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Audie Murphy was as triggered in Ramatuelle as Buffalo sports fans are these days. Sorry if you need to research that reference. I've spent the past four weeks looking up when stats were this bad for the Buffalo Bills. You can take a few seconds out of your postgame hangover to humor me. What doesn't take a Google search to understand is that Buffalo's offense has be…

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A week after a disturbing and inexcusable loss – following a bye week – to an otherwise lifeless New York Giants team, the very least the Chiefs might have been expected to do against Buffalo on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium was demonstrate what an aberration that was. This was the time to make a stand and seize some redemption and a reset for the stretch. Instead, the…

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BILLS COACH SEAN McDERMOTT After three bad games, your defense played tremendously today. Can you speak to that? “Well our run defense to start, we will start there. I thought our run defense was outstanding. I thought we played fundamentally good football and that is a credit to the hard work the guys have put in, the coaches included. It starts up front and then you g…

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In the aftermath of the Bills' 16-10 victory against the Kansas City Chiefs, the elephant in the room was the quarterback situation. After getting enough from Tyrod Taylor for the Bills to get a victory, coach Sean McDermott was asked whether the win proved that he erred in having Nathan Peterman start last week against the Los Angeles Chargers. Peterman threw five inte…

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Chiefs coach Andy Reid met with the media in Kansas City on Friday. Here is what he said: OPENING STATEMENT: “As far as the injuries go, the guys, and they’ll be listed as out, are Dee Ford and Terrance Smith. Everybody will be up and ready to go. We look forward to the challenge of playing Buffalo. We know they’re a good football team. Our guys had a good week of pract…

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The Buffalo Bills' defenders will have their minds full in preparing for the Kansas City offense this week. Chiefs head coach Andy Reid is the master of misdirection. His offense is heavy on shifts, motion, bunch formations and fake-action opposite the actual direction of the play. The idea is to make the defense play slower. "It's a lot of deception," said Bills …

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The Bills visit the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. The Chiefs are coming off a 12-9 overtime loss to the New York Giants and have lost four of their last five. http://buffalonews.com/2017/11/20/what-he-said-bills-coach-mcdermott-on-qb-situation-building-for-future-injury-updates/ Coach Andy Reid spoke to the Kansas City media on Monday afternoon. Here is a transcript:…

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Nathan Peterman's first starting assignment will be knotty. The Buffalo Bills are switching to their rookie quarterback for a road game. Three hours away, no less. Ten-year veterans have trouble adapting to playing in the Pacific time zone. Peterman must prepare for the Los Angeles Chargers in four days, one of which will be spent on an airplane. One of the most s…

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The value of rest and recuperation for football players during a long NFL season is hardly a new idea. Marv Levy was a leading proponent of the concept during his great run as Buffalo Bills coach, and it wasn't a new idea for Levy back then. He started to embrace the philosophy in the 1950s, when he used to travel the country attending football clinics run by legendary …

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – In the Carolina Panthers' locker room this week, players floated all the diplomatic balloons about seeing Sean McDermott again. For sure, the Panthers miss their old defensive coordinator, but they're thrilled with successor Steve Wilks and the rest of the staff. Why, of course, they're looking forward to saying hello to McDermott on Sunday, when hi…

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Sean McDermott and Brandon Beane were given funzo questionnaires for the Buffalo Bills' 2017 media guide. Favorite movie, best concert attended, biggest pet peeve, last book read and so forth. The Q&A's were conducted separately, but they produced a striking parallel. In response to "biggest obstacle overcome," they gave the same answer. "Breaking into the NFL…

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Not all of the interviews and research about Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott made it into my feature about him. Here are my favorite surplus items from "the process." Bills crew, assemble Through a long interview in June at the end of Bills minicamp, McDermott seemed to get most animated when I asked him what it was like, after years of imagining about it, what…

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Sean McDermott was a coaching prospect, strolling the Philadelphia Eagles' practice facility with two wise assistants who owned whistles older than he was. He walked alongside defensive coordinator Jim Johnson and offensive coordinator Rod Dowhower, seven decades of NFL and college coaching experience between them. McDermott, known for continuously sopping every ounc…

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Mornings won’t be quiet at the Buffalo Bills’ training camp this summer. Not nearly as quiet as the last two years, at least, when Rex Ryan’s routine was all about easing into each day – and pretty much everything else. At around 4:30 a.m., Sean McDermott will already be in the gym, going through his intense daily workout. By 7:30, the entire team will be gathered fo…

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As long as the Cleveland Browns are in the NFL, and they should be thankful there's no relegation system, Buffalo Bills fans have a reason to feel superior. Of the world's pathetic sports organizations, the Browns are among the most absolutely pitiful. Since they were resuscitated in 1999, they've had 15 seasons with six or fewer victories. The Browns won a single ga…