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Do the Bills employees who call the shots want Jeremy Maclin?

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Certain Bills employees have made clear their interest in receiver Jeremy Maclin. But what about the Bills employees directly responsible for adding players?

At this point, no one knows whether G.M. Brandon Beane or coach Sean McDermott want to add Maclin to the depth chart. However, everyone knows by now that running back LeSean McCoy and quarterback Tyrod Taylor definitely want Maclin. Indeed, the Bills’ official Twitter page has trumpeted the efforts of McCoy to lure Maclin to town.

So what if the organization isn’t interested? By having McCoy and Taylor push so aggressively (and publicly) for Maclin to be pursued, Beane and McDermott could be in an awkward spot if they simply aren’t interested.

Even if they are, how comfortable would any G.M. or coach be with players openly and zealously advocated for specific players to be added to the roster? It can create a mess within the organization, especially if: (1) the team doesn’t sign the player; (2) he goes elsewhere and has a major impact; and (3) players, fans, and/or media start asking questions about why the team missed the boat?

As a result, it’s safe to say that, as badly as McCoy and Taylor hope to add Maclin, Beane and McDermott likely hope that McCoy and Taylor will keep those thoughts to themselves in the future.

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19 Responses to “Do the Bills employees who call the shots want Jeremy Maclin?”
  1. imodan says: Jun 5, 2017 11:35 AM

    Guy is part time player at best. Bills need to learn to spend precious resources wisely. This guy is hardly worth it unless he comes for cheap money.

  2. lanham4eve says: Jun 5, 2017 11:35 AM

    They should since our receiving corps is one Sammy Watkins injury away from being putrid, mostly cause Jones is unproven and everyone else is probably below average

  3. rabidbillsfan says: Jun 5, 2017 11:52 AM

    They should be. Beyond the “Watkins Injury” factor, they lost Goodwin in FA and Maclin is an overall better player in terms of what they want out of him. Money, as always, will be the tipping point, but these are the types of moves(risks) you take to turn your fortunes around. The thing Maclin has going for him in Buffalo that he didn’t in KC is a QB who can get him the ball down field. Knock Tyrod all you want, but his deep ball is the prettiest, and one of the most deadly, in the league. Goodwin was a fast guy who played football, Maclin is a football player who’s fast, there is a big difference. Just another guy to blow Gilmore off the field is fine with me.

  4. joetoronto says: Jun 5, 2017 11:52 AM

    The fanboys will make a big stink about signing Macklin and management will appease them.

    It’s never worked out before and it won’t this time either, but they’ll feel like they’ve won SOMETHING, anything.

    This is how they roll in Buffalo.

  5. touchdownroddywhite says: Jun 5, 2017 11:52 AM

    Give him an incentive laden contract with minimal guarantees and then cut him before the season if he just can’t cut it.

    If I have multiple production employees telling me how much of a benefit adding a new tool or piece of equipment to their arsenal would be, I take them seriously even if I previously wouldn’t have given it a second thought.

  6. billsbackto81 says: Jun 5, 2017 11:56 AM

    If they (the bigwigs) weren’t of the same opinion than why would the Pegula’s send the jet to pick him up? Bringing in Maclin makes all the sense in the world. If it’s at the right price. He maybe on Shady and TTs Xmas list but that’s not enough to put the team plane in the air for pick-up.

  7. grogansheroes says: Jun 5, 2017 12:00 PM

    What makes Bills fans think Maclin wants to play in Buffalo? Maybe he goes to Green Bay, or Detroit, or the Jets?

  8. remstar10 says: Jun 5, 2017 12:07 PM

    Nothing wrong with players trying to sell guys to their team. Would you rather Shady say “nah fam, don’t reach Buffalo, this place is trash”

  9. cwdonald314 says: Jun 5, 2017 12:14 PM

    One has been recruiting another has been…

  10. dwaterdog says: Jun 5, 2017 12:28 PM

    4) they get Maclin signed and he doesn’t have any impact (sucks).

  11. jgedgar70 says: Jun 5, 2017 12:29 PM

    What I don’t understand is the PFT writers’ addiction to finding a scandal in the Buffalo Bills organizational structure, whether one is there or not. Why is it considered news that a few Bills players want a certain player to sign there? That happens all the time, with every team, in every sport.

    Do Beane & McDermott wish they would keep quiet? I seriously doubt they care. The last team they worked for regularly makes decisions that can be unpopular with the fans and/or players, and it usually doesn’t have any effects on the decision.

  12. kcflake says: Jun 5, 2017 12:44 PM

    Maclin would be a Good signing for the Bills. He was Hurt and didn’t do much of anything for the Chiefs last year. Maybe he will do More with a Better Qb.

  13. ricko1112 says: Jun 5, 2017 12:49 PM

    They could have Jerry Rice, Randy Moss, and Gronk, but it won’t matter since they don’t have a QB.

  14. footballisnotthatimportant says: Jun 5, 2017 12:56 PM

    Continuing with Tyrod Taylor (A more mobile version of Alex Smith with a weaker arm) as your QB probably doesn’t make him too excited to go to Buffalo.

  15. billsbackto81 says: Jun 5, 2017 1:36 PM

    footballisnotthatimportant says:
    Jun 5, 2017 12:56 PM
    Continuing with Tyrod Taylor (A more mobile version of Alex Smith with a weaker arm) as your QB probably doesn’t make him too excited to go to Buffalo.
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    Weaker arm? LoL go look up how many deep ball TDs Tyrod has had compared to Smith the last 2 seasons. Smith has one of the weaker arms in the league and surely no better than Tyrod’s. Smith has better accuracy and uses the mid field better, but arm strength? C’mon man!

  16. footballisnotthatimportant says: Jun 5, 2017 1:39 PM

    footballisnotthatimportant says:
    Jun 5, 2017 12:56 PM
    Continuing with Tyrod Taylor (A more mobile version of Alex Smith with a weaker arm) as your QB probably doesn’t make him too excited to go to Buffalo.
    ——————–+
    Weaker arm? LoL go look up how many deep ball TDs Tyrod has had compared to Smith the last 2 seasons. Smith has one of the weaker arms in the league and surely no better than Tyrod’s. Smith has better accuracy and uses the mid field better, but arm strength? C’mon man!
    _____________________________

    You do see that you’re starting a debate about which QB sucks more and implies that they both suck.

    I’m not sure either guy has ever completed a pass over 12 yards.

  17. arcross12042004scorp15 says: Jun 5, 2017 1:45 PM

    KCs system doesnt throw a lot of balls to wideouts. Maclin is a deep ball threat, Taylor throws a nice deep ball. This would loosen up the coverage on Watkins and bring the safties out of the box, opening some more space for the league leading running game.
    If he is healthy and comes at a good price , it could be a good addition.

  18. canadianbillsfan says: Jun 5, 2017 5:09 PM

    footballisnotthatimportant says:
    Jun 5, 2017 1:39 PM
    footballisnotthatimportant says:
    Jun 5, 2017 12:56 PM
    Continuing with Tyrod Taylor (A more mobile version of Alex Smith with a weaker arm) as your QB probably doesn’t make him too excited to go to Buffalo.
    ——————–+
    Weaker arm? LoL go look up how many deep ball TDs Tyrod has had compared to Smith the last 2 seasons. Smith has one of the weaker arms in the league and surely no better than Tyrod’s. Smith has better accuracy and uses the mid field better, but arm strength? C’mon man!
    _____________________________

    You do see that you’re starting a debate about which QB sucks more and implies that they both suck.

    I’m not sure either guy has ever completed a pass over 12 yards.

    _______________________________

    By calling comparisons between a QB that is consistently in the playoffs, and another who after 2 years as a starter has 2 Pro-Bowls “a debate about which QB sucks more” you have clearly shown that you know next to nothing about the position. But then again your user name should have been a dead giveaway.

  19. piazza5987 says: Jun 6, 2017 1:44 AM

    Wanted him at first glance,but now,no way,want a 6/10 season,draft young qb of future,then compe,te for titles..u need a. Qb in this league to win..repeat u ND a qb to win in this league…3 #1;s. Can get u darnold ,Rosen ,Allen..nxt year

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