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Buffalo Bills Have One of the Better Young Talent Cores in NFL
January 29th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
The Buffalo Bills are in the top third of the NFL in terms of young talent, according to a recent ESPN analysis. ***PHOTO1*** The analysis said the Bills have the 11th-best cache of players aged 25 and younger. Among the top talents cited are two-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Marcell Dareus, linebacker...

Buffalo Bills Taking Proactive Approach to Retain Jerry Hughes, C.J. Spiller
January 16th, 2015 at 5:00 PM
The Buffalo Bills are still a month and a half from having to deal with free agency, but the team is already making moves on two of its top players so that they might never hit the market. ***PHOTO1*** Work has already started to bring both defensive lineman Jerry Hughes and running...

Buffalo Bills DC Jim Schwartz on Short List for Giants Defensive Coordinator Job
January 7th, 2015 at 2:33 PM
This past week, Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz interviewed for the current head coaching vacancy in Buffalo and will compete against other candidates such as former Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan and former New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan. ***PHOTO1*** However, if Schwartz is unable to get the head...

Buffalo Bills Interviewed Defensive Coordinator Jim Schwartz for Head Coaching Vacancy
January 7th, 2015 at 11:17 AM
While the Buffalo Bills are looking at external candidates for their head coaching vacancy such as Mike Shanahan and Rex Ryan, they also looked at an internal candidate this past week to potentially replace Doug Marrone. ***PHOTO1*** The Bills interviewed current defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz for a possible promotion for head coach...

Buffalo Bills’ Mario Williams, Marcell Dareus Named to NFL All-Pro Team
January 3rd, 2015 at 1:00 PM
Buffalo Bills defensive linemen Mario Williams and Marcell Dareus were named to the Associated Press All-Pro Team on Friday. ***PHOTO1*** Williams was second in voting among the AP media members with 24. J.J. Watt led that position with 45 of 50 possible votes. Dareus was second among defensive tackles with 24 votes....

New England Patriots’ Alan Branch Cashes in on Second Chance After Blowing It with Buffalo Bills
December 27th, 2014 at 3:00 PM
The 2014 season couldn't have started any worse for former Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Alan Branch. The ending couldn't be playing out any better, though. ***PHOTO1*** The Bills ended up cutting him after he came to training camp out of shape and was then arrested for DWI in August. Several court appearances...

Unbalanced Offensive Strategy Leads Buffalo Bills to Defeat Against Oakland Raiders
December 22nd, 2014 at 5:00 PM
The Buffalo Bills have certainly had a rollercoaster season. After starting 2-0, they dropped two straight games. The team has three two-game winning streaks, but also two different two-game skids. The inconsistency in the Bills record is a direct reflection of the uneven play-calling on offense. ***PHOTO1*** In the Bills eight wins...

Oakland Raiders Run All Over Buffalo Bills, Gain 140 Yards on the Ground in 26-24 Win
December 21st, 2014 at 11:00 PM
The Buffalo Bills entered Sunday looking to extend their chance at making the playoffs. After the performance in Oakland, Buffalo can now say they have not been to the playoffs since 1999. ***PHOTO1*** A stout defense that ranked second overall before Sunday's game failed to show up, allowing unknown second-year running back...

Buffalo Bills Face Rookie Quarterback Coming into His Own in Oakland Raiders’ Derek Carr
December 20th, 2014 at 3:00 PM
After facing Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers over the last two weeks - and limiting them to a combined 358 yards with no touchdowns - the Buffalo Bills would seeming not have to be concerned with the Oakland Raiders and rookie quarterback Derek Carr. ***PHOTO1*** But the Raiders are getting about what...

Buffalo Bills’ Marcell Dareus Leads Pro Bowl Fan Voting at Defensive End
December 19th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
Three Buffalo Bills players - including one who would be new to the Pro Bowl - are among the top 10 at their positions in NFL Pro Bowl fan voting. ***PHOTO1*** The voting, which ended earlier this week, has Marcell Dareus as the leading vote-getter at defensive tackle. Mario Williams if fourth...

Buffalo Bills’ Marcell Dareus Among Leading Vote-Getters for Pro Bowl
December 13th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
With only hours remaining for fans to cast voted for the NFL Pro Bowl, Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus is on pace to make his second straight trip to the game. ***PHOTO1*** Dareus is second voting among defensive tackles, according to numbers released by the NFL. He only trails the Chicago...

Penalties are Preventing Buffalo Bills from Making the Playoffs
December 9th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
The Buffalo Bills have a plethora of problems this season. A stagnant offense with virtually no balance has rendered them one-sided, as was clearly evident in their 24-17 loss against the Denver Broncos. They ran the ball only 16 times in Denver, compared to 57 pass attempts. ***PHOTO1*** Another big reason why...

Defensive Line Fails to Show up for Buffalo Bills Against Denver Broncos
December 8th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
The Buffalo Bills have invested both high draft picks and big free agent contracts on their defensive line in the past few seasons. Mario Williams was signed in March 2012 to the largest contract in team history, a 6-year, $100 million behemoth of a deal. Marcell Dareus was drafted third...

Mario Williams Named AFC Defensive Player of the Month for November
December 4th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
Mario Williams came to the Buffalo Bills in March of 2012 as a prized free agent, one thought by many to be the missing piece to solve the Bills playoff drought. The lofty six-year, $100 million contract was at the time the richest contract for a defensive player in NFL...

Da’Norris Searcy Making Buffalo Bills Fans Forget About Jairus Byrd
December 1st, 2014 at 5:00 PM
When the Bills lost free safety Jairus Byrd to the New Orleans Saints via free agency last offseason, the secondary was expected to take a step back. The strength of the defense is the defensive line that features three Pro Bowl players. ***PHOTO1*** Fast forward to Week 13 of the 2014 NFL...

Buffalo Bills Focus on Stopping Cleveland Browns’ Ground Game
November 29th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
If the Buffalo Bills are going to beat the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, then their run defense is going to have to be in peak condition. ***PHOTO1*** The Browns are 12th in the NFL in rushing yards per game. at 117.5. They're led by the two-headed attack of Terrance West (470 yards,...

Buffalo Bills Defensive End Mario Williams Wears Red Contacts to Be ‘Behind a Wall’
November 14th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
In the NFL, players will do various things in an attempt to "transform" themselves into a competitor and Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams is no different. ***PHOTO1*** Williams wears performance contact lenses that make his eyes appear blood red. While most players would do something to that effect in an...

Buffalo Bills Run Defense Has Has Been Gashed in Recent Weeks
November 10th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
When the Buffalo Bills entered Week Eight against the New York Jets, the Bills had yielded ZERO rushing touchdowns on the season. In the two games since then, Buffalo has surrendered five rushing touchdowns. ***PHOTO1*** The defensive line is known more for getting to the quarterback, as is evident by their NFL...

Kiko Alonso Gaining Progress, but Still Has a Long Way to Recover and Return
November 2nd, 2014 at 4:00 PM
Kiko Alonso is now three months removed from ACL surgery in July, but he is still a long way from being ready to compete in practice. The Bills second-year linebacker suffered a torn ACL on July 1 while participating in a personal training workout at his alma mater the University...

Leodis McKelvin Showing He’s a Pivotal Cog in Buffalo Bills Defense
October 27th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
The strength of the Buffalo Bills defense is their defensive line, which features three Pro-Bowl players from last season (Mario Williams, Kyle Williams, and Marcell Dareus). As the aforementioned continue to wreak havoc on opposing quarterbacks, another facet of the Bills defense is paying dividends. ***PHOTO1*** Leodis McKelvin, in his seventh season...