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Not quarterback shopping: Buffalo
Posted May. 05 at 10:58 PM
Lots of mock drafts had Buffalo selecting a quarterback, either with pick No. 3 or their early second-rounder. But the Bills not only didn't draft a quarterback but aren't planning on pursuing one when free agency finally happens.
It's just another of the team's questionable personnel decisions, which have included drafting C.J. Spiller at No. 9 overall a year ago, hanging onto Marshawn Lynch until finally trading him before the deadline, and then barely using Spiller during the season.
The team's curious faith in the mediocre Fitzpatrick can be seen at this link. On the bright side, Fitzpatrick did have a nice rapport with Steve Johnson last year. But what about the rest of the team's receivers? Roscoe Parrish had a couple of nice games before being lost for the season, but that's about it.
Interestingly, the Bills didn't elect to draft a receiver of any kind last weekend, evidently happy with their current wideouts and tight ends. So not only are they happy with Fitzpatrick and his 58 percent completion percentage, but they don't think he needs any additional help next year, either.
Posted by DAVID DIGREGORIO | May. 05 at 11:32 PM
I guess they're hoping an improved defense will get their offense more opportunities. Quality through quantity.
Posted by ANDY RICHARDSON | May. 06 at 12:19 AM
I can't fault a BPA strategy. You would think that player would be a QB or receiver at some point in the draft, though.
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