The Bills have fired special teams coordinator Danny Crossman. He joins Juan Castillo and Terry Robiskie as the third coach released this week. Crossman’s squad struggled all season,incurring cost penalties. THE HANDWRITING WAS ON THE WALL. SEAN McDERMOTT WAS VOCAL IN HIS CRITICISM OF THE UNIT. THE SEARCH FOR A SUCCESSOR IS UNDERWAY. LOOKING TO FILL THE GAPS IN THE COACHING RANKS, WE SEEK SOLUTIONS AS 1BUFFALO.
The Bills have reportedly parted company with wide receivers coach Terry Robiskie. He was released following the disappointing performance of the receiver corps. Robiskie is to be credited with developing Zay Jones and Robert Foster. However the faltering production of Kelvin Benjamin ultimately led to their firings. THE REVOLVING DOOR AT ONE BILLS DRIVE CONTINUES. EXPECT SPECIAL TEAMS COACH DANNY CROSSMAN TO BE THE NEXT TO GO. RECOGNIZING THE HIGH STAKES BUSINESS OF PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL, WE SUPPORT THE MOVES AS 1BUFFALO.
The Bills have fired offensive line coach Juan Castillo. It was the first personnel change of the offseason. Castillo was blamed for the lackluster performance of the line that struggled following the retirements of Eric Wood and Richie Incognito. He spent several years with Sean McDermott in Philadelphia and later worked for the Ravens. MORE STAFF MOVES ARE LIKELY IN STORE. THE BILLS HAVE SIGNED BACKUP QUARTERBACK DEREK ANDERSON TO A ONE YEAR DEAL. EXPECTING ADDITIONAL ANNOUNCEMENTS AS THE ROSTER IS TWEAKED, WE AWAIT WORD AS 1BUFFALO.
The Editors wish all our readers and their families a Happy New Year. May 2019 be filled with good health, happiness, and prosperity. Bills fans have reason for optimism heading into the New Year. Josh Allen has proven himself to be the long anticipated franchise quarterback. Had he not been injured the record would probably have been a solid 8 – 8. THE STRATEGIC MANEUVERING OF COACH McDERMOTT AND BRANDON BEANE SHOULD YIELD RESULTS. HAVING CLEARED THE ROSTER OF COSTLY CONTRACTS, THERE IS AMPLE SALARY CAP ROOM FOR THEM TO DEAL. THE FOUNDATION HAS BEEN LAID ON BOTH OFFENSE AND DEFENSE. THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT. LOOKING AHEAD TO MORE GREAT FOOTBALL, WE SHARE HOLIDAY GREETINGS AS 1BUFFALO.
The Bills ended the 2019 season with a 42 – 17 win over Miami. The overall record stands at 6 – 10. Josh Allen turned in the best performance of his pro career, throwing for 3 touchdowns and rushing for 2 more. The defense had a standout day, recording 4 sacks and 4 forced turnovers. IT WAS AN EMOTIONAL FINALE AS TEAM LEADER KYLE WILLIAMS PLAYED HIS LAST GAME BEFORE RETIRING. IN THE CLOSING 5 MINUTES HE PLAYED FULLBACK AND HAD A 9 YARD RECEPTION, THE FIRST OF HIS CAREER. WILLIAMS WIFE AND 5 CHILDREN GREETED HIM ON THE FIELD. HE THEN WENT AROUND SHAKING HANDS WITH FANS WISHING HIM WELL. IT WAS A FITTING CONCLUSION TO A JOB EXTRAORDINARILY WELL DONE. BASKING IN THE TRIUMPH OF KYLE AND THE ENTIRE TEAM, WE SALUTE THE PRO BOWLER AS 1BUFFALO.
The Bills will host the Dolphins today in the season finale. They are 3-1/2 point favorites over their AFC rival. The game will be especially poignant with Kyle Williams retiring after 13 seasons. Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehills job is in jeopardy. The weather will likely be a factor for the Dolphins. EXPECT A BIG GAME FROM JOSH ALLEN WHO WILL BE FIRED UP HEADING INTO THE OFFSEASON. HE NEEDS 45 YARDS TO BREAK TYROD TAYLORS RECORD OF MOST RUSHING YARDS BY A BILLS QUARTERBACK. LOOKING TO END THE YEAR ON A HIGH NOTE, WE AWAIT KICKOFF AS 1BUFFALO.
Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams will retire following the Dolphins game. The 13 year veteran played his entire career here. Drafted in the 5th round in 2006 from LSU, he made 5 Pro Bowl appearances. WILLIAMS CITED FAMILY REASONS FOR RETIRING. HE HAS BEEN A FIXTURE OF THE BILLS ORGANIZATION, CONTRIBUTING BOTH ON AND OFF FIELD. COACH McDERMOTT SAID HIS RETIREMENT IS THE WORST CHRISTMAS PRESENT HE COULD RECEIVE. EXTENDING ALL BEST WISHES TO KYLE AND HIS FAMILY, WE ARE GRATEFUL AS 1BUFFALO.
The 5 – 10 Bills are preparing to meet the 7 – 8 Dolpins this weekend at home. Both teams have been eliminated from playoff contention and are playing for pride. Josh Allen will have one last opportunity to prove himself before the long offseason begins. THE CONTEST WILL CHANNEL LAST SEASONS FINALE WIN OVER MIAMI WHICH LED TO THE FIRST PLAYOFF APPEARANCE IN 17 YEARS. EMOTIONS WILL BE RUNNING HIGH AS THE BILLS LOOK TO AVENGE THE 21 – 17 LOSS SUFFERED A MONTH AGO. EXPECTING HIGH DRAMA BEFORE THE HOMETOWN CROWD, WE COUNTDOWN AS 1BUFFALO.
As the season finale approaches, the Bills seem ready to move on from LeSean McCoy. The veteran running back has been in a slump all year. He has rushed for only 488 yards and 2 touchdowns. COACH McDERMOTT HAS BEEN PLAYING KEITH FORD AS HE EMPHASIZES YOUNG TALENT. McCOY HAS BEEN EMBROILED IN CONTROVERSY OVER PERSONAL AND LEGAL ISSUES. RELEASING HIM WOULD SAVE OVER 6 MILLION DOLLARS IN SALARY CAP. SEEING THE WISDOM OF PARTING WAYS, WE WATCH AND WAIT AS 1BUFFALO.
There may be a new stadium in the future of the Bills. Owners Terry and Kim Pegula have initiated the process by engaging a consulting firm to explore options. New Era Field is among the most antiquated venues in the NFL. A new arena should logically be constructed downtown in canalside adjoining KeyBank Center and the Pegulas hotel. AN ALL-WEATHER FACILITY WILL BE THE FOCUS OF REGIONAL RENEWAL. IT WILL BE A SOURCE OF CIVIC PRIDE. LOOKING FOR IT TO HAPPEN IN 2019, WE EXPECTANTLY REMAIN 1BUFFALO.