War room central: Buffalo Bills draft analysis

There is no secret that when the Buffalo Bills draft in three days, that they need to address the defensive side of the ball.  As a unit, they ranked 19th surrendering 356.4 yards per game.  They were 16th against the run and 19th against the pass. Losing an aging Mario Williams wasn’t that big of a deal, but the Bills need to shore up the edge rusher position opposite Jerry...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills: Three major concerns on defense

When Rex Ryan came to town, many expected him to take an already great Buffalo Bills defense, and make them elite.  He wasn’t satisfied with a fourth overall ranking, his goal was to finish atop the league, punishing opposing offenses for stepping onto the same field as his dominant defense.  As we all know, that didn’t happen for Ryan and the Bills in 2015. Everyone knows...
March 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills: Grading the OLBs

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit When you break down the position into individual players, you can see that the line...
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March 08, 2016  |  Discuss

NFL Combine: Top Defensive Linemen Performances

By Ryan Mayer Athletic defensive linemen have become a necessity now a days to keep up with the fast pace of many NFL offenses. They can also be game changing players as JJ Watt has shown us continuously during his time in the league. Today a new group of prospects will look to leave their mark in scouts minds as we get ready for the draft. Here are the position group records they’ll...
February 28, 2016  |  Discuss

What are the Buffalo Bills Biggest Needs for the 2016 Season?

Everyone around the Buffalo Bills organization expected 2015 to be the year that they finally broke their 15 year playoff drought. The team had a new head coach in Rex Ryan, a new exciting quarterback in Tyrod Taylor, and a new all-pro running back in LeSean McCoy. The Bills ended up finishing the year with an 8-8 record and recorded back-to-back seasons of being at least .500 for...
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January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Bills’ Manny Lawson destroys Jets RB Stevan Ridley (video)

This hit might not be suitable for all audiences. Bills linebacker Manny Lawson leveled Jets running back Stevan Ridley with this hit in the second quarter. #Bills Manny Lawson pulverizes #Jets RB Stevan Ridley — The Sports Daily (@SportsDailyBlog) January 3, 2016 Ridley had caught a two-yard pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick on the play. Lawson’s hit looked...
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January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Bills LB Manny Lawson misses practice on Tuesday

The Buffalo Bills are less than a week away from kicking off the regular season, but injuries are still abound and could impact Week 1. According to Mike Rodak of ESPN, starting outside linebacker Manny Lawson was absent from practice on Tuesday, while the Bills have not disclosed the reasoning for his absence. The team doesn't have to file an injury report for Lawson or any other...
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September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills position preview: Linebackers

The Buffalo Bills had one of the league’s most dominant defenses a year ago, and, with their core contributors all returning, they’re likely to continue their dominance in 2015.  Everyone knows the Bills greatest asset is their defensive line, boasting 3 Pro-Bowl players as well as Jerry Hughes, who added 10 sacks of his own in 2014. With Rex Ryan taking over as head coach,...
August 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Manny Lawson Can Rebound for the Bills in 2015

The Buffalo Bills have had a very strong defense for two seasons in a row and all signs point to the defense being elite again in 2015. What is most impressive about the defense is the fact that the team played two different schemes during the previous two seasons and will be switching schemes again this upcoming season.Two years ago Mike Pettine the Bills played more of a hybrid...
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June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Grading the Detroit Lions 2015 NFL Draft Picks

In 2014, the Detroit Lions offensive line was injury-plagued and inconsistent due to the amount of different players that started at the various positions. They decided to address this issue in round one, swapping picks with Denver and acquiring Manny Lawson in the process. Then with the 28th pick the Lions selected guard Laken Tomlinson out of Duke. Tomlinson did not miss a start...
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May 03, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Buffalo Bills Recover First Blocked Punt for a TD in Over a Decade

If there is something that can go wrong for the Jets you can pretty much bet that it will. Midway through the third--with the game still within reach--they tried to punt from deep in their own territory, but Anthony Dixon had something else in mind. Dixon bull rushed the poor soul assigned to block him deep enough for him to block the punt.Manny Lawson shucked his man when he saw...
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November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Bills' release of S Couplin leaves open roster spot

BY DAN BEGNOCHEThe Buffalo Bills are on a short week, but their divisional boutwith the Miami Dolphins Thursday didn't slow them down from making a roster move.The team cut ties with safety Jerome Couplin Tuesday, according to, leaving an open roster spot two days before their prime-time matchup. Couplin only lasted a week in Buffalo, acquired off waivers on Nov...
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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Are these Bills players one-hit wonders or will they continue to evolve?

Ricky Martin’s-Livin La Vida Loca…Rick Springfield- Jessie’s Girl… Vanilla Ice- Ice, Ice, Baby…. Dexy’s Midnight Runners- Come on Eileen. All one-hit wonders who got their 15 minutes of fame, only to then vanish and reappear onto a VH1 Sureal Life reality show 20 years later. You can only hope these folks saved their money. Like in the music world, one-hit wonders can...
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August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills finish the draft with another troubled past

The Bills had two 7th round picks in this years NFL Draft and they selected OLB Randal Johnson and OT Seantrel Henderson. The 7th round typically doesn’t see many superstars come out of it, its a lot of times the round where teams draft a kicker or take a chance on someone with a troubling past which would be the case for Seantrel Henderson. There is tremendous talent that falls...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

To draft, or not to draft? – Inside Linebacker

This offseason for the Buffalo Bills started with a couple Linebacker free agent signings. In 2013 we saw additions to the Bills defense in Kiko Alonso, Manny Lawson and Jerry Hughes. This Bills defense had a record setting Buffalo Bills in terms of sacks, and they have already made two additions to that defensive firepower this off-season. First it was Keith Rivers, and then the...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Mailbag: the Draft, the Ralph and DeSean Jackson

Should the Bills trade up in the draft?- Eric from Rochester This question is tough to answer, because with most trades it depends on who we are giving up. In my opinion the Bills should not lose any draft picks in any possible trades, only try to gain them. But in a scenario where the Bills their number one pick and a player like Manny Lawson who is now the odd man out at OLB with...
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills LB corps needs one more

Doug Whaley and company have made some pretty aggressive moves in the early stages of free agency and the Bills LB corps is a strong reflection of that. Complementing sophomore stud Kiko Alonso, both Brandon Spikes and Keith Rivers have been HUGE pickups for the Bills. Their LB’s will be able to establish the line of scrimmage with a more physical group, something that was missing...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL awards Bengals two compensatory draft picks

The Bengals will receive two compensatory picks in May's NFL Draft the league announced on Monday. Cincinnati will receive an extra pick in the sixth and in the seventh rounds this year. The extra pick in the sixth round will be the 36th pick in the round and No. 212 overall. The extra pick in the seventh round will be the 37th in the round and No. 252 overall. Compensatory picks...
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March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Mailbag: Grading the Buffalo Bills free agent signings

What are your grades for this past week’s Buffalo Bills Free Agent signings? CB Corey Graham – (B) We again play the emotion card on the Buffalo area for strengthened support, signing a hometown product in Graham. I haven’t heard of Corey Graham prior to him signing with the Bills, and am not taking away from the positive energy he may provide. But, with all of the other high...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Manny Lawson Could Be The Next LB To Go In Buffalo

Mike Rodak of writes that the Bills’ recent decision to release OLB Willie Jefferson could be a bad sign for veteran OLB Manny Lawson. Rodak mentions that the two players have a “similar body type and style of play,” which is notable given that the reason for Jefferson’s release was because he wasn’t a fit in new DC Jim Schwartz’s defensive scheme. The Bills...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Healthy Bills 1 game out of playoff spot

Coming off a bye week, the Buffalo Bills are as healthy a team as they've been all season. It comes at the perfect time for a late-season push. "I was very happy with the players coming back and their enthusiasm running around," coach Doug Marrone said after Monday's practice. "We're at full strength. We don't expect anybody not to be available to us, which is a good sign." That...
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November 25, 2013  |  Discuss
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