Looking Ahead to the Draft

The college draft will be coming up in 2 months. The front office is already plotting strategy. The Bills foremost priority is a wide receiver. They likely will be in the hunt for one with the ninth overall pick. Other pressing needs are offensive and defensive linemen and a running back to replace the faltering LeSean McCoy. THE BILLS HAVE 10 SELECTIONS THIS YEAR. EXPECT DEFT MANEUVERING FROM BRANDON BEANE TO FILL PERSONNEL HOLES. ANTICIPATING INSPIRED DRAFTING TO ROUND OUT THE ROSTER, WE LOOK AHEAD AS 1BUFFALO.

The Patriots are early favorites for a repeat Championship. They are +650 to win Super Bowl LIV. They are followed by the Rams at +700. AFC West powerhouses the Chiefs and Chargers round out the Top 4 at +800. THE LAS VEGAS ODDSMAKERS HAVE SPOKEN. THE LINE SEES THIS YEARS CONTENDERS RETURNING FOR A REMATCH. LOOKING AHEAD TO A SPIRITED CONTEST AT HARD ROCK STADIUM NEXT FEBRUARY, WE PLACE OUR BETS AS 1BUFFALO.

The Bills are looking to build through draft and free agency. They have 10 picks in the April draft, including the ninth overall. They have over 80 million available to deal in free agency. This is the fourth richest reserve in the NFL. SEAN McDERMOTT AND BRANDON BEANE ARE REMAKING THE TEAM. THEY WILL PUT THEIR IMPRINT ON THE SQUAD. LOOKING AHEAD TO AN EVENTFUL 2 MONTHS OF PERSONNEL MANEUVERING, WE STAND TALL AS 1BUFFALO.

LeSean McCoys days with the Bills may be numbered. The Pro Bowl running back is coming off his worst season ever, rushing for only 514 yards. At age 31 he is past his prime with future productivity in doubt. RELEASING McCOY WOULD SAVE OVER 6 MILLION IN SALARY CAP. THE FRONT OFFICE CONTINUES ITS SELECTIVE PRUNING OF THE ROSTER. THE BILLS WOULD FIRST HAVE TO FIND A REPLACEMENT THROUGH FREE AGENCY OR THE DRAFT. RECOGNIZING THAT SHADYS TENURE WITH THE TEAM IS NEARING ITS END, WE AWAIT WORD AS 1BUFFALO.

The Bills have released tight end Charles Clay. He was entering the final year of a 5 year contract. His productivity declined markedly last season with only 184 receiving yards. THE HOUSECLEANING CONTINUES AT ONE BILLS DRIVE . GONE ARE MOST OF THE DEAD WEIGHT HOLDOVERS FROM THE FORMER REGIME. SEAN McDERMOTT AND BRANDON BEANE ARE REMAKING THE ROSTER WITH YOUNGER, LOWER PRICED TALENT. THEY LOOK TO FREE AGENCY AND DRAFT TO COMPLETE THE LINEUP. SEEING THE WISDOM OF PARTING COMPANY WITH CLAY AND THE OTHERS, WE APPLAUD THE MOVE AS 1BUFFALO.

Bills coaches served a special Valentines Day lunch at the City Mission. 14 members of the coaching staff volunteered to bring holiday cheer to the homeless and impoverished people helped by the Mission. COACH SEAN McDERMOTT IS BUILDING BRIDGES THROUGH COMMUNITY OUTREACH. THE BILLS ARE AN ORGANIZATION WITH CIVIC CONSCIENCE. INSPIRED BY THE EXAMPLE SET BY TEAM LEADERS, WE COUNT OUR BLESSINGS AS 1BUFFALO.

Kyle Williams will broadcast from the NFL Combine. The recently retired Bills great will work as an analyst for NFL Network. He will provide commentary on the defensive tackles. WILLIAMS SPENT HIS ENTIRE 13 YEAR CAREER WITH THE BILLS. THE 6 TIME PRO BOWLER IS DESTINED TO BE ENSHRINED ON THE WALL OF FAME. CONGRATULATING KYLE AS HE BRANCHES OUT INTO MEDIA TELECASTS, WE WISH ALL OUR READERS AND THEIR FAMILIES A HAPPY VALENTINES DAY AS 1BUFFALO.

The Bills have signed offensive lineman Spencer Long. The veteran was released last week by the Jets. Drafted in 2014 from Nebraska by the Redskins, he has played both center and guard. LONGS 3 YEAR DEAL IS WORTH A REPORTED 14 MILLION. BRANDON BEANE IS WASTING NO TIME SPENDING THE SALARY CAP RESERVE TO FILL HOLES IN THE LINE. EXPECTING MORE ROSTER MOVES IN ADVANCE OF FREE AGENCY, WE SUPPORT THE FRONT OFFICE AS 1BUFFALO.

The Bills have ample salary cap room. Heading into 2019 they have over 80 million available. Brandon Beanes clearing out of excessive salaries over the past 2 seasons is complete. He now has substantial sums with which to deal. THE BILLS WILL BE LOOKING TO FREE AGENCY TO SPEND THE BULK OF THE MONEY. THE APRIL DRAFT BUDGET IS LIKELY IN THE RANGE OF 8 MILLION. THAT LEAVES VAST AMOUNTS TO HIRE EXPERIENCED TALENT. LOOKING FOR INSPIRED MANEUVERING TO ROUND OUT THE LINEUP, WE WATCH AND WAIT AS 1BUFFALO.

Now that the 2018 season is over, the national media are assigning power rankings to next years teams. The Bills remain low in the overall picture. They earned berths of 21st to 29th out of the 32 NFL clubs. COMMENTATORS CITE THE ABILITY OF COACH McDERMOTT TO WIN CONTESTS WITH A DECIDED LACK OF PLAYER TALENT. THERE IS REASON FOR OPTIMISM IN JOSH ALLEN WHO MAY LEAD US BACK TO THE PLAYOFFS. HOPING TO MAKE BELIEVERS OF THE NAYSAYERS, WE LOOK FOR A SILVER LINING AS 1BUFFALO.


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