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    In 2019 'draft lottery' Bills would have picked 2nd

    I found it interesting that "NFL Research" did this. At first I thought they were as related to the NFL in the way the Federal Reserve is just as "federal" as Federal Express(it's not a government institution), but the tweets have the NFL logo on them. I'm curious why they would even want to promote folks to think about it, unless they might be considering it to try to mediate teams that want to "Tank for Luck"(tm), etc? I'm also curious if folks on here think Beane would still have taken Oliver at #2?


    By: Nick Wojton | 5 hours ago

    The NBA had their yearly draft lottery on Tuesday and the New Orleans Pelicans took the headlines by landing the first-overall pick and probably Zion Williamson. Buffalo Bills fans might be more familiar with the lottery that the NHL runs because of the Sabres, which is done in similar fashion.

    But in honor of the NBA’s lottery last night, NFL Research conducted their own “lottery” by creating a formula that slotted NFL teams in correlation to an NBA team in a similar draft pick they would’ve shared.


    So should the NFL conduct a lottery of their own? Bills fans wouldn’t have minded. Per the findings, the Bills would have actually drafted second overall at the 2019 draft this year instead of ninth. The Jacksonville Jaguars jumped from seven to the first-overall pick as well.

    Here’s how NFL Research lays it all out:





    The Jags would have certainly taken quarterback Kyler Murray after their failed Blake Bortles experiment, assuming the fake lottery took place before free agency as the Jaguars landed Nick Foles then. Therefore at second overall, Nick Bosa could’ve been the newest member of the Bills, who was the No. 2 pick to the San Francisco 49ers in reality.

    Oh what could have been, but Bills Mafia is fine with Oliver for now.

    https://billswire.usatoday.com/2019/...osa-ed-oliver/
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    I seriously doubt any team other than Arizona would have taken Murray #1. Murray was Kingsbury's pick for his offense, but Jacksonville would have still signed Foles & never touched Murray. Marrone & Coughlin wouldn't want a short QB who could switch to baseball at the 1st sign of NFL adversity. They're old school, not trying to prove that something different will work like Kingsbury. Any way you look at it, Murray is an experiment that few teams would be willing to try with a top pick. Most likely in 5 years Arizona will have a different GM, coach & QB.

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    Fuck no no lotteries I already HATE them NFL is the only sane league left apparently
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    Quote Originally Posted by CBennett View Post
    Fuck no no lotteries I already HATE them NFL is the only sane league left apparently
    Sure, "Zionist" Knicks fans likely feel screwed, but it would seem to cut down on things like Range threads called "Tank For Luck"(when he in fact didn't even come out that year lol).

    Calling the NFL sane makes me question you a bit, my friend :) Once they promote gender equality and equal out the month of making men wear pink with a month of wearing brown for prostate cancer, I may start to have more faith in them. (or just get rid of the Pink...as AC/DC sang, Sink The Pink).

    And mind you, this was the NFL that floated the idea out there for the public to discuss.... I'm not necessarily saying I support it, but I thought it was relatively important enough to post for that reason(but I used restraint and didnt put BREAKING in front of it lol).
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    I feel like with the NFL there really isn't a tanking problem whatsoever. With sports like NHL and the NBA it's much easier to tank and this is why the lottery has been incorporated

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laughing Coffin View Post
    I feel like with the NFL there really isn't a tanking problem whatsoever. With sports like NHL and the NBA it's much easier to tank and this is why the lottery has been incorporated
    Not to be argumentative, but you dont think some front offices decide to tank, even before the season starts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by StraightJ View Post
    Not to be argumentative, but you dont think some front offices decide to tank, even before the season starts?
    You could make the argument that the bills tried in 2017 given our preseason trades of Sammy and Darby and we ended up going 9-7. There’s too much parity season to season in the NFL to successfully accomplish it IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laughing Coffin View Post
    You could make the argument that the bills tried in 2017 given our preseason trades of Sammy and Darby and we ended up going 9-7. There’s too much parody season to season in the NFL to successfully accomplish it IMO
    I agreed at the time that Beane was trying to tank, but that HCSM somehow inspired the remnants of the crew GMDW left and against all odds made the playoffs. I joked for quite awhile that Beane actually failed at failing(such a "Billsy thing to do, to borrow a term I generally dislike), which is a teastament to the work of HCSM and the later days moves of GMDW, though few on here want to see him as anything other than evil. I stand by my assertion that Beane failed at failing, even though he denied trying to do so(he didnt make it obvious, it wouldnt look good for the "moral" image)....and am glad that someone else on here is unbiased enough to have noticed it.

    As for multiple teams competing at tanking, I'm not sure if parity helps prevent that? You best be careful on here, there are some ardent fans of tanking, and they can get set off pretty easily, and it can become the literary equivalent to a back alley molestation lol.
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    -Syd Barrett, founder of Pink Floyd. Rolling Stone, December 1971

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    "This is the new pick. This is the 1st pick. To you, this is gold; you do not get this. Because to give it to you would be throwing it away". -Glengarry Glen Ross paraphrase. My adopt a Bill is LeSean McCoy

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