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Hillis for Tolbert? An Idle thought on my part

25 February 2015 - 08:43 PM

I was really contemplating whether this would be a Gettleman type of move, but there is only one concerning issue from a business perspective: health.

Mike Tolbert has been generally healthier over his career, and he has one less concussion than Peyton Hillis. Other than that, Hill is has been the better runner, averaging 4.1 as opposed to 3.8 ypc. Tolbert has produced more as a receiver with a 8.9 to 7.8 ypr. Overall, Hill has accounted for a little more yardage, but their stats and age are really similar.

The only reason that I even bring it up is that Tolbert's base salary is $2,400,000, where Hillis would have had a base of around $870,000. Is the fan favorite and his marginally to markedlyb better health, depending how you look at it, worth a million and a half more dollars with the cap as it is? Would it be worth getting ahead of the curve and jettisoning Tugboat for a more cap friendly Hillis? I don't know. I can't help but wonder if there is an even better option waiting in the wings of the draft, especially considering the lessening role of the FB in the NFL.

WTF is this about a Dez Bryant video worse than Ray Rice's?

25 February 2015 - 04:02 AM

OK some mysterious video---if it exists---is rumored to be out there about a situation involving Dez Bryant.  This is the first I have heard of the rumor.


They say the video is so bad it’s “five times worse than the Ray Rice video and that his “football career is in jeopardy.”





It has apparently been on the radar of some within the media for quite a while according to Mike Florio, but he reiterated several times that he doesn't even know if the tape exists. He continued that even if it does, it is something that Bryant has done in his past, but it still may be affecting his contract negotiations with the Cowboys.


Sounds fishy, but if something is actually there, we may find out as soon as today.





In the spirit of the new Browns logo, SB Nation has created the rest

25 February 2015 - 02:16 AM

Without further ado, here is their concept.  



Amazing creativity!



Derek Anderson, a Bill? This guy appears to be kicking it around without substantiation

24 February 2015 - 02:17 PM

Apparently this guy at buffalowdown.com is the source of this so-called rumor, but apparently Anderson has been the topic of conversation in Buffalo before. I am curious as to what the Huddle would feel about trading Anderson to Buffalo for a pick?  

It does make me daydream about C.J. Spiller being a Panther also.


For a 4th round pick with Derek Anderson coming into his last year of his contract, it might be a win-win for both the Buffalo Bills and the Carolina Panthers to make this deal.  If he turns out to be a bust, you only sent a 4th round to Carolina, and didn’t lose out on too much.



Would it be worth a fourth this year to risk a degree of QB stability, even though Anderson is entering the last year of his contract, not to mention that we have been kicking the can around on Joe Webb. 

David Newton: Panthers will NOT add Gurley or Gordon (unless they fall to the second)!

24 February 2015 - 01:22 PM

This is the first time that I've seen David Newton talk in an absolute, so to speak, when speaking of the Panthers draft plans. He says they "won't" use that first pick on a running back. 


The Panthers still might use a draft pick on a back. They just won’t use it in the first round for Georgia’s Todd Gurley or Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon -- unless one of the top-rated backs falls into the second or even third round. 



He mentions some possible mid-tier free agents in Ryan Mathews, C.J. Spiller or mark Ingram, but concedes that even this is not likely because we have bigger needs at other positions.  His core premise though is that our current stable of RBs is enough to handle the load, even without Deangelo Williams.


Newton did say (without the absolute, mind you) that the Panthers would in "all likelihood" fill D-Will's void with a mid-rounder.  As deep as this draft is with arguably talented RBs with projected mid-round grades, the Panthers really can't help but upgrade the position.  


I doubt Ameer Abdullah will be available, but Duke Johnson or Jay Ajayi, "Come on down!"