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Anthony Lynn never bought into the hype. While the idea was pushed that the former interim coach of the Buffalo Bills was a “virtual lock” to get the permanent job at the end of the 2016 season, Lynn said this week that thought never crossed his mind. “At the end of the season, you're interviewing for jobs,” he said this week. “You're talking with your agen…

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Former Bills coach Rex Ryan has transitioned to a job as an analyst for ESPN and says if he's done with coaching then "so be it." But like most former coaches, Ryan isn't closing the door on the possibility of walking the sideline again. "You have to be open to any possibility," Ryan told NFL.com. "It's got to be the right situation, because I'm happy where I'm at. B…

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Hello, my name is Tim G., and I'm a Process-aholic. It has been almost 18 years since I last saw a Bills playoff game, but now I can see my way out of this dark tunnel. Maybe the Bills won't return to the postseason this January, but for the first time since thinking 2002 fourth overall draft choice Mike Williams would be a foundation block, I have serenity. Grant…

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ATLANTA – A half dozen members of the Buffalo Bills continued their silent protest during the national anthem Sunday before the game against the Falcons. Running back Mike Tolbert, cornerback Shareece Wright, wide receiver Kaelin Clay, running back Taiwan Jones and defensive tackles Cedric Thornton and Jerel Worthy knelt while the song was played. They were joined by …

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Chris Hogan conspiracy theorists may have had it right after all. The latest story from ex-Bills coach Rex Ryan involves what he perceived as a major screw-up: Letting wide receiver Chris Hogan get away in free agency. The fact that he was poached by the rival Patriots only added insult to injury. A quick recap: Hogan was a restricted free agent after the 2015 season…

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The Buffalo Bills’ playoff drought has nothing to do with new General Manager Brandon Beane and head coach Sean McDermott. They have not been a part of 17 straight years of failure. Don’t tell that to McDermott, though. “I’m a part of that. When I signed my name to the dotted line, I became a part of that 17-year time period,” he said this summer. “I’m …

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The Buffalo Bills insist they’re focused on the 2017 season – even if everyone else is looking ahead. With six picks in the top three rounds, and a possible avenue to acquire even more, the 2018 draft will likely determine the success or failure of Brandon Beane and Sean McDermott in Buffalo. If the team’s general manager and head coach can nab a franchise quarter…

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Are the Bills in full tank mode, merely fair to middling, or ready to shock the world and surge into playoff contention? There is plenty of grist for that conversational mill elsewhere in The Buffalo News’ NFL Preview section, as well as on talk radio, the nearest Twitter and Facebook feeds, and at better barstools everywhere. But sometimes we need to break out of th…

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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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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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What we see in the preseason easily could be rationalized and justified and washed away by the mere fact these exhibitions don't count in the standings. The real games are a month away. There's time to make strategic corrections, to coach up those players. Sean McDermott isn't willing to make excuses when it comes to penalties, even in the preseason. There were far too m…

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Darryl Talley was a guest on "The Tim Graham Show" premiere in September. We had him back for Wednesday's season finale to ponder what we've learned about his Buffalo Bills over the past nine months. Most of the significant developments happened over the last trimester. Rookie coach Sean McDermott's influence surged at One Bills Drive, leading to the departure of Gen…

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Doug Whaley bucked the trend of fired Pegula Sports and Entertainment executives remaining silent about their performances. Whaley was a guest Monday on SiriusXM NFL Radio and was gracious about his departure. He took the blame for not getting the job done in his seven years with the Bills, four as GM. Whaley reduced the problem to his failure to find a franchise qua…

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Football fans have been interested to see what kind of broadcast analyst Rex Ryan will be. Bills fans wish it would have happened sooner than this, but he reportedly is expected to make his real-game debut on one of TV's biggest stages, opening week on "Monday Night Football." As always seems the case with Ryan, the game will have a gimmicky feel to it. Sports Illust…

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What pills these new Buffalo general managers are. They sat in front of the cameras and droned on about infrastructure and collaboration and character and the process and my goodness ... When will one of these guys make a trade already? The Pegulas apparently have forsaken entertainment and are out to bore us. At introductory news conferences Thursday and Friday, we …