There may not be a more scrutinized job in Buffalo than starting quarterback of the Bills. Tyrod Taylor recognizes this but rarely shares his true feelings on the position he has held for nearly three years now. “He has always been reserved, an only child who grew up to be more of a listener than a talker,” Kimberley A. Martin explained in her profile of Taylor. “To some, he may seem standoffish. But in truth, he’s just guarded.”
Taylor let his guard down during a sit-down interview this week, discussing his haters, his motivators, the “unfair” standards that mobile, African-American quarterbacks are held to, and why, as Martin wrote, “he isn’t wasting energy trying to convince you that he belongs.”
More insight from Tyrod: Did you know the Bills players call each other by their middle names? What are Taylor’s thoughts on some Bills fans calling for rookie Nathan Peterman to replace him? How much was he influenced by Michael Vick? Where does his impeccable fashion sense come from? Martin shared these nuggets and more from her one-on-one conversation with Taylor.
On TV today: With the Bills on a bye, these are the games being broadcast locally.
Sports Talk Sunday: Watch Vic Carucci, Jerry Sullivan and Bucky Gleason analyze the state of the Bills season at 10 a.m. today on WGRZ. Here’s a preview of the show.
Inside the NFL: “The NFL should feel very uncomfortable about billionaire Tillman Fertitta explaining why the $2.2 billion he recently spent to purchase the Houston Rockets was better than making the same investment for an NFL team,” Carucci wrote in his weekly column.
Mailbag: Is it crazy to think the Bills could win four of their next five games? Why hasn’t the coaching staff given Ryan Groy a look at right guard? Is scheme or execution to blame for the offensive line’s struggles? Carucci answers those questions and more.
Bills Backers: Separated by eight blocks on the north side of Chicago, two bars that cater to distinctly different crowds are connected by dedicated Bills fans.
Restaurant recommendations: Lorenzo Alexander asked the #BillsMafia where he should eat dinner on Friday night. Some fans offered sincere suggestions. Because it’s Twitter, others took the opportunity to make a joke.
Stats Wizard: Random facts and figures from this season and Bills history.
Fantasy tips: Who to start and who to sit in Week Six.
Trivia: Who was the last Bills player to block a field goal?