For Graham, playing for Bills doesn’t get old [8:59 PM]
Buffalo News reports: '“It definitely is,” Graham said Thursday. “I grew up watching the Bills. It won’t wear off until we win, make it to the playoffs, make it to the Super Bowl, things like that.'
Bills’ Dixon enthusiastically takes on starting spot [8:58 PM]
Buffalo News reports: '“I’ve been through so much and I’m still here,” Dixon said. “I knew the odds were heavy against me coming out of Jackson where a lot of dudes don’t make it. So to beat those odds and still be here and still be here as a running back who wasn’t supposed to play but three years. I’m still here. It all builds up.'
Bills RB coach Lynn: 'Boom' Herron will have a role Sunday [8:58 PM]
Buffalo News reports: '“Boom’s going to play. What do you mean ‘could?’ Boom’s going to play," he said. "That was the whole deal — get somebody who’s ready to play Sunday, who’s in good enough shape and could pick up the system.”'
Aaron Williams will return to starting lineup Sunday [8:58 PM]
Buffalo News reports: '“Aaron’s one of the top safeties in the league when he’s healthy,” Bills coach Rex Ryan said Thursday. “So obviously that’s a big loss when he’s not in there and it should really help getting him back.”'
Tyler Dunne's three Bills thoughts: Gilmore/Darby stand out, Mariota, Boom Watch [8:57 PM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Mariota challenge. All of this being said, Tennessee rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota is different than Tom Brady and Eli Manning. He's a rookie who's more of a dual-threat, who relies on raw gifts. Still, Rex Ryan is well aware of the fact that with an extra week to prepare --- the Titans are coming off of a bye week --- Mariota could ramp up their no-huddle offense even faster. And that has caused some communication problems for the Bills. They'll need to react quickly play to play in Nashville. Playing away from The Ralph might actually benefit them.'
Sacks have been hard to come by for Bills [8:56 PM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'The Bills recorded 111 sacks in the last two seasons, the most in the NFL, and teams have taken notice. This year they have just seven, and only four of those have come from their very well-compensated defensive line.'
Ex-Bill Da’Norris Searcy grows comfortable with Titans [8:55 PM]
Nashville Tennessean reports: '“I’m still getting my feet wet with the new defensive scheme,” Searcy said, “but each day I get more and more comfortable with the scheme, and I’m just trying to go out there and make the most of my opportunities. I figure once I get a lot more comfortable playing in it, they’ll free me up more. … They know I’m very versatile, and I can do pretty much anything they ask.”'
'Rex Rhymin'' drops 'Trap Queen' remix - the unofficial 'Bills Mafia [8:54 PM]
New York Daily News reports: 'The video features the rapper, clad in a full suit with a Bills jersey under his jacket, dancing around the parking lot of Ralph Wilson Stadium with fans.'
Bills-Titans Capsule [8:53 PM]
AP reports: 'Bills RB Karlos Williams one of four NFL rookies since 1960 to score TD in each of team's first four games.'
At quarter pole, still figuring out who Bills are [8:52 PM]
WGR-AM reports: 'When the schedule was released in April, I thought going 2-1 through the first three games would be a challenge, but doable for a talented Bills team. They did that. But the loss to the Giants in week four raises questions about exactly how good this team is. It’s tough for any team to lose their top running back and top wide receiver, but especially when those two players are big playmakers able to change games at any given moment. I still think the depth is solid with this roster and they can make a serious run at a playoff spot, even if Watkins and/or McCoy are out a few weeks.'
Bills’ defense trying to get in sync with Ryan’s system [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“I think, for us, it’s just everyone figuring each other out,” Hughes said Wednesday, as the Bills began full-scale preparations for Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans. “For the defense, it’s just us understanding what our coaches want from us on the field. And, then, also understanding the scheme, so that way we can still go out there and play fast and be able to communicate with one another, so that way we’re all on the same page.”'
Bills bring Cundiff in for kickoffs, could pressure struggling Carpenter [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Bills coach Rex Ryan indicated that the team releasing Gay had nothing to do with his performance on kickoffs, which means it must have something to do with field goals. Through four games, Carpenter is 5 of 7 with one missed extra point. One of the team’s current kickers could be released by the time the Bills travel to Tennessee for this weekend’s game. Linebacker IK Enemkpali is available for reinstatement after his four-game suspension.'
Bills aren’t totally sad about lack of sacks [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“As long as you tackle well, that’s fine,” Ryan said. “You get off the field. That’s what it’s about. So if we don’t have a sack, that doesn’t matter to me. I want to win. You go back to the 2000 Ravens. They gave up 165 points on the season, which nobody’s been close to. I think we only had 35 sacks that year.'
Dixon ready to cut loose as starting RB [1:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“It’s a huge opportunity,” Dixon said. “I’m putting in extra work. I’m just trying to take advantage of it. I feel like I’m born for this.”'
Mariota isn't keeping Ryan up at night [1:55 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '"I don’t think the kids' gonna have his way against us; I don’t think that’s gonna happen," Ryan said when he was asked whether his defense needs to show a little pride Sunday in Tennessee and not let a rookie, playing his fourth NFL game, beat them.'
Bills sign Cundiff; Carpenter may be toast [1:54 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '"I shouldn't be missing kicks inside 40, it's as simple as that," Carpenter said matter-of-factly, with the full understanding that while he's been told everything is status quo for now, his job is on the line. "They have to be able to rely on someone to make those kicks."'
Can Boobie Dixon handle 'workhorse' role in Bills' backfield if Karlos Williams can&a [1:53 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'Right now, Dixon is No. 1 on the Bills' running back depth chart. He's gotten this chance before. Last year, the Bills lost C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson in one game, forcing Dixon into an increased role. He ended up with his only 20-carry game in the NFL and turned it into just 44 yards. In 2015, on eight carries, Dixon has zero total rushing yards.'
Rex Ryan hints that Billy Cundiff could push Dan Carpenter for Bills' kicker job [1:52 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"(Cundiff) does have a strong leg, so he can handle kickoffs, and he's been a good kicker," Ryan said. "We'll see how everything plays out. Jordan, sometimes just carrying a kickoff guy sometimes isn't the best thing for your team. This move had nothing to do with Jordan. I think Jordan did a tremendous job in the role that he had. That doesn't mean we won't have Cundiff kick off and have Carpenter do our kicks."'
Report: Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. fined for punch thrown against Bills [1:51 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'Beckham, who threw a punch for which he wasn't flagged, has been fined $9,000 by the NFL, according to Dan Graziano of ESPN.'
Rex Ryan has Buffalo Bills doing pushups for penalties in practice [1:50 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"Just see how many people he is affecting," Ryan said. "That his actions are affecting. Penalties still gonna happen, but we have to eliminate them to the best of our abilities. Especially the self-inflicted ones."'
Buffalo Bills sign K Billy Cundiff, WR Denarius Moore [1:49 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'Moore set career highs for catches (51), receiving yards (741) and touchdowns (7) back in 2012. He signed with the Cincinnati Bengals back in April but was cut during Cincinnati's final cut down to 53 players.'
Rex Ryan on Marcus Mariota: Kid won't have his way with us [1:48 AM]
Nashville Tennessean reports: '“He’s obviously got a real good grasp of the system,” he said. “He’s a multitalented guy, and they’re taking advantage of some of that. He does some of those zone reads where they incorporate a pass/run option, different things. The young man looks impressive.”'
Marcus Mariota to be Challenged by Rex Ryan's Defense [1:47 AM]
TitansOnline.com reports: '“He’s obviously got a real good grasp of the system and shoot, you know, he’s a multi-talented guy and they’re taking advantage of some of that. He does some of those zone-reads where they incorporate a pass-run option and different things. The young man looks impressive.”'
Behind Enemy Lines: An Inside Look at the Bills [1:46 AM]
TitansOnline.com reports: 'I think they are talented enough to be in the conversation for a Wild Card spot, but they are missing some pieces that could get you there, and the biggest is an overall lack of poise. There’s still a little bit of a disconnect between the systems of head coach Rex Ryan and offensive coordinator Greg Roman and their players.'
Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. will be fined $8,681, says Bills' barbs don't bother him [1:45 AM]
New York Daily News reports: '“Of course,” he said of his plans to appeal. “I get punched every single game, or ‘punched’ or whatever it is. I get hit in my face every single game.”'
Odell Beckham punished by NFL for antics vs. Bills [1:44 AM]
New York Post reports: '“He’s an emotional guy,” Coughlin said approvingly.'
Tom Coughlin 'disappointed' in Odell Beckham Jr.'s chippiness vs. Bills [1:43 AM]
Newsday reports: '"Odell actually came to me and talked about it," Coughlin said. "Obviously, I was disappointed because I think he's beyond and above a lot of that stuff, and I think he'll put it behind him."'
Someone on Bills' sideline took a swing at Giants' Cullen Jenkins [1:42 AM]
Newsday reports: '"I saw the film and he reached over his teammate's shoulder, he was hiding behind his teammate, reached over his shoulder," Jenkins said. "I was looking the opposite way so I didn't even know it happened until after the game when I saw the video. I was like 'Wow.'"'
Giants' Odell Beckham fined for punch vs. Buffalo Bills, met with Tom Coughlin in morning [1:41 AM]
Newark Star Ledger reports: '"Odell actually came to me to tell me about it," Coughlin said. "Obviously I was disappointed because he is beyond and above a lot of that stuff and I think he'll put it behind him."'
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