That's a capital P. They can certainly change that feeling but right now, I am so done with the way this front office handles things. Whatever spin Whaley wants to put on the Byrd situation, it's only for PR. They are letting arguably their best player go. For nothing.
Why does the franchise tag exist? To keep players that are important to your franchise. It's plain and simple. They have failed. Byrd will walk and our team will suffer.
Let me ask you Rumblers... when you watch a football game, what do the announcers always say?
"Whichever team wins the turnover battle is going to win this game"
That's what they say. Or something similar to that. Are they wrong?
73 games. 22 INTs, 11 FFs and 5 FRs.
I'd gladly pay an arm and a leg for that kind of a player. Not the Bills. Of Course.
Hmm. So here we have a turnover machine in Byrd and we are willing to let him test the FA market? What's a turnover worth? That will be my poll question. Is it worth $1 million dollars? Is it worth a win?
Even if you want to ascribe to the position of Safety not being worth that kind of money ( which I wholeheartedly disagree with) then why not trade him? You can't get a 3rd round pick? A 4th? A 5th? in return? Personally, I would franchise tag him this year, see what happens and then you still have the transition tag next year. The Bills have failed. Period.
This is just pure lunacy in my mind but we have seen it before. Clements gets tagged with the exception that he can't be tagged again. Trade away Jason Peters who is still one of the top tackles in the game. Let Levitre go. Draft RBs high only to let them go. Draft CBs high, only to let them go. Oh, but wait, Fitzpatrick was worth it, right? Right?
I've reached my boiling point here fellow Bills fans. Same old story, same old Bills.