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As is customary after the NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bills made some tweaks to their scouting department Tuesday. The team announced the promotion of Dennis Hickey to the position of senior national scout, and also hired A.J. Highsmith and Mike Szabo to serve as area scouts. Hickey, who previously served as a senior college scout, has been with the Bills for thre…

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I first met Marcus Mariota in the Titans’ locker room after his first preseason game in Nashville, only months after he was drafted second overall in 2015, and as the team’s beat reporter spent the next three years chronicling his NFL career for The Tennessean. It’s a run that included a last-place finish his rookie season, when the Titans tied the Browns for the worst …

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By Des Bieler NFL teams that make the playoffs for the first time in nine years don't generally fire their head coaches, especially after those teams actually win a game in the playoffs. Yet that is what happened Monday, as the Titans parted ways with Mike Mularkey, who had produced winning seasons in each of his two full years at the helm in Tennessee. Adding to the…

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The belief from the beginning was that the Buffalo Bills were looking toward 2018 and beyond. All the trades, the unloaded salaries and the accumulation of draft choices signaled an organization building for the future. That the Bills reached the postseason was a bonus, a beautiful fluke that flowed from Cincinnati quarterback Andy Dalton's right…

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A Buffalo Bills victory wasn't enough. Not only did they have to beat the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, but the Bills also needed help from at least one other team, maybe two, to end the longest active playoff skid in North American big-league sports. In addition, the Baltimore Ravens had to lose. If not that, then the Los Angeles Chargers and the Tennessee Titans had to…

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If the Bills beat Miami on Sunday, Sean McDermott will be the fifth Bills coach to have a winning record in his first season with the team. The Bills would finish 9-7. The last time that happened was in 2004 when Mike Mularkey's team went 9-7. Here is the list: Lou Saban went 7-6-1 in 1962. Joe Collier went 9-4-1 in 1966. Wade Phillips went 10-6 in 1998. …

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Keeping up with the successes and failures of former Bills players is a rite of fall in these parts, especially if those players now play for the Patriots (Stephon Gilmore, coincidentally, was booed Sunday in his return to Buffalo). But another group worth keeping an eye on is former Bills coaches. There are three of them in the league who are head coaches elsewhere, an…

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Hello, my name is Tim G., and I'm a Process-aholic. It has been almost 18 years since I last saw a Bills playoff game, but now I can see my way out of this dark tunnel. Maybe the Bills won't return to the postseason this January, but for the first time since thinking 2002 fourth overall draft choice Mike Williams would be a foundation block, I have serenity. Grant…

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The Bills are playing the best football in the AFC East right now. They are a good team.” – Michael Lombardi, The Ringer.   “It's time to start paying attention to the” Buffalo Bills’ defense. “Their strong performance against ATL is not a fluke. They've been solid all year.” – Bucky Brooks, NFL Network.   “Sean McDermott. Now that's a coach.” – Adam Schein, CBS Spor…

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OK, fellas. You're in this together. One doesn't escape if the other one fails. One can't leave the other behind. And the owners can't wash their hands by rationalizing somebody else hired these people. Bills rookie head coach Sean McDermott and rookie GM Brandon Beane will win as a pair, lose as a pair. Terry and Kim Pegula are on the hook for both. One Bills.…

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Three games into last season, BuffaloBills.com posted a story lauding General Manager Doug Whaley's roster-building acumen. The story declared Whaley was "awfully close" to "building a roster that can perennially compete for the postseason and championships." An examination of all 32 NFL rosters reveals Whaley has constructed the Bills in contradictory fashion, relyi…

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- As far as I know, David Caldwell and Gus Bradley don't finish each other's sentences. They do tell the same story about their first serendipitous meeting. "It's got to be a marriage between the GM and head coach," Bradley told me Friday at EverBank Field. "In my mind, I knew right away." After the Jacksonville Jaguars hired Caldwell to be their gen…