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Let’s all try to remain civil, even though these number-crunching blowhards keep begging for the abuse. Even though their analytics-based criticisms of Josh Allen border on disrespecting your family. Even though these clowns wouldn’t know a real leader if George Washington himself stepped into the huddle. They’d be too busy whining about the way he cut down some cher…

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CLEVELAND – The NFL can be unforgiving for teams that struggle to score. The Buffalo Bills are a classic example. Sure, they have a 6-3 record, which qualifies as a successful season so far. But look harder and you see a major flaw that showed itself, once again, in their 19-16 loss against the Cleveland Browns. "Everybody knows that you have to score more than 16…

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Tre’Davious White was quick to cast aside any talk of a man-to-man showdown with Odell Beckham Jr. on Sunday. “Obviously, it’s not going to come down to a one-on-one matchup,” the Buffalo Bills’ best cornerback said after Thursday’s practice. “It’s going to be a team thing. I feel like if we go out there and play well as a team, as a great defense together, I feel like …

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Here are my five takes for Sunday's game between the Buffalo Bills and Cleveland Browns at First Energy Stadium. 1. The Browns' desperation could spell trouble. Despite their 6-2 record, the Bills have no reason to be complacent. They have struggled through most of their games, and have flaws that have been exposed in every phase. The Browns, who were a popular pi…

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J.C. Tretter and his fiancée are getting married in late February. The beginning of the month was off limits, in case the Cleveland Browns advanced to the Super Bowl. “We definitely had to leave the dates open,” Tretter said. But these days, the former Akron High School star and Browns starting center isn’t thinking about much beyond playing his hometown Buffalo B…

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When Phil Simms thinks of Buffalo and its all-consuming relationship with the Bills, he isn’t reminded of a typical NFL market. “Playing there is more like a college atmosphere,” said Simms, who spent 15 seasons quarterbacking the New York Giants and has had a lengthy career as a football analyst, mostly with CBS Sports. “In other words, everybody is just so, so passionat…

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This season of HBO's training camp series "Hard Knocks" featuring the Cleveland Browns might have special interest to Buffalo Bills fans for multiple reasons. After all, former Bills starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor is now considered the Browns starter, former Bills coach Gregg Williams is the Browns defensive coordinator, new Bills receiver Corey Coleman was just acqu…

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The mailbag is loaded this week with questions about the offensive line, tight end Charles Clay, the Sabres' big trade ... and even my slow-pitch softball team that is an absolute juggernaut. Without further ado ... Paul DuBourt asks: Jay, it’s early, but is it concerning that the O-line seems to be getting handled at each practice? Love our defense and I think it will…

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New Cleveland Browns quarterback Tyrod Taylor took some extraordinary steps to take the lead in becoming a team leader for a team and fan base desperate for a winner. Taylor, who is making a guaranteed $16 million this season, footed the bill for several his teammates to meet in Los Angeles for high-intensity workouts in July. He wanted to get as many teammates together…

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No. 1 overall NFL Draft pick Baker Mayfield has had glowing things to say about his Cleveland Browns teammate Tyrod Taylor, calling him an "unbelievable" mentor. Taylor has been named the Browns' starter by coach Hue Jackson and while Mayfield hopes to compete for playing time, he said he values what the veteran former Bills quarterback has shown him thus far. Intere…

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Baker Mayfield was selected No. 1 overall by the Cleveland Browns in last month's NFL Draft, but he insists that he did not know he would be selected in that spot until he heard from Browns General Manager John Dorsey. Mayfield said Thursday on Sirius XM Radio that he thought the Browns would select Josh Allen if they did not select him. Allen, of course, was selected b…

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During a segment on ESPN's NFL Live outside AT&T Stadium in Texas – site of Thursday night's NFL Draft – former Bills coach Rex Ryan was analyzing the quarterbacks expected to be among the top picks. The Bills figure to be a team looking to trade up in order to select one of the highly ranked prospects. Ryan said the Bills need to be aggressive and lauded Bills o…

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What will the Bills do Thursday night with the 12th overall pick? Bills beat writers Jay Skurski and Vic Carucci read the Draft Meter on the likelihood of these players landing in Buffalo. The meter reading goes from 1 (least likely) to 10 (most likely). Sam Darnold, QB, Southern California Jay: He’s a personality match to Bills coach Sean McDermott, but more than th…

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It won’t be hard to find the Buffalo Bills on TV this fall. Tune in at 1 p.m. Sunday from September through December, and there they’ll be for 15 of their 16 games. Outside of one appearance on Monday Night Football, the Bills are scheduled during the early games every other weekend – of which five of the first seven are on the road. It’s the type of schedule that’s ref…

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If you believe the popular pre-draft literature, the Buffalo Bills ought to draft the quarterback with the biggest arm so he can throw the ball through our miserable weather. "Because the Bills’ QB will need to navigate Western New York winters, they roll the dice on (Josh) Allen’s cannon versus the touch and accuracy of Josh Rosen," Yahoo! Sports wrote. Allen is "bu…