Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

24 Apr 2010

Bills' Ralph Wilson On Tebow: 'Denver Panicked'

Bills owner Ralph Wilson insists his team had no intention of drafting Tim Tebow or trading for him, and says that the Broncos "panicked" when they traded three picks to move up to select the former Gators quarterback.

He also hopes that his new running back C.J. Spiller will give fans something to cheer for, conceding that "We've been dull for 10 years ... no excitement. We've got to create some excitement."

Posted by: Vincent Verhei on 24 Apr 2010

14 comments, Last at 26 Apr 2010, 10:45am by Charger Jeff

Comments

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by Raiderjoe :: Sat, 04/24/2010 - 7:29am

ewll at least he didn't give middle fingers to dnever broncos and fans.

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by Bright Blue Shorts :: Sat, 04/24/2010 - 7:52am

"Dull for 10 years" ... is he throwing T.O. under the bus?

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by Raiderjoe :: Sat, 04/24/2010 - 7:54am

had exctiment when blow games on monday night football

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by FireSnake78 (not verified) :: Sat, 04/24/2010 - 8:12am

Sorry, but without a solid QB*, or OL, or DL, how can you draft a RB high and then throw other teams under the bus? That seems a bit like he is sitting in the glass house in this case ... It's not like the Bills have been great talent evaluators in the past years (aka since Napolian left).

*=I know they got three who may turn into solid starters, but without OL support, is a solid prospect ever turn into something?

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by Bored in Buffalo (not verified) :: Sat, 04/24/2010 - 8:56am

1st and 10: Handoff to Spiller... runs right, tackled for a two yard loss.

2nd and 12: handoff to Spiller... runs up the middle, tackled for a three yard gains.

3nd and 9: three yard dumpoff to Jackson in the flat, blown up for a 2 yard loss.

4th and 11: punt

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Looks like an exciting year in Buffalo!

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by Mello :: Sat, 04/24/2010 - 9:39am

I think Spiller is a fantastic player. His skills are going to be wasted in Buffalo though.

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by Sophandros :: Sat, 04/24/2010 - 11:28am

If they wanted to bring excitement to Buffalo, why did they hire Gailey? Did they even bother to see how he wasted Calvin Johnson's talents at Georgia Tech? I mean, seriously, after they haven't drafted a QB yet, I'm concerned that he's going to call up Reggie Ball and install him as the starter. He was loyal to him at Tech, even though there were better options on the roster. He was loyal to the worst four year starter in the history of college football.

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by Ruben (not verified) :: Sun, 04/25/2010 - 4:53am

Reggie Ball...the worst four year starter in the history of college football.

John Navarre agrees with your assessment, and hopes NFL front offices do, too...

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by bubqr :: Sun, 04/25/2010 - 7:20am

They did hire Gailey because their 10 previous targets at Head Coach declined their offers..

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by dmstorm22 :: Sun, 04/25/2010 - 6:05pm

They should have never let Mularkey go that easily.

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by Mr Shush :: Sun, 04/25/2010 - 10:23pm

They didn't call Mike Leach, though. They should have. It might or might not have worked, but at least it wouldn't have been boring.

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by bubqr :: Mon, 04/26/2010 - 3:31am

I still hope Mike Leach will make it in the NFL one day. It would be exciting/interesting to watch, both on and off the field.

And you know what ? For a team like the Bills, it's the kind of high variance move that could give them their only chance to compete for a SB.

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by Theo :: Mon, 04/26/2010 - 5:40am

You need a QB, a lineman and a WR. You already have a runningback.
What do you draft?
How exciting is it to run CJ spiller into a wall, fall behind and pass with a bad passing game?
Is it smart to criticise other team for drafting the hype of the draft and 2 seconds later admit your team hasn't been exciting for a decade?
When are there enough rethorical questions in a post?

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by Charger Jeff (not verified) :: Mon, 04/26/2010 - 10:45am

I just think it's kinda hysterical that Josh McDaniels got punked by 700 year old Ralph Wilson.