Special teams looking to give Bills an edge vs. Cardinals [1:36 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Buffalo will be looking to take advantage of an Arizona team that has looked shaky on special teams through the first two games of the season. The Cardinals rank 31st in kick return average, 21st in punt return average. They’re in the lower half of the league on punt and kick coverage as well.'
Cards’ Arians remains wary of struggling Bills [11:42 AM]
Olean Times Herald reports: '“Any team that’s 0-2 you’re going to get their best shot … especially at home,” he said. “I have all the respect in the world for Rex and the job he’s done."'
As adversity piles up for Bills, Rex 'not real comfortable right now' [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"Of course, when you're 0-2, you're not going to feel like your best self," defensive lineman Corbin Bryant said. "But, obviously, he feels a lot of pressure. I'm sure people in this locker room feel a lot of pressure to perform. At the end of the day, we have to perform. It's a performance-based business.'
LeSean McCoy, Tyrod Taylor looking forward to Anthony Lynn's 'simplified' offense [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“I think the gameplan we have this week is pretty good. Not as much thinking,” McCoy said. “It’s more about just going out there to play.”'
LeSean McCoy nonchalant about civil suit [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“We’ll just see what happens. If you want, you think you could take care of that for me?” McCoy joked to a reporter. “We’ll see what the cost is.”'
Bovada: Even money Rex Ryan gets fired before Week 17 [1:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Bradley is the only other coach with such a line offered. His line is "Yes" +150 and "No" -200.'
NFL flag protests find sympathizers among Bills [1:55 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“I think by the end of the season, every team will be doing it,” said Bills defensive tackle Corbin Bryant. “There has to be a point man we can talk to and get the conversation started, because the injustice is just ridiculous.”'
Buffalo Bills transcripts of Rex Ryan, Preston Brown, Richie Incognito, LeSean McCoy & Tyrod Tay [1:54 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'No, I’m more of an observer and trying to get in, if they ask questions, I’ll give them a defensive perspective, but that’s pretty much it.'
A little mystery could help Anthony Lynn, Bills offense [1:53 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '“It’s almost a little competitive advantage of having a little mystery going into Sunday,” center Eric Wood said with a sly smile, insinuating that maybe this upheaval can work in the Bills’ favor.'
Buffalo Bills players open up on police brutality and increased anthem protests in NFL [1:52 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'All of this hits home for Goodwin. A close friend and fraternity brother of his just died in a car accident, so he knows the pain the grieving families are dealing with. It's part of why Goodwin has voiced his opinions on social media, as he continues to watch people die for no reason.'
Bills RB LeSean McCoy says there's 'less thinking' with Greg Roman gone [1:51 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"It's over now," running back LeSean McCoy said. "We can't really dwell on it. I have all the respect in the world for coach Roman, I think he's an excellent coach. I guess the guys upstairs and Rex thought it was time for a change. As a player, you move on."'
Bills' LeSean McCoy on civil suit with Philly cops: 'We'll see what the cost is' [1:50 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"We'll just wait and see what happens," McCoy said Wednesday when asked about the case. "If you want, you think you could take care of that for me? We'll see what the cost is."'
Will Buffalo Bills' Rex Ryan be first NFL coach fired? Vegas thinks so [1:49 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'In addition, Rex Ryan is the favorite to be the first coach fired. His odds are currently at 3/2. Jaguars coach Gus Bradley has the next best odds at 5/1, according to Bovada.'
Rex Ryan 'not real comfortable' after Buffalo Bills' 0-2 start [1:48 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"I haven't been in these circumstances before, being 0-2," Ryan said. "Obviously I feel a great deal of responsibility for where we're at as a football team. I'm not real comfortable right now to be honest with you. I just want to win, and we need to win in the worst way and we understand that.'
Rex Ryan attending Buffalo Bills' offensive meetings after firing Greg Roman [1:47 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"I'm more of an observer," Ryan said. "If asked questions, I'll give a defensive perspective, but that's pretty much it. I've done it at times. I really didn't do it here, but I did it with the Jets."'
Syracuse Fox affiliate picks NY Giants game for broadcast over Buffalo Bills [1:46 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'WSYT general manager Don O'Connor said a number of factors went into making the decision to air the Giants over the Bills including the current record of the two teams, Facebook and Twitter data and previous viewer feedback.'
Buffalo Bills' Marquise Goodwin records second-fastest speed of 2016 season [1:45 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'On Thursday night, Goodwin was recorded with a top-speed of over 20 miles per hour on his touchdown reception. NFL.com's Next Gen Stats discussed Goodwin's touchdown and noted that it was the second-fastest speed recorded through the first two weeks of the season.'
Week 3 power rankings have Buffalo Bills among worst NFL teams [1:44 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'ESPN has only the 49ers, a team with one win, and Browns are ranked below the Bills.'
Diamond in the rough: Bills’ O-Line improves vs. Jets [1:43 AM]
Batavia Daily News reports: ' “I thought they did improve,” Ryan said. “And really—everything’s always put on them. I put things on them, but I think even in week one a lot of that protection thing had to do with our backs in protection as well. But I did think we did a better job of protecting our quarterback in the second week.”'
Bills’ Rex Ryan discusses upcoming game vs. Cardinals [1:42 AM]
Batavia Daily News reports: '“We’re just trying to get win one in a row.”'
Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan hopes Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer has 'off day' [1:41 AM]
Arizona Republic reports: '“We’re hoping for an off day. That’s pretty much it,” Rex Ryan said Wednesday during a conference call with Arizona reporters. “It’s not a very comforting thought going into a game thinking that, ‘Hey, this kid, we need him to have an off day, but that’s kind of where he is.”'
Rex Ryan’s job on line as he prepares to face Cardinals [1:40 AM]
KTAR-FM reports: 'Harder still for Ryan is that he is his own worst enemy when it comes to earning latitude. Like his father Buddy, who came to Arizona in 1994 and proclaimed: “You’ve got a winner in town,” Rex Ryan’s approach is bravado-based.'
Bills hope simplified offense provides boost [1:39 AM]
AP reports: '"Less plays, less thinking," McCoy said. "You go from the average of, what, 70-80 plays in a football game and you have 80-90 plays that can go. It's harder compared to something that's shorter, 30-40 plays in an 80-play game. So that's probably just the difference."'
Ryan trying to steady ship after Bills' 0-2 start [1:38 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'Ryan tried to spin the doom and gloom by saying that maybe playing the Cardinals this week will do the Bills some good. As good as Arizona is, it will take supreme focus and a superb effort to beat the Cardinals. And if the Bills can pull it off, they might regain whatever confidence they have lost.'
Cardinals expect different look from Bills' D [1:37 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: '"Their backs are against the wall and we are prepared and we've got to be prepared for as much as possible," he said. "You can't ever be prepared for everything, especially with Coach Ryan, but you've got to go into these games expecting anything. When a team is in the situation they're in, where they're trying to get their first win and they've got a little turmoil going on with coaches and stuff like that, their back are against the wall and we've got to be prepared for that."'
Week 3 GameScout: Cardinals at Bills [1:36 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'Cardinals, 32-14.'
Rex sits in on offensive meetings; Lynn will call plays from booth [1:35 AM]
WGR-AM reports: '“That’s actually a good question because I’m so used to him being out there on the field and you come off the field and we’ll talk,” McCoy said. “We’ll figure it out. They have the phones. Technology nowadays is crazy. The little iPads that show you the plays. You know, what’s a good play, what’s not, or what did we do on this play that didn’t work. We’ll see if it’s a big advantage, or disadvantage I should say.”'
Lynn ready for challenge as offensive coordinator [1:34 AM]
WGR-AM reports: '"We have to stay on the field," Lynn said. "We've had 50 plays and too many three-and-outs. I think that's been a big reason why we're 0-and-2. We want to stay on the field and simplify the reads. Maybe cut back on our variables like volume, and see if we can get better execution."'
Watkins, Glenn, Clay don't practice as Bills prep for high-flying Cards [1:33 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Cornerback Ronald Darby (hamstring), safety Colt Anderson (foot), and quarterback Cardale Jones (shoulder) were limited participants.'
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