The Bills have 80 – 1 odds to win Super Bowl 53. Ace forecaster RJ White of SportsLine pegs them near the bottom of the pack. Division rival New England at 5 – 1 is the favorite to take the championship. Then come Pittsburgh and Philadelphia at 8 – 1. The Los Angeles Rams at 10 – 1 and and Minnestoa and Green Bay at 12 – 1 round out the Top 6. There is a 5 way tie for least favored among Washington, Miami, Arizona, Cincinnati, and Cleveland at 100 – 1. MUCH CAN CHANGE IN THE 10 MONTHS LEADING UP TO THE FEBRUARY 2019 SUPER BOWL IN ATLANTA. THE COLLEGE DRAFT SET FOR LATER THIS WEEK MAY BE A GAME CHANGER. INTRIGUED BY THE EARLY LAS VEGAS LINE, WE WAGER OUR BETS AS 1BUFFALO.
Expectations are running high in advance of this weeks college draft. The Bills will maneuver to take a franchise quarterback. They are likely to deal for a Top 5 pick by trading up with either the Browns or Giants. The quarterback class is the strongest in many years. Several standouts will be taken in the opening round. GENERAL MANAGER BRANDON BEANE HAS PROVEN TO BE A HORSE TRADER IN PLAYER JOCKEYING. HIS PERSONNEL MOVES ARE HIGHLY UNPREDICTABLE. LOOKING FOR INSPIRED DRAFTING TO BUILD A CHAMPIONSHIP CONTENDER, WE STAND TALL AS 1BUFFALO.
The 2018 regular season schedule has been announced. The Bills will host New England in a Monday Night game on October 29th, the first home national game since 2008. The season opens on September 9th at Baltimore. The home opener follows versus Los Angeles. There are then 2 away games, against Minnesota and Green Bay, followed by a home game with Tennessee and 2 road matchups versus Houston and Indianapolis. The Bills then host division rival New England and Chicago. After an away game against the Jets the bye will be in week 11. Action resumes at home with Jacksonville then an away game with Miami. The Bills return home to host the Jets and Lions then make a late season trip to New England. The season closes on December 30th versus Miami. THE SCHEDULE IS CHALLENGING BUT POTENTIALLY WINNABLE. THERE ARE 5 GAMES WITH TEAMS THAT MADE THE PLAYOFFS LAST YEAR. HOPING FOR THE BEST FROM THE RESURGENT BILLS, WE LOOK AHEAD AS 1BUFFALO.
Fred Jackson has retired after a one-day contract with the Bills. The star running back spent 8 seasons here, rushing for 5,646 yards and 30 touchdowns. He joined the team in 2007 as a 26 year old rookie after playing in Germany. He was cut by the Bills in 2015 and spent one year with the Seahawks. JACKSON EXPRESSED GRATITUDE TO THE ORGANIZATION AND FANS. HE RETAINS TIES TO THE AREA, OWNING A DOWNTOWN STEAKHOUSE. WISHING HIM AND HIS FAMILY ALL THE BEST IN RETIREMENT, WE CLOSE RANKS AS 1BUFFALO.
The Bills are potentially interested in signing Dez Bryant. The Pro Bowl wide receiver was released from the Cowboys last week. He would add depth to the receiving corps behind Zay Jones and Kelvin Benjamin. Both LeSean McCoy and Andre Reed have taken to Twitter to urge his signing. BRYANT WOULD BE A COSTLY CONTRACT FOR THE BILLS WHO ARE SHORT ON SALARY CAP SPACE. HIS VOLATILE PERSONALITY WOULD NOT MESH WITH COACH McDERMOTTS LOW-KEY LOCKER ROOM. LOOKING FOR WORD FROM THE FRONT OFFICE, WE OBSERVE FROM THE SIDELINES AS 1BUFFALO.
The Bills hosted Josh Allen yesterday. The Wyoming standout is among the premier quarterbacks in this years draft. The Bills have now met with all 6 of the leading prospects under center. General manager Brandon Beane was mum on his intentions for trading up into the Top 5. In his pre-draft press conference he did not divulge his strategy. EXPECTATIONS ARE RAMPANT THAT THE BILLS WILL DEAL FOR A HIGH OVERALL PICK. THEY DESPERATELY NEED A FRANCHISE QUARTERBACK FROM THIS SPRINGS NOTABLY RICH CLASS. ANXIOUS TO SEE HOW THE HIGH STAKES POKER MATCH PLAYS OUT, WE BREATHLESSLY WATCH AND WAIT AS 1BUFFALO.
Offseason team activities will open today at New Era Field. The voluntary sessions are expected to be well attended. The first 2 weeks will be dedicated to strength and conditioning. It is unclear whether Richie Incognito will report. He has sent mixed signals through online tweets. THIS IS THE FIRST ASSEMBLY OF PLAYERS AND COACHES IN THE NEW NFL YEAR. THE COLLEGE DRAFT IS 2 WEEKS AWAY. LOOKING FOR A GOOD START FOR ALL, WE COME TOGETHER AS 1BUFFALO.
The Bills will begin organized team activities tomorrow on Monday. The players return initially for strength and conditioning workouts. They will also be meeting with the coaching staff. EXPECTATIONS ARE RUNNING HIGH AT THE OUTSET OF OFFSEASON WORKOUTS. RICHIE INCOGNITO HAS TWEETED THAT HE WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE DRILLS. THE REVAMPED BILLS WILL ASSEMBLE FOR THE FIRST TIME. LOOKING FOR GOOD SESSIONS AT THE START OF OTAS, WE FOLLOW WITH INTEREST AS 1BUFFALO.
Richie Incognito tweeted last evening that his retirement may be over. He indicated he will be in town on Monday for the start of organized team activites. This is surely welcome news for Bills fans. INCOGNITO IS THE HEART AND SOUL OF THE OFFENSIVE LINE. THE VETERAN PRO BOWLER PLAYS WITH GREAT PASSION. HOPING RICHIE HAS RECONSIDERED AND WILL BE BACK IN UNIFORM, WE AWAIT WORD AS 1BUFFALO.
Bills guard Richie Incognito has been placed on the reserve/retired list. The 3 time Pro Bowler has retired, citing health reasons. Incognito played 12 seasons in the league, 4 with Buffalo. He recently restructured his contract and took a sizable pay cut. In the aftermath he fired his agent and left the game. INCOGNITOS DEPARTURE LEAVES GAPING HOLES IN THE OFFENSIVE LINE. THE RETIREMENT OF ERIC WOOD AND LOSS OF CORDY GLENN COMPOUND THE DILEMMA. LOOKING FOR INSPIRED DRAFTING TO REPLACE THE VETERANS WE HOPE FOR THE BEST AS 1BUFFALO.