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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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Comments

Since: May 20, 2008
Posted on: August 15, 2011 4:09 pm
 

Aaron Maybin released by Bills

Larry English is already a bust, in the eyes of many Chargers fans.  He's seemingly out of position on every snap where he's actually on the field, and injured so much that he can't get on the field.  Catch 22, eh?  When you look at the people drafted AFTER English, you kind of have to wonder just how drunk the GM was when he made that pick.



Since: Nov 22, 2006
Posted on: August 15, 2011 4:05 pm
 

Aaron Maybin released by Bills

Nice work, Dick Jauron and friends. Bills drafts have been awful for two decades. This year wasn't bad (although you could make a very good arguement for a top shelf OT and a QB). But generally speaking, the Bills' 16 years of losing is a direct result of crappy drafts - not to mention a crypt keeper owner, a feeble-minded GM, and a revolving door of sub-par head coaches.



Since: Aug 15, 2011
Posted on: August 15, 2011 4:02 pm
 

Aaron Maybin released by Bills

Too bad for Maybin...I hope he can have a career with some team. 

Oh, and Arrington was not a bust. When healthy, he was a really good player.



Since: Dec 20, 2006
Posted on: August 15, 2011 3:57 pm
 

Aaron Maybin released by Bills

The moral of this story is not to draft Penn State defensive lineman in the first round.


Two words for you....Tamba Hali.



Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: August 15, 2011 3:53 pm
 

Aaron Maybin released by Bills

This would be funny except for the fact that he went to Penn State you retard.



Since: Feb 16, 2007
Posted on: August 15, 2011 3:53 pm
 

Aaron Maybin released by Bills

here come the 100's of comments "Team X should pick this guy up, because blah blah blah. Team X is the best."



Since: Oct 1, 2010
Posted on: August 15, 2011 3:46 pm
 

Aaron Maybin released by Bills

hahahaha thats pretty funny



Since: May 18, 2009
Posted on: August 15, 2011 3:40 pm
 

Aaron Maybin released by Bills

Well, He was making more money at Ohio State then he was in the Pro's. So he had moreincentive. Wink



Since: Apr 23, 2008
Posted on: August 15, 2011 3:21 pm
 

Aaron Maybin released by Bills

Be comforted Bills fans, the Jets finally cut ties with Vernon Gholston, another former first round pick who failed to record a sack in three years.  And he palyed so well at Ohio State under Jim Tressel.  Oh well. 



Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: August 15, 2011 3:20 pm
 

Aaron Maybin released by Bills

This seems to be a recurring theme with Penn State defensive lineman.  Remember Courtney Brown?  1st pick overall = mega bust.  Now we have Maybin picked 11th overall and he has been useless.  Lavarr Arington was a linebacker rather than a defensive tackle but same result - high pick and a bust (though better than the other two).  The moral of this story is not to draft Penn State defensive lineman in the first round.


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