The Bills have wrapped up their 3 day minicamp. They now have 6 weeks of free time before the start of training camp on July 27. The takeaways from minicamp focus on the quarterback competition. Tyrod Taylor emerged as the dominant starter. After a slow start he picked up momentum and looked sharp yesterday. The battle is now for backup. TJ Yates had a good session, leading the squad through a disciplined 2 minute drill. Rookie Nathan Peterman held his own and is edging out Cardale Jones, who was given limited reps. JONES IS CLEARLY IN DANGER OF BEING CUT. COACH McDERMOTT IS PAYING HIM LIP SERVICE. LOOKING FOR WORD ON HIS FATE, THE FAITHFUL WAIT AS 1BUFFALO.
Backup quarterback Cardale Jones failed to impress during the second day of Bills minicamp. The former Ohio State star had only one rep and was intercepted by rookie linebacker Jacob Lindsey. The word is that Jones is in trouble. Tyrod Taylor is firmly entrenched as starter. Veteran TJ Yates has emerged as Taylor’s backup, having played for offensive coordinator Rick Dennison when both were with Houston. Fifth round draft pick Nathan Peterman is expected to take the third berth. THE HANDWRITING MAY BE ON THE WALL FOR JONES. THE BILLS ARE UNLIKELY TO CARRY 4 QUARTERBACKS. LOOKING FOR RESOLUTION TO THE QB ORDERING, WE AWAIT WORD AS 1BUFFALO.
Sean McDermott has high marks for quarterback Tyrod Taylor. The Bills head coach praises Taylor’s leadership and intangible qualities. He is entering his third year as starting quarterback and seventh year in the league. Taylor is familiar with offensive coordinator Rick Dennison’s system, having worked together in Baltimore. FANS CAN ONLY HOPE THAT THIS TRANSLATES INTO MORE WINS ON THE FIELD. THE ODDSMAKERS GIVE THE BILLS LITTLE CHANCE OF BREAKING 500. THE TEAM’S FORTUNES ARE A DIRECT FUNCTION OF THE QUARTERBACK’S PLAYS. HOPING THAT TAYLOR’S RAPPORT WITH THE COACH RESULTS IN MORE VICTORIES, WE EXPECTANTLY REMAIN 1BUFFALO.
Free agent wide receiver Jeremy Maclin has signed with the Ravens. So ends the Bills quest to get him under contract. Maclin had spent 2 days visiting Buffalo but left without a deal. He went on to Baltimore which gave him a 2 year agreement. The Eagles were also reportedly interested. BUFFALO’S LOSS IS BALTIMORE’S GAIN. MACLIN WAS THE MOST TALENTED RECEIVER ON THE MARKET. HE WOULD HAVE ADDED DEPTH BEHIND SAMMY WATKINS AND ZAY JONES. THE BILLS HAVE THE SALARY CAP ROOM THAT WOULD HAVE MADE IT POSSIBLE. FRUSTRATED THAT MACLIN GOT AWAY, THE FAITHFUL ARE RESIGNED AS 1BUFFALO.
The Bills are unlikely to snap the playoff drought this season. Now running into 17 years, there have been too many recent changes to expect a dramatic turnaround. With a new head coach, coaching staff, general manager, and scouts, don’t count on it coming together quickly. Sean McDermott will introduce discipline that has been sorely lacking. Tyrod Taylor is a caretaker quarterback who likely will be gone in a year. THE FAITHFUL WILL ENDURE ANOTHER REBUILDING SEASON. THE AFC EAST IS TOUGH, AND PROSPECTS FOR A WILDCARD BERTH ARE REMOTE. REALISTIC IN THE CITY OF NO ILLUSIONS, WE NONETHELESS SUPPORT OUR TEAM AS 1BUFFALO.
The Bills should partner with cryptocurrency bitcoin. Owner Terry Pegula should catch the wave of the future and accept bitcoins as payment for Bills tickets. The medium of exchange is increasingly accepted to settle transactions. Its market value has soared, resulting in a multibillion dollar capitalization. Bitcoin should also be accepted for purchase of refreshments and merchandise at home games. THE BILLS HAVE EMBRACED UBER, ANOTHER MAJOR INNOVATION. IT IS NOW A PROUD PARTNER OF THE TEAM. ENERGIZED BY SUCH CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGY, WE LOOK TO THE FUTURE AS 1BUFFALO.
The Bills are a team in transition. Since last season ended there has been a general housecleaning. Gone are head coach Rex Ryan and general manager Doug Whaley. Enter Sean McDermott and Brandon Beane along with a new coaching and scouting staff. Tyrod Taylor is a caretaker at quarterback, having agreed to a 10 million dollar contract reduction. The draft yielded few prospects to help the slumping football program. BILLS FANS CAN EXPECT ANOTHER REBUILDING YEAR. THERE MAY BE CONSOLATION IN AN END TO THE FRONT OFFICE REVOLVING DOOR. THE PLAYOFF DROUGHT IS LIKELY TO CONTINUE, GIVEN THE PRIMACY OF NEW ENGLAND AND RESURGENCE OF MIAMI IN THE AFC EAST. HOPING FOR AN ELUSIVE TURNAROUND, THE FAITHFUL BRAVELY WAIT AS 1BUFFALO.
Coach Sean McDermott said Jeremy Maclin’s visit to the Bills went well. He deemed Maclin a good football player. Beyond that he was noncommittal. McDermott has reportedly conferred with the Chief’s coach Andy Reid about Maclin, who is also meeting with the Ravens. ULTIMATELY IT WILL COME DOWN TO MONEY AND CONTRACT LENGTH. THE BILLS HAVE SOME SALARY CAP ROOM TO MAKE A GENEROUS OFFER. MACLIN IS UNDOUBTEDLY THE MOST TALENTED RECEIVER CURRENTLY ON THE MARKET. SEEING MERIT IN SIGNING HIM AT THE RIGHT PRICE, THE FAITHFUL AWAIT WORD AS 1BUFFALO.
Bills cornerback Shareece Wright took a Uber ride from Chicago to Buffalo. The driver, Hadi Abdollahian from Turkey, at first thought Wright needed a ride to Buffalo Wild Wings. Instead they drove 550 miles from O’Hare Airport to New Era Field. They traveled for 8 hours, arriving in time for Wright to make practice. WRIGHT AND HIS TURKISH DRIVER LITERALLY WENT THE EXTRA MILE. THE FARE WAS $632.08, TO WHICH WRIGHT ADDED A $300 TIP. UBER, A PROUD SPONSOR OF THE BILLS, CAME THROUGH IN A CLUTCH PERFORMANCE. SEEKING SIMILAR DEDICATION FROM BILLS PLAYERS AND STAFF, WE ARE ALL 1BUFFALO.
Free agent Jeremy Maclin has visited the Bills. The star wide receiver is under the Bills radar since his release by Kansas City last week. Both Tyrod Taylor and LeSean McCoy are advocating his signing. MACLIN IS A TALENTED VETERAN WHO CAN SIGNIFICANTLY HELP THE BILLS RECEIVING GAME. MANAGEMENT IS LIKELY TO OFFER HIM A SHORT-TERM CONTRACT. LOOKING FOR WORD FROM COACH McDERMOTT AND GM BRANDON BEANE, WE EXPECTANTLY REMAIN 1BUFFALO.