Bring on the Draft

The 2018 NFL draft opens today in New York City. Attention will be focused on the Bills as they wheel and deal in the all important first round.  Rumors abound that they will trade up with the Browns, Giants, or Broncos to get into the coveted Top 5.  The objective is the long sought after franchise quarterback.  THE BILLS HAVE HAD PRIVATE WORKOUTS WITH EACH OF THE 6 LEADING QB PROSPECTS.  THEY ARE ALL LIKELY TO BE TAKEN IN ROUND ONE.  HOPING FOR THE BEST AS BRANDON BEANE DIRECTS HIS FIRST DRAFT, WE LOCK ARMS AS 1BUFFALO.

NFL.com predicts the Bills will deal up with the Broncos in this weeks college draft.  Denver holds the fifth overall pick.  The Bills could trade their 2 first round selections to move into the Top 5.  They would then have a shot at one of the standout quarterbacks, Sam Darnold, Baker Mayfield, or Josh Rosen.  IT IS AN INTRIGUING PROPOSITION.  THE BILLS HAVE NEEDED A FRANCHISE QUARTERBACK FOR 20 YEARS TO BUILD A CHAMPIONSHIP CONTENDER.  LOOKING FOR SPIRITED JOCKEYING TO MAKE IT HAPPEN, WE AWAIT WORD AS 1BUFFALO.

Bills general manager Brandon Beane has dispelled rampant rumors of an impending trade with the Giants.  New York owns the coveted 2nd overall draft pick, and the Bills may try to trade up using their 12th and 22nd picks.  Beane says there is no truth to such speculation.  He and Giants GM Dave Gettleman worked together when both were with Carolina.  THE BILLS DESPERATELY NEED THE LONG SOUGHT AFTER FRANCHISE QUARTERBACK.  A DEAL WITH NEW YORK WOULD PAVE THE WAY.  ANXIOUS TO SEE WHAT THURSDAYS OPENING ROUND BRINGS, WE BIDE OUR TIME AS 1BUFFALO.

The Bills offseason program is in full swing.  General manager Brandon Beane is remaking the roster, trading away Tyrod Taylor and Marcell Dareus.  He has eliminated costly contracts and opted for lesser priced talent.  The draft gets underway this week with a franchise quarterback the number one priority.  Rebuilding the offensive line is also crucial following the retirements of Eric Wood and Richie Incognito.  THE BILLS ARE A TEAM IN TRANSITION.  LOOKING TO BUILD UPON THE SUCCESS OF COACH McDERMOTTS FIRST YEAR THEY ARE MANEUVERING FOR THE FUTURE.  WHOLEHEARTEDLY SUPPORTING MANAGEMENTS STRATEGIC INITIATIVES, WE VOICE OUR APPROVAL AS 1BUFFALO.

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.


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