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This week's Bills Mailbag starts with quarterback talk. Not about Josh Allen, though. It also touches on what the team's draft plans should be, whether it would be wise to take a run at a premier pass rusher and plenty more. Let's dive right in ... 4th and 27 asks: The 2018 Eagles and '19 Titans proved the wisdom of having a quality, experienced backup quarterback to…

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Jordan Palmer had no preconceptions about Josh Allen's development as an NFL quarterback. When Palmer, a former NFL quarterback who became a QB tutor, began working with Allen in preparation for the 2018 NFL Draft, he knew his student had physical qualities that could make him a successful pro. But there was so much Palmer didn't know after Allen's career at the Univ…

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Whenever Andre Reed is around Ed Oliver or Josh Allen or pretty much any current Buffalo Bills player, he knows it's a virtual certainty they'll ask him to reach into the team's past. What were those Super Bowl seasons like? How did those teams get to that level? Why were you able to stay so good for so long? "So I can bring a little bit of that to the team now," Ree…

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It didn’t rise to the level of Wade Phillips benching Doug Flutie for Rob Johnson, but Sean McDermott was still willing to make a rather significant change to his game-day roster heading into the postseason. McDermott played wide receiver Duke Williams against the Houston Texans in an AFC wild-card game earlier this month. Williams had been a healthy inactive for eight …

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HOUSTON – It took a while for the expected showdown between Tre’Davious White and DeAndre Hopkins to heat up. When it did, the Buffalo Bills’ All-Pro cornerback got the early advantage. Eventually, though, the Texans’ All-Pro receiver – and his quarterback – got the last laugh. Hopkins beat White for a 41-yard completion in the fourth quarter Saturday, setting up the…

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The Buffalo Bills ended another long drought Friday. Cornerback Tre’Davious White was named a first-team All-Pro, becoming the first Bills player to do so since defensive tackle Marcell Dareus and defensive end Mario Williams were on the team in 2014. White, in his third season, was selected to the first team along with the New England Patriots' Stephon Gilmore. Gilm…

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Mitch Morse had an interesting description of Brian Daboll this week. The Buffalo Bills’ center was asked about the idea that the team's only true identity on offense is that they don’t have an identity, and what that says about the coordinator. “I think it says he's somewhat of a lunatic, you know what I mean?” Morse said. Um, not exactly. That requires a little …

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Here are my hot reads from the Buffalo Bills' 13-6 loss against the New York Jets Sunday at New Era Field. Hottest topic Now that the Bills have gotten their regular-season-finale/preseason game out of the way, they can turn their attention to what actually matters: The playoffs. The Bills will face the Houston Texans next weekend at NRG Stadium. The Texans became the…

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Sean McDermott did his best to avoid them, but injuries still impacted the Buffalo Bills in their regular-season finale Sunday. The team's head coach chose to sit several starters in a meaningless game against the New York Jets at New Era Field. Cornerback Tre’Davious White, running back Devin Singletary, tight end Dawson Knox and wide receivers John Brown and Cole B…

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The Buffalo Bills are resting starters, after all. Cornerback Tre'Davious White, running back Devin Singletary, tight end Dawson Knox and wide receivers John Brown and Cole Beasley are among the team's inactive players for Sunday's regular-season finale against the New York Jets at New Era Field. All of those players are healthy, meaning coach Sean McDermott is electing…

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When the Bills run: Don’t expect to see a lot of rookie Devin Singletary. That means Frank Gore and maybe even T.J. Yeldon will get the bulk of the work. It would be meaningful if the Bills could get Gore going heading into the playoffs. He’s coming off the first game of his 15-year career in which he did not log a single rushing attempt. Yeldon, meanwhile, has been a heal…

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The Bills have long passed the 7.5 wins that many oddsmakers projected as the team's win total, and that total started at 6.5 many places. With a week to go in the regular season, according to www.BetOnline.ag, the Bills are among 12 teams that went over their projected totals; 16 teams went under; and four are still pending. The Ravens and the 49ers were the biggest…

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Lorenzo Alexander called the Buffalo Bills’ loss to the New England Patriots on Saturday the “same, old story.” “We have to figure out how to make a play when we need to,” Alexander said after his team’s 24-17 loss at Gillette Stadium – a refrain that’s been echoed by too many Bills to count the last two decades. “I know I had a couple chances to do …

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Jim Kubiak has been analyzing the play of the Buffalo Bills quarterbacks for BNBlitz.com. He is the all-time leading passer at Navy, has played in the NFL, NFL Europe and the Arena Football League, and has been a coach and executive in the AFL. He spent eight years as the radio analyst for the University at Buffalo and runs the Western New York Quarterback Academy to help …

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Apparently, there are some things that simply aren't meant to be. The Buffalo Bills beating the New England Patriots is one of them, regardless of any alleged vulnerability the beasts of the AFC East might be showing. "It's frustrating," linebacker Lorenzo Alexander said. He knew he was speaking for more than himself and his teammates and coaches …