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The bizarre situation involving New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and the Indianapolis Colts' coaching vacancy could have implications in Buffalo. McDaniels accepted the job, was announced as the new coach and a news conference was planned for Wednesday, but on Tuesday night, he backed out and the Colts now need to resume their search. According to multip…

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This week, The Buffalo News will be gauging fan approval ratings for a number of Bills coaches and players. Today, we begin with the coordinators, head coach and general manager. While clearly the Bills are not parting with Sean McDermott or Brandon Beane, consider a vote for stay to be a positive on the approval rating and a vote for go as a negative. Feel free to l…

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The belief from the beginning was that the Buffalo Bills were looking toward 2018 and beyond. All the trades, the unloaded salaries and the accumulation of draft choices signaled an organization building for the future. That the Bills reached the postseason was a bonus, a beautiful fluke that flowed from Cincinnati quarterback Andy Dalton's right…

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Marcell Dareus smiled and knowingly nodded his head while he listened to the question. Did part of him regret not being involved in what the Buffalo Bills experienced Sunday night? His words, however, were dutiful. Dareus replied the way you're supposed to when standing in front of a Jacksonville Jaguars locker stall at Everbank Field, where h…

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The Buffalo Bills' defense has played a bend-but-don't-break style to maximum advantage this season. The Bills' defense closed the regular season ranked 26th in yards allowed and 18th in points allowed. It was 29th against the run and 20th against the pass. Not too impressive. Yet the defense spearheaded the team's drive to a playoff berth. The main statistical ca…

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Offensive Coordinator Rick Dennison Monday, January 1, 2018 Q: For a fair amount of players on this roster, there isn’t playoff experience. As someone who has been in the playoffs, what is kind of your overriding message to at least the guys on offense this week in terms of getting ready for this? A: Well, we have some guys on the staff that have been to the playo…

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Sean McDermott said some of his assistant coaches tried to get some sleep on the plane ride home from Miami on Sunday night. Good luck with that. The party for the Buffalo Bills started in the locker room of Hard Rock Stadium and continued on their Delta charter home after the team’s 22-16 victory over the Miami Dolphins. Coupled with a Cincinnati victory over Baltim…

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Buffalo Bills owner Terry Pegula has publicly added himself to the list of people frustrated about the Kelvin Benjamin overturned touchdown call in Sunday's loss to the New England Patriots. "Everybody I talk to, and they're not Bills fans, they're not necessarily anti-Patriots, but they're all baffled by that call," Pegula said Tuesday in an interview with WGR-550. …

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The Buffalo Bills will be at full strength at quarterback Sunday against the New England Patriots. Coach Sean McDermott said Monday that starter Tyrod Taylor came through the Week 15 win against the Miami Dolphins fine physically. Rookie backup Nathan Peterman, meanwhile, has passed the NFL’s concussion protocol and is expected to practice Wednesday when the Bills begin…

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Defensive Coordinator Leslie Frazier Opening Statement: Good afternoon. 6-2 at home, Kevin [Kearns] was just explaining to me that this was the first time since 1999, that’s pretty impressive. Shout out to our fans who definitely did a great job all season long, supporting us. Yesterday was evidence of it. I know as a defense, we fed off of that energy and it helped us …

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The Buffalo Bills haven’t missed defensive end Shaq Lawson. Depending on if you’re a glass half-empty or half-full kind of person, that can be taken one of two ways. The pessimistic point of view is that Lawson did not produce the way a first-round draft pick is counted on to. The optimistic view is that his replacements, Ryan Davis and Eddie Yarbrough, have capably …

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Offensive Coordinator Rick Dennison Q: Coach, how much of the playbook did you have available to you once you had to go to Joe [Webb] yesterday? A: Well, the game-plan got diminished when we started the game. It was a little harder to do some of the things footing wise, and just execution wise. We started with some motions, we even tried to throw those out because [o…

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Opponents have bulked up and played more physical with the Buffalo Bills' defense the second half of the season. The Bills think they're managing the problem a little better, but the proof will come in the final four games, starting with Sunday's meeting with the Indianapolis Colts. Over the past five games, opposing offenses have used "running personnel groups" on 1…

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OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR RICK DENNISON Q: You seemed pretty creative early on, especially on that opening drive, is it more something an evolution to be more creative and diversify things, especially out the gate? A: I just tried to use all the resources we have, I guess is the way to put it - especially against a group that I’ve played over the years, and they have a t…

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The flight home from Los Angeles provided Sean McDermott and Lorenzo Alexander time for a heart-to-heart talk. The Buffalo Bills’ veteran coach wanted to know from his veteran linebacker how he could be best utilized. “Obviously playing on the edge is one of the things that I've done in the past and I've done the most,” Alexander said Thursday. “Being able to rush th…