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Richie Incognito questionable for Monday

Posted by Chris Brown on November 21, 2015 – 4:07 pm

The Bills have been a relatively healthy group up on their offensive line. Entering Monday night’s game against the Patriots their most consistent offensive lineman is questionable.

Guard Richie Incognito is questionable with a shoulder injury sustained in practice this week. He was limited in practice Friday and limited against on Saturday. If Incognito can’t go Kraig Urbik would step in at guard Monday night.

Meanwhile Leodis McKelvin and Karlos Williams were both removed from the injury report. Both practiced fully on Saturday as they each returned from illness.

DT Kyle Williams – knee

G Richie Incognito – shoulder


OT Cyrus Kouandjio – knee

RB Karlos Williams
DB Leodis McKelvin

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Midseason award for Incognito

Posted by Chris Brown on November 12, 2015 – 12:14 pm

Monday Morning QB columnist Andy Benoit has handed out his NFL Midseason awards and one of Buffalo’s offensive lineman was the only Bills representative on the list.

Guard Richie Incognito was listed as one of Benoit’s two guards on his Midseason squad. Here’s what he had on Incognito for his performance thus far in 2015.

Richie Incognito, Bills
He is almost always the featured hog in Buffalo’s predominant pull-blocking concepts. Has also had a quiet season in pass protection (a good thing for an O-lineman).

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Incognito familiar with Miami coach Campbell

Posted by Chris Brown on November 7, 2015 – 12:30 pm

His familiarity with Dolphins interim head coach Dan Campbell is obvious. Richie Incognito spent the better part of four seasons in Miami. But Campbell worked with Incognito and his offensive linemates on a daily basis, so Buffalo’s starting left guard knows what makes Campbell tick. It’s also why he’s not surprised that Campbell has the Dolphins re-energized.

As a coaching intern with the Dolphins in 2010, Campbell spent a good deal of time with the offensive linemen according to Incognito.

“I love Dan (Campbell),” said Incognito in an appearance on the John Murphy show this week. “He started as an offensive line coach. He’s a pro’s pro. He played a long time in the league. He played 11 years. He’s a genuine hard working guy. He’s a guy’s guy. A guy you can go grab a beer with. He has an infectious energy where guys love playing for him. I spoke to Dan himself to congratulate him on the job.”

Incognito said that the Dolphins haven’t changed anything schematically at all, but he sees a much more motivated Miami club.

“You’ve seen that they’ve had three games with their new head coach and came out on fire,”  Incognito said. “That defense has new life, so I’m expecting a different Dolphins team. We’ve got to come out firing on all cylinders and play a complete game to build some momentum for the back half of the season.”

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Bills see unbeaten team as measuring stick

Posted by Chris Brown on October 18, 2015 – 11:12 am

It’s a team that is rolling right now. The Cincinnati Bengals are one of five remaining unbeatens in the NFL heading into Week 6. The Bills know if they can hang with this team it’ll say a lot about their fortunes for the 2015 season.

“It’s a big game for us. They’re hot, they’re playing well. They’ve been where we want to get,” said Richie Incognito. “They’ve been to the playoffs the last four years and it’s a good measuring stick for us to see exactly where we’re at because we gutted one out in Tennessee. We didn’t play as well as we wanted to play, we got the win. So coming in and playing a hot team like this that is rolling on offense and has a very sound defense, it’s a good test for us.”

Safety Corey Graham is actually happy that the Bengals kept their unbeaten record intact last week when they came back from 17 down in the fourth quarter to beat the Seahawks in Seattle 27-24.

“It’s good. I’m kind of happy that they won in Seattle and found a way to get a victory against Seattle,” Graham said. “To have an opportunity to go out there, especially as a defense and play against an offense that’s undefeated and a team that’s undefeated with an offense that’s playing well. That’s big for us.”

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Miami C Pouncey still tight with Incognito

Posted by Chris Brown on September 26, 2015 – 3:31 pm

Dolphins C Mike Pouncey is the anchor on a Dolphins offensive line still trying to jell together with two new starting guards and in all likelihood a backup left tackle Sunday. His former teammate Richie Incognito has been gone for almost two seasons, but as Incognito returns to Miami as the starting LG for the Bills, Pouncey admits he misses him as a teammate and friend.

“I can’t wait to see him. Me and Richie are friends. We always will be. Always have been. I can’t wait to see him. I miss him a lot,” said Pouncey.

Pouncey said the two of them have exchanged text messages here and there, and he’s glad that Incognito got a second chance to continue to his career.

“Richie is a good friend of mine. I wish him nothing but the best,” said Pouncey. “He’s playing good football right now. I like to watch him on film.”

When asked about the Incognito potentially getting a reception of boos in Miami, Pouncey isn’t expecting that to bother the former Dolphin.

“I’ll tell you one thing about Richie, he don’t give a damn about the crowd,” Pouncey said. “He’s going to show up to play.”

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Incognito ranks in top 3 among NFL guards

Posted by Chris Brown on September 23, 2015 – 11:13 am

We’re only two weeks into the 2015 NFL regular season, but they have been two very good weeks for Bills G Richie Incognito.

According to the film reviewers and stat crunchers at Pro Football Focus, Incognito ranks second in the league through the first two weeks in overall guard grade trailing only Cincinnati’s Clint Boling. Incognito has not surrendered a single sack, QB hit or QB hurry through the first two games.

# Pos. Name Team Snaps Overall Pass Block Screen Block Run Block Penalty # of Pen QB Sk QB Ht QB Hu
1  LG (2), RG (0)  Clint Boling CIN 134 6.5 1.4 0.0 4.7 0.4 0-0 0 0 2
2  LG (2), RG (0)  Richie Incognito BUF 131 6.4 2.8 0.5 2.7 0.4 0-0 0 0 0
3  LG (0), RG (2)  Marshal Yanda BLT 140 6.0 1.5 0.5 3.6 0.4 0-0 0 0 1
4  LG (2), RG (0)  Gabe Jackson OAK 140 5.5 1.6 0.0 3.5 0.4 0-0 0 1 0
5  LG (0), RG (2)  Brandon Brooks HST 165 4.7 1.3 0.0 3.0 0.4 0-0 2 0 2

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Rex: Incognito better than anticipated

Posted by Chris Brown on August 26, 2015 – 2:31 pm

Bills starting LG Richie Incognito came to the team as a free agent signing and after an 18-month layoff will be playing regular season football. Bills head coach Rex Ryan had faith in Incognito’s abilities, but even he admitted that the veteran guard has surpassed his expectations.

“I think Richie has kind of exceeded my expectations,” said Ryan. “I said it right when we got here. I was surprised with his condition and overall fitness. It’s that of a much younger player. You’d expect him to be physical and all that stuff, but his overall fitness level has exceeded my expectations.”

Incognito has demonstrated some leadership on a line with younger players like Seantrel Henderson and rookie John Miller. When asked how that’s possible in light of his past, Ryan said his situation in Miami doesn’t change the measure of Incognito’s experience.

“Maybe that’s one of the reasons why. He’s been through a lot. He’s seen a lot and has years of experience in this league,” Ryan said. “Just because of his so called past doesn’t mean he can’t be a leader. We welcomed him with open arms and he’s been tremendous here. Can I see him being a leader? Yeah why not?”

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Kyle, Incognito not sure bets for Friday

Posted by Chris Brown on August 11, 2015 – 3:30 pm

Kyle Williams and Richie Incognito did not participate in practice Tuesday. Both could be out a few days, which puts their status for Friday’s preseason opener up in the air.

“Richie had a thing and I never saw it, but later I guess Monday one of the running backs went into him and it looked bad on tape with his ankle, but he still continued to practice,” said head coach Rex Ryan. “But his ankle swelled so that’s why we kept him out (Tuesday). That could be a couple of days.”

Williams is in a similar boat with a quad contusion suffered Monday. The injury is considered minor, but the timing of it could compromise his availability for the preseason opener as well. Ryan was asked about Williams’ status for Friday as well.

“I’m not sure, but if it’s in question then he won’t (play),” said Ryan. “We’ll see how he progresses. I know he wants to play.”

The players who stepped in for Williams and Incognito in the lineup Tuesday were DT Corbin Bryant and G Kraig Urbik.


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Rex: Left side of OL is set

Posted by Chris Brown on August 2, 2015 – 2:54 pm

It’s only day three of training camp, but barring a 180 in performance everyone from the center to the left tackle on the starting offensive line is pretty much locked into their roles for Buffalo’s offense.

That according to head coach Rex Ryan, who confirmed that in his mind Cordy Glenn, Richie Incognito and Eric Wood are all going to be lining up where they are now in Week 1.

Ryan was asked about the competition up front and though there are some open jobs still to be won on the right side of the starting line, from the pivot to the left edge Ryan likes what he has there right now.

“I don’t anticipate Eric Wood being replaced anytime soon, but yeah you’re trying to make sure you’ve got the best guys,” Ryan said. “You know one thing for sure, Richie (Incognito), Richie’s a starter. I mean he looks as good as about any of them. Cordy (Glenn) looks really good, so we’re set there.”

Ryan said John Miller is getting pushed by second-year guard Cyril Richardson. Meanwhile at right tackle Seantrel Henderson and Cyrus Kouandjio will be battling for the starting spot there.

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Roman’s approach appealing for O-line

Posted by Chris Brown on July 11, 2015 – 10:13 am

Buffalo’s offensive line was a frustrated group last season. Their run game seemed like a weekly struggle and the variety of their attack from week to week was limited at best. Now with the addition of offensive coordinator Greg Roman, that’s all forgotten.

Roman’s diverse offensive schemes has the Buffalo’s offensive linemen excited about the prospects this fall.

“It’s just a different way of attacking defenses,” said G Richie Incognito. “You’re going to see a lot of different stuff out of us, a lot of different formations and a lot of different people moving around. There are a lot of ways to skin a cat. We’re going to be a run heavy offense, but I’ve never seen a playbook this big with as many ways to attack a defense with the run. We can attack you inside, we can come right downhill at you. We can run around you or toss the ball and circle the whole defense. We definitely have some playmakers and we’re hopeful to get the ball in their hands and get them in space.”

All that unpredictability makes it easier for the linemen to move defensive linemen off the line of scrimmage.

“That keeps us on the attack as opposed to trying to beat our head against the wall doing the same thing over and over and be really good at one thing, we’re trying to be really good at a lot of things and I think that can be really beneficial,” said Eric Wood.

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Fan Friday 6-19

Posted by Chris Brown on June 19, 2015 – 11:33 am

The mandatory minicamp is in the books. Six weeks until training camp at St. John Fisher. Let’s get to your latest round of questions on email at and on Twitter at @ChrisBrownBills.

1 – Chris,
Is there anybody that is already on the squad that might have torn up the practice fields that we haven’t heard about yet because they didn’t get much playing time?  In other words, is there anybody on the team already that you think is either in line to break out or will push a current starter for a job more than expected?

Tommy of Pittsford

CB: There were a few players who performed admirably in the spring practices that didn’t get much time on the field last year, but I caution that football in the spring is not real football, so take these names with a grain of salt.

Marquise Goodwin had a strong spring. He was turning in plays left and right in the passing game. Now keep in mind that’s without Stephon Gilmore, Leodis McKelvin or Aaron Williams running around in Buffalo’s secondary. And the pads aren’t on, which is when the game gets more physical and cornerbacks are jamming receivers a lot harder at the line of scrimmage. We’ll see what he can do at camp.

Cyrus Kouandjio, as we’ve covered on, has improved his footwork and balance a great deal. We’ll see how he does in camp, again, when the pads are on.

Two other players that I thought fared well, who could take a step forward this season are S Jonathan Meeks and TE Marqueis Gray. Both made plays in the spring practices and offer high caliber athleticism at their respective positions.


2 – @ChrisBrownBills
Is Harvin slated for both return spots or just punts?


CB: From what I witnessed at OTAs and minicamp Harvin is only being used on kick returns. The primary punt return candidates included Leodis McKelvin and Marcus Thigpen.


3 – Chris,

In light of the draft where they added 1 TE and one RB, how does this affect the final roster? Roman likes to dress/have 4 TE’s but they

currently have 5 running backs. Are Boobie/Bryce on the cut list to watch? I am not a fan of drafting a developmental running back with a history of violence against women, I don’t see the value in picking a back. Boobie plays special teams as well. Do you see O’Leary as lock to make this team too? Wondering how you might this these position groups look after the draft?

CB: Adding O’Leary and Karlos Williams just deepens the pool of talent at their positions. I like what I’ve seen from both players in the spring practices. O’Leary catches just about everything thrown to him. I agree that there will probably be four tight ends on the 53-man roster.

The tough call will be at running back where Williams has made a good case for himself. You’re also forgetting the fact that they’ll keep one fullback too who factors into the RB equation. So it’s likely they keep 4 RBs and 1 FB and 4 TEs. That could also mean the team only keeps five wide receivers. You’ve got to trim numbers somewhere else if Greg Roman’s offense needs numbers at TE.


4 – Chris,

Could you share your thoughts and insights on our offensive line expectations? Our two glaring weaknesses from last season was the inability to protect or provide the QB position ample time to develop consistency in a passing game and the lack of developing a foundation with a running game.

Many feel the offensive line play led to the lack of a better QB play although the argument could easily be spun both ways.  Yet going into this next season our offense is mostly a mystery of what to expect.

Despite the influx of talent brought in during F/A one could argue that we will be no better off than a year ago with the only hope that the new offense and scheme applied will either swing the pendulum one way or the other.  Many feel that controlling the trenches is where it all starts regardless of how skilled your skilled positions are.  Still another unsettling feeling deep in the souls of us Bills fans.

Thanks for you time and efforts.

CB: I’ll start by saying perhaps the two most important additions for the offensive line were coach Aaron Kromer and OC Greg Roman. Both know how to organize and coach line play. That’s where the two biggest improvements were made. Richie Incognito is a perfect fit for a power run game and John Miller has been widely lauded as Buffalo’s best pick in the 2015 draft and is expected to start at right guard.

With Cyrus Kouandjio showing an improved skill set and Cordy Glenn in the best shape of his life I believe the unit can take a sizable step forward this year and perhaps rebound from their 25th ranked rushing attack last season and get back into the top 10.


5 – Chris:

A couple of questions:

Whom do you think will take Dareus’ place in game #1?

Do you expect 90 players will be there the first day of training camp or will that number be reduced because of OTAs? Jeff Tuel was just released, but Matt Simms took his place.

Thanks very much.

CB: Right now the guy the Bills have penciled in to take Dareus’ spot in Week 1 is Corbin Bryant. Rex Ryan confirmed that when asked. Now will it be Bryant exclusively in that spot for the entire game? Probably not. Stefan Charles might rotate in there as well.

I do expect 90 players at training camp. Coaches like to have as many bodies as they can at camp. Knowing the Bills intend to run two team units simultaneously at camp when they go 11-on-11 in practice, having 90 players will be all the more necessary.


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Kyle: “You don’t go in expecting bad things from people”

Posted by johnmurphyshow on April 7, 2015 – 3:30 pm

The Bills got national attention in the last few months when they signed a couple of veteran free agents who’ve had trouble in the past. Guard Richie Incognito and WR Percy Harvin reportedly have had locker room issues and both have bounced around the league somewhat.

But Bills veteran Kyle Williams is certain there’s enough locker room leadership in Buffalo to prevent any problems from any new additions to the roster.

“We have a really good locker room,” Williams said this week at the start of the team’s voluntary offseason conditioning program. “A great mix of guys who are important to one another, guys that the game is important to them. Those guys coming in, they’ll see that.”

Williams has been selected a Bills team captain in each of the last four years. And he’s convinced Incognito and Harvin will not disrupt team chemistry.

“Richie was already here, he was a great teammate here,’ he said. “I haven’t been around Percy, but you talk to guys on the Jets last year and they say he was a great teammate there.”

“You don’t go in expecting bad things from people. You expect them to be great teammates and play hard and to care about what’s going on. They’ll get a vibe from the locker room and they’ll see what’s in that locker room. I’m excited to have them. They’re both great players and they’re going to help us win.”

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Incognito doesn’t remove OL from needs list

Posted by Chris Brown on February 20, 2015 – 9:39 am

The Bills first free agent signing, G Richie Incognito, certainly lessens the need Buffalo has in addressing their offensive line this offseason. However, GM Doug Whaley still intends to pursue more additions for their group up front whether it’s free agency or the draft.

“It lessens it a little bit because you’ve got a former Pro Bowl guard,” said Whaley. “It’s no mystery that our guard play was lackluster last year. We have to get better up front there’s no mistake about it and we think that’s a piece that can help us get better up front. Again we will look at everything.

“Our philosophy in building this team is to not only have great starters, but great backups. So that depth, that’s what we’re looking for. Injuries are a part of the game and if someone goes down we want that backup to go in and that expectation doesn’t dip.”

Whaley mentioned guard and tackle as position players they have in mind for the offensive line. Combine coverage is presented by NAPA Auto Parts.

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Incognito tweeting again

Posted by Chris Brown on February 10, 2015 – 9:45 am

He understandably hasn’t tweeted since March 27th of last year, but now that Richie Incognito has signed with the Bills and is back in the NFL he’s returned to the Twitter-sphere.

Incognito expressed his excitement after officially signing his contract with the Bills.

Incognito also made use of a photo from his three games with the Bills as his new avatar.

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Pegulas met with Incognito personally

Posted by Chris Brown on February 9, 2015 – 12:01 pm

The Bills have now officially signed veteran G Richie Incognito. The free agent agreed to terms over the weekend. Bills owners Terry and Kim Pegula made a point of meeting with Incognito personally to allay any concerns one might have knowing Incognito’s past.

Terry Pegula issued a statement about that meeting as the team made Incognito’s signing official Monday.

“I personally met with Richie, along with Doug Whaley, Rex Ryan and Kim regarding an opportunity to earn a spot on the Buffalo Bills roster,” said Pegula in a team statement. “Obviously, we all discussed Richie’s past experience in the NCAA and NFL.  We are convinced that Richie is prepared to move forward and has and will continue to take the necessary steps to improve himself as a person and a teammate. Following discussion with the rest of the coaching staff, we as an organization will provide him with the opportunity to do so.”

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Incognito back to Rams?

Posted by Chris Brown on March 5, 2010 – 3:25 pm

Bills unrestricted free agent Richie Incognito is reportedly drawing interest from a few teams, but could very well end up back with the team that drafted him.

According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Incognito has been told by the Rams that they might have some interest in him. How much interest remains to be seen. Head coach Steve Spagnuolo released him midseason after a second head-butting incident by Incognito cost his team valuable yardage in what wound up being a loss.

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Incognito not tendered

Posted by Chris Brown on March 4, 2010 – 4:07 pm

The team’s choices in terms of what restricted free agents got tender offers was not anything shocking. Perhaps only the decision not to tender Richie Incognito was a mild surprise.

In light of the fact that Eric Wood still has some time to go on his current rehabilitation from a broken leg, even I thought the club would perhaps tender Incognito, who could represent insurance in the event that Wood’s rehab took a bit longer than expected. But once head coach Chan Gailey indicated at the combine that both Demetrius Bell and Eric Wood were considered “ahead of schedule,” to me it signaled that Incognito was probably going to become a free agent.

And that’s what happens when there’s a new regime in place. All bets are off with people currently on the roster. The new front office wants to shape the roster the way they like it, and that has already begun with the players they have chosen to tender and not to tender.

The other three RFAs not tendered were Jonathan Scott, Gibran Hamdan and Joe Klopfenstein. They’re all unrestricted free agents now.

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Remaining free agents

Posted by Chris Brown on February 27, 2010 – 7:35 pm

With Terrell Owens, Josh Reed and Ryan Denney all told they won’t be back with Buffalo in 2010, here are the other Bills players set to hit the free agent market this coming Friday if they do not re-sign with Buffalo.

Here are the prospective unrestricted free agents.
LB Chris Draft
OL Seth McKinney
G Kendall Simmons
S Todd Johnson
SS Bryan Scott
LB Josh Stamer

Truthfully I believe the only player on this list that’s a respectable priority is Scott, who had a productive season in 2009.

Here are the restricted free agents (under uncapped rules), which the Bills have until March 4th to tender a qualifying offer to retain their rights to them. Otherwise they become unrestricted free agents on March 5th as well.

LB Keith Ellison
QB Gibran Hamdan
OL Richie Incognito
TE Joe Klopfenstein
TE Derek Schouman
OT Jonathan Scott
SS George Wilson
CB Ashton Youboty

On this list Incognito and Wilson would seem to be the highest priorities to tender with Schouman and Youboty seemingly in the next group. Keith Ellison is a productive player, but might not be a fit in Buffalo’s new defensive scheme.

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No one tendered yet

Posted by Chris Brown on February 25, 2010 – 1:59 pm

Just spoke with Bills GM Buddy Nix here at the NFL Combine and I asked him if he has tendered any of the team’s restricted free agents with qualifying offers. Here was Nix’s response.

“No, we haven’t (tendered anyone),” said Nix. “But we will. We’ll be in under the wire.”

Teams have until March 4th to submit qualifying tender offers to their restricted free agents. Among the more notable restricted free agents for the Bills are OL Richie Incognito and S George Wilson.

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Fan Friday 1-29

Posted by Chris Brown on January 29, 2010 – 4:22 pm

Hard to believe January has come and gone, but we’re less than a month away from the NFL Combine. Let’s get to your questions. Remember you can email your questions to me at

1. Do you have access to challenge flag stats?   Specifically I’m looking to find out how many challenges Dick Jauron lost this past season.

Leif M. Nelson

CB: From what I’ve been able to gather from the NFL database the Bills challenged just three plays all season in 2009, and all three were overturned. So Jauron was 3-for-3. Buffalo had the fewest challenges in the NFL last season. The Packers had the most challenges with 16. Only 11 teams in the league had 10 or more challenges 2009.

2. I was wondering why the Bills never put Maybin at linebacker? He has great speed and good size to play the position. Washington took Orakpo and made him a very productive player at LB and I believe Buffalo should have done the same with Maybin. I know with new coaches coming that things will change. Do you see them looking to make Maybin a LB? My other thought is I would love to see the Bills move Spencer Johnson to full time DE. I think he would be great. He has done a good job at DT but is a little small to play it all the time. He is very quick and would also help make the defensive line get a little bigger and more solid. Your thoughts please.

CB: I think if the Bills do in fact employ a 3-4 defensive scheme then Maybin will likely be transitioned to outside linebacker because he won’t be a fit as a five-technique DE. Spencer Johnson is perfect fit as a five-technique DE and if they go to the 3-4 you’d get your wish there too. Johnson would move to end. We’ll see how it all plays out when the new defensive coordinator is hired.

3. I believe Dan LeFevour out of CMU is the second coming of Kelly if I ever saw one !! He’s definitely a winner, has played in the elements, and look at the guys stats WOW !! The only college Q.B. to throw for 12000 yards and run for 2500 that’s pretty impressive. Just thought I would throw my two cents in after I saw Tony Pike’s name on one of the Buffalo blogs in a mock draft. After the comeback win in their bowl game too when he started out slow, what do you think about him ??
Mr. T Ft. Myers Fla.

CB: LeFevour broke most of Graham Harrell’s records and Harrell could not cut it in the CFL. He’s a coach at Oklahoma St. now. The guy that is the all time leader in total offense is a former Hawaii QB named Timmy Chang. Also did not make it in the NFL. I’m not saying that LeFevour can’t be a successful NFL player. I’m just saying you can’t be blinded by stats and assume the guy will do it at the top level. Most “experts” consider him a 4th rounder.

As for Pike I think he’s a more promising prospect with better tools. He has a better arm than LeFevour by most accounts. He has to add bulk to his frame because he is rail thin at 6’6″ 212 pounds. He’ll get broken in half in the NFL. There are questions about his passion for the game and he’s been labeled a laid back personality. I don’t know if that fits in Buffalo. He’s been called more of a third round pick.

4. Chris,
Would the Bills have any interest in prying David Carr from the New York Giants?  I think he would be better than anyone we got and a perfect stop gap until we find our franchise QB.  Also, what are the options of the Bills trading Lynch or Evans for draft picks?  I really feel bad for Evans because the guy hasn’t had a quality QB his entire career here.

CB: The Bills would not have to do any prying. Carr is going to be an unrestricted free agent in March. Personally I’m not a big fan. It’s hard to believe that his performance will be dramatically better than it has been in the past. I know Chan Gailey has proven over the years that he can do more with less, but I’d rather have Trent Edwards than David Carr, provided Edwards returns to more of his 2007 or 2008 form.

As for trading Lynch and Evans, I would say unequivocally no on Evans. Lynch is a bit tougher to figure with the new regime in place. Both Buddy Nix and Chan Gailey mentioned character and Lynch though he’s a gamer on the field has had some off field issues. Whether that is an issue for the Bills new decisions makers remains to be seen.

5. Hey Chris,

I was wondering what you thought about the chances we keep Incognito next yr. From what I saw of him the guy is a football player very physical and tough which is what we were going for when we drafted Eric Wood last yr. Now that we have 2 of the same types of guys at one postion do you maybe see the Bills moving Eric to be the starting center? After all I think that would give us 3 really mean guys in the interior that could give all the big nose tackles we face every year fits. Just wondering if you had any idea on what was going to happen cuase id hate to see a guy as promising as Incognito not playing or even worse get cut from the roster.

Garrett from Pa.

CB: I believe Incognito will be a priority for the team. I thought he fared pretty well for having to come in on the fly and learn the blocking scheme. He’s got the right attitude for playing in this town.

More important is due to the uncertain timetable as to when exactly Eric Wood is going to be back Incognito represents valuable insurance in the event that Wood’s recovery is lengthy.

I should also mention that Incognito is capable of playing center as well and could be a depth option in the pivot behind Geoff Hangartner.

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