Clayton - It was a curious thing to cut two receivers in one day

December 06, 2018 - 8:44 pm
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The Buffalo Bills are entering the final quarter of their season at 4-8, but showing some promise on offense behind the arm, and legs, of Josh Allen. The Bills also made some waves on Tuesday when they released receivers Kelvin Benjamin and Andre Holmes.

Renowned analyst John Clayton joined Schopp and the Bulldog on Thursday for his weekly segment to talk about the Bills and other happenings around the NFL.

Here are some of the Bills topics Clayton covered with Schopp and the Bulldog: 
 

On if the Bills season has gone the way Clayton predicted: 

"I thought with A.J. McCarron it was a maybe a 6/7 win season and maybe with a chance to get to 8. Then, all of a sudden, out goes McCarron. Then I had to readjust because I don't have any faith in Nathan Peterman. And to go with the combination of Nathan Peterman and Josh Allen, who I still thought the best thing to do was to let him wait, so that kind of readjusted things." 

"You look at how weird this team is, in the sense that they can play so bad and yet, they can play against certain teams so well and pull out victories you don't think are logical." 
 

On the releases of receivers Kelvin Benjamin and Andre Holmes: 

"This doesn't help the quarterback. When you're kind of going down and lessening the talent at the receiver position, to try and do that and a line that's pretty shaky. Is that going to be best in the development of Josh Allen? You kind of wonder about that... You want to surround him with as much talent as possible, not minimize the talent. So, it was a curious thing to cut two receivers in one day." 

"Now, I know in the case of Benjamin, 25 catches in 62 targets, I mean, that's pretty bad. Statistically, that's one of the worst lines we've seen in years. He kind of earned that. Nobody claimed that big salary, but Denver immediately grabbed Holmes just so that they get somebody to come in there in the slot and work out for the Emmanuel Sanders Achillies tear." 


On the Bills plans in the offseason on offense: 

"I think that the fact that there is a young quarterback with talent, that can at least attract something. I'd be very weary of going heavy in free agency because I don't think it's going to be a good free agent class. I mean, you look at this year's free agent class and look at all the failures, either guys going on injured reserve, guys getting cut. There's three guys and they've already been traded, making $5 million a year or more." 

"I think the biggest thing this team needs is a good draft. And then you spot some players around that, drafting to the offensive line and drafting to the receiving corps." 

You can hear all that Clayton had to say with Schopp and the Bulldog below: 

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