Mayhem Monday Fan Appreciation!

While Kiko and the boys are taking a bit of a mid-season break, I decided to get with some members of my Twitter family to see what they would like to see. I opened it up with a tweet asking for any and everything that they would like to see in Mayhem Monday, and I got some tremendous responses from my fellow Bills fans. @GdoubleT I really don’t know, I love everything you do!...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Buffao Bills not so lonesome kickers

One of the most intriguing battles that I will be looking at during training camp this year will be what the Buffalo Bills decide to do at Kicker. There has been a couple of kicker situations that are not talked about by us the fans, because frankly who cares? Well this is actually more important than you could ever imagine. Often the most underrated player on the field, kickers...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Bills FA Signings Set Up Draft Plan

So far through two days of the NFL Free Agency period the Bills have signed three players. Linebacker Keith Rivers, cornerback Corey Graham and guard Chris Williams as well as retaining two of their own in kicker Dan Carpenter and tight end Scott Chandler. Each player will help fill roles for the team and have an opportunity for a starting position. All the signings come at a low...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Carpenter inks multi-year deal to stay with Bills

BY SEAN DONOVANLess than a year ago, kicker Dan Carpenter was bouncing around training camps across the league after being released by the Miami Dolphins. The Buffalo Bills, after an injury to their rookie kicker Dustin Hopkins, gave him a chance in the form of a one-year deal. Carpenter turned that opportunity into a long-term deal.The Bills announced Tuesday that they were re-signing...
Via AFC East Daily
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Bills re-sign K Dan Carpenter, release QB Kevin Kolb

The Buffalo Bills have re-signed kicker Dan Carpenter to a new four-year deal. Carptner, 28, will not bring a ton of fanfare among the Bills fanbase but they do lock up a dependable leg. Carpenter was 33-of-36 last season with a long of 55. Four-year deal for Dan Carpenter with the Bills. No word on $ yet. — Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 11, 2014 The Bills also released...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Dan Carpenter Expected To Re-Sign With The Bills

  Rand Geltin of Yahoo Sports reports that Bills K Dan Carpenter departed on a flight from South Florida this morning to Buffalo, which could be seen as an indication that he will be re-signing with the Bills. According to Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports, Carpenter “likely will” be re-signing with the team at the veteran’s minimum. Carpenter, 28, made 33 of 36 field goals this...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Dan Carpenter is on a flight to Buffalo

According  to Rand Getlin, the Buffalo Bills will likely re-sign kicker Dan Carpenter. Finally Buffalo Bills NEWS….YEAH Rand_Getlin #Bills kicker Dan Carpenter caught a flight from South Florida to Buffalo this morning. One indication he’ll re-sign later today. 3/11/14 12:21 PM Rand_Getlin Carpenter’s last season was his most productive and efficient yet. 33 for 36 […]The...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Carpenter must be 'official' before Bills can ink deal

BY DAN BEGNOCHEFor those who were thinking the Buffalo Bills would shore up the services of place kicker Dan Carpenter prior to the start of free agency Tuesday afternoon, think again. The team has yet to pull the trigger on a contract extension for the sure-footed veteran, who posted career high numbers last season in both points and field goal percentage.According to his agent...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Options on table for Bills in Carpenter negotiations

BY DAN BEGNOCHEFriday morning, the Buffalo Bills were still mulling two options with kicker Dan Carpenter -- negotiate a multi-year deal or slap the franchise tag on him.By Friday afternoon, those options likely didn't change much; they just became a little more explicit.Two fellow placekickers -- Graham Gano and division rival Nick Folk -- recently landed deals that have solidified...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Could the Bills let Dan Carpenter walk after one of his best seasons?

Last year no one wanted Dan Carpenter, but after he had a terrific year the Buffalo Bills are now forced with a tough decision.  Do they re-sign him to create competition for Dustin Hopkins who they drafted or just let him walk? The most ideal scenario would be to let re-sign Carpenter and have him […]The post Could the Bills let Dan Carpenter walk after one of his best seasons...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Should they stay or should they go? Buffalo Bills free agents Part 2

Should they stay or should they go? Part 2 Last week I reviewed whether Jairus Byrd, Dan Carpenter, Arthur Moats, and Jim Leonhard will stay or go in my two part discussion of the free agents Buffalo either needs to sign or let go of. If you missed part 1 that can be found by clicking HERE. The Bills are finally getting to a point of having a stable foundation of solid, good players...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Beyond the stats: How good was Dan Carpenter's season?

Dan Carpenter had a good 2013 season, especially as a late addition to the roster. If the Bills won more games, would we have said he saved the season? Maybe, but they didn’t, and all we’re left with is another player with a nice year on a team with a bad season. How good was he really and should the Bills re-sign him this offseason? To determine how good Carpenter was...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Should they stay or should they go? Buffalo’s free agents Part 1

With free agency nearing and many Bills still waiting on a contract, how will things shake out? The Bills have the 6th most cap space (~$28.6 million) out of all teams in the NFL. Here are my thoughts on these 4 unrestricted free agents and if they’ll end up staying here or leaving Buffalo. Part two to follow next week. Jairus Byrd Byrd has obviously been a huge topic amongst...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Nothing special about the Bills special teams department; They have to fire Danny Crossman

While I am always one to gripe about Special Teams, I feel I have a good cause. I was a special teams player growing up as a kicker and I have even worked with the Orlando Predators as a kicking assistant for a couple years.  The Buffalo Bills special teams coach Danny Crossman has to […]
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December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Mike Sherman fumbles play-calling in fourth quarter

The Miami Dolphins ran the ball eight times on their 11-play, go-ahead drive in the third quarter of their 23-21 loss to the Buffalo Bills. The formula was written for offensive coordinator Mike Sherman going into the fourth stanza: Run the ball. Sherman fumbled. After the Bills got within a point thanks to a Dan Carpenter field goal, the Dolphins went to the air three straight times...
Via AFC East Daily
October 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Carpenter: Game-winner vs. Fins nothing special

BY SEAN DONOVANFor one Buffalo Bill, Sunday's 23-21 victory over the Miami Dolphins had an extra measure of vindication.Bills kicker Dan Carpenter, who spent his first five seasons with Miami, booted three field goals -- including a game-winning 31-yarder in the final minute -- in his first game against his former team.After the contest, he downplayed the victory's personal...
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October 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Buffalo ekes out 23-21 road win in Miami

After squandering a 14-0 lead the Bills used a key Mario Williams sack-fumble to set up a game-winning kick from Dan Carpenter to beat the Dolphins 23-21. Dan Carpenter kicked a 31-yard field goal with 34 seconds remaining and the Buffalo Bills did enough defensively to eke out a 23-21 victory over the Miami Dolphins in Week 7. Carpenter's game-winning field goal was set up...
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October 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Carpenter Bills' kicker at least one more week

BY NICK ST. DENISThe Buffalo Bills signed veteran kicker Dan Carpenter to fill in for the injured sixth-round rookie Dustin Hopkins, and since, Carpenter has made a good case for a longer-term stay.Carpenter has made his last 10 kicks after missing his very first attempt as a Bill. He'll get an opportunity Thursday night to add to that streak, as Bills coach Doug Marrone said...
Via AFC East Daily
October 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Dan Carpenter redeems himself in a big way

BY NICK ST. DENISWhen Dan Carpenter blew a 42-yard field goal attempt wide right in the first quarter of the Buffalo Bills' home opener against the Carolina Panthers Sunday, the Bills faithful had swiftly and understandably written him off then and there.Carpenter then wrote himself back on.The journeyman kicker, who some consider a lame duck while youngster Dustin Hopkins nurses...
Via AFC East Daily
September 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Buffalo kicking situation far from settled

Bills kicker Dan Carpenter will compete with rookie Dustin Hopkins, when the latter is fully recovered from a groin ailment. Buffalo coach Doug Marrone addressed the kicking situation on Thursday, leaving the door open for Hopkins despite the signing of Carpenter earlier this week. The Bills open the season Sunday vs. New England. ''There's a lot of different scenarios...
Via Fox Sports
September 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Carpenter on third East team in as many weeks

BY NICK ST. DENISAt least Dan Carpenter can say he traveled well.The veteran kicker is now on his third AFC East team in as many weeks, officially signing with the Buffalo Bills Tuesday. The Miami Dolphins released Carpenter in mid-August, and the New York Jets acquired his services last week after he was signed and cut by the Arizona Cardinals.Carpenter didn't last but four...
Via AFC East Daily
September 03, 2013  |  Discuss

AP source: K Carpenter set to tryout with Bills

Kicker Dan Carpenter's cross-country search to land an NFL job is now taking him to the Buffalo Bills. A person familiar with negotiations confirmed Monday evening that Carpenter is on his way to Buffalo for a tryout with the Bills. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the team has not made an announcement. ESPN.com first reported the Bills' interest in...
Via Fox Sports
September 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Bills sign kicker Dan Carpenter, Browns invite Billy Cundiff

Dan Carpenter was set to visit the Cleveland Browns for their vacant kicker spot on Tuesday. Instead of visiting the Browns, Carpenter signed with the Buffalo Bills on Monday. Carpenter, 27, played with the Miami Dolphins last year. He went to camp with the New York Jets but was cut in favor of Nick Folk. The Bills lost rookie kicker Dustin Hopkins to an injured groin on Monday and...
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September 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Bills Sign K Dan Carpenter

Adam Schefter reports that Buffalo Bills have signed K Dan Carpenter. Carpenter, 27, had a work out scheduled with the Browns for tomorrow, but an injury to Dustin Hopkins clearly impacted the Bills decision to get a deal done now. Carpenter has already been on three different rosters (Dolphins, Cardinals and Jets) this offseason, but given the Bills current situation, it...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
September 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Browns to try out kickers Carpenter, Cundiff

The Browns are bringing in Pro Bowl kickers Dan Carpenter and Billy Cundiff for tryouts on Tuesday. After terminating veteran Shayne Graham's contract and releasing rookie Brandon Bogotay over the weekend, the Browns don't have a kicker less than one week before their opener against Miami. Carpenter was released by Miami, Arizona and the New York Jets last month. Cundiff...
Via Fox Sports
September 02, 2013  |  Discuss

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