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The Philadelphia Eagles' use of run-pass option plays was one of the storylines of their Super Bowl-winning season. It was not a storyline of the Buffalo Bills' 2017 season. The Eagles ranked No. 1 in the NFL regular season by using RPOs on 181 plays (17 percent), according to Pro Football Focus. The Bills called only 20 RPOs, which amounted to 2 percent of their …

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Rick Dennison appears to be remaining in the AFC East. The former Bills offensive coordinator is expected to be hired by the New York Jets as run game coordinator/offensive line coach, according to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter. Dennison worked with new Jets offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates when the two were in Denver. Dennison lasted one season with th…

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The New York Jets have reached out to former Bills offensive coordinator Rick Dennison about a position on the coaching staff, the New York Daily News reported Wednesday. Dennison has worked with new Jets offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates with the Denver Broncos. The report does not indicate what type of role Dennison is being considered for. The Bills ranked 22n…

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The Buffalo Bills' passing offense was not quite as bad in 2017 as it was during the J.P. Losman and Trent Edwards eras. That's the most upbeat spin we can come up with in assessing the Bills' ability to throw the ball this year. It's remarkable the Bills made the playoffs in spite of the pass offense, given some ignominious lows it hit, such as: The Bills 176.6…

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Brian Daboll comes to Buffalo with an extensive NFL resume, mostly in various roles with the New England Patriots. But he also has been an offensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns in 2009-10, the Miami Dolphins in 2011 and the Kansas City Chiefs in 2012. Here are some notable numbers, but consider that Daboll worked with quarterbacks Brady Quinn, Derek Anderson…

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Tyrod Taylor's passing numbers declined in each of the last two seasons following a quality first year in Buffalo, but the Bills' turnover at offensive coordinator certainly didn't do him any favors. Taylor had three offensive coordinators in the last three seasons, and will have a fourth in 2018 if he is retained this offseason. Taylor's tenure began with Greg Roman…

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Whether it was a lack of execution or play-calling that fluctuated from painfully conservative to strangely aggressive, offensive coordinator Rick Dennison’s only season with the Bills was tumultuous. The team parted ways with him Friday. Here are five situations that had observers scratching their heads: 1. Against the Jets in Week 9, the Bills were trailing 7-0…

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The Bills fired offensive coordinator Rick Dennison on Friday. The reactions on Twitter from fans and some media were clear that Dennison's departure was a needed change. https://twitter.com/SeazyCeaz/status/951860311358885888 https://twitter.com/greggabe/status/951858253562040320 https://twitter.com/Bills_Mafia/status/951859225424285697 https://twitter.com/…

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The Bills have fired offensive coordinator Rick Dennison. A replacement has not been named. The team said it was not planning to make coach Sean McDermott available to discuss the change. "I am proud to be a part of a group that worked so hard and did something that hadn't been done in a long time," Dennison told The Buffalo News, which was the first to report the…

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If the Bills move on from offensive coordinator Rick Dennison this offseason, they'll have plenty of options to replace him, Vic Carucci wrote. One of the more interesting names on the market is Mike McCoy, who was reportedly coach Sean McDermott's first choice last season before he signed with the Broncos. But the Broncos fired McCoy during the season. Also of note is …

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The drought is dead. The Buffalo Bills finally ended a 17-year postseason dry spell, leading to mass celebrations, six-figure charitable donations and hope that, finally, the team is on the right path under the leadership of General Manager Brandon Beane and coach Sean McDermott. Before attention turns squarely to planning for 2018, though, here is one final look bac…

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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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The Buffalo Bills were eliminated from the playoffs in Sunday's 10-3 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Here are the five biggest questions facing the team in the offseason: 1. What do they do at quarterback? Ready for another round of Should the Bills Bring Back Tyrod Taylor? The Bills have another decision to make this offseason regarding their quarterback, who led …

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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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Grading the Bills RUNNING GAME: B LeSean McCoy gutted through an ankle injury to rush 19 times for 75 yards. He’s tough on top of being talented. Quarterback Tyrod Taylor gained 27 yards on seven carries, the last of which left him with a concussion when his head slammed to the turf after a 2-yard scramble on the Bills’ final drive. Backup running back Mike Tolbert r…