Ya know ... every time someone signs someone, all the talking heads and pundits start looking for negative things about the player. This with Preston is no different.
I couldn't care LESS what Vander-mouth or Slither-stein have to say.
If you don't care for the HC or GM, then you're going to be biased to some degree against anything they opt-out for as an improvement. ie: FA players / scheme / coaching staff.
that they all intently watched the Packers AND all the Buffalo Bills games. <:roll eyes here:>
BTW: Buffalo is my "second tier" team.
OK, here goes ....
replace Fowler. (And Tauscher 'the too small and unknown Tackle' replaced Big Earl).
Preston was said to struggle some against the likes of Shaun Rogers, Kris Jenkins and Vince Wilfork. Well DUHHHHH .... like he's the ONLY one who struggled against 3 of the top DLs in the NFL? Cut me a freekin break!
How did other "even really good centers" fare against them?
He and Flowler were released in favor of Geoff Hangartner ... who (BTW) has only started 27 of 54 games he's played in and he also allowed 22 sacks last season!
I have no idea why Buffalo would want to retool their OL? NOT!!
They did the Defense re-tooling last year after a horrid 2007 season.
Remember these few tidbits ... Buffalo got RB Marshawn Lynch, who was supposed to be a real game changer. But has actually shown nothing spectacular yet.
They have LT Jason Peters who is said to be one of the top OTs in the league.
They won the first 4 games in a row and then Trent Edwards went down with a fairly severe concussion, after which, they started losing. Coincidence? I think not!
OH! And I REALLY enjoy reading the 'diss' about Buffalo being a team whose offense was only ranked 25th in Total Offense / 22nd in Passing / 14th in Rushing .....
while the World Champion Pittsburgh Steelers were: 22nd / 17th / 23rd.
Somehow these stats are only applicable when the press is bashing
- How about Preston is better than he showed because HE DIDN'T HAVE ANY HELP?
- How about mentioning how Preston actually WON THE JOB AWAY FROM FOWLER AFTER
HIS ELBOW WAS OK'd TO PLAY?
- How about mentioning how Buffalo seemed to have a rash of injuries at major positions all season long?
I still see this guy more as being depth / utility that a starter, but he IS young and has the kind of size it looked like they wanted to switch to for the OL when they got Sitton.
Have a good one