7:45 PM EDT, Sat June 23, 2018
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90 players in 90 days: K Tyler Davis

90 players in 90 days: K Tyler Davis

The rookie from Penn State made headlines with a long field goal in minicamp Stephen Hauschka is the kicker for the Buffalo Bills. This seems to be all but a certainty. So, why bring in a second kicker for training camp? Imagine being the only person in your personnel group. Imagine taking each and every rep involved. Then, imagine what would happen if you were injured. In the latest installment of our “90 players in 90 days” series, we look at a player who made some waves in minicamp, but who faces a nearly impossible scenario when it comes to making the final roster. Name: Tyler...
8 hours ago
Buffalo Bills retrospective: Anniversaries

Buffalo Bills retrospective: Anniversaries

We take a look back at some notable Buffalo Bills events The Buffalo Bills put an end to an infamous reign of futility with their 2017 season ending in playoff football for the first time since being swindled in Nashville a couple years back. The Bills will look to continue this success in 2018 and start building up positive history. In celebration of this newfound hope, we take a look back through the years and give a short list of anniversaries. To make the list at the designated intervals, the event needed to have occurred in the given year or be an achievement in recognition of the...
11 hours ago
Making away games a “home away from home” for Bills fans

Making away games a “home away from home” for Bills fans

What it’s like at away games for Bills fans depends on how the Bills fan acts at the game The NFL dead season is upon us. The thrill of free agency, the draft, rookie minicamp, and OTAs are done, and the anticipation of training camp and the upcoming season are all we Buffalo Bills fans have for the next six weeks or so. For me, that dead time is when I plan my annual Bills away game. Since 2008, I have attended at least one Bills road game, with the goal of seeing them play in each NFL stadium. So far, I have been to San Diego, Dallas (the new stadium is amazing), Arizona, Miami (living...
Jun 22, 2018
90 players in 90 days: CB Vontae Davis

90 players in 90 days: CB Vontae Davis

If the veteran can stay healthy, he is a legitimate NFL stud Head coach Sean McDermott revamped the secondary almost immediately upon his arrival with the Buffalo Bills. Gone were all four starters plus the nickel cornerback from Rex Ryan’s 2016 defense, and in their place were five new faces who outperformed the men they replaced by a great deal. In 2018, the Bills will return three of the five players who filled those same roles in 2017, but a veteran acquisition has the potential to make this iteration of the Buffalo secondary significantly better than the last. In the latest...
Jun 22, 2018
Buffalo Bills’ Sean McDermott falls in the middle of the pack of Sporting News’ head coach rankings

Buffalo Bills’ Sean McDermott falls in the middle of the pack of Sporting News’ head coach rankings

An improvement from last year but of course we think he is too low. After Sean McDermott was hired for the Buffalo Bills head coaching job, most fans and members of the media wrote the Bills off as a six-win team. McDermott brought in a lot of new faces to a depleted roster and got them to perform at a level no one expected. Despite some speed bump games in the middle of the season, the Bills were able to finish the last handful of games on a strong suite. Former Bills’ coach and general manager Rex Ryan and Doug Whaley left the team with one of the weaker rosters in the NFL that...
Jun 22, 2018
Will the Bills takeaway rate fall back in 2018?

Will the Bills takeaway rate fall back in 2018?

Interceptions and fumble recoveries are cited as a primary reason the Buffalo Bills had a successful 2017 season. Should we expect this important stat to fall off? The Buffalo Bills reaching the playoffs in a year where many predicted maximum tanking was a pleasant surprise. A flurry of takeaways from the defense helped spur many of Buffalo’s victories and is often cited as a catalyst in the playoff season. Some trepidation stems from this though, as the idea that interception and fumble rates will come back down to Earth permeates. Without the takeaways, success will be much harder....
Jun 22, 2018
What really happened: The Buffalo News loses half their sports staff in the span of a month

What really happened: The Buffalo News loses half their sports staff in the span of a month

The BN Blitz, pulling columns, and a competitor lying in wait all led to a massive overhaul at The Buffalo News this month. The Buffalo News had a dismal first quarter of 2018. According to an internal memo circulated to the entire News staff, it was their first quarterly loss in more than 40 years. Even still, their goal wasn’t to gut their sports department editorial staff - or any other department’s - says management. The News’ sports department had been veteran-laden. Vic Carucci, Jay Skurski, and Mark Gaughan were on the Buffalo Bills beat, and John Vogl and Mike Harrington had...
Jun 22, 2018
Bills Links, 6/22: Who will win the quarterback competition?

Bills Links, 6/22: Who will win the quarterback competition?

This will remain the top storyline of the Bills off-season Stop me if you have heard this one before. There is a three-way competition at quarterback for the Buffalo Bills. I do realize that many may be sick of this conversation, but until the Bills name a new starter, it will continue to dominate a number of the headlines. Today, it is Leo Roth of the Democrat & Chronicle sharing his thoughts on AJ McCarron, Nathan Peterman, and Josh Allen. Today’s links also include news on Sean McDermott, Travaris Cadet, the wide receiver depth, the Buffalo Rumblings podcast, and much more. Buffalo...
Jun 21, 2018
The Buffalo Rumblings Podcast: Mini-camp recap

The Buffalo Rumblings Podcast: Mini-camp recap

Re-evaluating the depth chart at QB and the offensive line In the latest edition of the Buffalo Rumblings Podcast, John Boccacino and Anthony Marino recap the latest news from One Bills Drive after the Buffalo Bills recently concluded their mandatory mini-camp. The duo also breaks down changes to the depth chart at quarterback and along the offensive line, as several players, notably second-year quarterback Nathan Peterman, stood out from the crowd with a terrific performance during mini-camp. The Bills are off until heading to St. John Fisher College in Pittsford, a suburb of Rochester,...
Jun 21, 2018
90 players in 90 days: RB Travaris Cadet

90 players in 90 days: RB Travaris Cadet

The veteran has return experience, but will it be enough to make the roster? The Buffalo Bills seem to have an established pecking-order at the running back position. LeSean McCoy will reprise his role as the workhorse, dominating carries and snaps as he continues to drive the Bills’ offense. Veteran Chris Ivory signed a two-year deal this offseason, and he will serve as the thunder to McCoy’s lightning, hopefully doing so more successfully than Mike Tolbert. After the top two, it’s anyone’s guess as to who will round out the depth chart. In our latest installment of “90 players...
Jun 21, 2018
Plays that defined 2017: Bills at Miami Dolphins

Plays that defined 2017: Bills at Miami Dolphins

A review of the 2017 season and the plays that defined each game. With the 2017 NFL season in the books following a fairly surprising playoff berth, we look back at the season and our beloved Buffalo Bills. Every week is a story, and we bring this to you through the lens of key plays that defined the game. Your Week 17 match-up: Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins After a loss to the New England Patriots, the Bills sat at 8-7. The playoffs were in reach, but they’d need help (thank you Chuck Norris Cincinnati Bengals). While not ideal, it would all be for naught if they fell to the Miami...
Jun 21, 2018
Buffalo Bills All-Drought team: Edge rusher

Buffalo Bills All-Drought team: Edge rusher

Who was the best pass rusher from Buffalo’s playoff drought? The Buffalo Bills have seen some outstanding talents rush the passer over the years, and even in the playoff drought there were some incredible talents at edge rusher. There were also some guys who started a long time for the team. Here are the most notable DE/OLB- types from Buffalo’s drought era: Aaron Schobel Schobel joined the Bills very early in the drought, as a second round pick out of TCU in the 2001 draft. He immediately became a starter, and nabbed 6.5 sacks in his rookie season. From there, he turned into one of the...
Jun 21, 2018
Beane addresses Shaq Lawson’s status

Beane addresses Shaq Lawson’s status

It sure sounds like Shaq Lawson was given an ultimatum by the Bills general manager This is an important offseason for the Buffalo Bills’ Shaq Lawson. The fans know it, One Bills Drive knows it, and it appears that Lawson himself is aware, as well. In a recent interview with Matthew Fairburn over at The Athletic, Bills general manager Brandon Beane used a not-so-subtle motivational tactic by calling out the former first-round draft pick and how he intends to handle himself, both on and off the field. “Shaq is a guy that this franchise put a lot of stock in with a first-round pick,”...
Jun 21, 2018
Bills Links, 6/21: Shaq Lawson has something to prove

Bills Links, 6/21: Shaq Lawson has something to prove

The former first round pick has failed to live up to expectations in Buffalo When the Buffalo Bills drafted Shaq Lawson, many expected that the team was adding a star defensive end that would make an immediate impact. Unfortunately Lawson has failed to live up to these expectations in his first two seasons in Buffalo. Lawson’s future in Buffalo is a topic of conversation in today’s links, along with coverage of the quarterback competition, Lorenzo Alexander and Doug Whaley. Training camp will tell where Shaq Lawson's career in Buffalo is headed, says Brandon Beane |...
Jun 20, 2018
90 players in 90 days: LB Lorenzo Alexander

90 players in 90 days: LB Lorenzo Alexander

One of Buffalo’s best locker room guys is back for another year. When the Buffalo Bills signed Lorenzo Alexander to a contract in April of 2016, the signing was met with little fanfare. Google searches of the announcement turn up articles where Alexander shares the headlines with safety Colt Anderson. Both players were initially intended to serve as special teams players, with little contribution expected with the actual defense. While that initial prediction held true with Anderson, Alexander’s career took an unexpected turn. He was third in the NFL in sacks, earning his second Pro...