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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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One way to catalyze a culture transformation within a sports franchise is to pretend the previous regime didn't exist. The Buffalo Bills continue to airbrush previous General Manager Doug Whaley out of the picture like the Russians did Nikolai Yezhov in the 1930s. That really important secret-police commissioner photographed next to Joseph Stalin? He's not there anym…

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It's time for the Buffalo Bills' "dress rehearsal." The third preseason game of the season is the big one for NFL teams, when the starters play into the second half and the competition for jobs nears conclusion. "Just overall, you want the roster to take shape, and the team to take shape, and we’re getting there," Bills coach Sean McDermott said this week. "What ha…

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Six times during an interview that lasted less than 2 minutes Tuesday, Reggie Ragland reiterated the same phrase. "I've got to keep getting better," the Buffalo Bills' linebacker said, over and over again, when asked about the trade rumors that have swirled around him. "That don't bother me. God going to put me where he need me to be," Ragland said. "Right now I'm wi…

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While it must bolster Jim Kelly's ego to know he has been irreplaceable for 20 years, he'd rather watch another quarterback take his Buffalo Bills back to the playoffs. Snow falling on a frigid January afternoon, a miserable opponent and Bills fans going bonkers for their boys ... That's what Kelly and Super Bowl teammates Thurman Thomas, Bruce Smith and Steve Tasker…

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Three games into last season, BuffaloBills.com posted a story lauding General Manager Doug Whaley's roster-building acumen. The story declared Whaley was "awfully close" to "building a roster that can perennially compete for the postseason and championships." An examination of all 32 NFL rosters reveals Whaley has constructed the Bills in contradictory fashion, relyi…

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Right on schedule, weeks before Christmas, the Buffalo Bills' season is over. Now it's time for the finger pointing and politicking at One Bills Drive. Western New York's most tiresome winter pastime is upon us, and this episode could be more blustery than normal. Reports fluttered Sunday like the snowflakes around New Era Field, where the Pittsburgh Steelers left…

It's five down, two to go for the Buffalo Bills in regards to signing draft picks. The team reached an agreement with second-round linebacker Reggie Ragland on Tuesday. The Alabama product was taken with the 41st overall selection, which the Bills traded up for by sending the No. 49 pick and two fourth-round draft choices to the Chicago Bears. Ragland won the 2015 South…

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1. First it was "all in," the hokey, uninspired new slogan of the Buffalo Bills that was force-fed to fans as a way of showing them "this year will be different, we promise." Now, the team's PR machine has turned its attention to how much winning the team's first three draft picks did in college. Sure, Clemson's Shaq Lawson, Alabama's Reggie Ragland and Ohio State's Adolph…

Bucky and Sully

"Sports Talk Sunday" rolled on without Bucky Gleason, with The News' Bills beat reporter Vic Carucci stepping into his host seat, alongside Jerry Sullivan and Adam Benigni. Heather Prusak and Jonah Javad, both of WGRZ, popped in for a segment apiece. Here are the major topics from Sunday's show, which aired originally at 11:30 p.m. May 1 on WGRZ-TV. The season is expected…

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With the fallout at Ole Miss, maybe Laremy Tunsil can leave behind that gas mask. In the days leading up to the NFL draft, we wondered if quarterback Chad Kelly had any regrets about returning for his senior season. Quarterbacks almost certainly were to be taken first and second overall. Draft analysts hyped others from a supposedly weak QB class as potential first-round …

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With the fallout at Ole Miss, maybe Laremy Tunsil can leave behind that gas mask. In the days leading up to the NFL draft, we wondered if quarterback Chad Kelly had any regrets about returning for his senior season. Quarterbacks almost certainly were to be taken first and second overall. Draft analysts hyped others from a supposedly weak QB class as potential first-round …

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The Buffalo Bills were prepared to take Reggie Ragland with the 19th pick in the first round of the NFL Draft. So when he was still there at the end of the first round Thursday night, General Manager Doug Whaley got to work, calling each team at the top of the second round looking to move up to make sure the Alabama linebacker landed in Buffalo. Eventually, Whaley found …

Bills

The Buffalo Bills were prepared to take Reggie Ragland with the 19th pick in the first round of the NFL Draft. So when he was still there at the end of the first round Thursday night, General Manager Doug Whaley got to work, calling each team at the top of the second round looking to move up to make sure the Alabama linebacker landed in Buffalo. Eventually, Whaley found …