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Buffalo Bills defensive starting lineup for week one

With a new head coach in Rex Ryan, the Buffalo Bills are taking aim at ending the NFL’s longest active playoff drought in 2015. The defense is expected to be a big part of that, especially without a clear-cut starting quarterback headed into training camp at St John Fisher. Unfortunately for the Bills, they will be without star defensive tackle Marcell Dareus in the season opener...
Via EndZoneScore
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Winners and losers on Rex Ryan’s Buffalo Bills

Whenever there is a coaching change there is upheaval — no doubt about it. AROUND COVER32 Five Things: Big NFL stories fans might have missed this weekend Power Rankings: The league’s defenses sorted from 1-32 Some are going to view Rex as the second coming and some are going to see Rex as the end of the line. As the Buffalo Bills enter OTAs, who wins and who loses in Rex...
Via cover32
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jim Schwartz lands with NFL as officiating consultant

Jim Schwartz has found a job. Following a very successful but brief stint as the Buffalo Bills' defensive coordinator last season, the former Detroit Lions head coach was let go when the Bills hired... [Click headline for full story]
Via AFC East Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Why the Buffalo Bills don’t need Bill Polian

This last offseason the new Buffalo brass was looking to clean house and make an upgrade in all departments. The head coach Doug Marrone didn’t need to wait for the axe to come down. He packed up his desk, grabbed his pot of gold and scurried out the door the second he could. The Pegulas and Russ Brandon were left in an odd spot then with the only person left from the old regime...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills 2015 schedule breakdown: Heading into the bye week

Things are looking up in Buffalo, as early predictions indicate the Bills are in a good position to make a run for the playoffs. Starting the season off strong will fuel Buffalo’s progress throughout the 2015 campaign. But with three quarters of the season to go, Buffalo will have to stay healthy and focused. Leading up to the bye in Week 8, Buffalo will face Tennessee, Cincinnati...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills using Tyrod Taylor as smoke screen

The Buffalo Bills are giving Tyrod Taylor more reps but this is just a smoke screen, Taylor will have to battle E.J Manuel to be the quarterback of the future for the Buffalo Bills. According to general manager Doug Whaley who spoke with the Bills’ website “The way they’re structuring practices everyone is getting a run with the ones,” Whaley said. “So it’s a fair...
Via EndZoneScore
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills 2015 schedule breakdown: The first four

As the Bills prepare for a successful 2015 NFL season, it’s time to analyze Buffalo’s schedule strength. With Organized Team Activities underway and training camp in the near future, Buffalo is looking to solidify a promising starting lineup. Fierce competition will come for the Bills, as the team attempts to lead the division. Buffalo will have to execute on offense and play...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Bills, Jaguars, Redskins & Titans

Bills The Bills will move Mario Williams back to outside linebacker in Rex Ryan’s new 3-4 defensive scheme. “We all understand that part of the game,” Williams said, via the Buffalo News. “Things change, personnel change, obviously coaches change. We pretty much just take from what we learned from” Schwartz “and kind of keep it going. I mean, ... The post NFL Notes...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills: Five Reasons why “Ground n’ Pound” Gameplan is a Bluff

Bills fans are growing nervous after listening to the overwhelming “run first and run often” rhetoric given by Head Coach Rex Ryan. With the addition of LeSean McCoy to a crowded background that consists of Fred Jackson, Anthony Dixon, Bryce Brown and rookie Karlos Williams, it is easy to become brain-washed by the ground and pound mentality that Offensive Coordinator Greg Roman...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bills giving all four quarterbacks on roster chance to start

Who is the favorite to be the starting quarterback for the Buffalo Bills? Currently the Bills have four quarterbacks on their roster in EJ Manuel, Matt Cassel, Jeff Tuel and Tyrod Taylor. “The way they’re structuring practices everyone is getting a run with the ones,” said general manager Doug Whaley via the teams official website. “So it’s a fair shake. In this system...
Via Tireball.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tale of the Tape: Bills New FB Jerome Felton

View image | gettyimages.com The Bills acquired Jerome Felton in one of their quieter moves of the offseason.  While it was quiet, it may be one of the most impactful signings they made. The successful of Greg Roman’s offensive scheme hinges (in part) on successful fullback play.  He needs his fullback to be able to pave the way for his new runningback LeSean McCoy, as he...
Via TopSportsReport
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills’ Marcell Dareus suspended for 2015 opener

This probably wasn’t the way Rex Ryan envisioned first game as head coach of the Buffalo BIlls. Marcell Dareus was suspended for the season opener against the Indianapolis Colts due to a violation of the NFL’s substance abuse policy. Dareus, who led all defensive tackles last year with 10 sacks and was named to his second consecutive Pro Bowl, issued a statement. “Last year...
Via EndZoneScore
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bills' Dareus suspended for first game of season

The NFL has been punished Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus for the season opener for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Dareus, arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia last year, can still participate offseason activites and in the preseason. “Last year, I made a mistake involving possession...
Via 60 Max Power O
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Kelly: There is no doubt Tom Brady cheated

Leave it to a Hall of Fame quarterback to put Tom Brady’s role in Deflategate into proper perspective. Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly joined “We Need to Talk” on CBS Sports and said there was “no doubt” Brady cheated. “Oh, there’s no doubt,” Kelly said. “There’s no way that an equipment manager in the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL suspends Bills defensive tackle Dareus for one game

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Bills star defensive tackle Marcell Dareus will not play in Buffalo's season opener after being suspended without pay by the NFL for violating the league's substance abuse policy. The NFL announced the one-game suspension on Thursday, meaning the two-time Pro Bowl selection will miss the Bills home game against Indianapolis on Sept. 13. The punishment stems...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL suspends Bills Marcell Dareus for violating substance abuse policy

The NFL has suspended Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus for the first game of the 2015 season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Dareus, 25, is considered one of the top defensive linemen in the league. He recorded 49 tackles and 10 sacks during an All-Pro 2014 campaign. The former top-five pick also earned Pro Bowl honors in 2013. Responding to his...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Bills pass-rusher Jerry Hughes 'ruins' Rex Ryan's practice

Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan was so happy with pass-rusher Jerry Hughes during practice recently that he took him off the field. Wait, what? Players usually are jettisoned from the practice field because they are injured, because they fail to follow instructions or because they are getting schooled. So why is Ryan yanking Hughes off the field? Apparently, nobody can block...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Post-Draft Power Rankings: How Good is the Bills Defense?

View image | gettyimages.com The NFL Draft is now in the past.  Teams are finished assembling their 90-man rosters. Also, teams are beginning to get to work and are getting primed for serious offseason programs. As the draft has now concluded and NFL teams are now moving to a period of actual season preparation, we at TopSportsReport thought it’d be a good time to evaluate...
Via TopSportsReport
6 days ago  |  Discuss

REPORT: Buffalo Bills OC Greg Roman says EJ Manuel’s job is still safe

Yesterday, Joe Buscaglia of WKBW in Buffalo reported that EJ Manuel was in danger of not making the final 53-man roster. Today, the Bills refuted that notion — strongly. “Speculation’s the key word there,” offensive coordinator Greg Roman said, via The Buffalo News. ”I don’t remember ever saying that and that’s the furthest thing from the truth. I mean, he’s busting...
Via cover32
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: EJ Manuel could be cut before end of training camp

After being selected by the Buffalo Bills with the No. 16 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, quarterback EJ Manuel may be cut before the season begins. This report comes from Joe Buscaglia of WKBW 7 in Buffalo, who has tracked Manuel since his arrival. Buscaglia surmises that if Manuel doesn’t show drastic improvement by the end of the summer, then he will likely have played...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Brandon Spikes returns to Patriots on one-year deal

The New England Patriots brought back an old friend Monday morning. Linebacker Brandon Spikes signed a one-year contract to return to the Patriots, ESPN’s Field Yates and Adam Schefter reported. Spikes was selected by the Patriots in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft and spent four seasons in New England before playing for the Buffalo Bills in 2014. Spikes won’t count...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Will the 2015 Season be Leodis McKelvin's Last as a Buffalo Bill?

With the Buffalo Bills selection of cornerback Ronald Darby in the second round of this year’s NFL Draft, the secondary has become crowded.Along with Darby, the Bills now have cornerbacks Leodis McKelvin, Stephan Gilmore, and Corey Graham who all have aspirations of starting this season. While these three veterans are the favorites as Darby continues to develop, one of these guys...
Via Pro Football Spot
10 days ago  |  Discuss

How Should the Bills Attempt to Utilize Percy Harvin?

With all of the Buffalo Bills offseason moves it is easy for fans to forget about certain players or events. Now that the draft has passed it is a good time to look back at what may be a forgotten move. Percy Harvin is a Bill.Harvin possesses one of the most unique skillsets in the entire league, Greg Roman and the Bills coaching staff must be anxious to get Harvin on the field and...
Via Pro Football Spot
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Carucci: Matt Cassel likely just a backup QB

Many are supposing that Buffalo Bills quarterback Matt Cassel may become the team's starter after all is said and done in September, but one Bills writer, Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News, thinks there's a good chance Cassel will be holding a clipboard in Week 1. "I wouldn't rule it out," Carucci wrote, "but I believe he was acquired mainly to provide the veteran backup quarterback...
Via 60 Max Power O
10 days ago  |  Discuss

LeSean McCoy: How NOT to handle being traded in the NFL

After hearing running back LeSean McCoy and wide receiver DeSean Jackson claim why they were let go from the Philadelphia Eagles only confirms that head coach Chip Kelly made the right choice.  “The relationship was never really great,” McCoy said. “I feel like I always respected him as a coach. I think that’s the way he runs his team. He wants the full control. You see...
Via Football By Football
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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