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The Bills 2018 schedule is out, and as is the case every year there are some interesting quirks to the layout of matchups for Buffalo. Below we take a look at some of the more compelling twists and turns for the Bills 2018 campaign. The 2018 schedule is presented by Ellicott Hotels, the official hotel of the Buffalo Bills.

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1 -Primetime with the Patriots
It’s not the first time the Bills have faced the Patriots on Monday Night Football, but in Week 8 Buffalo will host New England for a primetime kickoff Oct. 29th.

It’s the first home game for the Bills on Monday Night in a decade. They last hosted a Monday Night game in 2008 against Cleveland. Buffalo last faced the Patriots on Monday Night in 2015 at Gillette Stadium.

Another primetime note is the Bills do not have a Thursday Night game in 2018.

2 – Away early
The Bills will be doing a lot of traveling during the first month of the season. After opening the season at Baltimore in Week 1, Buffalo will be on the road for three of their first four games.

It’s the first time in team history that three of Buffalo’s first four games are on the road.

The Bills’ other away games during September come in Week 3 at Minnesota and Week 4 at Green Bay, where Micah Hyde will face his former club.

In fact, five of Buffalo’s first seven games are on the road.

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This December, Buffalo will square off against the Dolphins in Weeks 13 and 17, and the Jets and Patriots in Weeks 14 and 16. The Bills close at home with the Dolphins.

4 – Only two sets of home games
Last season Buffalo had a stretch of three consecutive home games and a set of back-to-back home games in their schedule. In 2018, the Bills have just a pair of back-to-back home games.

Those come in Weeks 8 and 9 against New England (MNF) and Chicago, and in Weeks 14 and 15 against the Jets and Lions.

The Bills were 6-2 at home last season.

5 – Three straight vs. AFC South
Besides their division ga Men’s 1994 Miami Dolphins 13 Dan Marino 75th Anniversary Aqua Authentic Throwback Jersey mes against the AFC East, the other division they’ll face in the conference this season is the AFC South. The NFL’s schedule makers have lumped the majority of those teams together for the Bills.

Buffalo will face three of their four AFC South opponents in succession. Between Weeks 5 and 7, the Bills will play Tennessee at home before going on the road to play at Houston and at Indianapolis.

Bills DE Jerry Hughes will play in his hometown (Houston) and face his former team (Colts) in back-to-back games.

6 – Bye week late
Last season the Bills bye week came in Week 6. In 2018 it will come considerably later.

Buffalo’s bye week comes in Week 11. It’s the latest bye week for the Bills since 2013 when they had a bye in Week 12.

The Bills have won their last three games after the bye. In 2018 they’ll face the Jacksonville Jaguars following their open week at home.

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The NFL Draft is less than one week away. Find out the latest predictions from national NFL analysts in the eighth edition of Mock Draft Watch presented by M&T Bank.

April 19: CBS Sports, Pete Prisco

No. 4 (via trade with Cleveland) – QB Josh Rosen, UCLA

The Bills make the move up with the Browns to land their quarterback. 

April 19: NJ.com, Matt Lombardo

No. 5 (via trade with Denver) – QB Josh Ros Mitchell and Ness Dan Fouts Los Angeles Chargers Vintage 1984 Throwback Football Jersey Cheap en, UCLA

The Broncos move out of the quarterback sweepstakes after signing Case Keenum via free agency, and the Bills land one of the most pro ready quarterback prospects in this class. Buffalo moved on from Tyrod Taylor and likely covet a pocket-passer, which is where Rosen thrived at UCLA.

April 19: NY Daily News, Manish Mehta

No. 2 (via trade with Giants) – QB Sam Darnold, USC

I don’t buy that Dave Gettleman has an aversion to trading down. Oh, sure, he never did it in Carolina, Mens 1994 Buffalo Bills 35th Anniversary Jim Kelly Mitchell and Ness Royal Blue Throwback Jersey  but Big Blue’s new boss man is sitting on a gold mine with Darnold still on the board. … Grab the No. 12 and No. 22 picks along with one of the Bills’ two second-rounders this year (Nos. 53 or 56) and a  Vintage 1968 Mitchell and Ness Joe Namath New York Jets Throwback Jersey Cheap 2019 second-rounder. Are you telling me that the Giants would pass  Men’s 1994 Miami Dolphins 13 Dan Marino 75th Anniversary Aqua Authentic Throwback Jersey on an offer that includes an additional first rounder and two second-rounders to move from No. 2 to No. 12? If you are, I don’t believe you. The Giants would make out like bandits. If the Big Blue brass truly still believes in Eli Manning, then this is a no-brainer. Bills GM Brandon Beane won’t care what it cost to get his quarterback if the USC golden boy turns into a star.

April 18: CBS Sports, Ryan Wilson

No. 12 – QB Lamar Jackson, Louisville

After trading up from No. 21 to No. 12, the Bills stay put for their quarterback and take Jackson. There’s no rush to get him on the field immediately; AJ McCarron will have a chance to earn the job in 2018 …

No. 22 – LB Leighton Vander Esch, Boise State

With Preston Brown signing with the Bengals, the Bills fill the void in the middle of their defense with Vander Esch, who’s long on athleticism but short on experience. He has also been impressive during pre-draft workouts.

April 17: CBS Sports, Will Brinson

No. 4 (via trade with Cleveland) – QB Sam Darnold, USC

Brandon Beane can’t believe his eyes. His top quarterback on the board is there at No. 4 overall, so he packages No. 12, No. 22, No. 65 and a future first-round pick to move up to No. 4 and grabs Darnold.  

April 17: MMQB, Albert Breer

No. 9 (via trade w/ 49ers) – QB Josh Rosen, UCLA

Brandon Beane is looking at all options to deal up. This one won’t require giving up both his 1s.

No. 22 – G/C James Daniels, Iowa

The payoff for being patient in trading up is a guy who could be a 10-year cornerstone at one of two positions of need.

April 17: The Ringer, Danny Kelly

No. 5 (via trade w/ Denver) – QB Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma

Denver’s done their due diligence on this class of quarterbacks, but GM John Elway signed Case Keenum to a two-year, $36 million deal in March and reportedly still believes in Paxton Lynch. That leaves him open to a trade back here, and Buffalo makes their move, giving up the 12th and 22nd overall selections to jump up and grab Mayfield. The former Oklahoma star and Heisman winner is a dynamic talent with accuracy, poise, and excellent on-field leadership traits. He’d give the Bills a quarterback to build around for the long term and would come in and compete for the starting job with A.J. McCarron (whose two-year deal guarantees just $6 million) from day one.

April 17: NFL.com, Daniel Jeremiah

No. 12 – QB Josh Rosen, UCLA

There’s a good chance the Bills will have to trade in front of Miami to ensure they land one of the top four signal-callers, but in this scenario, one of them falls right into their lap.

No. 22 – LB Leighton Vander Esch, Boise State

Vander Esch has the size, athleticism and versatility to be a playmaker in the Bills’ front seven.

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Here’s the Bills news of note for April 20th.

1 – How difficult is Buffalo’s 2018 schedule?
With the NFL’s schedule officially released yesterday, one must wonder how difficult the team’s schedule is compared to the rest of the NFL. To rank teams, the combined 2017 record of all 16 opponents and their combined winni Vintage 1968 Mitchell and Ness Joe Namath New York Jets Throwback Jersey Cheap ng percentages are compiled to determine schedule difficulty.

The Bills have the 18th most difficult schedule in the NFL. The Bills 2018 opponents had a combined record of 127-129, a win percentage of 49.6%. Five of the games the Bills play this season will be against teams that made the playoffs last season (Titans, Jaguars, Vikings and the Patriots twice.) Three more games will be played against teams with a winning record (Ravens, Lion and Chargers.)

In the AFC East, only the Dolphins have a schedule considered more difficult than the Bills’ – tied for 15th with the Cowboys and the 49ers. The Patriots’ schedule is ranked 22nd in the NFL, and the Jets’ schedule ranked 25th.   

2 – GMFB weighs in on the Bills QB situation
On Good Morning Football, the question of, ‘Can the Bills draft be considered successful if they don’t draft a franchise QB?’, was passed around. For GMFB host, Kyle Brandt, he has faith in A.J. McCarron.

“First thing first, A.J. McCarron might be pretty good,” said Brandt. “Let me just put that out there. The Buffalo Bills were in a road playoff game going neck and neck with a very good Jacksonville team, with Tyrod Taylor. A.J McCarron, I think, i Mitchell and Ness Dan Fouts Los Angeles Chargers Vintage 1984 Throwback Football Jersey Cheap s going to be better than Tyrod Taylor and he doesn’t need to be that much better… A.J. McCarron can get them to the playoffs. There’s my hot take.”

McCarron may have experience in the NFL, along with nearly beating the Pittsburgh Steelers in an AFC wild card game in 2016, but Peter Schrager wants the Bills to go for the “home run.”

“Can the Bills go and make the trade and get the quarterback?” asked Schrager. “I want them to go make that play for a quarterback whether it be Baker Mayfield, whether it be Josh Allen. I’m not saying go to six, or go to five. Go for the one or the two pick… Finally have your guy. Not since Jim Kelly, has that organization had the guy.”

Brandon Beane did discuss his thoughts about finding a franchise QB during his press conference on Monday.

“You’ve got to have a franchise quarterback,” said Beane. “That’s one of the main jobs of a GM is to find a franchise quarterback, it’s a quarterback league, I’ll say it every single time. You have to have one.”

The same question GMFB asked on the show, was answered by Beane on Monday. Can the Bills draft be considered successful if they don’t draft a franchise QB?

“Yes,” said Beane.

3 – Who is the best undrafted Buffalo Bill of all time?
The NFL draft begins in one week and there are hundreds of players hoping for their name to be called. But every year, after the draft there are leftover prospects. Sometimes, those prospects end up being steals on the free agent market.

ESPN compiled a list of the greatest undrafted players in each franchise’s Men’s 1985 Chicago Bears 34 Walter Payton Mitchell and Ness Authentic Throwback Navy Blue Jersey  history. For the Bills, the greatest undrafted success was center, Kent Hull.

Hull’s three Pro Bowls with the Bills are tied for second among undrafted players to have played for Buffalo, and his longevity with the team makes him the choice over other candidates such as Fred Jackson, Tony Greene and Booker Edgerson. After beginning his career in the United States Football League, Hull spent 11 seasons snapping to Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly from 1986 through 1996. Hull, who died in 2011, is a member of the Bills’ wall of fame and 50th anniversary team.

Apart of the team during their historic four consecutive Super Bowl appearances, Hull will go down as one of the greatest offensive linemen in Bills history. And they never had to use a draft pick.


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In exactly one week from today, the 2018 NFL Draft will officially be underway. With the prospects preparing for one of the biggest days of their lives, we spoke with some current Bills players about their former college teammates.

1. LSU WR D.J. Chark
A teammate of Bills cornerback Tre’Davious White for two seasons (2015-2016) at LSU, it’s the consensus that Chark’s the fastest wide receiver prospect in this year’s draft. At the 201 Men’s 1994 Miami Dolphins 13 Dan Marino 75th Anniversary Aqua Authentic Throwback Jersey 8 NFL Scouting Combine, he had the top 40-yard dash among all WRs with a time of 4.34.

“Speed, speed, and more speed,” White said about his former teammate. “I’m going to let you know right now, he’s the most underrated prospect in the draft right now.”

Chark could be a late first-round pick, but it’s more likely that he’ll be a second-round selection. He really improved his stock through the pre-draft process and added career-highs in catches (40) and receiving yards (874) in his final season at LSU.

“You know, playing in the system he played in, not having a consistent quarterback back there, and having Leonard Fournette, Derrius Guice, guys like that in the backfield who’re going to get the ball more times than not,” said White. “He did a great job with the opportunities he got and burst onto the scene.”

2. LSU CB Donte Jackson
Just like Chark, Jackson spent two seasons in Baton Rouge with Buffalo’s first-round pick from a year ago. White is well aware why Jackson is viewed as one of the top CBs in a deep corner class, considering they patrolled LSU’s secondary together for over 20 games.

“If you like a guy with speed, confidence, and swagger on the field, he’s the guy,” said White. “I feel like the guy knows football. He has a great knowledge for the game.”

The NFL is littered with elite defensive backs from LSU. That’s why they’re referred to as ‘DBU.’ White mentioned that Jackson is capable of being the next great DB to come out of Death Valley.

“Most definitely. It’s a year-to-year thing, man,” he said. “Our defensive backs coach, Corey Raymond, does a great job of recruiting and eyeing the guys. He does a great job of evolving them and turning them into the great defensive backs they can be.”

Jackson is expected to be a first-round pick.

3. Boston College LB Harold Landry
In three seasons together at BC, Landry and Bills linebacker Matt Milano were a solid duo for the Eagles defense. Landry really burst onto the scene after a sensational season in 2016, posting 50 tackles, 22 tackles for a loss, 16.5 sacks, seven forced fumbles, four passes defended, and one interception.

“I just remember him always being around the facility, before and after practice. After practice he was doing drills for a couple of hours and then he’s getting treatment,” said Milano. “My biggest memory of him was just always being there and working. I think it showed that season.”

4. Clemson LB Dorian O’Daniel
A teammate of Bills defensive end Shaq Lawson for two seasons (2014-2015) at Clemson, O’Daniel and the Tigers claimed the College Football Playoff National Championship in 2016.

Even though they only spent two years together, Lawson still noticed NFL-talent in O’Daniel’s game.

“Man, I noticed when he played against Georgia Tech. It was his first week playing and he had like eight tackles and three sacks,” said Lawson. “He was very athletic. He could cover anybody. He was fast.

“I paid a lot of attention to him this year. He blew up, man. He’s been doing good and I’ve been watching him progress.”

O’Daniel is forecast as a day three pick.

5. Pitt OT Brian O’Neill

In O’Neill’s three seasons (2015-2017) at Pitt, he spent two of them with Bills quarterback Nathan Peterman. As an offensive lineman, O’Neill spent a lot of time blocking for Peterman, but that wasn’t the case from the get-go.

“Well first of all, unbelievably athletic,” Peterman said about O’Neill. “I  Vintage 1968 Mitchell and Ness Joe Namath New York Jets Throwback Jersey Cheap mean, when I first got there I was throwing passes to him as a tight end. So, he can move really well.

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O’Neill, who participated at the Senior Bowl, is expected to come off the board on day two.

6. UCLA QB Josh Rosen
Bills offensive lineman, Conor McDermott, blocked for Rosen for two seasons (2015-2016) at UCLA. In 2015, Rosen’s freshman year, he was sacked the second-fewest times (14) in program history.

“I had him when he was fresh out of high school, so he was real young, but he came in with maturity and worked hard,” said McDermott. “He came in as a leader from the start. He’s just grown with that maturity and leadership during his three years at UCLA.”

Although Rosen is regarded as the purest passer in this year’s draft, some experts have questioned his qualities as a teammate. McDermott was quick to dispel the negative words about his former quarterback.

“I know those negative words aren’t true, because during my two years with him he was very passionate and had a strong love for the game,” he said. “He was just a very smart player. Everybody in the locker room loves him. He’s a great team player.”

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Rosen is projected as a high first-round pick.

7. Boise State LB Leighton Vander Esch
A teammate for three seasons at Boise State with Bills linebacker Tanner Vallejo, Vander Esch really rose to fame in his final season (2017) with the Broncos. To close his collegiate career, he set highs in tackles, tackles for a loss, sacks, interceptions, passes defended, and forced fumbles.

“I think what you can expect from this level is what he did last year,” said Vallejo. “He’s always been behind someone. There were a bunch of older dudes there in my class. So, we kind of took him under our wing and taught him the defense.”
In 14 games last season, Vander Esch recorded 141 tackles, over eight tackles for a loss, five passes defended, four forced fumbles, four sacks, and two interceptions. All six of those stats were the best marks of his three-year career.

“Now, what you saw last year, that’s just who he is and he built in Mens 1994 Buffalo Bills 35th Anniversary Jim Kelly Mitchell and Ness Royal Blue Throwback Jersey to his frame,” said Vallejo. “I think just his blue-collar mentality, the way he works and where he comes from, he’s got a good background and family. I think he’ll take off just like he did last year.”

A late riser, Vander Esch is projected as a late first-round pick.


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Here’s the Bills news of note for April 19th.

1 – Buffalo’s QBs are prepared for open competition
When players met with media on Tuesday, both Nathan Peterman and A.J. McCarron said they are prepared to play for the team.

Earlier this month, Sean McDermott announced the starting QB job in Buffalo was an open job. Peterman had this to say about the Bills signing McCarron earlier this offseason.

“With all the change that has happened on our team this year, there’s a lot of new faces [a Men’s 1994 Miami Dolphins 13 Dan Marino 75th Anniversary Aqua Authentic Throwback Jersey nd] a lot of new people,” said Peterman. “For me, football has always been about competing, and I’m always competing, obviously, with other players but also with myself, too. [I’m] just always trying to get better. That was a big focus this offseason. [For myself] the previous months, [I’ve] just tried to find a way to get better while I was away from here and then same thing the next few months while I’m here.”

McCarron understands that, not only have the Bills been visiting with prospective QBs, but one may be drafted to the roster.

“If I create mental clutter for myself, then I can’t become the best player, the best teammate that I need to be for this team. I’ve learned during my whole draft process [that] the draft is a crazy deal; you can never predict it,” said McCarron. “All the people that say they can predict it are lying to you; I promise you that. It’s just a crazy deal. My focus, like I said, is to be the best leader, the best teammate, the best servant for the guys that are in this locker room, and that’s what I’m trying to be. For me to worry about ‘ifs’ and what could happen, it’s just not a part of my DNA. I’ve never been that way and won’t ever do it.”

And with the open competition beginning, Peterman says he’ll focus on offensive coordinator Brian Daboll’s favorite word.

“Improving. That’s the word that all the coaches were using, especially coach Daboll – that’s his favorite word,” said Peterman. “That’s what we’re going to be focused on throughout these next two months, improving, and really, I feel like that’s my mindset always. [I have] kind of an obsession with getting better and you have to have that, I think, that mentality. You never want to be stagnant, just want to be better.”

2 – Beane preparing with staff mock drafts
The draft is a week away, and the Bills are preparing to add several prospects to their roster, but Buffalo GM Brandon Beane will be the head of a draft room for the first time.

Beane spent nearly 20 years with the Carolina Panthers organization, serving as dire Mens 1994 Buffalo Bills 35th Anniversary Jim Kelly Mitchell and Ness Royal Blue Throwback Jersey ctor of football operations and assistant general manager during his time down south. Now with the Bills, Beane is getting ready to pick the future of the Bills.

“You think about it all the time, even when you don’t want to think about it,” said Beane. “We’re competitors, and you want to win every pick. You want to feel like, ‘Man, we got a steal in the first round.’ That’s natural; [I] can’t always say that it happens that way. There’s different things that have been in my head.”

Beane said that on Monday, the Bills staff will do mock drafts of their own.

“I’ll assign some guys, ‘Hey, you’re the Browns, you’re the Giants, you’re the Jets [and] down the line’. Who would you choose based on their needs and what you’re hearing out there, the ‘chatter’ so to speak, just to basically give yourself those scenarios. We’ll do that through the first couple rounds, so 12, 22, 53, 56….”

3 – Mock draft has Rosen falling to Buffalo at 12

If you believe the Bills need to trade up to draft one of the big four QBs in the upcoming draft, NFL media analyst Daniel Jeremiah would disagree.

Jeremiah has Darnold going first overall to the Browns and Baker Mayfield going third to the Jets. Allen is picked by the Broncos at five before the Bills are able to nab Rosen at 12.

There’s a good chance the Bills will have to trade in front of Miami to ensure they land one of the top four signal-callers, but in this scenario, one of them falls right into their lap.

Then at the 22 spot, Jeremiah has the Bills take the fifth linebacker of the day off the board in Leighton Vander Esch.

Vander Esch has the size, athleticism and versatility to be a playmaker in the Bills’ front seven.


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Here’s the Bills news of note for April 18th.

1 – Remembering Fred Jackson’s top career achievements
Today, Fred Jackson will officially retire from the NFL, and he does it as a part of the Buffalo Bills. The former four-time team captain and Bills running back played over 100 games in the red, white and blue, before playing his final season in 2015 with the Seattle Seahawks.

Jackson retires with accolades in the NFL, and even more within the Bills franchise.

He was first player in NFL history with 1,000 rushing yards and 1,000 kickoff return yards in one season (2009). Other than Thurman Thomas, Jackson is the only Bill to have over 5,000 rushing yards and 2,000 receiving yards. In 2010 and 2014, Jackson was the Buffalo Bills Walter Payton Man of the Year award recipient.

He ends his NFL career third on the all-time rushing list for the Bills franchise only behind Thurman Thomas and OJ Simpson.

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With 256 picks less than two weeks away from being made, teams will be ready to improve their roster’s through many different positions. The Bills may draft a linebacker during one of their stints on the clock, but who are the best linebackers to take?

Bleacher Report ranked the top 35 linebackers, but the best three were as follows.

3. Leighton Vander Esch, Boise State

At 6-4, 256 lbs. Vander Esch is a big body that can cause havoc for any offense. Whether he is blitzing a QB, or covering tight ends Vander is a force.

A former basketball standout in high school, Leighton Vander Esch is one of the best all-around defenders in the class. He’s also still developing physically on an already dominant frame. Whether he’s playing in a 4-3 or 3-4 scheme, Vander Esch looks like a Day 1 starter.

2. Roquan Smith, Georgia

Speedy and strong, Smith has what it takes to be the future leader of a defense. The leader of Georgia’s defense, is a consistently strong tackler that can take over the middle of the field, or use his speed outside the hashes.

Roquan Smith is the ideal 4-3 Mike linebacker with speed and instincts but could also end up as a weak-side linebacker where he’s free to make plays in space. He’s been compared by some scouts to Ray Lewis or NaVorro Bowman, which speaks to his excellent overall ability.

1. Tremaine Edmunds, Virginia Tech

Not often do you hear of a play Men’s Authentic Customized Los Angeles Angels Alternate Red Baseball Jersey Cheap er with the versatility that Edmunds has. Big enough to rush a QB or stuff a run game, but speedy enough to cover a team’s best slot receiver, Edmunds may just be a defensive coordinator’s dream. At 6-5, and over 250 lbs., the big man has the skill to make an impact on day one in the NFL.

The sky’s the limit for Tremaine Edmunds, and the only thing holding him back might be the creativity of his defensive coordinator. Players w Men’s Authentic Personalized Any Name Any Number Los Angeles Angels Home White Jersey ith this size, speed, strength and natural ability don’t come around often. One scout we spoke to even compared him to a young Brian Urlacher.

3 – CBS Mock draft has Bills drafting Darnold
Yes, another mock draft. No, your eyes do not deceive you.

Almost every analyst believes that if a QB is selected first overall, the Browns will take Darnold. And if Darnold is taken at one or two, he will be drafted at three. Now, not only does Chris Trapasso of CBS believe the Bills will draft Darnold, but he believes they will only trade up to the four-spot to do it.

In the deal that gets Buffalo the fourth overall selection, Brandon Beane would have to part ways with picks 12, 22 and 96 (the Bills second third-rounder).

The Bills look at the board with the eyes-wide-open emoji, as Darnold and Josh Rosen remain on the board at No. 4. With the cost slightly reduced at this juncture, the Bills make a trade with the man they did business with — John Dorsey — in last year’s draft to get the immensely talented but somewhat raw Darnold.


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As Bills players get up and running with the offseason conditioning program this week, we learned a few things about the 2018 outlook, new found strengths on the roster and some encouraging signs with some up and coming players.

1 – What Daboll values in his quarterbacks
He’s worked with NFL quarterbacks from Derek Anderson and Matt Cassel to Brett Favre and Tom Brady. What both Bills quarterbacks AJ McCarron and Nate Peterman are finding out about new offensive coordinator Brian Daboll is what he values in quarterbacks doesn’t change.

“He values a quarterback who can take the team down and score and protect the football,” said Peterman of Daboll. “It’s a big emphasis on what we’ve got to do Men’s Authentic Customized Los Angeles Angels Alternate Red Baseball Jersey Cheap  to win g Men’s Authentic Personalized Any Name Any Number Los Angeles Angels Home White Jersey ames in the NFL. It’s been good I’m excited to learn from him.”

Daboll’s offensive system will be new to both McCarron and Peterman, but McCarron might take a little longer to flush out the scheme he has worked with in Cincinnati.

“It’s a little different from what I’ve been accustomed to because I was in the same system for four years,” said McCarron. “I’m working my tail off to learn it and how to do everything the right way. I’m just taking it day in and day out.”

What is clear, is both McCarron and Peterman have a healthy amount of respect for Daboll’s depth of football acumen.

“The past couple of days we’ve been able to get in the meeting room and learn from him, he’s extremely smart and very knowledgeable,” Peterman said. “He’s been in a lot of places and has a lot of experience and just to be around him you get a feel for that. You can tell how much knowledge how much he has to bring.”

2 – Grooming new leadership
The Bills had a strong base of leadership in the locker room in their first season under head coach Sean McDermott. Some of that leadership, particularly on the offensive side of the ball has been chipped away with the trade of Tyrod Taylor, the career-ending neck injury of Eric Wood and the retirement of Richie Incognito.

So, who will be the replacements?

According to perennial leader, Kyle Williams, new leaders on the offensive side of the ball will have to come to the forefr Custom Angels Baseball Jersey ont.

“We’ll get guys offensively that will have to step up into those roles,” said Williams. “I’m obviously not in the meetings with those guys and be the voice in those meetings. Year in and year out you’re always going to need different guys to step up whether it’s in play or in leadership. And 2018 won’t be any different.”

3 – Lotulelei is a “star maker”
If one looks at Star Lotulelei’s career stats, there won’t be many seasons that jump off the stat page. But those who play alongside the run-stuffing defensive tackle, or have seen enough film of the veteran defensive tackle, know his value to a defensive front.

“I’ll be the one who probably benefits the most playing on the weak side and behind the nose a lot,” said Lorenzo Alexander. “So him just eating up double teams, making sure the center and g Custom Angels Jersey uard can’t get up to me so I can make a lot more plays in the backfield, or somebody decides they want to single him, that’s a tackle for loss for him every day.”

After the Bills signed Lotulelei in free agency, Alexander spoke to his friend, Carolina LB Thomas Davis, who wasn’t happy to see the defensive tackle leave.

“They were sad to see him go because of that type of dynamic that he brought to the field. He’s a guy that I would consider a star maker,” said Alexander. “Luke Kuechly benefited a lot from his presence on that line. Hopefully I can mimic some of the things that Luke was able to do by benefitting from that guy in front of him.

“It should allow me to make more plays in the backfield, or allow Jerry Hughes to turn the corner and not have to worry about the quarterback stepping up because he’s pushing the pocket. So guys around him will benefit.”

4 – New secondary coach Butler knows his stuff
One of the new faces on Buffalo’s coaching staff is secondary coach John Butler. The coaching veteran has a lengthy amount of experience in both the NFL and college ranks, with a stint as a defensive coordinator in a previous coaching stop.

Safety Micah Hyde has been impressed in just the first couple of meetings with Butler this week.

“Coming in this year understanding the playbook and having a guy like coach Butler, you can tell he knows his football,” said Micah Hyde. “Just in the couple of meetings we’ve had you can tell he’s really detailed. I think that’s a good thing for our secondary. When we focus on the details I think that we’ll come up with big plays because everyone will know what they’re supposed to do. I can tell he’s a great coach.”

5 – Groy’s ability comparable to Incognito
There were a healthy number of Bills fans who were concerned about the kind of hole Richie Incognito’s abrupt retirement left in Buffalo’s offensive line. Veteran DT Kyle Williams, however, believes a viable replacement for the left guard spot is already on the roster.

Ryan Groy, who stepped in and made seven solid starts in place of Eric Wood in the second half of the 2016 season, is a player Williams sees as a prime candidate for that left guard job.

“You’re talking about a big, powerful man who when he latches onto you, he’s hard to get rid of,” said Williams. “He’s not so different than Richie. He might have a bit of a different skill set, but a similar player. Any role they give him, he’s going to be just fine.

“He’s what you want as a teammate. He’s a quintessential lineman. A grinder. A tough guy. He’s somebody you want to play with on Sunday. He’s a great guy to be around.”

6 – Hyde’s Pro Bowl thirst unquenched
Hyde was named to the first Pro Bowl of his career last season when he logged five interceptions and was among the league leaders at safety in pass breakups. But at the close of the 2017 season, Hyde was unable to participate in the Pro Bowl due to injury.

It was widely reported that it was a concussion discovered in Hyde’s exit physical that forced him to sit out of the Pro Bowl. But Hyde refuted that on Tuesday.

“It wasn’t the concussion that kept me from the Pro Bowl,” Hyde said. “There were some other things that were going on. It was another injury.”

Hyde was very happy to be chosen by his NFL peers calling it a “huge accomplishment,” but there is clearly a piece missing from that personal goal for him.

“I was super excited to be selected, but then I wasn’t able to play in it. I really haven’t experienced it yet. I still have that drive to participate in it, like so many other guys on this football team. So, I’ve got to continue to get better and find a way to help this football team any way I can.”

Hyde declared himself 100 percent healthy now as he’s participating fully in the team’s offseason conditioning program.

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On Wednesday, Bills former running back Fred Jackson will put a bow on his impressive 10-year NFL career, by signing a one-day contract as a Buffalo Bill. Jackson took the time to share his thoughts on what his time in Buffalo meant to him.

To say Fred Jackson’s NFL career was an unlikely one would be one of the greater understatements around. What was never understated was the effort he put into every training session, team practice or game in which he participated. On Wednesday, Jackson will put a bow on his impressive 10-year NFL career, by signing a one-day contract as a Buffalo Bill.

He took the time to put together his thoughts on his time in Buffalo, what inspired him, what it all meant to him and what’s next. Fred Jackson in his own words.

I think I pretty much made it known in recent months that my desire was to retire as a Buffalo Bill, but as was typically the case during my career, the fans had a hand in convincing me to end my NFL career as a Bill. You told me to come back and do a one-day contract as a Bills player so to be able to do that and show you it meant the same to me as it does to you is a blessing.

There were times over the last couple of years where I held out hope for that phone call for another chance in the NFL, but being 37-years old has a lot to do with me being at peace with my NFL career. The older you get the more you realize that you can’t do some of the stuff you’d have to do to play at a high level in the NFL. The older you get the more that realization starts to set in.

Being able to see my kids do as much stuff I’ve been able to watch them do the last couple of years with my time freed up has also helped me to validate this decision and move on to this next stage in life. Just watching them grow up in all their sports, it’s something I get a chance to do now and I look forward to doing it more often.

Looking back on my 10 seasons in the NFL, I’d have to say if someone told me back in 2005 that I’d get 10 years in the league, it would have far exceeded my expectations then.

Coming in at age 26 being the first time I played in an NFL game, I thought I’d only be around one or two seasons, but the more I played, the more confident I got in my playing abilities. Being able to go out and compete at a high level, I wanted to stick around as long as possible. To be able to get 10 years out of this career makes me truly blessed, and I’m proud to say I played in the NFL for 10 years.

For the nine years I spent in Buffalo there’s a combination of specific moments and a general feeling I have about my time with the Bills. Obviously, there are things that just jump out whenever I think about my time in Buffalo. One is walking out of the tunnel the first time for a regular season game.

Or even walking off the field with my son and hearing the ‘Fred-dy’ chants as I’m walking up the tunnel. Those are things you don’t get to do for the rest of your life, so they come to mind quickly.

To sum it all up though, Buffalo represents my football career, and all the things that I was able to do and accomplish. Every time I sit down and think about it, having that opportunity to play in Buffalo and pour my heart out for the city and try as hard as I could to win football games was special to me.

I think that’s why I understood the relationship I had with Bills fans. I tried to leave everything I had on the field when I competed. I think that showed when I played.

So when I’d be walking in the mall or stopping to get gas at a gas station, the fans would tell me they loved the way I played the game. T Custom Angels Jersey hat only motivated me to keep doing it.

I think that was something that Buffalonians could relate to, somebody who worked hard and gave everything they could to their job. Buffalo is a hard-working town and you respected me for working hard, so I wanted to show all of you that same respect by playing hard.

In the time I’ve been away from the daily grind of the game, the things I miss most are no different from a lot of other players. You always love to compete against the best of the best, and in the NFL everybody is going to be at the top of the game. So I definitely miss that.

But the number one thing that guys always say when they hang them up is they’ll miss the locker room. Sitting in there and talking to guys about stuff other than football. Whether it’s family, weekend plans or cracking jokes. You definitely miss that and some of those memories are what I find I treasured most. Just sitting around and talking with teammates.

I’m grateful for the opportunities I had to work with so many different coaches and I picked up so many words of wisdom from them. Some of them I’ve tried to live by.

One of my favorites that I heard all the time, that I loved was, empty your tank. Don’t hold anything back. Just put all of yourself into it and live with the results. I think that’s one thing that we can all live by.

One other thing I’ll always take with me from football is you meet a lot of different people and nobody is the same. It’s easy to make judgments on people that you don’t know, but until you get to sit down with that person and visit with them and understand wh Custom Angels Baseball Jersey at makes them tick, you shouldn’t pass judgments.

I think that’s something I want to teach my kids. Being able to play football for 10 years and meet so many different people, that’s something I take with me.

The number one thing I want to tell fans is thank you. Their support was something that always motivated me to leave it all on the field. Talking to fans out in public and them telling me what they liked about my game, they motivated me to do what I did on the football field. So a big thank you to everyone that supported me.

I remember the first time I pulled up to the stadium on a game day and there was a fan wearing my jersey and it wasn’t a family member. I appreciated stuff like that.

I was a kid who went to a Division III school and had to work twice as hard to get in the NFL. So to see something like that was inspiring.

I remember talking to Stevie Johnson at one point, and I was undrafted and he was a seventh-round pick. I told him I saw both of our jerseys on a rack at a sporting goods store next to each other. It was amazing for me to see that, and it’s those little things that I always appreciated coming from where I did.

For those who have similar dreams  Men’s Authentic Personalized Any Name Any Number Los Angeles Angels Home White Jersey and aspirations like I did, and might not  Men’s Authentic Custom Stitched Los Angeles Angels Road Gray Baseball Jersey Sale be coming from an advantageous position to fulfill those dreams, don’t give up on yourself.

It might take a little bit longer than you want it to, but it’s worth it. It’s worth every bit of the struggle that you go through to get there. You just have to put the effort in and surround yourself with the right people who are going to keep you motivated to chase your dream.

Once you get there, you will definitely appreciate everything about it. I loved everything about playing in the National Football League.

When it comes to the next chapter for me, I’d like to be doing something with Buffalo and the organization in some way, somehow. I want to maintain my roots there and be around the Bills organization as much as possible. Be around all the Buffalo fans, and we’ll see what happens.

Right now, I’ve got kids who are playing sports and I want to watch them do that. I want to watch my son chase his dream to play in the NFL. I want to do everything I can to help him achieve that. Watch my girls play soccer, basketball, run track. It’s time for me to pour everything I did into football into them so they can achieve their goals.

But thank you Buffalo for everything you did for me. It made me who I was as a football player and who I am today.

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The Independent Health and Buffalo Bills Health & Wellness Challenge is about to kickoff for the eighth time. The popular program will take place from April 23 through June 3 and will be open to the entire community.

The Health & Wellness Challenge was designed as a way to help motivate individuals to integrate physical activity and good nutrition into their daily lives by offering them opportunities to win prizes. The first initiative was launched in October 2014 and drew 2,300 participants. Since then, six more rounds of the Challenge have been held, with participation steadily increasing each round, bringing the total number of registrants to more than 21,000.

Those interested in joining the Health & Wellness Challenge for the first time can sign up at buffalobills.com/thechallenge. Participants are once again encouraged to attend Monday Night Fitness, a free fitness class on the field at New Era Field every Monday evening (weather permitting) thro Personalized Angels Baseball Jersey ughout the six-week initiative.

Get healthy and be eligible to win prizes

By meeting daily goals and completing easy and fun healthy activities, participants in this spring’s Health & Wellness Challenge will earn points and be eligible to win a variety of daily prizes, such as autographed Bills memorabilia and fitness trackers, as well as a weekly $500 cash prize. Plus, one lucky participant will be chosen as the grand-prize winner of $5,000.

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