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Buffalo Bills News - October 8, 2015

Marker 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."'

Marker 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.'

Marker 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.”'

Marker Marcus Mariota to be Challenged by Rex Ryan's Defense [1:47 AM] 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.”'

Marker Behind Enemy Lines: An Inside Look at the Bills [1:46 AM] 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.'

Marker 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.”'

Marker Odell Beckham punished by NFL for antics vs. Bills [1:44 AM]
New York Post reports: '“He’s an emotional guy,” Coughlin said approvingly.'

Marker 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."'

Marker 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.'"'

Marker 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."'

Marker Cullen Jenkins: Buffalo Bills' whining because they lost to Giants is 'comical' and & [1:40 AM]
Newark Star Ledger reports: '"You tell him the same thing you tell anybody," Jenkins said. "He has to be smart out there regardless because just let other teams get penalties and make sure it's not us."'

Marker Giants' Beckham bristles at cheap shot allegations [1:39 AM]
Bergen Record reports: '"I get punched every single game, punched," Beckham said, using air quotes for emphasis the second time. "Whatever it is, I get hit in my face every single game. Like I said, it is what it is, but we're playing football and these are grown men out here. I don't think anybody should be talking about what happened after they lost the game."'

Marker Carpenter's future uncertain after Bills sign kicker Cundiff [1:38 AM]
AP reports: 'Carpenter has been erratic since the start of the preseason while nursing assorted injuries. He has missed two of seven field-goal attempts, including a 30-yarder in a 24-10 loss to the New York Giants on Sunday. Carpenter has also missed an extra point.'

Marker Buffalo Bills' high-priced defense not paying off just yet [1:37 AM]
AP reports: 'More troubling is how a veteran-laden defense that features two $100 million players — defensive linemen Marcell Dareus and Mario Williams — has sagged because of poor on-field communication, a lack of discipline and poor tackling.'

Marker Bills-Titans Preview [1:36 AM]
AP reports: '"Mistakes are down from what they were. But we're still making too many for us to be where we want to be, and that would be an elite defense."'

Marker Over Bill-ed? Stats belie Ryan's confidence in defense [1:35 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'Ryan loves to talk the tough talk, but right now, his defense needs to step it up. It ranks 22nd overall in yards, 29th against the pass, 29th in first downs allowed and 27th in sacks per pass attempt.'

Marker Bills sign K Cundiff, WR Moore [1:34 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'The key to the Cundiff move is that he can also handle kickoffs. That made Gay expendable, and could mean the end of Carpenter's two-plus years in Buffalo, where he currently is the most accurate field goal kicker in team history (88.8 percent).'

Marker Week 5 preview: Bills at Titans [1:33 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'Bills 27-21.'

Marker Rex Ryan will demand Buffalo Bills do pushups for penalties after practice [1:32 AM]
ESPN reports: '"If a guy gets a penalty during the practices, then we're gonna make sure that all of us are gonna do 10 pushups or whatever," Ryan said Wednesday. "The rest of the team will [do pushups" target="_blank"> and that person [being penalized" target="_blank"> will stand up, just to see how many people he is affecting.'

Marker Aaron William expected back; updates on Karlos, Sammy [1:31 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Rookie right guard John Miller will return on a limited basis Wednesday and the medical staff and coaches will evaluate his progress as the week goes on. Ryan said Miller, who sat out last week’s 24-10 loss to the Giants with a groin injury, is getting closer to returning.'

Marker Bills sign K Cundiff, WR Moore, release Gay, Thigpen [1:30 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Gay was a kickoff specialist. The Bills are currently fifth in the NFL in kickoff return average allowed.'

Marker 5 Bills practice notes from Oct. 7 [1:29 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'he Bills sorely missed second-year wide receiver Sammy Watkins last weekend against the New York Giants, and even though he’s got a calf injury — an area of the body that usually has lingering injuries to players at his position — don’t rule out Watkins just yet.'

Marker Bills sign Cundiff, Moore; release two [1:28 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'Cundiff, 35, will be on his sixth team with the Bills since entering the NFL in 2002. He spent last season as the placekicker for the Cleveland Browns, and had previous stops in Washington, Baltimore, New Orleans, and Dallas.'

Marker First Quarter Division Awards [1:27 AM]
Bills Daily reports: 'Offensive MVP – Tom Brady: This is no contest. He is a man on the mission after he feels he was “wronged” by the deflategate scandal. He is the MVP of the division and the MVP of the entire league. He is why the Patriots are the best team in football.'

Marker Bills sign K Billy Cundiff and WR Denarius Moore [1:26 AM] reports: 'Cundiff has always had a strong leg and is expected to take over kickoff duties. Whether he becomes a direct competitor for Carpenter on field goal attempts remains to be seen. His best single season came in 2010 with Baltimore when he was good on just under 90 percent of his kicks going 26-29 on field goal attempts (89.7%).'

Marker Ryan raises the ante on Bills kicker position [1:25 AM] reports: '“Billy is a guy that obviously has a history in this league, but he does have a strong leg so he can handle kickoffs and he’s been a good kicker,” said Ryan. “We’ll see how everything plays out.”'

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October 7, 2015

Marker New issues crop up for Bills’ defense [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“If somebody doesn’t want to get sacked, they’re not going to get sacked,” Ryan said. “That’s just the way it is. Regardless of who you have – certainly we have as good a pass rush as there is – but yeah, if you want to go quick and get it out of your hand, that’s fine. But where is it going? I don’t mind that at all.”''

Marker Bills say Giants’ Beckham kept up the ‘cheap shots’ [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“I don’t know what’s up with him,” Gilmore said. “He acts like nobody’s supposed to hit him and you’re supposed to let him catch the ball. He’s weird. He gets mad when you play physical with him. He’s weird.'

Marker Let’s scrap the replay system once and for all [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Let me remind you that the NFL is selective when it comes to intent. Quarterbacks can be called for grounding, which has an intent element attached. A player can be ejected for intent to injure and upon further review, strangely enough, fined and suspended by the league office.'

Marker Players see, and hear, the need to start quicker [1:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“It was one of those quiet games,” Woods said. “I didn’t feel a lot of energy on the sideline early on. I think that caused the slow start. The Giants were out there looking fast. They were ready, we weren’t.”'

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