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5 Things that must happen for the Buffalo Bills.

The preseason is mercifully over and this Sunday the games count as the Buffalo Bills head to Chi-town and take on the Bears. Two teams with high hopes, one team trying to end 14 years of futility. What will it take for the Bills to go 10-6 (or better) and break the string and finally make the playoffs? While a break here or there always helps, these five things must happen for the...
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4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oy Vey, Captain

Unless you were living under a rock, or perhaps just wasted during the holiday weekend, you are probably aware of the fact that the Buffalo Bills announced their captains for the 2014 season. The captains for the Bills this year will be RB Fred Jackson, C Eric Wood, DT Kyle Williams, DE Mario Williams, LB Brandon Spikes, and CB Corey Graham. These selections are a little different...
Via Buffalo Wins
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills: 2014 Official Overview and Prediction.

Key Players Returning QB E.J. Manuel, RB Fred Jackson, RB C.J. Spiller, FB Frank Summers, WR Robert Woods, TE Scott Chandler, C Eric Wood, G Kraig Urbik, T Cordy Glenn, DE Jerry Hughes, DE Mario Williams, DT Marcell Dareus, DT Kyle Williams, LB Nigel Bradham, CB Stephon Gilmore, CB/PR Leodis McKelvin, FS Aaron Williams, SS Da’Norris Searcy, KR Marquise Goodwin, and K Dan Carpenter...
Via Football Nation
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bills announce six team captains, none named EJ Manuel

The Bills announced their team captains Monday, and of the six players selected to wear the "C" on their jerseys, none are named EJ Manuel, the team's 2013 first-round pick. Maybe it's not terribly unusual for a second-year player to be overlooked for the honor, even if they're the starting quarterback. But like it or not, fair or not, Manuel is the face of...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

E.J. Manuel not selected as Bills captain

The Buffalo Bills have selected their team captains for the 2014 season and the most notable obmission is quarterback E.J. Manuel. Earning the right to wear the captain patch on their jersey were linebacker Brandon Spikes, defensive tackle Kyle Williams, defensive end Mario Williams and center Eric Wood. On Friday the Bills signed veteran journeyman Kyle Orton to a $5 million contract...
Via Tireball.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Bills, Cardinals, Giants, & Redskins

  Bills QB E.J. Manuel was not among the players selected as a Bills captain for the 2014 season. (BuffaloBills.com) The Bills captains are: CB Corey Graham, RB Fred Jackson, LB Brandon Spikes, DT Kyle Williams, DE Mario Williams and C Eric Wood. Cardinals Former first-round pick G Jonathan Cooper is dealing with a “significant turf-toe injury“, according to GM Steve Keim...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dolphins season preview: 5 questions with Ian Wharton

As soon as the final seconds of time expired in Miami Gardens, the Miami Dolphins had some work to do to cut players and assess what players will make an impact this season.  With the Dolphins first game a week a way versus the New England Patriots, we thought at PhinsPhocus.com it would be great to contact an old pal of ours, Ian Wharton to help clarify what’s been going on this...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bills place Kiko Alonso on Reserve/NFI list

The Buffalo Bills announced Tuesday that they have placed linebacker Kiko Alonso, who had reconstructive knee surgery in July, on the Reserve/Non-football injury list. Alonso tore his ACL during an offseason workout on July 1st and had successful surgery a couple of weeks later.  The designation means he no longer counts toward the team’s roster, but could still be activated...
Via Sports-Glory
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Marcell Dareus rebound after a tough offseason?

While being a Bills fan sometimes results in accentuating any sort of positive in order to not lose your mind because of the losing, last year for a change proved to be a season where exaggeration wasn’t needed for the performance of the defense. The Bills’ defense showed glimpses of becoming a unit that could have a big impact for the future of the franchise. A lot of the credit...
Via Buffalo Wins
12 days ago  |  Discuss

What Will Happen if the Houston Texans Do Not Sign J.J. Watt to an Extension?

Everyone knew the day was coming. At some point in time one of the fiercest defensive players in the NFL was going to say it. He's outplayed his current contract and it is time for an extension. No one in their right mind could argue that he doesn't deserve it either.Houston Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt is an absolute beast--but what if the team said no?via Bleacher...
Via FatManWriting
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills: Player Most Likely To Break Out In 2014

During the Buffalo Bills improbable run to four Super Bowls and becoming the dominant team of the late 1980s and early 1990s in the AFC, so much was made about the explosive offense, led by Jim Kelly, which propelled them to victory after victory. Aside from Bruce Smith, you seldom heard about other defenders who stood up and took their opponent’s best shot.Today, the Bills defense...
Via Football Nation
16 days ago  |  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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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Fred Jackson signs contract extension with Bills

The Buffalo Bills announced Wednesday that veteran running back Fred Jackson has signed a contract extension. The team did not announce the length of the extension, but according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the deal is for one-year, $2.6 million. #Bills RB Fred Jackson just signed a one-year extension worth $2.6M with $1M additional in incentives, source says. — Ian Rapoport...
Via Sports-Glory
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Schwartz: Mario has Megatron-type effect on defense

BY LANDON RODYIs Mario Williams a Calvin Johnson on defense? Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz seems to think so.Schwartz, who coached Megatron in Detroit, likens Williams to Johnson, despite their playing on opposite sides of the ball."Mario's got a lot of the same in him," Schwartz said recently, via BuffaloBills.com. "He's just so damn big...
Via AFC East Daily
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Bills camp week 1 – what I like so far

Finally football is back and we are a week into camp and here is what I like so far. The defensive line is dominating the offensive line.  With Cordy Glenn out and there is still plenty of uncertainly across the front five I am glad to see that our best unit…the defensive line, dominated.  This is a group that is deep and boasts three pro-bowlers, they should destroy a make-shift...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills Big Brother: Week 3

If you missed last weeks Buffalo Bills Big Brother then be sure to catch up to speed HERE   Houseguests 1. Fred Jackson 2. Aaron Williams 3. Kiko Alonso 4. Doug Marrone 5. Marcell Dareus 6. Brandon Spikes 7. Sammy Watkins 8. Marquise Goodwin 9. Eric Wood 10. Kyle Williams 11. Robert Woods 12. Mario Williams 13. Scott Chandler 14. Dan Carpenter 15. EJ Manuel 16. Jeff Tuel “With...
Via cover32 - Bills
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Mario, Bills' defense 'starting to grasp' new system

BY DAN BEGNOCHEWhile the Buffalo Bills' offense garnered much of the attention in the team's first two training camp sessions, the defense -- particularly the team's strong front four -- is boning up on the intricacies of Jim Schwartz's newly installed schematic.A season after posting the second-most sacks in the league, the Bills defensive squad will now try to replicate...
Via AFC East Daily
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

EJ Manuel: I’m 100 percent healthy and feeling stronger

Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel told NFL Total Access on Friday that he’s 100 percent healthy and has learned an important lesson following a trying rookie season. “That was one thing I had to learn: to be smart when I take off with the football,” he told NFL Media’s Lindsay Rhodes and Brian Baldinger. “Instead of trying to get an extra three yards, either step out...
Via Sports-Glory
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Bills LB Kiko Alonso may have ‘significant’ knee injury

Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley announced Tuessday that linebacker Kiko Alonso has suffered a knee injury. “We have learned tonight that Kiko Alonso injured his knee while working out in Oregon,” Whaley said. “We do not have the details at this point, but early indications are that it may be significant.” NFL Networks’ Ian Rapoport reports that Alonso may have...
Via Sports-Glory
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills DE Mario Williams named top-3 in NFL, Nos. 11-20 revealed

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 defensive ends in the NFL today, there were some people angry about their favorite team’s top pass rusher not making the list. It made for a bit of spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. And it also begged another question: How close was Mr. Irate Fan’s DE to making the list? To provide an answer, the editors...
Via cover32 - Bills
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Sammy Watkins, EJ Manuel working on chemistry

Buffalo Bills fourth overall draft pick Sammy Watkins said Thursday night on NFL Total Access that his connection with quarterback Ej Manuel  is still a work in progress. “It’s not fully there. I mean, we’ve been connecting at minicamp, and OTAs,” Watkins said. “But at the same time, I could be wide open, and if he don’t feel it, or if I run it a different type of...
Via Sports-Glory
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills have four defensive players on the top 100 list

The Buffalo Bills defense last year was nasty, thanks in large part to Mike Pettine the new Cleveland Browns head coach. The defense had 57 sacks had to s of interceptions and a bunch of quarterback pressures. Jerry Hughes became a household name again, Mario Williams had over 11 sacks, and the combo of Kyle […] The post Buffalo Bills have four defensive players on the top 100...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Buffalo Bills “Over/Under”

  While it is still the early part of the summer and training camp has yet to begin, lets take a look at some questions and answer them by giving them an over or under answer (i.e. Player A will have 10 touchdowns. If you think more, then it would be over, if you think less, then under. If you want to be bold and say “same” then that will be your answer instead.) We will go...
Via KC Sports Ninja
June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills DE Mario Williams named top-3 in the NFL

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
Via cover32 - Bills
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Marcell Dareus arrested on three misdemeanor charges

Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus was arrested in Hamburg, New York, last week on three misdemeanor and four vehicle and traffic charges, reports The Buffalo News. The charges reportedly stem from a car race.  The Pro Bowl lineman is accused of leaving the scene of a property damage accident and reckless endangerment. Dareus was arrested at 3:30 p.m. Friday.  He is...
Via Sports-Glory
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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