A new sense of hope pervades One Bills Drive. The recently concluded free agency and draft brought much talent to the team. Josh Allen is entering his second season as he further develops and matures. THE FRONT OFFICE HAS PLUGGED MOST OF THE MAJOR PLAYER HOLES. SPRING WORKOUTS ARE WELL UNDERWAY. LOOKING TO BUILD ON THE MOMENTUM AND RETURN TO THE PLAYOFFS, WE JOIN FORCES AS 1BUFFALO.
The Bills have opted not to give Shaq Lawson a fifth year option. The defensive end would otherwise have cost 10 million in guaranteed salary next year. LAWSON IS A DISAPPOINTING HOLDOVER FROM THE REX RYAN REGIME. HE IS A FAILED FIRST ROUND PICK WHO WAS TAKEN 19 OVERALL IN 2016. HE FACES FREE AGENCY AT SEASONS END. SEEING THE WISDOM OF DECLINING HIM A PRICEY ADDITIONAL YEAR, WE SUPPORT THE FRONT OFFICE AS 1BUFFALO.
The Bills are introducing Tailgate Village for bus and limo riders. The new policy was announced yesterday. Such riders will no longer be allowed to tailgate near their vehicles. Instead they will party in the specially designated Village for a small fee. BILLS FANS ARE AMONG THE MOST ROWDY AND EXUBERANT IN THE LEAGUE. THE CHANGES ARE DESIGNED TO MAKE THE GAME DAY EXPERIENCE SAFER AND MORE ENJOYABLE. LOOKING AHEAD TO A FULL SEASON OF TAILGATING, WE CHEER THE TEAM ON AS 1BUFFALO.
The Bills are looking for 2019 to be a breakout year. They have revamped the roster with many solid additions. Free agency brought experienced veterans to the ranks. The college draft yielded much young talent. A SPIRIT OF OPTIMISM PERVADES ONE BILLS DRIVE. COACHES AND PLAYERS ALIKE SEEK A RETURN TO THE PLAYOFFS. CONFIDENT OF THE TEAMS PROSPECTS, WE JOIN FORCES AS 1BUFFALO.
Now that the college draft is complete, attention turns to a new stadium. The Bills presently play in one of the most antiquated arenas in the NFL. Visionary owners Terry and Kim Pegula are committed to upgrading or replacing New Era Field. They have retained a consulting firm to survey thousands of fans seeking solutions. THE NEW VENUE SHOULD LOGICALLY BE LOCATED DOWNTOWN NEAR KEY BANK CENTER AND THE MARRIOTT HOTEL. IT WILL BE THE FOCAL POINT OF REGIONAL PRIDE. LOOKING TO BUILD ON THE MOMENTUM OF RENEWAL, WE STAND SHOULDER TO SHOULDER AS 1BUFFALO.
The Bills are signing UB Bulls quarterback Tyree Jackson. The undrafted free agent had an outstanding record in college. In 32 starts he threw 533 of 955 for 6,999 yards and 49 touchdowns. He was honored as Mid-American Conference Offensive Player of the Year. The Bills also signed UB cornerback Cam Lewis. JACKSON WILL COMPETE FOR A BACKUP QB BERTH. HE HAS WORKED WITH JORDAN PALMER WHO TRAINS JOSH ALLEN IN THE OFFSEASON. CELEBRATING THESE ALUMNI OF THE LOCAL COLLEGIATE PROGRAM, WE CHEER THEM ON AS 1BUFFALO.
The Bills rounded out this years college draft. They selected running back Devin Singletary and tight end Dawson Knox in the third round. Linebacker Vosean Joseph was taken in the fifth round and safety Jaquan Johnson in the sixth. Defensive end Darryl Johnson and tight end Tommy Sweeney were picked in the seventh round. ALL IN ALL IT WAS A SUCCESSFUL DRAFT. THE BILLS FILLED ROSTER GAPS WITH SOLID PLAYERS. LOOKING FOR CONTRIBUTIONS ON AND OFF FIELD FROM THE YOUNG TALENT, WE CONGRATULATE THE DRAFTEES AS 1BUFFALO.
The Bills traded up to take offensive lineman Cody Ford in the second round. They gave the fifth round pick to the Raiders and moved from 40 to 38. Ford played college ball at Oklahoma where he blocked for 2 Heisman winning quarterbacks. FORD BRINGS ENORMOUS SIZE AT 6-4, 327. HE JOINS 6 FREE AGENTS IN THE COMPLETELY REVAMPED LINE. SEEING THE WISDOM OF DRAFTING HIM, WE SALUTE THE MOVE AS 1BUFFALO.
The Bills took defensive lineman Ed Oliver in the first round of the college draft. Action got underway last evening in Nashville. The 6-1, 287 pound Houston standout had been targeted by Coach McDermott. OLIVER FILLS A MAJOR GAP IN THE DEFENSE LEFT BY THE RETIREMENT OF KYLE WILLIAMS. HE IS EXPECTED TO GET THE STARTING NOD AND PLAY ALONG SIDE STAR LOTULELEI AND HARRISON PHILLIPS. GRATEFUL THAT WE WAS STILL AVAILABLE WITH THE NINTH OVERALL PICK, WE WELCOME HIM ON BOARD AS 1BUFFALO.
With the NFL draft about to get underway attention turns to top priorities. The Bills may well take a defensive end such as Ed Oliver in the first round provided he is still available. Other key needs include wide receivers and a running back on offense. THIS WILL BE COACH McDERMOTTS THIRD BILLS DRAFT. HE AND GM BRANDON BEANE HAVE PROVEN TO BE HORSE TRADERS WITH PERSONNEL DEALS. THEY HAVE REMADE THE ROSTER SINCE COMING TO TOWN. LOOKING FOR MORE INSPIRED MOVES, WE WATCH AND WAIT AS 1BUFFALO.