Brandon Beane: We have to get better at a lot of spots

AP

Ever since the Bills made a trade with the Bengals that moved them up to the 12th spot in the first round, it hasn’t been hard to find people who think that’s just the first step in a move even further up the order for a quarterback.

General Manager Brandon Beane has done his best to counter the inevitability of such a move and continues to do so with the start of the draft just hours away. Beane told Aditi Kinkhabwala that the team isn’t in position to move up for the sake of moving up.

“I realize we have needs and have to get better at a lot of spots,” Beane said.

That doesn’t rule out moving up for the right quarterback or right player at another position, of course, and the Bills are well positioned to check several boxes. They have six of the first 96 picks, which should leave them with plenty of high-value picks even if they do make a move that pushes them a bit higher on Thursday night.

19 responses to “Brandon Beane: We have to get better at a lot of spots

  1. Please stop with the “Check Several Boxes”.

    Buffalo has a ton of picks. They have a good team and those 50-50 QB odds are not worth getting a shot at a volume of quality picks.

    They have a QB who looks to be every bit as good as Kirk Cousins. Be dumb not to give him a chance. Game manager at worst? Better than a bust that will set your depth back a few year, have to hit bigtime on another draft (see New Orleans, cap hell fixed by time and a great draft), etc etc

  2. I know the Bills are probably going to have to move up to get a QB, but if they can manage to stay put or not give up their other 1st Rd pick to get that QB they can count this draft a complete success. Next positions to address IMO would be WR, MLB, OG/OT, and Center in that order.

  3. You stay at 12 and if the right qb is there you take him if not take the best player available. If the bills are going to be as bad as everyone says next year they’ll be in the top of draft but they won’t have 6 picks in the first 100 next year.

  4. I hope that they stay put at #12 & #22, taking a Linebacker and QB. The other positions of need are CB, OT, G and a future RB for when Shady decides to hang his cleats.

  5. They have a QB who looks to be every bit as good as Kirk Cousins.

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    What? McCarron? You have to be kidding. Guy couldnt win the starting gig in Cincy. Threw 14 total passes the last 2 years, didnt see the field. Now hes as good as Cousins who has put up 4000 plus yardsand thrown for 20+ tds 4-5 years in a row.

    Ridiculous.

  6. The Bills need a QB and a LB. If they stay put at 12 they have no shot at the top 2 of either. If they want Lamar Jackson or LB VanderEsch then maybe. The AFC East is finally getting it together. I am guessing the Dolphins are not going QB and strategically making the Bills jump up.

  7. joker65 says:
    April 26, 2018 at 8:05 am
    They have a QB who looks to be every bit as good as Kirk Cousins.

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    What? McCarron? You have to be kidding. Guy couldnt win the starting gig in Cincy. Threw 14 total passes the last 2 years, didnt see the field. Now hes as good as Cousins who has put up 4000 plus yardsand thrown for 20+ tds 4-5 years in a row.

    Ridiculous.

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    What is ridiculous is someone saying a guy who puts up 2500 of his 4000 yds passing in garbage time and never sees the playoffs is so much better than McCarron….

  8. It is amazing how little press Rudolph and Lauletta have received these past few months. Id be willing to bet that at least one of them becomes a better QB than at least one of the Big 5.

  9. The fanboys in Buffalo do this every year, they point to their starting QB and anoint him.

    Then the season comes to an end and they throw him under the bus and start over.

  10. just happy Bills aren’t paying a backup Qb $25 mil a yr or a Tv commentator $10 mil a yr to try an Coach..Kim & Terry are Too Smart for that .raiders were Mr Wilsons 2nd team ,Al never paid him back on that loan to purchase the rights…Raiders Org screw Everyone..Pathetic ran org !!!

  11. You are supposed to support your QB during the season! If he can’t get results then it’s normal and natural to review that. So your comment doesn’t make a lot of sense.

  12. joker65 says:
    April 26, 2018 at 8:05 am
    They have a QB who looks to be every bit as good as Kirk Cousins.

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    What? McCarron? You have to be kidding. Guy couldnt win the starting gig in Cincy. Threw 14 total passes the last 2 years, didnt see the field. Now hes as good as Cousins who has put up 4000 plus yardsand thrown for 20+ tds 4-5 years in a row.

    Ridiculous.

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    What is ridiculous is someone saying a guy who puts up 2500 of his 4000 yds passing in garbage time and never sees the playoffs is so much better than McCarron….

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    Thank you. I meant mechanic, talent to the naked eye- wise. It’s an opinion.

    Had they had reverse roles, isn’t it quite possible that McCarron would be the one with 4000K yards and Cousins in Buffalo? Were either one of them stand out top of the order draft picks?

    It’s not hard to see that scenario. McCarron’s short body of work showed me that he can play. I’ve seen plenty of other’s short bodies of work that show me they can’t play.

  13. I hope we stand pat at 12 and 21

    There will be an early panic, and a run on QBs. We’ll see both Rudolph and Jackson available at #21. I pray we get LB T. Edwards at 12. If there’s a run on QBs, other quality players will drop

  14. unclebluck says:
    April 26, 2018 at 8:23 am
    joker65 says:
    April 26, 2018 at 8:05 am
    They have a QB who looks to be every bit as good as Kirk Cousins.

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    What? McCarron? You have to be kidding. Guy couldnt win the starting gig in Cincy. Threw 14 total passes the last 2 years, didnt see the field. Now hes as good as Cousins who has put up 4000 plus yardsand thrown for 20+ tds 4-5 years in a row.

    Ridiculous.

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    What is ridiculous is someone saying a guy who puts up 2500 of his 4000 yds passing in garbage time and never sees the playoffs is so much better than McCarron….

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    Mccarron couldnt even get on the field in garbage time the last 2 years, whats that say about his ability.

    What exactly are you basing this opinion on? He threw 0 passes in 2014, 119 passes in 2015 (3 games), 0 passes in 2016, and a whopping 14 passes in last year, completing 7.

    If you can actually determine that hes really good from that, you should be a GM somewhere.

  15. joker65 says:
    April 26, 2018 at 8:05 am
    They have a QB who looks to be every bit as good as Kirk Cousins.

    ____

    What? McCarron? You have to be kidding. Guy couldnt win the starting gig in Cincy. Threw 14 total passes the last 2 years, didnt see the field. Now hes as good as Cousins who has put up 4000 plus yardsand thrown for 20+ tds 4-5 years in a row.

    Ridiculous.

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    The QB job at Cincy was never up for competition. Dalton’s job just like Marvin Lewis’ job is safe no matter what.

  16. The QB job at Cincy was never up for competition. Dalton’s job just like Marvin Lewis’ job is safe no matter what.

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    You have some inside knowledge of the Bengals organization? Lets assume thats true….McCarron is actually better than Dalton and would have beaten him out if just given a fair chance, is that what you’re inferring here?

    And further the Bengals are so stubborn and don’t want to win, so naturally they bury him on the bench. In addition, all the other teams in the league are knocking down the door to acquire McCarron (did that happen?) because they all know how excellent he truly is but the Bengals just say no, because they don’t want to get any value for the guy they won’t use because the QB competition is closed.

    So, they naturally let him walk as a free agent and he was finally signed by the bills. Got it. Makes perfect sense.

    Or is it just more logical that he wasn’t that good, everyone knows it, so no one except the Browns tried to trade for him and then when he hit FA no one really made a play until the Bills signed him 2 a short 2 year prove it deal?

  17. joker65 says:
    April 26, 2018 at 12:02 pm
    The QB job at Cincy was never up for competition. Dalton’s job just like Marvin Lewis’ job is safe no matter what.

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    You have some inside knowledge of the Bengals organization? Lets assume thats true….McCarron is actually better than Dalton and would have beaten him out if just given a fair chance, is that what you’re inferring here?

    And further the Bengals are so stubborn and don’t want to win, so naturally they bury him on the bench. In addition, all the other teams in the league are knocking down the door to acquire McCarron (did that happen?) because they all know how excellent he truly is but the Bengals just say no, because they don’t want to get any value for the guy they won’t use because the QB competition is closed.

    So, they naturally let him walk as a free agent and he was finally signed by the bills. Got it. Makes perfect sense.

    Or is it just more logical that he wasn’t that good, everyone knows it, so no one except the Browns tried to trade for him and then when he hit FA no one really made a play until the Bills signed him 2 a short 2 year prove it deal?

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    I don’t know if McCarron is better than Dalton. There was never a QB competition to answer that question. As far being a free agent as a knock on McCarron, why wasn’t it knock on Kirk Cousins? Even Peyton Manning was a free agent at some point. Teams can miss out on players especially at QB position.

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