Diego, but its still a great place.  For the record, San Diego is my favorite place in the country.  Especially downtown and Coronado.  I can understand why Merriman wouldn't be so stoked about going from San Diego to Buffalo, but i think if he comes in with an open mind and seriously gives the town a chance (and can get some wins), he may change his mind about staying there.

And the Canada comment... don't even get me started.  Toronto is one of the great cities of the world.  It's an International hub city, much like London or LA or New York, Paris, Hong Kong...  If you don't know this you better ask somebody.  I don't know what he meant by the Canada comment, but that seemed like total ignorance.




Since: Nov 21, 2006
Posted on: November 7, 2010 12:04 pm
 

Merriman 'definitely' won't re-sign with Bills?

Regardless of the cheap shots on Buffalo.  It takes alot of nerve for a guy who essentially just got cut to say something like that.  Poor fella needs to get back on the roids or else I doubt anyones gonna want him next year anyways.



Since: Nov 7, 2010
Posted on: November 7, 2010 12:04 pm
 

Merriman 'definitely' won't re-sign with Bills?

He's got some talent in him when he's healthy, my buddy is a Bills fan and let me tell you he is loyal to them, we live up in Alaska and that guy is at every game at the sports bar up here, he watches the game all the way to the end even if they are getting a beat down. Buffalo will re-build, it will take some time but once they fill a couple of needs they will start to rack up some wins.



Since: Dec 25, 2006
Posted on: November 7, 2010 11:40 am
 

Hick town

I know 3 people from Buffalo and I can't stand any one of em.

Hicks from the sticks


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