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    Brad Smith A Potential Cap Casualty

    I vote sign him if he gets cut.

    WGR 550 reports WR/KR/QB Brad Smith is "firmly atop" the list of potential cap casualties for the Bills. Smith, 29, has two years left on a four-year, $15 million contract, and the Bills can save $2.75 million against the cap by releasing him. Buffalo used day-two picks on Robert Woods and Marquise Goodwin, and signed top UDFA Da'Rick Rogers behind Stevie Johnson and T.J. Graham. Smith doesn't have much of a role anymore. Beat writer Joe Buscaglia also names RT Erik Pears, K Rian Lindell, QB Tarvaris Jackson, and DE Mark Anderson as release candidates. Source: WGR 550 Buffalo
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    I miss Smith ... and Washington

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maury77 View Post
    I miss Smith ... and Washington
    me too. Hey, at least we get to see Leon 2x a year now.

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    I haven't watched enough of Marty M's play book to know if the wildcat is part of his repertoire. Smith was great for us in the Seminole offense. He also added a lot in ST's.

    If there is anyway to fit him in, I would go for it.

    As I understand this, the Bills will still be on the hook for most of his pay from the 4 year 15 million dollar contract he signed. That means we could probably sign him on the cheap.

    I would also drop Joe McKnight like a hot potato in favor of Smith. IMO, he was always clearly the better kick returner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by One Eye View Post
    me too. Hey, at least we get to see Leon 2x a year now.
    Yeah, and I can almost see it now. He is going to burn us at least once this year for a touchdown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainejet View Post
    I haven't watched enough of Marty M's play book to know if the wildcat is part of his repertoire. Smith was great for us in the Seminole offense. He also added a lot in ST's.

    If there is anyway to fit him in, I would go for it.

    As I understand this, the Bills will still be on the hook for most of his pay from the 4 year 15 million dollar contract he signed. That means we could probably sign him on the cheap.

    I would also drop Joe McKnight like a hot potato in favor of Smith. IMO, he was always clearly the better kick returner.



    Not only that, he's a great on kickoff coverage too + is a pro's pro, always come ready to work, is in great shape (won off season conditioning award as a Jet), would also be a fantastic locker room presence for a young team with little leadership... Hard not to like the guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by One Eye View Post
    I vote sign him if he gets cut.



    From rotoworld
    Saw that coming 2 years ago. Bills overpaid for his services and Jets were correct in not giving him that type of money. Smith is a jack of all trades master of none. He is best at returning kicks. He's was better than Tebow at wildcat for Jets but I think defenses have caught up to that. Smith seems like a decent role player. He can fill in here and there and play some special teams. Vet minimum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeJam Football View Post
    Saw that coming 2 years ago. Bills overpaid for his services and Jets were correct in not giving him that type of money. Smith is a jack of all trades master of none. He is best at returning kicks. He's was better than Tebow at wildcat for Jets but I think defenses have caught up to that. Smith seems like a decent role player. He can fill in here and there and play some special teams. Vet minimum.
    Yup, when that deal was signed it was clear that the Bills way overpaid. You don't pay a special teams player who runs a few gimmick plays on O $4M a year. I remember posting at the time that Smith would never see year 3 or 4 of his deal. Loved Brad Smith as a Jet and would welcome him back assuming a much lower level of contract.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maury77 View Post
    I miss Smith ... and Washington
    How old are you ? Just curious. I'm wondering if you are younger and they are players you are nostalgic about.

    Cause while,they were fun players to watch ... I don't think they were anything to write home about.

    Leon may look good on Pats though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrcoops View Post
    You don't pay a special teams player who runs a few gimmick plays on O $4M a year.
    The Jets traded a 4th round pick for one of those just last year. Thankfully he's gone already.

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    They were both Westhoff's creations. Same as McKnight. If only Westhoff could create a punt returner. I guess you just can't teach someone to be good at catching a swirling ball in traffic. We need a punt returner, not another kickoff specialist. If we don't find one amongst the guys we have, I think we'll go after Cribbs. If we want to run the wildcat, Geno could do that as well as anyone. We have plenty of lousy receivers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monsterxman View Post
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    Not only that, he's a great on kickoff coverage too + is a pro's pro, always come ready to work, is in great shape (won off season conditioning award as a Jet), would also be a fantastic locker room presence for a young team with little leadership... Hard not to like the guy.
    You forgot to mention that he's also home grown talent.

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    brad smith.... let's bring back Thomas Jones, Alan Faneca and why not Art Monk too


    we desperately need to get older and slower

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    Quote Originally Posted by sg3 View Post
    brad smith.... let's bring back Thomas Jones, Alan Faneca and why not Art Monk too


    we desperately need to get older and slower
    Brad Smith is only 29.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scott dierking II View Post
    Brad Smith is only 29.
    HAA you fell for the bait

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    I'm convinced our fan base is the only fan base in all of sports that loves their washed up goods/retreads and wants them all to be re-signed at some point in their career. For whatever reason a good number of people in our fan base can't move on and accept that what's gone is gone and should remain that way.

    If Vernon Gholston wanted to make an NFL return there would be fans pounding on the table for us to re-sign him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by One Eye View Post
    me too. Hey, at least we get to see Leon 2x a year now.
    Leon Washington is going to crush us when we play against him (and the Patriots), especially considering we have a new ST coach. I predict he's going to have at least 1 ST TD against us this season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunnie View Post
    How old are you ? Just curious. I'm wondering if you are younger and they are players you are nostalgic about.

    Cause while,they were fun players to watch ... I don't think they were anything to write home about.

    Leon may look good on Pats though.
    I've been watching the Jets since 1986, the season when they started 11-1. I should have known then what I was going to be in store for.

    Neither Smith or Washington were pro bowl players, but they were both solid playmakers who were good locker room guys. In the salary cap era, you need guys like that on your team because you can't have pro bowl players at every position. I felt they were both very good role players and certainly miss their presence on the team. Washington, when he was here, was a significantly better third down back then I expect Goodson or Powell to be. Even setting the wildcat aside, Smith was a very good all around special teams player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NY's stepchild View Post
    They were both Westhoff's creations. Same as McKnight. If only Westhoff could create a punt returner. I guess you just can't teach someone to be good at catching a swirling ball in traffic. We need a punt returner, not another kickoff specialist. If we don't find one amongst the guys we have, I think we'll go after Cribbs. If we want to run the wildcat, Geno could do that as well as anyone. We have plenty of lousy receivers.
    I don't think it is that simple. Washington was much better on offense than McKnight is. I felt Smith was the best returner of the 3 and he was a pretty good defensive player on coverage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sg3 View Post
    brad smith.... let's bring back Thomas Jones, Alan Faneca and why not Art Monk too


    we desperately need to get older and slower
    +1

    Move forward. Find the next great player, not someone whose best years are behind him.

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