Now that the Bills have cleaned house with coaches and staff (and hopefully modrak and guy), it is time to focus on what players will not make it through the regime change.
I have noticed a lot of chatter about trading Marshawn because of his off-field troubles. I also noticed clammoring for a trade of Aaron Schobel in order to get draft picks before he retires. But whatever head coach that is hired in the next couple of weeks, he will bring in a few of his own players and undoubtedly kick to the curb some of this regime's players.
I will attempt to get things started with who I think won't make it through the changes.
Demetrius Bell - I think he could be a pretty good player for the Bills myself. But will a new head coach want to groom a project like Bell while trying to install a new Offense? I think if he is not cut altogether he may be put on the back burner.
Keith Ellison - He is an undersized LB for any scheme and while he has shown some ability to make a tackle on occassion his coverage skills are suspect. A new Defensive Coordinator may not see in him what Fewell did.
Steve Johnson - This would be one of my least favorite moves if this happens. I think we have seen glimpses of him that seem like he can be a very good possession receiver. But for receiver, experience is the name of the game when it comes to progression. The silver lining with SJ is that he is cheap, young, and there will be holes to fill at receiver this off-season. A good off/pre-season will help his chances.
Bryan Scott - A tweener with athleticism. I personally would like to keep him around for depth and ST play but again, this is a guy who the previous coaches liked and wanted to develop. Unfortunately I don't think he will be recognized as a player that can have a significant enough impact to keep around.
John Wendling/Jon Corto - These guys are basically the same person. Very good special teams players and nothing else. I wouldn't want to see Corto go because he has a really cool story being from Orchard Park and such.
Thats just to name a few. Let the discussion begin. :-)