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Keys to a Dolphins Win Over the Buffalo Bills

The series between Miami and Buffalo is long and storied.In the 96 regular season games between the teams in the series, the Dolphins lead 56–39–1 as of 2013. The teams have also met four times in the NFL playoffs. The Bills are 3–1 in the postseason, including a victory in the 1992 AFC Championship Game.This year, both face each other having won their season openers and now...
Via Football Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins: Getting Ready for the Buffalo Bills

When Joe Ferguson was the quarterback of the Buffalo Bills, long before there was a Jim Kelly, the Miami Dolphins owned the team from northwestern New York.Things have changed since the 1970s and early 1980s.Now, the Bills, a team that has been up and down on the NFL radar for some time, falling short of the playoff and drafting highly in the most recent NFL Drafts, are ready to...
Via Football Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Albert preparing to 'bring our hard hats' for Bills' D line

BY DAN BEGNOCHEFor a group that had never played together before training camp, the Miami Dolphins offensive line sure looked pretty familiar with each other in the team's win against the New England Patriots.They're not about to get cocky just yet, though.While the unit kept Ryan Tannehill untouched for the most part throughout the 33-20 victory (one sack, four QB hits)...
Via AFC East Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Plenty of reasons for Buffalo Bills fans to be optimistic

Bear with me, Buffalo Bills fans. I know you’ve heard this before and you just want that 14-year playoff drought to end. But believe me. You have to be optimistic about your team here. Forget the team that started out 3-0 in 2011 only to fall to 6-10. Forget the 2012 Bills that added Mario Williams and Mark Anderson to anchor a dangerous pass rush, only to go 6-1 again. 2014...
Via cover32 - Bills
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Temper your expectations with the Buffalo Bills

Was it that big of a shock to see the Buffalo Bills upset the Chicago Bears?  After a lackluster preseason by EJ Manuel and the Buffalo Bills offense, the answer is an abounding yes. While they deserve to celebrate an unlikely victory in Soldier Field, temper your expectations with the Buffalo Bills. There’s no doubting the Buffalo Bills have one of the top defenses in the league...
Via The Penalty Flag
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Doug Marrone, Bills officials get into ‘loud verbal altercation’

Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone and several team officials got into a”loud verbal altercation on the practice field” recently, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports. La Canfora reports how the altercation went: “The incident began with Marrone, who sources said has had a strained relationship with director of player personnel Jim Monos from their time together in New...
Via Sports-Glory
11 days ago  |  Discuss

My 25 predictions sure to go wrong for the Bills’ 2014 season

  I’ve done this prediction thing a few times over the years and it’s something I take pride in. I enjoy learning from my mistakes and putting it all out there to see how smart or dumb I am in terms of anticipating how the Bills will do. At the end of the season, I will revisit these hot takes and see how I did. As I’ve said forever, folks in lamestream media never seem...
Via Buffalo Wins
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Is J.J. Watt Worth $108.8 million over eight years?

J.J. Watt is worth every penny — and more. J.J. Watt is the highest paid defense player in the league. Yet, if the 25-year-old continues to be that same player, the Texans got a bargain. He will earn $30.87 million in guaranteed money until 2016. Then he earns an additional $21 million, totaling to $51.87 million guaranteed. Mario Williams was guaranteed $50 million of $96 million...
Via The Sports Journal
13 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via cover32 - Bills
14 days 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
14 days 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
15 days 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...
Via Phins Phocus
16 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
21 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
27 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
August 17, 2014  |  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...
Via cover32 - Bills
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
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