Bills hope having depth at cornerback avoids disaster

The Buffalo Bills look like they’ve positioned themselves well to avoid the doomsday scenario that struck in the defensive backfield a season ago. When cornerback Stephon Gilmore suffered a broken wrist during the 2013 preseason, the secondary suffered. Things got even worse in Week Three, when Ron Brooks missed a game against the New York Jets with a foot injury and Leodis McKelvin...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 could be the year of the Buffalo Bills

With the release of the 2014 NFL Schedule a lot of people are throwing out their predictions for the season. I am seeing a lot of 9-7 and 10-6 predictions, which honestly is an upgrade from what we’re used to. When I look at this schedule I see a lot of potential that people might be pushing aside so I wanted to take some time to evaluate what I see in this year’s schedule. First...
Via cover32 - Bills
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans Claim Justin Rogers Off of Waivers

#Texans claimed CB Justin Rogers off waivers from the #Bills. — Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) November 20, 2013 The Houston Texans have claimed cornerback Justin Rogers off of waivers today. Rogers was waived by the Buffalo Bills who has been with them since 2011 when he was drafted out of Richmond. (7th round, 206th overall) He measures at 5-11 and 181 pounds and is in his 3rd season...
Via State of the Texans
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Bills sign OT Unga off Ravens practice squad

The Buffalo Bills have signed offensive tackle J.J. Unga off the Baltimore Ravens' practice squad. The move Wednesday was made with the Bills (4-7) entering their bye weekend off. At 6-foot-5 and 320 pounds, Unga was first signed by the Ravens as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Midwestern State, where he earned first-team Lone Star Conference honors last season. The...
Via AP on Fox
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills cut CB Justin Rogers

The Buffalo Bills have released third-year cornerback Justin Rogers. The move was announced Tuesday with Buffalo (4-7) entering its bye weekend off. Rogers opened the season filling in for injured starter Stephon Gilmore, who missed the first five games with a broken hand. Rogers struggled in coverage and was burned for two deep touchdown passes in a 27-20 loss at the New York...
Via AP on Fox
November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Rogers a goner as Bills' CB corps gets healthy

BY NICK ST. DENISJustin Rogers spent the early part of this season getting regularly abused by opposing quarterbacks, as the Buffalo Bills had no choice but to start Rogers in the absence of Stephon Gilmore, Ron Brooks and, at times, Leodis McKelvin.Now that the Bills are much healthier at cornerback, they've decided to cut ties with the former seventh-rounder.Buffalo announced...
Via AFC East Daily
November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Bills release DB Justin Rogers

The writing looked as though it was already on the wall, but on Tuesday the Bills parted ways with third-year cornerback Justin Rogers. Buffalo’s former seventh-round pick in 2011, Rogers struggled when pressed into a starting role earlier this season at boundary cornerback against the Jets in a 28-20 loss back in Week 3. The reserve cornerback appeared in the first five games...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Four Point Stance: Jets at Bills

BY NICK ST. DENISThe New York Jets (5-4) and Buffalo Bills (3-7) entered the season in somewhat similar situations but are trending in opposite directions past the halfway point. Gang Green is off to a surprisingly positive start and coming off an impressive victory over the New Orleans Saints, while Buffalo has lost five of its last six games.New York looks to strengthen its hold...
Via AFC East Daily
November 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Gilmore expected to play one-handed Sunday

BY NICK ST. DENISThe Buffalo Bills are expected to get back their top cover man Sunday when they host the Cincinnati Bengals, but it will come at a price.The price of a hand.According to Chris Brown of BuffaloBills.com, cornerback Stephon Gilmore's left hand, which has kept the second-year defensive back off the field for the first five games of the regular season, will be heavily...
Via AFC East Daily
October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

BuffalOkie Mondays: Dear Bills, Prove Us Wrong

Dear Bills, Please prove us wrong. Once again, you injected a healthy dose of hope into a fan base that wants so badly to believe in you.  After a disappointing loss in the Meadowlands last week, you lifted our spirits with a thrilling, hard-fought win over the defending Super Bowl champions, and here we sit with a renewed energy and a .500 record to show for it.  And quite frankly...
Via Buddy Nixon
September 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Extra Point: Turnovers help Bills close out defending Super Bowl Champs

  Feel free to insert your own cliché on ugly wins when thinking back on the Bills’ win over the Ravens yesterday. The Bills got the thing to the garage but with the effectiveness of a drunk guy wearing an eye patch. The offensive shortcomings of the second half that allowed the Ravens start to sneak back into the game amplified a lot of the worry of most Bills fans while...
Via Buffalo Wins
September 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Which Side of the Tracks?

I work in politics. It’s the only real job I’ve ever had. I went to school for sports journalism. Politics is the perfect landing spot for someone who went to school for sports journalism in the last decade. First of all, it pays more than minimum wage, so you’re already ahead of your classmates and peers. From an intellectual standpoint, the two fields are somewhat similar...
Via Buddy Nixon
September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Turn On The Jets Film Room – New York Jets Passing Game, Week 3

The Turn On The Jets film room is back to break down the New York Jets passing game in their 27-20 victory over the Buffalo Bills. Today we focus on the team’s success with the deep ball as Geno Smith connected on four passes of 40 yards or longer, two to Stephen Hill and two to Santonio Holmes. Let’s go to the tape and see how the Jets successfully executed these big plays....
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September 25, 2013  |  Discuss

It’s Over Before It Starts

I find coach and player interviews to be the least interesting aspect of sports journalism. Candor between athletes and the media is dead and gone, as prospective stars are trained from an extremely young age to speak in generalities and cliches rather than provide any actual insight into their psyche. In turn, many journalist’s ability to pry blood from a stone has atrophied,...
Via Buddy Nixon
September 24, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL Week 3 Wrap Ups: Jets over Bills

def.  FINAL SCORE: 27-20 GAME MVP: Jets Pass Rush ANALYSIS: The Jets preformed well in this game, especially on defense, but it was Buffalo who lost the game more than the Jets winning it. E.J. Manuel was terrible every time the defense blitzed him. The Jets sacked him 8 times (7 different players) and knocked him down an astonishing 16 times. The Bills line...
Via Heff's Sports Blog
September 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Jets down Bills, 27-20, in a ugly, penalty-filled outing

Despite a timely touchdown pass from their rookie quarterback and a mostly stout showing from their defense the Jets seemingly did their best to bungle away Sunday’s game against Buffalo. But they survived beating the Bills 27-20 and they are 2-1 entering next weekend’s trip to Tennessee the first of two straight road games. Sunday was at times an absurd mess. The Jets committed...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 22, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Jets-Buffalo Bills Round One – Match-Up Central

Ah, the importance of match-ups in the NFL. Last week, we pointed out here at TOJ along with many other Jets fans how essential it was for them to do whatever it takes to stop the ball from consistently reaching Julian Edelman’s hands. While they have tried to prevent this, Edelman scorched the Jets with conversions all game long, and it was basically the nail in the Jets’ coffin...
Via Turn On The Jets
September 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Butler not sure he did enough to earn spot

BY DAN BEGNOCHECrezdon Butler played nearly the entire game Thursday night as one of two bubble corners for the Buffalo Bills trying to gain any inkling of an edge before final cuts take place at the end of this week.Did he do enough to survive? Even he’s not quite so sure.“When you evaluate yourself and you’re a competitor, you will never think you’ve done enough,” Butler...
Via AFC East Daily
August 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Bill’s lose Stephon Gilmore for 8 weeks

According to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports,  Bills cornerback Stephen Gilmore is expected to miss about eight weeks with a hand/wrist injury. Bills CB Stephon Gilmore to miss about eight weeks with a hand/wrist issue. Tough one there but hope is he only misses 5-6 games or so. — Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) August 26, 2013 Justin Rogers or Ron Brooks will likely fill in for Gilmore...
Via Pro Football Zone
August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Time is now for McKelvin to earn starting job

BY DAN BEGNOCHEOne of the final edicts laid out by former general manager Buddy Nix before his departure was his choice for the No. 2 starting cornerback gig — 27-year-old Leodis McKelvin.While McKelvin has shined as a special teams player, his performance as a defensive starter has been less than impressive. Though much of that disappointment has been targeted at how McKelvin...
Via AFC East Daily
August 01, 2013  |  Discuss

A Few Notes From the First 2013 Bills Training Camp Practice

We won’t be recapping every 2013 Buffalo Bills training camp practice, but since tonight was the first one, let’s look at some notes. Despite what the trolls say, it’s perfectly fine to enjoy the start of the NFL. Away we go: -Mario Williams missed practice with a sore foot. -The team jumped quickly into a fly route drill. EJ Manuel reportedly throw some nice deep balls, and...
Via Buddy Nixon
July 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Return to Relevance – Defensive Backs

Previous Return to Relevance Posts Offensive Line Running Backs If you are a first time reader of the Return to Relevance series, I’ll bring you up to speed faster than Willis McGahee running out of a Dave and Buster’s; relevancy in the NFL is defined as postseason play. By that logic, the Buffalo Bills have not fielded a relevant squad since 1999. The purpose of this column...
Via Buddy Nixon
July 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Marrone 'satisfied' with Bills' depth at cornerback

BY NICK ST. DENISIn a Buffalo Bills defense that is expected to improve under new coordinator Mike Pettine, cornerback remains a question.New Bills coach Doug Marrone is confident there will be answers sooner than later. (photo: Angelina Purpura, Flickr)“I am (satisfied) with the depth there,” Marrone recently told Buffalobills.com. ”I think we have competition there. I think...
Via AFC East Daily
July 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Bills' cornerback corps 'not really a veteran group'

When 25-year-old Justin Rogers is one of the chaperones of a defensive unit, you know it's young.As Chris Brown of BuffaloBills.com noted Tuesday, the average age of the Bills' secondary is 23. So with Rogers and reserve Crezdon Butler the next-oldest cornerbacks to the 27-year-old Leodis McKelvin, Rogers has found himself pridefully helping along the rookies. "It...
Via AFC East Daily
May 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Seattle Seahawks vs. Buffalo Bills in Toronto prediction & Week 15 preview

Off to the land of ice and snow The Seahawks get to go north of the border into Canada as the NFL has it’s annual Buffalo Bills home game at the Rogers Centre in Toronto. Matchup: Seattle vs. Buffalo Venue: Rogers Centre Time: 1:05 (local) Weather: Roof Closed 22C. Roof open high 6C, low 5C Showers Team Records: Seattle 8-5. Buffalo 5-8 Standings: Seahawks 2nd NFC West. Bills 3rd...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
December 15, 2012  |  Discuss
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