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Bills rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman's poor performance in his debut on Sunday was the primary topic of discussion for News sports columnists Bucky Gleason and Jerry Sullivan during their weekly radio show Monday night on 1270 The Fan. Sully: "I felt by game time, I was really against this move and I felt like I middled it too much during the week. We did try to go …

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The concept made sense before the season began, back when Sean McDermott and Brandon Beane were still punching One Bills Drive into their GPSs while knowing little about Buffalo's long and disturbing sports history, back when short-term expectations were low but long-term optimism was high. In theory, the idea of trying to win now while planning for the future was logic…

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Column as I see 'em, Week 12: When Sean McDermott was hired by the Pegulas last January, the move was quickly embraced by Bills fans. McDermott's greatest virtue was that he wasn't Rex Ryan. He came without the bluster, and he was sure to repair a defense that had gone to pieces in Rex's two years in Buffalo. But with the Bills mired in an ugly three-game losing stre…

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After the Buffalo Bills shocked the Atlanta Falcons in Week 4, LeSean McCoy had a message as the media came into the team's locker room. "Y'all picked us to lose, right?" he shouted. "Come talk to the winners!" McCoy and the Bills knew expectations for the team were low. They were more than ready to play the "nobody believed in us" card. As the Bills kept winning, ev…

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Enjoy this free sample of the extensive Bills coverage available on BNblitz.com. To subscribe, visit BNblitz.com. CARSON, Calif. — Sean McDermott had just suffered the worst embarrassment of his coaching life. So of course, he reacted as any self-respecting coach would. Asked how in the world he could go back to Nathan Peterman, McDermott said he needed to watch the…

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Grading the Bills RUNNING GAME: B LeSean McCoy put up some ridiculous numbers – 114 yards rushing on just 13 carries. His 37-yard run followed by a 27-yard touchdown in the first quarter showcased his abilities. If there was a silver lining, I guess that would be it. Tyrod Taylor scrambled for 38 yards to help the final numbers look good. Travaris Cadet showed a pu…

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Nathan Peterman's first college start for Tennessee, after he replaced healthy starter Justin Worley, was a complete disaster. The redshirt freshman completed four passes for 5 yards and two interceptions and tore a ligament in his thumb on his passing hand in a 31-17 loss to the University of Florida. Peterman was inconsolable afterward before putting his performance i…

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Enjoy this free sample of the extensive Bills coverage available on BNblitz.com. To subscribe, visit BNblitz.com. CARSON, Calif. — The move couldn't have blown up in Sean McDermott's face any worse if he had stuck his head in the annoying cannon that they set off in the corner of the end zone after every Chargers score. McDermott said it was a calculated risk to pu…

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CARSON, Calif. – Well, that was something, wasn’t it? What does rock bottom look like, exactly? Here are my 10 observations from the Bills’ unbelievable, 54-24 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. 1. The Nathan Peterman Era could not have gotten off to a worse start. The rookie quarterback was intercepted four times – FOUR – in the first 17 minutes of the game. T…

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There was a lot of conversation on ESPN NFL Sunday Countdown about the Bills' decision to bench Tyrod Taylor in favor of rookie Nathan Peterman in advance of Sunday's game at the Los Angeles Chargers. Former Bills coach Rex Ryan was among those who weighed in and said he did not understand why the switch was made, and why now. https://twitter.com/espn/status/93226988…

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CARSON, Calif. — Sean McDermott is no dummy. He considered appearances when he was thinking of switching quarterbacks. The Bills coach knew he would seem to be deflecting attention from his defense, which had been dominated in two straight games. "I did," McDermott said Friday. "I looked at everything. You know by now I'm thorough in my approach. I'm a methodical deci…

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Relentless is the best way to describe Chad Hall. The Buffalo Bills’ 31-year-old offensive assistant coach is in his first season on the job. He landed it the same way he carved out a four-year playing career as a 5-foot-8 wide receiver with the Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs. With persistence. Hall first met Bills coach Sean McD…

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Back in August, some Bills fans objected when I compared rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman with Trent Edwards. The delusional ones preferred to fantasize about Peterman becoming the next Tom Brady. But people will be thrilled if Peterman channels Edwards in his debut as an NFL starter on Sunday against the Chargers. Ten years ago, Edwards got his first start a week aft…

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Perhaps no game illustrated the NFC's vast superiority over the AFC this season better than the one played at New Era Field last Sunday. The New Orleans Saints' 47-10 mugging of the Buffalo Bills was a display of physical dominance not often seen in the NFL. When you're able to run with the authority the Saints did in producing 298 yards and six touchdowns — e…