Las Vegas oddsmaker Bovada.lv pegs LeSean McCoy at 100/1 to win Most Valuable Player. He has the 12th best chance among NFL players of winning the coveted honor. McCoy is the only Bills player to make the top 100 favorites for MVP. Last year he had a standout season, rushing for 1,267 yards and 13 touchdowns. He also had 356 receiving yards for an additional touchdown. McCOY IS THE HEART OF THE BILLS OFFENSE. HE IS LIKELY TO HAVE EVEN MORE RECEPTIONS UNDER NEW OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR RICK DENNISON. EXPECTING A PRO BOWL SEASON FROM OUR BEST RUNNING BACK, WE SHOW SUPPORT AS 1BUFFALO.
Jim Kelly has praised Sean McDermott’s discipline. Speaking at his annual football camp, the Hall of Famer lauded the new head coach’s emphasis on fundamentals. This is in stark contrast to Rex Ryan’s lack of discipline on the field and in the locker room. Gone are the pool table and video games. McDermott is a disciplinarian who is enforcing the rules. THE FAITHFUL ARE ENCOURAGED BY HIS NO-NONSENSE APPROACH. WHETHER THIS TRANSLATES INTO MORE WINS REMAINS TO BE SEEN. HEARTENED BY THE ORDER HE HAS REINTRODUCED, WE COME TOGETHER AS 1BUFFALO.
Sean McDermott terms the Bills to be playoff calibre. Unlike his predecessor Rex Ryan he is not promising a playoff berth just yet. He does feel the team has the potential to end the 17 year playoff drought. This hinges upon improved play from quarterback Tyrod Taylor and keeping Sammy Watkins healthy. THE LONG-SUFFERING BILLS FANS DESERVE A TEAM THAT IS AT LEAST COMPETITIVE. THE POTENTIAL IS THERE, PROVIDED THE FRONT OFFICE DYSFUNCTION IS OVER. ANXIOUS TO SEE HOW IT PLAYS OUT UNDER THE NEW COACH, WE ARE ALL 1BUFFALO.
Stadium police rescued a man from a ravine adjoining New Era Field. The victim, 59-year-old John Nietopski, had been driving an all terrain vehicle when it fell down an embankment. The incident occurred near Smokes Creek, located between the stadium and California Road in Orchard Park. It is the same area where a young man drowned after being evicted from the Miami game a few years back. FAST ACTING BILLS SECURITY SAVED NIETOPSKI’S LIFE. THEIR PROFESSIONALISM AVERTED TRAGEDY. GRATEFUL TO THE FIRST RESPONDERS, WE ARE RELIEVED AS 1BUFFALO.
The Bills roster has been ranked 27th in the league by Pro Football Focus. The best ranking was given to offensive lineman Richie Incognito. He was followed by quarterback Tyrod Taylor. PFF expects free agent fullback Patrick DiMarco to contribute to the rushing game. The defense received failing marks, especially Shaq Lawson and Preston Brown. PPF PUTS THE BILLS ROSTER IN THE CELLAR OF THE NFL. A TEAM CAN NOT WIN WITHOUT STRONG INDIVIDUAL TALENT. THE CLUB COMES UP SHORT. LOOKING FOR IMPROVEMENTS IN THE RANKINGS AS THE SEASON UNFOLDS, WE COME TOGETHER AS 1BUFFALO.
The most pressing challenge the Bills face heading into training camp is the dilemma at quarterback. None of the 4 QBs on the roster appears to be the long-term solution. Tyrod Taylor is likely to be dispirited after agreeing to a 10 million dollar contract reduction. He has struggled in practice and will probably be gone after this season. Cardale Jones is fading and will be shown the exits like his mentor Doug Whaley. Newcomer TJ Yates is at least familiar with defensive coordinator Rick Dennison’s system, having worked together in Houston. Rookie Nathan Peterman from Pitt is untested and will require time to develop. THE PROBLEMS AT QUARTERBACK UNDERSCORE THE TROUBLES AFFLICTING THE ENTIRE FOOTBALL PROGRAM. A TEAM CAN NOT WIN WITHOUT CAPABLE TALENT ON CENTER. DISHEARTENED BY THIS STATE OF AFFAIRS, WE NONETHELESS SUPPORT OUR TEAM AS 1BUFFALO.
The Bills are headed for an 8 – 8 season under new head coach Sean McDermott. Expect a solid, more disciplined team that is competitive but still falls short. Buffalo is likely to finish third in the AFC East behind New England and Miami. Tyrod Taylor is a caretaker quarterback who will be gone next year. The loss of crucial veterans such as Stephon Gilmore in the offseason compounds the problem. THE BILLS ARE REBUILDING FOR THE FUTURE. OWNERS TERRY AND KIM PEGULA MUST BE PATIENT WHILE McDERMOTT PRUNES THE ROSTER AND BUILDS THROUGH THE DRAFT. LOOKING FOR ENTERTAINING FOOTBALL AND AN ELUSIVE BREAKTHROUGH, WE UNITE AS 1BUFFALO.
LSU and Florida will compete in this year’s college world series. The best of 3 championship series begins Monday in Omaha. It will be televised on ESPN. LSU advanced to the finals by beating out Oregon State, which had won 23 straight games before losing on Friday and forcing an elimination game. Florida shutout TCU 3 – 0 to make the finals. THE MUCH ANTICIPATED MATCH UP PAIRS 2 OF COLLEGE’S BEST TEAMS. THERE IS A LONG LOCAL TRADITION OF SUPPORTING BASEBALL. THE MINOR LEAGUE BISONS ARE THE THIRD JEWEL IN THE LOCAL SPORTS CROWN ALONG WITH TERRY PEGULA’S BILLS AND SABRES. STEADFAST IN SUPPORT FOR ALL OUR TEAMS, WE FAITHFULLY REMAIN 1BUFFALO.
The AFC East odds favor New England in the upcoming season. The Las Vegas line pegs the Patriots at -2,500 to take the division championship. The Dolphins are next at +800, followed by the Bills at +1,500 and the Jets at +6,000. New England has won the division in each of the last 8 years and 13 times out of the last 14. BILLS FANS ACCEPT THE REALITY OF THE PATRIOTS DOMINANCE. THE BEST WE CAN HOPE FOR ANYTIME SOON IS A WILDCARD BERTH. THE CHALLENGE IS DAUNTING, GIVE THE BILLS TOUGH SCHEDULE. LOOKING FOR OUR GUYS TO TRY THEIR BEST, WE ARE LOYAL AS 1BUFFALO.
Pro Football Focus is forecasting an 8 – 8 season for the Bills. The team has hovered around 500 in each of the last 3 years, going 7 – 9 in 2016. The article cites the critical role of returning veterans. Marcell Dareus and a healthy Sammy Watkins should keep the Bills competitive. While predicting a solid year, the Bills are expected to again miss the playoffs. Top seed is given to New England, Pittsburgh, and LA Raiders. THE FAITHFUL CAN EXPECT SPIRITED PLAY THAT AGAIN FALLS SHORT. McDERMOTT, BEANE, AND TAYLOR WILL ALL BE VYING FOR JOB SECURITY. HOPING FOR THE BEST BUT REMAINING REALISTIC, WE REMAIN 1BUFFALO.