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Sean McDermott has been a little busy over the past month or so, so he hasn't had much time to evaluate all the players around the NFL. But the Bills' first-year head coach can't imagine anyone playing better defense than Jerry Hughes has over the first quarter of the season. "He's been phenomenal," McDermott said. "He's been coming off the ball. He's been doing the lit…

"We're nowhere close to where we want to end up. I think everybody feels the same way, that we have a long way to go.  We know how hard we worked to get to this point, and I know that's not going to change now." Eric Wood said those words on a Wednesday six years ago. The Bills were 3-0, coming off a rousing home win over the Patriots. They were the talk of the NFL. Ry…

News Sports Reporter Tim Graham's radio show airs from 4 to 6 p.m. today on 1270 The Fan and here at BNblitz. News Sports Columnist Jerry Sullivan will join Tim and co-host Mike Rodak of ESPN.com during the first hour. Brad Riter of TrendingBuffalo.com will be in studio for the duration of the show.   Listen to archived episodes and subscribe to "The Tim…

Sean McDermott sounded banal and bland as always, reciting the same lines we’ve come to expect every time he steps behind the podium. It’s a process. Trust the process. Focus on the process. Originality certainly is not his calling card. Witty banter isn’t really his forte. But while his predictability oftentimes bores me, there was something differen…

Buffalo News Sports Columnists Bucky Gleason and Jerry Sullivan discussed the Bills’ big win in Atlanta during their weekly radio show on 1270 The Fan on Monday. Bucky: "The last time I had this feeling was 05-06, with the Buffalo Sabres." Sully: “It seems finally what they have here is real competent leadership.” Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com joined the show …

Column as I see 'em, Week Four: On the day he traded Sammy Watkins and Ronald Darby, General Manager Brandon Beane grew indignant when it was suggested that the Bills were tanking. Beane said giving up was not in his nature, and that it was possible to build for the future while also being competitive in the present. It was easy to be skeptical that day. But by Sunda…

Feeling good Bills fans? Of course you are. Why wouldn’t you? Your team is off to its best start since 2011, and in the first four weeks of the season has turned the “tank” chatter into talk of a legitimate playoff run. Impressive. But don’t expect head coach Sean McDermott to publicly partake in your merriment. In fact, I can almost promise you that he’…

Listen to News Sports Columnists Bucky Gleason and Jerry Sullivan on their weekly radio show from 4 to 6 p.m. today on 1270 The Fan and here at [BN]blitz. Bucky and Sully will discuss whether the Bills are legitimate contenders now after beating the defending NFC champions on the road and pulling ahead in the AFC East. Follow The Buffalo News on Facebook to watch t…

Did we learn Sunday the Buffalo Bills have their own LaVar Ball? We certainly know Robert Jones, father of rookie receiver Zay Jones, was a far more accomplished athlete than Lonzo Ball's blowhard daddy. But Robert Jones, while in Mercedes-Benz Stadium to watch the Bills play the Atlanta Falcons, went after media and fans from his @robertjonesLB55 Twitter account for…

Strange, this Buffalo Bills season. A month before the season began, after the Sammy Watkins and Ronald Darby trades, general manager Brandon Beane found himself answering questions about throwing in the towel on 2017. Buffalo fans still sporting argument scars over the 2014-15 Sabres broke out their old debate points for this year's Bills. What we've learned the …

Enjoy this free sample of the extensive Bills coverage available on BNblitz.com. To subscribe, visit BNblitz.com. ATLANTA – Sean McDermott laughed, as most of the Bills did when the question was posed to them afterward. What if I told you this was the team's biggest road win since the Super Bowl days? "I'd say hold your horses a little bit," McDermott said after …

Grading the Bills RUNNING GAME: C+ It’s not at the level we have come to expect after the last two seasons, but the Bills ran the ball better than they have the last two weeks. LeSean McCoy went for 76 yards on 20 carries, while Mike Tolbert added 31 yards on eight rushes. The long run between the two of them was just 8 yards, though. The 19-play drive that spanned…