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Bills inactives

Posted by Chris Brown on October 19, 2014 – 11:39 am

Here are the inactives for the Bills in their game against Minnesota today.

CB Ross Cockrell
S Kenny Ladler
RB Bryce Brown
LB Ty Powell
OL Cyrus Kouandjio
WR Marcus Easley
WR Marquise Goodwin


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Hackett on using C.J. and Sammy

Posted by Chris Brown on October 19, 2014 – 10:55 am

They are two of the most physically gifted players in the entire league, but in the eyes of some C.J. Spiller and Sammy Watkins haven’t been utilized enough in Buffalo’s offense. Offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett commented on the number of offensive plays run by the Bills the participation of Spiller and Watkins in those plays.

Through the first six games Spiller and Watkins have had the ball put in their hands on 28 percent of the offensive plays run, with 107 combined carries and receptions out of 382 plays run. When asked if they need to get more involved more often Hackett said that is always the plan.

“Of course. There are all kinds of things and those kinds of things need to be executed the right way,” Hackett said. “Sometimes it looks like they might not have been a priority, but they probably were and some circumstances changed that. I think whenever you have those guys on the field you always want to try to highlight them as much as you can.”

Hackett denied that Watkins was ignored in last week’s game against the Patriots because he was being covered by Darrelle Revis.

“No, I think we wanted to utilize him in certain situations,” said Hackett. “We wanted to let him work on him a little bit and then once we came out in the second half we targeted him and he started doing a good job so it’s one of those things where he’s young and we wanted him to get a feel for everything and then we start feeding him.”

Hackett also said they’d like to feed Spiller the ball as much as possible too, but he again came back to execution.

“(C.J. is) another guy we have to keep feeding him the ball and get him up field,” said Hackett. “When you get that opportunity to make a play the key is to take advantage of it. The thing with C.J. is he wants to sometimes do too much. We always say, ‘See three, get three.’ If he focuses on that he’ll hit his stride again.”


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Orton has shifted offensive focus

Posted by Chris Brown on October 19, 2014 – 10:05 am

Whether it was intentional or not the presence of veteran QB Kyle Orton in the lineup has shifted the identity of the Bills offense a bit. They’re throwing more on first down, and overall as what was once a run heavy scheme has essentially flipped the past three games.

It began in EJ Manuel’s last start at Houston when they threw the ball 44 times, a departure from being a very run heavy club. Then when Orton entered the lineup the higher propensity to pass continued. The past three weeks the Bills have thrown the ball almost 65 percent of the time, while running it just over a shade of 35 percent (35.5%).

 

In his weekly Coffee with the Coach segment, presented by Tim Horton’s on Buffalobills.com, head coach Doug Marrone wasn’t the least bit shocked by the shift.

“I think whenever you put someone new in at that position your offensive identity is going to change,” said Marrone. “Your goals and how you want to be may not, but at the quarterback position, it’s like anything else, Kyle is not going to run around and make any plays with his feet. So you lose that, but you do gain an experienced guy in the pocket who has been playing really well for us.”

Working with Orton has been a process. After not getting any exposure or work with him through the offseason the coaches are learning as they go when it comes to what Orton likes and executes most effectively.

“For us as coaches we’re getting a better feel for him in practice,” Marrone said. “He hasn’t been here that long and he wasn’t here in training camp with us. So now after a few games we have a better feel for what he wants, where we need to go and where we can go with him.”

 


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Fitting scheme to what players do best

Posted by Chris Brown on October 19, 2014 – 9:15 am

In their thorough analysis of what’s ailing the run game, the Bills offensive coaches, including head coach Doug Marrone, are most committed to doing what fits the talent they’re putting on the field the best. What that means for today’s game we won’t know exactly until the game unfolds. Rest assured Marrone and his assistants have looked under every schematic rock.

“Scheming the run whether it’s zone or gap schemes or pulling or tossing it outside there are a lot of things you can do,” said Marrone. “Whichever one we think our backs do well we have to get them out there and give them a good opportunity. But even when you do you still need that execution from everybody.

“Everyone has what they like to do. There are certain plays that I like to run, but in the same sense you’ve got to be able to change and take advantage of your talent. We’re not trying to pound that round peg into the square hole. So we have to make sure we put them in a good position and then they have to execute.”

Offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett was also preaching execution. Coaches can only do so much in calling plays, but it’s on the players to make it happen.

“The options are always wide open,” Hackett said. “Anything you want to do as a coach you always want to think of everything, but you always have to bring yourself back to reality. You have to understand what you can and can’t do. You don’t want to overthink it. That’s a problem that coaches have at times. They try to do too much or overreact. You have to maintain a steady flow and believe that everybody is going to start working together better.”


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Why Orton wears number 18

Posted by Chris Brown on October 18, 2014 – 2:05 pm

He hasn’t worn 18 for his entire NFL career, but whenever the number has been available Kyle Orton has made sure that 18 is on his back. Here’s why.

Growing up Orton idolized Nebraska QB Brook Berringer, who stepped in for an injured Tommie Frazier back in 1995 and won eight straight games before the job was controversially handed back to Frazier. The Cornhuskers went on to win the national title that season in a 62-24 throttling of #2 Florida.

Tragically just days before the 1996 NFL draft, Berringer died when a small plane he was piloting crashed north of Lincoln, Nebraska. Berringer wore number 18, and Orton wore it as a fan of his since his high school days. He obviously still does now.

Tonight following Nebraska’s game against Northwestern, Berringer’s star-crossed college career and life will be covered in a documentary titled’Unbeaten.’ It’s scheduled to air at 10:30 pm ET. Orton was interviewed and makes a brief appearance in the documentary. Here’s a sneak peek at the program.


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Marrone has faced & beaten Bridgewater

Posted by Chris Brown on October 18, 2014 – 11:51 am

In 2012 the Louisville Cardinals were 9-0 and ranked ninth in the country when they traveled to face an unranked Syracuse squad at the Carrier Dome coached by Doug Marrone. The Cardinals, led by QB Teddy Bridgewater, found the game tougher than perhaps they imagined.

Syracuse broke a 10-10 tie in the second quarter and never trailed again. The Cardinals had no answer for Orange WR Alec Lemon, who had 176 receiving yards and a pair of touchdowns. Jerome Smith and Princ-Tyson Gulley also combined for 242 rushing yards in the game and three touchdowns in what became a convincing 46-25 upset.

Bridgewater threw for 424 yards and three touchdowns, but most of his production came when the Cardinals were already trailing. The question now is how has Bridgewater morphed and changed under Minnesota offensive coordinator Norv Turner.

“You see a player that’s progressing from the college game to the pro game,” Marrone told Buffalobills.com in his weekly Coffee with the Coach segment presented by Tim Horton’s. “He has great weapons around him. Guys with a lot of speed who if they get the ball in open areas can cause serious problems. I think he’s progressing like most quarterbacks. Coach (Norv) Turner has always done a great job with young quarterbacks and has a history of it. They’re bringing him along and working on things that he’s good at and trying to create that foundation and make things a little more difficult for the opposing defenses.”


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Robert Woods’ BOSE playlist

Posted by buffalobills.com on October 18, 2014 – 10:30 am

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This year BOSE, the Official Sound of the Bills, is going to bring insider access to fans by showing fans what songs Bills players listen to on game day.  For 12 weeks during the 2014 season, a different Bills player will be featured in the Player Playlist, presented by BOSE.  For week #7, it’s Bills WR Robert Woods.  Check out the songs Robert will be listening to on Sunday to get him pumped up before he takes on Minnesota.


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Reed to be honored at alma mater

Posted by Chris Brown on October 18, 2014 – 10:05 am

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Bills Hall of Famer Andre Reed will be receiving a pretty important honor today at his alma mater, Kutztown State.

Kutztown University’s stadium, currently known as University Field, will be named in honor of the Golden Bear alumnus in a ceremony prior to the team’s 1 p.m. game today.

The Kutztown University Council of Trustees approved the name Andre Reed Stadium at a meeting last month.

“Andre Reed is one of the best players ever to play the game of pro football, and his induction into the Hall of Fame is a testament to that,” said KU Acting President Dr. Carlos Vargas-Aburto.  “We are truly honored to name our stadium after a Golden Bear legend.”

Reed will be on hand for the festivities prior to the game.

“Andre is truly is the most decorated athletic alumnus in the history of our university,” said Greg Bamberger, KU Director of Athletics.  “He is the only Pro Football Hall of Famer ever in the long and storied history of the PSAC, and we are proud to call him a Golden Bear.”


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Kelso: “You have to win this game” – JMS

Posted by johnmurphyshow on October 17, 2014 – 5:09 pm

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Podcast edition of The John Murphy Show. We checked in with offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett after Friday’s practice session. Bills Insider Chris Brown sat down with head coach Doug Marrone for our weekly installment of Coffee with the Coach. We also gave a rundown on the news of the day from One Bills Drive and around the league including an updated injury report.

Anthony Barr, Matt Ryan

Bills radio color analyst and former Bills safety Mark Kelso rejoined the show as he sat down to give his game preview as we inch towards Sunday’s game against the Vikings. He discusses quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and what he likes from him along with their rookie running back Jerick McKinnon. As far as the defensive side of the ball, he touched on another rookie for Minnesota, first round pick, linebacker Anthony Barr.

 

“He’s a standout and a difference maker. He makes some exceptional plays. If that kid stays healthy, he is going to be an exceptional player for years to come in this league.”

 

Kelso goes more into depth on both sides of the ball and believes this is very winnable game adding, “On paper they are better than this team. It’s in your building and you have to win this game. If you don’t win this game then you have more serious problems than I suspect.”

 

Finally, VP of Operations and Guest Experience Andy Major sat down to discuss to the fans and the stadium experience as we head into the Bills fourth home game of the year. He weighed in on the Super Gates and how they have relieved the congestion of fans getting into the stadium and added that they had 95% of those entering the stadium last weekend against the Patriots in their seats prior to kick off. Major also updated the Bills Fan Advisory Board and what they will be focusing on at their meeting next week which will include the discussion of adding to the list of prohibited items.

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To hear that and the rest of Friday’s John Murphy Show podcast, click below.

 


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Kim Pegula: “Our Heart is in Buffalo”

Posted by Anna Stolzenburg on October 17, 2014 – 2:27 pm

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In her first interview since becoming a co-owner of the Bills, Kim Pegula was a guest on KISS 98.5 on Friday morning with Janet Snyder and Nicholas Pickolas.

She spoke on a number of topics, but frequently brought up her family’s love for Buffalo, its people, and of course, its sports teams.

“Timing is everything,” she said. “Just the way everything fell into place really worked out in our favor and now we get to own the team. It’s something you talk about and maybe you don’t quite think it’s going to happen but now our whole family is so excited about it all.”

Kim said her husband, co-owner and CEO of the Bills Terry Pegula, will handle “players and development and things like that” while she focuses on the organization and its business side including fan engagement. And when asked if she sees any difficulty in owning both of the major sports teams in one town, she said she doesn’t perceive it as a challenge.

“It’s very natural,” she said. “It’s like having kids. The needs are different among each one and things change all the time, so it’s just a matter of doing what needs to be done at that time. We talk about it between the two of us.”

Kim also touched on the One Buffalo campaign, launched as the Pegulas took the field before last Sunday’s game, which signifies the unity and the singular goal of the teams, the community and the city, or as Kim called it, “a celebration of all things Buffalo.”

“Our heart is in Buffalo,” she said. “It’s the people and fans that really endear us to Buffalo and to the whole the region and we wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.”

Listen to the full interview here.


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Vikes DT Floyd questionable

Posted by Chris Brown on October 17, 2014 – 2:03 pm

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The Minnesota Vikings have their share of injury issues on offense with TE Kyle Rudolph out again this week, but they could also be without DT Sharrif Floyd, who is questionable.

Floyd was again limited in practice on Friday and is 50-50 going into Sunday’s game. Also questionable is starting LB Chad Greenway, who is trying to return from a three game absence thanks to three broken ribs.

Player Pos Injury Participation Friday Game Status
Kyle Rudolph TE Abdomen/ Did Not Part. OUT
Groin
Gerald Hodges LB Hamstring Did Not Part. OUT
Jabari Price CB Hamstring Full Part. PROBABLE
Corey Wooten DE Low Back Did Not Part. OUT
Sharrif Floyd DT Elbow/Ankle Limited Part. QUESTIONABLE
Linval Joseph DT Ankle Full Part. PROBABLE
Chad Greenway LB Hand/Rib Full Part. QUESTIONABLE
Cordarrelle Patterson WR Hip Full Part. PROBABLE
Chase Ford TE Foot Full Part. PROBABLE
Harrison Smith S Ankle Full Part. PROBABLE
Michael Mauti LB Illness Full Part. PROBABLE

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Bills injury status for Sunday

Posted by Chris Brown on October 17, 2014 – 1:04 pm

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WR Marquise Goodwin, who suffered a hamstring injury in practice Thursday, is out for Sunday’s game against the Vikings. With Marcus Easley also out Buffalo has just four healthy receivers. Here’s a look at the rest of the final injury report for the Bills heading into Sunday’s game.

OUT
WR Marcus Easley – knee
WR Marquise Goodwin – hamstring
LB Ty Powell – ankle

PROBABLE
LS Garrison Sanborn – knee
S Da’Norris Searcy – knee
LB Brandon Spikes – ribs
S Aaron Williams – wrist
DT Kyle Williams – knee


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Vikings head coach has “minor procedure”

Posted by Chris Brown on October 17, 2014 – 12:38 pm

Minnesota Vikings first-year head coach Mike Zimmer is having a minor surgical procedure and is not with his team today (Friday).

That according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Zimmer as reported is expected to be back at work on Saturday.


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Fan Friday 10-17

Posted by Chris Brown on October 17, 2014 – 10:22 am

Big bounce back week for the Bills as they host Minnesota. Just have a feeling the run game will be rediscovered. On to your questions this week from email at AskChris@bills.nfl.net and on Twitter @ChrisBrownBills. Keep them coming.

1 – @ChrisBrownBills

Why isn’t Kraig Urbik starting? Is it stubbornness or the right call or something else in your opinion?

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CB: Coach Marrone has been asked about this quite a bit this season. Based on what he’s said it sounds like he and the offensive staff would like to give rookie Cyril Richardson the opportunity to grow into the position. He said as long as Richardson, and Seantrel Henderson for that matter, are still showing signs of improvement in their play they’ll remain in the lineup.

As for Urbik specifically, here is his most recent answer as to why he hasn’t considered re-inserting Urbik into the starting lineup at either one of the guard positions.

“We feel comfortable what his role is for the team right now,” said Marrone of Urbik’s role as backup center. “If someone’s not playing well or not improving, I think (a change is) a possibility. We talk about that too.  I think those (rookies) are getting better in there.  And collectively, we’ve got to keep them coming along.  It’s an option with him. We’ve got Kraig backing up a lot of positions inside.

“I think his versatility is his strength. I think he has good versatility. If we want to put him in there he has the ability to be a starter and go in there and play. He gives us experience. He’s our best option if something were to happen with Eric Wood, and to be ready in case we ever do anything.”

 

2 – @ChrisBrownBills

Will the bills be as predictable as last week? First down, run. Second down, run. Third down, pass.

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CB: Contrary to what you might think the Bills threw a good deal on first down last week. In fact on first down they had 12 runs and 15 pass attempts. Granted in the second half they were behind and had to throw more, but even in the first half they had eight runs and six pass attempts. Here were the results.

1st half  rush figures – 8 carries, 29 yds, fumble lost
1st half pass figures – 6 pass attempts, 7 yards, INT, sack – fumble lost, 2 incompletions

2nd half rush figures – 4 carries, 6 yds
2nd half pass figures – 9 pass attempts, 24 yards, touchdown, 5 incompletions

Against Detroit the week before the Bills ran on first down 11 times and threw 21 times. So until the propensity to run on first down becomes predictable we’ll take a closer look at the play calling by the offense.

 

3 - @ChrisBrownBills

How much do the Bills spend on real scouting and that’s both Collegiate & Pro CFL/NFL?

RickFreiheit

CB: There’s no way for me to get you the budget line for the Bills scouting operations, but I can tell you that the personnel department has upwards of 20 scouts, counting GM Doug Whaley. There are pro scouts, who do the advance scouting of future opponents and put together reports on every prospective free agent in the league. They will also take a look at CFL talent.

The college scouting department makes up the bulk of the group and they are scattered across the country. Each scout is assigned to region of the country and they are assigned to all the schools in their territory, with some overlap between scouts so they can get more than one opinion on a prospect.

The Bills as an organization have long believed in the value of scouting when it comes to building a roster and that has not changed one iota under Doug Whaley.
4 – @ChrisBrownBills

Why do u think they haven’t used Sammy in the screen game? It was what he did the most in college and excelled at it.

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CB: I’m not sure why he hasn’t been used more in the screen game. They have run a handful of receiver screens this season, and Mike Williams is an excellent blocking receiver as is Robert Woods. What I like most about your idea is it is an easy way to get the ball in Watkins’ hands regardless of what the opposing defense is doing coverage-wise.

You’re right he did excel at it. Whether it is something the offensive staff turns to more moving forward however, remains to be seen.

 

5 – Hi Chris,

My question has to do with the offensive line.  If Orton can improve the play at the QB position even just a little this team can make a run at the playoffs. However all the QB attention has hid some issues on the offensive line.  This offensive line is massive in size but for some reason seems to get very little push and obviously lacks in mobility compared to smaller, quicker lines.  What is most disconcerting is that when they run between the tackles there is little space for Freddy or CJ.  Most of their run yardage comes when they bounce it outside and get around the edge with their speed.  I guess my biggest problem has to do with their philosophy of getting BIG linemen as opposed to smaller more athletic guys that you tend to see on successful teams like the Patriots.  Do you think outside of QB, the offensive line is the biggest area of needed improvement and should Marrone be held responsible for this since that is his area of expertise?

Thanks,
-Danny

CB: Coach Marrone himself admitted that the line play up front needs to be better. Against some of the better defensive fronts this season Buffalo’s offensive line has had trouble winning at the line of scrimmage. It’s a bit surprising in light of their size as you mentioned. All that size has left them a bit less mobile for screens and pulls.

I agree with coach that the line play has to be more consistent and not just in the run game, but in pass protection as well. They’ve got to raise the level of play quickly, and that won’t be easy with a couple of rookies learning on the job.


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“AFC East banner would be huge”-JMS 10/16

Posted by johnmurphyshow on October 16, 2014 – 8:23 pm

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A shortened version of the show tonight, our last live show before we head into the weekend and Sunday’s game with the Vikings. The listeners chimed in with their thoughts on what they want to see from the team this week. We also heard from the players as we threw together another version of Around the Locker Room and the news of the day from the team and around the league.

Jerry Hughes, Tom Brady

Our guest tonight was defensive end Jerry Hughes who joined us in-studio. Hughes discussed his switch from outside linebacker to his current defensive end position and why he continues to have steady production. He gave his thoughts on last week’s game against the Patriots and then moved on to Sunday’s game against Minnesota. He talked about going up against Vikings tackle Matt Kalil and what he has seen from rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and how the defensive front can create pressure. Although Hughes is on pace for another season with double-digit sacks, he’s focused on getting wins first.

 

“We’re just trying to find ways to continue to win ball games and win our division. We really want to get a banner up in this building. An AFC East banner would be huge. That’s really our main focal point and our main goal is just find ways to continue to get better as the season goes on.”

 

Hughes gave praise to the defensive backs for sticking with their coverage to allow time for the defensive line to apply QB pressure. We finished our segment by asking Jerry about his favorite movies and what he has seen most recently.

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We also heard from Hamburg High School head football coach, Pat Cauley who called in to discuss this week’s Intense Milk High School Rivalry of the week as Hamburg hosts cross-town rival Frontier, Friday night. To hear that and the rest of Thursday’s John Murphy Show, click below.

 


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Bills on the radio

Posted by Chris Brown on October 16, 2014 – 5:49 pm

Here’s a look at where you can find Bills players and coaches on the local radio airwaves on Friday.

  • KISS 98.5, Janet and Nick in the morning
    • 7:00 am – Chris Hogan
  • 3 The Edge, Shredd and Ragan
    • 7:20 am – Preston Brown
  • WCMF, Break room
    • 7:30 am – Frank Summers
  • WGR 550 am, Howard Simon and Jeremy White
    • 8:10 am – Doug Marrone

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Nike uniform of week 7

Posted by buffalobills.com on October 16, 2014 – 5:40 pm

Each week Nike presents the Uniform of the Week where you’ll see a photo of the combination your Buffalo Bills will be wearing on the field.

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The uniform combo for the Week 7 game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Buffalo Bills will be the team’s white jerseys on white pants.  Shop for your own Nike jersey by clicking here

 

Here is the Bills uniform combination so far in 2014:

Week 1 at Chicago Bears: White / White

Week 2 vs. Miami Dolphins: Throwback White / White

Week 3 vs. San Diego Chargers: Blue / White

Week 4 at Houston Texans: White / White

Week 5 at Detroit Lions: White / Blue

Week 6 vs. New England Patriots: Blue / White

Week 7 vs. Minnesota Vikings: White / White


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Vikes LB Greenway hoping to return Sunday

Posted by Chris Brown on October 16, 2014 – 4:46 pm

Vikings LB Chad Greenway is trying to return from a three-game absence this week due to three broken ribs suffered back in Week 3. Minnesota defensive coordinator George Edwards (a former Bills DC) commented on his linebacker’s chances of playing Sunday against the Bills.

“Well he practiced (Wednesday) so we’ll just progress through the week and just see how he does during practice as we go through the week,” Edwards said. “(Wednesday) he practiced pretty good and seemed to be okay but we just have to follow it through the week and see how he feels as we keep going.”

Edwards believes Greenway, who practiced fully on Thursday, can make a big difference in their defensive scheme if he’s available.

Chad is a good player, there’s no doubt about it. Getting him back would be a boost for us but again, we just have to follow it through the week, see how he’s doing, see as they keep looking at him through the week, see how he’s progressing and that kind of thing,” said Edwards. “I don’t know medically all the things that they’re talking about so from that aspect of it we’ll just have to keep going and see how he progresses through the week.”

Greenway was listed as doubtful last week and did not play. He said last week that breathing is the most painful thing to do when his heart rate is up.


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Kouandjio getting work at guard

Posted by Chris Brown on October 16, 2014 – 4:31 pm

Bills second-round pick Cyrus Kouandjio has begun working at guard in addition to his offensive tackle position. Head coach Doug Marrone confirmed that the move began two weeks ago.

“Two weeks ago I had told (offensive line) Pat (Morris) obviously I work with him and I said, ‘(Cyrus) is really moving well. We need to see if we can develop him in playing tackle and guard,’” said Marrone. “If he keeps going the way he’s going we could get a spot for him somewhere just like a lot of other people.”

Marrone has had Kouandjio lined up at guard with the scout team in the practice setting.

“I think he’s done a nice job. Of any of the players who haven’t been playing I see him as one of the most improved,” said Marrone. “From what you’ve seen of him in the preseason and what you see now when you watch it, his movement skills have truly been a 180 from what we saw in preseason. So I’m really excited about that. Since his movement skills have increased we’re seeing where we can develop him and where he can fit.”

What was most encouraging to Marrone concerning Kouandjio’s development is the game is slowing down for him.

“I think for him and my conversations with him and you can ask him about it, one of the things he said to me which was most important, I asked him, ‘How’s it going?’ He said, ‘It’s getting slower for me.’ That is a good thing. As a coach that’s the one thing I always like to hear. You can see it in how he plays. I think it’s slowed down for him and in the beginning I would’ve said he can only play right tackle from what I saw. But when I saw his movement skills increase and really doing a 180 I said, ‘Let’s throw him in there because I know things happen faster.’ It’s a much harder transition from going outside to in, rather than going inside out.”

 

 


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Vikes DT Floyd unable to practice

Posted by Chris Brown on October 16, 2014 – 4:19 pm

Minnesota Vikings DT Sharrif Floyd was not able to go on Thursday at practice.

He’s struggling with elbow and ankle injuries this week. He was limited in practice Wednesday, but did not participate at all on Thursday. Here’s the rest of Minnesota’s injury report including the addition of Mike Mauti, who also was a non-participant Thursday. He has an illness.

Player Pos Injury Participation Thursday
Kyle Rudolph TE Abdomen/ Did Not Part.
Groin
Gerald Hodges LB Hamstring Did Not Part.
Jabari Price CB Hamstring Limited Part.
Corey Wooten DE Low Back Did Not Part.
Sharrif Floyd DT Elbow/Ankle Did Not Part.
Linval Joseph DT Ankle Limited Part.
Chad Greenway LB Hand/Rib Full Part.
Cordarrelle Patterson WR Hip Full Part.
Chase Ford TE Foot Full Part.
Harrison Smith S Ankle Full Part.
Michael Mauti LB Illness Did Not Part.

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