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Aaron Maybin released by Bills

Posted on: August 15, 2011 1:49 pm
Edited on: August 15, 2011 4:17 pm
Posted by Will Brinson

Aaron Maybin was waived by the Buffalo Bills on Monday afternoon, the team announced. Maybin was taken with the 11th overall pick in the 2009 draft. And if there was ever any debate about him being a tremendous bust, well, that debate is over right now, regardless of what happens the rest of his career.

Also Google, would like to weigh in, before we continue with said debate:

And, as we know, Google doesn't lie.

Neither do the stats -- in two years with Buffalo, the Penn State product has recorded exactly zero sacks, one forced fumble and logged 15 tackles in 27 games.

Bills Preseason

That Maybin was let go now is actually a good thing, though. Buffalo is acknowledging a clear-cut indication to move forward with the franchise and not dwell on past (although not-too-distant) mistakes.

Maybin's been completely embarrassing as a football player thus far in his career, but that doesn't mean he won't latch on somewhere.

As we've seen with Vernon Gholston -- and many others before him -- there's ample availability for second chances in the NFL.

Just for fun, here's the next ten players that were taken after the Bills nabbed Maybin: Knowshon Moreno, Brian Orakpo, Malcolm Jenkins, Brian Cushing, Larry English, Josh Freeman, Robert Ayers, Jeremy Maclin, Brandon Pettigrew and Alex Mack.

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Since: Jan 1, 2008
Posted on: August 16, 2011 1:09 pm

Aaron Maybin released by Bills

small market teams don't exist in a SALARY CAP sport!!!!

Since: Dec 15, 2010
Posted on: August 16, 2011 12:57 pm

Aaron Maybin released by Bills

Worst run franchises in the NFL? That's easy 1 - Bengals, 2 - Raiders, 3 - Redskins, 4 - Bills.

"I am looking for another team in the mean time. Any suggestions?"
Cowboys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's a No-brainer!

Since: Oct 5, 2006
Posted on: August 16, 2011 12:45 pm

Aaron Maybin released by Bills

Who has the worst run franchise in the NFL?1. Miami Dolphins2. Cincinnati Bengals3. Buffalo Bills4. Jacksonville Jaguars

That's easy. The Bengals have the most inept management, otherwise known as, Mike Brown. The man is pitiful. BTW, I am/was a long-time (40 plus years) Bengals fan. I will still pull for the team, but I will never buy any team paraphinalia or go to another game until this man steps down. Mike Brown will never get another penny from me! 

I am looking for another team in the mean time. Any suggestions?

Since: Apr 6, 2011
Posted on: August 16, 2011 12:44 pm

Aaron Maybin released by Bills

Hey Dipsh*t. B.Orakpo plays OLB in Haslet's 3-4 scheme out in WAS.

Since: Dec 15, 2010
Posted on: August 16, 2011 12:36 pm

Aaron Maybin released by Bills

"In all of the NFL?? I think that title will always go to Ryan Leaf."

Nope, the honour goes to Jeff George, considering what the Colts gave up to draft him.

Since: Sep 8, 2008
Posted on: August 16, 2011 12:17 pm

Aaron Maybin released by Bills

The Bills do suck (currently) and I agree that Orakpo would have failed in this system. However, they do have people that have a direction for this team as far as building in the draft and stockpiling picks to do so. They addressed their biggest issue, which was defense by drafting nothing but defense and these were very quality picks. The EXPERTS all gave the Bills a B grade or higher in this draft and applauded them for sticking with their guns. That is a positive start.

They also did not make any ridiculous free agency signings that would not be a key for years to come and were one of the fastest teams to sign all of their rookies to contracts before the start of training camp, which is key for continuity. By unloading all high player veteran contracts, they cna start locking in their young players now, which is their biggest goal. In years past, the Bills always had a holdout or two whether it was a rookie signing (Maybin) or a guy holding out wanting a huge contract (Peters). You also had people threaten to sit out like Whitner.

They said forget these issues and if we want someone now, we will sign them under the radar. They signed Merriman to a low buy contract and by all accounts, he may be a potential comeback player of the year with his work ethic, appreciation for the team and city and he looked impressive in that first preseason game. They wanted a great locker room leader and signed Nick Barnett who can help in the absence of Lee Evans and is an improvement over Poz as he can actually cover TEs. They did sign Brad Smith, which I do like as he brings an added dimension to the offense and the Jets did not want to lose him. He was lost when they were trying to pick Asomugha and he is dynamic and is explosive in the return game and can run the wildcat.

The Bills were only 4-12 last year, but were very competitive in half a dozen games where they lost by a TD or less. They lacked a lot of talent, they also had many injuries and were very young and made costly mistakes. They had four games in a row last year (3 in OT) where they lost by a FG. Stevie Johnson dropped a sure handed and wide open TD pass in OT against the Steelers. They missed a couple of gimme FGs (one that clanked the goal post) and made some brutal mistakes to KC in OT. They threw an untimely and bad INT when they were ahead of the Bears trying to ice the game. They also turned the ball over against BAL when they were driving for the winning FG in OT.

Even with those losses, they were competitive and better than the 4-12 record indicated. Just saying that with one year of experience, some great additions in the draft and veteran signings and improvements, this team will improve from last year.

Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: August 16, 2011 12:10 pm

Aaron Maybin released by Bills

What are the Green Bay Packers - they are a small market team. This comes down to drafting and hiring coaches who can coach up the talent.

Since: Sep 8, 2008
Posted on: August 16, 2011 11:55 am

Aaron Maybin released by Bills

It's funny that the smallest market teams are normally the ones that are considered the worst managed in the NFL. The reason is because they don't have the money of a more free spending market/team/owner so they are forced to pinch their pennies. This prevents these teams from being real active in the free agency sweepstakes like landing an Asomugha as they are fighting to resign their own players from having other teams lure them away. They have to groom their players and hope they stay or get low cost alternatives. When you take out trades and free agency and you are forced to just target one way to improve, which is in the draft, it can take some time to build a winning team.

When that turnaround starts, then you start to lose some key players that were a part fo the nucleus. Also, the lure of playing in a small market prevents the higher profile players and even the coaches from coming. The Bills tried to get Shanahan when he was the hot free agent coach and he wants a high profile job. People say Cowher is staying put until he gets his dream job, so these guys won't settle for a team like Buffalo.

In the 80's and most of the 90's, this was not an issue as it is now. People have no patience for losing and rebuilding as they expect a top QB to have immediate success now. Back in those days, the rookie QB was expected to groom into the position. Now, they expect a QB to produce and improve in every facet each year or they become a bust. Look at how some people give Flacco and Ryan a hard time for not winning the Super Bowl yet. They have had success and are young, but you still see people give these guys a hard time for not winning the big one yet in less than five years in the league. People have unrealistic expectations more now than ever when it comes to immeidate success.

Since: Jun 24, 2010
Posted on: August 16, 2011 11:52 am

Aaron Maybin released by Bills

if orakpo goes to bills and maybin goes elsewhere, you could change all of the 'aaron maybin's in your article to 'brian orakpo's. News flash, the bill suck

Since: Nov 14, 2008
Posted on: August 16, 2011 11:24 am

Aaron Maybin released by Bills

How are the Lions not an option in your poll? Mine goes: 1) Bills, 2) Lions, 3) Bengals, 4) Browns

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