Posted July 31, 2012 on
AP on Fox
Buffalo Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is the first to acknowledge he still faces questions about his consistency and mechanics.
The rest of the qualities it takes to play the position - poise, toughness, respect and confidence - the Buffalo Bills starter has down pat, his teammates say. From the ability to take a big hit and play hurt, as he did overcoming a severe chest injury last season, to accepting pressure and blame, Fitzpatrick is right there.
Whether it's taking his offensive linemen out to dinner or merely remembering a birthdate or a player's wife's first name, his actions have resonated through the locker room, as well.
Center Eric Wood refers to Fitzpatrick as ''Our guy,'' and wouldn't trade him for anybody.
Coach Chan Gailey goes one further, saying Fitzpatrick has the potential to win championships.
BEST OF MAXIM
Sal Maiorana published an article yesterday that confirms something we’ve suspected for a while now: that Terrence McGee may be on the outside looking for a roster spot on the Buffalo Bills.
It may seem strange that in a cornerback group dominated by rookies and NFL sophomores, the player with the most extensive experience and resume of solid play could be the odd man out. However...
Remember when your older brother used to pick on you and beat you in just about everything? Then you would say “just wait til I get older”? That has been the relationship between the Buffalo Bills and the New England Patriots for the last decade. But guess what Boston fans, little brother has gotten a little older.
The Bills are facing their highest expectations in years, and...
Bills training camp is now in its second week and there have been some heartening sights for fans hoping that Buffalo is as good as the hype machine has them on paper.
The defense has been staggering so far, vastly outshining the offense, who are progressing well, but look like the junior varsity against the first-string defenders.
The rebuilt and much vaunted line has been rampaging...
Buffalo Bills starting middle linebacker Kelvin Sheppard missed practice due to what coach Chan Gailey would only call a medical issue.
Without revealing what the issue is, Gailey on Wednesday said he expects Sheppard to miss a couple of days of training camp. Sheppard watched the team's night practice from the sideline.
Starting defensive tackle Marcell Dareus was held out...
Eric Wood, the Buffalo Bills’ starting center has yet to participate in the team’s training camp due to rehabilitation from a season-ending knee injury suffered last year. With Wood out of the fold, guard Kraig Urbik is taking the first team reps at center, with Chad Rinehart holding down the right guard position.
The Bills used their 28th overall pick of the 2009 NFL Draft to...
Buffalo Bills cornerback Terrence McGee knows that he’s going to have to fight for a roster spot this summer. He told Sal Maiorana of the Democrat & Chronicle that there are a lot of guys ahead of him right now.
“I’m at the back of the line right now,” McGee said, via ”There are guys way in front of me right now.”
“That’s one of my worries right...
Buffalo Bills right guard Kraig Urbik has changed agents, going from Peter Schaffer of Authentic Athletix to David Dunn and Joe Panos of Athletes First. Panos is a former offensive lineman who was director of football operations for Lock Metz Malinovic Sports Management until he recently switched to Athletes First. Many agencies were reportedly making a play to add Panos...
Ryan Fitzpatrick of the Buffalo Bills passing against the New York Jets. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick had an up and down season last year.
Fitzpatrick is a pretty good QB overall, but one of the main concerns is the number of interceptions he throws. Although Ryan threw for 3,832 yards and 24 touchdowns last season, the huge problem is that he had 23 interceptions...
Hard to believe, but with training camps having begun and August already here, the 2012 NFL season is mercifully at our doorstep. That means fewer ‘Stephen Strasburg is going to get shut down’ stories and more ‘HOLY CRAP, TIM TEBOW IS SHIRTLESS IN THE RAIN!!!’ stories. Thank. God.
Even better, the 2012 NFL pre-season arrives with no lockout-related...
Gregg Williams coached the Buffalo Bills from 2001 to 2003 and some thought the team would face sanctions from the “bounty gate” scandal (Credit: REUTERS/Mike Moose/Files)
With the allegations coming to light against the New Orleans Saints and the eventual suspensions, some thought the Buffalo Bills and Washington Redskins might face sanctions because of Gregg Williams coaching...
Follow Aaron on Twitter
When the Bills announced their new general manager with three games remaining in the 2009 season, I was left scratching my head. Not because I thought it was a bad move, but merely because I had no idea who Buddy Nix was.
I consider myself to be a sports aficionado, and can designate countless sports personalities to their professions. But, for some reason...
Comments on the Buffalo Bills by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):
BUFFALO BILLS (19)
Alex Marvez (Foxsports.com, 12): NFL's longest active playoff drought (12 seasons and counting) is set to end thanks to defensive upgrades led by free-agent signing of pass-rushing beast Mario Williams and hiring of Dave Wannstedt as coordinator.
Chris Berman (ESPN, 14): Most excitement...