Beane: Zay Jones Will Have to Earn His Way

Bills general manager Brandon Beane has said that Zay Jones will have to earn his way to a starting spot.  Drafted in the second round in 2017, the controversial wide receiver turned in an uneven performance his rookie year.  He had just 27 catches for 316 yards and 2 touchdowns.  JONES RETURN TO ACTION IS BY NO MEANS GUARANTEED.  HE HAD OFFSEASON SURGERY FOR A KNEE INJURY AND WAS ARRESTED IN LOS ANGELES FOR ALLEGED VANDALISM.  THE CHARGES WERE LATER DROPPED.  HOPING HE TURNS HIS CAREER AROUND AND CONTRIBUTES ON FIELD, WE WATCH FROM THE SIDELINES AS 1BUFFALO.

The Las Vegas oddsmakers rank the Bills near the bottom of the pack to win Super Bowl 53.  The Patriots again dominate the book despite rumors of internal turmoil.  The Bills chances are undermined by the controversy at quarterback.  Having traded Tyrod Taylor to the Browns, the only returning veteran is Nathan Peterman.  He is in a 3 way competition with AJ McCarron and Josh Allen to win the starting nod.  EXPECTATIONS ARE RUNNING HIGH THAT THE BILLS CAN REPEAT IN THE PLAYOFFS.  COACH McDERMOTT HAS LAID THE FOUNDATION FOR BUILDING A CONTENDER.  LOOKING TO MAKE BELIEVERS OF THE NAYSAYERS, WE LOCK ARMS AS 1BUFFALO.

Now that mini camp is over the Bills enter a 6 week recess.  There will be a lull until training camp opens on July 26.  Players will rest and coaches will evaluate all they have seen this offseason.  The looming question mark is signing Josh Allen to his rookie contract.  A month and a half after the draft he remains unsigned.  THE BILLS CAN NOT AFFORD THE DISTRACTION OF AN ALLEN HOLDOUT.  IT IS TIME FOR HIM TO COME ONBOARD.  LOOKING FOR RESOLUTION TO THIS DILEMMA, WE HOLD OUR BREATH AS 1BUFFALO.

The Bills 3 day minicamp closed yesterday on an upbeat note.  Attention was focused on the competition for starting quarterback.  The offense is making arrangements to meet during the upcoming 6 week summer vacation prior to training camp.  JOSH ALLEN LIVED UP TO EXPECTATIONS, IMPRESSING WITH HIS ATHLETICISM AND THROWING ARM.  COACH McDERMOTT CREDITS BRIAN DABOLL FOR BRINGING ALLEN ALONG.  WHETHER HE STARTS IN THE REGULAR SEASON OPENER VERSUS BALTIMORE IS UNCLEAR.  FOLLOWING THE RIVALRY UNDER CENTER INTENTLY, WE WATCH AND WAIT AS 1BUFFALO.

Nathan Peterman impressed on the second day of minicamp.  He was on target, taking reps from the first team offense.  AJ McCarron faltered, having a long afternoon.  Josh Allen worked out briefly with the starters and hit his receivers.  THE COMPETITION AMONG QUARTERBACKS IS INTENSE.  ACTION CONTINUES TODAY BEFORE BREAKING FOR THE 6 WEEK RECESS.  ENERGIZED BY THE STANDOUT PERFORMANCES, WE HAVE REASON FOR HOPE AS 1BUFFALO.

The Bills opened 3 day minicamp yesterday.  The sessions are mandatory following the voluntary OTAs.  Josh Allen took his first reps with the first team offense.  Nathan Peterman looked sharp under center.  MINICAMP CONTINUES THROUGH THURSDAY.  THE SQUAD WILL THEN TAKE A 6 WEEK BREAK PRIOR TO THE START OF TRAINING CAMP.  FOLLOWING THE DRILLS WITH GREAT INTEREST, WE LOOK AHEAD AS 1BUFFALO.

The Bills have hired Keith Jennings as their BLESTO college scout.  He played tight end for 9 seasons in the NFL including 6 with Chicago.  He also has been a scout at his alma mater, Clemson.  JENNINGS IS AN ADDITION TO THE SCOUTING CORPS.  HE BRINGS A LIFETIME FOOTBALL EXPERIENCE TO THE BILLS.  WELCOMING HIM ON BOARD, WE SALUTE THE DECISION AS 1BUFFALO.

Bills rookies Josh Allen and Harrison Phillips posed with newlyweds at New Era Field.  They joined the entire wedding party for a group photo with the stadium in the background.  The pics went viral on the internet.   ALLEN AND PHILLIPS ARE QUICKLY ESTABLISHING GOODWILL IN BILLS NATION.  THEY BRING YOUTHFUL ENTHUSIASM TO THE COMMUNITY.  JOINING THEM IN CONGRATULATING THE HAPPY COUPLE, WE RAISE A CHEER AS 1BUFFALO.

With training camp fast approaching the focus is on quarterback.  The Bills are undecided who to designate as starter.  AJ McCarron, Nathan Peterman, and Josh Allen are all contenders.  While Allen is clearly the future of the franchise, it is unclear when he will get the nod.  NATIONAL COMMENTATORS ARE NOT ENCOURAGING ABOUT THE TEAMS PROSPECTS GIVEN THE CONTROVERSY UNDER CENTER.  THE BILLS ARE RANKED NEAR THE BOTTOM OF THE PACK IN TERMS OF QUARTERBACK.  LOOKING FOR RESOLUTION AND WORD FROM THE FRONT OFFICE, WE CLOSE RANKS AS 1BUFFALO.

Terrell Owens will not attend his Hall of Fame Induction.  The star wide receiver played one year for the Bills in 2009.  He was well received locally, having been given the key to the city.  During his time here he put up 829 yards and 5 touchdowns.  CONTROVERSY HAS MARKED OWENS ENTIRE CAREER.  HIS DECISION NOT TO ATTEND THE ENSHRINEMENT IS UNPRECEDENTED.  REMEMBERING HIS CONTRIBUTIONS AND CONGRATULATING HIM ON FOOTBALLS HIGHEST HONOR, WE COME TOGETHER AS 1BUFFALO.


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