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Pro Football Focus senior analyst Billy Moy will be contributing to BNblitz.com all season long. Just last season, the Buffalo Bills' pass defense was one of the big reasons they were able to snap a 17-year playoff drought. In 2017, the Bills allowed a relatively high 64.6 completion percentage to opposing quarterbacks (eighth highest allowed by a defense), but they wer…

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Grading the Bills RUNNING GAME:  LeSean McCoy rushed nine times for 39 yards. It’s the ninth time in his past 17 games that McCoy has been held to less than 50 yards. McCoy had a long run of 27 yards, which means his other eight carries gained just 12 yards. That’s putting the Bills in obvious passing situations, which is bad news. Backup running backs Chris Ivory an…

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Sean McDermott offered little insight this week about his decision to replace Nathan Peterman with Josh Allen as the Buffalo Bills’ starting quarterback for Sunday’s home opener against the Los Angeles Chargers at New Era Field, merely repeating that it was the “best move for our team.” “Yeah, look, I don’t feel the need, honestly, to elaborate,” the coach said. Whil…

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Head Coach Sean McDermott (on whether this is the poorest performance he has been a part of) “Listen, we didn’t intend to come out and play like that and coach like that. We’ve got a lot to learn, obviously, from the game. And we will look at the tape. We’ve got a lot of work to do.” (on whether he is surprised at their performance) “I thought the game got away from…

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The Buffalo Bills aren't getting much respect heading into the 2018 season. Breaking a 17-year playoff drought last year in dramatic fashion has done little to change the dim projections for the team this season. After Nathan Peterman was announced as the starting quarterback Monday, ESPN's "Football Power Index" was updated. The Bills ranked 32nd — dead last in the NFL…

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Here is free sampling of the type of content available by signing up for BNblitz.com. You get a free two-week trial when you join and a can get a Consumers gift card if you sign up for a year.  The Buffalo Bills had one Pro Bowler in their secondary last year. A compelling case can be made that they should have had three. One of the first things coach Sean McDermott …

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The Buffalo Bills have an unexpected competition on their hands. Veteran cornerbacks Vontae Davis and Phillip Gaines rotated with the first-team defense Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals at New Era Field during a 26-13 defeat. "It's just the competition at the position. There's still open competition at every position, and that's no different," coach Sean McDermo…

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Depth at safety is something the Buffalo Bills didn’t have much of last season. That turned out not to matter because starters Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer played every game at a high level. Nevertheless, that didn’t stop General Manager Brandon Beane from improving the team’s insurance policy at the position. Enter Rafael Bush. An eighth-year veteran, the 31-year-…

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PITTSFORD – Most of Jordan Poyer’s teammates headed for shelter from the rain once the Buffalo Bills ended training camp practice early Tuesday. But the fifth-year safety remained on the field at St. John Fisher College, back turned to an assistant firing passes, repeatedly spinning around to catch the slick ball. It was an opportunity to work on his hands, one Poyer wa…

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Scouts marveled over Josh Allen's arm strength all throughout the pre-draft process. The creators of the Madden video game agreed. Allen, the Bills' rookie quarterback, was given a 99 throw power rating in Madden 19 – the highest score of anyone in the entire game. Detroit quarterback Matt Stafford was second with a 98 throw power while Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers, Caroli…

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This is the third in a series on 10 key questions facing the Bills entering training camp. Read the rest of the questions here.  Every question about Vontae Davis starts with if. If he can stay healthy, the Buffalo Bills will have an adequate replacement for departed cornerback EJ Gaines. And if Davis can regain his Pro Bowl form, they may even have an upgrade. Th…

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Siran Neal has a simple explanation for why he was willing to play three different positions in college. “If you learn every position, you never have to get off the field,” said Neal, the Buffalo Bills’ fifth-round draft pick out of Jacksonville State. Any casual Bills fan knows by now how much coach Sean McDermott values versatility in his defenders, and perhaps no …

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Coming off career highs in interceptions and tackles, Bills safety Micah Hyde was voted among the NFL’s Top 100 players by his peers for the first time. Hyde is ranked at No. 62. “It’s a blessing,” Hyde said Tuesday on the NFL Network's "Good Morning Football." "It’s awesome to be a part of this list with all these great players. Now I have to work my way up this list, …

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Once the Buffalo Bills finalize contracts with their 12 undrafted free agents, the team will have its 90-man roster set. That's not to say there won't be changes before September. June 1 is a key date for potential cuts around the league, and the Bills will surely have an eye on any players who hit the open market who could help. After figuring in contracts for their dr…

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Buffalo Bills safety Jordan Poyer was selected as a high school senior by the Florida Marlins in the Major League Baseball Draft in 2009. He played baseball and football at Oregon State before giving up baseball to focus on the gridiron. Poyer was back on the baseball field Monday night, throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before the Buffalo Bisons hosted the Roches…