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Unless the Bills find a better answer at the quarterback position, new offensive coordinator Brian Daboll will “wind up like the dozen saps who preceded him, as the most unpopular man in town,” writes The Buffalo News’ Jerry Sullivan for BNblitz. Daboll’s five Super Bowl rings as an assistant in New England don’t guarantee success in Buffalo, Sullivan argues, noting the…

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Brian Daboll, the Bills’ new offensive coordinator, had obvious reasons to come to Western New York: he’s a graduate of St. Francis High School, for one thing, and he crossed paths with head coach Sean McDermott in 1997, when Daboll was a coach and McDermott a player at the College of William & Mary. But the Tuscaloosa News reported that there could have been an…

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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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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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Welcome home, Brian Daboll. "A football coaching career that has included stops with the best of the best, the New England Patriots and University of Alabama, has brought Daboll full circle as the St. Francis High School graduate Sunday was named the new offensive coordinator of the Buffalo Bills," Vic Carucci writes in his introduction to a coach with whom many in West…

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What does J.P. Losman have in common with Johnny Manziel? Other than disappointing football fans in the Rust Belt, they are two of the five quarterbacks drafted with the No. 22 pick this century. The Bills hold the 21st and 22nd overall selections in the 2018 draft, and while they could package those picks to move up for a quarterback, here's a sampling of the quality o…

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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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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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Richie Incognito, the Buffalo Bills’ newly embattled Pro Bowl guard, “has to be gone” from the team if “there’s a shred of truth to accusations that he made racially insensitive comments to a Jacksonville player,” writes The Buffalo News' Jerry Sullivan, whose latest column argues that Incognito has “forfeited all benefit of the doubt on such matters” because of his prior …

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Monday was locker cleanout day for Bills players following the playoff loss in Jacksonville. There was an air of optimism from those who spoke with reporters before leaving the facility. The absence of Richie Incognito was conspicuous, however, after Jaguars lineman Yannick Ngakou reiterated his claim that the Bills' guard directed racial slurs at him during Sunday's ga…

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"Well, it was fun while it lasted, a giddy, magical lead-up to a playoff game, a week for donating to Andy Dalton's foundation and connecting with the guys from the drought," is how Jerry Sullivan opens his epitaph on this Bills' season. "There's no cause for tears. They went as far as anyone could have imagined, sneaking into the playoffs for the first time in 18 years…