Come back every Monday, Wednesday and Friday as I choose my five favorite Buffalo Bills and NFL Draft links to share. Feel free to submit your own links in the comments.
1 Five Flaws in Buffalo Bills Blackout Decision (via Trending Buffalo)
The Buffalo Bills opted out of the new NFL policy that allows the lifting of television blackouts if at least 85 percent of seats are sold. Here are five reasons why this strategy bad for business.
2 Bills Training Camp Battle: Moorman v. Powell (via Buffalo Rumblings)
Buffalo Bills punter Brian Moorman has been an institution for the franchise for the last 11 seasons. A fan favorite thanks to his booming punts, his trick-play-worthy athleticism and his community endeavors, Moorman has been one of the NFL’s best punters in that time frame, with two Pro Bowls and two first-team All-Pro selections to back that claim.
3 Ohio State DE John Simon Preseason Notes (via Mocking The Draft)
First word: John Simon is an enigma. He’s a big-time hustle player and the unquestioned leader of Ohio State’s defense. Simon led Ohio State in tackles for loss (16) and sacks (7) as a junior. During spring practice this year, Simon was playing so much better than everyone that coaches took him off the field. Simon has quickly become a favorite of Urban Meyer.
4 Chad Reuter Examines the QB Class (via NFL.com)
Last summer, it appeared obvious to all the world that quarterback Andrew Luck would be the top pick if he decided to leave Stanford after his redshirt junior season. Baylor’s Robert Griffin III, the eventual Heisman Trophy winner, made a run at the No. 1 spot with his combination of athleticism, passing prowess and intelligence. But Luck’s position as the top pick — he was selected by the Indianapolis Colts to replace future Hall of Famer Peyton Manning — seemed pre-determined.
5 Matt Barkley says he would of gone ahead of RGIII (via NFL.com)
Matt Barkley reshuffled NFL draft boards nationwide last year when the USC quarterback decided to return for his senior season. We’ll never know where he would have been selected in 2012, but Barkley — sounding pretty sure of himself — said Tuesday he “had confidence” he would have been the No. 2 overall draft pick, essentially bumping out Robert Griffin III as the second quarterback taken in April.
Editor’s Note: We disagree with Barkley’s assessment and would of ranked RGIII higher
BONUS BIRTHDAY LINK: Syracuse Backup QB Beat Out Top QB’s in the Nation to win the Manning Passing Academy (via DenverPost.com)
THIBODAUX, La. _ It figures. Charley Loeb a Syracuse senior who has yet to start a game and has thrown just five passes in his college career, won the Manning Passing Academy’s Quarterback Challenge here Saturday night at Nicholls State University. Loeb, a 6-foot-4 lefty, was one of just four college quarterbacks from a group of 40 who hit all three moving golf carts in the first round. The first cart travelled across the field from 5 yards away. The second cart moved across from 15 yards away.