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Buffalo Bills News - June 29, 2016

Marker The Ryan brothers’ constant quest to carry on their father Buddy’s legacy [1:54 AM]
SI reports: 'Buddy is more than just the family patriarch for Rex, the Bills head coach, and Rob, who joined his brother in Buffalo this offseason as the assistant head coach for defense. He is a defensive patriarch for the sport of football. As the defensive line coach for the New York Jets in 1968, he watched the lengths his team went to in order to protect Joe Namath and applied that to his side of the ball, where he devised creative ways to torture the quarterback. Buddy Ryan’s mission, starting with the Super Bowl III champion Jets, is conventional defensive wisdom today.'

Marker Remembering Dwight Adams [1:53 AM]
WGR-AM reports: ' Information came flying out and it was all from memory. Dwight would bring up each player’s measureables, his career highlights, any injury issues, and of course, the actual scouting report on his game. He’d even give me the rundown on what that players’ parents did for a living and the players’ upbringing. It was quite thorough and really impressive.'

Marker Kelly: 'All good' with Rex after comments about job security [1:52 AM]
WGR-AM reports: '“Yeah, we already texted,” he said. “That’s all good.”'

Marker Rex Ryan's statement on the passing of his father Buddy Ryan [1:51 AM] reports: '“For Rob and me, we've had the great fortune of sharing the coaching profession that he was so proud of and cherished so much. There is no way we can possibly begin to measure how much football we have learned from him over the years and we are forever thankful to him for instilling within us his unwavering love for the game of football."'

Marker Team statement regarding the passing of Buddy Ryan [1:50 AM] reports: '"Terry and Kim Pegula and the Buffalo Bills organization want to express their deepest sympathies and condolences to Rex, Rob and the entire Ryan family on the passing of their dad, Buddy Ryan. Buddy was a legend in our league in so many ways. His defenses were innovative and he was a master at putting his talented and tough players in a position to succeed. He was a real game changer and much of his philosophies and defensive tactics are still utilized effectively by teams today. Buddy's influence will be carried on by defensive coaches for generations to come, but none more so than by Rex and Rob. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with the Ryan family today."'

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June 28, 2016

Marker Bills won’t yield soon on NFL stadium push [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“We’re going to take a very slow, quantitative, objective view on what makes sense.”'

Marker Sammy should pass on updates [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Whenever that is, we'll know it. Ever-changing updates do nothing but raise suspicions that don't need to be raised ... at least, not at this point.'

Marker Jim Kelly football clinic set for July 19 [1:57 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '“It’s great to be working with the kids again this year at the Ralph,” Kelly said. “The Buffalo Bills organization has been a true partner, and we are truly thankful for our relationship with them. Our camp is a positive environment where many lessons are learned and friendships made.’’'

Marker Buffalo Bills strength staffer Dan Liburd to appear on American Ninja Warrior [1:56 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'Liburd has been a part of the Bills' strength and conditioning staff for seven seasons. He oversees the nutrition and dietary programs for the players and supervises their performance in strength and conditioning work. He's an NPC qualified bodybuilder and competes in powerlifting, marathons and Ironman competitions.'

Marker Watch Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor in new Toyota commercials [1:55 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'Taylor is entering the final season of his contract, and if he builds off last season he could be in line for a huge pay raise. For now, the extra endorsement money doesn't hurt, but Taylor is out to earn a new contract. He hopes it will carry a bigger cap hit than the $3 million cap hit his contract has in 2016.'

Marker Perry's introduces Buffalo Bills flavored ice cream 'Sundae at the Ralph' [1:54 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'Of course, the new flavor was met with some snark on the internet.'

Marker Ed Reed hits 'a whole lot of golf balls' to get away from coaching frustrations [1:53 AM]
WGR-AM reports: '“Yeah there’s some frustration, but like any job,” he said while speaking to reporters after the team’s last minicamp practice earlier this month. “I’m sure everybody right here has something at the job place that they have to deal with. Me being a player, going to Houston, going to New York, having that transition and being in different organizations, you know you got bosses that there’s some BS you have to put up with. Everybody has it, we all do. It’s just part of it, man, but you just got to be grown and understand that ‘I have a job to do.”'

Marker Differing reports on Watkins' return [1:52 AM]
WGR-AM reports: '"Right now I feel good, but I got to go back and train and rehab. Hopefully it feels good when I run and everything like that,” said Watkins. “I haven't ran in three or four weeks. Hopefully I'll feel good about it and I'll be on the field in training camp.”'

June 27, 2016

Marker Bills WR Watkins doubtful for start of training camp [1:59 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: '"You never know. Right now I feel good, but I got to go back and train and rehab," Watkins said during a charity bowling event in Charlotte, N.C. "Hopefully it feels good when I run and everything like that. I haven't ran in three or four weeks. Hopefully I'll feel good about it and I'll be on the field in training camp."'

Marker Sammy Watkins: Bills may keep me out of camp [1:58 AM]
ESPN reports: '"You never know," Watkins told ESPN when asked if the Bills' medical staff would allow him to practice early in training camp. "Right now I feel good, but I got to go back and train and rehab. Hopefully it feels good when I run and everything like that. I haven't ran in three or four weeks. Hopefully I'll feel good about it and I'll be on the field in training camp."'

Marker VT’s Tyrod Taylor set to lead Bills, UR’s Kendall Gaskins humbled to be a 49er [1:57 AM]
WRIC-TV reports: 'He is the unquestioned starter under center for Rex Ryan and believes the Bills are primed for a playoff push if his team can stay healthy and play well consistently in the AFC East division.'

Marker NFL player, former Taft grad returns home to help local fire department [1:56 AM]
WLWT-TV reports: 'The defensive tackle brought his family along to beautify Station 29.'

June 26, 2016

Marker There’s really nothing wrong with how Bills are thinking [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: ''There’s a misconception about the Bills’ decision to try to win with a running game and a strong defense. It does not fly in the face of analytics.'

Marker It’s Buffalo turn to end the sports agony [1:58 AM]
Boston Globe reports: 'The Bills lost the next three Super Bowls (once to the Redskins, twice to the Cowboys) by an aggregate 65 points. Red Sox fans had to wait 86 years (1918-2004) between World Series championships. Here at the edge of Lake Erie, “Wide Right’’ lingers in the collective consciousness a quarter-century later like “Sox deal Ruth to the Yanks.’’'

June 25, 2016

Marker Saying all the right things, but are they true? [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'And one of the bigger questions that needs answering is just how long are the Bills going to be without their top draft pick, Shaq Lawson? He's supposed to be the most critical of those "new pieces." Will his rookie year end up being a wash? If so, it's hard to see exactly where all of the improvement will come.'

June 24, 2016

Marker A new title for Bills’ Carpenter [2:24 PM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'The citation was as much for Carpenter’s work outside the training room. He coordinates the Bills annual holiday food drive and family Christmas program.'

Marker Bills S Corey Graham and his HS coach Willie Burnett forge a bond built to last [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“Honestly, it’s crazy,” Graham said. “There are a few people who helped me throughout the way and pushed me. But as far as working out, he’s had the most impact in my life. As far as training and what I’ve been able to accomplish, I couldn’t have done it without him.”'

Marker Corey Graham on Bills' D: 'We want to get back to the level where we’re elite' [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"Those were some of our issues last year — we didn’t communicate well," Graham said. "We didn’t pick up the defense as well. Things have slowed down. Everybody knows what they’re doing. And we’ve got some new pieces in there that are looking really good. I feel like we’ll be very good. We can’t do nothing but be better than last year. We want to get back to the level where we’re elite. That’s what we’re working towards.”'

Marker Don’t drink the Bills’ Kool-Aid [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'People are picking them 6-10 for a reason. They’re not as good as last year. You can blame injuries, but they had crossovers against the two weakest divisions in the NFL and couldn’t take advantage.'

Marker Former Bill Terrell Owens surprises Bennett High grads [1:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'During his 15-year NFL career, Owens played for six different teams, including the Bills for one season in 2009. He was invited to the graduation ceremony by Bennett alumna Alvina Alston, the keynote speaker.'

Marker Tyrod Taylor turns Bills quarterback nightmare into justified playoff dream [1:55 AM]
The Sporting News reports: '"He’s really made improvements,” quarterbacks coach David Lee said of Taylor after Buffalo's minicamp. “His eyes are in the right place. He’s looking for mismatches that he didn’t quite see all of the time a year ago. His ability to stand in there with stuff in front of him, he’s been doing a great job of that this spring and throwing the football over the middle with that stuff in front of him."'

Marker Ragland, Seymour could have biggest impact from Bills rookie class [1:54 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'We all know now that Lawson is going to miss all of training camp and then some regular season time after having shoulder surgery. Obviously, missing that much time his rookie season will set him back as far as getting acclimated to the defense and a feel for playing at this level and the speed of it. The positive is he can still take part in meetings and watch film and learn, so when he comes back he should at least have a mental understanding of what he needs to do.'

Marker Terrell Owens: 'Buffalo, you guys were awesome to me' [1:53 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: '"I wish I could have played a couple more years here, but that didn't happen. Buffalo is a great city, they've embraced me and I tried to do the same with my performance on the football field. Again, I wish I could have stayed longer. Obviously there were some coaching changes and they had some other things in mind for the team."'

Marker Bills new cornerback hoping to provide Moore [1:52 AM] reports: '“I’ve been in a few different locker rooms, so I know what it takes to kind of earn the trust of your teammates and coaches and show people what you can do,” Moore said. “You always have a chip on your shoulder, especially when you come to a new team, but I definitely think being in various locker rooms with different teams kind of helps me out.”'

June 23, 2016

Marker Dareus says he now doesn't 'have to think as much' in Bills' defense [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"It’s the second year, we’re going to play in the same defense; it’s the first time in my NFL career this happened," Dareus told SiriusXM NFL Radio Tuesday, referencing the Bills' multiple coaching changes since he joined them as the third overall pick from Alabama in 2011. "It feels good to know I can just do what I need to do and I don’t have to think as much. I don’t have to spend so much time trying to help this guy, help that guy or them doing the same with me.'

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