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Head Coach Sean McDermott Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Opening Statement: Alright, we’ll go ahead and get started. I’m going to open up with, just to get out in front of [the] LeSean [McCoy] thing a little bit here the best I can. I wasn’t obviously speaking yesterday. LeSean is one of our better players. I thought he had a good game the other day. Really, we’re just…

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As teammates on the Cleveland Browns from 2007 to 2009, Brady Quinn and Derek Anderson were too focused on competing for the starting quarterback job for Anderson to comfortably serve as a mentor to a teammate two years younger than him. Nine years later, plenty has changed. Quinn is retired from football, while the Buffalo Bills Tuesday gave Anderson a chance to pla…

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The Buffalo Bills did the expected Tuesday and signed veteran free-agent quarterback Derek Anderson to mentor rookie starter Josh Allen, but surprisingly they decided to go with three quarterbacks. To make room for Anderson on their 53-man roster, the Bills released safety Dean Marlowe, meaning they are keeping incumbent backup quarterback Nathan Peterman. Anderson, …

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Derek Anderson visited One Bills Drive on Monday, but the veteran quarterback still does not have a contract with the team. “Nothing’s final at the present moment,” Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott said late Monday afternoon. The more McDermott talked, though, the more it sounded like adding Anderson to the quarterback room is still a distinct possibility. “Firs…

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What a change from a year ago at this time. The 2017 Buffalo Bills season got off to a surprising 3-1 start, capturing the attention and imagination of the team’s long-suffering fans. That hot start went a long way toward the Bills ending a 17-year playoff drought. Fast forward to today, though, and it’s a different story. The Bills have started 2018 with a 1-3 recor…

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"Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in!" Bills fans likely were saying that to themselves last week watching their team's 27-6 demolition of the Minnesota Vikings. One thing is certain after that result: The next few weeks have gotten a lot more interesting. On to this week's mailbag ... @atv3 asks: Watching the success of Robert Woods, Marquise Goodwin…

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One of my pet peeves is people from Buffalo asking in July, “Is it October yet?” We get maybe four months of summer, tops. Let's not rush them along, OK? To all those people, it looks like your time has arrived. Count me among those who will miss the 80-degree days. Onto this week's mailbag ... Rick McGuire asks: I interpret Sean McDermott’s takeover of the defensive…

Analysis

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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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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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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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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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…

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When the Bills run: LeSean McCoy got just four touches in the first half of Week 1. That’s not anywhere close to enough. McCoy admitted this week he has a tendency to try and do too much when the offense is struggling. He rushed for 114 yards and accounted for two touchdowns against Los Angeles last year (one rushing, one receiving), providing one of the Bills’ few bright …

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Nathan Peterman was the last player to leave the Buffalo Bills’ practice field Wednesday, tossing the ball to a couple of assistants days after being yanked from his disastrous season opener against the Baltimore Ravens and hours after losing his starting job to rookie quarterback Josh Allen. “I’m happy with the move,” running back LeSean McCoy said. “Nate’s a good frie…