I thought this was too much of a comment for Brians article on Shawne Merrimans interview so i made a fan post
I listened to the interview and the last minute of it was probably the most interesting to me..
-The question was asked to Merriman about if having a high profile guy like himself would start to attract bigger name free agents or in other words better talented guys, and then if shawne would make any calls to freinds who could be looking for a new home soon His response was " what if i already have" Hmmm and then "thats possibly been a process already taken place" also interesting "youll hear about it soon enough, im sure" very interesting.
Now i'll admit that im the guy that the door to door sells man love because you can almost swindle me into anything. But im not that gullible and i realize he could just be blowin smoke up the dudes you know what. i will say this though Shawne has embraced Buffalo with open arms and admittedly wasnt at first. One of the biggest things that are looked over when top picks are drafted and free agents signed is that, is this a guy who wants to be here for the long haul, and i think we can all agree that our team isnt the most desirable to play for and to live. shawne almost seems to have taken the place of a spokes person or ambassador for buffalo which i think can be somewhat respected given the fact that he played in SD and is open about that fact that he was reluctant to come here in the first place. I understand the dude hasnt played well the last Few years and whos to say that he wont continue that trend the next two yrs. But he knows he has alot to prove and i think we can all agree that if plays anything like he did his first couple years then that would be huge for Buffalo. I have a feeling Shawne could mean much more to this franchise than most people will realize over the next couple of years.