Top 10 reasons why you should be pumped for Bills-Cardinals [1:46 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'For the first time this season, the Buffalo Bills will take the field wearing blue jerseys and white pants. A winning combination? We think so.'
Bills' defense has plenty of fixing to do of its own [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The embarrassment from being shredded by Ryan Fitzpatrick for 374 yards on national television lingers for a group that was so determined to make a strong comeback from last season's fall from fourth to 19th in league.'
The Bills say Greg Roman installed too many plays. How does installing plays actually work? [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“You pretty much have your bread-and-butter plays, and then you find plays to attack the defense,” receiver Robert Woods said. “If it’s a man (coverage) team, you find ways to attack man teams. If it’s a zone team, you try to…” he trailed off. “So it’s based on the opponent.”'
After being stepped on in a walk-through, Sammy Watkins is questionable for Cardinals game [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"If a guy’s that good, we’ll play him," Ryan said. "If it’s somebody on the roster who’s not any good, we won’t play him. He’s a special guy and if he can play then we’ll dress him."'
Everything you need to know about the Bills heading into Week Three against Arizona [1:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Lynn will call in plays to quarterback Tyrod Taylor, who will wear a wrist band. Lynn's hope is that will speed up the offense and give Taylor more time at the line of scrimmage. "Tyrod's going to get it a whole lot quicker, and we we make changes at the line of scrimmage, it should happen a little quicker," Lynn said, adding that Taylor's ability to audible will be "cut back" some.'
Inside the NFL: Bills great Phil Hansen assesses Carson Wentz [1:55 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“Honestly, coming in, it was like, ‘Wow! I got drafted in the second round. They must think I can play. Well, let’s see if I can play,’” he recalled the other day. “I didn’t know if I could compete. I had no clue. That first week of training camp, there’s a lot of stuff going through your mind. And it was either find another gear and get into it or get out.'
New Era Cap Co. wants to shave a Bills logo into your hair [1:54 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'All of the services are free. Shaves are available only on a very limited, first-come, first-served basis. They will be located at the New Era Gate near the team store. They’ll be camped out from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.'
Short-term memory key for Bills' CB Stephon Gilmore [1:53 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Confidence has never been an issue with Gilmore, and it still isn’t. He’s steadfast in his belief that he’s one of the best cover corners in the NFL. However, not thinking the Jets game might have been the poorest of his NFL career puts him on a lonely island by himself because the consensus in Bills Nation is that Gilmore could not have played worse.'
Sammy Watkins could miss Cardinals game with foot injury [1:52 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'The Bills also listed cornerback Ronald Darby (hamstring), tight end Charles Clay (knee) and safety Colt Anderson (foot) as questionable. For the second week in a row, left tackle Cordy Glenn is out with an ankle sprain meaning Cyrus Koaundjio will again get the start.'
Rex and Rob Ryan 'want to fight' against Cardinals after getting 'bloodied' agai [1:51 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"Obviously we got our nose bloodied real good last week," Bills defensive assistant Rob Ryan said Thursday. "That doesn't need to be our style of play. That was surprising. We didn't execute the plan as well as we should have and you have to take your hat off to the Jets. The did a better job making plays than we did, and it was a long damn day that's for sure."'
Buffalo Bills have gotten fewest snaps from rookies in NFL [1:50 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"Well we had some holes," Whaley said at the time. "We had to have a makeover. If we didn't, we'd be going into the season with nobody so we were in that situation and we're very excited with how we filled those holes. We filled those holes better than we thought we'd be able to so we're excited about it.'
Sammy Watkins has foot stepped on in Bills' walk through, questionable for Week 3 [1:49 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"Probably not real good," Ryan said of the likelihood Watkins will play Sunday. "We'll see. If he feels good and he's up to it then we'll put him in there.'
Buffalo Bills cornerback Stephon Gilmore fined for face mask tackle versus Jets [1:48 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'Early in the second quarter, Ryan Fitzpatrick connected on a pass to Brandon Marshall deep in Bills territory. Gilmore attempted to tackle Marshall and ended up pulling on the wide receiver's face mask. Marshall was injured on the play, but later returned to the game.'
Rex Ryan and Rob Ryan are 'ruining your football team,' says NASA commander [1:47 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'Kelly joked that the Ryan brothers were the original choice for the Twins Study, but that the two were too busy ruining the Bills.'
Bills injury report: Glenn out, Watkins likely out [1:46 AM]
Batavia Daily News reports: 'In addition to Watkins, starting left tackle Cordy Glenn who did not play against the New York Jets will miss another game for an ankle injury.'
Bills WR Watkins unlikely to play vs. Cardinals [1:45 AM]
AP reports: 'The Bills' woes on offense are a big reason for their 0-2 start. Through two games, Buffalo is 30th in offense (276.5 yards per game) and 29th in third-down conversion (6 of 23).'
Rex Ryan not optimistic about Sammy Watkins' status vs. Cardinals [1:44 AM]
ESPN reports: '"I just saw it in his face," said Woods, who also didn't know when the injury occurred. "He made a little face. It bothered him, whatever it was."'
Glenn out, Watkins and Darby questionable for Cardinals game [1:43 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Ryan said it will essentially be a gametime decision for Watkins as they see how he feels over the weekend, adding "if he feels up to it, and he feels good, we'll put him in there."'
7 Bills thoughts & 3 random musings, too (9/23/16) [1:42 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'After just two games, the Bills made the controversial decision to switch offensive coordinators. Greg Roman is out, and Anthony Lynn is in to make the offense take the next step. However, is it really just on Lynn?'
Bills' Watkins had foot stepped on, Rex casts doubt on his Week 3 availability [1:41 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'After Friday's practice, Watkins received an official designation of "questionable," but head coach Rex Ryan said Thursday there was a "heightened concern" that he wouldn't be able to play. Then on Friday, the head coach said Watkins chances to play against the Cardinals are "not real good."'
Watkins a game time decision for Sunday [1:40 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Watkins first experienced an issue with his foot, which underwent surgery for a Jones fracture in the spring, following the team’s Week 1 game at Baltimore. When he was able to come back and play on a short week last Thursday night against the Jets it was seen as an encouraging sign.'
Scouting Report - Week 3 - Bills-Cardinals [1:39 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Jerry Hughes vs. D.J. Humphries: Buffalo’s top pass rusher is coming off a solid performance in Week 2. The Cardinals former first-round pick has handled most of his assignments well through the first two games, but Hughes might be the most versatile outside linebacker he’s faced thus far this season.'
Stephon Gilmore, Bills chalk up his nightmare game against Jets as just a bad day at the office [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“I mean, it certainly wasn’t good,” Gilmore said Thursday when asked if it felt like the worst game he’s played as a pro. “I moved on from it after the last snap, you know what I’m saying? I don’t even really want to talk about it no more.'
Second straight missed practice leads to doubts about Sammy Watkins' status for Week Three [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Left tackle Cordy Glenn (ankle) also did not practice. Safety Colt Anderson (foot), quarterback Cardale Jones (shoulder), tight end Charles Clay (back), cornerback Ronald Darby (hamstring) and receiver Greg Salas (groin) were listed as limited participants.'
Anthony Lynn ready for his shot, even if it's still Greg Roman's offense [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“(My head) was spinning earlier, but things have slowed down,” Lynn said. “You start looking at the whole process and how you want to do it, you look at the playbook and the terminology – this was obviously Greg Roman’s system. I would implement a different system, but I can work within this one. And the coaches around me can, too. So we’re going to make this one work.'
Five things Anthony Lynn must do to fix the Bills' offense [1:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“We’ve had a lot of great concepts in, but I think if you want better execution, you reduce the verbals. And so we cut back a little bit so the guys can go out and play fast and not think so much and make plays,” Lynn said.'
Mike Francesa obliterates the Bills, Rex Ryan and the Pegulas for 10 straight minutes [1:55 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Francesa proceeded to destroy Rex Ryan and the Bills for 10 solid minutes, skewering the Pegula ownership several times along the way.'
Jay Skurski's Scouting Report: Cardinals at Bills [1:54 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Cardinals 30, Bills 14.'
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