The Resurgent Bills

The Bills are resurgent in the aftermath of their playoff appearance.  In the ensuing 4 months management has remade the roster.  Trades, free agency, and the draft have dramatically shuffled personnel.   The team at long last has its franchise quarterback in Josh Allen.  THROUGHOUT BILLS COUNTRY HOPE HAS RETURNED.  SWAGGER IS AGAIN EVIDENT IN THE WORKPLACE AND BARS.  LOOKING TO TRANSLATE THE REVIVED SPIRIT OF ENERGY AND OPTIMISM INTO SUCCESS ON THE FIELD, WE ENTHUSIASTICALLY RALLY AS 1BUFFALO.

The Bills will look to free agency to round out the roster.  The most pressing need is for wide receivers.  Another major priority is the offensive line, with gaps at tackle and guard.  They also need depth at linebacker.  BRANDON BEANE IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THE PLAYER SHUFFLING NOW THAT THE DRAFT IS CONCLUDED.  HIGH PRICED VETERANS WILL BE RELEASED IN FAVOR OF LESS COSTLY TALENT.  FOLLOWING THE PERSONNEL JOCKEYING WITH GREAT INTEREST, WE WATCH FROM THE SIDELINES AS 1BUFFALO.

The hiring of Dan Morgan as Director of Player Personnel is yet another addition of Carolina alums to the Bills.  Coach Sean McDermott and general manager Brandon Beane spent their formative years with the Panthers.  Wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin and linebacker Star Lotulelei were acquired from the Panthers.  Former players Mike Tolbert and Joe Webb also spent time here before moving elsewhere.  THE EXODUS OF TALENT TO THE BILLS CONTINUES.  THE FRONT OFFICE IS FILLED WITH CAROLINA ALUMS.  GRATEFUL FOR THEIR CHAMPIONSHIP EXPERIENCE FILLING OUR RANKS, WE STAND WITH THEM AS 1BUFFALO.

The Bills will hire Dan Morgan as Vice President of Player Personnel.  He replaces Brian Gaine who left to become general manager of Houston.  Morgan served 7 years with Seattle’s front office.  He earlier was a linebacker for Carolina.  MORGAN REUNITES WITH BRANDON BEANE, HAVING BOTH WORKED FOR THE PANTHERS.  HE IS WELL RESPECTED AROUND THE LEAGUE AND HAS A DEPTH OF FOOTBALL EXPERIENCE.  WELCOMING HIM ON BOARD AS HE TRANSITIONS HERE, WE APPLAUD THE MOVE AS 1BUFFALO.

The Bills Super Bowl odds fell to 100 – 1 following last weeks draft.  Bovada had previously listed them at 66 – 1.  The Patriots remain top seeded at 5 – 1.  They are followed by the Eagles, Rams, Vikings, and Steelers.  The Bears, Dolphins, Browns, Bengals, and Jets join the Bills at the bottom of the pack.  THE ODDSMAKERS ARE UNIMPRESSED BY THE DRAFTING OF JOSH ALLEN.  THEIR EARLY PREDICTIONS PEG OUR CHANCES AS LONGSHOTS.  LOOKING TO BEAT THE LINE AND EMERGE AS CONTENDERS, WE RESOLUTELY REMAIN 1BUFFALO.

Russ Brandon has abruptly resigned as President of the Bills and Sabres.  He had been the subject of an internal investigation over alleged misconduct with female employees.  The Pegulas issued a statement making no mention of Brandon and pledging to build championship teams both on and off the field for our community.  BRANDONS DOWNFALL IS THE LATEST HIGH PROFILE EXECUTIVE TO LOSE HIS JOB OVER INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR.  HE IS TO BE CREDITED FOR 20 YEARS SERVICE AND ASSISTING WITH THE TRANSITION TO NEW OWNERSHIP.  WISHING HIM AND HIS FAMILY A TIME OF HEALING AS THEY LOOK TO THE FUTURE, WE REMAIN FIRM AS 1BUFFALO.

Now that the college draft has wrapped up and training camp is weeks away, attention turns to planning for a new Bills stadium.   New Era Field is among the most antiquated arenas in the NFL.  A new venue should logically be located downtown adjacent to KeyCenter.  It will anchor the canalside redevelopment.  THE STADIUM WILL BE THE FOCAL POINT OF REGIONAL RENAISSANCE.  IT LIKELY WILL BE BUILT WITH A COMBINATION OF PRIVATE, LEAGUE, AND GOVERNMENT MONEY.  LOOKING FOR THE COOPERATION NEEDED TO MAKE IT A REALITY, WE CLOSE RANKS AS 1BUFFALO.


The just concluded college draft was a resounding success for the Bills.  They maneuvered to take Josh Allen, the long anticipated franchise quarterback.  A tremendous athlete, he is big, mobile, and smart with a powerful throwing arm.  He is a natural leader on and off the field.  A NEW ERA HAS ARRIVED AT ONE BILLS DRIVE.  THE ROOKIE QUARTERBACK IS EXPECTED TO START AND LEAD THE FIELD ATTACK.  THE PLAYOFFS ARE AGAIN WITHIN REACH.  LOOKING FOR SPIRITED FOOTBALL FROM THE ENERGIZED SQUAD, WE COME TOGETHER AS 1BUFFALO.

The Bills closed out the 2018 draft with 5 picks on Day 3.  They took cornerback Taron Johnson from Weber State in round 4.  He was followed by 2 picks in round 5 – defensive back Siran Neal of Jacksonville State and guard Wyatt Teller from Virginia Tech.  Wide receiver Ray-Ray McCloud of Clemson was taken in round 6.  The final  selection was wide receiver  Austin Proehl from North Carolina with the second to last pick in round 7.  THE BILLS MANAGED TO ADDRESS MANY OF THEIR PLAYER NEEDS.  ALL EYES WILL BE ON THE PERFORMANCE OF FIRST ROUNDER JOSH ALLEN.  HIS CONTROVERSIAL PICK WILL BE DEBATED FOR A LONG TIME.  LOOKING FOR CONTRIBUTIONS FROM THESE COLLEGE STANDOUTS, WE STAND UNITED AS 1BUFFALO.

The Bills selected Stanford defensive tackle Harrison Phillips on Day 2.  He adds depth to the linebacking corps following the selection of Tremaine Edmunds in the opening round.  The draft closes today with Buffalo choosing in the fourth and seventh rounds.  Offensive linemen remain a major priority after the retirements of Eric Woods and Richie Incognito.  CONGRATULATIONS ARE IN ORDER TO GM BRANDON BEANE.  HE AND HIS STAFF DIRECTED A HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL BILLS DRAFT.  THE BILLS AT LONG LAST HAVE A FRANCHISE QUARTERBACK IN JOSH ALLEN.  GRATEFUL TO HAVE THESE TALENTED YOUNG PLAYERS ON BOARD, WE WELCOME THEM TO WESTERN NEW YORK AS 1BUFFALO.

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