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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…

Tyrod Taylor played well. So, too, did Sammy Watkins. As nice as that was to see over the three series the Buffalo Bills' starters played Thursday night, preseason games tell us more about the backups. We begin to learn how the coaches truly view their depth chart. We get a glimpse of who can be counted on if there's an injury. In that case, the two Bills who stoo…

PITTSFORD - He's only 5-foot-7 and 163 pounds but could probably run through a brick wall. Jordan Burroughs didn't stand out in stature on his visit to Buffalo Bills training camp, but his resume might even top LeSean McCoy's for most decorated on the field Monday. Burroughs won a wrestling gold medal at the 2012 Olympics and has three world championships to his name. H…

PITTSFORD - We've reached double digits in days here at St. John Fisher College, with the Buffalo Bills' preseason opener only three days away. Sean McDermott makes his in-game head-coaching debut Thursday at 7 p.m. when his team hosts the Minnesota Vikings at New Era Field. Until then, the Bills trudge away in the heat, working through offensive kinks and defensive inj…

PITTSFORD - There are inevitable adjustments in the works from Buffalo's offensive cornerstones, Tyrod Taylor, LeSean McCoy and Sammy Watkins, each adjusting to a new offensive scheme under first-year offensive coordinator Rick Dennison and new head coach Sean McDermott. Each has their own individual challenges as well, starting with Taylor, who has vowed to make smarte…

What I learned from my summer trip to Washington D.C.: Covering the most powerful people in the world looks easier than covering the NFL. When I arrived at the Capitol to report on Michael Caputo's July 14 hearing before the House Intelligence Committee, I filled out a basic questionnaire and was given my daily press pass. I was told my credential allowed me almost a…

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…

Bills offensive coordinator Rick Dennison met with the media for the first time Thursday since being added to Sean McDermott's coaching staff. Here are his thoughts on incumbent starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13gmLW5Xg1g&feature=youtu.be The video was produced by News photographer James P. McCoy. http://buffalonews.com/2017/03/1…

WHEATFIELD – Chad Kelly slept on the basement floor Thursday night. No NFL team selected him in the first round of the NFL Draft. Although expected, he underscored his circumstance with a reminder that his pro career won't merely start from the ground up, but from the subterranean. "I wanted to feel what it was like at the bottom," Kelly said. "I could've slept in …

For many Americans with hair that's turning gray, their first vivid sports memory - that first nostalgic instant to come out of the childhood haze - is some glittering moment: Mickey Lolich wins three games in the World Series for the Detroit Tigers, or Wilt Chamberlain leads the Lakers to a National Basketball Association title after a monumental playoff showdown with Kar…

Q: Just take us through some of the specifics of how you arrived at this decision. A: Well, really, I go back to the process and the methodical approach that we have been taking since day one back in January. We’ve looked, really, at every option and explored every opportunity, at this time, available to us and we just feel like this was the best move for the Bills at t…

When I mentioned at Doug Whaley's hapless post-mortem news conference his Bills had been up against the 2016 salary-cap wall, Whaley shot back with a "well, actually" they would be between $10 million and $30 million under the cap this offseason. That might sound like a lot of money. But the Bills enter free agency with the most expiring contracts in the NFL and perhaps…

There's an old journalism saying: If your mom tells you she loves you, be sure to confirm it with a second a source. I mention this because social media can be a bad mother this time of year, a nexus of sports rumor-mongering and bad scoops invented by pranksters. The NHL trade and the NFL franchise-tag deadlines are Wednesday. The NFL Scouting Combine, one of footba…

New Bills coach Sean McDermott spoke on the phone with Tyrod Taylor Thursday and met with the quarterback for a few minutes before his introductory press conference Friday at One Bills Drive. "Fine young man," McDermott said. "I remember going against Tyrod a little bit in the preseason, I’ve watched him in crossover tape, so I know the skill set, I know what he bring…