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Buffalo Bills News - October 6, 2015

Marker Take note, Rex: Old man Coughlin can teach you some tricks [1:48 AM]
New York Post reports: 'Instead of hammering his players with negative reinforcement at 0-2, Coughlin kept them positive in the face of the negativity surrounding the poor start, reminding them about the good things they were doing and pointing out the “little things’’ that were keeping them from winning.'

Marker Coach Rex Ryan plans to fix Bills' penalty woes [1:47 AM]
AP reports: '"So sometimes penalties don't tell the whole story," Ryan said. "But sometimes they do."'

Marker Bills punchless without McCoy, Watkins [1:46 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'Without needing to worry about those two dynamic players, the Giants effectively clamped down on wide receivers Percy Harvin and Robert Woods, and New York often had eight men in the box to handle rookie running back Karlos Williams. And that was the name of a tune that ended with New York winning 24-10. '

Marker Bills embarrassed by penalties [1:45 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: '"I mean, it's embarrassing," Graham said. "It's embarrassing to go out there and get all those penalties. I mean, it's one after another. Dumb penalties, situations you just have to shut up sometimes. Let's not sit here and act like it doesn't factor in. I mean, if it's close, they're going to throw the flag on us. As players, you have to know that you can't be borderline."'

Marker Gray may have broken forearm; Rambo hurts quad [1:44 AM]
WGR-AM reports: '“I don’t know how significant that is, we will see,” Ryan said of Rambo’s quad injury. “And then [MarQueis" target="_blank"> Gray he might have broken a forearm. He might have broken a bone in his forearm. So those are the two guys that, out of the game, I think those are the only two guys."'

Marker Rex: ''We're trying to get penalties fixed'' [1:43 AM]
WGR-AM reports: '“Make no mistake, we’re trying to get it fixed,” Ryan said, before adding that he and his staff will do some things with his players that he wouldn’t divulge. “I’m not going to share with you some of the things we’re going to do, physically, and everything else, until I have a chance to address my team.”'

Marker 5 takeaways from Bills HC Rex Ryan [1:42 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'Ryan said he has some ideas and first wants to discuss it with his players. He also didn’t rule out the idea of benching players for it as well. Either way, the Bills are acknowledging all the calls against them were an internal problem, and one they have to sort out immediately.'

Marker Darby and Gilmore holding it down on the corner [1:41 AM] reports: '“I think he’s playing extremely well,” said head coach Rex Ryan of Gilmore. “He’s made several great plays so you know he’s playing like we envisioned him. He’s one of the top guys certainly at that position so he’s playing extremely well.”'

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October 5, 2015

Marker Bullies don't play by the rules [4:27 PM]
Hornell Evening Tribune reports: 'I never thought I’d say this, but I wish Rex Ryan were more like Doug Marrone.'

Marker Giants shred the Bills 24-10 [10:55 AM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'Those penalties, besides costing the Buffalo two TDs, also extended a New York drive in which it disdained a made field goal and went in for a touchdown. That’s an 18-point swing, if you’re counting.'

Marker Bills unravel in loss to Giants [10:54 AM]
Olean Times Herald reports: '“New England was definitely the low point,” he said. “Those penalties were all on us (Buffalo’s fault) not them. But there were a lot of things going on out there today, from a lot of different perspectives … a lot of things you get in trouble for talking about. So we’ll just leave it at that. Obviously, we have to be better, but a lot of people have to be better.”'

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Marker Bills’ defense comes undone against Giants [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'They lost for multiple reasons – with shortcomings in all phases – but the most glaring was a defense that not only failed to live up to its price tag and Ryan’s boasting, but managed to reach a whole new level of embarrassment.'

Marker Playmakers were present, but not accountable [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Yet Taylor rarely went deep at all and Williams, who starred the first three games, was bottled up. A non-factor. The Bills didn’t even have a 20-yard play until the 8:13 mark of the third quarter. For one game, anyway, this resembled Bills offenses of Edwards and Losman and Fitzpatrick.'

Marker Giants borrowed Pats’ formula to keep pass rush at bay [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“We saw what the Patriots did,” Pugh said, “and tried to get the ball out quick and stop the run and put them in bad positions.”'

Marker Grim echoes of Bills’ past are hammered home [1:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Really, how many times have we seen this movie before in this millennium? Just when you get drawn in, when you start to believe this will be the year with the happy ending, they turn in a performance that exposes all their shortcomings.'

Marker Loss of playmakers McCoy, Watkins derails Bills offense [1:55 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'With LeSean McCoy (hamstring) and Sammy Watkins (calf) sidelined, the Bills played a miserable game of small ball.'

Marker Open field tackling puts hurt on Jennings’ TD [1:54 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Bills actually showed the veteran Manning a lot of respect. Buffalo rushed five or more men at him on 10 of 36 pass plays, by unofficial count.'

Marker Mark Gaughan’s matchup winners [1:53 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'It’s ironic the Bills shut down the Giants’ biggest weapon and still lost convincingly.'

Marker Eli operated with ease while Taylor struggled [1:52 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Keep the blitz pressure cranked to the fullest. Not so much. For the second time this season, Rex Ryan chose to have the Bills generate most of their pressure with the fewest number of pass rushers. The first time was against Tom Brady, and the Patriots’ quarterback tore them apart.'

Marker Tyler Dunne's Points After [1:51 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The difference in experience at quarterback was obvious in this one. Eli Manning and his two Super Bowl rings methodically picked apart this Bills secondary at key moments in finishing with 212 yards on 20-of-35 passing with three touchdowns.'

Marker Quarterly Report [1:50 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'A week after taking just five penalties, the Bills took seven in the second quarter alone.'

Marker Fourth-down analysis: Bills only went for it when they had no choice [1:49 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'When it comes to being truly aggressive on fourth down, the Bills approached things more cautiously. That can partially be attributed to an overall lack of production from the offense Sunday, but it has also been shown to be coach Rex Ryan’s nature through the first quarter of the season.'

Marker Tyler Dunne’s Report Card [1:48 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'In a Week Two repeat, Rex Ryan lost control.'

Marker Fans sound off about dislike of train horn [1:47 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'I’m unsure whether I received more in-game complaints about the Buffalo Bills’ penalties or the train horn Ralph Wilson Stadium blasted throughout Sunday’s 24-10 derailment against the New York Giants. We got one or the other practically on every play. Sometimes both.'

Marker Titans rookie quarterback putting up solid numbers [1:46 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Tennessee Titans’ rookie quarterback has put up solid numbers in his first three NFL starts, completing 62.9 percent of his passes for 833 yards, eight TDs and only two interceptions. He has a passer rating of 109.2, which ranked seventh in the NFL.'

Marker Ryan says Bills had fight but what good did it do? [1:45 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Ryan can sing the praises of his spunky 2-2 team all he wants, but if the Bills keep playing the way they have the first month of the NFL calendar - win, lose, win, lose - they aren't going anywhere and that playoff drought, which is now the longest in America's four major sports thanks to the Toronto Blue Jays finally finding their way, is going to extend to a 16th year.;

Marker Rex's 'bully'' in principal's office way too much [1:44 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'While the Bills, who are stalled at 2-2 instead of soaring at 3-1, weren’t foolish enough to outwardly blame the officiating for this momentum-stuffing loss, the assertions were as plain as a yellow handkerchief.'

Marker Bills dug a hole they couldn't crawl out of [1:43 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'The Bills ran for just 55 yards (2.3 average) on 24 attempts against New York's No. 2-ranked defense against the run. Rookie running back Karlos Williams averaged just 2.2 yards per carry as the Giants had an easy time handling his between-the-tackles skill set. This is where LeSean McCoy's outside speed was really missed.'

Marker Three and Out: Bills take a step back [1:42 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'How will the Bills overcome the absences of LeSean McCoy and Sammy Watkins? They didn't, plain and simple.'

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