Rex Ryan requires his players to stand for the national anthem. The Bills head coach explained it is a sign of respect for the men and women in the armed forces. This was in response to the controversy surrounding San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the anthem. RYAN IS RIGHT THAT ALL NFL PLAYERS MUST STAND UP FOR THEIR COUNTRY AND ITS ANTHEM. THE NFL HAS THE BACK OF ALL THOSE IN UNIFORM.
The buzz is whether there is a Gronk in the Bills future. The prospects of fullback Glenn Gronkowski making the team are heightened with the loss of tight end Chris Gragg for the season. The 6’3″, 234 pound Gronkowski was signed by Buffalo after going undrafted. The hometown favorite has a chance of surviving the upcoming cuts. IT WOULD BE A GREAT DIVISION RIVALRY FOR THE BILLS TO HAVE THEIR OWN GRONK IN UNIFORM PLAYING AGAINST OLDER BROTHER ROB, THE BEST TIGHT END IN NFL HISTORY.
Injuries continue to plague the Bills. Both Jonathan Dowling and Chris Gragg had torn ACLs in the Washington game. They are out for the foreseeable future. A string of hard luck injuries have sidelined many of the most talented players. THE BILLS NEED TO PULL TOGETHER AND SHOW RESOLVE IN THE FACE OF ADVERSITY. TOGETHER WE ARE 1BUFFALO.
The Bills fell to the Redskins 21 – 16 last night in Landover, Maryland. Coach Rex Ryan surprised by keeping most of his starters out of the game. Tyrod Taylor played only the first 2 drives before taking a hard hit. Sammy Watkins made a brief appearance in his return to action. Ryan was wise to avoid injury to his starting lineup. IT’S BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD AS BUFFALO PREPARES FOR THURSDAY’S PRESEASON FINALE AGAINST DETROIT.
Bills starters will see action in tonight’s matchup with the Redskins. This is Buffalo’s third preseason game, known as the dress rehearsal for the regular season. Expect Sammy Watkins to be in uniform and play. The coaches will get a last look before roster cuts begin. A lot is at stake for Rex Ryan, whose days will be numbered if the Bills falter. THIS IS THE CONTEST WE ALL HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR. FANS WILL GET THEIR FIRST LOOK AT THE 2016 STARTERS. GO BUFFALO!
Rex Ryan is carrying 30 extra pounds since his brother joined the team. The Bills head coach has packed it on after his twin Rob became assistant head coach – defense. Ryan has long struggled with weight issues. ESPN did a feature on how the Ryan brothers and other Bills staffers take daily nature walks in an effort to shed pounds. HERE’S HOPING THAT REX AND ROB ARE SUCCESSFUL BOTH ON THE FIELD AND SLIMMING DOWN.
The Bills broke training camp on Wednesday. They wrapped up at St. John Fisher in suburban Rochester and returned home to New Era Field. It was a tumultuous three weeks marked by suspensions and releases. Injuries continue to plague the squad halfway through preseason. THE TEAM NEEDS TO PULL TOGETHER AND PUT THE CONTROVERSIES TO REST. THEN THEY CAN PLAY BALL.
Rex Ryan will be shown the exits this season according to the Huffington Post. He probably will be fired in 2016 by impatient management. The report cites the lack of progress on defense and inconsistent play of Tyrod Taylor. Ryan is under pressure to end the playoff drought, now in its 16th year. Last season he overpromised and underdelivered. THE HEAT IS ON RYAN, AND HE MUST MAKE THE PLAYOFFS OR FACE FIRING.
Sammy Watkins will see action in Friday’s game against the Redskins. The Buffalo wide receiver has been sidelined since preseason foot surgery. He missed the Colts and Giants games. His progress is good news for Bills fans. The Clemson star was the fourth overall pick in the 2014 draft. HERE’S HOPING THAT WATKINS WILL BE HEALTHY AND LIVE UP TO EXPECTATIONS.
Marcell Dareus has checked into rehab. The Bills defensive end entered a treatment facility after missing his drug test. The league has suspended him for the first four regular season games. The two time Pro Bowler has a history of substance abuse. With a contract extension worth $100 million he has a lot at stake. DAREUS MUST CLEAN UP HIS ACT FOR THE SAKE OF HIS FAMILY, TEAMMATES, AND FANS.