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What's the opposite of robust? A long-running joke about the Buffalo Bills has been about their much-heralded "robust football analytics operation," a phrase used by Russ Brandon in 2013 to indicate grand plans to bring a progressive and aggressive approach to football. Five years later, the Bills have blown it up. The Bills last week dismissed director of analyti…

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Kyle Williams isn't the only player who will make his playoff debut after a long NFL career of suffering without. Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Paul Posluszny also will see his first postseason action Sunday at Everbank Field. "That's what we do it for," Posluszny said, "just for a chance to go for a championship." Buffalo Bills fans quickly…

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Ding, dong The Drought is dead. "It's galvanizing, it's encouraging, it's positive," said Bills Wall of Famer Steve Tasker of the Buffalo Bills' ending the most frustrating chapter of their 58-year history. "The city makes the playoffs," Tasker said. "The football team just represents it. It's just a great feeling for everybody in the region. I think it's been so lon…

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Trust the process, they said. This time will be different, they said. I'm not ready to say Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott and General Manager Brandon Beane aren't advancing the cause, but they've fielded a team that's performing as woefully as any of the franchise's previous incarnations. Forget the .500 record. Buffalo over the past three games has been poor …

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Hello, my name is Tim G., and I'm a Process-aholic. It has been almost 18 years since I last saw a Bills playoff game, but now I can see my way out of this dark tunnel. Maybe the Bills won't return to the postseason this January, but for the first time since thinking 2002 fourth overall draft choice Mike Williams would be a foundation block, I have serenity. Grant…

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Don't blame Tyrod Taylor for Sunday's loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. No, he wasn't perfect. But the Buffalo Bills could be 5-0 if they had better receivers, or maybe if they used them at all. The Bills are in better shape than we expected. They enter their bye week tied atop the AFC East at 3-2, same as the New England Patriots and New York Jets. They hung tough …

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The Bills are playing the best football in the AFC East right now. They are a good team.” – Michael Lombardi, The Ringer.   “It's time to start paying attention to the” Buffalo Bills’ defense. “Their strong performance against ATL is not a fluke. They've been solid all year.” – Bucky Brooks, NFL Network.   “Sean McDermott. Now that's a coach.” – Adam Schein, CBS Spor…

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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…

Rex Ryan's return to the Meadowlands didn't live up the hype. Regardless, his Buffalo Bills were victorious over the New York Jets. That's the only thing that matters. The Bills beat Ryan's former team, 22-17, to move a half game ahead of the Jets in the AFC East and wild-card standings. Bills backup safety Bacarri Rambo, of all people, was the biggest difference-maker.…

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BALTIMORE – There comes a time in Aaron Maybin’s artistic process when he needs to scrutinize his canvas. ¶ In a cluttered, paint-splattered studio – on the first floor of his three-story row house in the city’s gentrified Canton neighborhood – Maybin will pace this way and that. He will squint, cock his head, even climb halfway up the staircase in search of a fresh perspe…

They say moving can be the most stressful time in a person's life. C.J. Spiller knows this now. He has been back in Orchard Park this week, packing up five years of Buffalo Bills memories before starting his new job with the New Orleans Saints. "I thought it would be a smooth cleanout," Spiller said Thursday morning at a Tim Hortons around the corner from Ralph Wilson St…

INDIANAPOLIS -- Chan Gailey's two-year break from the NFL ended earlier this offseason when he was hired as offensive coordinator of the New York Jets. During his press conference inside Lucas Oil Stadium at the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine, new Jets coach Todd Bowles explained why Gailey was the right man for the job. “Chan’s been a good coach in college as well as pro foo…

Six weeks ago, Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone expressed confidence that defensive tackle Marcell Dareus had straightened himself out. Marrone benched Dareus for the first quarter of the penultimate game after arriving late to team meetings. The very next day, Dareus showed up late again and got benched for the first half of the season finale. "I'm sure that he was disa…

When the Buffalo Bills fiddled with the idea of keeping two kickers a couple years ago, the general manager needed to coax the head coach into it. That won't be the case for their successors this year. Bills GM Doug Whaley and coach Doug Marrone are not only open to keeping two kickers, but they also might already be leaning that way. "Distinct possibility, yes," Whaley …

The Buffalo Bills are open to offering sanctuary for players with checkered pasts. That's something to keep in mind after the Philadelphia Eagles released three-time Pro Bowl receiver DeSean Jackson today. Jackson is a vested veteran and can be signed by any team immediately. He doesn't need to go through waivers. Less than hour before the Eagles released him this aftern…