Buffalo Bills position preview: Offensive Line

The offensive line has become a much more appreciated position in recent years. We see good offensive lines correlate directly to a strong offense that can the move ball at ease. This year for the Buffalo Bills, who plan to rely heavily on the run game, the offensive line being productive is essential. The offensive line in Buffalo was a disaster in 2014. Pro football Focus ranked...
August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Buffalo Needs to Improve Their Offensive Line Through the Draft

What is name of the tallest building in Buffalo, New York? Answer, 529 feet. How deep is the middle of Lake Erie? Answer, very cold. What have the Buffalo Bills done to improve their ineffective offensive line? Answer, change running backs. As you can see, bone of these answers makes any sense. Now running back LeSean McCoy is still a great addition to the team, however running back...
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March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft Grade A Day | Buffalo Bills

With the NFL season winding down it’s time to look at each team’s draft class and grade them on a PRODUCTION ONLY basis.  Let’s see what teams had first year success and which ones are hoping for better in year two. POINTS SCALE Round 1: 0-5Round 2: 0-4Round 3: 0-3Round 4: 0-2Round 5: 0-1Round 6 & 7:  Same system as undrafted. Points only awarded if player was productive...
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January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Ray Rice, Bills, Chargers, Colts

Ray Rice NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is being forced to testify at the Ray Rice hearing according to the judge’s ruling. (Adam Schefter) Bills G Kraig Urbik is expected to replace rookie G Cyril Richardson in the Bills’ starting lineup this weekend. (Joe Buscaglia) Chargers The Chargers have ruled out RBs Donald Brown and Ryan Mathews for Thursday night’s game...
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October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Marrone on O-line: Urbik 'has to be ready to step up'

BY DAN BEGNOCHEDoug Marrone has caught a lot of flack of late for his depth chart decisions across the Buffalo Bills offensive line. Wednesday, it seemed like those decisions were getting a second look.Reporters and fans alike have been questioning the placement of 23-year-old Cyril Richardson at left guard ever since Chris Williams was lost to a back injury a month ago. As we've...
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October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Williams doubtful for Sunday's game

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills guard Chris Williams is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Houston Texans with a back injury. Williams left Buffalo's Week 3 loss to San Diego after aggravating the injury. He's been limited since training camp with the back injury and did not practice all week. Rookie Cyril Richardson has lined up in Williams' place at left guard at practice...
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September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

In Buffalo there are a bunch of jobs up for grabs – position battle update

After three preseason games there are a few intresting position battles shaping up. Here are my top three: Right Guard- The main two fighting for this spot are rookie Cyril Richardson and returning starter Kraig Urbrik. It is hard to say how much of a chance Richardson has at taking Urbrik’s job considering that he hasn’t seen that much time at the position. What is becoming...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

AFC East balance of power series- offensive and defensive line

This week’s installment is a special two-part edition that we call, “In the Trenches,” which will dive into ranking the best offensive and defensive lines in the AFC East. Let’s begin with the Offensive Lines. 1. New England Patriots – The Patriots are the only team in the AFC East that ranked in the top half of the league in sacks allowed in 2013. Their starting lineup...
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August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Bills, Lions, Packers, Saints, Titans, & Vikings

  Bills Rookie G Cyril Richardson got some more work with first-team offense at right guard on Friday. (Joe Buscaglia) Lions DT Ndamukong Suh caused havoc up the middle on Friday as the Lions’ defense outshined the first-team offense. (Michael Rothstein) Kickers Nate Freese and Giorgio Tavecchio had their best day of practice on Friday as they combined to make 11 of 11...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: 49ers, Bills, Bucs, Cardinals, Eagles, Jets, & Vikings

  49ers The 49ers had second-round pick RB Carlos Hyde returning kicks on Wednesday. (Bill Williamson) OLB Corey Lemonier has had an impressive in camp and has displayed a “great burst.” (Bill Williamson) Second-year DT Quentin Dial has put together a great training camp and could prove the be a steal for the 49ers. (Bill Williamson) Bills Fifth-round pick OL Cyril...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills: Why to watch Cyril Richardson

The Baylor Bears have made a name for themselves as one of the premier offenses in football as a result of athletes like Robert Griffin III and Lache Seastrunk putting up crazy numbers. While those two guys had plenty of talent on their own, they could not have racked up those some stats on their talent alone – they needed help on the offensive line. Cyril Richardson was a force...
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft Review: Grading the AFC East

Buffalo BillsTeam Needs: OT, C, TE, S, OLBDraft Selections: #4 WR Sammy Watkins, Clemson#44 OT Cyrus Kouandjio, Alabama#73 ILB Preston Brown, Louisville#109 CB Ross Cockrell, Duke#153 OG Cyril Richardson, Baylor#221 OLB Randell Johnson, Florida Atlantic#237 OT Seantrel Henderson, MiamiBest Pick: Watkins. He’ll be the best player from this class, but giving up a first from next...
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May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft Grades: AFC East

The AFC East is a division that has been dominated by the New England Patriots for the past decade. The combination of Bill Belichick and Tom Brady are largely responsible for this, but there was a plethora of talent up for grabs in this years draft. Now that the draft is in the books and OTA's are approaching at the end of the month, we will take a look at how the Jets, Bills...
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May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Grades: Assessing how AFC teams fared

Seven rounds and 256 players later, the 2014 NFL Draft is finally complete. As the dust settles, it’s time to assess how each team fared during the league’s annual selection meeting. Some went all in, seemingly mortgaging their future for the player they wanted this year (see Buffalo). Others were able to wheel and deal their way to multiple high-profile picks (see St. Louis...
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft Grades: AFC East

Buffalo Bills4. Sammy Watkins WR Clemson44. Cyrus Kouandjio OT Alabama73. Preston Brown LB Louisville109. Ross Cockrell CB Duke153. Cyril Richardson OG Baylor221. Randel Johnson LB Florida Atlantic237. Seantrel Henderson OT MiamiBest Pick: Cyril Richardson OG BaylorWorst Pick: Seantrel Henderson OT MiamiThe Bills easily have the best draft in the division in terms of acquiring great...
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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