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Buffalo Bills News - November 21, 2015

Marker Scouting Report - Week 11 - Bills-Patriots [1:46 AM] reports: 'With Buffalo’s run game as healthy as it has been all season the production is showing. Their 148-yard rushing day against the Jets top-ranked run defense proves they can be effective against just about any run front in the league right now. Relying on the one-two punch of LeSean McCoy and Karlos Williams should effectively set up play action for Tyrod Taylor and more importantly keep possessions and opportunity for Tom Brady to a minimum.'

Marker NFL admits errant call on Bills' final play vs. Patriots [1:13 AM]
USA Today reports: '"It's a judgment call," Blandino said. "In the head linesman's judgment, he felt that the player gave himself up. ... A player can certainly give himself up - a runner going to the ground and making no attempt to advance - but you certainly want to give that player the opportunity to get out of bounds, especially inside of two minutes."'

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November 20, 2015

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Marker Gilbride had Belichick’s number [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The two head coaches with the best all-time records against Belichick – the titanic force currently blocking Buffalo’s path back to relevancy – are former Houston Oilers coach Jack Pardee and New York’s Tom Coughlin. “And you know who the coordinator was on both of those,” Gilbride said with a chuckle.'

Marker Laid-back Glenn quietly going about his business [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The analytics website Pro Football Focus, which grades every player in the NFL, ranks Glenn as the fifth-best offensive tackle in the league. He’s allowed one sack, two quarterback hits and just seven quarterback hurries on 304 pass-blocking snaps, according to PFF, giving him a pass blocking efficiency of 97.5, which ranks fourth among tackles.'

Marker Bills "D" says it's ready for Tom Brady, fully aware the Patriots will not let up [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“Rex has something up his sleeve," safety Bacarri Rambo said. "Rex is, in my opinion, the best defensive coach in the league. He’s going to find a way to slow them down. He’s going to bring some of those rabbits out of his hat to slow them down. We just have to know our assignment and do our job. We can’t do too much, we can’t do too less, we have to do our job.'

Marker Taylor still has much to prove as franchise QB [1:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Still, I remain unconvinced about Taylor as the Bills’ franchise quarterback. He has some gaudy statistics, and a 5-2 record as a starter. But there’s the numbers test and the eyeball test, and he’s failed the eyeball test too often to be the surefire answer at QB.'

Marker Ryan turns testy talking with New England media [1:55 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"They’ve won some rings or whatever," Ryan said. "I ain’t kissing them, but I respect them. I admire the fact that they’ve been that successful through the years. But that’s what I’m chasing. I want to win, man. I mean that’s as simple as that."'

Marker Tyler Dunne's three Bills thoughts: Blount's role, safety dance, Taylor's legs [1:54 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'LeGarrette Blount is a 250-pound bully between the tackles, capable to carrying the load. He ran the ball 29 times two weeks ago in a win over the Washington Redskins, once pounded the Bills for 189 yards on 24 attempts in 2013 and ripped the Indianapolis Colts in the postseason twice for lines of 24-166-4 (in 2013) and 30-148-3 (in 2014). In a Week 2 win, the Patriots opted to spread out the Bills to throw, throw, throw and throw some more.'

Marker Bills punter Colton Schmidt prefers anonymity [1:53 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '“He's been very consistent since he's been here,” said Marcus Easley, one of the coverage men on punts and kickoffs. “You can't replace a guy like Moorman, a Pro Bowl punter who was here 15 years. … it's like who's next, where do we go from here? For Colton to be doing as well as he's been doing since he's been here, we have full belief in him. It was definitely an easy transition.”'

Marker Bills' Rex Ryan says Patriots are going to win AFC East and he wants what they have [1:52 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"No, I'm just telling you the facts," Ryan said. "The only thing I'm focusing on is beating them right now on Monday night. We're not conceding that, I can promise you."'

Marker Rex Ryan lashes out at Boston media, says they are obsessed with Patriots [1:51 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"Do we want to beat them? Absolutely. Do I want to beat them more than any team? Yeah, because they're the standard. They've won. They're the ones that win the division, and that's why. But do I obsess over them and all that? You guys write I've lost seven of eight, so why are you even talking to me? I obviously have no clue how to attack them or defend them, so you guys should talk to somebody else who's got a better record than I do."'

Marker Rex Ryan on Chandler Jones: 'The kid from Syracuse is killing it' [1:50 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'The Patriots' pass rusher leads the league with 10.5 sacks, and he certainly has the attention of Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan, who is preparing his team to play the Patriots on Monday Night Football this week.'

Marker Rex Ryan interview with Patriots media goes south in a hurry [1:49 AM]
Boston Globe reports: 'Ryan cited three specific stats — total runs and completions, turnovers, and passer rating differential — and how the Patriots performed when they have an edge in those categories.'

Marker Rex Ryan can't shake off Pats' hex [1:48 AM]
Boston Herald reports: '“I’ll tell you this, we prepare for them the same way we prepare for every team that we face. But do we want to beat them? Absolutely. Do I want to beat them more than any team? Yeah, because they’re the standard. They’ve won. They’re the ones who win the division. To me, that’s why.'

Marker ‘D’ needs to get a grip on Bills’ shifty Shady [1:47 AM]
Boston Herald reports: '“He’s definitely improved,” Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor said. “You can tell that he’s playing at his best and he’s playing healthy, making the explosive cuts that you’re used to seeing. He’s out there making plays, out there in the running game and in the passing game.”'

Marker Rex Ryan upset when asked about his 'obsession' with the Patriots [1:46 AM]
Providence Journal reports: 'Throughout the years, Ryan has made it a habit of talking about the Patriots. Even before the Bills played his old team, the New York Jets, last week, Ryan said he hadn’t put much thought into the matchup and said that he always circled the Patriots on the schedule.'

Marker Ryan denyin' a Patriot complex [1:45 AM]
Attleboro Sun Chronicle reports: '"It's no different than any other week," he said. "That's the honest-to-goodness truth. Now the reason they say obsessed, I want what they have. They've won some rings or whatever. I ain't kissing them, but I respect them. I admire the fact that they've been that successful through the years. But that's what I'm chasing. I want to win, man. I mean that's as simple as that. If you really want to be the very best then you've got to go ahead and beat this team. You got to find ways to beat them and that's what drives me. I don't want to just beat some - you know, local school. West Seneca High School."'

Marker QB Tyrod Taylor remains potent two-way threat for Bills [1:44 AM]
Worcester Telegram and Gazette reports: '“I’m still just progressing, working on some of the things that can be touched up,” Taylor said. “My game definitely isn’t perfect, I’m striving each and every day to get better as a pocket passer, being a leader, being a guy the offense leans on, everything."'

Marker Rex Ryan is very upset with the New England Patriots media [1:43 AM]
Springfield Republican reports: 'After another follow-up, Ryan told the reporter to do his homework, which prompted the question: Why are you mad at us?'

Marker Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan on New England Patriots: 'I want what they have' [1:42 AM]
Springfield Republican reports: '"I have a history with them, but I mean of course they want to bury me," Ryan said to Buffalo reporters on Thursday. "I mean no question they want to beat me. But this is nothing to do with me, it has something to do with our team. You know yeah they want to put us away, there is no question. When you look at it from their perspective, right now we are second in the division. So it is like of course they are going try to do whatever they can, just like we are going to do whatever we can."'

Marker What They're Saying: Buffalo Bills [1:41 AM] reports: '"With somebody like (Tom) Brady, no matter who they put out there he knows who to go to and where to put the ball and it’s still going to be a tough challenge. It doesn’t matter who they have at receiver as long as they have number 12 out there he’s going to get the job done so we’ve got to bring our ‘A’ game."'

Marker McCoy, Williams provide Bills' ground-game a 1-2 punch [1:40 AM]
AP reports: '"I try not to worry about it," said Williams, who has five touchdowns rushing and two receiving in between missing three games because of a concussion. "I'll be blessed that it keeps happening. But if it doesn't, then that's fine. I just want to go out there and get a win."'

Marker Bills-Patriots Preview [1:39 AM]
AP reports: '"I know we have improved as a football team," said Ryan, whose club has won three of four on the road. "How much have we improved? We are going to find out on Monday."'

Marker Ryan concedes AFC East title [1:38 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: '"Does (winning) give us an opportunity to win the division? No," Ryan said matter-of-factly. "They are going to win the division. I don't see them losing four games, you know, in the upcoming things. I hope I'm wrong, but I don't see it happening."'

Marker Bills RB Williams perfect complement to McCoy [1:37 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: '"Just in camp," said McCoy. "I mean the plays he's made. Bigger back. A lot of bigger backs aren't as explosive as Karlos. Karlos has explosion to him and he does different things outside of the box. So he can do a lot and I mean G-Ro (offensive coordinator Greg Roman) will really utilize him in the best ways."'

Marker Week 11 Preview: Bills at Patriots [1:36 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'Patriots 26-19.'

Marker Bills' Rex Ryan on Patriots: 'Of course they want to bury me' [1:35 AM]
ESPN reports: '"Of course they want to bury me," Ryan said Thursday. "No question they want to beat me. But this is nothing to do with me, it's something to do with our team. Yeah, they want to put us away, there's no question. When you look at it from their perspective, right now we're second in the division, so of course they're gonna try to do whatever they can.'

Marker Rex: ''I want what Patriots have'' [1:34 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Then, when asked if he’s obsessed with the Super Bowl champions, he said, although it’s “no different than any other week…..I want what they have. They’ve won some rings or whatever. I won’t be kissing them, but I respect them. I admire the fact they’ve been that successful through the years, but that’s what I’m chasing.”'

Marker Patriots Game Preview [1:33 AM]
Bills Daily reports: 'Patriots 30, Bills 24.'

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