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Merrimanâ€™s â€śexciting newsâ€ť is a two-year extension with the Bills | ProFootballTalk
When I read this, I thought it wouldn't be a bad idea on a low-risk type of deal.
Then again, it's the Bills, so of course they'll do something stupid...
Buffalo Bills keep LB Shawne Merriman with two-year contract - ESPN
Over $5 million per season??? Every Patriots fan should be thankful for Buddy Nix :singing:
It's freezing there and the team sucks, must of been a good amount of money. Or bills must have pictures
Incredible. Absolutely incredible. The Bills are the Miami Sharks from Any Given Sunday. The owner is trying to sabotage the team so they'll move to LA. There's just no other explanation. None. I'm at a loss of words.
Merriman will prove his talent wasn't all about steroids. We have the same three-year sack total (four), and let's remember all of the great films I made post-NFL.
All the best,
I liked that storyline in "Major League" better....
Coach-"I thought we didn't have any high-priced talent?"
GM-"Well forget about Dorn because he's only high-priced."
Not really a bad move for the Bills. Low risk, high reward. If he regains even a portion of his old form, it's a genius move.
One less hole to fill on that defense...
Dude, Merriman is DONE. TOAST. IT'S ALL OVAAAHHHH.
There's no way this guy is coming back. Do you realize that his position requires speed where split second separates the elite from the CFL? This guy was a pass-rush specialist who just had speed and momentum; no strength or coverage skills. He can't shed a block standing flat footed; he did nothing but bull rush quarterbacks. This is like a full-time, specialist kickoff returner blowing out his knee and achilles heel.
Since his 2007 season, Merriman has four sacks. Four. Knee ligaments, calf injuries, foot injuries. He has played in just 17 games. He's done. Done. Done. And every team in the NFL, except one, knows it.
This guy is like a scrap heap of rusted metal, fused together with straws, with a BMW logo on it.
That salary is not a bargain by any means. That is a LOT of money for a really low-reward, high-risk player. At his best, he could string together 8 sacks (there are plenty of guys you get this offseason for that money and production.) There's more than a 50% chance that he'll play less than six games next year, if he even plays at all.
The Bills would rather bring in some recognizable has-beens like TO and Merriman than get off their asses and do some homework.
Don't take my word for it: just look at the Bills consistent failures over the last decade. This is exactly why.
LOL @ 8.75M per season for Merriman's services. He probably wasn't even worth that much in his Roided Up prime and now he is a shell of his former self. *shrugs* This is why the Pats dominate in the salary cap era. They don't make stupid signings like the Bills.
Peppers got 12-14. Peppers was also healthy, the most sought after defensive player in football, a free agent, and in the middle of an insane bidding war.
Merriman gets almost 9?
Banta-Cain (10.5 sacks in contract year) got 4.5.
lmfao!!!! This team is insane. Banta-Cain is better and less risky than Merriman, Merriman doubles his salary. Peppers is about 100x more valuable than Merriman, yet Merriman approaches that level.
With maybe the exception of the Raiders, the Buffalo Bills are the worst run organization in football and have been every since John Butler left.
In the last decade, Matt Millen says Howdy!
The Lions have been irrelevant for so long, I completely forgot about them.
You've gotta start wondering when a regime change is coming. I mean, come on now! Here is a typical year for Buffalo.
January- End of another miserable season, but much hope for the future.
February- Bills decide to keep most of management in tact, despite the UN threatening sanctions. Jim Kelly threatens buy a television network with a 24/7 loop of Buffalo's four Super Bowl losses. Thurman Thomas begins a hunger strike outside the Ralph, trying himself to a tree, but abandons it once he realizes he's fat and hungry.
March- Management gets kicked in balls by a bunch of thug players who diss them and humiliate them by forcing them to wear pantyhose, proclaiming that these fans deserve better. They walk out of the office and spit on pudgy, senile pile stacked up the wall.
April- Management recovers from their testicle injuries, but unfortunately have been reading books about religion and science, and haven't really followed the draft. Their scouts harry into the hospital, hair-tussled and red-faced, to ask permission to talk to Jeff George.
Late April- Players and fans start getting excited about some great draft picks. Management has decided that JP Losman + Trent Edwards is better than Tom Brady, based on combined passer rating.
Draft Day- Bills kick fans and players in the balls by reaching for a guy that they could get in round 3, while letting potential franchise builders get away. Two high-profile quarterbacks walk past their table and say "what's up b1tches?" They also give away their next three #2 picks for the Patriots' 4th and 7th this year. Belichick, though, threatens to kill the deal at the last minute before the Bills throw in a first-rounder to sweeten the pot. Ralph Wilson extends his hand to Belichick, who grabs his hand, slaps him in face, and proceeds to kick him in the balls, followed by ball kicking from multiple owners, General Managers, media members, fans, vendors, and finally, a last kick by Scott Norwood that goes wide right.
Post-Draft Day- After waking up from their blackout Johnny Walker hangover and hearing about their silly draft, the scouts and coaches collectively take turns kicking each other in the balls, using wooden clogs. They also hire some karate experts for better leverage on the ball kicking.
May. Humiliated by their past year, the Bills hire another one-dimensional offensive coordinator to fix their problems. They tell the players that he will bite your finger off if you look at him directly in the eye. They warn that he loves to play games with the film, and never touch his film. The new coach spends weeks alone in his office with the lights out, a glow in the dark wand, and 400 packages of Twizzlers.
July. Training camp begins and the Bills players kick each other in the balls for two weeks. They believe this will make the team tougher, so they don't allow footballs at the sessions.
August. On the second week of training camp, the general manager listens to a radio call about a 16-year linebacker who "still has something in the tank." He flies him in the next day and signs him to a 5-year, 77M, fully guaranteed contract. The player thanks him, places his cleat on his right foot, and kicks the general manager, coach, owner, and publicist, and trainer in the balls.
Late August. By third week of preseason, all the Bills draft picks suck, but they are better than the garbage heap around them, so some pundits start praising their draft. Management gets wrecked for two weeks, celebrating their coup.
September. The regular season begins. The Patriots kick the Bills in the balls.
December. The regular season ends. The Patriots kicks the Bills in the balls. Then they punch them in face. During the post-game handshake, Belichick has Doug Flutie dropkick the Bills' coach in the balls.
Recycle from the top of the post to see what happens next year.
After thinking about this deal, it occurs to me that the Bills front office is looking for both a tax break, and a serious payout on their player insurance policy when Merriman fails to live up to his contract.
I'm only commenting on this because I love a crazy kitten photo but I am worried that now we'll see more of that stupid ass sack dance.
originally, i was like ok, whatever... now seeing the $$$ ... WHAT THE #$&*(#&)
That's not too far from the truth actually...
Doesn't he actually have to get a sack to do that dance?
Under the circumstances, maybe he'll do the dance if he gets within 10 feet of the QB before he releases the pass.
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