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When the Buffalo Bills run: LeSean McCoy had a 27-yard run, but was held to just 12 yards on his other eight carries against the Los Angeles Chargers. The running game being unable to pick up 4 or 5 yards at a time is putting the team behind the sticks in a big way. Overall, Buffalo ranks 25th in rushing through two weeks, averaging 83.5 yards per game. Quarterback Josh Al…

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Sean McDermott provided more details Monday on why he decided to take over making the Buffalo Bills’ defensive play calls in Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers, but stopped short of saying whether the move would be permanent. Defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier “and I are still working through that,” McDermott said. “Either way, Leslie is going to be a big …

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Head Coach Sean McDermott Monday, September 17, 2018 Opening Statement: Alright, we will go ahead and get started here. Just an injury update for you, LeSean McCoy is going to be day-to-day. Taiwan Jones, he has no concussion, he’s bruised and a little cut up there. Ray-Ray [McCloud] will continue to practice this week. Phillip Gaines does have a dislocated elbow, th…

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Jim Kubiak will be analyzing the play of the Bills quarterbacks throughout the season for BNblitz.com. Kubiak is the all-time leading passer at Navy, has played in the NFL, NFL Europe and the Arena Football League, and 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 Aca…

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It’s accepted – maybe even expected – that rookie quarterback Josh Allen will go through some growing pains. The same is true for Bills middle linebacker Tremaine Edmunds. Some of them were on display Sunday in a 31-20 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers at New Era Field. “Me in particular, every play that I have the opportunity to make, I definitely want to make it,” E…

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You couldn’t have found a greater contrast to the most bizarre and disturbing development to emerge from the Buffalo Bills’ dressing room after Sunday’s 31-20 loss against the Los Angeles Chargers. As teammates reacted with a combination of shock and disgust – mostly the latter – to learning that a veteran cornerback had quit on them in the middle of the game, they also…

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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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He had his rookie moments, such as that interception he threw late in the third quarter while trying to fight his way out of a sack. The situation called for Josh Allen to surrender, but he wasn’t having it. There were other sacks he took that he probably could have avoided with a better sense of where to go with the ball. And there was the second pick he threw with 7:0…

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Everything you need to know, plus what I’ll be watching for Sunday when the Buffalo Bills open the home portion of the 2018 season against the Los Angeles Chargers: TV: CBS. Announcers: Tom McCarthy (play by play), Steve Beuerlein (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…

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Before Josh Allen can execute his first play Sunday, he first has to call it. Sounds simple, right? Not always, especially for rookie quarterbacks in the NFL. “I’ve been around some young quarterbacks before, and the play clock – it’s real,” Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott said this week. “To get in and out of the huddle on time is a challenge sometimes for you…

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Balitmore Ravens outside linebacker Matthew Judon was fined $10,026 for his unnecessary roughness penalty on Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen, according to Jeff Zrebiec of the Athletic Baltimore. Judon hit Allen at the end of a scramble that gained three yards on a second-and-8 play at the Ravens' 19-yard line midway through the third quarter. Bills offensive tac…

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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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Of the many eyeballs aimed at televisions for Josh Allen's NFL starting debut, the pair belonging to Jordan Palmer will be watching for both business and pleasure. Sitting on his couch in Dana Point, Calif., Palmer won't just be looking at one of the quarterbacks he coached in preparation for last April's draft. He'll also be keeping tabs on a friend. "The biggest th…

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As you might imagine, Nathan Peterman's meltdown in Week 1 inspired plenty of questions for this week's mailbag. Let's get to them ... Brendan Sweet asks: What are the chances the Bills bring in a veteran quarterback and release Nathan Peterman? If so, who would it be? Any chance they'd sign Colin Kaepernick? Brian Vattimo asks: Don’t you think the Bills should add a…