Buffalo Bills: Why Releasing Aaron Schobel Was the Right Move

August 9, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

All of the so called "analysts" have been crushing Buffalo for releasing Aaron Schobel who is an "8-12 sack guy" as Peter King of SI called him.  Sure, the Bills could have waited until a team wanted him and get a draft pick, but when the guy is openly pondering retirement, you have very little room to ask for much of anything besides junk.
And I am going to bet he does not want to learn a 3-4 defense, so I am not sure why the Patriots or Texans are even pondering him.  Schobel has been the rock of the Buffalo Bills D-line the past nine years and has a huge contract. 
Why would he suddenly be considering retirement at age 32? 
32 year-old rich defensive ends do not suddenly ask themselves if they want to retire, but rather he does not buy into the new system.
It is either that or he wanted out of Buffalo period, regardless of what he was getting paid.
Whichever way it was, he did it kindly enough to make it seem like he was legitimately p...

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