Monday, 21 August, 2017

Did Patriots' Stephon Gilmore Throw Shade At Ex-Team After Bills' Trades?

Bills trade CB Ronald Darby to Eagles for WR Jordan Matthews draft pick Bills trade CB Ronald Darby to Eagles for WR Jordan Matthews draft pick
Kristopher Love | 13 August, 2017, 01:26

Darby, 23, was a second-round pick of Buffalo in 2015 out of Florida State and represents an immediate upgrade for an Eagles CB depth chart. For Taylor, I really don't feel there is too much of a drop off as most would think. With that number nearly certainly rising in 2017, you can expect a bump in pass attempts, which wasn't hard to do to begin with, seeing as the Bills have ranked in the bottom-two for pass attempts in each of the last two years. When I go out there and play ping pong, whatever I'm doing, I'm not throwing in the towel. "Just surprised it happened so fast".

The Bills acquired cornerback EJ Gaines and a second round pick in the 2018 National Football League draft from the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for wide receiver Sammy Watkins.

Matthew seemed miscast as a WR1 previous year in Philadelphia, but he was also working with an inconsistent rookie QB.

"I've been there", he said Friday after practice. "You get traded. It's a business and he has to understand that".

"We'll get him going right away, start getting him acclimated to our verbiage and our system, and looking forward to being able to get to know him a little bit better and see how he is able to absorb the material".

The moves were announced early Friday afternoon, a day after Buffalo opened its preseason with a 17-10 loss to Minnesota.

"[There's] obviously a difference", McCoy said. We got Anquan, who we added.

McDermott admitted to being taken aback slightly, but as everything was presented, he clearly saw the vision. That's why I didn't sleep [Thursday] night, because these are tough decisions. "It was hard decision - one that we took a lot of time discussing".

The Bills are a team trying to build for the future.

The Buffalo Bills wanted to make a splash.

We also can't forget that the Bills traded their first round pick this year to the Kansas City Chiefs to move way down in the first round of the draft so Kansas City could jump up and get Patrick Mahomes. In L.A., Watkins will join ex-Buffalo teammate Robert Woods, a free-agent signee of the Rams, as rookie coach Sean McVay overhauls their offense.

The Sammy Watkins trade wasn't all the Buffalo Bills had in store for their roster, though. Over his career, he's had 225 catches for 2,673 yards and 19 touchdowns. Mathews' production and the fact that he's only 26 during the 2018 season might make him the most attractive of the bunch considering Watkins' durability issues. There were just 26 wide receivers who saw at least a 20 percent share of their teams targets previous year, and with the company surrounding Matthews, it's hard to say he'd even get that.