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Buffalo Bills News - October 5, 2015

Marker Bills' Ryan is proud of his team [1:10 AM]
WGR-AM reports: '"Give me a team that's got some fight and will compete to the very end, right, wrong or indifferent, no matter how good the officiating is or whatever. It makes no difference to me. I'll take a team with some competitive fight and some spirit. Is 17 penalties ridiculous? Absolutely, 100 percent it's ridiculous, and so you say what you want, but I'll take a team that'll fight. I'm proud of this team, and we'll keep fighting. Eventually we'll find a way to win. Eventually we'll find a way to eliminate penalties."'

Marker Bills-Giants Arrow Up/Arrow Down [1:09 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'This team is a reflection of its head coach, Rex Ryan. Like him, they’re emotional and passionate and aggressive. And that’s ok. In fact, it can be a really good thing when all of that is channeled the right way. But it can also be a detriment when it isn’t. And that’s been the case twice now in four games. Somehow, Ryan, his staff, and the players have to get a handle on this and really soon. Because it’s on all of them, not just the coaches and not just the players.'

Marker Penalties doom Bills in 24-10 loss to Giants [1:08 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'If once is an accident and twice is a trend, the Bills have a serious problem on their hands.'

Marker 7 observations from Bills - Giants [1:07 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'For the third time in four weeks, and not to mention the third time in three home games, the Bills accrued a double-digit amount of accepted penalties against them.'

Marker Buffalo’s offense stalls out; Bills fall to Giants 24-10 [1:06 AM]
WIVB-TV reports: 'The Bills ended the game with 17 accepted penalties for 135 yards. Those penalties granted the Giants seven first downs compared to the Bills’ total of nine first downs throughout the game.'

Marker Penalties lead to missed opportunities in Bills loss [1:05 AM]
WIVB-TV reports: 'Added up, Buffalo failed to add at least 20 attainable points from the scoreboard. Which if added to the scoreboard, would have boosted the Bills above the Giants at a hypothetical 30 to 24.'

Marker Bills Self-Destruct vs Giants [1:04 AM]
WROC-TV reports: ' “Give me a team that’s got some fight and will continue to the very end – right, wrong or indifferent, no matter how good the officiating is or whatever,’’ he continued. “It makes no difference to me.” '

Marker Giants Take It To Bills 24-10 [1:03 AM]
Bills Daily reports: 'This game proves once again that a lot can change from week to week in the NFL. The Bills were riding high after their blowout win in Miami. Theycame home and laid an absolute egg against a team they needed to beat. We wrote in oure preview that if they are a playoff contender these are the games they have to win. They didn't win, they didn't even really show up. Since things change from week to week it would be too early to count the Bills out like it was too early to annoint them playoff contenders last week.'

Marker Bills Implode In Bad Home Loss [1:02 AM]
Bills Daily reports: 'Rex Ryan didn't have a good day as the team was flat and not ready to play. Penalties were an absolute killer once again. Greg Roman had some terrible playcalling especially on the goal line stand early in the fourth quarter. He didn't move Taylor around enough. Dennis Thurman had his defense playing pretty well but they missed too many tackles and made too many penalties. Grade F: 17 penalties for 135 yards is ridiculous.'

Marker Self-inflicted wounds sink Bills at home vs. Giants [1:01 AM] reports: 'Buffalo had their share of self-inflicted wounds with a missed field goal, a penalty on fourth down that led to a Giants touchdown, a pair of turnovers and a Bills touchdown called back on penalty. It all contributed to a missed opportunity to stack wins after a resounding win over Miami a week earlier.'

Marker Bills pass game production comes a bit too late [1:00 AM] reports: '“A slow start. Turnovers—we put the ball on the ground,” he said. “Penalties. There were a lot of little things that factored into our loss, but they are all on us.”'

Marker Players pledge to fix penalty outbreak [12:59 AM] reports: '“It’s definitely something we have to address,” said Tyrod Taylor. “As a team we know to be the best team that we want to be we definitely have to eliminate those penalties. It cost us some yards and it’s something we have to address moving forward.”'

Marker What they're saying: Bills-Giants postgame comments [12:58 AM] reports: 'We were struggling. I mean obviously in the first half, especially. We couldn’t do anything. They three-and-outed us a bunch, we just couldn’t get anything going. But you got to give them credit, they did a great job. Especially stopping the run. I thought they did a tremendous job and it just was one of those things. But we kept fighting. I thought we’d have opportunities at the end and it was tough. And ... we had two touchdowns called back. That wasn’t the reason we lost but it took a little wind out our sails. I’ll be truthful about that and obviously one was a holding call and one was a chop block, I think.'

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October 4, 2015

Marker Bills’ depth will be tested by Giants [10:56 AM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'The Giants, who blew fourth-quarter leads in losing their first two games before beating Washington last week, are a challenge because they’re holding opposing offenses to 75 rushing yards per game. But, alas, there’s a huge asterisk on that stat. New York is giving up the second-most yards of any NFL defense and has surrendered the most passing yards … meaning its foes haven’t needed to run.'

Marker Florida State making impact on Bills’ roster [10:56 AM]
Olean Times Herald reports: '“It’s comfortability,” he said. “Since Day 1 when I got to the locker room … very comfortable. Tony, Nigel, me, Sanborn, Nick, Darby, EJ, there’s a lot of us in here so it’s very comfortable. Everybody knows each other. Obviously, most of us are from the state of Florida so it’s just a great opportunity to come in here and be comfortable and get settled right away.”'

Marker Sunday's New York Coverage [6:38 AM] reports: Click here

Marker Consistency is the key to greatness for Bills defense [1:41 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“Every week, we feel like we have a point to prove,” said defensive back Nickell Robey.'

Marker Bills ticket prices continue to reach new heights [1:40 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'In an email to The Buffalo News, Chris Leyden, a content analyst for SeatGeek, wrote that "the overall average resale price of a Bills ticket this year is now $128, which puts them 18th in the league, up from an average resale price of $100 at this point last season, which put them 28th in the league. That's a year-over-year increase in price of 28 percent."'

Marker Three and Out: Bills-Giants game preview [1:39 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Can Tyrod Taylor out-play another elite-level quarterback? Taylor certainly won the battle in the opener against Indianapolis' Andrew Luck, and after Tom Brady showed Taylor what world-class quarterbacking is all about, Taylor bounced back and completely outplayed Miami's Ryan Tannehill, a QB who is regarded by many as a rising talent. Now in his fourth career NFL start, Taylor squares off with New York's Eli Manning. Say what you want about Eli, but he has two Super Bowl rings, one more than his far-more highly respected brother Peyton.'

Marker Bills fans rejoice: Buffalo named best NFL tailgating city by Yahoo! Travel [1:38 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'Yahoo! Travel highlights the the largest indoor tailgating party in the league held at the ADPRO Sports Training Center. The travel website commends the Bills organization for creating a "family-friendly" and "kid-focused" environment.'

Marker Giants or Bills? Game preview Q&A [1:37 AM]
Batavia Daily News reports: 'I don't know that Giants fans think all that much about Watkins. Whatever the circumstances were that led to it, the Giants are very fortunate to have Beckham, and they know it. Watkins is a terrific talent, but he's not Beckham.'

Marker Tyrod Taylor Goes from a Protégé to a Productive Quarterback [1:36 AM]
New York Times reports: '“I tried to learn as much as I could from him,” Taylor said of Flacco, whom he still consults. “The way he played the game, from the pocket, bettering myself from the pocket and learning from the different coordinators. “In my four years, we had three different coordinators. It’s a bunch of knowledge to gather from those guys, and I try to learn as much as possible.”'

Marker 5 things to watch in Bills - Giants [1:35 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'When the Bills go up against the New York Giants Sunday, they’ll be matched up with a team that lacks talent at a lot of places on defense. Tyrod Taylor and Karlos Williams shouldn’t have much trouble establishing an offensive flow against the Giants, which will in turn set the table nicely for the defense. And while the defensive line will have a bit of a better opponent this weekend in New York’s offensive line than they did last week in Miami, they still have a significant enough advantage with all four starters to get to Eli Manning. Point blank, the Bills have the far more talented roster — even without McCoy and Watkins, and should win this game.'

Marker Top 10 reasons to be pumped for Bills-Giants [1:34 AM] reports: 'Away games are for resting your voice, your grill, your Zubaz and your energy. What you conserved last week, you better be ready to unleash this week when the Bills return to their home crowd at the only place you’d ever want to spend a Sunday afternoon.'

October 3, 2015

Marker Saturday's New York Coverage [7:35 AM] reports: Click here

Marker Charles Clay's blocking sparks Buffalo's offense, too [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"He’s an exceptional blocker for the position," he said. "You’d be hard-pressed to find a player who’s a better combination of both than Charles is. The guy can pass block, too, which it’s rare to find a tight end who can do all three things. He can play in the backfield, he can play extended. The guy’s really versatile and he’s not a jack of all trades, master of none."'

Marker Getting to Know: Nickell Robey on how boxing fed his fearlessness [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'We’ve talked about your mother who passed away. Who else has been a source of inspiration for you? Obviously my mom. But other than that, my grandma and my grandfather. They always stay on top of me. They’re constantly in my ear—I have to give them big ups. My whole family does a great job of staying on me and staying in my ear, making sure I’m OK and feel good, making sure I’m always happy.'

Marker Bills won't underestimate Cruz-less Giant passing game [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“You’ve always got to keep that edge, obviously, when you’re playing against a guy like Eli Manning, a guy who’s won at the highest level of this game, a guy that has very good knowledge of the game,” safety Corey Graham said. “If you pay attention and watch film, you see he’s getting everybody lined up, he’s making all of the checks at the line of scrimmage, he’s giving all the signals and things like that. So he has a great understanding of the offense, what he’s trying to get accomplished.'

Marker McCoy won’t return until he’s ready [1:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“Usually, where I can kind of accelerate through and burst through, I don’t have the same type of get-off,” the running back said. “To be honest, I’m not the bruising type, just running through everybody. My thing is making them miss and getting out of there. If you can’t do that, you can’t do nothing.”'

Marker While Bills pressure Manning, Taylor should have time [1:55 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Rex Ryan learned the hard way that he should never deviate from what he and his defense do best. After paying a heavy price for trying to pressure Tom Brady primarily with his defensive line, Ryan saw excellent results from frequently blitzing Ryan Tannehill when the Dolphins tried copying the Patriots’ quick-passing tactic last Sunday.'

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