Countdown to Training Camp

The Bills are counting down to training camp which opens July 25. All eyes will be on Josh Allen who is entering his second year. After an uneven rookie debut, he has matured into the long anticipated franchise quarterback. OFFSEASON PERSONNEL MOVES SHOULD RESULT IN A MUCH IMPROVED TEAM. THE SIGNING OF MITCH MORSE AND DRAFTING OF ED OLIVER AND DAWSON KNOX WERE NOTABLE ADDITIONS TO THE LINEUP. LOOKING FOR A WILD CARD BERTH AND RETURN TO THE PLAYOFFS, WE SUPPORT OUR SQUAD AS 1BUFFALO.

The Bills are evaluating Stadium Options. They are deciding whether to renovate New Era Field or construct a new venue downtown near Canalside. The consultant’s report is due this summer summarizing the findings of focus groups with fans. AN IMPORTANT CONSIDERATION IS PRESERVING THE BILLS GAME DAY EXPERIENCE. TAILGATING IN ORCHARD PARK HAS BECOME INGRAINED IN TEAM CULTURE. IT IS UNLIKE ANY OTHER NFL CELEBRATION. PERHAPS THERE IS MERIT TO RENOVATING THE EXISTING ARENA TO PRESERVE THIS UNIQUE WAY OF PARTYING. THERE WOULD NOT BE ENOUGH LAND FOR PARKING DOWNTOWN TO ALLOW FOR LARGE SCALE TAILGATING. LOOKING FOR THE BEST SOLUTION TO FAN NEEDS, WE COME TOGETHER AS 1BUFFALO.

The Editors extend all our Readers and their families a Happy Fourth of July. Today we celebrate Independence Day and our personal liberties and freedom. We are blessed to live in the United States, the greatest nation on earth. ON THIS SPECIAL SUMMER HOLIDAY WE LOOK AHEAD TO FOOTBALL SEASON. TRAINING CAMP WILL SHORTLY BE UNDERWAY. THANKFUL FOR OUR COUNTRY AND PROFESSIONAL SPORTS, WE RALLY ‘ROUND THE FLAG AS 1BUFFALO.

Ralph Wilson’s memory is being honored by the Detroit Institute of Arts. A special exhibition is running this summer featuring French Impressionists, his favorite paintings. Wilson, a longtime Detroit resident and art collector, founded the Bills and owned the team from 1959 – 2014. THE RALPH WILSON FOUNDATION CONTINUES HIS LEGACY IN BOTH BUFFALO AND DETROIT. THIS IS THE CENTENNIAL OF HIS BIRTH, AND HIS TRUSTEES HAVE MADE MAJOR GIFTS FOR PUBLIC PARKS IN BOTH CITIES. GRATEFUL FOR HIS LIFE AND WORK AMONG US, WE PAUSE AND REFLECT AS 1BUFFALO.

With training camp just 3 weeks away, attention turns to quarterback sensation Josh Allen. He is entering his second pro year after an impressive rookie start. Despite injury he turned in credible numbers and established himself as the long awaited franchise QB. ALLEN COMBINES SPEED, STRENGTH, AND ATHLETICISM ON THE FIELD. HE IS A NATURAL LEADER. WITH A STRENGTHENED OFFENSIVE LINE AND ENHANCED RECEIVER CORPS, HIS FUTURE IS BRIGHT. LOOKING AHEAD TO GREAT THINGS FROM JOSH, WE HAVE REASON FOR HOPE AS 1BUFFALO.

Bills and Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula say the hockey team needs to start winning. Speaking to the press in Vancouver prior to the NHL draft, they recounted their roller coaster ride since purchasing the Sabres in 2011. They admit making mistakes from which they have learned. THE SABRES HAVE GONE THROUGH 5 COACHES AND 3 GENERAL MANAGERS IN THE LAST 8 YEARS. THE UNCERTAINTY HAS TRANSLATED INTO A STRING OF LOSING SEASONS. THE TEAM HAS FINISHED LAST IN 3 OF THE PAST 6 YEARS. TERRY IS AN ETERNAL OPTIMIST, NOTING THE POSITIVE TURNAROUND IN FAN SPIRIT DURING HIS TENURE. ENERGIZED BY THE OWNERS COMMITMENT TO THEIR ADOPTED SPORTS TOWN, WE LOCK ARMS AS 1BUFFALO.

Bills owner Terry Pegula says fans will be taken in account in the stadium decision. He and wife Kim have retained a consulting firm to assess fan sentiments. The report is due this summer. The options are to renovate New Era Field or build a new venue downtown. COSTS ARE A FACTOR. A NEW ARENA WILL LIKELY REQUIRE A BILLION DOLLARS WHILE RENOVATING THE EXISTING STADIUM WILL COST HALF THAT. THE FACILITY WILL BE THE FOCAL POINT OF REGIONAL RENEWAL. GRATEFUL FOR THE PEGULAS LEADERSHIP AND VISION, WE WORK TOGETHER AS 1BUFFALO.

Tickets are being issued for training camp which opens next month. The Bills announced that 4 practices will require tickets. 3 of the practices are at St. John Fisher College in suburban Rochester and the fourth at New Era Field. TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE. THEY CAN BE OBTAINED ONLINE. LOOKING AHEAD TO A SUMMER OF GREAT PRACTICES, WE COUNTDOWN TO CAMP AS 1BUFFALO.

Bills defensive end Shaq Lawson will pay for the funeral of an 11 year old girl. Ja’Nayia Scott was killed when someone fired 35 shots at her home in Anderson, South Carolina. The assailant is still at large. LAWSON GREW UP IN A NEARBY TOWN AND PLAYED COLLEGE BALL AT CLEMSON. HIS COMPASSION IS AN INSPIRATION TO ALL. SADDENED BY THE TRAGEDY, WE PRAY FOR THE FAMILY AS 1BUFFALO.

All eyes are on Josh Allen. He is entering his second pro year with rookie experience under his belt. Despite injury Allen threw for a respectable 2,074 yards last season. OFFSEASON PERSONNEL MOVES IMPROVE HIS PROSPECTS. THE OFFENSIVE LINE HAS BEEN STRENGTHENED, NOTABLY BY THE SIGNING OF MITCH MORSE, ONE OF THE BEST CENTERS IN THE LEAGUE. KEY ADDITIONS HAVE BEEN MADE TO THE WIDE RECEIVER AND TIGHT END CORPS. LOOKING FOR JOSH TO HAVE A BANNER YEAR SURROUNDED BY SKILLED TALENT, WE EXPECT RESULTS AS 1BUFFALO.


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