Posts Tagged ‘Buffalo Bills’

Buffalo Bills 7-Round Mock Draft, Pre-Combine

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
If the Bills look for a defensive end in Round 2, Preston Smith would be a good fit. (Photo: Spruce Derden)

If the Bills look for a defensive end in Round 2, Preston Smith would be a good fit. (Photo: Spruce Derden)

BBD Contributor: Brian Krosky

Now that the 2014-2015 NFL season has officially wrapped up, the Buffalo Bills enter the offseason looking to further improve on their first winning season since 2004 and continue to chase their first playoff birth since the turn of the millennium.

Although free agency has yet to begin and players can leave the Bills or sign with them, this year’s draft is vital to continue their progress in the fight to dethrone the New England Patriots atop the AFC East.

After trading up to select Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins in last year’s draft, the Bills find themselves without a first- or fourth-round pick this year. Despite Watkins’ rookie success, the deal has been scrutinized due to the production that wide receivers selected later in the draft have had, as the 2014 class of wide receivers could end up being one of the best ever.

That said, the Bills are in possession of an extra fifth-round draft pick that they received in a trade with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, from whom they received that pick and a 2014 seventh-round pick in exchange for a 2014 fifth-round pick.

Not having a first-round pick could hurt the Bills, especially if they wanted to try to make a move and trade up to select one of this year’s top quarterbacks in Oregon’s Marcus Mariota or Florida State’s Jameis Winston. But nonetheless, the Bills should be able to select players this year that can fill positions of need and be developed to contribute.

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Richie Incognito to Sign with Buffalo Bills

Saturday, February 7th, 2015
After a year out of the NFL, Richie Incognito is set to join the Buffalo Bills. (Photo: Winslow Townson — USA Today Sports)

After a year out of the NFL, Richie Incognito is set to join the Buffalo Bills. (Photo: Winslow Townson — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

The start of free agency is more than a month away, but the Buffalo Bills have already made a move to address one of their biggest needs. The Buffalo Bills have reached an agreement in principle to sign veteran guard Richie Incognito, who is best known for his role in the Miami Dolphins’ 2013 bullying scandal.

The news of Incognito visiting the Bills for a physical was first reported by James Walker of ESPN.com on Friday. Tim Graham of The Buffalo News was the first to report that Incognito would sign with Buffalo.

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Official: Rex Ryan is the Buffalo Bills’ New Head Coach

Monday, January 12th, 2015

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

Just two weeks after being a casualty of NFL’s Black Monday, Rex Ryan is employed as a head coach once again. Freshly removed from a six-year tenure with the New York Jets, Ryan was officially named the new coach of the Buffalo Bills on Monday.

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Rex Ryan Reportedly Set to Be Buffalo Bills’ Next Head Coach

Sunday, January 11th, 2015
From one AFC East team to another, Rex Ryan is set to be the Buffalo Bills' new head coach. (Photo: Brad Penner — USA Today Sports)

From one AFC East team to another, Rex Ryan is set to be the Buffalo Bills’ new head coach. (Photo: Brad Penner — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

The Buffalo Bills’ new head coach will be a familiar face. Rex Ryan, who has spent the past six years coaching the AFC East rival New York Jets, is reportedly being hired to lead the Bills after being fired by the Jets in December. The news was first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter. (more…)


Buffalo Bills Report Card: 2014 Season-in-Review

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014
Mario Williams was one of the NFL's best defensive ends once again in 2014. (Photo: Timothy T. Ludwig — USA Today Sports)

Mario Williams was one of the NFL’s best defensive ends once again in 2014. (Photo: Timothy T. Ludwig — USA Today Sports)

BBD Contributor: Paul Banach

The Buffalo Bills put an exclamation point on their first winning season since 2004 with a 17-9 victory over the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. in Week 17. The big win not only raised the Bills record to 9-7, but it snapped what had been a 15-game losing streak for Buffalo while playing on the road against New England.

A majority of the Patriots’ best players were on the sidelines by the second half of the game, which can be expected for a playoff team in the last week of the season. With that in mind, we look past the Bills’ season finale and back at the entire 2014 season for this week’s team grades.

As if you weren’t already aware, the defense was able to create havoc all year and really anchored this team, which led to excellent grades for many of its players. On the other side of the ball, the offense as a whole struggled most of the season, even though some players were able to finish up with good overall marks.

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