Josh Allen will work out with retired quarterback Jordan Palmer this offseason. He will take reps in Southern California with Palmer who has practiced other QBs since leaving the game. ALLEN DID NOT DISAPPOINT IN HIS FIRST SEASON WITH THE BILLS. HE HAS EMERGED AS THE LONG ANTICIPATED FRANCHISE QUARTERBACK WITH NOTABLE SIZE, ATHLETICISM, AND ARM. LOOKING FOR 3 MONTHS OF GOOD PRACTICE BEFORE HE RETURNS TO TOWN IN APRIL, WE FOLLOW INTENTLY AS 1BUFFALO.
The doctors have pronounced Jim Kelly to be cancer free. The Hall of Fame quarterbacks recent MRI came back clean following additional surgery. The Bills great has been battling cancer of the jaw for 5 years. KELLY IS A FIXTURE IN THE WESTERN NEW YORK COMMUNITY, HAVING LIVED HERE SINCE RETIRING FROM FOOTBALL IN 1996. HE COMPILED A 101 – 59 RECORD AND LED THE TEAM TO 4 STRAIGHT SUPER BOWL APPEARANCES. JOINING FANS EVERYWHERE IN EXTENDING ALL BEST WISHES TO JIM AND HIS FAMILY, WE GIVE THANKS TO GOD AS 1BUFFALO.
The Patriots defeated the Chiefs 37 – 31 in overtime to win the AFC Championship. They will appear in the Super Bowl for the third consecutive year and ninth overall. Tom Brady orchestrated a thrilling 13 play, 75 yard scoring drive to clinch the overtime victory. The Rams won the NFC Championship, beating the Saints 26 – 23. NEW ENGLAND AND LOS ANGELES WILL COMPETE IN SUPER BOWL LIII IN ATLANTA IN 2 WEEKS. BILLS FANS CAN TAKE CONSOLSATION THAT THE AFC EAST IS AGAIN REPRESENTED IN THE BIG GAME. CONGRATULATING OUR DIVISION RIVAL ON YET ANOTHER CONFERENCE TITLE, WE SHOW GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP AS 1BUFFALO.
Upstate New York and Southern Ontario are waking up to over a foot of snow. A major winter storm blanketed Bills Country overnight. Diehard Bills fans are accustomed to such weather. It is part of our regional culture. HATS OFF TO THE UNIFORMED SERVICES AND PLOW CREWS WHO ARE DIGGING US OUT. IT IS A GREAT DAY TO STAY INDOORS AND WATCH THE AFC AND NFC CHAMPIONSHIPS. THE FAITHFUL WILL ONCE AGAIN HAVE MIXED FEELINGS OVER OUR LONG TIME DIVISION RIVAL NEW ENGLAND COMPETING FOR A SUPER BOWL BERTH. LOOKING FORWARD TO A GREAT LINEUP OF FOOTBALL, WE TAKE THE WEATHER IN STRIDE AS 1BUFFALO.
The Bills have named Heath Farwell as special teams coordinator. He most recently served in that capacity for Carolina. He earlier coached for Seattle. FARWELL PLAYED 10 YEARS IN THE LEAGUE FOR THE VIKINGS AND SEAHAWKS. HE REPLACES THE RECENTLY FIRED DANNY CROSSMAN. LOOKING FOR IMPROVEMENT ON SPECIAL TEAMS WHICH STRUGGLED LAST SEASON, WE HOPE FOR THE BEST AS 1BUFFALO.
The Bills have extended offensive lineman Jeremiah Sirles contract. The deal is for one year. Financial terms were not disclosed. Formerly with Minnesota, Sirles played in 12 games here last season. He joined the team after being released by Carolina. THE ROSTER TWEAKING CONTINUES AT ONE BILLS DRIVE. EXPECT MORE SIGNINGS AS COACH McDERMOTT AND BRANDON BEANE WHEEL AND DEAL. BUTTRESSED BY THE AMPLE SALARY CAP ROOM, WE LOOK FOR INSPIRED MANEUVERING AS 1BUFFALO.
Lorenzo Alexander has re-signed with the Bills. The veteran linebacker inked a one-year deal. Alexander has spent 3 seasons here, recording 6.5 sacks in 2018. THE BILLS WERE WISE TO GET HIM UNDER CONTRACT BEFORE FREE AGENCY. HE IS A NATURAL TEAM LEADER. NOW THAT KYLE WILLIAMS HAS RETIRED HE IS THE HEART AND SOUL OF THE LOCKER ROOM. RELIEVED HE WILL REMAIN IN UNIFORM, WE COME TOGETHER AS 1BUFFALO.
The Bills have signed Bobby Johnson as offensive line coach. He most recently served as assistant line coach with the Colts. He is a Bills alum, having coached the line here in 2010. He later coached tight ends for the Jaguars, Lions, and Raiders. JOHNSON REPLACES THE DEPARTED JUAN CASTILLO. HIS SQUAD IN INDIANAPOLIS THIS YEAR ALLOWED AN NFL LOW 18 SACKS ON ANDREW LUCK. SEEING THE WISDOM OF HIS HIRING, WE SALUTE THE MOVE AS 1BUFFALO.
Joe Philbin has interviewed with the Bills. They are looking to fill one of the coaching vacancies. Philbin most recently served as offensive coordinator and interim head coach for Green Bay. He earlier was head coach of Miami from 2012 – 2015. PHILBIN WOULD BRING GREAT DEPTH OF EXPERIENCE TO THE BILLS. THE SEARCH TO FILL COACHING SLOTS CONTINUES IN EARNEST. LOOKING FOR SIGNINGS TO COMPLETE THE STAFF, WE WATCH FROM THE SIDELINES AS 1BUFFALO.
The Patriots will meet the Chiefs in the AFC Championship game next Sunday. Kansas City is a 3 point favorite at home. New England clinched a berth with its resounding 41 to 28 victory over the Chargers. Tom Brady had a standout day, completing 34 of 44 passes for 343 yards and a touchdown. THE BILLS LONG TIME NEMESIS AGAIN DOMINATED. THE PATRIOTS WILL BE APPEARING IN THEIR EIGHTH CONSECUTIVE CHAMPIONSHIP MATCHUP. IT MAY BE WESTERN NEW YORK NATIVE ROB GRONSKOWSKIS FINAL CONTEST, WITH RETIREMENT RUMORS RAMPANT. FOLLOWING THE DRAMA OF OUR DIVISION RIVAL INTENTLY, WE AWAIT KICKOFF AS 1BUFFALO.