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By hiring Brian Daboll as his new offensive coordinator, Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott was out to get more than someone to help revive the team's stagnant offense. McDermott also wanted a vital coaching component for developing a rookie quarterback the Bills are likely to select in the draft, as well as bringing the best out of any other QB on the roster. …

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Practices began Monday for the East-West Shrine Game in Florida. Here are some players for Bills fans to watch courtesy of Dan Shonka of Ourlads.com who is among the members of the game's selection committee. Jake Wieneke, WR, South Dakota State: Four-time All America selection and winner of the Doris Robinson Award, given to an FCS player who excels in the classroom…

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You have Buffalo Bills questions that you submitted to me via Twitter @viccarucci. I have answers: I think the bills should go all out to sign Cousins and use all the picks on major needs? Concur? — Joe Zanghi (@jvzanghi) January 11, 2018 Vic Carucci: I can't say I necessarily hate the idea. Paying Kirk Cousins top-end quarterback money, easily above $25 millio…

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It's easy to get hung up on the quarterback position, to make it the be-all, end-all of whatever the Buffalo Bills do during the coming months. The Bills, themselves, have done plenty to help create such thinking, even though their public stance is that they're still "evaluating" what to do about Tyrod Taylor and the rest of the roster. Make no mistake, however. The …

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Here are how my five takes before the Buffalo Bills' 10-3 wild-card playoff loss against the Jacksonville Jaguars worked out: 1. Ride that emotional wave that began in Miami all the way through Jacksonville. Nope. The Bills actually seemed to come into this game pretty flat. They had good support from a vocal turnout of thousands of fans in the c…

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Enjoy this free sample of the extensive Bills coverage available on BNblitz.com. To subscribe, visit BNblitz.com. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – They deserve credit, for sure. They were nobody's pick to make the playoffs. They were on everybody's list to be one of the NFL's prime tankers. For that reason, alone, Richie Incognito was well within his rights to express a bit of p…

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Enjoy this free sample of the extensive Bills coverage available on BNblitz.com. To subscribe, visit BNblitz.com. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Here's a breakdown of the Buffalo Bills' 10-3 wild-card playoff loss against the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday at EverBank Stadium. Fun while it lasted: The Bills' season is over. The team far exceeded expectations with its 9-7 record a…

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Here are my five takes on the Buffalo Bills' wild-card playoff game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Everbank Field Sunday: 1. Ride that emotional wave that began in Miami all the way through Jacksonville. The Bills did more than simply receive a postseason berth last Sunday. They ended a 17-year playoff drought in the most dramatic fashion possible. Minut…

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When the Bills run: No LeSean McCoy is a scary thought for the Bills. If the Jaguars have a weakness defensively (Buffalo coach Sean McDermott says they don’t), it would be stopping the run. Jacksonville allowed 116.3 rushing yards per game in the regular season, which tied for 21st in the NFL. Stopping the combination of Marcus Murphy and Mike Tolbert is obviously prefera…

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Enjoy this free sample of the extensive Bills coverage available on BNblitz.com. To subscribe, visit BNblitz.com. MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – There was a lot of praying and hand-holding. Sweat mixed with tears. Joy and anxiety were being woven together as the drama continue to build. All eyes focused on the 32-inch TV screen hanging on the wall at one end of the visitor's …

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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Here are how my five takes before the Buffalo Bills' 22-16 victory against the Miami Dolphins worked out: 1. Take control early to promptly extinguish any incentive the Dolphins might have. Semi-check. The Bills did the taking control early part. They scored a touchdown, on a 26-yard pass from Tyrod Taylor to tight end Nick O'Leary, on their ope…

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Enjoy this free sample of the extensive Bills coverage available on BNblitz.com. To subscribe, visit BNblitz.com. MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – Here's a breakdown of the Buffalo Bills' 22-16 victory against the Miami Dolphins Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium ... and the end of the team's playoff drought. It's over! After 17 years, the dreaded playoff drought is a thing of the pas…

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1. New England Patriots. Do they really need as much officiating help as they've received the past two weeks? (1) 2. Pittsburgh Steelers. They don't seem all that fired up about pursuing remote chances for home-field advantage. (2) 3. L.A. Rams. The NFL's best story should continue with a strong postseason run. (4) 4. Philadelphia Eagles. They're still winning, bu…

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Here are my five takes on the Buffalo Bills' game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium Sunday: 1. Take control early to promptly extinguish any incentive the Dolphins might have. The Bills did exactly that when the teams met on Dec. 17 at New Era Field. They built a 21-6 halftime lead that was enough to keep them pretty much in control for the rest…