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Chan Gailey wants to draft a water bug

The Bills have one of the better receiving backs in football with Fred Jackson.  They have one of the most powerful and talented backups in Marshawn Lynch.

But they don’t have any other running backs on the roster, and that’s why Chan Gailey wants to draft one.   He has a specific type in mind.

“The guys that are coming out now, there’s a bunch of those 5-9,
185-pound or 195-pound, quick-as-a-cat water bugs that are running
backs-slash-receivers that might give you a little bit of a punch on the
field, maybe make a big play,” Gailey told reporters Tuesday morning.

Gailey used the spread offense in Kansas City and knows how to use versatile, explosive players.  Lynch’s future with the team after 2010 remains uncertain, so drafting some depth at the position is on Gailey’s to-do list. 

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32 Responses to “Chan Gailey wants to draft a water bug”
  1. KILLER FIN says: Mar 23, 2010 2:13 PM

    Good take Pat White off the Fins hands!!!

  2. Bun McSticky says: Mar 23, 2010 2:14 PM

    Like Percy Harvin, for example. Smaller in height (5’11″) but strong at 197 lbs. and speed to burn. Built like a mini-RB but hands of a WR.
    Easier said than done, Chan….

  3. polishkingski says: Mar 23, 2010 2:15 PM

    that my exact description! except im shorter and weigh 290. but i am a water bug….zoom, zoom, zoom! obd here i come.

  4. houtexmajorin says: Mar 23, 2010 2:16 PM

    Gailey just said “We want to draft Dexter McCluster.”

  5. Igottz5onit says: Mar 23, 2010 2:16 PM

    Spiller . I hope for his sake he goes higher.

  6. GoBrowns19 says: Mar 23, 2010 2:18 PM

    Yes! Z is back with the Cavs!

  7. jibfest says: Mar 23, 2010 2:18 PM

    Water bug is from the movie, “Friday Night Lights”. Boobie Miles used to call the younger running back, “Sup Water Bug?!?!?”

  8. rodstiffington says: Mar 23, 2010 2:21 PM

    I wonder if he waits down river with his brother Skeet, playing dueling banjo’s?

  9. this class sucks says: Mar 23, 2010 2:23 PM

    It is very interesting to watch the evolution of the RB position. At the start of the last decade you had guys like Jermoe Bettis and Jamal Lewis as a teams main feature back. Then as the decade progressed you saw the partner backs. The for mentioned Bettis and Willie Parker, LT and Michael Turner/Darren Sproles among others. Then with the “Earth Wind and Fire” team we are starting to see trios form where you have a feature back (usually the biggest and strongest) the change of pace back (usually a speed guy) and the pass catcher. As the league moves away from running it will be interesting to see if the big Jamal Lewis, Jerome Bettis backs are slowly phased out of the game.

  10. Freemak says: Mar 23, 2010 2:24 PM

    That sounds like a good fit for Leon Washington or Jerious Norwood.

  11. jb1996 says: Mar 23, 2010 2:25 PM

    Well the only problem for Buffalo is they have to find an offensive line to keep whoever is throwing the ball to these so called receivers to implement the spread offense. From what Gailey is saying hes drafting Spiller which will be good in the future but for current success they need an o-line draft Bryan Bulauga however u spell it in first take Jacoby Ford in 2nd

  12. ☻☼CBS, FOX, ESPN, NFLN nbc says: Mar 23, 2010 2:26 PM

    Marshmellow Lynch and Jamrockus Bustell are on the same level of disappointment.

  13. chemicalxv says: Mar 23, 2010 2:26 PM

    He could probably get McFadden off of Oakland
    They’re going to draft Dexter McCluster

  14. sevenwords says: Mar 23, 2010 2:29 PM

    Worry about that later, we need a LT and QB.

  15. WarrenMoonGOAT says: Mar 23, 2010 2:30 PM

    i think Chan Gailey wants a new prostate too

  16. realitypolice says: Mar 23, 2010 2:30 PM

    The Raiders once drafted a millipede in the second round.

  17. HellsGrimTyrant says: Mar 23, 2010 2:32 PM

    CJ Spiller Buffalo 1st Rounder?

  18. toddzman says: Mar 23, 2010 2:33 PM

    It is a risk, but trade Marshawn now before he pulls an OJ, gets hurt or just does something else stupid. He is a good, tough player. However RB’s shelf life are short and he does have value. Trade him for a 3/4 before he does another hit/run, pulled over with weed, brings his own booze into the bar and orders soda OR just steals $20 from some lady’s purse (ironically is the wife of the police chief). His history is littered w/ stupid behavior. Buddy, you are a smart guy……Dump him now while you can.

  19. AllThat says: Mar 23, 2010 2:37 PM

    What did Howard Cosell call those types of guys..
    I guess water bug is PC now….

  20. Kevin from Philly says: Mar 23, 2010 2:44 PM

    My suggestion is to look at Rutgers. Not because the football team is good, though – I stopped at a diner up there once, and that place was LOADED with water bugs.

  21. kristoff says: Mar 23, 2010 2:49 PM

    utilize roscoe more and maybe pick up james starks in round5. we have 2 many other needs 2 take a rb high in the draft. LT,RT,NG,QB

  22. bills34 says: Mar 23, 2010 2:53 PM

    @ this class sucks
    “As the league moves away from running it will be interesting to see if the big Jamal Lewis, Jerome Bettis backs are slowly phased out of the game.”
    - Don’t forget Natrone Means… he was a BEAST!

  23. jmchale34 says: Mar 23, 2010 2:56 PM

    Most likely they will trade Lynch for a 4th and draft CJ Spiller.

  24. BaronYourDaddy says: Mar 23, 2010 2:59 PM

    Cant Chan just use Roscoe Parrish in some crazy package instead of wasting a pick

  25. InnocentCriminal says: Mar 23, 2010 3:13 PM

    Did they cut Fred Jackson? He played a hell of a lot better than Lynch did all season. I picked him up off waivers in my fantasy league right before the start of the season. He was a beast those first 3 weeks. i have no idea why they even put Lynch back in with the success Jackson was having.

  26. Maddog says: Mar 23, 2010 3:13 PM

    Noel Devine is wishing he came out now.

  27. this class sucks says: Mar 23, 2010 3:24 PM

    That would make too much sense.

  28. finsbooyah says: Mar 23, 2010 3:30 PM

    I just wanted to find out what a water bug is… And now I know. Thanks Gregg

  29. The Troof says: Mar 23, 2010 3:34 PM

    No other RBs on the roster?? What happened to Xavier Omon? That guy is more talented than Fred and Marshawn. If he’d stayed at Nebraska, he’d have been a 1st round pick.

  30. Atlanta Love says: Mar 23, 2010 3:56 PM

    Is that where they need help at the most? RB?

  31. Seeryer says: Mar 23, 2010 3:56 PM

    Why is Golden Tate not getting more play? He is the closest thing to Percy Harvin in this draft. A physical, speed WR who can return kicks and take carries out of the backfield if needed. And he ran a great 40 at the combine. I know everyone thinks Dez Bryant or Demarius Thomas could be the next Calvin Johnson but what about the next Percy Harvin? If the 2009 draft were held today, based on what was accomplished in year one, Harvin would be a top 5 pick. How is Tate not the Jags pick at #10? Go get this guy!!!!

  32. pray4thebills says: Mar 24, 2010 1:40 PM

    If im the bills, i’m trying my hardest to shop the #9 pick for a late 1st rounder plus a late second or third. Then pick the best OT or NT available with the late first rounder, the next best with the first second rounder, then Tebow with the second second rounder. What have you go to lose?
    Drafting one player at #9 is not going to salvage the team, so they might as well extract as many picks from it as they can. Not to mention it would save the team from having to pay a top 10 pick, which are extremely over-valued.

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