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02-15-2013, 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Takeo View Post
I agree that Nix has been candid with the media in the past. But his stated intention to draft a QB can change when/if a player like Smith becomes available or as the asking price is determined. Again, a fluid situation.

I'm not sure what you mean with the "mindset" thing. My point is that the Bills need to upgrade the QB position, but that doesn't mean they MUST draft one this year. I'd prefer to trade a mid-round pick for Smith, invest the top 2-3 picks in the defense/WR, and draft a "QB of the future" sometime in the next 2 years from a (presumably) better draft class. I'm just not impressed with this year's prospects and don't want them to settle by forced hand.

I also think you're overstating Smith's leverage. The guy wants to play. Period.
I disagree, but you might be right.

Consider this though:

Smith ran SF's vertical offense from 2007-2010 and sucked. He passed more than ran. Harbaugh installs a WCO with power running, and runs more than passes. Smith thrives.

Marrone wants to install the Saints passing offense.

It's a bad fit.

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