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!!!
Should the Bills look into Trevor Scott?
Yes (93 votes)
No (32 votes)
Sign him, he's blue collar like me!!! (31 votes)
Nah I'd rather go for a splashy name (and probably not get him) (12 votes)
168 total votes