JJ Watt may be in the Bills Future. The free agent defensive lineman is reportedly interested in signing with a Super Bowl contender. He parted company with the Texans over salary issues. WATT IS ONE OF THE PREMIER DEFENSIVE PLAYERS IN THE LEAGUE. HE WOULD BE A MAJOR ADDITION TO THE LINEUP. THE CHALLENGE IS FINDING MONEY TO FUND A CONTRACT NORTH OF 17 MILLION PER YEAR. WITH LIMITED SALARY CAP DOLLARS IT WILL REQUIRE MAJOR BELT TIGHTENING. COMPLICATING MATTERS ARE THE PENDING RENOGIATION OF FREE AGENT DEALS. HOPEFUL THAT BRANDON BEANE WILL WORK HIS MAGIC, WE WATCH AND WAIT AS 1BUFFALO.
The Bills Mafia is the Greatest Fan Base in the NFL. In good times and bad, they support the team like no other. THIS YEAR THERE WAS CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION. THE BILLS WON THEIR FIRST FIRST PLAYOFF GAME IN A QUARTER CENTURY, ADVANCING TO THE AFC CHAMPIONSHIP. THE ENTHUSIASM WAS INFECTIOUS. SPIRITS ARE IN NO WAY DIMINISHED DESPITE FALLING SHORT. THE BILLS MAFIA IS ALREADY PREPARING FOR NEXT SEASON. FANS SHOULD AGAIN BE ALLOWED IN THE STADIUM. GALVANZIED BY THE ENERGY OF OUR FAITHFUL, WE RAISE A HOLLER AS 1BUFFALO.
The Bills are facing Postseason Challenges. Chief among them are salary cap constraints. With key players facing free agency there may not be sufficient funds to deal. Also it is essential to sign Josh Allen to a long term contract. COVID HAS WRECKED HAVOC WITH TEAM FINANCES AROUND THE LEAGUE. STRECHING LIMITED CAP ROOM DOLLARS WILL TEST THE FRONT OFFICE. LOOKING TO WORK THROUGH THESE CRITICAL ISSUES, WE REMAIN CONFIDENT AS 1BUFFALO.
ESPN ranks the Bills No. 2 in Power Ratings. They are seen as contenders for the AFC Championship next year. RECOGNIZING THE DIMINISHED SALARY CAP, WE FORTUNATELY HAVE KEY PLAYERS LOCKED IN. THE COLLEGE DRAFT SHOULD PROVIDE LOW COST TALENT. CONFIDENT OF THE FRONT OFFICES EYE FOR VALUE, OUR SPIRITS ARE BOLSTERED AS 1BUFFALO.
The Spotlight focuses on Jon Feliciano. The Bills offensive interior lineman is facing free agency next month. He wants to stay in Buffalo and loves the community. THE DILEMMA IS THE LIMITED SALARY CAP ROOM. HE REPROTEDLY WILL COMMAND UPWARDS OF 8 MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR IN THE OPEN MARKET. THAT MAY PROVE TO BE TOO RICH FOR THE AVAILABLE MONEY WITH WHICH TO DEAL. LOOKING FOR GENERAL MANAGER BEANE BEANE TO MAKE IT WORK, WE AWAIT WORD AS 1BUFFALO.
The Bills are facing the Salary Cap Dilemma. It is likely to be 30 million or so less than this year’s number due to covid. The cap is projected around 175 million. That leaves the franchise with just 2 million of cap room. THE PREDICAMENT COMES AS SEVERAL EXPERIENCED PLAYERS FACE FREE AGENCY. LINEBACKER MATT MILANO IS CHIEF AMONG THEM. THE BILLS NEED HIS CONTINUED SERVICE TO MAKE ANOTHER RUN AT THE SUPER BOWL. DIFFICULT PERSONNEL DECISIONS WILL NEED TO BE MADE. PUTTING OUR CONFIDENCE IN BRANDON BEANE’S ABILITY TO WHEEL AND DEAL, WE LOOK FOR ANSWERS AS 1BUFFALO.
Return of the Fitz. Is that in the cards for the Bills? Entering his 17th professional season, Ryan Fitzpatrick would be a viable backup to Josh Allen. LAST YEAR HE STARTED 7 GAMES FOR THE DOLPHINS, THROWING 15 TOUCHDOWNS AND 8 INTERCEPTIONS. HE WOULD PROVIDE THE BILLS WITH EXPERIENCED DEPTH UNDER CENTER. FITZ HAS FORMED A SPECIAL BOND WITH ALLEN AND THE CITY. HE TOLD ADAM SCHEFTER THAT BUFFALO IS HIS FAVORITE NFL TOWN. SEEING THE WISDOM OF DEALING FOR HIM, WE HAVE HIS BACK AS 1BUFFALO.
The Bills face several Offseason Challenges. Coming off the heartbreaking loss to the Chiefs in the AFC Championship game, they are looking to regroup. The objective is a return to the playoffs and beyond. THERE ARE FINANCIAL CONSTRAINTS OCCASIONED BY COVID. THE SALARY CAP IS LIKELY TO BE SUBSTANTIALLY LESS NEXT YEAR. THERE WILL BE FAR LESS MONEY WITH WHICH TO DEAL. MANY KEY PLAYERS ARE LOOKING AT FREE AGENCY. THE SOLUTION LIES IN THE COLLEGE DRAFT. THE FRONT OFFICE IS CHALLENGED TO IDENTIFY LOW COST TALENT. FORTUNATELY WE HAVE ONE OF THE MOST ASTUTE GENERAL MANAGERS IN THE LEAGUE. BRANDON BEANE HAS AN ENVIABLE RECORD OF FINDING THE RIGHT PLAYERS AT THE RIGHT PRICE. LOOKING FOR INSPIRED PERSONNEL JOCKEYING, WE CLOSE RANKS AROUND HIM AS 1BUFFALO.
The Bills must re-sign Matt Milano. Otherwise he will be gone through free agency. MILANO HAS EMERGED AS ONE OF THE TOP LINEBACKERS IN THE LEAGUE. HE IS THE HEART AND SOUL OF THE DEFENSE. HE IS LIKELY TO COMMAND UPWARDS OF 14 MILLION PER YEAR IN THE OPEN MARKET. RETAINING HIM WILL BE A CHALLENGE FINANCIALLY. THE SALARY CAP IS LIKELY TO BE 25 TO 35 MILLION LESS NEXT YEAR DUE TO COVID. TEAMS WILL BE HARD PRESSED TO FUND RICH CONTRACTS. THE FRONT OFFICE MUST CRUNCH NUMBERS AND FIND THE MONEY TO KEEP HIM IN THE FOLD. LOOKING FOR GENERAL MANAGER BEANE TO MAKE IT HAPPEN, WE HOPE FOR THE BEST AS 1BUFFALO.
It has been a Memorable Season. Despite the dislocations occasioned by the coronavirus, the league played its entire schedule. Tom Brady and Tampa Bay have been crowned Super Bowl Champions. THE BILLS HAD THEIR BEST YEAR IN A QUARTER CENTURY. THEY AMASSED A 13 – 3 REGULAR SEASON RECORD. THEY ADVANCED TO THE AFC CHAMPIONSHIP, ONLY TO BE TURNED BACK BY THE CHIEFS. JOSH ALLEN DISPROVED THE NAYSAYERS. HE HAS EMERGED AS THE LONG ANTICIPATED FRANCHISE QUARTERBACK. GRATEFUL FOR ALL THE PROGRESS, WE LOOK AHEAD TO NEXT YEAR AS 1BUFFALO.