Feb 14, 2017|
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Joining us right now on the subway fresh stick out like. Senior football editor at wrote a world Evan Silva who's gone through the entire 32 team NFL in listed team needs really get into that the second but Evan. First of all thanks for joining us John Murphy and Donald Jones we appreciate you coming on the show that today we're talking about tags at the start of the show today evident. Whether the bill should use a tag on any of their free agents. And I'm output via an open up what you on the spot here but. Is any of the bills you know premium first are free agents Stephon Gilmore. Zach brown Robert Woods any of them worth a tank and that you see at least from your opinion. I mean I think it Stephon Gilmore. From a talent standpoint would be worthy of front of the franchise it. However I think it is on field performance has been a little bit inconsistent. I mean he's had some great years and terrorism. Is not in mixed in with some not so great gains. And it doesn't seem like you're just based on. That the conversations. Around the NFL right now that Stephon Gilmore is likely to receive a franchise. And I think that if he does hit the market you know these young corner with a lot of ability even if they. No inconsistency in their pastor nor strength and was kind of like that. With the rams. And he of course had an in incredible here this past season with the giants. But I mean he he got a big payday and I think Stephon Gilmore is is probably looking at a similar situation. And I was thinking about a year ago. At this time when Josh Norman got loose from my Carolina. And there was a lot of head scratching about his contract at the time and you know again go back year people around these parts and well that's it now the bills won't be able sign Stephon Gilmore was Norman's contract really like this. You know the harbingers that this would not be able to happen for Stephon Gilmore. I mean. I think I mean just a woman right now is the highest paid quarterback in NFL I don't think it's Stephon Gilmore is gonna get that sort of a contract. But I think that you're going to be highly paid and this. This year's. Free agent cornerback class is really strong got Jermaine Johnson from the rams. He got stepped on Gilmore east sort of down the list AJ we ate from the Texans. There RO a lot of really good quarterbacks available. That maybe that will serve to do it to the police stepped on dual wars price tag a little bit. But I but I think if people know how how talented he is just if you use and I think you can kind of getting paid because that's what happened. Now when you look at at corners right now on a free agent market where is Stephon rank this as far as guys who are free agents. And nearest. Bring up my list right here ever mentioned trimming costs and he's a guy who I think is. You're going to end up with a big payday age able eight he's gotten a lot of people. You know are already talking about. And I think that he is maybe a sleeper for the franchise tag with the traction. You know my record back list yeah I have I have Stephon Gilmore is number three behind AJ where you Truman Johnson Morris Claiborne. There's a guy who had a great season for Dallas or getting hurt. Logan Ryan I had a great year for the patriots moving are moving to slot cornerback. Dre Kirkpatrick has been a solid starter in Cincinnati all those guys went seven younger. Yet I should mention Evan has a pretty not pretty but a very comprehensive list of NFL free agents posted last Thursday. Roto world the free agency of period when it begins. The world we'll have updates on where these players know what kind of deals are signing. Evans over the senior football editor wrote a world on the I'm this right now Evan in the first step for all of these teams. Including the Buffalo Bills unsure as to evaluate. What they haven't what they might need you've done that you've got to favour of these teams all 32 with your list of team needs let's start with the bills and not some surprisingly you've got quarterback at the top your list for Buffalo Bills neat can you elaborate and that will be. Yeah I mean they they need to make a decision you know they're gonna happen particularly the big decision to make recording Tyrod Taylor. You're you're going to. Move on from him which would save them a lot of you know space under the salary cap. That would allow them to do other things on the free agent market maybe keep a guy like that on Gilmore or go after Egypt warrior or for me Johnson. If they don't bring back Tyrod Taylor is seen really 5050. In the at this point. I think they are going to be looking at athletic quarterbacks you look at the history of their new offensive coordinator Rick Dennison. It becomes dramatic Kubiak change in coaching tree. They. That is of very bootleg eccentric often mean. They were on bootlegs on on so many other plays and you need a quarterback that has the capability of making throws on the run. I think it all read. The big of the top rated quarterback in this year's draft. Check that box on Watson is obviously an athletic guy. As is DeShawn Kaiser in Richard read is true that he. He is also. Syria it. And and can execute that style and off and if you look at their new quarterback coach David Coley. He comes from and you read. Background. You know West Coast offense that they're going to be playing West Coast all that I think that they're gonna try to incorporate a lot of bootlegs into their passing game. And they're going to be looking for athletic quarterbacks. And just Tyrod fits in that mold you think avenue in your mind. I mean he's obviously got the athletic yet criticism part down. You know he he's not a quarterback who wrote with great anticipation. And you know I if he has some limitations as a there. I mean he's a very fun player to watch. But they're also. Times over the past couple years where they're passing game would go. You know possession after possession after possession. Where there just aren't able to move the ball. And their other offense was inconsistent because that it and they're also have to address the receiver position big time. You know they they have to make a decision on Robert Woods should still very young player he's warning or your goal you know this kid Cooper car. Coming out of eastern Washington is 24 years old Robert Wood is 44 years old after having spent four years in the NFL. And I you know he's still a player that that may have sent out I'll be very interest to see what happens with Robert what they think you could. An interesting guy because he doesn't put up with that. But when he's been healthy he could really solid contributor. To the guy who can play a lot of different receiver position. Your movement in this plot. Public interest and if you happen to him. Now as I look at your list. You know and a fellow free agents at the quarterback position. You have Kirk cousins Michael and in. Brian Hoyer Matt Barkley I guess is top four. You don't have to our on this list because he's not a free agent yet but it Tyrod was to come available where does he then go on this list. I happen behind Kirk cousins. You know I think that Tyrod Taylor even though he's not. You know he's not like you know he and I felt pastor. He's a medical starter in the top twenty in order that. And I keep you would probably be number you firmly behind. Kirk cousins. You know that the free agency list. For the quarterback position every year is he's pretty weak. Kirk cousins I would be shocked if he got out of Washington. My lining. Is that a player UB BA he was okay. In some early career starts. But I don't think he's got is gonna is starting caliber money Brian Hoyer. It is you know he's one of the better back up quarterback is in the lead. But not someone met. You're big teams are gonna look at it as a potential 2000 separate charters so the free agent market is weak but it Tyrod Taylor hit it. You know keep he would clearly ascend to the top because I don't think that Kirk cousins uses. It is going anywhere. I'm alive with -- so Leahy is senior football editor for rule the world he has written a offseason lowdown for every team in the NFL in their. There needs going into this personnel season. You've got defensive back is the number three need quarterback first for the bills. And wide receivers you talked about that in the Robert Woods issue. And tell me why defense America's number three in your list of bills went. Arm because nothing is. Obviously we talk about Stephon Gilmore and how this future is up and I'm not sure. What. Is that hostage cult status of Aaron Williams hit an iron oriented and a solid and I felt urgency he went healthy. He's got a couple of problems. You know what is. With his neck and spine wicker obviously scary. Situation. I I like what we saw from kept on seeing more as a rookie. Last year I think that Ronald Darby again when healthy is a a strong and it felt starter. And kill ruby Coleman has been. A pretty good slot Warner even know it looking like. Rex didn't always appreciate. How how good he was and he actually got benched it's time. But where when you've been on appeal it and you know in. Please consistently. He's been a pretty good plot back. And and Corey Graham it is either solid starter for career but I think it Aaron Williams. And step on your worst kind of uncertain future. Make. Secondary opposition at the builder gonna have to address. Evan so would join its talk about the bills also some of the up let's talk about AFC east rivals the dolphins. I guess I'm surprised that any team. May feel like they really need the tight end but you've got tight end is the number one offseason need for Miami there are they and that could shape everywhere else I guess that's what I'm asking your haven't. No one but if you look there. Look at those other depth chart you know you'd probably harder than the guys that are that are on. And if you look at Adam cases track record you know he was in using Denver. He was in Chicago where Zach Miller had a breakout year for them Denver with Julius Thomas you know he's always wanted to use. And athletic. Qaeda and it has often. And I mean he is not a matter like who knows this can really. You know he's. Tight end to get to the next level but if you look at their depth chart here they have under contract for next season. I mean you know leadership is that they needed they need to get it Qaeda. I guess I'm not surprised to see office in my particular guard. On your list of Miami team needs we knew that going in and the dolphins somehow managed to muddle through and Wanda with a pretty good season but they had. Early in the season in particular they had some serious offensive line issues that they finally pulled together as the season went along. Yet and I vehicle they had a bunker in her you're gonna offer supply and there were harmed or brain and Albert. Where we console. My parents see. Those guys were all injured at the same time. And that you that like the as the season progressed that Altman's. Became an offense that was very committed to the running game. And they were only able to run the ball consistently. Missing all those offensive lineman. They they have achieved that have a really good offered the line going forward they're gonna get Albert back so you learn and so. How he's gonna be healthy right tackle who won games has been. All right. And then out there they're right guard where it was really a big liability or my Busch car. And older guys who played tackle the entire career the priorities in the right guard. He was an issue. But and I think they might go after Kevin bipolar. At a Cincinnati. Who he is going to be a very coveted. Are you in on the guard market mean they they have kind of been released. Being over run first offense built around he would die you under Adam gave. And I expect them to continue to try to supplement. That can pull off. Now coming up the East Coast a little bit too to the jets. And you have quarterback obviously they only have two guys in the contract and rise pity. In Christian Achtenberg and I don't know anyone expects one of those guys will be the starter Dave one. Of the season so what's going on down in your city. The leader that are that are bad shape and I you know down by Oprah notes that aren't. Guys that I am bills radio and I. Copies for the you know they hit their you know art so you've it's it's funny how they're. Their organization it is kind of developed over the years so they have that you know him for years John music. In there and he got rid of all their old. Crusty veterans and he'd like. Created a ton of salary cap space and I mean she didn't really draft well and he only had like a tractor but he was in control of but they're there they're organizations started to get a little healthy. And then. The new GM came in Mike McCarron in two years ago. And yet all the salary cap space and he went around spending at all and you like me tree you're trait draft picks for veterans and mean. And and they had the weakest schedule in the leave and they went I think eleven and five. Yeah missed the playoffs. Be that the Bill Nelson my thanks guys in the and that's final game yet and and and now their their organization is like that they have like the most unhealthy organization. In the and so from Micah. A salary cap and rosters and point. But Mike would Geithner in Q1 and held executive of the year. That that year in 2015. Because basically what he did would be just used all them all the money that the previous guy created. Just went out spent at all they had one year Warren like decent year against beat your view scheduling matter so. And now of them that are there that are really really really really really touchy. They are so lastly in the NCE seven is the patriots and because of some of their own free agents this year and Chris Long and Alan Branch. Dame might have to plug some holes up front and the defense of language they weren't really that strong at least in terms of a pass first pressuring them their Super Bowl championship here. Yet their their pass rush is. More one of their biggest needs if not they're being used and directly. Untrue like older veteran QB. That or are free agents or a guy like Rob Ninkovich you really just kind of at the end of his career. And they don't have. Very many young building blocks I think Malcolm brown the guys that are got to accept is the first round a couple of years ago. Could be considered that and trees flowers. A U writing third year player out of Arkansas. He had a big Super Bowl if you had separate fact during the regular season that you guys. Are the only cute young players that the creatures really can hang their hat on. Upfront on the defensive line. So. I would very much expect them to. Tried to address that position which argued a couple of years ago. Would dominate easily out of order he had injury issues and they discovered gave up bottom here pretty good news in the last year but the rams. As a third you sort of tackle. But yeah on the net that that would put their biggest weakness right now. Now you look at. The cornerback position in Logan Ryan who's gonna be free agent this year. The question for me with the patriots it's always you know will these guys aside I wanna get the money are wanna stay there win some more. Do you think that Logan Ryan will stated we we all know. How the patriots look at certain positions they pace certain positions over others I don't know if he would give topped out and he might get top dollar somewhere else does he stayed here. These decide to go somewhere else. I'm here to meet you seem like a perfect patriot and that the country club guys that are Rutgers number one. He's personally can play multiple positions. I he's played perimeter cornerback he wound up playing slot quarterback for almost all last season with excellent. And that role we've seen him chase number one receiver that time he treat Garten under Hopkins in the knob. In the divisional round the playoff elements of the 65 yards on I think like nine or like under eleven target. And yet he he you know he he's not a guy who. Causes them problems or you know talks most of the media or anything like that so he seemed like the perfect. Patriot but you know it paid if this do you want to get paid and you know he's 26 or 27 years old man. If I was 26 or 27 years old and had a chance to get you know a total money like I would go do that you know. So that that we did that decision that that he makes personally he she got that he would have created market. You know he's gonna get paper sure use you either really really strong and it felt front to back. Yemen were about three weeks away from the start of free agency you've gone through that the needs that every one of the 32 teams has. When free agency opens and at three weeks is it going to be one guy who. No breaks the bank is going to be one big name that day you know first a free agent signing that ever is gonna sit up and take notice. On the court quickly and that the quarterbacks there that we talked about before. People. Saying that they really don't. I think it is a strong free agent class I don't know why exactly they don't think that that is mean if you look at the quarterback position. I mean that that they had there are some really strong young players are out all be interested to see what happens without stronger guys they're. You know he has had some some consistency issues lecture he was suspended for four games. You're before that in the seven games with injuries. But went when he is healthy he's a dominant. And if so why. And I mean he viewed that this sort of receiver that you could build your passing game around. And all the interest and see what happens with him because she he's got a legitimate. Difference maker and I also really think that there are a lot of lot of good young players at the top of the quarterback market. I guess you're assuming where I guess we all assumed that. There's no way Washington lets Kirk cousins at the open market otherwise he'd be the guy right he'd be the number one. Absolutely yeah I mean that's that's an assumption that kind of made you know guys like chamber Jones. For the cardinals. Oh lead pass rusher we outside edge rusher I don't think he's gonna go anywhere leave you know bow your idol think he's gonna go anywhere so. There were discussed in the William. I'm talking about players and I think that have a chance to hit the market. And Kirk cousins. Way beyond though. Jim Jones I don't think that those guys daughter. A guy who you don't have on the quarterback listened and were all wondering what's gonna happen with them obviously he's not going to be the starter down in Dallas Tony Romo. What's gonna happen with him. Yeah I'm very very intrusive as if you happen soon with the turnaround on in. I've I've heard some rumors that he didn't look very good on the practice field. In November. And there were some concerns at cal always as valley ranch about that. But he got in his the game it was a week seventeen against the Eagles. And you know he'll we have like in your four pass attempt where he looked really good on those plays so that was like the perfect outcome of the cowboys. That see you just had that really small simple plays look really good. When he was out there especially after there were some concerns about the way that looks physically. When he came back. From from that short collarbone injury late in the year. I mean. Theoretically because of how. How competent quarterback taller around you know bow and how much they're worse. A guy like Kirk cousins is beginning to franchise packed for the second street even. You know it and it's gonna if you guitar to a long term contract it's going to be worth. In access so of when he million dollars a year when quarterbacks are extremely coveted. The most. Important position in professional sports. And because of that I I would think it's going to remote would have tree out. But. He you know. Is this guy gets hurt and you know your your your totally out. You know the money that you spent on the drastic ban on so. And you Arctic. Yeah he's got a big contract. So it's a really typical situation to predict I think he'll be a starter somewhere. To begin. The 2017. Season it's hard to say I mean I think there's attacks and would make a lot of sense but they sound like they're not interest. Beat the Broncos would make her. I you know you have to go play like in cold rough weather after being but don't quarterback and out you know now he's 37 years old with. You know back and shoulder problems. Is that the cardinals would have made sense but they're getting back court Carson Palmer. I think that the the bills we would make some sense. If they part ways. We Tyrod Taylor and wanna try to make a run it in 2017. But you know that a few dominoes are gonna have to fall. For that happens so I think that we will see Tony Romo. I just order for sure it's really hard to say right now hopefully we get them but we're there we would shatter the confines. You're usually likes them. Some reports we got during that time indicating which teams are going to be interest rate at which players and are expected to get them some solid information. After teams compete at the combine. Although B chatter now Biden will be adding to witness the blue and Evan thanks for this great work thank you very much for being an ominously we appreciate it. Often got issues.