In 2016, it's imperative for Bills to follow the money [8:41 PM]
Buffalo News reports: 'But this front office has managed to re-sign a handful of core players to long-term deals. And now, it's wise to follow that money. If the Bills do, if the Bills scheme offensively and defensively with their top investments in mind, they'll have a shot this season.'
Jim Kelly talks health, Buddy Ryan and Rex situation at his football camp [8:40 PM]
Buffalo News reports: '"I feel awesome," Kelly said. "I'm at playing weight. I'm at 230, which is cool. I gained a little over 30 pounds back, which is good. I got the green light to work out now, which is good. I just started back. Hopefully I'll get a bit stronger."'
For Watkins, more info isn’t necessarily good [8:40 PM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Here’s a little advice for Sammy Watkins: Stop with the medical updates.'
Bills carry on with Buddy Ball [8:36 PM]
Rochester D&C reports: '“Because, who knows?’’ said Rob. “He’s not going to be able to watch us coach for much longer, I don’t think. But hopefully he can see this one, because we have got big plans. Bring (Bill) Belichick on. We got him."'
Bills great Jim Kelly reflects on death of Buddy Ryan [8:28 PM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"I guess it comes a time in everybody's life when the good Lord decides it's your time," Kelly said at his youth football camp Tuesday. "Buddy was a great coach. There's no doubt about it. I think everybody knows that. Now it's reflecting on Rob and Rex. Hopefully before he left this world, he rubbed off a lot on his sons because we're going to need it. I look forward to this season."'
The Ryan brothers’ constant quest to carry on their father Buddy’s legacy [8:20 PM]
SI reports: 'Buddy is more than just the family patriarch for Rex, the Bills head coach, and Rob, who joined his brother in Buffalo this offseason as the assistant head coach for defense. He is a defensive patriarch for the sport of football. As the defensive line coach for the New York Jets in 1968, he watched the lengths his team went to in order to protect Joe Namath and applied that to his side of the ball, where he devised creative ways to torture the quarterback. Buddy Ryan’s mission, starting with the Super Bowl III champion Jets, is conventional defensive wisdom today.'
Remembering Dwight Adams [8:18 PM]
WGR-AM reports: ' Information came flying out and it was all from memory. Dwight would bring up each player’s measureables, his career highlights, any injury issues, and of course, the actual scouting report on his game. He’d even give me the rundown on what that players’ parents did for a living and the players’ upbringing. It was quite thorough and really impressive.'
Kelly: 'All good' with Rex after comments about job security [8:17 PM]
WGR-AM reports: '“Yeah, we already texted,” he said. “That’s all good.”'
Rex Ryan's statement on the passing of his father Buddy Ryan [8:12 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“For Rob and me, we've had the great fortune of sharing the coaching profession that he was so proud of and cherished so much. There is no way we can possibly begin to measure how much football we have learned from him over the years and we are forever thankful to him for instilling within us his unwavering love for the game of football."'
Team statement regarding the passing of Buddy Ryan [8:11 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '"Terry and Kim Pegula and the Buffalo Bills organization want to express their deepest sympathies and condolences to Rex, Rob and the entire Ryan family on the passing of their dad, Buddy Ryan. Buddy was a legend in our league in so many ways. His defenses were innovative and he was a master at putting his talented and tough players in a position to succeed. He was a real game changer and much of his philosophies and defensive tactics are still utilized effectively by teams today. Buddy's influence will be carried on by defensive coaches for generations to come, but none more so than by Rex and Rob. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with the Ryan family today."'
Bills won’t yield soon on NFL stadium push [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“We’re going to take a very slow, quantitative, objective view on what makes sense.”'
Sammy should pass on updates [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Whenever that is, we'll know it. Ever-changing updates do nothing but raise suspicions that don't need to be raised ... at least, not at this point.'
Jim Kelly football clinic set for July 19 [1:57 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '“It’s great to be working with the kids again this year at the Ralph,” Kelly said. “The Buffalo Bills organization has been a true partner, and we are truly thankful for our relationship with them. Our camp is a positive environment where many lessons are learned and friendships made.’’'
Buffalo Bills strength staffer Dan Liburd to appear on American Ninja Warrior [1:56 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'Liburd has been a part of the Bills' strength and conditioning staff for seven seasons. He oversees the nutrition and dietary programs for the players and supervises their performance in strength and conditioning work. He's an NPC qualified bodybuilder and competes in powerlifting, marathons and Ironman competitions.'
Watch Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor in new Toyota commercials [1:55 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'Taylor is entering the final season of his contract, and if he builds off last season he could be in line for a huge pay raise. For now, the extra endorsement money doesn't hurt, but Taylor is out to earn a new contract. He hopes it will carry a bigger cap hit than the $3 million cap hit his contract has in 2016.'
Perry's introduces Buffalo Bills flavored ice cream 'Sundae at the Ralph' [1:54 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'Of course, the new flavor was met with some snark on the internet.'
Ed Reed hits 'a whole lot of golf balls' to get away from coaching frustrations [1:53 AM]
WGR-AM reports: '“Yeah there’s some frustration, but like any job,” he said while speaking to reporters after the team’s last minicamp practice earlier this month. “I’m sure everybody right here has something at the job place that they have to deal with. Me being a player, going to Houston, going to New York, having that transition and being in different organizations, you know you got bosses that there’s some BS you have to put up with. Everybody has it, we all do. It’s just part of it, man, but you just got to be grown and understand that ‘I have a job to do.”'
Differing reports on Watkins' return [1:52 AM]
WGR-AM reports: '"Right now I feel good, but I got to go back and train and rehab. Hopefully it feels good when I run and everything like that,” said Watkins. “I haven't ran in three or four weeks. Hopefully I'll feel good about it and I'll be on the field in training camp.”'
Bills WR Watkins doubtful for start of training camp [1:59 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: '"You never know. Right now I feel good, but I got to go back and train and rehab," Watkins said during a charity bowling event in Charlotte, N.C. "Hopefully it feels good when I run and everything like that. I haven't ran in three or four weeks. Hopefully I'll feel good about it and I'll be on the field in training camp."'
Sammy Watkins: Bills may keep me out of camp [1:58 AM]
ESPN reports: '"You never know," Watkins told ESPN when asked if the Bills' medical staff would allow him to practice early in training camp. "Right now I feel good, but I got to go back and train and rehab. Hopefully it feels good when I run and everything like that. I haven't ran in three or four weeks. Hopefully I'll feel good about it and I'll be on the field in training camp."'
VT’s Tyrod Taylor set to lead Bills, UR’s Kendall Gaskins humbled to be a 49er [1:57 AM]
WRIC-TV reports: 'He is the unquestioned starter under center for Rex Ryan and believes the Bills are primed for a playoff push if his team can stay healthy and play well consistently in the AFC East division.'
NFL player, former Taft grad returns home to help local fire department [1:56 AM]
WLWT-TV reports: 'The defensive tackle brought his family along to beautify Station 29.'
There’s really nothing wrong with how Bills are thinking [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: ''There’s a misconception about the Bills’ decision to try to win with a running game and a strong defense. It does not fly in the face of analytics.'
It’s Buffalo turn to end the sports agony [1:58 AM]
Boston Globe reports: 'The Bills lost the next three Super Bowls (once to the Redskins, twice to the Cowboys) by an aggregate 65 points. Red Sox fans had to wait 86 years (1918-2004) between World Series championships. Here at the edge of Lake Erie, “Wide Right’’ lingers in the collective consciousness a quarter-century later like “Sox deal Ruth to the Yanks.’’'
Saying all the right things, but are they true? [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'And one of the bigger questions that needs answering is just how long are the Bills going to be without their top draft pick, Shaq Lawson? He's supposed to be the most critical of those "new pieces." Will his rookie year end up being a wash? If so, it's hard to see exactly where all of the improvement will come.'
A new title for Bills’ Carpenter [2:24 PM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'The citation was as much for Carpenter’s work outside the training room. He coordinates the Bills annual holiday food drive and family Christmas program.'
Bills S Corey Graham and his HS coach Willie Burnett forge a bond built to last [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“Honestly, it’s crazy,” Graham said. “There are a few people who helped me throughout the way and pushed me. But as far as working out, he’s had the most impact in my life. As far as training and what I’ve been able to accomplish, I couldn’t have done it without him.”'
Corey Graham on Bills' D: 'We want to get back to the level where we’re elite' [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"Those were some of our issues last year — we didn’t communicate well," Graham said. "We didn’t pick up the defense as well. Things have slowed down. Everybody knows what they’re doing. And we’ve got some new pieces in there that are looking really good. I feel like we’ll be very good. We can’t do nothing but be better than last year. We want to get back to the level where we’re elite. That’s what we’re working towards.”'
Don’t drink the Bills’ Kool-Aid [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'People are picking them 6-10 for a reason. They’re not as good as last year. You can blame injuries, but they had crossovers against the two weakest divisions in the NFL and couldn’t take advantage.'
Former Bill Terrell Owens surprises Bennett High grads [1:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'During his 15-year NFL career, Owens played for six different teams, including the Bills for one season in 2009. He was invited to the graduation ceremony by Bennett alumna Alvina Alston, the keynote speaker.'
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