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Buddy Nix sly as a fox?

First post.  Forgive me if it looks crappy.    

In keeping with the Buddy Nix theme for today, what do you think about this?  Does Buddy have a long-term plan that we don't know about and/or understand?

Here's what we know:  He did not address our two biggest needs (or are they really?) during the draft this year.  QB and OT.  We drafted heavily on the defensive side of the ball and picked up a couple of WRs later on.  Are the positions of QB and OT really our biggest need?  Buddy and Chan obvously studied film and maybe determined that Trent and the linemen we have on the roster are good enough.  Hence the reason to draft and improve the defense.  But what if...........

Buddy did not like the QBs on this year's draftboard and also thought that the OTs available in the 1st and 2nd round were not worth the pick.  Could it be possible that his grand, master plan is to accept another sub-mediocre season in order to draft our franchise QB in the 1st round next year and continue to plug our holes with another good 2011 draft?  But what about the O-line deficiencies you ask?

Here's what I think.  He purposely ignored the OT position because of this year's labor situation.  A LOT of good players got screwed and were stuck on their current teams when they could have been UFAs marching off to a new team with a big, fat contract.  All of those guys are pissed.  And guess what?  Next year they WILL be UFAs.  Buddy's plan will be to scoop some of these guys up to make our team playoff contenders again.

Check this list out, courtesy of http://www.kffl.com/

Pos

Player Name

FA Status

Previous Team

Current Team

OT

Allen Barbre

UFA

Green Bay Packers

Free Agent

OT

Khalif Barnes

UFA

Oakland Raiders

Free Agent

OG

Josh Beekman

UFA

Chicago Bears

Free Agent

OT

Justin Blalock

UFA

Atlanta Falcons

Free Agent

OG

Kevin Boothe

UFA

New York Giants

Free Agent

OT

Aaron Brant

UFA

Chicago Bears

Free Agent

OT

Jeromey Clary

UFA

San Diego Chargers

Free Agent

OG

Alan Faneca

UFA

Arizona Cardinals

Free Agent

OT

Doug Free

UFA

Dallas Cowboys

Free Agent

OG

Robert Gallery

UFA

Oakland Raiders

Free Agent

OL

Leroy Harris

UFA

Tennessee Titans

Free Agent

OL

Ryan Harris

UFA

Denver Broncos

Free Agent

OT

Mario Henderson

UFA

Oakland Raiders

Free Agent

OG

Davin Joseph

UFA

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Free Agent

OT

Adam Koets

UFA

New York Giants

Free Agent

OT

Matt Light

UFA

New England Patriots

Free Agent

OG

Uche Nwaneri

UFA

Jacksonville Jaguars

Free Agent

OT

Jonathan Ogden

UFA

Baltimore Ravens

Free Agent

OT

Rob Petitti

UFA

Carolina Panthers

Free Agent

OL

Barry Richardson

RFA

Kansas City Chiefs

Free Agent

OL

Garrison Sanborn

ERFA

Buffalo Bills

Free Agent

OG

Kasey Studdard

UFA

Houston Texans

Free Agent

OT

Tony Ugoh

UFA

Indianapolis Colts

Free Agent

OG

Reggie Wells

UFA

Arizona Cardinals

Free Agent

OL

Mansfield Wrotto

UFA

Seattle Seahawks

Free Agent

 

I know this may seem a bit far-fetched, but is it?  

 



  A lot of juicy players in there, huh?  And there are a ton of great players at other positions that will be UFAs as well.  I know Buddy expoused his "build through the draft" mantra, which I do believe to be the case, but scooping up a few blue-chippers next year could put us over the top.

Just another great fan opinion shared on the pages of BuffaloRumblings.com.

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