Bring Allen Along Slowly advises the Bills to bring Josh Allen along slowly.  Dan Hanzus writes that there is no need to rush him.  Much will depend on the play this summer of AJ McCarron and Nathan Peterman.  He adds that the current state of the offensive line is terrifying following the departures of key veterans.  THE BILLS WILL NEED LUCK TO PREVAIL IN THE UPCOMING CAMPAIGN.  THE SITUATION UNDER CENTER IS IN FLUX.  SEEING THE WISDOM OF  TAKING THINGS SLOWLY, WE NOD IN AGREEMENT AS 1BUFFALO.

Rookie quarterback Josh Allen is taking reps with the third team offense.  With the first week of OTAs concluding, he is third on the depth chart.  AJ McCarron and Nathan Peterman are throwing to the first team.  After 2 more weeks of workouts, the squad will break for a month before the start of training camp.  COACH McDERMOTT HAS MADE IT CLEAR THAT ALL PLAYERS MUST EARN THE STARTING NOD.  NO ONE CAN TAKE ANYTHING FOR GRANTED.  FOLLOWING THE ACTION WITH GREAT INTEREST, WE WATCH FROM THE SIDELINES AS 1BUFFALO.

Bills owner Kim Pegula said a new stadium may not be constructed.  Speaking at the NFL owners meeting, she alluded to financial conerns.  She frankly admitted that she and her husband Terry do not have the required 1.5 billion dollars, having spent their cash reserve to purchase the team.  She is also doubtful about state and local funding and the prospect of raising ticket prices or selling seat licenses.  AN ALL WEATHER ARENA WOULD BE A SOURCE OF CIVIC PRIDE AND RENEWAL.   NEW ERA FIELD IS AMONG THE MOST ANTIQUATED VENUES IN THE LEAGUE, HAVING BEEN CONSTRUCTED IN 1973.  LOOKING FOR THE PARTIES TO PULL TOGETHER IN SEARCH OF A SOLUTION, WE JOIN FORCES AS 1BUFFALO.

The Bills have recruited Asil Mulbah to join the scouting department.  He spent the last 2 years as a scout at Syracuse.  He earlier worked for the Jaguars, Wake Forest, and Bowling Green.  MULBAH PLAYED COLLEGE BALL AT FORDHAM.  HE IS A SEASONED ADDITION TO THE FRONT OFFICE.  WELCOMING HIM TO TOWN AS AN EXPERIENCED PRO, WE JOIN RANKS AS 1BUFFALO.

The Bills have released Richie Incognito from the reserve/injured list.  The veteran guard is now a free agent and can sign with another team.  Last month he abruptly announced his retirement, citing health concerns.  He was reportedly unhappy with his restructured contract and fired his agent.  The Bills can not recoup any bonus money they have paid him.  INCOGNITO MADE A POSITIVE RESTART TO HIS CAREER HERE.  HE WAS SELECTED FOR THE PRO BOWL EACH OF THE LAST 3 SEASONS.  WISHING HIM GOOD HEALTH AND SUCCESS IN THE FUTURE, WE SHOW APPRECIATION AS 1BUFFALO.

The Bills have 100 to 1 odds of winning the Super Bowl.  Las Vegas oddsmaker Westgate lists them near the bottom of the pack.  New England again dominates at 6 to 1.  They are followed by Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Minnesota, and Los Angeles Rams.  Cleveland and Cincinnati bring up the rear.  THE LINE DOES NOT FAVOR THE BILLS EVEN AFTER THE BLOCKBUSTER DRAFT FOR JOSH ALLEN.  THE TEAM IS SEEN IN A REBUILDING MODE.  HOPING TO BEAT THE LINE AND BE CONTENDERS, WE WAGER OUR BETS AS 1BUFFALO.

Bills head coach Sean McDermott and his wife Jamie visited Oishei Childrens Hospital last week.  They greeted the  patients and distributed Bills blankets and gifts.  The coach commented he hopes his players will be as tough as these young people.  THE AFTERNOON WAS PART OF THE BILLS COMMUNITY OUTREACH.  THE ORGANIZATION ENCOURAGES SUCH CIVIC CONSCIENCE.  GRATEFUL TO THE McDERMOTTS FOR THEIR COMPASSION AND CONCERN, WE SALUTE THE YOUNG HEROES AS 1BUFFALO.

Planning must begin now for a new all-weather stadium.  The lease on New Era field expires in a few years.  A new venue should logically be constructed downtown adjacent to Key Center.  It will be the focal point of regional renaissance and pride.  THE PEGULAS MUST EXERT LEADERSHIP TO SPEARHEAD THE DRIVE.  COOPERATION WILL BE REQUIRED AMONG THE TEAM, LEAGUE, AND STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT.  LOOKING FOR INSPIRED COLLABORATION TO MAKE IT A REALITY, WE RESOLVE TO DO OUR PART AS 1BUFFALO.

The offseason is marked by new beginnings at One Bills Drive.  Coach Sean McDermott and general manager Brandon Beane have remade the roster.  They have traded and released high priced veterans in favor of more economical talent.  They wheeled and dealed to trade up in the draft for Josh Allen, the long anticipated franchise quarterback.  THE START OF TRAINING CAMP IS JUST 2 MONTHS AWAY.  EXPECT MORE PERSONNEL SHUFFLING IN THE LEAD UP TO CAMP.  ANXIOUS TO SEE HOW IT ALL PLAYS OUT, WE WATCH AND WAIT AS 1BUFFALO.

The Bills will officially retire Thurman Thomas jersey number 34.  The ceremony will take place at halftime of the Monday Night game on October 29.  Thomas joins Jim Kelly and Bruce Smith as the only Bills whose numbers have been retired.  In the history of the league there have only been 150 players so honored.  THE 5 TIME PRO BOWLER IS ONE OF THE BILLS ALL TIME GREATS.  HE WAS ENTERED INTO THE HALL OF FAME IN 2007.  CONGRATULATING THURMAN AND HIS FAMILY ON THIS OUTSTANDING ACCOLADE, WE  CELEBRATE WITH THEM AS 1BUFFALO.

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