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The day after minicamp ended last month, Brandon Beane and Sean McDermott sat down for what’s become an annual meeting with beat reporters covering the Buffalo Bills. The idea behind the session, which is organized by Derek Boyko, the team’s vice president of communications, is twofold. No. 1, it gives reporters a chance to get materials together for articles previewing…

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Sean McDermott hasn’t been shy about making changes to his coaching staff during his two years leading the Buffalo Bills. The Bills have made seven changes to their coordinators or position coaches since McDermott took over. That starts with offensive coordinator Rick Dennison being fired after one year and special teams coordinator Danny Crossman being let go earlier t…

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How do the Buffalo Bills replace the leadership of Kyle Williams? Simple answer: They don’t. The veteran defensive tackle’s retirement announcement Friday leaves the team with a hole both on the field and maybe even more so, in the locker room. “I don't think anybody can ever replace Kyle, honestly,” safety Micah Hyde said. “I'm not just saying that because he cam…

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With the Jaguars on an NFL-worst seven-game losing streak, the team fired offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett and benched quarterback Blake Bortles on Monday, hours after a 24-21 loss to the Bills dropped Jacksonville to 3-8 following a 3-1 start. The Jaguars rank 22nd in offense and 16th in rushing this season after ranking sixth and first, respectively, last seaso…

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Grading the Bills RUNNING GAME: B Rookie Josh Allen has wheels. He set a franchise single-game rushing record for quarterbacks, finishing with 99 yards on 13 carries. He had more than 100 yards until a pair of kneel downs at the end of the game. Allen’s 14-yard touchdown run on a designed quarterback draw put the Bills up on the first play of the fourth quarter. He l…

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Everything you need to know, plus what I’ll be watching for Sunday when the Buffalo Bills host the Jacksonville Jaguars: TV: CBS. Announcers: Spero Dedes (play by play), Adam Archuleta (color analyst). Radio: Bills Radio Network. Buffalo-WGR 550 AM; Toronto-Fan 590 AM; Rochester-WCMF 96.5 FM and WROC 950 AM; Syracuse-WTKW 99.5 FM and WTKV 105.5 FM. Announcers: John M…

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Here are my five takes on the Buffalo Bills’ game against the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday at New Era Field: 1. Josh Allen’s return at quarterback presents a bit of a wild card for the Bills. Except for that highly impressive first half at Minnesota, he hasn’t done a whole lot to make Bills fans terribly anxious to get him back from the injury to his throwing elbow th…

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When the Bills run: Finally. That’s what LeSean McCoy had to be saying after cracking 100 yards for the first time this season against the Jets. A change along the offensive line, inserting rookie Wyatt Teller for veteran left guard Vlad Ducasse, seemed to work wonders. The Bills should be at full strength at the position, with Chris Ivory back to face his old team after m…

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Doug Marrone said Blake Bortles will continue to start at quarterback when his Jacksonville Jaguars attempt to snap a six-game losing streak when they play the Buffalo Bills on Sunday at New Era Field, the first time Marrone will return to Buffalo as a head coach. Marrone was the Bills’ coach in 2013 and ’14, when he led the franchise to a 15-17 rec…

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Doug Marrone gathered his Jacksonville Jaguars in the locker room Sunday, minutes after they’d blown a 16-point second-half lead and lost their sixth consecutive game. He didn’t rain fire and brimstone after the Jaguars gave up the winning touchdown with three seconds to play in a 20-16 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. He didn’t call anyone out. His…

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The Buffalo Bills haven’t been shy about pointing out that young players have been getting a lot of work for them in 2018. Coach Sean McDermott mentions it weekly. According to the team’s media-relations department, the Bills rank fourth in the NFL with 33.8 percent of their offensive and defensive snaps being taken by rookies or second-year players. At times this se…

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Here's a great bar conversation to have, courtesy of a tweet from NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah on Friday. "The 2011 NFL Draft class should be a documentary one day," Jeremiah wrote on Twitter. "Seven of the top 11 picks will be Hall of Famers. Cam Newton (1) Von Miller (2) AJ Green (4) Patrick Peterson (5) Julio Jones (6) Tyron Smith (9) JJ Watt (11)." I'm not sold …

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Russ Brandon resigned this week from his position as the president and managing partner of Pegula Sports and Entertainment, which oversees the Bills and Sabres, Tim Graham reported Tuesday. Brandon's resignation follows an internal investigation into allegations of inappropriate relationships with female employees. Brandon, who began his career with the Bills as executi…

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Four years and one day later, Russ Brandon stood Monday at the very same patch of carpet upon which his bucking knees somehow kept him upright. Here, outside the Plaza Ballroom at the Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes Orlando, is where he announced to the world Ralph Wilson had died. "For us to be standing in the exact spot," Brandon said Monday, "is quite su…

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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…