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Hairston at LT in place of Glenn now

Posted by Chris Brown on July 20, 2014 – 7:13 pm

Seantrel Henderson was slate to line up at left tackle in place of Cordy Glenn who is on the non-football illness list, but Henderson went to the locker room with a trainer before the team portion of practice.

Stepping in is Chris Hairston at left tackle next to Chris Williams on the led side in place of Glenn.


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Bradham, Rivers flanking Spikes

Posted by Chris Brown on July 20, 2014 – 6:18 pm

As the defense prepares for their first practice two veteran linebackers are flanking MLB Brandon Spikes.

Nigel Bradham and Keith Rivers are lined up on either side of him with Rivers in Kiko Alonso’s spot.

Rookie Preston Brown is rotating in with Spikes at MLB.


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OL Henderson working in Glenn’s place

Posted by Chris Brown on July 20, 2014 – 6:14 pm

As Bills GM Doug Whaley indicted Friday, rookie 7th round pick Seantrel Henderson is working in place of Cordy Glenn at left tackle.

Glenn is on the non-football illness list. Henderson filled in for Glenn in minicamp back in June as well.


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Marrone: Dareus didn’t pass conditioning test

Posted by Chris Brown on July 20, 2014 – 5:47 pm

Bills head coach Doug Marrone confirmed that Marcell Dareus didn’t pass his conditioning test which is why he was placed on the non-football injury list.

He obviously won’t be practicing tonight.


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ESPN’s training camp tour begins with Bills

Posted by Dallas Miller on July 20, 2014 – 11:20 am

Buffalo Bills Training Camp presented by Connors & Ferris will be the first stop on ESPN’s training camp tour for all 32 NFL teams starting Monday, July 21.

Long-time ESPN reporter Sal Paolantonio and analyst Ron Jaworski will anchor the ‘Training Center’ coverage from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY and provide live on-site updates throughout the day.

ESPN’s weekday NFL Insiders (3 p.m. ET) and NFL Live (4 p.m.) will also feature training camp updates, as will daily ESPN Radio shows.

Date Team Reporter(s)
Mon, July 21 Buffalo Bills Sal Paolantonio, host and Ron Jaworski, analyst
Tue, July 22 New York Giants Josina Anderson, host and Antonio Pierce, analyst
Wed, July 23 Dallas Cowboys Jeannine Edwards, reporter
Thu, July 24 Denver Broncos Paolantonio and Tom Jackson, analyst
Washington Redskins Britt McHenry, reporter
Dallas Cowboys Edwards
Cincinnati Bengals Coley Harvey, NFL Nation reporter
Fri, July 25 New England Patriots Hannah Storm, host and Tedy Bruschi, analyst
Seattle Seahawks John Clayton, ESPN.com sr. writer
San Francisco 49ers Ed Werder, reporter
Jacksonville Jaguars Michael DiRocco, NFL Nation reporter
Tennessee Titans Paul Kuharsky, NFL Nation reporter
Sat, July 26 Pittsburgh Steelers McHenry
Cleveland Browns Bob Holtzman, reporter
Oakland Raiders Paul Gutierrez, NFL Nation reporter
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Pat Yasinskas, NFL Nation reporter
Sun, July 27 Philadelphia Eagles Paolantonio
Green Bay Packers Michele Steele, reporter
St. Louis Rams Edwards
Minnesota Vikings Ben Goessling, NFL Nation reporter
Mon, July 28 Indianapolis Colts Holtzman and Jeff Saturday, analyst
Chicago Bears Steele
Kansas City Chiefs Edwards
San Diego Chargers Eric Williams, NFL Nation reporter
Tue, July 29 Miami Dolphins James Walker, NFL Nation reporter
Carolina Panthers Marty Smith, reporter
New Orleans Saints McHenry
New York Jets Anderson
Atlanta Falcons Vaughn McClure, NFL Nation reporter
Wed, July 30 Arizona Cardinals Holtzman
Houston Texans Werder
Baltimore Ravens Paolantonio
Detroit Lions Michael Rothstein, NFL Nation reporter

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Mike Williams sees EJ’s improvement

Posted by Chris Brown on July 20, 2014 – 9:31 am

He doesn’t think it’ll take long for his on field chemistry to develop with EJ Manuel, and one of the reasons why is he saw Manuel’s progress through the course of the spring practices.

WR Mike Williams, who we profiled on Buffalobills.com this morning (Sunday), believes it won’t take much more than a day of practice for the tandem to get on the same page. It seems ambitious, but Williams has confidence in the second-year quarterback.

“I can see him progressing as it goes. He’s feeling his way right now,” said Williams. “There are new guys on our team that he’s going to be throwing to. It’s kind of a different offense when you put it all together like that, but as I saw it he got better and better with that.”

Williams will get his first crack at chemistry with Manuel in tonight’s evening practice at 6:10 at St. John Fisher.


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Kyle likes Schwartz’s approach

Posted by Chris Brown on July 19, 2014 – 4:09 pm

Bills Pro Bowl DT Kyle Williams spent most of the spring around his new defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz. Heading into training camp he’s already developed an affinity for the defensive play caller’s coaching style.

“During minicamp and OTAs, it was intense,” said Williams of Schwartz’s approach. “Getting after guys and expecting a lot out of guys, which is great. It’s what we need. You have to push guys and challenge guys. It’s what you need as a leader and as a coordinator of the defense. I think we have some really good players and a guy that can do that and push guys and get them going is going to be an asset to us.”


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NFL Network analysts have high hopes for Bills

Posted by Chris Brown on July 19, 2014 – 2:31 pm

With the Bills poised to open training camp first in the league the NFL Network put their talking heads to work in predicting whether or not Buffalo can contend in the AFC East. One of the analysts was former Bill Shawne Merriman.

Merriman pointed to how they do outside the division as for how much they can contend for the postseason. Solomon Wilcotts puts it on EJ as for the team’s fortunes. And Cameron Jordan likes the defense. Here’s a look at their analysis.


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1st 3 night practice tix no longer available

Posted by Chris Brown on July 19, 2014 – 12:08 pm

The Bills announced on Saturday that the complimentary tickets for the first three night practices are no longer available. Here are the dates of those first three night practices.

Sunday July 20th
Friday July 25th
Saturday July 26th

Here is where night practice tickets for the remaining evening sessions at training camp can be obtained at no cost.

August 1st, 5th, 9th night practices
Sponsored by Bud Light. Tickets will be available beginning Saturday, July 26, at 11 a.m. at the following Sunoco and Tops locations and will be limited to four per person.

SUNOCO LOCATIONS:
6730 Packard Road
Niagara Falls, NY
(716) 297-2065

5665 Seneca St
West Seneca, NY
(716) 675-7366

8000 Main Street
Williamsville, NY
(716) 631-9240

1324 Latta Road
Rochester, NY
(585) 621-3310

TOPS LOCATIONS:
2351 Maple Road
Amherst, NY
(716) 515-3200

1215 Jefferson Road
Henrietta, NY
(585) 292-0117

2140 Grand Island Blvd.
Grand Island, NY
(716) 775-1205

999 East Ridge Road
Irondequoit, NY
(585) 342-3803

August 18th night practice
Sponsored by Michelin/Dunn Tire. Tickets will be available beginning Monday, July 14, at 9 a.m. at the following Dunn Tire locations and will be limited to two per person.

Clarence Mall
4401 Transit Road
Williamsville, NY 14221
716) 631-3776

3300 W. Henrietta Road
Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 272-0180

Morning and afternoon practices at Buffalo Bills Training Camp presented by Connors & Ferris are also open to the public but do not require tickets.  For a complete listing of the Buffalo Bills Training Camp practice schedule, parking and shuttle bus information, and more information and news, visit the Bills Training Camp homepage.


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Accepting The Leadership Role – JMS 7/18

Posted by johnmurphyshow on July 18, 2014 – 9:58 pm

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On the campus of St. John Fisher College for tonight’s show. Set up and ready for another year of Bills Training Camp. We asked the viewers what their expectations are for the upcoming season. Some gave their ideas of what the Bills record will be and some gave specific examples, including what they hope to see out of quarterback EJ Manuel and the Bills winning the AFC East.

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Bills General Manager Doug Whaley made his way over to our setup to be our first guest for the show. Whaley talked about the unique experience this camp offers to the team and its players. He also discussed what he expects after they break camp in five weeks.

 

“Hopefully come out healthy, have a better sense on those position battles, who is going to be on our starting lineup. Then get tuned up ready for the season. Obviously see a healthy EJ (Manuel) to keep progressing and keep getting better.”

 

Whaley also filled us in on who might take the place of the injured Kiko Alonso. That includes a handful of players that might end up on either side of the linebacking corp. He discussed Seantrel Henderson, who looks to fill the void at the start of camp for offensive lineman Cordy Glenn, who is out until further notice with an illness. Whaley also mentioned what he likes out his rookie draft class and why there won’t be as much pressure placed on quarterback EJ Manuel as some would think.

 

USA Today Sport Weekly’s Scott Pitoniak called-in at the top of the first hour. Pitoniak covers the AFC East and the Buffalo Bills from right here in Rochester. He talked about the atmosphere of camp and what he looks forward to each year at St. John Fisher College. He also gave his insight on this year’s team including what he thinks of “the deepest running back group in the league.” Pitoniak also gave an update from around the AFC East.

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Finally, Bills Safety Aaron Williams capped off the show. Williams arrived this afternoon for move-in day here on campus. He talked adamantly and confidently about his role on the team. Following the departure of safety Jairus Byrd, the coaching staff asked Williams to take on the leadership role in the defensive backfield.

 

“I accepted that role and I was ready for that role last year. Knowing my personality, I was sitting back and learning from Fred (Jackson) and Kyle Williams and (Jairus) Byrd. There’s different ways to lead this team and I’ve learned that from a lot of guys with different personalities. They’ve helped me out to understand what I can provide for next year.”

 

Williams also talked about how he is a big hitter and how the intensity of that moment following a big hit “is huge” and can increase momentum.

 

 

Click below to hear the entire John Murphy Show from Friday night.

 


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Safety not in plans right now for C. Graham

Posted by Chris Brown on July 18, 2014 – 9:05 pm

Corey Graham was a notable free agent signing by the Bills this offseason. Back in the spring, it was mentioned that the veteran cornerback might get a look at safety, but GM Doug Whaley at the outset of training camp indicated that safety is not in the plans for Graham at this time.

In an appearance on the John Murphy Show, Whaley stated that cornerback is where Graham will be putting in his work.

“Corey brings us depth, so he helps us outside and nickel and I think in a pinch we would put him at safety, but I think we’re going to concentrate on him in the corner position right now,” Whaley said.


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Whaley: Henderson to start at LT w/Glenn out

Posted by Chris Brown on July 18, 2014 – 9:01 pm

With Cordy Glenn on the Active/Non-Football Illness list the starting left tackle spot will be vacant for the team’s first training camp practice Sunday night at St. John Fisher. Bills GM Doug Whaley in an appearance on the John Murphy Show tonight confirmed that it will be rookie seventh round pick Seantrel Henderson manning the role.

“Seantrel Henderson we know his demons off the field and we feel he has control of those things. With Cordy being out going to be our starting left tackle right now,” said Whaley. “He’s a talented guy and we feel if he didn’t have those demons he would’ve probably gone in the first round. So we’re excited to see him translate that (talent) to the field.”

Henderson certainly possesses some of the best athleticism of the young offensive linemen on the roster. Here’s a previous blog we did on Henderson during minicamp in June when he originally stepped in for Cordy Glenn with the starters and didn’t do too bad. Note the quote from RB Anthony Dixon.


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Whaley: roster will be back up to 90

Posted by Chris Brown on July 18, 2014 – 5:38 pm

After the release of two players Friday in WR Cordell Roberson and CB Darius Robinson, the Bills have two vacant spots on their 90-man roster. Those are spots GM Doug Whaley intends to fill sooner rather than later.

When asked why the cuts were made, Whaley said just to upgrade the roster. His intention is to have those roster spots filled as early as Saturday.

“We’ll go up to 90 and we’re in the process of looking at two guys now and we have to get some physicals and stuff like that and we may have an announcement tomorrow,” said Whaley. “Younger guys.”


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Fred shows up with family in tow

Posted by Chris Brown on July 18, 2014 – 3:25 pm

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Bills veteran RB Fred Jackson decided to make move in day at training camp a family affair at St. John Fisher. Instead of rolling up in one of his muscle cars as he has in years past, Jackson arrived in a large extra long van similar to the vehicles hotels use as shuttles for guests. With him was his wife Danielle, son and three daughters.

“It’s our family travel (vehicle). We put the kids in the back put a movie on and I don’t hear from them again,” said Jackson. “It makes it easier for everybody and they’re entertained and the trip is quick and easy that way.”

For Jackson this will be his ninth training camp with the Bills and he’s also entering the last year of his contract. He’s at a point in his career where he’s appreciating the moments that make up a season. That’s why Jackson wanted to have the memory of his kids helping him move in at camp.

“The number one thing is I want them to be as much a part of this as possible, especially my two oldest daughters,” said Jackson. “My oldest daughter was saying, ‘You’ve got to leave for camp soon.’ That’s the type of stuff you’re going to remember and stuff that you want them to remember. You want them to know where you were going and helping me move in when they get older that we can talk about that. And when I’m a grandpa I can tell their children. That’s the kind of things you start to see when you’ve been around as long as I have.”

 


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CB Cockrell trained with former NFL DB

Posted by Chris Brown on July 18, 2014 – 1:40 pm

Bills 4th round pick Ross Cockrell was busy in the time he was away from the team between minicamp and training camp. He spent time on the field with a former NFL safety.

“I trained with Eugene Robinson for a little bit,” said Cockrell. “He actually coached against me when I was in high school so I knew him. He just helped me to continue to improve on my footwork and the little aspects of the game.”

Robinson played for a few teams including the NFC chorion Atlanta Falcons in 1998.

Cockrell sees his first NFL camp as a great learning opportunity with so many veteran corners in front of him on the depth chart.


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Alonso’s agent: Kiko had successful surgery

Posted by Chris Brown on July 18, 2014 – 12:54 pm

Kiko Alonso’s agent announced on Twitter this afternoon that the Bills linebacker underwent successful surgery to repair his torn ACL. Here’s what he wrote.

Dr. Andrews is one of the most renown orthopedists in the country. Alonso tore his ACL on July 1st in a personal workout. Typically surgeons need to wait for the swelling to subside in the wake of the injury before surgery can be performed.

Bills GM Doug Whaley is scheduled to address the media later this afternoon.


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Fan Friday 7-18

Posted by Chris Brown on July 18, 2014 – 11:59 am

Well Bills fans it’s here. The 2014 Bills training camp presented by Connors and Ferris gets underway with player report day today. I will do my best to keep up to date on Fan Fridays during camp knowing that’s when questions will be flying in from you folks. It just gets a bit nutty sometimes at camp so bear with me. Send your questions as always to me on email at AskChris@bills.nfl.net and on Twitter @ChrisBrownBills.

1 – Hey Chris.

I Love all the work that you do. As far as the current Bills go I had a question about the plays EJ was requesting to be removed from the offence.  I remember that he wanted ‘clean reads’.  I don’t know much about professional play structure, but I wanted to ask if, by eliminating those, does that make it easier for the defense to adjust to the play, or, more generally, how does doing that affect the defense.  Are they clean reads versus the Tampa 2, but maybe not 3-deep, etc.?

Thank you for your time.

Sincerely, Sal Prezioso
CB: I appreciate the compliment. I’ll let EJ explain what he was getting at with respect to the give and take with offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett on choosing plays to keep or remove from the game plan week to week.

“I think Coach Hackett is going to put everything on my plate that we need to win. I don’t think he’s going to be limited at all as far as his play calling,” said Manuel. “It’s just having the rapport with your coach. Sometimes there may be plays I don’t like and I’ll tell him. I know there were a few plays we came into at minicamp I just wanted to be clean, I wanted to have sharp reads. I told him hey I don’t like that play and we took it out. I think that’s having that good rapport between Coach Hackett and I.”

Having “clean reads” could mean a number of different things so we’d only be speculating as to what EJ meant exactly.

In reality taking plays out doesn’t make it easier for the defense. They still will likely not know what’s coming next. And as Manuel said very shortly after making this comment, you could have just 20 plays in a game plan and if you execute them effectively it doesn’t matter what the defense does. That was the M.O. of the K-gun offense. Fast, simple, effective.

It wouldn’t surprise me if the current Bills try to adopt a bit of that philosophy this season. Not the same offense, but the same approach.

 

2 – Hi Chris,

My question is about the general experiences that a fan from Charleston, South Carolina needs to experience (born and raised in Damascus, VA- a very small town but now, I live and have worked in SC for 7 yrs). I have been a fan since I was a kid and one of my dreams is now coming true.  My wonderful wife bought me tickets for the Minnesota game and being so far away from Western New York of course this will be my first game.

I was wondering if there are places to possibly get autographs from the team? I do have many questions but I will keep it brief; could you tell me the name of the wing place that they take the first round draft pics at? Any information would be greatly appreciated you do a great job at keeping us non-local fans informed.

Thanks,
Adam
CB: Autographs are easiest to obtain at training camp with the next best option being by good old fashioned mail. If you’ve got an item you want signed that can be mailed I’d recommend it. Just send it to the player’s attention at One Bills Drive, Orchard Park, NY 14127 with a self-addressed envelope so he can send whatever he signs back to you.

As for experiences here on game weekend Duff’s is the place to go for wings, but you’ll be able to get them right at the stadium this season at most of the concession stands. They’re the official wing of the Buffalo Bills.

The brand new Bills store will be up and running so that will be a stop you have to make. We also have the Bills Experience inside the team’s Fieldhouse on game day that is open to fans from 9:30 to 12:30 for 1 pm home games. A lot of interactive stuff is there for fans to do along with a host of vendors and you can watch the pre-game radio show on our flagship station live for the whole three hours. I’ll be there for the final hour myself so be sure to come say hello. Safe travels and we’ll see you up here on Oct. 19th!

 

3 – Hi Chris,

Looking forward to training camp and we always have a group which goes to a night practice.  Is there any information available on where and when we can get tickets?  This is the toughest part of the process as sometimes they are only in Rochester locations.  Trying to make plans, so this would be a great help.  Thanks so much.

Regards,

Cliff Miller
CB: Here is the link to all the information you’ll need on night practice tickets.

http://www.buffalobills.com/news/article-1/2014-Training-Camp-night-practice-ticket-information/22e4ada3-d208-4c65-ab50-78ab08d31747

4 – Chris,

Thanks for all of the great coverage of the Bills throughout the year. I was disappointed when I heard the news regarding Kiko;  he was all over the field last year and the heart of the defense.  However,  I feel that Bradham and/or Rivers are capable of quality play at linebacker.  Returning from a torn ACL is never easy, but do you think it is easier for defensive player to return to their pre-injury form after recovery compared to offensive players?  I just hope Kiko will be able to go sideline to sideline in the 2015 season like he did during the 2013 campaign.

Thanks,
R.J.  Westmoreland, NY
CB: I don’t know if it’s any easier for a defensive player to return to pre-injury form than an offensive player. The reason a blanket statement like that can’t be used is because every ACL recovery case is different. Every person heals and recovers differently from the next. That’s largely why physicians put a 7-9 month recovery window on ACL reconstruction patients. Some heal faster and some heal slower, so a two month window on the recovery is given. Let’s hope Kiko is a quick and effective healer.

 

5 – Dear Chris
First and foremost you’re the man. Your work ethic on providing up to date info on our squad is second to none.

My first question is why is Aaron Williams being moved to FS? I would’ve loved to see him stay at SS with Corey Graham taking FS. I thought that’s why Graham was signed. Poor Williams has had 4 new DC. And 3 position changes now.

Second has there been talk about slowing down the offense towards the end of games if we’re leading??
Last years week 1 NE game is still stuck in my head. WE HAD IT!!  But in all honesty our line should be a lot better this year so I might eat my words. Thanks again

-#1BillieverAlive
Saratoga Springs

CB: Williams is being moved to free safety to replace Jairus Byrd. Coming from a coverage background at corner, he has the athleticism and experience to cover the deep half and roll over the top of his corners in double coverage situations. The way Jim Schwartz uses safeties makes the position designations of strong and free somewhat moot. They’re largely interchangeable in his scheme.

Corey Graham will probably get a look at safety. How lengthy that look will be and how seriously he’s considered for a role at safety be it as a starter or reserve remains to be seen. Da’Norris Searcy enters training camp as the top guy at strong safety at this point. He’ll get healthy competition from Duke Williams and Jonathan Meeks.

As for slowing down the offense. If the Bills have the lead late I do expect them to go into a four-minute mode more often especially with a pound out yards rusher like Anthony Dixon now on the roster. Whether they’ll slow down the tempo is likely going to be decided on a case by case basis.

 


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Bills players confident in roster strength

Posted by Chris Brown on July 18, 2014 – 9:45 am

There aren’t many Bills players who have been on this roster much more than five or six seasons. For those that have they see this year’s roster as the strongest in quite some time.

Bills 2009 first round pick Eric Wood in an appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio believes their 2014 roster is the strongest since he’s been a part of the squad.

“I feel like we’ve been getting better year in and year out and I feel like this is the best roster to date we’ve had since I’ve been with the Bills,” said Wood. “Physically the front sevens on both sides of the ball are really good, especially our defensive line. But our skill positions are really fast and getting really experienced too. I think it’s time for us to take off.”

 


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“Holding Players to a Higher Standard”-JMS 7/17

Posted by johnmurphyshow on July 17, 2014 – 9:35 pm

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Packing up and moving the show to Pittsford and St. John Fisher College starting tomorrow but one final show before we depart. We asked the listeners what their favorite Bills Training Camp memory was. Plenty of player interaction highlighted the discussion along with some humorous stories as well.

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Our first guest was Pro Football Focus NFL Writer Gordon McGuinness. McGuinness called in all the way from his home in Scotland to discuss his recent article on the site, Position Progression: Quarterbacks. The article is a unique breakdown, using analytics, of grading a quarterback’s progression, specifically from his rookie year to his second year. Lions Quarterback Matt Stafford was used as a prime example of a rating increase during his sophomore year. Of course, we brought up EJ Manuel and McGuinness feels he will follow suite and increase his QB rating in 2014.
“I think you can definitely expect some improvement.” McGuinness said. “I think if anyone wants to look at the positives from a jump from year one to year two, we saw Matthew Stafford back in his rookie season. He graded a minus 30.8 and then took a big jump to a slight positive the next.” He also added, “While there was concern about how Manuel played at points during his rookie year, there’s definitely encouraging signs.”

 

McGuinness also noted that Stafford’s quarterback coach during that time was Todd Downing, who came over to the Bills staff this offseason to help groom EJ Manuel.

 

At the top of the first hour we were joined by former Bills Linebacker Chris Draft. Draft spent his last year in the league with the Bills during the 2009 campaign. He is now part of the NFL’s Player Engagement program, which helps players prep for life during and after their time in the NFL. Draft, now an NFL ambassador for the program, will talk to Bills players at St. John Fisher College this weekend and discuss specifically player conduct in an NFL locker room.

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“I think as we talk about not just the locker room culture and changing that but really just expanding what the workplace looks like and where you’re expected to be men. That’s from the locker room and throughout the organization and out in the community. We’re holding players to a higher standard.”

 

Draft recalled his playing time during his one season here. He reflected on the energy of the fans and Ralph Wilson Stadium. He also promoted The Chris Draft Family Foundation that he runs, which helps educate communities to make healthier choices.

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Finally, we were joined by Lauren Johnson of adweek.com. Johnson recently posted an article on the site about the future of “wearables” in the NFL. The NFL is involved with different initiatives for marketers to advance second-screen advertising. Johnson interviewed NFL Chief Information Officer Michelle McKenna-Doyle, who said the process is in place for players to wear clothing or helmets with technology embedded to help promote a product.

 

Johnson went on to say the near future could include players being outfitted with Google Glass or an alternative to interact with coaches in terms of calling in plays or even give viewers an up-close look at what a player is seeing.

 

You can hear Thursday’s entire John Murphy Show by clicking below:

 


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All four video boards in action at the Ralph

Posted by Anna Stolzenburg on July 17, 2014 – 4:27 pm

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For the first time today, all four video boards at Ralph Wilson Stadium were tested, giving a glimpse at what the stadium will feel like during the 2014 season.

We’ll let you decide for yourself just how great the four-board-affect is when you arrive at the preseason home opener on August 23, but – spoiler alert – it’s pretty powerful.

RELATED: 6 reasons to be excited about the renovations

As part of the large-scale renovations that will be completed by the start of the season, the Ralph jumped from one large west end video board and a non-digital tri-vision east end board to an even larger west end board, two additional video boards on top of the M&T Bank Club and the Time Warner Cable Club, and a now-digital video board where the tri-vision board once was. The new video boards atop the clubs on the east end will feature scores from around the league, fantasy stats, highlights from the game and much more.

From one to four HD video boards, you’ll notice a big difference in just over a month at Ralph Wilson Stadium!


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