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Buffalo Bills News - November 19, 2014

Marker Bills kicker Carpenter helps out snowbound neighbors [1:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Noble said Carpenter shoved himself a path as he headed over. “He had to cut through the snow from his driveway just to get to our front door ... and he only had a small snow shovel.'

Marker Will Marrone and Hackett be like Phillips and Jones? [1:55 AM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'After the expensive acquisition of rookie wide receiver Sammy Watkins, Whaley indicated that he felt it was worth giving up first- and fourth-round draft choices to get a player who would lift Buffalo into playoff mix. He acknowledged it was a gamble ... but one worth taking. Unspoken was the fact that it was Marrone, not Whaley, who would be in the crucible if the Bills weren’t a playoff team.'

Marker Doug Whaley defends Sammy Watkins trade; Buffalo Bills would hold No. 14 pick in 2015 NFL Draft [1:54 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: '"We thought it was a calculated risk and a risk we were willing to take," Whaley said in May. "The high costs not making the playoffs is something we weighed in and we thought this guy was going to get us to the playoffs."'

Marker Doug Whaley discusses EJ Manuel, Kyle Orton and the future of the Buffalo Bills' quarterback positio [1:53 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: '"We were all on board with the pick," Whaley said. "It's one of those things where everybody was obviously... when it was Buddy, it's going to be attached to Buddy. When it's me, Sammy's going to be attached to my name. But when you're going through a scouting process, especially with the guys in the top four to five rounds, you're going to have five to six opinions. And what we do is we collectively come up with a Buffalo Bills opinion. So, EJ Manuel was a Buffalo Bills pick, and all of us were on board with it."'

Marker What it's like in Buffalo? Snowy observations from our Bills beat writer [1:52 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'Unlike Dixon, I have seen snow before, but not like this. I experienced plenty of snow storms growing up in Massachusetts and braved the 20 inches Missouri got unexpectedly while I was at college, but I was told it would be different in Western New York. I can now confirm it is, in fact, different. I could hardly walk down the street, let alone drive.'

Marker Bills coach Doug Marrone, kicker Dan Carpenter help Western New Yorkers during snowstorm [1:51 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: '"All my life people have been telling me what I can't do," Marrone said of the driving ban.'

Marker Bills' Whaley discusses Orton, Marrone, EJ and 4th down on WGR [1:50 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Let me look at this way. We're in a results based business, and has he done some really good things? Absolutely. But the last two games, it hasn't been up to par because we're in this business to win. Will he get better? Yes. Will we get better? That's the plan. Now for the future right now, we're looking at the New York Jets because we're in playoff mode, fellas, right now. I know everybody's saying what about next year, next year, but our sole focus in this organization right now is the New York Jets. And we'll deal with everything else after the season like we always do.'

Marker Marrone pushes for aggressive play in red zone [1:49 AM] reports: '“I don’t think we’re doing a good enough job up front of running the football,” Marrone said. “At the end of the day, when you’re 25-percent efficient running the football, that’s a major issue.”'

Marker From the Booth: 4 observations from the Bills-Dolphins game [1:48 AM] reports: '“There were a lot of questions about the Bills making the big move in the draft to go up and get Sammy Watkins,” Bowen said. “But when you see a player with this type of talent and you know he’s going to be a superstar, you make a move like that. “'

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November 18, 2014

Marker Marrone defends his decisions on fourth down [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“I tell myself this and I joke about it, but sometimes I really mean it, I feel like if we can’t make a fourth and 1, we shouldn’t be able to win that game,” he said. “Fourth and 1 is literally just taking one step. It’s all about ‘want to,’ and the attitude of wanting to get that first down or wanting to make that stop if they don’t get a first down.”'

Marker Trading up for Watkins was folly [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Do you know what makes Whaley’s Folly even worse? The NFL’s current crop of first-year wideouts is one of the best in history. This rookie class continues to validate the judgment of scouts who said last year’s draft would produce a bounty of gifted receivers.'

Marker Bills’ playoff hopes now depend on others [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“It doesn’t start by looking at the whole body of it. It starts by just looking at the next game,” Marrone said. “Even after that the questions will still come until you can just keep putting those wins together. Our focus is on this upcoming game against New York and doing everything we possibly can to get a win.”'

Marker EJ Manuel continues to be at ready for Bills [1:56 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '"Each week I've been learning and preparing like I'm going to get a chance to play, that's how it's been," said Manuel, who was benched in favor of Kyle Orton after the Bills' fourth game, a 23-17 loss in Houston, and hasn't taken a live snap since. "It's tough because you don't know when your number will be called again, and you don't want to be in a position where you aren't prepared or didn't take the reps."'

Marker Bills place Leodis McKelvin on injured reserve [1:55 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'The Bills opted to bring in a safety because it is expected that Corey Graham will replace McKelvin the starting lineup, so there was a need for depth in the line. It is uncertain who will assume McKelvin's punt return duties, but Robert Woods was deep against the Dolphins and had one return for 11 yards.'

Marker Bills coach Doug Marrone on 4th down decisions: 'I don't look at is as being conservative' [1:54 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: '"No, I think I do what's best for us to win," Marrone said. "I don't put a thing on it. I don't look at it as being conservative. It's a matter of what we have to do to win."'

Marker What Doug Marrone, Buffalo Bills players are saying about their playoff chances [1:53 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: '"We just focus on the next games that we've got and know that we have to play good football. We have to play more consistently. There's always one or two teams at the end of the year that find a way in, so no matter where we're at right now, we're just focusing on ourselves and playing good football."'

Marker Buffalo Bills sign safety Bacarri Rambo, according to report [1:52 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'Rambo, a sixth-round pick out of Georgia, had a rough rookie season with the Redskins. He played in 11 games in 2013 and only eight safeties received a worse grade from Pro Football Focus. Washington cut him two games into the 2014 season.'

Marker Fred Jackson says he will play in Buffalo Bills' Week 12 game against Jets [1:51 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: '"Yeah, we'll work myself into the process of getting back out there," Jackson said. "I know with our training staff and doctors they'll take every precaution we need to, but like coach Marrone said, if the game was yesterday there's probably a pretty good chance that I would've played. So I'm planning on playing this Sunday and it's just on me to go out there and take this week slowly and get back out there."'

Marker Jets hoping Graham repays the Bills [1:50 AM]
Bergen Record reports: '"I’m from North Carolina," the Raleigh native said, "so that’s home for me. So it’s not going to be weird at all [going back]. It’s cold and it’s been snowing [in Buffalo]. Good thing I was there for a few years so it’s not anything different or new."'

Marker Jackson eager to provide Bills much-needed boost [1:49 AM]
AP reports: '"I need 100 percent for me to be out there and help my teammates," Jackson said. "I think they want me out there. I want to be out there. I want to try to make some plays and get this thing turned around."'

Marker Buffalo Bills place McKelvin on season-ending IR [1:48 AM]
AP reports: 'McKelvin was hurt in a 22-9 loss at Miami on Thursday. The seventh-year player had a team-leading four interceptions in nine starts this season. McKelvin also doubled as a return specialist.'

Marker Bills place McKelvin on IR [1:47 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'McKelvin suffered the injury in the first half of Buffalo's 22-9 loss to the Miami Dolphins. He fell awkwardly on his ankle as he missed a tackle on a 33-yard run by Lamar Miller in the second quarter.'

Marker Bills' Jackson expects to play, will be at full capacity [1:46 AM]
WGR-AM reports: '"Anytime you get a good player back in Fred, whether you're handling the ball, throwing the ball -- you know, he's one of our leading receivers -- plus in a protection standpoint, he's been an outstanding player for us," Marrone said. "Obviously, when you can get those type of players back there, it helps."'

Marker McKelvin to IR; Bills sign Rambo [1:45 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'He was later benched, but managed to appear in 11 total games. Rambo was released after two weeks of the 2014 season, which coincided with the return of safety Brandon Meriweather from a suspension.'

Marker 'Right now,' Bills' Marrone sticking with Orton 'this week' [1:44 AM]
WGR-AM reports: '"Right now I'm planning on sticking with Kyle," Marrone said after having the weekend to think about it. "Again, I believe in every player, not just the quarterback position, is who gives us the best chance to win. That's the way I'm headed this week."'

Marker Leodis McKelvin goes to IR, Bills sign S Bacarri Rambo [1:43 AM] reports: 'Rambo entered the NFL as a sixth round draft pick (191st overall) of the Washington Redskins in 2013 before being released by Washington after Week 2. The 6-0, 211 pound Georgia product appeared in 13 games, starting three, during his two seasons with the Redskins, accumulating 30 tackles, one sack, two tackles for loss and one quarterback hit. Rambo, 24, is a native of Donalsonville, GA.'

Marker CB Brandon Smith added to Bills Practice Squad [1:42 AM] reports: 'Smith originally joined Buffalo during the 2013 season spending time on the team’s 53-man roster and Practice Squad before he was released during this year’s training camp. The 6-1, 205-pound Arizona State product entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Carolina Panthers in 2011.'

November 17, 2014

Marker Bills focused on next win, not playoff race [5:53 AM] reports: '“It’s probably one of those things in the back of your head. You’re hoping that this team loses here, but at the end of the day, we control what we can control,” said Chris Hogan. “Every single week we still have to come out and prepare to win a football game. That’s the biggest thing for us right now. Don’t worry about what’s going to happen in the long run. Worry about what’s going to happen in the next game, and the next game and the next game, and control what we can control.”'

Marker Boy has ‘awesome’ day despite losing contest [5:52 AM]
Finger Lakes Times reports: 'Among the questions he had to field were what positions he would seek to fill in the draft; his favorite subject in school (science); and his favorite current player (Freddy Jackson because “he's a class act” and Eric Wood, because he met and took a picture with him at a Rochester restaurant). In his online answers, Mirras had listed Jim Kelly as his favorite Bills player because he was his grandfather's favorite.'

Marker Going Backwards [5:51 AM]
Bills Daily reports: 'And so here we are, just as in seasons past – mid November and the Bills are all but out of the playoffs baring a mid-air collision between planes carrying the Dolphins and Patriots. The excitement of being 5-3 is long gone. The quarterback we once thought was the answer has turned out to not be much better than the guy he replaced. The offensive line is playing poorly. The defense is very good – if they can avoid being on the field all the time, but with the offense being so anemic they don’t have much choice. The Bills are still giving up big plays to opponents while running a dink and dunk offense to move the ball.'

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