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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 …

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One of the most misused terms in this great language of ours is "first annual." There is no such thing. If an event is the first of its kind, it can't be annual. If the plan is to make it annual, the word to use is inaugural. That way, if a comet crashes into earth and we never make it to the "second annual," at least we went out with proper grammar. With that out of…

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Nathan Peterman isn’t one for comparisons, which is probably a good thing, because there have been some doozies out there. Type “Nathan Peterman Tom Brady” into Google and one of the first videos that pops up is of ESPN NFL draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. explaining how Peterman could have “Brady-esque potential.” Now would be a very good time to tap the brakes. Comparin…

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President Trump on Saturday took time during his commencement address at Liberty University to welcome Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly. "I want to recognize a friend who is here with us today, who can serve as an inspiration to us all," the president said. "Someone who doesn’t know the meaning of the word 'quit.' A real champion. A true champion. Both o…

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Sean McDermott wasted little time Friday in seeing what he's got during the first day of the Buffalo Bills' rookie minicamp. The head coach lined up cornerback Tre'Davious White and wide receiver Zay Jones -- the team's first- and second-round draft picks last month -- across from each other for one-on-one drills. Game on. "It was intentional, yeah," McDermott sai…

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Halfway through his first news conference Friday after he was introduced as general manager, Brandon Beane made a point to say there would be no football czar with the Bills moving forward. He stressed the idea of a group effort to get this woebegone franchise turned in the right direction. Bills fans who had been longing for one man to serve in the highest capacity of …

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The connection between Brandon Beane and Sean McDermott goes well beyond the six years they spent working together with the Carolina Panthers, when Beane was part of the front office and McDermott was defensive coordinator. They forged a strong bond that came from climbing up through the ranks of the NFL from the very bottom rung as interns -- Beane going from the commu…

Plenty has been made of Sean McDermott's wrestling career since he took over as coach of the Buffalo Bills. Owner Terry Pegula has mentioned on multiple occasions how impressed he was with McDermott's prep grappling record, which included a pair of national championships. So it's only natural that wrestling became a topic Friday when Brandon Beane was introduced as the Bi…

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By Wade Phillips with Vic Carucci This is the second of three excerpts from the book, Son of Bum: Lessons My Dad Taught Me About Football and Life, by Wade Phillips with Vic Carucci. The Bills started to lose some of the major pieces of those Super Bowl teams when Jim Kelly and our center, Kent Hull, retired after the 1996 season. We didn’t have anyone who came cl…

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The Buffalo Bills interviewed four candidates before landing on Brandon Beane as their next general manager. On Friday, owner Terry Pegula explained how that process played out. Co-owner Kim Pegula, team President Russ Brandon and coach Sean McDermott were involved in the search. "When we started this process, we -- Kim, myself, Russ was involved, and others -- we pu…

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Here's our team's reaction after new Bills general manager Brandon Beane met with Buffalo media for the first time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2r5xNVMKrQY&feature=youtu.be The video was produced by News photographer James P. McCoy. https://buffalonews.com/2017/05/12/watch-highlights-brandon-beanes-press-conference-bills-gm/ https://buffalonews.com/2017/05/…

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New Bills general manager Brandon Beane met with Buffalo media for the first time Friday, along with team owner Terry Pegula. Here are the highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVvM5TqWV9Q&feature=youtu.be The video was produced by News photographer James P. McCoy. https://buffalonews.com/2017/05/12/watch-teams-takeaway-new-bills-gm-brandon-beanes-press-conf…

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This is the space on the internet where I, Buffalo News writer Tim Graham, am supposed to supply my most scalding of blistering-hot takes minutes after Bills GM Brandon Beane's introductory news conference. I'm paid for this. So I will dig deep into the coals within my boiler and belch pure fire: There's still no way to be sure Beane will be any good at his job. B…

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The results ultimately will determine his success or failure, but I'll say this much about Brandon Beane: He came across as more competent and professional in 30 minutes Friday than anybody else has in recent memory. You would have to reach back the days under late GM John Butler for normalcy. Beane presented himself as someone who has been around every facet of running…

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New Buffalo Bills General Manager Brandon Beane provided a glimpse of the blueprint that he and coach Sean McDermott plan to put in place for the team during Beane's introductory news conference Friday. "The long-term vision is to build a consistent winner here, sustained success," Beane said. The No. 1 goal? "Win the division," he said. Beane acknowledged that…