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Don’t be scared…but relive the last 14 seasons of preseason/training camp hype for the Bills

HYPE!! That’s what the preseason offers. It is a master plan of “What ifs” that can lead you into thinking this could be the year. Every fan base goes through this, especially the losing ones. Its really all what Bills fans have to get themselves in a peace of mind for the regular season. Regular season games haven’t been played, but by combing the roster and seeing what...
Via Buffalo Wins
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Predicting the Media-Driven Storylines (That Haven’t Happened Yet)

Every summer there are storylines that emerge from Buffalo Bills training camp. Most of them are media-and-fan-driven rather than leaked by the coaches, which is natural since it’s not the coaches’ job to create fodder for writers. The interesting thing about these story lines is that they generally seem to be the same every year, just with different players filling the roles...
Via Buddy Nixon
July 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots Worked Out Veteran Defensive Tackle Spencer Johnson

The Patriots are already at the threshold of their 90-man roster, but that’s not keeping them from taking a look at players still out on the market. The Patriots worked out veteran defensive tackle Spencer Johnson on Thursday, according to Field Yates of ESPN. Johnson played four seasons with the Minnesota Vikings before heading to Buffalo and spending the past five seasons with...
Via NESN.com
May 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills Free Agency Primer: Retaining Your Own

Last night, the Buffalo Bills came to an agreement with starting right guard, Kraig Urbik, on a four-year, $15 million deal. Urbik was a waiver wire gem acquired by GM Buddy Nix in the 2010 season after he was a third round draft pick out of Wisconsin by the Pittsburgh Steelers a year earlier. He has made an impact for the Bills, starting 26 games at guard, and also center. With...
Via Queen City Sports
December 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Ranking the worst coordinators in Bills' history

How many people connected to the Bills could we put on our hit list for the ineptitude of this franchise? I think we could probably make a list of 100, right? Coaches, players, and GMs. The list goes on and on. For now, I'd like to focus on the Bills' top lieutenants on the sideline who are either in a booth or just standing behind the head coach as the Bills are constantly...
Via Buffalo Wins
November 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Bills' Chris Kelsay's neck injury not serious, hopes to play against Pats

Buffalo Bills DE Chris Kelsay says that doctors have determined his neck injury to be nothing too serious, and he hopes to be out there on the field when the team takes on the Patriots Sunday. His status will most likely be a game time decision. "It's not major, but I don't know if he can get ready for this week," head coach Chan Gailey told ESPN. "We have...
Via 60 Max Power O
November 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Bills DE Kelsay questionable for Patriots game

The Buffalo Bills received a bit of good news on the injury front Friday, when it was discovered the neck injury that forced Chris Kelsay out of Thursday's practice is not considered serious. Kelsay, a defensive end, is questionable for Sunday's game vs. New England (5-3). ''It's not major, but I don't know if he can get ready for this week,'' Bills...
Via AP on Fox
November 09, 2012  |  Discuss

All-22 Breakdown: Week 9

In this breakdown, we look at Garret Graham’s touchdown catch and the Houston Texans switching it up on third and long. See what you think.     Duane Brown Doing Work 3rd and 10 on the Houston 4 yard line. The Texans usually can count on a screen pass or power play with Wade Smith pulling into the hole. Well, the Texans finally dig into the playbook and switch it up on the...
Via State of the Texans
November 09, 2012  |  Discuss

The fart noise known as the Bills' Defense

I have no answers. Is it the scheme? The players? Switching to a 4-3? The curse of Flutie? The losing disease? #Becauseitsbuffalo? I'm so over trying to figure out why this defense is a fricken tire fire of doom. I just read five different pieces about how bad this defense has become. I think at this point analysts are trying to play the game of "Can you top that...
Via Buffalo Wins
October 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Merriman active for Bills

Buffalo Bills defensive end Shawne Merriman is active for Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans. Merriman was re-signed by the Bills this past week after Buffalo released him in the middle of August. Defensive lineman Spencer Johnson was also active after missing the past two games because of an ankle injury. Starting offensive linemen Kraig Urbik (knee) and Cordy Glenn...
Via AP on Fox
October 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Bills starting RG Urbik ruled out against Titans

Buffalo Bills starting right guard Kraig Urbik will miss his third straight game because of a right ankle injury. Coach Chan Gailey ruled out Urbik from playing against Tennessee this weekend after the player was unable to practice Thursday. Urbik had returned to practice Wednesday for the first time since he was hurt. Veteran defensive lineman Spencer Johnson has a chance to return...
Via AP on Fox
October 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Titans-Bills Preview

The Buffalo Bills' defense is still a work in progress, but that group showed plenty of positive signs in the last game. The Tennessee Titans have to be pleased with the recent improvements they've made on both sides of the ball. Defensive end Shawne Merriman is expected to make his return to the Bills on Sunday when the visiting Titans try to win back-to-back games for...
Via AP on Fox
October 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Bills DT Johnson ruled out against 49ers

Buffalo Bills reserve defensive tackle Spencer Johnson has been ruled out from playing at San Francisco this weekend because of an ankle injury. Coach Chan Gailey made the announcement after Johnson missed his second straight practice Thursday. Gailey said Johnson was hurt but continued playing in a 52-28 loss to New England on Sunday. Gailey also said offensive linemen Cordy Glenn...
Via AP on Fox
October 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Bills Training Camp: 3 Thoughts

1. Now that training camp has arrived, so too have the injuries. Torell Troup, Terrence McGee, and Erik Pears continued to be limited, while David Nelson (bruised leg), Kellen Heard, and Shawne Merriman (rolled ankle) have been added to the list of those held back from participation in practice. While none appear to be huge, it is worth a single raised eyebrow that Merriman has rolled...
Via Buddy Nixon
July 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Buffalo OTA Injury Report

As OTA's in Buffalo finish up their second week, the Bills are beginning to look deeper and healthier each week. While some, like running back Fred Jackson, are already healed and ready to build on last season's success (934 yards and six TDs in just 10 games), others still are looking to get back to 100% before they can contribute in 2012. Here's a quick rundown of Bills...
Via Football Nation
June 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills: Defense Looking Strong at OTAs

Though the Buffalo Bills had an offense that was ranked first for several weeks in 2011, it was their much improved defense that stole this show the first week of OTAs in 2012. Sure, quarterbacks coach David Lee was tweeting about the "confidence in Fitz's eyes" and the receiving corps looked deep even with their leader, Stevie Johnson, nursing a surgically-repaired...
Via Football Nation
June 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills: Displaying Their Depth To Start OTAs

"I think one of the biggest differences across the board for us this year, not only on the defensive side, but... at every position, is there's so much competition." -Ryan Fitzpatrick That's the word out of Buffalo's first day of OTAs: competition. Eighty-eight of ninety players on the Bills' roster showed up in Orchard Park Tuesday to start the first...
Via Football Nation
May 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Roster Insights from Chris Brown’s Fan Friday

If you don’t already make a habit of reading Chris Brown’s Fan Friday post over on the mothership, you really should. Chris answers questions in a mailbag format, and almost always leaves you with a little bit better understanding of how the Buffalo Bills roster is going to shake out. Let’s see what we have this week. -First up, in a response to a question about where front...
Via Buddy Nixon
May 27, 2012  |  Discuss

The Bills Could Be 2012′s Surprise Playoff Team

Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Bills couldn't maintain their hot start. The analogy that best fits the 2011 Buffalo Bills is the horse that started fast out of the gate but completely broke down before the end of the race. Leaping out to a 5-2 AFC East lead, the Bills crumbled the rest of the way, going 1-8 for the rest of the season and finishing 6-10 in the division cellar...
Via Down and Distance
February 23, 2012  |  1 Comment

Focus on Bell's improvement

---According to Pro Football Focus' Trending in the AFC East left tackle Demetrius Bell was the Bills most improved player last season, defensive end Spencer Johnson suffered the biggest drop off and safety Da'Norris Searcy deserved more snaps. ---Seattle has submitted initial paperwork to the league office to host a Super Bowl. ---Brett Favre talks about finally staying...
Via Billboard
February 07, 2012  |  Discuss

BDC 12/29: Quotes and links

DAILY REPORT – The Buffalo Bills announced that the team has signed K Brandon Coutu (pronounced Ca-TWO) to the 53-man roster. In accordance with team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Coutu joins the Bills after being released from the Jacksonville Jaguars’ practice squad on December 17th. The 5-11, 194-pound Georgia product entered the NFL as a seventh-round (235th...
Via Inside the Bills
December 29, 2011  |  Discuss

One of Tebow’s INT’s Changed to Fumble

Buffalo Bills' Spencer Johnson (91) intercepts a pass by Denver Broncos' Tim Tebow (15) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in Orchard Park, N.Y., Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. Johnson scored a touchdown on the play. The Bills won 40-14. (AP Photo/David Duprey) Broncos second-year quarterback Tim Tebow had a rough game last Saturday in Buffalo.  In fact, Tebow probably...
Via BroncoTalk
December 28, 2011  |  Discuss

NFL takes away Tebow interception

Upon further review, Tim Tebow has one fewer interception, and the Buffalo Bills lost a franchise record. In a scoring change announced by the Bills on Wednesday, the third of Tebow's four interceptions in a 40-14 loss last weekend is now being ruled a lost fumble. It happened midway through the fourth quarter when Tebow had the ball knocked loose by linebacker Chris Kelsay...
Via AP on Fox
December 28, 2011  |  Discuss

NFL takes away Tebow interception against Bills

Upon further review, Tim Tebow has one fewer interception, and the Buffalo Bills lost a franchise record. In a scoring change announced by the Bills on Wednesday, the third of Tebow's four interceptions in a 40-14 loss last weekend is now being ruled a lost fumble. It happened midway through the fourth quarter when Tebow had the ball knocked loose by linebacker Chris Kelsay...
Via AP on Fox
December 28, 2011  |  Discuss

Kelsay awarded 3rd sack

Chris Kelsay, who arguably had his best game in a Bills uniform last Saturday, was awarded a third sack in the game. His hit on Tim Tebow that led to the 17-yard interception return for a touchdown was originally ruled a quarterback hit and INT. The league has since changed it to a sack and forced fumble. So Kelsay’s stat line now reads 9 tackles, 3 sacks, 3 tackles for loss. Kelsay...
Via Inside the Bills
December 28, 2011  |  Discuss
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