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It seemed like everyone in Mercedes-Benz Stadium was confused on Sunday. Everyone, that is, except Tre’Davious White. While fans and even some of the Atlanta Falcons stood around, the Buffalo Bills’ rookie cornerback picked up the football and raced to the end zone early in the third quarter, like he has countless times in practice. No whistle was ever blown, and Whi…

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Conventional defensive wisdom says attack young NFL quarterbacks with blitzes but be judicious about going after star, veteran quarterbacks. Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier was selective but had great timing in blitzing Atlanta's Matt Ryan Sunday. Ryan's quarterback rating against the blitz last season was second in the NFL only to New England's Tom Brady,…

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The Buffalo Bills insist they’re focused on the 2017 season – even if everyone else is looking ahead. With six picks in the top three rounds, and a possible avenue to acquire even more, the 2018 draft will likely determine the success or failure of Brandon Beane and Sean McDermott in Buffalo. If the team’s general manager and head coach can nab a franchise quarterback w…

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Not all of the interviews and research about Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott made it into my feature about him. Here are my favorite surplus items from "the process." Bills crew, assemble Through a long interview in June at the end of Bills minicamp, McDermott seemed to get most animated when I asked him what it was like, after years of imagining about it, what…

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You are dying for different, as is usually the case with a Buffalo Bills head coaching change. You were happy to hear Sean McDermott say at his opening news conference: "I'm not into making promises." You're thrilled McDermott has not yet shown up at the interview podium wearing a helmet. You're glad you haven't seen him bicycling through Delaware Park. You don't …

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It's time for the Buffalo Bills' "dress rehearsal." The third preseason game of the season is the big one for NFL teams, when the starters play into the second half and the competition for jobs nears conclusion. "Just overall, you want the roster to take shape, and the team to take shape, and we’re getting there," Bills coach Sean McDermott said this week. "What happ…