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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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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – A significant deadline on the NFL calendar arrived Monday. Jan. 15 is the last day for college football underclassmen to declare for the year's NFL Draft. While the official number of players who did just that won't be released by the NFL until Friday, the league's official website has kept a running tally on players who have already made their in…

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – One of them owns or shares 37 program records at his university. Another one is the only three-time captain in the storied history of Ohio State football. The last one put up 7,955 yards in just two seasons, along with 70 touchdown passes. So, yes, the quarterbacks for the East team as part of the Shrine Game this week have some impressive c…

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They were together for only one season, yet Scott Chandler saw plenty from Brian Daboll that convinced him he was an exceptional football coach. Chandler admired the fact Daboll not only had a thorough understanding of how to tutor tight ends — the position he guided when Chandler played it for a final season in the NFL with the New England Patriots in 2015 — but that h…

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Brian Daboll's coaching history suggests he will know what to do with a franchise-caliber quarterbacking talent, should the Buffalo Bills acquire one. The new Bills' offensive coordinator was part of the gold-standard NFL passing offense in his most recent stint as a New England Patriots assistant from 2013 to 2016. That makes him well-versed in the precision, possessio…

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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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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. Follow The Buffalo News on Facebook to watch the show live. The broadcast will also be available at the bottom of this post after the show begins. http://buffalonews.com/2018/01/15/jerry-sullivan-two-weeks-later-a-bigger-nfl-mir…

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Column as I see 'em, Championship Week: It has long been a custom, once the Bills' season is done, to view the NFL playoffs through a Buffalo prism. This year, for the first time in 18 seasons, we had to wait a week because the Bills actually made it into the field. But when the Vikings' Stefon Diggs scored that last-second touchdown to beat the Saints early Sunday e…

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The Buffalo Bills hired St. Francis grad Brian Daboll as their new offensive coordinator Sunday, two days after firing former offensive coordinator Rick Dennison. Daboll comes to Buffalo with an extensive NFL resume, which includes work with the New England Patriots, Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins and Kansas City Chiefs. Daboll also served as Alabama's offensive coordina…

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Brian Daboll spent one season at Alabama and helped the Crimson Tide win a national championship. Daboll was named the Bills' offensive coordinator Sunday. Here is what some of the current Alabama players had to say about him during the season: Back Bo Scarbrough: "Daboll treats us like grown men. That's the thing that I like." Quarterback Jalen Hurts: “He has a g…

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In this edition of the Daily Drive Podcast, Paul Peck and Kevin Sylvester from Buffalo Sports Page discuss the Bills hiring Brian Daboll as offensive coordinator. Rundown 0:00 McDermott finds a local guy 3:05  Resume is good, but we don't know if he'll be good 5:03 Beane needs to get Daboll a QB 6:05  Impressive list of coaches Daboll has worked under …

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By Des Bieler NFL teams that make the playoffs for the first time in nine years don't generally fire their head coaches, especially after those teams actually win a game in the playoffs. Yet that is what happened Monday, as the Titans parted ways with Mike Mularkey, who had produced winning seasons in each of his two full years at the helm in Tennessee. Adding to the…

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By now you have seen the amazing walk-off touchdown that the Minnesota Vikings scored to beat the New Orleans Saints in a thrilling NFC divisional playoff game Sunday. The play was immediately dubbed the "Minnesota Miracle." But for football types, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said after the game that the team referred to the play as "Buffalo Right Seven Heaven." Giv…

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There was plenty of crowing in the Jacksonville Jaguars' locker room Sunday after their win against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Jaguars are playing up that they are being slighted and their organization has been treated like a laughingstock. That takes us to former Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus, who was traded to the Jaguars in the days before the trading deadl…