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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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General manager Brandon Beane conceded during Tuesday's season-ending press conference that he has some tough, unsentimental decisions ahead as the Bills continue laying the foundation for a consistent winning program. But there's one call that should be easy: Release Richie Incognito. Yes, Incognito is a Pro Bowl guard and one of the presumed leaders on a team that …

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General Manager Brandon Beane and Head Coach Sean McDermott Tuesday, January 9, 2018 Opening Statement, Sean McDermott: Okay. We’ll go ahead and get started. I want to start off by saying a few words and really just reaching out to our fan base and thanking them for their support all throughout the year. [It was an] incredible year and the energy around this city and…

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It’s not fair to hang the Buffalo Bills’ offensive shortcomings entirely on quarterback Tyrod Taylor. That was the message from General Manager Brandon Beane on Monday, as the Buffalo Bills conducted their season-ending press conference. "We're not satisfied with the whole offense,” Beane said. “And it wasn't just about Tyrod. There's a lot of hands in the cookie jar…

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Now that the 2017 season is over, the Buffalo Bills can begin to wrestle with an annual riddle: Who’s going to play quarterback next year? Three years of Tyrod Taylor have produced middling results for the passing game. Buffalo has finished 28th, 30th and 31st in total passing since Taylor became the starter in 2015. He’s started 43 of 48 regular-season games over that …

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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. – Sunday's playoff game was there to be won, but the Buffalo Bills demonstrated they're not quite ready to challenge for anything more than our hearts just yet. Rookie head coach Sean McDermott and first-year General Manager Brandon Beane made progress in establishing a new Bills era. Now we get to watch them try to turn a plucky club into a true cont…

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — LeSean McCoy was in no mood to talk about the future Sunday. "I live now, in the moment," he said after the Buffalo Bills were eliminated from the playoffs with a 10-3 loss to the Jaguars at EverBank Stadium. "The moment is we could have won this game." McCoy did his part, rushing 19 times for 75 yards and catching six passes for 44 yards while p…

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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…

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One of the memories from Sunday's Buffalo Bills playoff loss will be the end of the first half. The Bills had a chance to take a 7-0 lead and had a first-and-goal at the 1-yard line after a penalty. Rather than a running play, the Bills threw a pass in the corner of the end zone to Kelvin Benjamin. He was called for offensive pass interference, moving the ball to the…

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BILLS COACH SEAN McDERMOTT (On the disappointment on a “day like that”) “Yeah, you know, the guys played extremely hard, and, you know, you don’t get anything for the effort in this game. It’s won or lost on the scoreboard. Obviously we need to score more points. I appreciate the fans making the trip like they did down here to support us. Heck of a year. Appreciate how …

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Kyle Williams has not made any decision regarding his playing future. The Buffalo Bills' veteran defensive tackle accomplished a career goal by playing in his first postseason game Sunday, and the sting of a 10-3 loss overshadowed any talk about his future. Williams' contract will expire in March, and it's still to be determined if he wants to return for a 13th season –…

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Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott ended his first season with the organization in a 10-3 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars in an AFC Wild-Card Game. “It hurts right now but I’m extremely proud of our team," he said afterward. "We appreciate all of our fans who traveled for this game, we saw support everywhere. "We've come a long way in a short amount of time, but we …

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – My observations from the Bills’ 10-3 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars that eliminated the team from the AFC playoffs. 1. Tyrod Taylor got outplayed by Blake Bortles. That’s a tough thing for Bills fans to read, but it’s true. With the Bills needing their quarterback to make a play, it never came. The penultimate chance for the offense started with 3…