The Bills fired offensive coordinator Rick Dennison on Friday.
The reactions on Twitter from fans and some media were clear that Dennison's departure was a needed change.
Linebacker Lorenzo Alexander
Q: Are you trying to pick up where you left off next year?
A: I mean, that’s the plan for me. Obviously, the organization has to make a decision on whether or not they want to keep me and then once that happens, I have to earn my right back on this team. Until, obviously, March, the league year is not over so I’ll still be coming up here,…
Here are the people pictured in the 1999 Bills team photo:
Front row: Steve Christie, Doug Flutie, Chris Mohr, Alex Van Pelt, Rob Johnson, Jeremy McDaniel, Henry Jones, Manny Martin, Daryl Porter, Antowain Smith, Kurt Schulz, Donovan Greer, Antoine Winfield, Ken Irvin;
Second row: Chris Dickson (offensive quality control), Max Bowman (assistant to the head coach/tigh…
If the Bills beat Miami on Sunday, Sean McDermott will be the fifth Bills coach to have a winning record in his first season with the team. The Bills would finish 9-7.
The last time that happened was in 2004 when Mike Mularkey's team went 9-7.
Here is the list:
Lou Saban went 7-6-1 in 1962.
Joe Collier went 9-4-1 in 1966.
Wade Phillips went 10-6 in 1998.
Here are the updated NFL playoff scenarios going into the final week of the regular season, courtesy of the NFL:
CLINCHED: New England – AFC East division title and first-round bye
Pittsburgh – AFC North division title and first-round bye
Jacksonville – AFC South division title
Kansas City – AFC West division title
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (12-3) (vs. Ne…
Bills coach Sean McDermott
Q: Why the punt on fourth and one, down seven?
SM: Yeah, just we went for it earlier in the game on fourth down and didn’t get it. The game was close at that point and wanted to come away with points early in the fourth quarter there. I think it was a seven-point game. I wanted to come away with points. Obviously, it didn’t turn out.
Earlier this season in the Buffalo Bills game at Cincinnati, a fan threw a beer at Bengals-turned-Bills receiver Brandon Tate.
Then, weeks later, a Bills fan threw a beer on the New Orleans Saints' Mark Ingram during a touchdown celebration.
Last week in Pittsburgh, New England Patriots center David Andrews was leaving the field when a cup of coffee was thrown his wa…
Offensive Coordinator Rick Dennison
Q: Coach, how much of the playbook did you have available to you once you had to go to Joe [Webb] yesterday?
A: Well, the game-plan got diminished when we started the game. It was a little harder to do some of the things footing wise, and just execution wise. We started with some motions, we even tried to throw those out because [o…
Opening Statement: Alright, we’ll open it up to questions.
Q: Where are you with the quarterback situation, starting with Tyrod [Taylor] and then where Nathan [Peterman] is?
A: I’ll start it with Tyrod: Tyrod has made progress over the last couple of days. That’ll be a day-to-day thing as we move forward into this week. Anything more than that right now would be prem…
BILLS COACH SEAN McDERMOTT
Opening Statement: Alright. Hopefully everybody’s dried out a little bit here. I’m going to get it started with just, again, appreciation with the fans sticking it out to support us through this type of weather. Buffalo weather, right? Good to get a win at home. Again, appreciation and a thanks, big time thanks, to all the people that contribu…
The Colts last visited Buffalo in 2015 in the season opener. The result was a 27-14 Bills victory. The game-time temperature that day was 56 degrees with 15 mph winds.
That is not exactly what will face the Colts on Sunday.
While Colts coach Chuck Pagano tried to simulate what the elements might be like by practicing outside Thursday and also having music played to h…
RB LeSean McCoy
Q: I’m not sure how many times you’ve gone up against Frank Gore, opposite side of the field, obviously. What’s it like to be at least going up against him – like caliber, a guy like that in what could be your last outing?
A: Yeah, well I’m a big fan of Frank. We’re solid, first, so we’re pretty good. I’ve been watching him for a long time before the …
Quarterback Tyrod Taylor
Q: What’s up QB1?
A: Not much.
Q: Obviously you’re happy about the decision, but has this week kind of just been a blur for you? Has it been a crazy week for you?
A: It’s been an interesting set of days but it’s the National Football League. You’ve got to be prepared for anything and focus-wise, you can’t let things break your focus. Like…
Bills coach Sean McDermott addressed the media Wednesday as the Bills began to prepare for the Chiefs.
Opening statement: Okay, we’ll go ahead and open it up to questions.
Q: Who is your starting quarterback Sunday?
A: Tyrod Taylor will be our starting quarterback this Sunday.
Q: Any reason for that Sean? What was the explanation for it?
A: Well, it’s the ri…
With two trades in the last few days, the Bills added a draft pick from Jacksonville in the Marcell Dareus deal and then sent two draft picks to Carolina to acquire wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin.
The Bills continue to have a number of picks at the top of the draft, even after sending a third-rounder (and a seventh-rounder) to Carolina for Benjamin.
The third-round pi…