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The Bills hired Brian Daboll as offensive coordinator to replace Rick Dennison, whose stint in Buffalo saw the Bills' passing attack rank near the bottom of the league. What impact will that have on how the Bills would develop a rookie quarterback? If the Bills draft a quarterback this year, it won't be Daboll drilling the rookie passer on fundamentals, Vic Carucci wrot…

The Bills hired Brian Daboll as offensive coordinator to replace Rick Dennison, whose stint in Buffalo saw the Bills' passing attack rank near the bottom of the league. What impact will that have on how the Bills would develop a rookie quarterback? If the Bills draft a quarterback this year, it won't be Daboll drilling the rookie passer on fundamentals, Vic Carucci wrot…

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Rocker Jon Bon Jovi said Wednesday in an appearance on "The Howard Stern Show" that he would not have moved the Buffalo Bills if his bid to purchase the team in 2014 had been successful. Bon Jovi also confirmed that Donald Trump, who was in the running for the team, organized a smear campaign against Bon Jovi's group to try to bring down the asking price. That story was…

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Fans just keep paying it forward. Bills fans donated to Andy Dalton's and Tyler Boyd's foundations after their late touchdown helped the Bills get into the playoffs. Now Bengals fans are following up with something similar, donating to the charity of Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles after his team knocked the Steelers – the Bengals' division rivals – out of the playoffs. …

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New Bills offensive coordinator Brian Dobell recently spent four years with the Patriots. Mark Gaughan says that means "when the Bills get the kind of QB they want, look for Daboll to emulate a lot of staples from the Patriots' passing attack." That includes a lot of pre-snap decision making, attacking the flats, and pivot and option routes to the middle of the field, G…

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Make no mistake: The Buffalo Bills made the playoffs in 2017 in spite of their offense. Not because of it. Since division realignment in 2002, only four teams made the playoffs while averaging fewer yards per play than the 2017 Bills (4.79), and only five teams got in while scoring fewer points (18.9 per game). We could continue going through similar stats in most other…

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Canisius’ hockey program reached a milestone in mid-December by being nationally ranked during the season for the first time ever. The Griffs haven’t won since. Friday night’s 3-0 loss to American International stretched their winless streak to five games and marked their first home shutout since November 2014. AIC scored once in each period and freshman goalie Stefa…

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Tyrod Taylor's passing numbers declined in each of the last two seasons following a quality first year in Buffalo, but the Bills' turnover at offensive coordinator certainly didn't do him any favors. Taylor had three offensive coordinators in the last three seasons, and will have a fourth in 2018 if he is retained this offseason. Taylor's tenure began with Greg Roman…

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If the Bills move on from offensive coordinator Rick Dennison this offseason, they'll have plenty of options to replace him, Vic Carucci wrote. One of the more interesting names on the market is Mike McCoy, who was reportedly coach Sean McDermott's first choice last season before he signed with the Broncos. But the Broncos fired McCoy during the season. Also of note is …

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This was a rebuilding year for the Bills, and they still managed to end their marathon playoff drought. That should be celebrated. Sean McDermott had his cake and ate it, too. But the team has a number of issues to address, and the Bills' decision-makers know that. "We have a long way to go, we really do," General Manager Brandon Beane said Tuesday at his season-ending …

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If the Bills move on from quarterback Tyrod Taylor this offseason, left tackle Cordy Glenn will have the highest cap hit on the team at $14.45 million. That's a large commitment to a player who was limited to six games in 2017 and was adequately replaced by rookie Dion Dawkins. That leaves the Bills in a bit of a conundrum. They paid Glenn handsomely in a 2016 extension…

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Bills veteran defense tackle Kyle Williams will weigh retirement this offseason after ending the Bills' playoff drought in his 12th year with the team. But if he wants to continue playing, the Bills would welcome their captain back with open arms. "Yeah, I mean, who doesn’t love Kyle Williams? I got nothing but positive things to say about Kyle," Bills general manage…

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Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane acknowledged Tuesday that the team has plenty of ammunition to trade up in the draft if they so choose, adding "we’ll go where we need to go to get the right players." All eight of the Bills' 2018 draft picks come in the first five rounds. That includes two picks in the first round — 21st and 22nd overall — and two in the seco…

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Buffalo Bills' vice president of player personnel Brian Gaine will reportedly interview Tuesday for the Houston Texans' general manager vacancy, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport added that Gaine is the favorite for the position. The Bills hired Gaine from the Texans in May. General manager Brandon Beane said at the time that…