Buffalo native Michael Dubke has been named White House Communications Director. He is also a huge Bills fan and season ticket holder. Dubke is principal of public relations firm Black Rock Group based in Alexandria, Virginia. He has represented key politicians including local congressman Chris Collins. THE BILLS NOW HAVE A MAJOR BACKER IN THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION. HE FREQUENTLY ATTENDS HOME GAMES AT NEW ERA FIELD. PROUD THAT ONE OF OUR OWN IS ON THE NATIONAL STAGE, WE ARE ALL 1BUFFALO.
The Bills have re-signed backup linebacker Ramon Huber. The deal was reached one month before he was to become a free agent. Huber also plays on special teams. The 8 year veteran has spent one season with Buffalo. He had 12 special teams tackles last year. THE BILLS WERE SMART TO RE-SIGN HUBER. HIS DEPTH OF EXPERIENCE AND CONTRIBUTIONS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES. CONFIDENT THERE WILL BE MORE SMART SIGNINGS, WE ARE ALL 1BUFFALO.
Speculation is running high that the Bills may release LeSean McCoy. The star running back was the heart of Buffalo’s offense, rushing for 13 touchdowns and 1,267 yards in 2016. However, there are doubts whether he fits into Rick Dennison’s new offense. Also releasing him would free up much needed $6 million in salary cap that can be used to sign free agents. HEAD COACH SEAN McDERMOTT FACES A DILEMMA OVER McCOY. CUTTING THE BEST OFFENSIVE PLAYER IS NOT A SMART MOVE. HOPEFUL FOR A SANE RESOLUTION, WE ARE ALL 1BUFFALO.
ESPN writer Mike Sando has ranked the Bills 31st out of 32 NFL teams in terms of managerial continuity. He cites the 4 head coaches, 9 offensive and defensive coordinators, and 3 starting quarterbacks since 2012. This contrasts with the strong continuity of the Super Bowl champion Patriots, who have had the same 3 key personnel in these positions over the last 4 years. Buffalo is seen as a revolving door in senior management. The crisis at head coach in particular stands out. SANDO’S ARTICLE HIGHLIGHTS THE TOTAL LACK OF CONTINUITY WITH THE BILLS. IT IS A REPROACH OF THE PEGULA REGIME. HOPEFUL THAT ORDER WILL SOON BE RESTORED, WE ARE ALL 1BUFFALO.
Cardale Jones is a bad choice to start as Bills quarterback next season. The former Ohio State star has seen little action in his 2 years with Buffalo. In 2016 he played only the fourth quarter of the finale against the Jets, going 6 of 11 for 96 yards and an interception. General Manager Doug Whaley, whose job is in jeopardy, is said to be advocating Jones. THE SOLUTION TO THE BILLS QUARTERBACK DILEMMA IS THROUGH FREE AGENCY OR THE DRAFT. BUFFALO CAN USE ITS 10th OVERALL PICK FOR A FRANCHISE QUARTERBACK. CONFIDENT THAT OWNERSHIP WILL DO THE RIGHT THING, WE ARE ALL 1BUFFALO.
The conventional wisdom is that the Bills should release Tyrod Taylor. He clearly is not worth the $30 million in guaranteed money that Buffalo would owe if they pick up his option. However, it is unclear who would replace Taylor. There are few standout quarterbacks in this year’s draft class. Trading for a veteran such as Tony Romo may be out of the question. He reportedly wants to join a playoff contender. THERE IS NO EASY SOLUTION TO THE BILLS QUARTERBACK DILEMMA. THE FAULT RESTS WITH THE FRONT OFFICE, PARTICULARLY GENERAL MANAGER DOUG WHALEY. THE PEGULAS SHOULD START THE HEALING BY FIRING WHALEY. HOPEFUL THEY WILL REPLACE HIM WITH A SAVVY STRATEGIST, WE REMAIN 1BUFFALO.
There have been no conversations in the past year concerning a new stadium. That is according to Howard Zemsky, CEO of Empire State Development and a member of the Erie County Stadium Corp. The current lease on New Era Field runs through 2023. The Bills recently spent $4.3 million to construct an all-turf practice field adjacent to Ralph Wilson fieldhouse. It is unclear what the Pegulas long term intentions are concerning a stadium. THE POLITICALLY CHARGED STADIUM ISSUE WILL ULTIMATELY BE DECIDED BY TERRY AND KIM PEGULA. A NEW STADIUM, IDEALLY DOWNTOWN, WOULD BE A MAJOR CATALYST FOR REGIONAL RENEWAL. LOOKING FOR GUIDANCE FROM THE OWNERS, WE ARE ALL 1BUFFALO.
Tyrod Taylor is reportedly unwilling to restructure his contract. The Bills quarterback is owed over $30 million in March. Taylor and his agent feel he can command a comparable or enhanced deal in the open market. He may be about to part company with Buffalo. TAYLOR’S RIDICULOUS CONTRACT IS THE FAULT OF THE DYSFUNCTIONAL BILLS FRONT OFFICE. BUFFALO WILL BE BETTER OFF WITHOUT HIM. HIS PLAY HAS BEEN AT BEST MEDIOCRE IN 2 SEASONS HERE. HOPING THAT THE PEGULAS HAVE LEARNED FROM THIS COSTLY AND EMBARRASSING BLUNDER, WE ARE ALL 1BUFFALO.
ESPN has termed Tony Romo a long shot to join the Bills. A dozen teams are reportedly vying for the Dallas star. At 37 Romo has a few years left to play. He is said to want to join a playoff contender. The national perception of front office turmoil in Buffalo diminishes our chances. Parting ways with Tyrod Taylor would give the Bills salary cap room to pay Romo’s salary. BUFFALO NEEDS A VETERAN QUARTERBACK TO ANCHOR THE OFFENSE WHILE DEVELOPING A YOUNG REPLACEMENT. TONY ROMO IS SUCH AN EXPERIENCED PRO. WITH SUPPORT FOR THE REBUILDING PROGRAM, WE ARE ALL 1BUFFALO.
Sean McDermott has rounded out the coaching staff. The Bills head coach has assembled his assistant coaches. In all there are 25 coaches under McDermott. Danny Crossman on special teams is the only holdover from the Rex Ryan era. McDERMOTT HAS GONE WITH EXPERIENCE IN SELECTING HIS ASSISTANTS. THEY COMPLEMENT HIS YOUTH AS A NEW HEAD COACH. WITH CONFIDENCE IN THEIR ABILITY TO LEAD, WE ARE ALL 1BUFFALO.