Even though I salivate at the thought of Mario Williams, Cliff Avril, and Robert Mathis in Bills uniforms breaking Tom Brady's collarbone and restoring a pass rush that has been extinct since the departure of Aaron Schobel. The reality is Buffalo is not exactly the most attractive destination for a FA having a solid year and Ralph's never willing to dish out the dough to hook these star players in, which brings us to my main point.
It seems nearly every veteran DE/OLB pass rusher that has sacked a QB last year has been mentioned in some capacity by us Rumblersto be looked at by Buddy Nix. With the exception of Trevor Scott, who is a native of Potsdam NY and played his college football at UB. Scott currently a Oakland Raider but as of March 13th is set to become a FA and theres a possibility he will not be re-signed. Aside from his obvious roots (sort of), Scott is a former 6th round pick who is coming off a down season but has in the past shown flashes of brilliance. Scott has the size, 6'5'' 255 lbs that Nix mentioned he considers a prototypical 4-3 end should have (6'4-5',250-265 lbs) but has never been fully given the opportunity to perform in all 16 games, either due to depth or injury on the Raider's defese. As I recall, he was expected to have a breakout year before his knee injury in 2010 and the emergence of Lamaar Houston/ acquistion of Jarvis Moss that only pushed him further down the depth chart. Not to mention, Scott has had 3 different head coaches in his 4 year NFL career and could really excel in a defense run by Wannstedt if given an opportunity and some continuity.
Do I think Trevor Scott is the answer to our prayers? No. However I do believe we lack veteran pass rushing experience and the addition of a 27 year old player who not only was a late rd pick but is coming off a disappointing season means he will be affordable and could seriously consider coming to Buffalo based on his native/collegiate history.
With the addition of Upshaw/Ingram/Coples or whoever the Bills brass decides to draft, I definitely hope they consider giving Trevor Scott a look in FA based on our switch to the 4-3. What say you fellow Rumblers? Please vote and if it's a NO then try and explain why. I will do my best to fight anyone who disagrees with me. GOOD DAY!!!