Should they stay or should they go? Part 2
Last week I reviewed whether Jairus Byrd, Dan Carpenter, Arthur Moats, and Jim Leonhard will stay or go in my two part discussion of the free agents Buffalo either needs to sign or let go of. If you missed part 1 that can be found by clicking HERE. The Bills are finally getting to a point of having a stable foundation of solid, good players and making sure the free agents they want are locked down before others may get to them is extremely important. Today I’ll discuss Scott Chandler, Alex Carrington and Brian Moorman.
To our surprise, Scott Chandler was the Bills leading receiver with 53 receptions for 655 yards and two TD’s. After utilizing Lee Smith more frequently, drafting Chris Gragg last year, and bringing in Tony Moeaki near the end of the season, Buffalo may be looking to go in a different direction at TE. I would like to keep Chandler for the next year because he’s a 6’7” force to be reckoned with and I still believe he’s got a lot more in him as a playmaker. I think Scott Chandler will stay for at least one more year (based on how training camp goes).
THE GOLDEN HAND. That’s my nickname for Carrington. He somehow manages to block so many field goal attempts, especially when we need him to. He did not play after a week 3 tear to his quad. Carrington had said he wants to return, but Alan Branch getting a three year contract may also play a factor in whether he ends up with a contract. His agent is Eugene Parker, who’s players we seem to have trouble resigning as we have just lost Andy Levitre and are/were having trouble with Byrd in the last year. He’s an agent that likes to hold out and get his players a great amount of money (which IS his job) but is frustrating for the team. To be honest, I don’t see Carrington staying here after this year.
Last but certainly not least, Brian Moorman. We resigned him to a one year deal and were glad to see him return after the Shaun Powell debacle last year. Moorman will most likely retire after last year because he isn’t performing like the All-Pro he once was. He did a decent job this year on his return, but I wouldn’t be surprised if we’re looking for a new punter next year. It’ll be sad because we all love Moorman and the Coffin Corner but, it’s likely his time to go.
I realize I get way more attached than I should to these players and hate to see nearly any of them leave. It’ll be tough come free agency time when we really know who will stay or who will go. Hopefully, what ends up happening is for the best possible future and outcome of this team. PLAYOFFS or bust!
So let me know what you think. Do you agree or disagree with who’ll stay and who’ll go? Let me know with a comment or at @billsmafia_babe on Twitter.