The Bills will start backup QB Derek Anderson versus the Colts. The announcement was made by Coach Sean McDermott, adding that it is the right decision for the team. The 35 year old veteran was given the nod over second year man Nathan Peterman who threw 2 interceptions last Sunday, sealing the Texans win. McDermott said that Josh Allens elbow injury will not require surgery, indicating it is week-to-week. THE COLOSSAL MISCALCULATIONS OVER QUARTERBACK MAY COST THE COACH AND GENERAL MANAGER BRANDON BEANE THEIR JOBS. THE FOLLY OF TRADING TYROD TAYLOR TO CLEVELAND LARGELY OVER SALARY ISSUES IS NOW EVIDENT. THE RELEASE OF AJ McCARRON SIMILARLY THRUST ALLEN, AN UNPROVEN ROOKIE, INTO THE STARTER SPOT. BEWILDERED BY THE STRATEGIC BLUNDERS COMING FROM ONE BILLS DRIVE, WE STRUGGLE TO REMAIN 1BUFFALO.
The Wilson Foundation is investing 50 million dollars in LaSalle Park on the Buffalo waterfront. The announcement was made yesterday by his widow, Mary, on his 100th birthday. The park will be renamed Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Centennial Park. WILSON FOUNDED THE BILLS AND GUIDED THEM FOR NEARLY 50 YEARS. HE WAS A PILLAR OF THE NFL WHO BUILT THE LEAGUE INTO THE POWERHOUSE IT IS TODAY. FOLLOWING HIS DEATH IN 2014 THE TEAM WAS SOLD TO TERRY PEGULA FOR 1.4 BILLION. THE PROCEEDS WERE GIFTED TO HIS FAMILY FOUNDATION WHICH SUPPORTS PHILANTHROPIC OUTREACH IN BUFFALO AND DETROIT. THE FOUNDATION ALSO MADE COMMITMENTS FOR A CENTENNIAL PARK IN DETROIT. CELEBRATING THE LIFE AND WORK OF RALPH WILSON AND ALL HIS LEGACY CONTINUES TO MEAN TO WESTERN NEW YORK, WE LOCK ARMS AS 1BUFFALO.
ESQ Custom Homes, the foremost manufacturer of modular homes in Western New York, is an avid Bills Booster. Located in Cowlesville, the company builds modular components that are site assembled on your lot or theirs. Incorporating high standards of quality and precision, they craft residences tailored to your lifestyle and needs. The completed product can be erected in a fraction of the time required for stick construction. There are considerable cost savings which ESQ passes on to the customer. Formerly known as Stylecraft Homes, the company has constructed residences throughout the region with scores of satisfied homeowners.
Owned by prominent Buffalo attorney Jeffrey T. Bochiechio, ESQ is his latest entrepreneurial venture. Affiliated with the Bouvier Partnership LLP downtown, Jeff’s practice emphasizes real estate and business law. He has invested in numerous rehabilitation and new-build projects in the city and suburbs. He has renovated a number of historic dwellings in Allentown, carefully preserving their unique character while updating mechanicals and modern conveniences. He is the sponsor of a luxury 4 unit townhouse development at the corner of Delaware Avenue and Bedford in North Buffalo. The outstanding units will be priced from the 600s. He recently received approval from the Town of Orchard Park for his latest project, Sheffer Farms Townhomes on California Road near New Era Field. 52 upscale residences will be constructed on a 25 acre site featuring a scenic creek and over 1,400 mature trees. The completed units will be offered in the mid-400s. The stadium is in full view of the final phase, affording Bills fans a vista of the home field. What better way to support the team than with New Era field literally in your backyard.
Jeffs dad, Joe Bochiechio, heads up operations and marketing for ESQ Custom Homes. The company is a family affair like so many local businesses. Together they infuse pride of ownership with extraordinary community service.
We salute the Bochiechios and ESQ for their vision and entrepreneurship. They are part of the rich fabric of locally owned entreprises that make the region strong. Celebrating their commitment to their hometown and the Bills, we salute them as 1BUFFALO.
Josh Allen injured his throwing elbow in the third quarter as the Bills lost to the Texans 20 – 13. He was replaced by Nathan Peterman who temporarily redeemed himself and completed for a touchdown. He then threw a critical interception which set up Houstons game-winning score. ALLENS INJURY IS BEING EVALUATED. IT IS NOT KNOWN WHEN HE CAN RETURN TO ACTION. HE TURNED IN A DISMAL PERFORMANCE, GOING 10 OF 17 FOR 87 YARDS. PETERMAN REVERTED TO HIS OLD WAYS WITH 2 INTERCEPTIONS. THE DEFENSE PLAYED WELL, FORCING SEVERAL TURNOVERS. THE BILLS FALL TO 2 – 4 AND MUST REGROUP FOR INDIANAPOLIS. LOOKING FOR RESOLUTION TO THE QUARTERBACK DILEMMA, WE SHAKE OUR HEADS IN DISAPPOINTMENT AS 1BUFFALO.
The Bills are looking to upset the Texans on the road. Houston is favored by 10 points, having come off back-to-back overtime wins. The key to a victory will be applying pressure to second year quarterback Deshaun Watson, who is nursing a chest injury. DEREK ANDERSON WILL SERVE AS BACKUP TO JOSH ALLEN. THE VETERAN WAS SIGNED THIS WEEK TO MENTOR THE DEVELOPING ROOKIE. EXPECT SPIRITED PLAY FROM AN ENERGIZED BILLS SQUAD, FLUSH FROM THE LAST SECOND VICTORY OVER THE TITANS. LOOKING TO MAKE BELIEVERS OF THE NAYSAYERS AND PULL OFF AN UPSET, WE AWAIT KICKOFF AS 1BUFFALO.
The MLB ODDS favor the Houston Astros to win the World Series. They are pegged at 2 – 1 and are predicted to face the Boston Red Sox. The odds for the remaining 3 postseason teams are 9 – 4 for the Red Sox, 3 – 1 for the Los Angeles Dodgers, and 4 – 1 for the Milwaukee Brewers. The League Championship Series matchups are the Dodgers versus the Brewers and the Astros versus the Red Sox. Milwaukee won the first LCS contest last evening, beating Los Angeles 6 – 5. The LCS projections for each team are as follows: Dodgers 65%, Red Sox 46.5%, Astros 43.5%, and Brewers 35%. The oddsmakers peg the World Series projections as follows: Los Angeles 34.4%, Boston 31.5%, Houston 22.6%, and Milwaukee 11.5%. Action resumes for the Dodgers and Brewers this afternoon in Game 2 with the Astros and Red Sox meeting tonight in their first contest.
In the National League Championship, Los Angeles is favored over Milwaukee, having won 4 of their 7 season matchups. The Brewers open the series at home, coming off 11 straight wins. Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw is on a roll, having impressively bested the Braves. The L.A. offense batted .274 last month, leading the MLB. Milwaukee had the most wins in the NL, and followed the Dodgers in home runs.
Houston is slightly favored over Boston in the American League Championship Series. The Red Sox open the series with home field advantage. The oddsmakers like the Astros despite Boston having won 108 regular season games to Houstons 103 victories.
Fans can settle in for some great baseball. The MLB ODDS are set and Las Vegas has spoken. Americas Pastime is likely to again dominate the headlines in October.
Bills fans enthusiastically support the sister sport of baseball. They turn out in force for the minor league Bisons. Coca-Cola Field is a hotbed of action throughout the season. There is a great local baseball tradition dating back over a century. Following the playoffs running up to the World Series later this month, we bask in the nostalgia as 1BUFFALO.
The 2 – 3 Bills are preparing to meet the 2 – 3 Texans on the road this weekend. Houston is heavily favored, with the Bills 10 point underdogs. The key to a victory will be getting pressure on quarterback Deshaun Watson who suffered a chest injury in last Sundays game. EXPECT BRIAN DABOLL TO SPLIT OFFENSIVE DUTIES BETWEEN JOSH ALLEN AND LESEAN McCOY. IT WOULD BE LUNANCY TO TRADE McCOY TO THE EAGLES DESPITE SWIRLING RUMORS. LOOKING TO BEAT THE LINE AND UPSET THE TEXANS, WE CLOSE RANKS AS 1BUFFALO.
Amid the clamor over the resurgent Bills, attention turns to a new stadium for the team. New Era Field was constructed nearly 50 years ago and is among the most antiquated arenas in the league. Despite recent renovations it lacks the amenities of 21st century venues. A NEW STADIUM SHOULD LOGICALLY BE CONSTRUCTED DOWNTOWN ADJOINING CANALSIDE. IT WILL BE THE HUB OF REGIONAL RENEWAL AND PRIDE. IT WILL LIKELY BE BUILT WITH A COMBINATION OF PRIVATE AND PUBLIC MONEY. HOPING FOR THE COOPERATION NEEDED TO MAKE IT A REALITY, WE LOOK TO THE FUTURE AS 1BUFFALO.
Derek Anderson has been signed as backup quarterback. The 35 year old veteran will mentor Josh Allen as he develops. Anderson spent many seasons with Carolina so is well known to Coach McDermott and General Manager Beane. To make room on the roster, the Bills released safety Dean Marlowe. NATHAN PETERMAN SURVIVED THE ROSTER CUT. HE IS A FAVORITE OF McDERMOTT WHO WILL LIKELY KEEP HIM IF POSSIBLE. HE MAY BE MOVED TO THE PRACTICE SQUAD. SALUTING THE PERSONNEL MOVE THAT BRINGS AN EXPERIENCED QUARTERBACK TO TOWN, WE LOOK FOR RESULTS AS 1BUFFALO.
The Bills may shortly sign free agent quarterback Derek Anderson. He spent several years with Carolina as backup to Cam Newton when Sean McDermott and Brandon Beane were with the Panthers. He earlier was with Baltimore, Cleveland, and Arizona. ANDERSON WOULD MENTOR ROOKIE QB JOSH ALLEN. COACH McDERMOTT MADE MENTION OF THE POTENTIAL SIGNING AT HIS MONDAY PRESS CONFERENCE. THIS MAY SPELL THE END OF NATHAN PETERMANS TENURE WITH THE BILLS. McDERMOTT WAS NONCOMMITTAL, INDICATING HE WOULD LIKE TO CARRY 3 QUARTERBACKS IF POSSIBLE. SEEING THE WISDOM OF THIS MAJOR STRATEGIC MOVE, WE AWAIT FURTHER WORD AS 1BUFFALO.