Buffalo Bills defensive end Dwan Edwards is new to the Twitter world. As “motivation” to get more fans to follow him, Edwards offered to hold a lengthy question and answer period once he got to 500 followers. It took but a few hours for that to happen.
As promised, Edwards fielded questions from the fans. As you’d suspect, the majority of Q&A was an endless Twitter stream clogging up the timeline filled with fluff. He loves the support from the fans, his goal is to win the Super Bowl, the new jerseys are nice, blah blah blah.
But one question and direct answer from Edwards caught a lot of people, or at least me by surprised. When asked by a fan with the handle “homeslice5454″ which quarterback he’d take in the draft if the decision was his between Cam Newton, Blaine Gabbert, Colin Kaepernick and Ryan Mallet—- Edwards got directly to the point.
“Kaepernick.” Edwards said.
Whoa. By far of the four, Kaepernick is regarded as the least heralded of the listed quarterback prospects. Yet rather than give a standard political answer such as “tough decision” or “they are all good quarterbacks”, Edwards came right out and said Kaepernick.
Don’t get me wrong… I highly doubt Edwards has any more or less insight than anyone else at this early stage of the process, but you can’t help but wonder if he was being purely speculative, which would stray from most his answers to the session, or if just maybe he knows something no one else does about the Bills plans.
As a senior at Nevada this season, Kaepernick threw for 3,022 yards and 21 touchdowns. At best, he’s regarded as a mid-tier prospect at this time, though Bills head coach Chan Gailey and his staff got a long look at him during the Senior Bowl last month.
For the record, Edwards later said when asked by another fan if he would be a fan of the Bills taking Newton, Edwards said “Ya I wouldn’t mind.”
Back to the politically correct stuff, Dwan. Well played.
In another Bills related tweet of interest, wide receiver David Nelson had a response for fans who think the Bills would be making an error if they sign injured free agent Bob Sanders, who’s scheduled to visit the club on Tuesday.
“A lot of u r saying “why take a chance on sanders hes always hurt.” catch a ball across the middle on him & get back 2 me.” Nelson said.
Sounds like at least one player is firmly in the corner of bringing in Sanders. It’s sharp contrast from current safety Donte Whitner, who spent the majority of his Monday Re-Tweeting every article on the internet regarding the Bills safety position. He even Re-Tweeted (is that even a word?) an article suggesting it would be a mistake for any team to sign Sanders because of his injury history (via Sportsnickel.com).
Way to stay classy and assist the media in throwing a fellow NFL safety under the bus, No. 20.