Takeaways from Training Camp

Now that training camp is entering its second week, attention focuses on the dilemma at quarterback.  Tyrod Taylor is in the fight of his life to prove himself and secure his job past this season.  Veteran backup TJ Yates has been flat thus far.  Only rookie Nathan Peterman has shown signs of promise.  LACKING A STRONG QUARTERBACK, THE BILLS ONCE AGAIN SHOW SIGNS OF FLOUNDERING.  THE SOLUTION MAY BE IN NEXT YEAR’S DRAFT WITH ITS RICH CROP OF QUARTERBACKS.  THE TEAM WILL HAVE 2 FIRST ROUND PICKS AND CAN TRADE UP FOR A QB.  FRUSTRATED OVER THIS SEASON’S PROSPECTS, WE ARE STYMIED AS 1BUFFALO.

Through Day 4 of training camp Tyrod Taylor has failed to impress.  The Bills embattled quarterback has turned in mediocre performances.  Perhaps reeling from his offseason contract restructuring, he appears lethargic and indifferent.  He has thrown a number of bad passes.  TAYLOR NEEDS TO ROUSE HIMSELF FROM THIS SLUMP.  THE WISDOM OF RETAINING HIM IS CALLED INTO QUESTION.  THE TEAM’S FORTUNES ARE TIED TO HIS PLAY.  TODAY’S BREAK FROM CAMP MAY HELP.  HOPING HE BREAKS OUT OF THE DOLDRUMS, WE STRUGGLE TO BE 1BUFFALO.

Nathan Peterman continued to impress yesterday at training camp.  Coach Sean McDermott had high marks for the rookie quarterback.  He praised him as a smart player who made some phenomenal throws.  He has the maturity and mental toughness for the position.  PETERMAN IS PROVING TO BE THE BILLS BEST DRAFT PICK.  WHETHER HE UNSEATS TJ YATES AS BACKUP TO TYROD TAYLOR IS UNSETTLED.  IMPRESSED BY THE YOUNG QUARTERBACK’S PROMISE, WE ARE ENERGIZED AS 1BUFFALO.

Bills offensive coordinator Rick Dennison has high marks for Nathan Peterman.  He said of the rookie:  he’s calm, he’s confident, he’s smart.  He lauded Peterman as a hard worker and fast learner.  While he may not be pro ready, he has what it takes.  Dennison moreover said all 3 quarterbacks are communicating well together.  THE WISDOM OF DRAFTING PETERMAN IS COMING INTO FOCUS.  THE PITT STANDOUT IS GOING NECK TO NECK WITH TJ YATES FOR THE BACKUP BERTH.  LOOKING FOR SPIRITED COMPETITION FOR THE NUMBER 2 SPOT, WE ARE ALL 1BUFFALO.

 

 

 

Bills training camp opened yesterday with 3 quarterbacks on the roster.  Coach McDermott said this will allow Tyrod Taylor, TJ Yates, and Nathan Peterman to take more reps.  The departed Cardale Jones will have a chance to win a backup berth with Chargers coach Anthony Lynn, who was Bills interim coach after the Rex Ryan firing.  THERE WILL BE SPIRITED COMPETITION AMONG THE 3 QBs.  TYROD TAYLOR WILL BE FIGHTING TO RETAIN HIS JOB BEYOND THIS SEASON.  YATES AND PETERMAN ARE VYING TO BE BACKUP.  THE ACTION CONTINUES TODAY AT ST. JOHN FISHER COLLEGE IN SUBURBAN ROCHESTER.  LOOKING FOR A SAFE CAMP AND GOOD FOOTBALL, WE RALLY AS 1BUFFALO.

The Bills traded Cardale Jones to the Los Angeles Chargers on the eve of training camp.  The Bills received a conditional seventh round pick in the trade.  Drafted in the fourth round in 2016, Jones was a holdover from the Doug Whaley era.  Since taking the helm Sean McDermott and Brandon Beane are clearing out the Whaley legacies, putting their own imprint on the team.  JONES WAS ON THE OUTSIDE LOOKING IN FOLLOWING THE OFFSEASON MOVES FOR TJ YATES AND NATHAN PETERMAN.  BOTH WILL HAVE BETTER OPPORTUNITIES TO PROVE THEMSELVES IN CAMP.  EXCITED THAT THE DAY HAS ARRIVED, WE COME TOGETHER AS 1BUFFALO.

The Bills signed 3 free agents yesterday in advance of training camp.  Offensive guard Karim Barton, linebacker Sam Barrington, and safety Bacarri Rambo joined the roster.  To make room for them, the Bills released linebacker Anthony Harrell and center Patrick Lewis.  THE ROSTER NOW STANDS AT 90 WITH TRAINING CAMP OPENING TOMORROW.  ALL THE OFF-SEASON PERSONNEL MOVES NOW COME INTO FOCUS.  THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON ROOKIE HEAD COACH SEAN McDERMOTT AND HIS SQUAD.  EVER OPTIMISTIC AS THE REAL ACTION BEGINS, WE UNITE AS 1BUFFALO.

The Bills hosted 3 free agent defensive linemen yesterday.  Lezer Douzable, Devon Still, and Roy Miller worked out at the stadium.  The veterans are vying for a roster berth just days before the opening of training camp.  THE TRIO WOULD LEND DEPTH TO THE DEFENSIVE LINE BEHIND MARCELL DAREUS AND KYLE WILLIAMS. TACKLE ADOLPHUS WASHINGTON’S FUTURE IS IN DOUBT FOLLOWING HIS RECENT ARREST IN OHIO.  WITH ANTICIPATION BUILDING IN ADVANCE OF CAMP, WE FOLLOW THESE DEVELOPMENTS AS 1BUFFALO.

NFL revenue sharing totals $244 million for each of the 32 teams.  That was revealed by the financial filing of the Packers, the only publicly held team in the league.  The bulk of that money comes from the national television contracts.  A lesser amount is from sales of licensed merchandise.  It is supplemented by locally generated revenues from ticket sales, sponsors, and concessions.  LAST YEAR THE BILLS SPENT $159 MILLION ON PLAYER SALARIES.  THERE CLEARLY IS A MARGIN, THOUGH THE TEAM’S OPERATING PROFIT WAS LOWEST IN THE LEAGUE.  GRATEFUL THAT THE FRANCHISE OPERATES IN THE BLACK, WE ARE RELIEVED AS 1BUFFALO.

The Bills will open training camp this week on July 27th.  The annual rite of summer gets underway at St. John Fisher College in suburban Rochester.  All eyes will be on new head coach Sean McDermott who takes over a team that lost 4 of its last 5 games.  With an entirely revamped coaching staff it is unrealistic to expect miracles.  A 500 year would be a credible performance for the new regime.  OWNER TERRY PEGULA MUST GIVE McDERMOTT TIME TO START THE REBUILDING.  A WILDCARD BERTH IS LIKELY ELUSIVE THIS YEAR.  RALLYING AROUND THE COACH AND HIS SQUAD, WE SHOW SUPPORT AS 1BUFFALO.


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