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“Obviously, there’s something I’m not doing correctly with this football team in the second half.”The above words may have been spoken by Buffalo coach Chan Gailey, but they apply across the board for the Bills right now as they come off their 45-3 beating by the 49ers.When Buffalo went shopping for defense after such a poor showing in 2011, what they came up with was looked at early as potentially being one of the best in the NFL.The acquisition of Mario Williams and Mark Anderson was supposed to make the front four tops in getting at the quarterback, rookie Stephon Gilmore was supposed to lock down the passing game, and defensive coordinator Dave Wannstedt was going to fix Buffalo’s pass rushing woes from a year ago with solid schemes and athletic, talented players.Instead, the whole mess just got worse.At least in 2011, there was a string of injuries that could be used as excuses for their poor performance, but with a largely healthy and revamped defense in 2011, the excuses have...
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Ryan Fitzpatrick might just be the easiest man to root for in the NFL today. You probably know the story by now: drafted in the 7th round out of Harvard, a career backup turned franchise savior living an NFL fairytale dream. His long, lumberjack beard can be found on any regular guy in the stands at Ralph Wilson Stadium. He is not pretty. Don’t hold your breath on the GQ cover...
TEMPE, Ariz. If Buffalo Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick seems unusually calm in the wake of his teams disastrous performances the past two weeks, well, thats because he is.
Hes always been that way, said Mike Reardon, Fitzpatricks coach at Gilbert Highland High School. Initially, I didnt know how to take him. I thought he was a teenager just shutting me off, but he wasnt at...
The Bills are considering replacing SLB Arthur Moats with rookie LB Nigel Bradham. Moats is a pass rusher and not a 4-3 outside linebacker. First-year Defensive Coordinator Dave Wannstedt has been unable to figure out a way to stop anybody this year. It’s been a common theme throughout Buffalo’s 2012 defense. Bradham earned the top reserve linebacker position in camp and has...
The NFL is investigating whether Buffalo defensive end Mario Williams has an injured left wrist.
Williams has not been on the Bills' injury report this season despite what he claims has been a wrist injury that has bothered him all season. But the team says he has not missed any practices or game time.
NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said Sunday that ''the club says he is...
SAN FRANCISCO -- The NFL is investigating whether Buffalo defensive end Mario Williams has an injured left wrist. Williams has not been on the Bills' injury report this season despite what he claims has been a wrist injury that has bothered him all season. But the team says he has not missed any practices or game time. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said Sunday that "the club...
Buddy Nix places the blame for the Buffalo Bills' defensive meltdowns on an overall lack of urgency and not solely on high-priced defensive end Mario Williams. And the Bills general manager maintained his confidence in coach Chan Gailey's ability to turn around a team suddenly facing an early season crisis.
Otherwise, Nix finds himself as frustrated and ''puzzled...
The NFL is investigating why the Buffalo Bills have yet to list Mario Williams on their injury list, despite the fact he has been vocal about a wrist injury, ESPN reported Sunday. Williams, who was a celebrated free-agent signing this off-season by the Bills, has been complaining about the injury all season, which is why the NFL is looking into the matter, league sources told ESPN...
Buffalo Bills general manager Buddy Nix is puzzled and unhappy by his high-priced defense's meltdowns, and criticized the entire unit for playing with a lack of urgency.
''What I see is not enough intensity and urgency,'' Nix said Tuesday during a telephone conference call with reporters. ''When you miss tackles, usually it's one of two things: It...
Bills running back Fred Jackson was the team's leading carrier Sunday against San Francisco but he didn't lead the team in rushing yards.Fantasy Spin:Neither did C.J. Spiller. Buffalo's leading rusher ended up being Brad Smith, with one carry for 35 yards. Jackson and Spiller combined for 53 yards on 16 carries.
After allowing opponents to score 97 points over the last two weeks, Buffalo Bills general manager Buddy Nix suggested today that the team needs to play with more urgency (Credit: AP Photo)With the Bills spending the week in Arizona, the team’s coaches are trying to figure out how to improve on defense. Over the last two games, the Bills have been outscored 97-31. To say the Bills...
We all know that Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson can catch touchdown passes but did you know he's down, "Gangnam Style?"Courtesy from our friends over at Network of Champions as part of a new series called "Street Games", Stevie learns the dance from a contestant and shows off his moves to some other folks on the street.I think Psy would have been proud:
Things certainly got ugly in a hurry for the Bills. Shortly after dismantling the Browns, some were wondering where the Bills could end up on the other side of their showdowns with New England and San Francisco.
Well, they came out 2-3, like many thought in the preseason. But the Bills didn’t end up 2-3 in the manner that most expected. A pair of lopsided losses has all...