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How things worked between Kubiak & Dennison

Posted by Chris Brown on January 23, 2017 – 11:16 pm

There have been widespread reports over the years about the amount of latitude now retired head coach Gary Kubiak had with his play calling delegation to Bills new offensive coordinator Rick Dennison. It’s no secret that Kubiak called plays, but there were several games over the years where Dennison also called plays. Broncos receivers coach Tyke Tolbert, who worked the past two years with both Kubiak and Dennison in the offensive meeting rooms, set the record straight as to how things functioned in an appearance on the John Murphy Show.

“It was a collaboration,” Tolbert said. “Gary Kubiak was an offensive guy through and through. He played the position and coached the position and came up in the west coast system. He knows it like the palm of his hand like Rico (Dennison) does. So it was collaboration with everything. During the week we all had our part, and Gary Kubiak was a big part of that game planning. Coach Kubiak, Rick Dennison and (QBs coach) Greg Knapp had the most input in terms of what we were doing.”

More on Dennison’s handling of the offense in Tuesday’s edition of Bills Today.

 


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Kiper’s 1st mock has Bills taking QB at 10

Posted by Chris Brown on January 19, 2017 – 10:43 am

The quarterback position will be one of major focus this offseason for the Bills knowing there’s a decision to make on Tyrod Taylor. That decision will impact Buffalo’s direction in the draft as well. ESPN NFL draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. issued his first mock draft and has the Bills taking a quarterback.

Kiper picked Clemson QB DeShaun Watson for Buffalo at pick 10. Here was his reasoning.

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DeShaun Watson, QB, Clemson

I’m a believer in franchises with new head coaches starting fresh with new quarterbacks, and it appears likely the Bills move on from Tyrod Taylor after hiring Sean McDermott. That leaves Buffalo with a huge hole and a top-10 pick to fill it. I wrote last week that I didn’t think Watson would get a post-title game draft bounce, but I’ve heard differently from people around the NFL. Though he had an up-and-down season — and threw 17 interceptions — Watson is extremely talented. He’s the second quarterback off the board in this projection, ahead of Notre Dame’s DeShone Kizer.


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Report: Bills interview Panthers QB coach for OC job

Posted by Chris Brown on January 18, 2017 – 11:01 pm

The Bills search for an offensive coordinator found head coach Sean McDermott sitting down with a familiar face for an interview Wednesday. 

According to the Charlotte Ovserver the Bills interviewed Panthers QBs coach Ken Dorsey for the Bills OC post. 

Dorsey has been on the Panthers coaching staff since 2013 after previously serving as a pro scout for the Panthers. 

There are reports that Dorsey is also drawing interest for an offensive position at the University of Tennessee. 


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Offensive play callers still in playoffs

Posted by Chris Brown on January 18, 2017 – 10:21 am

With Bills head coach Sean McDermott still seeking an offensive coordinator for his staff here’s a look at the assistant coaches still in the playoffs with offensive play calling experience at the NFL level.

Atlanta
Kyle Shanahan – OC – Expected to be named HC of San Francisco 49ers.

Green Bay
Tom Clements – Associate HC/offense – was Packers OC from 2012-14, but HC Mike McCarthy called plays. Was previously OC in Buffalo, called plays in 2004, but had play calling duties taken from him a few games into 2005 season by then HC Mike Mularkey.

Alex Van Pelt – QBs coach – was RBs coach first 2 years in GB. Only play calling experience was as Bills OC in 2009 under Dick Jauron. Also called plays when he worked in NFL Europe for Frankfurt.

Todd Angelichio – TEs coach – called plays as a college coach only.

New England
Josh McDaniels – OC/QBs – Pulled his name from San Francisco HC search.

Brian Daboll – TEs coach – Was previously OC for Cleveland (2009-10) under Eric Mangini, Miami (2011) under Tony Sparano, Kansas City (2012) under Romeo Crennel.

Pittsburgh
No one on offense besides OC Todd Haley.

Randy Fichtner – QBs coach did serve as an OC in the college ranks.


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“The Bills got a gem”

Posted by Chris Brown on January 17, 2017 – 2:17 pm

Former NFL executive Andrew Brandt, who worked in the front office of the Green Bay Packers and as a consultant for the Philadelphia Eagles, knows Bills head coach Sean McDermott very well. His take on Buffalo’s decision to hire him was a positive one to say the least.

In his Monday Morning QB column, Brandt admitted that he spoke with McDermott about the Bills job, and believes the new sideline boss for Buffalo will succeed. Here’s what he wrote.

Full disclosure: I have known Sean McDermott for some time, worked with him when I consulted with the Eagles, and talked to him in this hiring process. Having said that, the Bills got a gem. Sean is smart, self-motivated, even keeled and driven to succeed. And he will. 


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Bills power structure pretty common in NFL

Posted by Chris Brown on January 14, 2017 – 10:51 am

Bills new head coach Sean McDermott isn’t the only one who does his research. So too did Terry and Kim Pegula when they became new NFL owners. That’s why their power structure of having the GM and head coach report to ownership remains in place.

In an appearance on the John Murphy Show, Bills owner Terry Pegula explained the current structure with McDermott now in place as head coach, and added that it’s common practice in the NFL.

“I told (Sean) the GM and the Coach work together,” said Pegula. “Obviously Doug (Whaley) is sitting in the room with him while he is interviewing so he knows if he is hired by this GM, this GM should like him. It is not like we are bringing in a new GM in and hiring him as a coach first. This GM and coach working together and they both answer to the owners.

“He was most comfortable with that because it’s what (Sean) has seen in the past. I believe it’s more common than it is unusual. I don’t have an exact headcount but a lot of teams (operate this way). You do your homework and look at how other teams do things.”


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McDermott’s interview was almost 7 hours

Posted by Chris Brown on January 14, 2017 – 7:51 am

Interviews for head coaching positions are known to take a good deal of time. Some take four hours, some longer. Some are broken into two parts with a couple of hours each day. Sean McDermott’s with the Bills went almost seven hours straight.

That according to Bills owner Terry Pegula, who GM Doug Whaley had first on the interview list for a reason.

“We sat through his interview and I can’t tell you exactly I am going to guess it was close to seven hours, he never stuttered, he never hesitated,” said Pegula of McDermott in an appearance on the John Murphy Show. “When asked a question this wasn’t somebody who was practicing for a job interview, it was someone you could tell was practicing all his life for what he is about to try and do. When he walked out we just sat and stared at each other like, ‘Wow, that was impressive.’

“He just had every answer, plans, he brought a book, this wasn’t a prepared book by agent this had scribbling all over it, stuff crossed out, names written in it, it was about three inches thick, just his notes. He said, ‘This isn’t my only book, but I brought my best book.'”


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Ravens coach Harbaugh congratulates Castillo

Posted by Chris Brown on January 13, 2017 – 5:01 pm

Ravens head coach John Harbaugh offered his now former coach Juan Castillo congratulations after an agreement in principle was reached with Castillo by Bills new head coach Sean McDermott.

“Juan and I go back a long time,” Harbaugh said in a statement. “There is no coach I respect more than Juan. We understand his decision to take this promotion.”

Castillo was serving as the Ravens offensive line coach. His additional duties for the Bills will include coordination of the team’s league leading run game.

 


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Report: Ravens DBs coach Leslie Frazier to be Bills DC

Posted by Chris Brown on January 12, 2017 – 8:55 pm

According to a ESPN.com report, the Bills defensive coordinator will be Ravens defensive backs coach Leslie Frazier.

That according to ESPN Ravens beat reporter Jamison Helmsley.

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Frazier has spent eight years in the league as a defensive coordinator, including his first four under Andy Reid with the Philadelphia Eagles (1999-2002). It was there that he first worked with Sean McDermott who was fresh out of college and working in the Eagles scouting department before he worked as an assistant to coach Reid and then the Eagles coaching staff.

Frazier, 57, has also succeeded Mike Tomlin in Minnesota as defensive coordinator after Tomlin was hired as head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers. He later became head coach of the Vikings (2011-2013).

The veteran coach would be a valuable resource to McDermott and one the new Bills head coach could count on to handle his defense, allowing him to focus on being a game day manager of the entire operation. Frazier could also be a sounding board for McDermott having been a head coach in the league before as well.

In a bit of an ironic twist, Frazier played in Chicago under defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan in his famed 46 defense.


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Report: Castillo to be OL coach/run game coord.

Posted by Chris Brown on January 12, 2017 – 4:32 pm

A former colleague of Sean McDermott’s in Philadelphia will reportedly be joining the new Bills coach in Buffalo as a member of his staff.

According to Baltimore Sun reporter Jeff Zrebiec, Juan Castillo will join McDermott’s staff as offensive line coach/run game coordinator. Castillo served in those two capacities for the Baltimore Ravens between 2013 and this past season.

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Castillo and McDermott worked for 11 years together on Philadelphia’s staff under head coach Andy Reid.


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Kelso: Roles for Hughes & Lawson will change

Posted by Chris Brown on January 12, 2017 – 2:22 pm

As we profiled on Buffalobills.com today, there will be some changes under new head coach Sean McDermott for Buffalo’s defense. Not only will it be the seventh new scheme in nine years, but players will be on the move in terms of their role in the new system. Chief among them the outside linebackers in the previous system.

Bills radio analyst and former safety Mark Kelso, explained how decisions must be made on players like Jerry Hughes, Shaq Lawson and free agents to be Zach Brown and Lorenzo Alexander.

“From a personnel standpoint who is going to be a defensive end now,” Kelso asked. “Is Jerry Hughes now considered a defensive end? He might be a little light on the outside, but you’re probably not going to make him an outside linebacker because then he would be off the ball. He’s a pass rusher that needs to be on the ball. Shaq Lawson would be a defensive end in that scheme, which means he’ll be defending on the line of scrimmage most of the time and not dropping into coverage.”

Hughes did enjoy a pair of 10-sack seasons in 4-3 schemes with the Bills.

Kelso also said that Zach Brown would be a good fit as a weak side linebacker if the Bills can re-sign him.

 


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McDermott to face former club in 2017

Posted by Chris Brown on January 11, 2017 – 5:22 pm

Bills new head coach Sean McDermott will be squaring off against his former team next season.

Buffalo is slated to play the NFC South next season. McDermott and the Bills will be playing the Carolina Panthers on the road this fall. Dates for games won’t be announced until mid-April, but McDermott will face his former head coach Ron Rivera in his first year as an NFL head coach. McDermott served as the Panthers defensive coordinator the last six seasons.

He’ll also be facing two other first-year head coaches in Denver (Vance Joseph) and San Diego (yet to hire).

Here’s a look again at the Bills 2017 opponents.

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Person: McDermott hit it off with Pegulas

Posted by Chris Brown on January 11, 2017 – 4:57 pm

Bills GM Doug Whaley spearheaded the team’s search for a new head coach, and when he presented Sean McDermott to owners Terry and Kim Pegula, Carolina Panthers beat reporter Joe Person (Charlotte Observer) said all indications he got from people in the Panthers organization was that the two sides hit it off.

“It sounded like right from the get go that he and the Pegulas hit things off last week,” Person said in an interview on the John Murphy Show. “I was kind of getting that feedback who were around the situation here in Charlotte. Sometimes it’s just how you relate to people.

“The other thing is this opportunity. He’s 42 now and that’s not by any means old, but a guy like Sean McVay is going to get hired at 30. Sometimes these windows close on good, solid coordinators. He must feel like this is a great opportunity and the timing is right. There are only 32 of these jobs. They’re tough to get, tough to keep, but I know this has long been a goal and dream of his.”


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Clemson RB Gallman, Michigan DB Peppers declare

Posted by Chris Brown on January 10, 2017 – 3:28 pm

Two more underclassmen declared themselves eligible for the 2017 NFL draft.

Clemson RB Wayne Gallman, who had 46 yards on 18 carries and a touchdown against the vaunted Alabama defense. At 6-1 and 205 pounds the consensus is that he needs to add bulk to his frame to match his physical running style.

Meanwhile Michigan LB/DB Jabrill Peppers also declared for the draft. Seen as NFL safety material Peppers is expected to have a first round grade on some NFL club draft boards.


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Clemson LB Boulware pays tribute to Watkins

Posted by Chris Brown on January 10, 2017 – 11:16 am

Clemson LB Ben Boulware, an unquestioned leader on the defensive side of the ball for the Tigers, gave credit to the players that came before him and his teammates for laying the foundation that got Clemson to the national title last night with their last second win over defending national champ Alabama.

Boulware gave a nationally televised shout out to Sammy Watkins among other former Clemson players for being important building blocks for the program.

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Fan Friday 1-6

Posted by Chris Brown on January 6, 2017 – 11:49 am

We’ve hit the offseason early again Bills fans. No question, it stinks. Let’s get to your questions from email at AskChris@bills.nfl.net and on Twitter at @ChrisBrownBills.

1 – @ChrisBrownBills at pick 10 in this year’s draft if we let Tyrod walk do we go qb?

Eddie Barnard
@eddie_barnard

CB: We’re getting way ahead of ourselves here because first the head coach has to be in place, then player evaluations by the new staff will chart the course of who is here and who is not here. But to answer your question, in the event that the new head coach elects to move on from Tyrod Taylor I don’t know that drafting a worthwhile quarterback at 10th overall will happen.

I’m a fan of Notre Dame QB DeShone Kizer, but knowing there are QB needy teams in front of Buffalo (San Fran #2, Chicago #3, NY Jets #6) I don’t think he even gets to 10 for the Bills to consider. UNC’s Mitch Trubisky is still up in the air on whether he’s staying in school or entering the draft pool.

Kizer played in a pro-style spread system, had the ability to call audibles at the line of scrimmage and has the physical measurables you look for (6-5, 220). His numbers dropped this past season as the Irish struggled to a 4-8 finish, but it wasn’t all on Kizer. Working with a bunch of first-year receivers after Will Fuller, Chris Brown and C.J. Prosise moved on to the NFL, Kizer still had 26 TDs against 9 INTs, even though his completion percentage dropped five percent.

So while I like Kizer and Trubisky, I don’t anticipate them making it to pick 10 and after them I’m not enamored with what’s left to the point where I would use the 10th pick to take one.
2 – @ChrisBrownBills Is Cardale Jones the starting QB next year?

Jimmy
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CB: Again this is a ‘predict the future’ question that’s far too difficult to answer. There are too many variables that aren’t even in place to know where Jones will stand on the depth chart. Does the new head coach think he can win with Tyrod Taylor? Does he think Cardale Jones could be part of a quarterback competition in training camp? Does he think Jones could win that competition? Will they be adding at the quarterback position via trade, draft or free agency? Would that quarterback be more NFL ready than Jones, who just saw his first NFL action last week for a quarter?

I think one thing we have to think about is if a new head coach comes in and there’s a new offensive system for Jones to master it’s going to set his development back, as we’ve seen with young quarterbacks here before (e.g. J.P. Losman, Trent Edwards, EJ Manuel).

Let me be clear that I’m not saying the changes on offense were the reasons those quarterbacks struggled to develop, but constant change makes it harder for young quarterbacks to succeed and advance their games. All of them saw coaching changes in their time with the Bills.

Jones will be the next quarterback, even if Anthony Lynn is hired because he inherited an offense this past season that he intends to change.

 

3 – @ChrisBrownBills Are Bills expected to put tender on Gillislee? What is the tender process, and why don’t teams place highest tender possible?

Patmerica
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CB: Restricted free agents are the players teams must decide upon regarding whether to extend them a qualifying offer to retain the right of first refusal, should they be offered a contract from another NFL club.

There are different levels at which a player could be tendered to dissuade other clubs from trying to make a contract offer to lure the player away from their current team.

The new restricted free agent tender levels are usually released by the NFL in early March, though NFL clubs make projections on what the amounts will be.

There is the low tender, which means the compensation due the original club if their RFA player was signed away by another team would equate to the draft round in which they were selected. For Mike Gillislee such a tender would yield a fifth-round pick in return, since Gillislee was a fifth-round pick of the Dolphins (2013).

Last year’s low tender was $1.671 million.

If Buffalo values him as something more than that and they want to make it more prohibitive for another team to sign him away they can use the second-round tender, which would make the compensation a second-round pick if the Bills chose not to match an offer from another team.

Last year’s second-round tender was $2.553 million.

The first-round tender last year was $3.635 million, and carries first-round pick compensation.

I certainly understand your question as to why teams don’t just tender everyone at the highest possible level. Sometimes cap constraints keep teams from doing that. They also want to be careful not to overvalue a player to avoid paying said player more than they would like if a long term contract is a route they want to take.

4 – @ChrisBrownBills Doug Whaley is so unimpressive, do you know how he continues to sell himself to ownership?

PJ Persichini
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CB: I think what you need to keep in mind is as a fan you only see him in one context, a press conference, question and answer setting. Whether it’s on the radio or on TV you only see Whaley in a Q&A format.

What you don’t see is Whaley’s decisiveness when weighing the value of a trade. You don’t see him in personnel meetings pinpointing positional needs, assessing the talent level of specific players. You don’t see him running draft meetings, the draft room, interacting with players, making tough personnel decisions, finding players on the street at a time when there aren’t many and finding contributors (e.g. Mike Gillislee, Ryan Groy, Justin Hunter).

I know it’s hard to not think about him in the interview context because that’s all the exposure you have to Whaley. Look at the talent he is directly responsible for adding to this roster on the whole and I think you’ll find a lot more hits than misses.

I understand that for a team that has struggled to get wins, the misses are magnified, but there isn’t a GM in this league who has a perfect record. Drafting players is a lot like a batting average. If you hit .400 in landing Pro Bowl type talent in the draft, you’re the equivalent of Ted Williams. You’re in a league of your own. Most quality GMs hit between .300 to .350 in the draft in terms of landing top flight talent that can be the core of your team for years.

The lost piece of the puzzle as I see it for the Bills has been player development by the coaching staffs that have come through Buffalo. The head coaches that have been hired in Buffalo have unfortunately not put the best of coaching staffs together over the years and that has compromised the development of players and maximizing player potential has proven difficult.

That’s not to say there haven’t been good player development coaches over the years. Sanjay Lal, Anthony Lynn and Aaron Kromer are among the best examples on the most recent staff. There are others. Previous assistants that come to mind include Bobby April, Donnie Henderson and Joe D’Alessandris.

Does all this mean that Doug Whaley is blameless? Doug said himself he needs to do a better job. In fact it was one of the first things he said in his press conference Monday. But it’s my personal belief that Doug Whaley is a good personnel man, who knows how to build a team over time and has a plan. We all know the franchise quarterback has been a missing component for some time, and those are hard to find. Other teams that don’t have one have struggled too. Denver lost theirs after winning the Super Bowl and they’re out of the playoffs this year.

Absent that though this roster does have a good deal of talent, and this offseason will provide more opportunity to add to that talent. The key will be hiring a head coach who can implement a vision and structure to unify everyone on the staff and roster to achieve the ultimate goal. Hopefully that new head coach hires the kind of coaching staff that can maximize the talent on hand along with the new talent coming through the door.
5 – @ChrisBrownBills I like Sean McDermott. Do you think he can be a solid leader?

Ronald Krzal Jr

@Ronnie_Krzal

CB: I think knowing the kind of leader a coach can be can only be captured in the kind of long interview sessions that the Bills are conducting now in their coaching search. You can’t look at a resume of offensive or defensive success and determine if a guy is a leader. You’ve got to sit down with a coaching prospect and get to know them to determine that.

Does their philosophy about being a head coach inspire you? Do you think he’s capable of motivating men who have been mired in a culture where the success has been minimal and galvanize them into believing they can do better? Does he come across as a person that people willingly follow and believe in?

Not being in that room I can’t tell you if he can be a solid leader.

I can tell you that I like who he has worked under during his time in the NFL. Andy Reid, Jim Johnson and Ron Rivera are all solid coaching influences. So the people he has worked under is definitely a plus. But that doesn’t qualify Sean McDermott as a solid leader. That’s more about who he is as a person as I see it. And maybe he is that person, but there’s no way for you and I to know that from where we sit.

 


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Back-to-back team rushing titles rare

Posted by Chris Brown on January 5, 2017 – 11:35 am

As we profiled on Buffalobills.com Thursday, the Bills run game had another league-leading year to make back-to-back seasons at the top of the league in rushing yards. Over the last 20 years only two other teams have been able to lead the league in rushing in back-to-back years. Here’s a look at the other two NFL teams who have pulled off the feat in that span of time.

The Atlanta Falcons led the league in rushing for three consecutive seasons from 2004 to 2006. Those teams were led by Michael Vick and Warrick Dunn. Vick, much like Tyrod Taylor, ran for a lot of yardage to boost the Falcons rushing attack.

Vick had significantly more rushing production than Taylor has had in Buffalo. He rushed for 902 yards in 2004, 597 in 2005 and an astounding 1,039 in 2006. Atlanta led the league in rushing all three years.

The other team to go back-to-back were the San Francisco 49ers in 1998 and 1999. In ’98 their QB Steve Young helped the rushing total with 454 yards on the ground to go with Garrison Heart’s big year (1,570 yards rushing). Then in 1999, Charlie Garner was their top rusher (1,229 yards rushing) and Jeff Garcia took over at quarterback and though not the rusher that Young was, still had 231 rushing yards.

Vick’s Falcons had the three highest per game rushing totals of all three teams. In 2004 they averaged 167 rushing yards a game. In 2005 it was 159.1 and in 2006 it was an eye-popping 183.7 rushing yards per game.

Buffalo averaged 152 and 164.4 the past two years.

 


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No leanings for Kyle regarding retirement

Posted by Chris Brown on January 1, 2017 – 6:45 pm

Bills DT Kyle Williams has been a stalwart in every sense of the word for Buffalo for 11 seasons. Another coaching change is in the offing, the fifth of his Bills career, and the veteran defensive lineman understandably wants that to be the first domino that falls before reaching a decision on his own future. At the same time he’s going to listen to his body after he heals up for a bit.

“I have a lot of things to process as far as the season and trying to figure those things out,” Williams said. “As far as moving forward, we’ll see. There’s a whole lot of guys in here who aren’t going to be here, whether it’s retirement or they’re moving in a different direction. It could be a whole number of things. I just worry about the things I can control. Heal up a little bit. Spend some time with the family and really evaluate the year and always look to get better.”

Williams said he’ll be keeping a close eye on the team’s coaching search. He did call Anthony Lynn deserving of the job.


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Stats that stood out

Posted by Chris Brown on January 1, 2017 – 6:42 pm

Here are some statistics that stood out in Sunday’s season closing loss to the Jets.

0 – Number of penalties assessed against the Bills. It was their first game without an assessed penalty this season. The intentional grounding call was an offsetting penalty, which resets the down and play.

0% – Jets 4th down conversion percentage. Buffalo forced a pair of turnover on downs.

2.4 – Bills yards per carry average on the ground, their lowest average of the season.

3 – Turnovers – it was Buffalo’s first game this season with more than 2 turnovers.

12.5 – Sacks for Lorenzo Alexander this season. He had Buffalo’s only sack Sunday.

29% – Jets red zone touchdown efficiency – Buffalo’s defense was handed some short fields, but held New York out of the end zone five out of seven times.

64 – Cardale Jones completion to Justin Hunter. It was the longest play of the game and led to Buffalo’s only touchdown.


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Brandon Marshall tops Jets inactives

Posted by Chris Brown on January 1, 2017 – 11:56 am

WR Brandon Marshall is among New York’s inactive players for today’s game against the Bills. 

RB Matt Forte was put on I-R this week and is also not available. 

Here are the rest of the Jets inactive players. 

WR Brandon Marshall

CB Nick Marshall

LB Randell Johnson

LB Lorenzo Mauldin

OL Donald Hawkins

TE Austin Sefarian-Jenkins

DL Steve McLendon


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