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Buffalo Bills News - September 23, 2017

Marker LeSean McCoy attacks Trump on Twitter [10:20 PM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Bills running back LeSean McCoy didn't hold back when it came to his reaction to President Trump's call for NFL owners to fire the "son of a bitch" players who protest the national anthem. Ten hours after he posted the tweet, he had more than 193,000 "likes" and had been retweeted more than 61,000 times.'

Marker Don Paul's Bills game forecast update [10:19 PM]
Buffalo News reports: 'It won't be hot enough for an official heat advisory by National Weather Service criteria, but numbers don't tell the whole story for fans on Sunday. It will be hot and humid with very little breeze to help create evaporative cooling on your skin, especially in tight quarters with other warm people.'

Marker Jerry Sullivan: Defense looks great, but it's still early [10:18 PM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Bills didn't force any turnovers in Carolina, which must have summoned bad memories of a year ago. And while they sacked Newton six times, they also allowed him to convert 7 of 16 third downs. Carolina had the ball for 38:53 and the Bills started only one possession outside their own 25-yard line.'

Marker Bills bar review: Party continues postgame at Public House of Buffalo [10:17 PM]
Buffalo News reports: '“It’s a good mixed crowd,” bartender Tim McIntyre said. “You get young people, older people. You can watch the game with the sound on, and I don’t think there is a bad seat in the house to see the TVs.”'

Marker Trump's slam of protesting athletes gets response from Bills, NFL, NBA and MLB [10:16 PM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Trump, who placed a bid to purchase the Bills in 2014, said he wanted NFL owners, "when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, 'Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out. He's fired. He's fired!'"'

Marker Bills vs. Broncos: Tyrod Taylor and Buffalo receivers need to start producing [10:14 PM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Broncos 23, Bills 17.'

Marker Buffalo Bills to address Donald Trump comments in Saturday team meeting (report) [10:13 PM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, 'Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, out, he's fired," Trump said. "He's FIRED!' You know, some owner is gonna do that. He's gonna say, 'That guy disrespects our flag; he's fired.' And that owner, they don't know it. They don't know it. They're friends of mine, many of them. They don't know it. They'll be the most popular person, for a week. They'll be the most popular person in this country."'

Marker Buffalo Bills vs. Denver Broncos 2017: Preview, odds, prediction for Week 3 [10:12 PM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'Broncos 17, Bills 10.'

Marker Buffalo Bills' LeSean McCoy speaks out against President Donald Trump [10:11 PM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players, and a failure to understand the overwhelming force for good our clubs and players represent in our communities."'

Marker Behind Enemy Lines: Five questions with a Buffalo Bills beat reporter [10:03 PM]
BSN Denver reports: 'Buffalo’s defense has played lights out for two weeks in a row. I think they keep it close, but Denver pulls it out. 23-10.'

Marker Broncos Film Room: How to exploit a Bills defense that’s better than you think [10:02 PM]
BSN Denver reports: 'One way to attack the disguises that Buffalo will throw Denver’s way on defense is with play-action, limiting the ability of linebackers and safeties to drop into their proper zones on time. Another way is for DT and Sanders to beat press coverage when they face it and win outside leverage, forcing the safeties to have to cover sideline to sideline instead of hash-to-hash and really putting pressure on Buffalo’s inexperienced cornerbacks.'

Marker Bills kicker: 'It's important for white people to see there is inequality everywhere' [9:52 PM]
CBS Sports reports: '"I think a lot of white people don't understand it and are afraid to be involved," Hauschka said. "And I think it's important for white people to see there is inequality everywhere in the country right now, and in the world."'

Marker Dareus, Glenn will not play Sunday against Broncos [9:49 PM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Glenn also injured his ankle on Sunday against Carolina, but it is not the same foot that had plagued him through training camp and the preseason. Glenn was able to return to practice and was listed as limited on Thursday, but he was listed as did not practice on Friday.'

Marker McCoy tweets response to Trump's NFL criticism [9:47 PM]
WKBW-TV reports: ' McCoy pulled no punches when he had this to say...'.

Marker The Big Story: The Bills Wide Receivers vs. “No Fly Zone” [9:45 PM]
WIVB-TV reports: 'The Bills’ wide outs will face arguably the best group of defensive backs in the NFL. Nicknamed the ‘No Fly Zone’ The Broncos have three interceptions already this season and shutdown Dak Prescott and the Cowboys last week.'

Marker 5 Questions with Jordan Poyer [9:45 PM]
WIVB-TV reports: 'Buffalo Kickoff Live: Your first job was working at a veterinary hospital. What was the wildest or coolest animal ever had to help work on? Jordan Poyer: “Probably a chimpanzee. It was just getting some shots but it was cool to hold one in your hand and interact with it. They’re pretty cool animals.”'

Marker What they're saying: Bills-Broncos game predictions [9:39 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'This is Denver's first road game after winning two at home. They have played well on defense, which was expected, but better than expected on offense. The Bills have issues on offense, which is not a good thing against the Denver defense. Broncos win it. Broncos 24, Bills 10.'

Marker How to watch Broncos vs. Bills [9:38 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Play-by-Play: Spero Dedes.'

Marker How a father-son bond helped Eddie Yarbrough achieve his NFL aspirations [9:38 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“Last season at home on the couch and a lot of people said I should start looking for a job and use your degree. Instead I was working out every day, swimming, boxing, working out three times a day. And people were asking me then, ‘Eddie why are you doing this? What is this for?’ I knew then and I know now it was all for this moment,” Yarbrough said.'

Marker Top 10 reasons why the Bills will Circle the Wagons this weekend [9:37 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Worlds will collide this weekend, as two of the NFL’s top defensive units square off. With the Bills sitting at second overall in total defense and the Broncos just two spots behind, this matchup has all the makings of a defensive slug fest. Who’s ready?'

Marker Bills Today: Von Miller aware of Bills weapons on offense [9:36 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“They still have playmakers all over the field. You have LeSean McCoy, all he needs is a little break and he can take it the distance… they have a lot of weapons over there. Plus they have one of the stoutest front seven in the National Football League,” Miller Said.'

Marker Saturday's Denver Coverage [7:25 AM]
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Marker News' executive sports editor answers fan questions about BNblitz.com [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Josh Barnett, the new executive sports editor of The Buffalo News, recently solicited questions from the readers of TwoBillsDrive.com about Bills coverage and the new BNblitz.com. Here is a sample of the questions and his responses.'

Marker How Pilates turned Bills LB Lorenzo Alexander into a Pro Bowler [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Long before he joined the Bills, he was introduced to Pilates, a conditioning program focused on building core strength, flexibility and endurance through low-impact stretches and movements. Since then, he’s adopted a new lifestyle, shed more than 80 pounds, switched positions and emerged as a trusted asset on the field and inside the Bills locker room. It showed Sunday, when he recorded a sack, two tackles for loss and nine tackles overall in Buffalo’s 9-3 loss to Carolina.'

Marker For Bills' Thornton, mom's comeback is all the inspiration he needs [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"Well, number one, he’s come in and endeared himself to his teammates, in the way that he’s approached (the job), with his approach in the meeting room, in the weight room and then on the field," McDermott said. "He’s 100 miles an hour all the time, plays with a flat back, plays with good leverage. He’s picked up the system extremely fast, credit to him. He’s done a good job so far, and I think he’s looking forward to more and more opportunities, which is what happens when you play and bust your tail."'

Marker Jerry Sullivan: Why doesn't Tyrod Taylor audible more? [1:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Later, a Bills PR man told me it's not as if Taylor can't call audibles. He has the authority to do so. But when the QB says they're "getting to that" and needing to progress to a "comfort level," it seems evident that his ability to change plays is limited right now in the new offense.'

Marker Sully's Mailbag: Many Bills fans have to be conflicted [1:55 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'But I watched Darnold lead USC over Texas last weekend and can see why many of the draft gurus, including Mel Kiper, see him as the best of the bunch -- assuming he comes out after his redshirt sophomore year. Darnold is 6-4, 225, has a strong, accurate arm and has the poise and command you want from an NFL quarterback.'

Marker McDermott acknowledges Watkins' big night for Rams 'hard to watch' [1:54 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"I'm happy for (Watkins)," McDermott said. "Any time you develop relationships with guys, I'm happy for him. That said, I'm focused on our team. But I'm happy for Sammy and the other guys that went on to have big nights (Thursday) night."'

Marker Glenn, Dareus, Worthy out for Bills' game vs. Broncos [1:53 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Lawson practiced fully Friday, along with running back LeSean McCoy (wrist), tight ends Charles Clay (knee) and Nick O'Leary (hamstring), linebackers Deon Lacey (hamstring) and Matt Milano (hamstring), wide receiver Kaelin Clay (foot), and safety Colt Anderson (foot).'

Marker Bills keeping strong tabs on punters [1:52 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'If the Buffalo Bills aren't trying to send a message to Colton Schmidt, it's hard to imagine the punter feeling all that comfortable this week. That's because the team has worked out not one, not two, but three free agents at his position.'

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