The Buffalo Bills' unveiled their hilariously restrictive new media policy Tuesday morning.
Timing being everything that it is, the team showed its keen sense of the moment – rolling it out just hours before reporters were to attend the second spring practice. In true #OneBuffalo spirit, that rivals the Sabres announcing a ticket-price increase on Fan Appreciation Day.
Predictably, reaction to the Bills' new policy that would make North Korea proud has been overwhelmingly negative among both media members and fans.
Here is just a sampling of some of the better tweets about Western New York's professional football team:
A Bills quarterback with a jersey number that is the square root of 25 threw a football that missed its intended target.
— Mike Rodak (@mikerodak) May 24, 2016
This would get you shot in Buffalo https://t.co/swHQGtpUlH
— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) May 24, 2016
Bills are dropping a lot of passes and screwing up assignments across the board today. Go on, prove me wrong.
— Ray Ratto (@RattoCSN) May 24, 2016
— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) May 24, 2016
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) May 24, 2016
Bills don't want reporters doing their jobs. https://t.co/8ndVeqFSUy
— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) May 24, 2016
Ridiculous. No reporter should adhere to this nonsense. Bills media: Text me INTs, drops, etc. I'll tweet them https://t.co/1nuXH7OnV3
— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) May 24, 2016
@JoeBuscaglia is this tweet allowed??
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 24, 2016
#Bills come up with perhaps the single dumbest media policy I have ever seen. Seriously.
— Jason Cole (@JasonColeBR) May 24, 2016
Keep wasting time crafting dumb policies that have nothing to do w/drafting good players & winning football games...https://t.co/dV1EcvRALD
— Louis Riddick (@LRiddickESPN) May 24, 2016
NFL teams think they are the CIA. It's amusing. They also think they own the reporters. https://t.co/MCcv8boxtb
— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) May 24, 2016
Yes, the Bills are encouraging reporters not to report on dropped passes during practice... https://t.co/IRu8ngrNC7
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) May 24, 2016
I think I had more access to Donald Trump's rally a few weeks ago than I have to Bills practice today https://t.co/46XOoG79f2
— Matthew Fairburn (@MatthewFairburn) May 24, 2016
— Mike Catalana (@MikeCatalana) May 24, 2016
— Brent Axe (@BrentAxeMedia) May 24, 2016