As reported on B/R Tim Graham: Brandon Gibson formally of the St. Louis Rams, had serious interest in coming to Buffalo and playing for the Bills. He is friends with Stevie and whole heartedly wanted to come here. However the Bills didn't even bother to pick up the phone. He is now a Miami Dolphin. The Dolphins jumped at the chance to sign Gibson to go along with the signing of WR Mike Wallace, TE Dustin Keller, and the resigning of Brian Hartline giving Miami one of the best receiving cores in the league,on paper that is. Yet the Bills who cut Donald Jones and David Nelson saw no value in Gibson? Gibson caught 51 balls for 691 yards last season as a back up for Amendola. Gibson was ranked by NFL.com as the 5th best FA WR.
Once again I'm left scratching my head. We are told numerous times its hard to get FA to come to Buffalo. Gibson was wanted her by the fans, Stevie Johnson, but not OBD? Donald Jones whom to me had a lot of upside and did quite well for Bills last season despite poor QB play, wanted back as well. Now we are going to see both these players twice a year as the both signed into the Bills division. Miami and New England saw a value. Why doesn't OBD? I for one expect Jones to have a career year in that system because I feel they will use him to replace Welker and Amendola will replace Lyodd. Don't be surprised if you see Jones get between 80-100 receptions. He has good hands and runs well after the catch.
Again it seems the only one at OBD that cares about winning is Stevie Johnson. He is scouting and recruting as much as possible. However it seems to be falling on deaf ears. I'm sure he is starting to second guess his contract and who could blame him. What does this show the Bills upcoming FAs? Why would a guy like Byrd want to stay here? If this keeps up I wouldn't be surprised if he walks, Spiller walks and at some point Stevie asks for a trade.
I for one am doubting the abilities of Buddy to judge talent as a whole. Aaron Williams over Andy Dalton and Collin K. Moving up for T.J.Graham instead of Russel Willson. Also don't he was a scout the year they took Aaron Maybin. For as many hits he as made in the draft it seems there are a lot more misses in there as well as in FA.....There is no good for this fan, It's just the Bad and the Ugly.