Share this article

print logo

[BN] Blitz Bills newsletter: What to know for Friday, Sept. 15

One of the Bills' unsung heroes from Week One was linebacker Ramon Humber, who made a team-high 12 tackles and played a big role in coverage as the Jets threw 39 times.

Could Humber be another Bill who sheds the "special-teamer" tag, a la Lorenzo Alexander?

Of course, Alexander said.

"There's certain guys that you know when you play with, you're like, 'he's probably just a teamer.' But then there's other guys like, 'this dude can ball no matter what.' He's one of those guys that we trust," Alexander said. "We're not out there like, ‘oh, that's a weak link.’ That's Ramon. We know he's got it. He's going to lock it down."

Speaking of players the Bills will need contributions from... How about tight end Charles Clay? He'll be a big factor in whether Tyrod Taylor can consistently deliver, Kimberley A. Martin wrote.

Say what? Mike Tolbert remains motivated by being told by Carolina's former GM that his play had "deteriorated."

[BN] Blitz Podcast: Vic Carucci and Jay Skurski talk Sean McDermott's return to Carolina, facing Cam Newton, LeSean McCoy and more.

Mailbag: You're going to want to hear this Kyle Orton story.

Thursday night game: The Texans beat the Bengals last night, 13-9, as Deshaun Watson won his first game as a starter. He had an electrifying 49-yard touchdown run just before halftime but did little through the air. The Bengals still haven't scored a touchdown.

Bills lack homegrown talent: The Bills have the fewest of their own draft picks on the roster, Mark Gaughan wrote. Only 16 members of the team got to Buffalo through the draft. The Bengals lead the way at 40.

Debate: Jay Skurski listed the Bills' three most indispensable players, and LeSean McCoy wasn't No. 1.

Roster move: The Bills added CB Greg Mabin to their practice squad Thursday after cutting him to add Jelani Jenkins. The Bills also hosted a dozen players for tryouts.

LSU is football's top talent-producing school, a News analysis found: LSU and Alabama both had 39 alums on NFL Week One rosters, but LSU had more starters. Ohio State, USC, Florida and Clemson were next.

Hear from Carolina broadcaster: Chuck Howard, formerly of Buffalo's Channel 4, joined the Daily Drive podcast.

Around the NFL: John Ross to make NFL debut; Odell Beckham returns to practice

There are no comments - be the first to comment