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Bills cut Trent Edwards, can't stick to a plan once again

The Bills held a quarterback competition throughout the offseason.  Trent Edwards got the most first-team reps throughout, especially in training camp.

At the end of a five-month process, the Bills decided Edwards was their best quarterback.  Three weeks later, he’s not even on the team.

The Bills released Edwards Monday, one week after coach Chan Gailey replaced Edwards with Ryan Fitzpatrick.  It’s not that we disagree with the move to Fitzpatrick.  And Edwards, benched again, had probably outlived his usefulness.

But this release points out once again the Bills have absolutely no plan.  No long-term vision.  When they do have a plan, they don’t stick to it for more than a few weeks. 

Buffalo acquired one quarterback this offseason; seventh-round pick Levi Brown.  He’s no longer on the team. The team has absolutely no long-term option at the position.  If Edwards wasn’t the guy, they should have known faster.

The coaches rotate, but the huge changes in direction remains along with owner Ralph Wilson.  Bills fans, among the best in all of U.S. professional sports, deserve better.

Bills linebacker Kawika Mitchell, currently on injured reserve, put the move in perspective well on Twitter: “Wow. Bills let Trent Edwards go today. I know he wasn’t starting but…? Huh”

Edwards is now subject to waivers.  He’s due $1.65 million, so he could pass through waivers before teams show interest.  Edwards has shown enough in his brief career for a few teams to take him on as a possible backup.  Jacksonville makes some sense.

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  1. superb owl says: Sep 27, 2010 1:20 PM

    they could have traded him. bet he pulled a mad winefart act.

  2. Crazy Nick says: Sep 27, 2010 1:20 PM

    Welcome to Buffalo Byron Leftwich!!!!

  3. 100 no's and 1 yes still mean yes says: Sep 27, 2010 1:20 PM

    I think he would’ve been a half decent qb if he wasn’t banished to buffalo maybe like a Kyle orten type guy o well hope he gets a shot somewhere

  4. Katmanduu says: Sep 27, 2010 1:21 PM

    With the first pick in the 2011 draft, the Buffalo Bills select….

  5. FireJerryJones says: Sep 27, 2010 1:22 PM

    Buffalo needs a QB.
    The list of calls will be from Cleveland, Jax, Denver, Washington, Chicago, Detroit, Minnesota, Carolina, Arizona and most of all San Fransisco.

  6. NomNoms says: Sep 27, 2010 1:23 PM

    Gotta be more to this story. Obv. bills are gonna continue to suck Obv. the QB of the future is not on the roster currently but he must have done something to warrant his release. It wouldnt make much sense otherwise. Im guessing he was a little more vocal about his benching to the coaching staff then then what he portrayed to the medea. The guys a flake he never gave a straight answer to a question and always acted like nothing was wrong. Those sideburns put him over the flake-edge.

  7. GBfanForever says: Sep 27, 2010 1:24 PM

    Wait, how is this different from the eagles? Why are you criticizing them for essentially doing the same thing?

  8. Drednot says: Sep 27, 2010 1:25 PM

    Apparently the bills are the raiders of the east!!

  9. adguy2011 says: Sep 27, 2010 1:28 PM

    This post doesn’t make any sense. Don’t you understand that the plan is to re-build this year and get the quarterback in the draft next year? Our franchise quarterback in NOT ON THE ROSTER, whether Trent Edwards is there or not.
    Their long-term vision is to bottom out so they can get good draft picks to get better. The old adminsitration did a horrible job drafting and the new group needs to clean that mess up which means they are transitioning and this is part of it.
    Tampa Bay did it a year ago and everyone is now waying what a great idea it was to re-build with a youth movement. The Bills are going through the sampe process.
    Who cares what Kawika Mitchell says. His day as a Bill are over.
    The Bills will draft in the top 5, get their QB and move forward.

  10. SmurfJuice says: Sep 27, 2010 1:28 PM

    “It wouldnt make much sense otherwise. ”
    It’s Buffalo. It doesn’t have to make sense. They are the Raiders of the AFC East. I’m kind of curious where the hell all of their draft picks go. They’ve been horrid for so long, they had to have got some good picks, but except for their secondary I can’t see a single good draft pick.
    I think it is about time for Ralph to hand the reins over to someone else.

  11. cossack says: Sep 27, 2010 1:29 PM

    Really Rosenthal? You had to put a negative twitst on this story? This is great news for the Bills, and it actually show that they DO know what they’re doing. Instead of carrying dead weight like the Jauron regime did for years, they gor rid of it when they realised he was nothing more than a practice superstar.
    It shows the Nix-Gailey regime is willing to make decisions and avoid the controversy associated with having Edwards on the roster. This way, no pressure or temptation to put him back in.
    Yea, they only have Fitz and Brohm on the roster and they need the future QB of the franchise at some point. Edwards wasn’t it, so why keep him there? This is the first step in the right direction.

  12. Eustus says: Sep 27, 2010 1:30 PM

    There’s no mystery here. As Oakland fans can tell you, this is what happens when you have a crotchety old buzzard owner with his hands all over personnel decisions.

  13. adguy2011 says: Sep 27, 2010 1:31 PM

    I was at the game yesterdy and all he did was mope around on the sidelines. You could tell he was not happy and they probably just said, Hell with it. They need people on the roster that know what’s up..they are re-building. Get on board or get out..nothing wrong with that.

  14. Reddog says: Sep 27, 2010 1:31 PM

    The keys to this story are that Gailey and Nix are complete fools who have no idea what they are doing. Their inability to bring in a QB and attempt to fix the O Line are just laughable…….the rumor that they plan to sign 30 year old LB/DE Kelsay to a new $24M contract is even more insane since he has been a marginal DE for 8 years and cannot play a 3-4 OLB………just sell the team Ralph!

  15. sevenwords says: Sep 27, 2010 1:32 PM

    RIP Captain Checkdown.

  16. Slippyal2 says: Sep 27, 2010 1:32 PM

    The Bills plan was to tank the season for the QB class in ’11 draft.
    Bills nation should be happy that no more check downs on 4th and 23 or running out of bounds on 4th down. The league worse starting QB is now rightfully unemployed.

  17. derekinmadison says: Sep 27, 2010 1:34 PM

    maybe that Spiller pick isn’t looking so good now. can’t win without a QB. Isn’t that right, Arizona?

  18. green man says: Sep 27, 2010 1:35 PM

    See, this was my life as a Bears fan for 10+ years. I know Cutler isn’t perfect but man it sure is nice to have a real QB…

  19. xxxsixeightxxx says: Sep 27, 2010 1:36 PM

    I guess they decided it was edwards fault they never had an O line, WRs or a competent coaching staff. Whats worse… bein a Buffalo fan, a Browns fan or a Raiders fan right now? Even the Lions show some promise.

  20. No1billsfan says: Sep 27, 2010 1:37 PM

    Now if only they could somehow cut Ralph Wilson they might be able to make some actual progress…

  21. Jack Burton says: Sep 27, 2010 1:39 PM

    He’ll be a good backup QB somewhere.

  22. KC_Cisco says: Sep 27, 2010 1:40 PM

    Why does there have to be more to the story? Bills are a flake organization. They need OL help–they trade their Pro Bowl tackle. Only place they have talent is RB—what do they do–draft another RB. Article is complete right–no direction.

  23. sexyrexygrossman says: Sep 27, 2010 1:41 PM

    First of all, this is the same exact article.
    More importantly second, why is this a big deal? We had a plan, it was freaking awful. So my stick to it? As a bills fan, do I think this was rash? A little. But am I gonna lose sleep over this? Quite the opposite.
    …I mean trent had all camp and 2 games and sucked, then fitzpatrick comes in cold and holds his own against the pats? Come on, the guy’s garbage.

  24. Sam says: Sep 27, 2010 1:41 PM

    Or maybe he was outplayed by ryan fitzpatrick in games that counted? Crucify me if you will but i have been on the Fitz bandwagon since week 3 last season. The guy is leaps and bounds better than Edwards, honestly i would prefer Losman but Fitz is a better Qb for this team right now. Young team that Just needs to Win, not compete just win. Say what you will about new englands defense and how they ballooned fitzs stats but i can guaruntee you with edwards there, he would not have taken any deep shots and problay would have been sacked twice as much and they would have lost by 30. Fitz can managae the game and doesnt get rattled by turnovers. The bills are a run first team that should feast on play action, with evans and parrish capitalizing on runs after catch. Disagree with me all you want but the defense lost that game for the bills yesterday plain and simple. And cue the “you have no idea what your talking about…..” haters who are jealous that im righ and the bills can finish realisticly at 5-11 if they play like they did yesterday and dont lose the turnover battle (and i mean the D forcing turnovers, fitzs 2 picks were bad but poor D didnt help)

  25. MkePackFan says: Sep 27, 2010 1:41 PM

    At least you got Brian Brohm as a backup Bills fans.

  26. jb1996 says: Sep 27, 2010 1:41 PM

    qb in two weeks will be brohm then jackson starts at running back and they try to sign golic to be oline HAHAHA

  27. Burritto says: Sep 27, 2010 1:44 PM

    I like this post. It’s like the Criterion Collection of the post that’s two stories down from here. I can’t wait for the Ultimate Edition.

  28. brownsfn19 says: Sep 27, 2010 1:46 PM

    Kind of sounds like the Browns…FIRE MANGINI is my new motto…

  29. Jim_Kelly12 says: Sep 27, 2010 1:46 PM

    So, Eagles do the same thing with Vick and you called it a good decision, but the Bills do it and you question the franchise? The only difference is Kolb actually has trade value. AND of course Vick and Kolb are much much better players.
    Second point: WHO should the Bills have picked up this offseason. Players available in free agency or in draft were: Delhomme, Campbell, Clausen, McCoy, and Tebow if they took him at 11. How are all of them doing?

  30. Outburst78 says: Sep 27, 2010 1:46 PM

    Edwards looked great a couple of years ago. Until he got that concussion. He hasn’t been the same since.

  31. Alydar says: Sep 27, 2010 1:47 PM

    they must have someone in mind for that third QB spot. How they can spend the entire offseason evaluating Edwards, start him, then cut him after three weeks tells you everything you need to know about why they haven’t seen the playoffs since the Music City Miracle.

  32. mama tried says: Sep 27, 2010 1:48 PM

    “Im guessing he was a little more vocal about his benching to the coaching staff then then what he portrayed to the medea.”
    Really medea??!?!?! Really!?

  33. Ralph Gre Nader says: Sep 27, 2010 1:50 PM

    # FireJerryJones says: September 27, 2010 1:22 PM
    Buffalo needs a QB.
    The list of calls will be from Cleveland, Jax, Denver, Washington, Chicago, Detroit, Minnesota, Carolina, Arizona and most of all San Fransisco.
    Nope, not likely, no, not a chance, why would they, Dont need him, not gonna happen, probably not, maybe(because he’s cheap), and….. you spelled San Francisco wrong.
    8 whiffs, 1 maybe, and 1 spelling error.
    What a stupid post.

  34. Draft King says: Sep 27, 2010 1:50 PM

    I have read rumblings that the Bills tried to trade Edwards but found no takers. It’s an odd move since he was slated to become a free agent after the season anyway, so it’s not as if the Bills received any relief for a possible 2011 salary cap (if there is one) by jettisoning him.
    Worth noting: Edwards has thrown more interceptions than touchdowns in each of his four NFL seasons.

  35. kuhawks28 says: Sep 27, 2010 1:51 PM

    I wouldn’t be surprised if they made a move for Tyler Thigpen.
    Ol Chan had some success with him at KC a couple of years ago.
    Not exactly an upgrade, but at least gives you something else to try.

  36. RedsDouche says: Sep 27, 2010 1:52 PM

    Hell he can’t be much worse than Palmer right now. Bring him to the Bengals! lol He and T.O. already know each other. lol

  37. kristoff says: Sep 27, 2010 2:02 PM

    REDDOG: i agree 100% they r bout to sighn chris kelsay for 24 million,i guess they 4got donte whitner is in last yr of his contract.he is not the best ss in the leauge but i wld sighn him b4 i wld even think of sighning kelsay

  38. iampats says: Sep 27, 2010 2:04 PM

    This is a very long season for the Bills fans. Their biggest victory will be on the day of the NFL Draft

  39. Chris says: Sep 27, 2010 2:07 PM

    In my Opinion the Bills made the right call in not drafting a QB in the first round this year. It was a business decision they knew this team was not going to be good this year so why pay a QB 50 million guaranteed when they can wait until next year when there will most likely be some sort of rookie salary cap. Think about it how hard are the current players really going to fight to keep an uncapped rookie pay scale. They are already in the league and it has to piss off players when a guy who has never played a down in the NFL gets a better contract than a veteran who has earn that type of contract.

  40. bills34 says: Sep 27, 2010 2:07 PM

    “Why does there have to be more to the story? Bills are a flake organization. They need OL help–they trade their Pro Bowl tackle. Only place they have talent is RB—what do they do–draft another RB. Article is complete right–no direction.”
    yeah because cutting T Edwards means they have no direction… loser… Peters is a bum

  41. kiera620 says: Sep 27, 2010 2:11 PM

    Lol Smurfjuice, the bills get very high picks every year, they however have no idea how to draft and year after year they draft worthless players. Hopefully CJ Spiller breaks that mold, however they didn’t need him to begin with, which also continues their drafting problems…They should have gotten rid of Edwards awhile ago, can’t really imagine any team wanting him…

  42. awdlmd says: Sep 27, 2010 2:17 PM

    ” think he would’ve been a half decent qb if he wasn’t banished to buffalo maybe like a Kyle orten type guy o well hope he gets a shot somewhere ”
    Trent Edwards isn’t fit to carry Orton’s whiskey bottle. Maybe he could be a Derek Anderson type guy if he keeps at it.

  43. SlimEagan says: Sep 27, 2010 2:19 PM

    “When they do have a plan, they don’t stick to it for more than a few weeks. ”
    So when the plan isn’t working, and it obvious that it isn’t, the Bills are supposed to stick to it to the exclusion of all else, just to be able to say they stuck to the plan? How stupid is that. Like another poster said, the Eagles are doing the same thing. they said Kolb was the guy, and then reversed when Vick showed he could play and gave them the betetr chance to win. Trent has showed over the last 3 years that he can’t get the job done. Ryan Fitzpatrick played on sunday and did signifigacantly better in the same offense. Granted the Bills didn’t win the game, but they put up 30 points on the Patriots and could have won the game if the defense played better. Yes he threw two costly interceptions, but if Edwards would have played it would have been a laugher.

  44. Buffalo Hogan says: Sep 27, 2010 2:20 PM

    “RedsDouche says:
    September 27, 2010 1:52 PM
    Hell he can’t be much worse than Palmer right now.”
    Clearly you have never watched Trent Edwards play. He is incapable of throwing the ball down the field. He would rather run out of bounds on 4th and 11 than throw it into traffic.

  45. Polorl69 says: Sep 27, 2010 2:21 PM

    what is all this talk about the “plan”
    Gregg you seemed to be so obsessed about this “plan” that the Bills cannot stick to ….will you please let us in on it?
    Trent Edwards sucks….. who cares what the Bills do, they have like 20k fans!

  46. Smoke&Mirrors says: Sep 27, 2010 2:23 PM

    Not a surprise. Cheap franchise ran without wisdom or vision. Purely a monetary decision.
    The Bills belong in the CFL.

  47. MuskyHunter2542 says: Sep 27, 2010 2:31 PM

    No wonder why Green Bay players where laughing at them on the field.

  48. Didier says: Sep 27, 2010 2:32 PM

    Certainly, one straw had to be Edwards continuing to check down as time was running out in the Dolphins game with the team down by only five.
    Seriously, with 29 seconds left at his own 26, he under throws his receiver underneath; with 22 seconds left, he again throws a short incomplete pass; with 17 seconds left, he throws the ball away to avoid a sack after holding it for an eternity; and finally, with 8 seconds left, he throws underneath for a gain of 9 yards.
    I’m not kidding, it was one of the most embarrassing things I’ve ever seen in professional sports.
    The guy’s actually checking down on four consecutive plays with his team down 5 with less than 30 seconds to go.
    Anyone else throws deep as many times as possible to hope for a flag or a catch, but not Edwards.
    Mercy, this guy doesn’t belong in the NFL.

  49. dlmcc0909 says: Sep 27, 2010 2:32 PM

    I dont understand this post either. Did the Rams or Lions a few years ago have any plan at the QB position until they both drafted one with the 1st overall pick?
    Go through the list of some of the crappy teams in the league. alot of them obviously dont have the long term solution at QB on the roster.
    The Bills sure dont. Neither do the Raiders, Browns, Jaguars, 49ers, Seahawks, Cardinals and im sure others that im probably leaving out.
    the thing that sucks for these lottery probably teams is im not sure Jake Locker is the answer either.

  50. Black QB White RB says: Sep 27, 2010 2:36 PM

    Ralph Wilson is Dan Snyder without any money

  51. CHIEF ZEE says: Sep 27, 2010 2:43 PM

    It’s time for this franchise to relocate and change names.

  52. bobinpuertorico says: Sep 27, 2010 2:43 PM

    The Bills plan is to maximize profits by minimizing their payroll. Their fans are stupid enough to continue to support the worst team in the NFL. Despite no visits to the playoffs in ten years, they sell out nearly every game. Why waste money on good players? As little as Edwards was being paid, they can replace him with someone cheaper. Actually, the Bills are shopping the overall #1 draft choice next year. They will trade the 2011 #1 pick and C.J. Spiller for a second round pick in 2012. Go Bills!

  53. mikeymae says: Sep 27, 2010 2:44 PM

    I don’t know about the rest of you but I wanted Trent to start for a few more weeks. With Ryan Fitzpatrick, we might go on to win six games. That’s the last thing that we need. We need a great draft pick to put us in line for our choice of QB. Cleveland looks like they’ve already given up on the season so they’ve got number one sewn up unless we really take a dive. A couple of wins is nice but I’m looking for long term growth. Draft Andrew Luck if he declares and stay away from Ryan Mallett. He’s got a monster arm but our O-Line will get him killed. We need a QB with wheels.

  54. FinFan68 says: Sep 27, 2010 2:45 PM

    There is nothing wrong with this move by the Bills. He would obviously be a cancer in the locker room and does not provide them with any plus side. The only fault I can see is that they should have seen this much earlier. Getting a QB last year would not have been a smart move as a previous poster said. Next year they will be able to draft Luck, Locker, Mallett or another stud QB. I would think Mallet would be the choice. smart QB, 6’7″ cannon arm and has enough mobility to avoid a sack. Spiller reminds me of eric metcalf. let him return kicks and catch swing passes (like sproles in SD) he is a weapon but only if they use him right

  55. weix says: Sep 27, 2010 2:51 PM

    just move the bills to toronto already

  56. bobinpuertorico says: Sep 27, 2010 2:51 PM

    The Bills have had the worst O-line in the NFL, yet through the end of last year Trent Edwards had outperformed Mark Sanchez and Chad Henne based on completion percentage, TD/interception ratio and QB rating. He clearly won the starting job during the preseason games, but because he could not lead the lowly Bills to victory over the Dolphins and the Packers (on the road), he not only loses the starting job, but he is cut from the team. Just another irrational decision by the management of the Bills!

  57. PirateFreedom says: Sep 27, 2010 2:53 PM

    30 points on the Pats doesn’t mean much these days
    the fearsome defenders of the past have all moved on (excepting Vince Wilfork)
    They have the youngest secondary and the seventh youngest LB group.
    And, oh my god, they play like beginners painfully often.
    Fitzpatrick hasn’t proved anything by scoring on this Patriot defense.

  58. RedsDouche says: Sep 27, 2010 2:59 PM

    Buffalo Hogan says:
    September 27, 2010 2:20 PM
    “RedsDouche says:
    September 27, 2010 1:52 PM
    Hell he can’t be much worse than Palmer right now.”
    Clearly you have never watched Trent Edwards play. He is incapable of throwing the ball down the field. He would rather run out of bounds on 4th and 11 than throw it into traffic.
    ————————————————
    Clearly you haven’t watched Palmer play. I’d rather him run out of bounds than throw it to the other team. LOL That seems to be Palmer’s new game plan.

  59. CJ SPILLER says: Sep 27, 2010 3:15 PM

    bobinpuertorico says:
    September 27, 2010 2:43 PM
    The Bills plan is to maximize profits by minimizing their payroll. Their fans are stupid enough to continue to support the worst team in the NFL. Despite no visits to the playoffs in ten years, they sell out nearly every game. Why waste money on good players? As little as Edwards was being paid, they can replace him with someone cheaper. Actually, the Bills are shopping the overall #1 draft choice next year. They will trade the 2011 #1 pick and C.J. Spiller for a second round pick in 2012. Go Bills!
    ___________________________
    Why don’t you shut your piehole Bobfrompuertorico, climb back in your boat. Your posts are garbage time after time.

  60. Reddog says: Sep 27, 2010 3:25 PM

    I agree with you bobin puertorico except for the trade at the end. I think clueless old buddy is going to forget he has 3 RBS and draft another one in round 1 next year…….

  61. Panda_Claus says: Sep 27, 2010 3:29 PM

    Andrew Luck and Jake Locker should begin to imagine a future living in Buffalo. One of those guys will probably be putting on a Bills hat at the next draft in April.

  62. SDW2001 says: Sep 27, 2010 3:41 PM

    NomNoms says:
    September 27, 2010 1:23 PM
    Gotta be more to this story. Obv. bills are gonna continue to suck Obv. the QB of the future is not on the roster currently but he must have done something to warrant his release. It wouldnt make much sense otherwise. Im guessing he was a little more vocal about his benching to the coaching staff then then what he portrayed to the medea. The guys a flake he never gave a straight answer to a question and always acted like nothing was wrong. Those sideburns put him over the flake-edge.
    —You don’t get cut from an NFL team because you’re too vocal. Come on, man. He got cut because the Bills are stupid. They are a horrendously bad organization. Ralph Wilson should fire everyone. Literally, everyone…right down to the trainers. Then he should fire himself. Start Buffalo over.

  63. cswitzer21 says: Sep 27, 2010 3:55 PM

    Who ever made the Tyler Thigpen comment I want to let you know I support it. Go back and look at when Tyler was starting in KC and how crappy they were and just look at his stats compared to Matt Cassels stats in NE that season. It made no since of why KC would trade for Matt when Tyler was a lot cheaper and had better stats with a crappy team. If Tyler had Randy Moss and Wes Welker that year he wouldve been a pro bowl qb lol. You guys have to remember that McNabb was open for trade and they couldve easily traded for McNabb. I personally think they shouldve signed T.O. to a 2-3 yr deal rather than just a one year deal. They could’ve traded for Holmes and Boldin remember both of them went cheap to NYJ and BAL. TJ was cut from Seattle and they couldve signed him. They couldve traded for Cromartie also another give away. There were so many players out there that Bills couldve gotten. Karlos Dansby, Julius Peppers and Brandon Marshall was out there. The Bills couldve shaped up good if they did this…
    1st rd – CJ Spiller (they did that) or trade to Den for Brandon Marshall
    2nd rd and 2nd rd 11′ for McNabb
    3rd and 5th rd – sent to Ari for Boldin
    4th rd – sent to Pit for Holmes
    7th rd and 5th rd 11′ – sent to SD for Cromartie
    6th rd – To Mia for Ginn Jr
    Signed T.O. to a longer contract
    Trade Lynch for draft picks (if they draft Spiller)
    Sign Karlos Dansby
    Trade Trent Edwards for draft pick
    The Bills wouldve jumped from crap to playoff team. They would have the #1 special team and a top passing game that would open up Jackson and Spiller. Their defense wouldve improved. Then in 2011 draft they can draft some o-line help.
    Teams value draft picks too much. Why not trade away your picks on proven players that can turn your team around in 1 yr rather than 3-5 yrs or if ever help you

  64. prinzcharlez says: Sep 27, 2010 3:55 PM

    Bills Fans, I warned you Coach Gailey is not an NFL coach he’s a college coach. He will leave or be fired in 3yrs or less. So get ready for more blundering decisions from an inept coaching staff…I’m just saying.

  65. cause you are the same says: Sep 27, 2010 3:55 PM

    The Bills could have had Jimmy Clausen in the second round at Pick 41, but chose Torrell Troup instead…he went at 48. AT LEAST, they could’ve pointed to him and said to the fan base “There’s the future”…

  66. Brothaman says: Sep 27, 2010 3:55 PM

    daunte cullpepper is getting excited

  67. SDW2001 says: Sep 27, 2010 3:56 PM

    Speaking of bad/good/OK/fantastic teams, let’s see here:
    Horrible: Bills, Browns, Panthers, Raiders
    Bad: Lions, Jaguars, 49ers, Cardinals, Rams.
    Mediocre: Redskins, Cowboys, Giants, Seahawks, Bucs, Broncos, Chargers.
    Good, possible contenders: Patriots, Colts, Dolphins, Jets, Vikings, Falcons, Chiefs, Titans, Texans, Bengals, Bears, Ravens.
    Current Contenders: Saints, Steelers, Eagles, Packers.
    Based on right now…week 3, of course. Agreement? Disagreement?

  68. twinkletoes says: Sep 27, 2010 3:57 PM

    How long til the Kevin Kolb to Buffalo rumors kick up?
    Personally, I’d like to see the Raiders bring Edwards in to serve as a backup if he clears waivers. Bringing in a local boy is usually good joo joo (he’s either a Raiders fan or a whiners fan). Then, I’d ship off Michael Bush, with Jason Campbell thrown in for Marshawn Lynch, again, to take advantage of the hometown factor. I’m pretty sure Lynch is a member of the Raider Nation. Undead Al has got to take advantage of the dysfunction going on in Buffalo (I know, which is a little like the pot, taking advantage of the kettle).

  69. Meldog says: Sep 27, 2010 4:03 PM

    anyone who says that the spiller pick wasn’t a good idea didn’t see yesterdays game. And we all know that Tebow isn’t doing anything yet….so what the hell is everyone talking about? There were no good qbs after Bradford….so we picked up spiller since he was still available way too late in the first round at #9.

  70. CanadianBillsFan says: Sep 27, 2010 4:08 PM

    OR… and this scenario might confuse you Rosenthal because it actually requires thinking… The Bills had a plan: Edwards. And after the first two games they realized that their plan miserably failed (see Bills vs Dolphins and Bills VS Packers), so the decided to not wait any longer to go to plan B: Ryan Fitzpatrick.
    Now here’s where probably don’t have the necessary intellegience to keep up. Fitzpatrick did more in one game agains the Pats than Edwards did in his last season and a half as a Bill. The Bills coaching staff realized that with Fitzy as their starter they at least have a chance to win games. Therefor they decided to keep Fitzy as the starter and dump a QB that they no longer needed: Edwards.
    The Bills had a plan, it failed. They just realized that it failed early in the season and decided to move on and not look back.

  71. twinkletoes says: Sep 27, 2010 4:13 PM

    Buddy Nix MUST have something lined up. Why else would he have cut Edwards when he could have simply kept him on the bench.
    C’mon Undead Al, work your black magic!

  72. JohnnyFootballHero says: Sep 27, 2010 4:22 PM

    They do have a long term plan, silly. It’s to move to Toronto.

  73. Dolfan34 says: Sep 27, 2010 4:27 PM

    It’s pretty obvious Buffalo has NO clue what they are doing. Edwards isn’t that bad of a QB, it’s just that he has no offensive line to play behind. This is a team who drafted ANOTHER running back in the first round when what they really needed was help on the offensive line. Pretty sad that this once proud franchise has become one of the laughing stocks in the NFL. Edwards will land somewhere else and help somebody, likely as a backup.

  74. CriticalBill says: Sep 27, 2010 4:30 PM

    Have faith, Bills fans. Buddy Nix is going to get this team moving in the right direction, but he’s still got a lot of dead wood to cut and burn.

  75. Sam says: Sep 27, 2010 5:06 PM

    @ cswitzer21
    Jsut so you know all those guys are free men and can chose where theyd like to play, so McNabb did not want to come here, peppers wouldnt have wanted to come here, Dansby wouldnt have wanted to here T.O still wouldve wanted to leave, late round picks for lynch and edwards would have built depth, Ginn is roscoe but cant catch the only one i would agree with is cro, he either wouldve had to play or sit, i mean same as boldin but the cardnials respectfully let him leave. And i kind of agree with holmes, poor role model for Easly who i think will be good as long as he doesnt go James Hardy on us. So sorry to shoot cannons through your plan but this just goes to show why we post our opinions on message boards and arent making millions as a GM or scout. And also, to everyone else, please stop be littling the Bills and standing up for Trent, he was bad, very very very very very very bad, waste of a roster spot and money, so lets be real people atleast try and act like you know what your talking about. Please feel free to hate some more!

  76. don4953 says: Sep 27, 2010 5:09 PM

    Its funny when you really look at it though.
    We had Losman who was great looking downfield and making plays but was criticized for never looking underneath and then was benched in favor of a QB who rarely looks deep and is way too satisfied with checking it down on every play.
    That 4th and long play at the Packers game was his demise…rather than throw a pass downfield or attempt a dangerous throw he runs it for a gain of 2. Just when will this guy learn.

  77. ejtowne says: Sep 27, 2010 5:45 PM

    cossack says:
    September 27, 2010 1:29 PM
    Really Rosenthal? You had to put a negative twitst on this story? This is great news for the Bills, and it actually show that they DO know what they’re doing. Instead of carrying dead weight like the Jauron regime did for years, they gor rid of it when they realised he was nothing more than a practice superstar.
    It shows the Nix-Gailey regime is willing to make decisions and avoid the controversy associated with having Edwards on the roster. This way, no pressure or temptation to put him back in.
    Yea, they only have Fitz and Brohm on the roster and they need the future QB of the franchise at some point. Edwards wasn’t it, so why keep him there? This is the first step in the right direction.
    You are correct sir!! This is a good move for Buffalo. Only thing is my and my kids jerseys are obsolete. My whole family had Trent Edwards #5. O-well.

  78. DirtDawg55 says: Sep 27, 2010 5:49 PM

    I blame it all on the Bills playing in Canada. Even their limited exposure there has caused them to take on the personality of most CFL teams, which are known for their endless carousals at QB.

  79. The Ghost of Terry Bradshaw says: Sep 27, 2010 5:53 PM

    You heard it here first: the Bills will sign Jeff George and win the Superbowl this year.

  80. ejtowne says: Sep 27, 2010 6:00 PM

    Jim_Kelly12 says:
    September 27, 2010 1:46 PM
    So, Eagles do the same thing with Vick and you called it a good decision, but the Bills do it and you question the franchise? The only difference is Kolb actually has trade value. AND of course Vick and Kolb are much much better players.
    Second point: WHO should the Bills have picked up this offseason. Players available in free agency or in draft were: Delhomme, Campbell, Clausen, McCoy, and Tebow if they took him at 11. How are all of them doing?
    You are telling the truth on that one. Every QB you just named has been garbage so far. Gailey’s decision to not select a QB in the free agent pool or draft proved to be a good one. The Bills are on the right track. Why won’t you give them a chance Rosenthal?

  81. Buff3489 says: Sep 27, 2010 6:05 PM

    I am pretty sure they aren’t tanking the season intentionally for the draft pick – which actually makes it more sad. I normally can’t believe that an pro GM & head coach are completely lost, but in this case, you have to wonder. C ya Trent. Amazing that you could not do better than JP.
    He better not trash the organization. I wonder – when was the last time a QB was given this many opportunities to succeed for so many seasons under multiple coaches before getting cut…?

  82. CanadianBillsFan says: Sep 27, 2010 6:30 PM

    # don4953 says: September 27, 2010 5:09 PM
    Its funny when you really look at it though.
    We had Losman who was great looking downfield and making plays but was criticized for never looking underneath and then was benched in favor of a QB who rarely looks deep and is way too satisfied with checking it down on every play.
    That 4th and long play at the Packers game was his demise…rather than throw a pass downfield or attempt a dangerous throw he runs it for a gain of 2. Just when will this guy learn.
    ____________________________________
    Nice job of quoting word for word the announcers from last weeks games. Try to come up with an original thought next time.

  83. Mike Daly says: Sep 27, 2010 6:59 PM

    Not only have the Bills not made the playoffs for ten straight seasons, they’ve had just one winning season (2004 at 9-7) and two .500 seasons in that span. In the last ten years they have had only one game (2002′s 45-39 OT win @ Minnesota) that qualifies as any kind of statement game.
    They did spend $124.5 million last year – the problem has not been cheapness but lack of skill at utilizing what they have. Quarterback has been the biggest running problem since the preposterous decision to keep Rob Johnson instead of Doug Flutie. Drew Bledsoe was only a temporary fix and after that the Bills have been utterly clueless about quarterbacks.
    I’ve heard it said the Bills won’t spend money on coaches, and not bringing in Mike Shanahan is cited as an example – I’m not sure the Bills were wromg there, for I don’t trust Shanny to do that well.

  84. Thud says: Sep 28, 2010 1:01 AM

    Hey Rosenthal, if you refer to the plan of status quo and losing you are correct. The staff chose to make a change that actually turned out better and you kool aid sippin espn lovin haters cant come up with a better tag line than that? You must have been an intern at the weeklh world examiner. “Barack Obama has oprahs love child” by Rosenthal. Roll over and give Florio a high five for another bash on buffalo. (no homo)Good one guys.

  85. Nickuru says: Sep 28, 2010 3:36 AM

    It was good for morale that Trent Edwards was given a chance to prove himself. And he proved he s*cked so they got rid of him. J.P. Lostman at least could throw the ball down the field.
    Buffalo’s drafting has to be as bad as Detroit before Martin Mayhew (remember our defensive back?) and Oakland (JaMarcus Russell anyone?). With the collection of stiffs running our operation, the next draft may be just as bad. Stiffs draft other stiffs.
    Jake Locker should not be drafted he will end up like David Carr and Joey Harrington. Not sure if there is another Suh on D or a Joe Thomas on O, but both lines need help. And it goes without saying that to give 24 million to Chris Kelsay is an act of imbecility.

  86. dolphinfiegl99 says: Sep 30, 2010 5:47 PM

    THE BUFFALO BILLS SUCK AND ALWAYS WILL!

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