The Bills will have 2 practices with the Panthers. They will take place in Carolina August 13 and 14 in preparation for the preseason game on August 16. THE JOINT PRACTICES ARE AN OUTGROWTH OF THE CLOSE COOPERATION BETWEEN THE 2 TEAMS. SEAN McDERMOTT WAS DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR FOR THE PANTHERS BEFORE COMING TO TOWN. BRANDON BEANE WAS WITH THE CAROLINA FRONT OFFICE. SEEING THE WISDOM OF PRACTICING IN THE HEAT PRIOR TO THE SUMMER MATCHUP, WE JOIN FORCES AS 1BUFFALO.
The Patriots and Chiefs are tied for top Super Bowl odds. They are both pegged at 6 – 1 by Las Vegas guru RJ White to win the Championship. The Rams at 8 – 1 and Saints at 9 – 1 round out the Top 4. The Bills are way down the pack at 100 – 1 along with 6 other teams. The Cardinals and Dolphins have the worst prospects at 200 – 1. THE ODDSMAKER HAS SPOKEN. HE IS EVIDENTLY UNIMPRESSED BY THE BILLS STRATEGIC OFFSEASON MOVES IN FREE AGENCY AND THE DRAFT. LOOKING TO MAKE BELIEVERS OF THE NAYSAYERS, WE PLACE OUR BETS AS 1BUFFALO.
A lucky couple will be married at Bills halftime. The fortunate duo will be wed at the Patriots game on September 29. A contest is being conducted among loyal engaged fans. THE EVENT OF A LIFETIME WILL TAKE PLACE IN FRONT OF 70,000 CHEERING BILLS ENTHUSIASTS. SPONSORED BY LOCAL RETAILER REEDS JENSS, A RECEPTION WILL FOLLOW AT NEW ERA FIELD. FREE TICKETS WILL BE GIVEN TO THE HAPPY COUPLE AND 20 OF THEIR GUESTS. CONTEST APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH JULY 7. LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS ULTIMATE DEMONSTRATION OF FAN SPIRIT, WE AWAIT THE BIG DAY AS 1BUFFALO.
Hundreds of fans gathered to pack 5,000 backpacks in memory of Pancho Billa. They were joined by Bills players and staff in tribute to the Superfan who passed last month. Pancho asked that contributions be made to Teachers Desk in lieu of flowers. THE BACKPACKS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED TO UNDERPRIVILEGED YOUTH. 3,000 WILL BE SENT TO PANCHOS HOME STATE OF TEXAS. THE REST WILL BE GIVEN OUT IN WESTERN NEW YORK. PROUD OF PANCHOS ENDURING LEGACY, WE REMEMBER OUR DEPARTED FRIEND AS 1BUFFALO
Planning is underway for a new stadium. New Era Field is one of the most antiquated arenas in the NFL. Owners Terry and Kim Pegula have retained consultants to examine the issue. Focus groups are being conducted with fans and community leaders to find the right solution. AN ALL WEATHER VENUE WILL BE THE FOCUS OF REGIONAL RENEWAL. IT SHOULD LOGICALLY BE CONSTRUCTED DOWNTOWN ADJACENT TO KEY BANK CENTER AND CANALSIDE. GRATEFUL TO THE PEGULAS FOR THEIR LEADERSHIP AND VISION, WE CLOSE RANKS AS 1BUFFALO.
The Bills have signed rookie tight end Dawson Knox. The 6-4, 254 pound Dawson played college ball at Ole Miss. He has a chance of winning a starting berth with the injury to TE free agent Tyler Kroft. DAWSONS SIGNING BRINGS ALL THIS YEARS ROOKIES UNDER CONTRACT. THE CLASS CAN PROCEED TO TRAINING CAMP WITHOUT THE DISTRACTION OF ONGOING NEGOTIATIONS. GRATEFUL THAT HE IS PART OF THE FOLD, WE UNITE AS 1BUFFALO.
A Team Building Activity replaced the final day of mini camp. Coach McDermott canceled the third day of practice in favor of a bonding exercise. Players and coaches came together to strengthen unity and spirit. THE PLAYERS NOW DEPART FOR 6 WEEKS OF VACATION PRIOR TO THE START OF TRAINING CAMP. IT IS A TIME FOR CONDITIONING AND REST BEFORE THE CAMPAIGN BEGINS IN EARNEST. HEARTENED BY THE COHESION FOSTERED BY CAMP, WE HAVE REASON FOR HOPE AS 1BUFFALO.
Mandatory Mini Camp wraps up today. The Bills will have a 6 week recess until training camp starts in late July. Players will spend the time on strength and conditioning in preparation for the season. QUARTERBACK JOSH ALLEN INTENDS TO SPEND TIME IN THE WEIGHT ROOM. HE WILL WORK OUT WITH JORDAN PALMER IN CALIFORNIA. HE WILL ALSO CONNECT WITH HIS RECEIVERS TO IMPROVE THROWING ACCURACY. LOOKING FOR A PRODUCTIVE BREAK IN ADVANCE OF PRESEASON, WE LOOK AHEAD AS 1BUFFALO.
Injuries continue to plague the offensive line. 6 linemen sat out the first day of minicamp. On a positive note, center Mitch Morse returned to action following recent surgery. He is now the highest paid player at that position in the league. THE LINE STRUGGLED TO PROTECT JOSH ALLEN ALL LAST YEAR. OFFSEASON PERSONNEL MOVES REMADE THE SQUAD. LOOKING FOR PRODUCTION FROM HEALTHY LINEMEN, WE HOPE FOR THE BEST AS 1BUFFALO.
Mandatory mini camp opens today through Thursday. Veterans and rookies will be reporting for the 3 day session. 91 Bills players will be in uniform. THE FULL SQUAD TAKES THE FIELD FOR INTENSIVE WORKOUTS AND DRILLS. THE COACHES WILL BE EVALUATING TALENT IN ADVANCE OF NEXT MONTHS TRAINING CAMP. THE PLAYERS WILL HAVE A 6 WEEK VACATION BEFORE CAMP BEGINS AT SAINT JOHN FISHER COLLEGE IN SUBURBAN ROCHESTER. LOOKING AHEAD TO A WEEK OF FOCUSED PRACTICE, WE WATCH WITH INTEREST AS 1BUFFALO.