Buffalo quarterback buzz picks up


It’s draft day, which means we are about to start hearing self-serving draft rumors at a fast and furious pace.

It beats labor talk, right?

With a lot of folks believing Cam Newton will go first and a defensive player second (Von Miller or Marcell Dareus), speculation is picking up over what Buffalo will do at No. 3.

Adam Schefter passed along word that the Bills will give Missouri QB Blaine Gabbert a “long, hard look” at the No. 3 pick in the draft.

“I’ve been hearing buzz since last night,” said Schefter. “If Cam Newton was in play for the Bills, why wouldn’t Blaine Gabbert?”

Or they are just trying to inspire someone to trade up for Gabbert, which seems a lot more likely to be the aim of the Bills.

One person not buying Gabbert-to-Buffalo is Florida State offensive coordinator James Coley, who mysteriously tweeted this on Thursday morning: “One word . . . Buffalo.”

You don’t have to be an internet sleuth to figure out Coley believes the Bills will grab Christian Ponder, either by trading down or possibly trading back into the first round.

With teams desperate to fill their quarterback needs, get ready for a day full of action.

25 responses to “Buffalo quarterback buzz picks up

  1. I can’t see Buffalo grabbing Gabbert at 3 when they have Fitzpatrick as a reliable starter. M. Dariuos is the right pick at this spot then a QB with their 2nd.

  2. Local talk radio says theEagles are making a move to trade next years 1 to move up and grab Peterson. They are assuming they will gain back a 2012 1 after the draft by trading Kolb.

  3. Anytime I hear “quarterback” and “buzz” in the same sentence, I keep thinking about Todd Marinovich.

  4. Fitzpatrick was pretty good last year. Can’t see how any of these rookies are guaranteed to be much better. The Bills have more than enough other holes to fill.

  5. Ponder will be gone in the top 12. The only trade partners for this type of action would be the 49ers, Bengals, and Titans – most likely the 49ers. If the Bills back out of the top 12, there is a good chance he Rat takes Ponder at 10.

    Lets cut the drama, Buffalo, and just take the best player in the 2011 draft: Nick Fairley

  6. I’d rather talk about labor. Here’s my question: With no legal restrictions allowed in free agency, wouldn’t all RFA’s AND franchise/transition players become UFA’s?

  7. When Bell-Aerospace, Trico & the Steel plants left, that’s when the buzz went away. Now it’s the sobering fact that service related industries including the collection of bad loans is the mastery.

    I find it ironic that one a huge source of tele-markers stealing money from the area are now collecting money from people who stole money from their creditors, it’s a huge reversal of business.

    I still remember when they closed the 219 for the grateful dead, LOL.

  8. If I were a QB in this draft I wouldn’t mind a place like Buffalo at all. ( mind you I’m talking team dynamic not City) How often can you get picked 3rd overall at the QB position, and get 3rd pick money, while actually having a highly intelligent serviceable quarterback already there ( Ryan Fitzpatrick), so you can actually spend a little time learning the game at the NFL level instead of being thrown to the wolves, yet not have controversy like the Rodgers Farve situation. Seems pretty ideal from a new player stand point.

  9. Jim Kelly’s nephew better be headed to the U where he belongs. Ponder can head to Buffalo for all I care, the Dolphins would love that.

  10. Wow…I’m looking at the draft pick for Lombardi and he now has Mallett at 15. Wasn’t Mallett’s stock supposedly dropping just this Monday? Even Dalton has moved up quite a bit.

    From what I’ve seen so far, no one has Blaine at three. It was either Von or Marcell. One woud think that since the NFLN is live and all of their folks are at the different team headquarters, they would know.

  11. Its such a horrible year for QBs, why would you waste such a valuable pick on one? Fitzpatrick wasnt all that awful when you watch their defense

  12. Whoever they take will be doomed for disaster. They have nothing and that will continue with Gailey and Waanstad. My condolences to whoever they pick.

  13. Watch the film on Fairley and Dareus, then take a look at the stats. Why the heck would Dareus be picked before Fairley? 2010 SEC production:

    Dareus – 6.5 sacks, 37 tackles – 9 for a loss

    Fairley – 11.5 sacks, 60 tackles – 24 for a loss

    Why do my fellow Bills fans want Dareus over Fairley?

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