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Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski has served as an editor and reporter at The Buffalo News since 2009. In addition to the Bills beat, he also writes a local golf column and strives to be a single-digit handicap.


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Nathan Peterman's the kind of guy who can find the upside to a trip to the DMV. So it should come as no surprise that the Buffalo Bills' quarterback can look back on what most would consider a disastrous rookie season and put a positive spin on it. "Absolutely. Every opportunity, every practice, every game is a great learning opportunity for me," he said. "Definitely…

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The drought is dead. The Buffalo Bills finally ended a 17-year postseason dry spell, leading to mass celebrations, six-figure charitable donations and hope that, finally, the team is on the right path under the leadership of General Manager Brandon Beane and coach Sean McDermott. Before attention turns squarely to planning for 2018, though, here is one final look bac…

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It’s not fair to hang the Buffalo Bills’ offensive shortcomings entirely on quarterback Tyrod Taylor. That was the message from General Manager Brandon Beane on Monday, as the Buffalo Bills conducted their season-ending press conference. "We're not satisfied with the whole offense,” Beane said. “And it wasn't just about Tyrod. There's a lot of hands in the cookie jar…

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Now that the 2017 season is over, the Buffalo Bills can begin to wrestle with an annual riddle: Who’s going to play quarterback next year? Three years of Tyrod Taylor have produced middling results for the passing game. Buffalo has finished 28th, 30th and 31st in total passing since Taylor became the starter in 2015. He’s started 43 of 48 regular-season games over that …

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue sent a tweet Sunday night that appears to accuse Bills left guard Richie Incognito of making racist comments. Incognito wears No. 64 for the Bills, who were eliminated from the playoffs with a 10-3 loss to the Jaguars at EverBank Field. The hash tag used in Ngakoue's tweet makes reference to the bullying sca…

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — LeSean McCoy was in no mood to talk about the future Sunday. "I live now, in the moment," he said after the Buffalo Bills were eliminated from the playoffs with a 10-3 loss to the Jaguars at EverBank Stadium. "The moment is we could have won this game." McCoy did his part, rushing 19 times for 75 yards and catching six passes for 44 yards while p…

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Kyle Williams has not made any decision regarding his playing future. The Buffalo Bills' veteran defensive tackle accomplished a career goal by playing in his first postseason game Sunday, and the sting of a 10-3 loss overshadowed any talk about his future. Williams' contract will expire in March, and it's still to be determined if he wants to retur…

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Grading the Bills RUNNING GAME: B LeSean McCoy gutted through an ankle injury to rush 19 times for 75 yards. He’s tough on top of being talented. Quarterback Tyrod Taylor gained 27 yards on seven carries, the last of which left him with a concussion when his head slammed to the turf after a 2-yard scramble on the Bills’ final drive. Backup running back Mike Tolbert r…

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Kyle Williams has not made any decision regarding his playing future. The Buffalo Bills' veteran defensive tackle accomplished a career goal by playing in his first postseason game Sunday, and the sting of a 10-3 loss overshadowed any talk about his future. Williams' contract will expire in March, and it's still to be determined if he wants to return for a 13th season –…

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – My observations from the Bills’ 10-3 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars that eliminated the team from the AFC playoffs. 1. Tyrod Taylor got outplayed by Blake Bortles. That’s a tough thing for Bills fans to read, but it’s true. With the Bills needing their quarterback to make a play, it never came. The penultimate chance for the offense started with 3…

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – LeSean McCoy will play Sunday for the Buffalo Bills against the Jacksonville Jaguars. McCoy was not among the inactives released by the team late Sunday morning after being listed as questionable for the game with an ankle injury suffered last week in Miami. The news wasn't as good for rookie linebacker Matt Milano, who will not play because …

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This is not meant to be a complaint, but rather a humorous story to start your Saturday morning. My flight to Jacksonville on Friday night was delayed a couple hours in Detroit. No big deal. It happens this time of year with air travel in the Northeast, and it could have been a lot worse with what people in New York and Boston are going through. Once we did get on th…

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It’s a good thing Kyle Williams didn’t hear Zay Jones this week. If he did, the Buffalo Bills’ veteran defensive tackle’s red beard probably would have turned gray. “Yeah, man, I've never missed the playoffs!” Jones, the Bills’ rookie receiver, said with a smile at his locker. His comment wasn’t meant to minimize the 17-year playoff drought that fans have endured …

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The wait is almost over. A day short of the 18-year anniversary of the Music City Miracle, the Buffalo Bills make their long-awaited return to the postseason Sunday when they visit the Jaguars at EverBank Field. Here's all you need to know for the game, plus five things we'll be watching for: • TV: CBS. Announcers: Jim Nantz (play by play), To…

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The architects are different, but the blueprints they’re working off remain the same for the Buffalo Bills. A strong running game and a defense that depends on taking the ball away will be the keys to an upset victory Sunday for the Bills in their first playoff game in 18 years. That’s a vision that was laid out on March 10, 2015, the day the team officially acquired ru…