Recap: Bills lose to the Texans, 23-17

Well, that went splendidly.  Seriously, that just felt like every other Bills game over the last 14 years. Just inept playing-calling, crappy QB play, drop passes, terrible offensive line play and that was just in the first half! Already my Twitter feed is filled with people who want Kyle Orton and want to launch EJ Manuel into the sun. My God. We are only 4 weeks into the season...
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For better or worse: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

After looking like a genius with Chan Gailey’s players, Paul Johnson has settled into an average tenure with the Jackets. Over the last four years the Jackets have never won less than six games and they’ve never won more than eight. They consistently finish 4-4 or 5-3 in the conference. Will the Jackets be better or worse than they were last season? First let’s take a look...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Are Fred Jacksons day’s in Buffalo numbered?

One clear distinction between current Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone and the man he replaced Chan Gailey, is that Marrone is not going to keep players on a roster or start them out of loyalty. While in some ways it is an admirable trait of Gailey’s, the bottom line is there was a reason why he was 16-32 in three seasons as head coach. He seemed less flexible on moving away...
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July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Why the Buffalo Bills should run more screen plays this season

Looking at the offensive skill positions for the Buffalo Bills two things stand out, youth and speed. The Bills have some of the fastest receivers in the NFL and one of the fastest running backs as well. To be a successful offense you must get the ball in the hands of your playmakers early and as often as possible, one way of doing so is the screen play. Say what you want about former...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida's Patton leads American team to bowl win

Florida receiver Solomon Patton had 98 all-purpose yards and set up all three touchdowns to help the American squad to a 20-3 victory over the National team at the inaugural Medal of Honor Bowl on Saturday. The game between college seniors was played at Citadel's Johnson Hagood Stadium. D.J. Adams of Portland State had touchdown runs from the 19 and the 1 for the American team...
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Return to Relevance – Tight Ends

Definition of RELEVANCE: 1 – a : relation to the matter at hand b : practical and especially social applicability : pertinence If you are a first time reader of the Return to Relevance series, I’ll bring you up to speed faster than Chan Gailey can switch base defensive fronts; relevancy in the NFL is defined as postseason play. By that logic, the Buffalo Bills have not fielded...
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August 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Bills plan to give C.J. Spiller the ball 'until he throws up'

The way former Buffalo Bills coach Chan Gailey deployed C.J. Spiller last year caused indigestion among fans. The new coaching staff wants to transfer that feeling to Spiller. Rookie offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett was a guest on WGR's "The Howard Simon Show" this morning and delivered the most definitive comment to date on Spiller's expected role. "...
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August 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Running Back Context: CJ Spiller set to take charge of Buffalo backfield, how will he fare in Doug Marrone’s offense?

Heading into his fourth season CJ Spiller finally resides atop the Buffalo Bills’ depth chart. Make no mistake, Fred Jackson has been an effective contributor for the Bills when healthy, but his presence has kept Spiller from reaching his true fantasy potential. With Chan Gailey ousted the expectation is that Doug Marrone is ready to unleash Spiller. For reasons that many had trouble...
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August 07, 2013  |  Discuss

The Buffalo Bills’ 2012 Offseason Overhaul Should Change Public Perception of Team

The Buffalo Bills underwent major changes at the conclusion of the 2012 season. Russ Brandon became the team president while Chan Gailey and his staff were shown the door, allowing the team to sign a first-time head coach and his youthful staff. The men holding down positional coaching jobs are all relatively new to the scene as well. 73-year old Buddy Nix stepped down as general...
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July 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Doug Marrone changing Bills' tailback philosophy

The biggest folly of former Buffalo Bills coach Chan Gailey was his application of the team's running game.With one of the best backfield duos in the NFL in C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson, Gailey used the pair one dimensionally: Spiller for speed and Jackson for power. Even worse, he split reps between the two regardless of whether one was hot or not. And sometimes, he just flat...
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May 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Bills WR Johnson held out with mild back strain

Receiver Stevie Johnson missed the Buffalo Bills' first two voluntary minicamp practices because of a sore back. Calling the injury a ''mild strain'' Wednesday, Johnson says he felt a tweak while warming up before the team's first practice a day earlier. He'll be re-evaluated to determine whether he can practice in the final minicamp session Thursday...
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April 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills: GM Buddy Nix not a fan of QB Ryan Fitzpatrick

Prior to the release of head coach Chan Gailey, it was speculated that the Buffalo Bills wanted to upgrade the quarterback position, replacing current quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. According to a pranked phone call which was revealed by this morning, the Bills general manager Buddy Nix is not a fan of Ryan Fitzpatrick either. Deadspin was able to acquire a pranked phone...
March 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Bills to draft a franchise quarterback in April?

While former Bills Head Coach Chan Gailey stated that he believed Ryan Fitzpatrick was the team’s long term answer to winning and getting the team back into the playoffs, it’s been a different story for the Bills’ incumbent starter with new Head Coach Doug Marrone at the helm; and training camp hasn’t even started yet. Marrone told the media that there will be an open QB...
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March 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills 2013 NFL Draft: 4-Round projections

The Buffalo Bills in 2012 left plenty to be desired. Was the Mario Williams signing really worth it when he didn’t do anything to change the team? I think it showed when the Texans were able to replace him with such ease that they knew he wasn’t what he used to be. Yet, the Bills fell for it, they fell for the name and who he used to be and ended up wasting money... Read more
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February 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills: Team Needs in the 2013 NFL Draft

As we continue the Team Needs series for the 2013 NFL Draft, we proceed to the team with the eighth overall pick; the Buffalo Bills. After another season of heightened expectations weren’t met, Chan Gailey was shown the door, probably a year too late. With new coach Doug Marrone making the transition from college to the pros, he finds himself in a situation where the team has...
February 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Bills' defense wondered why offense didn't run more

Many of us were dumbfounded at times during the 2012 season trying to figure out why former Buffalo Bills coach Chan Gailey repeatedly put the bulk of the offense's workload on quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick's arm despite boasting one of the most explosive rushing attacks in the NFL.Bills players had their reservations, too. "There were definitely times when we had both...
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January 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Hungry Hackett, 33, set to take over Bills offense

Bills offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett is just 33 years old, but feels a lifetime of football experience has prepared him to turn around Buffalo's inconsistent offense. Two weeks after he was hired away from Syracuse, Hackett was officially introduced by the Bills on Thursday. The son of longtime coach Paul Hackett plans on installing a balanced, multiple-look system...
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January 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills filling out coaching staff

The Buffalo Bills fired Chan Gailey at the end of the 2012 regular season. The Bills entered the season with high expectations but finished the year as one of the most disappointing teams in the league. Buffalo turned to Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone to become the team’s head coach moving forward. Marrone named Nate Hackett as offensive coordinator and hired Mike Pettine as...
January 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Bills Coaching Search Continues

After Firing head Coach Chan Gailey, Bufalo Continues the search for the next...
January 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Turner, Gailey options as Cowboys' coordinator

Past employment with the Cowboys counts with competitive loyalist Jerry Jones, and the overlord of the Dallas franchise took notice when two of his former offensive coaches, Norv Turner and Chan Gailey, became available on Monday. Head coach Jason Garrett, who played for Turner as a member of the Cowboys, might not get a deciding vote when it comes time for Jones to make the changes...
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January 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills clean house by firing coaching staff

The Buffalo Bills showed no mercy on Dec. 31 when the NFL club fired its coaching staff, led by head coach Chan Gailey, who had been with the team for three seasons. Buffalo finished the 2012 season with a 6-10 record, which was the same as their 2011 mark. In his three years with the club, Gailey compiled a record of 16-32 for a winning percentage of just .333. The Bills defense...
January 02, 2013  |  Discuss

QCS Buffalo Water Cooler: Bills Coaching Search Underway

This week’s Water Cooler features QCS writers Mike Bundt, Robert Quinn, Brandon Hess, and Ryan Talbot. Mike Bundt: After a horrible season, things are about to change at One Bills Drive. On Monday, Chan Gailey was fired. On Tuesday, the Bills announced that owner Ralph Wilson Jr. is stepping away from making football decisions and [...]The post QCS Buffalo Water Cooler: Bills Coaching...
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January 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Queen City Sports 2012 Year In Review

Happy New Year everyone! Two-Thousand Thirteen is already starting off with a bang with the major announcements out of One Bills Drive of Chan Gailey being fired and Russ Brandon being given control of the Buffalo Bills organization. To many, this is the better news than anything 2012 gave us. Nevertheless, the past year had [...]The post Queen City Sports 2012 Year In Review appeared...
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January 01, 2013  |  Discuss

AP Source: Brandon moving up to Bills president

A person familiar with the decision says Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson is relinquishing his title as team president to CEO Russ Brandon. The move gives Brandon operational control of the franchise. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the move had not yet been announced. Several media outlets, including The Buffalo News, reported the decision earlier Tuesday. ...
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January 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Bills GM keeps job, loses authority

One day after firing head coach Chan Gailey, the Buffalo Bills have decided to keep the general manager who hired him. A source confirmed to that Buddy Nix will be retained despite the team's 6-10 record in 2012. However, has learned Bills executive Russ Brandon will be receiving a promotion that shall be announced at a Tuesday afternoon news conference...
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January 01, 2013  |  Discuss
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