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Fan Friday 11-4

Posted by Chris Brown on November 4, 2016 – 2:25 pm

Prime time game for the Bills on Monday night. Tough place to play, but hopefully they put their best performance together in all three phases for this one. Let’s get to your questions from email at AskChris@bills.nfl.net and on Twitter at @ChrisBrownBills.

1 – @ChrisBrownBills do you see the #bills picking up Tyrod’s option if they finish at or below .500 & don’t make playoffs?

Ben Reich
@Ben_Reich

CB: I know there have been a lot of opinions about where this team should go with Tyrod Taylor moving forward. The expectations were high and the passing game has taken a step back this season. I don’t think there’s any debate about that. Not having Sammy Watkins in the lineup is certainly a factor, along with just about every member of the supporting cast in the passing game missing some time.

Here’s what every Bills fan that wants to move on from Tyrod Taylor needs to think about no matter what the Bills record is at the end of the season.

Can you do better?

I understand fans WANT better production and more consistent production from the quarterback position. But the bigger question is CAN you find better production and more consistent production in another quarterback?

Any quarterback in the draft is just a projection, an educated guess. Set to become free agents are QBs like Case Keenum, Kirk Cousins, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Brian Hoyer (injured), Geno Smith, Blaine Gabbert, Christian Ponder.

Everyone has an opinion on the quarterbacks listed above, but one would be hard pressed to say that you could do better drawing from that list.

I do still want to see more from Taylor and there’s a half of a season to play. So let’s see what he provides and hopefully it convinces everyone one way or the other.

I just think before anyone decides to toss him overboard that you see what the alternatives are and think long and hard about what you’re wishing for and what’s really out there.

 

2 – @ChrisBrownBills 

It seems as though @ajwilliams23 was the leader in secondary, who do you see stepping up and fillin that leader role #Bills

Nick amidon@namidon1004

CB: As we covered in our daily Bills Today column earlier this week, Robert Blanton is going to be the primary replacement at safety and will line up alongside Corey Graham in the secondary at safety. Aaron Williams is a loss from the defensive backfield.

As far as leadership however, Corey Graham is a more than capable leader and a vocal one at that. So in terms of veteran leadership they’re covered there.

 

3 – @ChrisBrownBills 

Is Dareus tradeable this offseason? Large contract to unload but even if we could walk from it for someone else with those $

BC72
@bchud1972

CB: Short answer here. Not tradeable. If you traded him you would have more than $45M in dead money accelerate onto your cap. Not a viable option. Not an option next year either. Dead cap money would still be upwards of $32M.

 

4 – @ChrisBrownBills what should we expect from Percy this week? What’s the timetable on Sammys return?

Jon Snow 2016@RobRage38

CB: I think if Harvin plays we’re going to see a package of plays from him, something like 15-20 plays. While he is in shape to perform like we’re used to seeing Harvin perform, I don’t think he’s in the kind of football shape that would allow him to play 50-60 plays on Monday night. I think you risk exposing him to injury if that kind of demand is put on him after not being in a football setting for more than a calendar year.
5 – @ChrisBrownBills Is Reggie Bush going to be KR/PR? Powell?

Kevin@KevinMassare

CB: With Brandon Tate not expected to play Monday night (concussion protocol) Reggie Bush would be the next man up on kick return. Mike Gillislee is another consideration there. If he dresses for Monday night there’s always a chance that Percy Harvin gets a crack on a return as well.

 


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Dolphins had different approach to Tyrod

Posted by Chris Brown on October 24, 2016 – 8:35 am

Thus far this season most defenses facing the Bills have tried to hem Tyrod Taylor in the pocket and force him to make throws from there. Miami had a completely different tact in trying to render Taylor ineffective as a passer.

Miami’s defense purposely tried to flush him out of the pocket with pressure to one side or the other and then tried to out flank him on the perimeter.

“We wanted to get him off the spot and obviously force him to run a certain way,” said DT Ndamukong Suh. “Don’t allow him to pick and choose. If he’s going to sit back there then obviously make a play, but if, whether or not, coming from either side, we’re going to force him to go to one side or the other so we can bottle him up more or less.”

Taylor was sacked four times in Sunday’s game and took eight hits from pass rushers.


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NFL & NFLPA make concussion protocol enhancements

Posted by Chris Brown on October 19, 2016 – 1:41 pm

The NFL and NFLPA issued a joint statement on the handling of the concussion protocol involving Cam Newton in Week 1 and Bills QB Tyrod Taylor in Week 2. Here were their findings on head referee Ed Hochuli’s decision to remove Taylor from Buffalo’s game against the Jets.

The NFL and NFLPA have conducted reviews of the application of the Concussion Protocol in the September 15th Bills-Jets game. That review showed Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor sustain a big hit that included helmet-to-helmet contact.  Mr. Taylor seemed to be unsteady on his feet.  Prior to any actions by the club physician, Booth ATC Spotter and/or UNC, referee Ed Hochuli directed Mr. Taylor to the sideline for the required sideline examination. The club medical team and UNC reviewed the video and conducted the required examination, cleared Mr. Taylor and returned him to the game.

The league and the Players Association review also said that the parties involved acted appropriately in the Cam Newton case as well and that the delay in examining Newton on the sidelines was due to a technology glitch when the UNC and team doctor for the Panthers requested video replay of the hit sustained by Newton and could not review it in a timely fashion. The NFL & NFLPA statement concludes by saying they have implemented enhancements to the concussion protocol which will be the below.

2016 CONCUSSION PROTOCOL ENHANCEMENTS 

  • Concussion Protocol to require the Booth ATC Spotter to remain in contact with the club medical team and provide video support until the medical team confirms that a concussion evaluation has occurred;
  • The NFL Head, Neck and Spine Committee, together with the NFLPA Medical Director will conduct a conference call with all UNCs to review changes to the Concussion Protocol;
  • The NFL, in consultation with the NFLPA, will use Referee Ed Hochuli’s actions in Buffalo as an example of the appropriate application of the Concussion Protocol and proactive officiating in this realm as part of its continuing training of game officials;
  • The NFL and NFLPA are reviewing the merits of supplementing the Booth ATC program with a Booth UNC program as part of their continuing evaluation of the Protocol to ensure the best possible care of our players. 

 


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Final look: Taylor, Douzable with solid play in Wk 6

Posted by Chris Brown on October 19, 2016 – 9:59 am

In the final review of Sunday’s blowout win over the 49ers, while Tyrod Taylor’s passing numbers didn’t pop off the stat sheet they were very efficient. Proof of that comes in ProFootballFocus’ game review of the win.

They pointed out how effective Taylor was in moving out of the pocket and making plays, by buying time and spotting targets downfield.

When blitzed he completed 83 percent of his throws for 133 yards and two touchdowns, which goes to show that Tyrod is comfortable when he’s moving the pocket. Going into today Taylor had the highest time to throw in the league at 3.22 seconds, most of that being contributed to him moving around giving his receivers time to separate. When he attempted passes 10 yards or farther down the field, there was success to be had as he completed five of seven for 103 yards and a TD. 

On defense it was Leger Douzable who was an under the radar performer in the win.

Douzable was especially effective against the run, earning an 83.9 run defense grade to lead the Bills defensive line. Douzable only had two tackles (both of which went for stops) but he dominated the interior of the 49ers offensive line all game long, squeezing gaps shut and clogging up the point of attack. 


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Bills family supports Eric Wood at Flights & Bites

Posted by Kelly Baker on October 18, 2016 – 4:27 pm

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Bills center Eric Wood hosted his second annual Flights and Bites event in downtown Buffalo on Monday, Oct. 17. The event, which followed the team’s big win over the San Francisco 49ers, featured many players who chose to spend their time off supporting their teammate. Coming together for a good cause, the evening consisted of both silent and live auctions to benefit the Eric Wood Foundation, which seeks to provide aid to families of sick children.

“Just a fun…Monday night, (it’s a) chance for a lot of the guys and coaches to come out and interact with a lot of the fans and raise money for sick children and their families here in Western New York,” said Wood. Especially after a win yesterday (Sunday, Oct. 16), the spirits are always high and people are in the giving spirit in times like that.”

The support from the Bills family proved truly tremendous, as over 30 Bills players and coaches attended the event. The turnout included, Bills general manager Doug Whaley, head coach Rex Ryan, offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn, quarterback Tyrod Taylor, safety Aaron Williams, guard Richie Incognito, defensive tackle Marcell Dareus, wide receiver Marquise Goodwin, linebacker Reggie Ragland, safety Colt Anderson, cornerback Kevon Seymour, linebacker Lorenzo Alexander, kicker Dan Carpenter, defensive tackle Kyle Williams and many more.

For more information on the Eric Wood Foundation, visit here.


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Taylor tops all QBs in rush yards

Posted by Chris Brown on October 17, 2016 – 2:12 pm

Most who have watched Buffalo’s games over the past year know they have a quarterback who can pick up yards on the ground. Through the first six weeks of the season, Taylor leads all NFL QBs in rushing yards.

Taylor has 236 yards on the ground on just 34 carries to average 6.9 yards per rush. He has a long of 49 yards and a rushing touchdown to his credit as well.

When it comes to rushes per game however, Taylor is third (5.7). The recently benched Blaine Gabbert (7.8) and Cam Newton (6.2) are the only QBs who run more often than Taylor.

The next closest quarterback in terms of rushing yards is Tennessee’s Marcus Mariota with 196.

 


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McCoy: I should’ve had 200 yards rushing

Posted by Chris Brown on October 10, 2016 – 12:16 am

Bills RB LeSean McCoy, was once again a dynamic weapon for Buffalo on the ground. Without him they probably don’t win Sunday’s game at L.A. He was averaging 9.6 yards per carry until he came out for the last series of the game and had a couple of carries for losses. So he finished with 150 yards even on 18 carries to average a shade over eight yards per rush. It was his fifth 100-yard rushing day for the Bills, but as has been his habit he can’t seem to enjoy them.

After games, even wins, McCoy is always critiquing his performance, and if there’s one play where he felt he left yardage on the field he’s on it quicker than he gets to the line of scrimmage. When asked Sunday after the game if his performance was his best in a Bills uniform he responded this way.

“I guess stats-wise, but there were some plays I missed,” he said. “I could’ve had like 200 yards. Just small things. I get so wrapped up in trying to make too many plays. Sometimes you do things where you make it hard for yourself. There were some plays where I could’ve picked up 10 or 15 yards and they had it blocked up and I just didn’t make the right cut.”

McCoy put the blame squarely on himself saying the line blocked well most of the day. There were some run plays where he was just a shoestring tackle from breaking to go the distance. Still, his 53 and 24-yard runs that each set up first-and-goal situations were two of the three-longest plays from scrimmage on offense for Buffalo.

He also had a key blitz pickup on a 3rd-and-19 in the first half that allowed Tyrod Taylor to escape the pocket and convert at 3rd-and-19 with a 22-yard scramble for a first down. That drive resulted in a touchdown.

“LeSean has been playing very well,” said Tyrod Taylor. “Guys in the backfield have been playing very well. The guys up front have been blocking and creating holes for LeSean to do the things that he’s been doing. He’s been playing with an extra gear to his game I guess you would say. But he’s definitely going out there and making plays and giving us offense.”

About halfway through his postgame press conference with the media, McCoy finally stopped with his self-criticism and took a moment to recognize the importance of the win on the road.

“A win is a win,” he said. “To get up here and nitpick about this and that. We got a ‘W’ against a good team, a 3-1 team. L.A. trip, we could’ve let all the distractions get to us and the long flight, getting in the day before. We didn’t do that. We made no excuses. We came out with the mindset to get a victory and that’s what happened.”


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Bills saw McCoy as big mismatch in pass game

Posted by Chris Brown on October 2, 2016 – 10:21 pm

Getting LeSean McCoy in space was not something the Patriots defense was going to allow in the run game, so Buffalo’s game plan was to get McCoy on the edges by leaking him out of the backfield to catch passes and when he did he was a matchup nightmare for New England.

McCoy caught all six passes he was targeted with in the game including the seven-yard touchdown catch to cap the opening drive.

“Scheme-wise they basically took away the back side so it’s him or (Charles) Clay at that point,” said Tyrod Taylor of the touchdown play. “But he won right off the line. It’s a natural pick. Nothing illegal, it’s a natural pick off the rub and while he was running that route it freed Shady up.”

As for the game plan putting McCoy out in space against a linebacking corps that only has one superior athlete in Jamie Collins made too much sense.

“Just to get the matchups,” said McCoy of why they did it. “Ninety-one is a hell of a player, Collins. Hightower is very good himself. But those guys are bigger and are more fit for the run (game) and kind of stand up backers at that. So we wanted to try to get the matchups one on one and we got them and got the best of them.”

 

 

 


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To spy or not to spy Tyrod

Posted by Chris Brown on October 2, 2016 – 10:25 am

Through the first three games of the season when Tyrod Taylor has dropped back to pass he’s had a linebacker spying him at times. Not often, but enough in Week 1 and Week 2 to keep Taylor from really victimizing Baltimore and the Jets in the first two games this season.

Last week against the Cardinals, there wasn’t much spy at all and Taylor rolled up more than 70 yards on the ground including a 20-yard touchdown run on a broken pass play.

That kind of production all but guarantees Taylor will be seeing a lot more linebacker spies when he drops back to pass moving forward. When asked what he’s expecting from New England, Taylor said a little bit of everything.

“They mix it up and I definitely anticipate they’re going to mix it up this time around too,” Taylor said.

Taylor doesn’t believe that opponents will do a lot of spying on him simply because to do so they have to commit their most athletic linebacker. That takes their best cover linebacker out of the equation and as Taylor sees it that’s fine by him.

“If you have your second-best cover linebacker on Shady that’s to our advantage,” said Taylor.

Regardless of what kind of advantage it might present to the Bills offense, head coach Rex Ryan believes Taylor’s production last week will compel opposing defensive coordinators to spy Taylor at times even if opponents have to commit their most athletic linebacker.

“We can expect a lot more of it, especially in the passing game,” said Ryan. “That’s when we’re going to see it the most. The thing is the guy that you usually put a spy on him has to be one of your best athletes or he’s not going to be able to keep up with Tyrod. But it is something we definitely have to expect.”


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New emphasis in pass game for Tyrod

Posted by Chris Brown on October 2, 2016 – 9:37 am

After the first three games there are Bills fans concerned about Tyrod Taylor’s passing game production. New offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn is presenting a new emphasis to Buffalo’s QB as he steps up to the line of scrimmage pre-snap in an effort to help Taylor make more plays in the pass game.

Lynn was asked about developing an identity for Buffalo’s offense, but balance is what he is really striving for and he know he has to get more pass game production to complement their strong rushing attack. Lynn said he’s got Taylor taking a different approach to surveying the defense.

“We have to be able to run the ball playing in this part of the country, but at the same time if you want to be an explosive offense you have to be able to go down the field with the ball,” said Lynn. “You have to hit outside the hashes and the middle of the field. We are working on balance and more flexibility at the line of scrimmage to run, versus right to run looks and to pass versus pass looks, and to take advantage of matchups. That’s something we’re really stressing with Tyrod is to see the matchup. Forget the read, go to the matchup.”


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Prepped for headset issues

Posted by Chris Brown on October 2, 2016 – 8:05 am

It’s only been one game that offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn and Tyrod Taylor have communicated through the headset as coordinator and quarterback. They’ve kept communication minimal in an effort to get in and out of the huddle as efficiently as possible. Last week the operation was much better than in Week 1 or 2. But will they be prepared if perhaps the headset communication is “malfunctioning” as it has been known to do for visiting teams at Gillette Stadium?

“For sure. Yes,” said Taylor. “It’s a good thing that I wear a wristband. Each week we go into the game with the mindset that something will happen and we can go off the wristband with signals from the sidelines. We’re prepared for that.”

By having the play calls on the wristband, whether it’s Lynn on the headset or QBs coach David Lee on the sideline they can just signal a number for a specific play in the game plan that’s in a numbered list on his wristband.

Coach Lynn also reduced the communication further between him and Taylor regarding personnel groupings. That will be communicated from the sideline via signals.


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Fan Friday 9-30

Posted by Chris Brown on September 30, 2016 – 11:45 am

It’s just about October and the Bills have a giant division game Sunday at ‘The Razor.’ Let’s get to your questions from email at AskChris@bills.nfl.net and on Twitter at @ChrisBrownBills.

1 – @ChrisBrownBills chances the #bills shut down Watkins the entire year? Curious as to why no urgency in adding another WR with 2 down?

Frank Miosi@miosi37

CB: I don’t think the Bills are at that point yet, but I’ve got to believe that if the medical staff gets to a point where they determine that Watkins’ foot even with rest is not improving to where he can play on it then the discussion to shelve him for the season could come up.

I’m not a doctor so I’m not going to pretend to know the protocol for how that decision is ultimately reached. But it Watkins can’t play this Sunday after not playing on it for 17 days it could beg the question if the foot will ever be good enough to play on in its current state.


2 –
@ChrisBrownBills with the poor QB play, what are the chances the Bills get serious about the position, be it thru a trade or the draft

Uncle Rico@RckyMtnBillsFan

CB: I don’t believe after three games that the Bills are actively seeking other options at quarterback. I do believe they need more passing game production out of Tyrod. I like Anthony Lynn’s approach with Taylor of identifying the best matchup pre-snap instead of working his way through the reads. Find the best matchup and exploit it.

The trade market on quarterbacks is typically limited unless someone wants to give up a lot, like Minnesota did to save what they believe can still be a playoff run type season. I believe much like everyone anticipated Tyrod will be given this entire season to prove he can advance his game and take the next step. If he can’t then perhaps a change in course will take place like you’re describing.

 

3 – @ChrisBrownBills #bills how will the bills defense attack qbs since both have quick release and can run?

lisa marinucci@LisaNucci1967

CB: Buffalo’s defense relies on disguise and a multitude of looks to slow the opposing quarterback down just enough with his decision making for pressure to get there and disrupt the opponent’s passing game. Properly utilized in the right down and distance situations this can be very effective.

Through the first three games the Bills have been more aggressive with their blitz packages on the whole. Even early in the Jets game they brought some pressure just to disrupt the timing of the Jets pass game. I suspect there will be pressure packages and some new looks from Buffalo’s defense for the Patriots QB this week whether it’s Garoppolo or Brissett.

 

4 – @ChrisBrownBills was our “great secondary” a product of getting pressure rushing only 4?

Steve Tucciarello@24Tuch24

CB: I don’t think anyone will argue that the improved pass pressure helped last week. But I will also say that Buffalo’s coverage players made more plays on the ball even when the pressure wasn’t generated up front. Against the Jets there were jump ball situations where the Bills corners and safeties just didn’t win. Against the Cardinals more often than not they did.

Perfect stat line to illustrate that – passes defensed.

Against the Jets – 4 pass breakups, 0 interceptions on
Against the Cards – 10 pass breakups, 4 interceptions
5 – @ChrisBrownBills has Spikes contributed to our better run defense so far this year or has it been more the change to full 3-4?

Sean joyce@Seanjoy93765788

CB: It has unquestionably been the scheme. The defensive unit just looks more comfortable in this run front defensively. The defensive linemen have done a great job of constricting the rush lanes in this scheme. Preston Brown and Zach Brown have been the biggest factors at the second level. Brandon Spikes has only played 13 of 224 defensive snaps so far this season. He was inactive in Week 2.

Spikes has been used as a strong side OLB up on the line of scrimmage on obvious run downs in the limited time that he’s been on the field defensively. I think that’s a good spot for him since he’s a bigger LB and can set the edge. He could have a bigger role this week if LeGarrette Blount is on the field as much as he’s been for the Patriots over the first three weeks of the season.

 


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Belichick talking up Bills run game

Posted by Chris Brown on September 27, 2016 – 8:45 am

He probably would’ve spoken highly of Buffalo’s run game anyway, but in the wake of their 208-yard rushing day in Sunday’s win over Arizona, Bill Belichick was quick to explain how challenging the Bills rushing attack is with LeSean McCoy and multi-dimensional QB in Tyrod Taylor.

“Their running game definitely gives you a lot of problems, and in addition to (Tyrod Taylor and LeSean McCoy) the overall scheme that they employ is challenging as well,” said Belichick. “Read options schemes, zone schemes and then some blocking scheme plays, double team pullers, combination blocks. They have all that. I also thought that Gillislee gave them some good strong runs in short yardage and red area situations as well. Obviously McCoy is as good as it gets. The production that he’s had is outstanding. He’s a very difficult guy to handle. They give you a lot of different problems between not only the different players, but the different schemes that they employ.”


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Biggest offensive change expected? Tempo

Posted by Chris Brown on September 25, 2016 – 10:35 am

The personal preferences from the Bills offensive playbook by new offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn will obviously change what Buffalo’s offense runs on Sunday. But the biggest change is expected to come in the functionality of the Bills attack, especially when it comes to tempo.

The first two weeks of the season getting in and out of the huddle has been an issue. It hasn’t afforded Tyrod Taylor much time to survey the defense before the snap and call an audible or check at the line. Coach Lynn intends to change that, something that has been confirmed by Taylor and head coach Rex Ryan.

“I think number one the tempo will be faster,” said Ryan. “That’s what we’ve stressed to our players and then there are going to be some different ways that we’re going to attack.”

“I definitely think we’ll speed up the process and push the tempo,” said Taylor.

Lynn doesn’t just want the offense operating at a quicker pace, he wants to see long drives, something that’s been noticeably absent from Buffalo’s offense.

“I want to play smart, physical football,” said Lynn. “I want to be explosive down the field, and right now, I just want to stay on the damn field. That’s what I want to do. So, we’re going to play a little bit faster and see if we can put a little pressure on the defense and just execute.”

 


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New Era cap designed by Tyrod on sale today

Posted by Chris Brown on September 25, 2016 – 8:13 am

There will be a newly designed Bills cap making its debut at New Era Field today.

New Era is unveiling a new Bills cap that was designed by QB Tyrod Taylor and it will be on sale at New Era Field today. Here’s a look at the cap, which incorporates elements of the Municipal flag of Buffalo (lightning and stars).

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Taylor: It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish

Posted by Chris Brown on September 21, 2016 – 6:09 pm

Bills QB Tyrod Taylor will be the first to admit that an 0-2 start is nothing to be proud of, especially the way the offense has played as they rank last in the league in plays per game at 49 on average through the first two weeks. But Taylor believes with 14 games to change the conversation there’s still time to turn their season around.

“Every game is important in this league, whether you go 0-2, 0-3,” said Taylor when asked about the prospect of still being winless after Sunday. “Of course you never want to start off the season with losses, but it’s not about how you start, it’s about how you finish. We have to do whatever it takes from here on out to get back on the winning side, so every game is important.”

The Bills know converting on third down is job one on offense, where they currently rank 29th in the league.


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Tyrod’s brief exit was call made by Hochuli

Posted by Chris Brown on September 16, 2016 – 1:19 am

In the fourth quarter Tyrod Taylor was escorted off the field after he took a sandwich hit from a couple of Jets defenders on a tackle. Head referee Ed Hochuli walked Buffalo’s quarterback to the Bills sideline and he was promptly examined. The decision however, wasn’t made by any independent neurologist on site. It was made by Hochuli.

“It was a call he made,” said Rex Ryan of Hochuli. “Our quarterback took a shot and it was like, ‘Okay we get it,’ and EJ went in there. I certainly understand that and I’m all for that. They told me that he took a good shot and I certainly get that. This should be about protecting the players and Hochuli explained that to me and I certainly understood.”

Taylor missed two plays before he was declared safe to re-enter the game.

“It’s protocol because I got hit. He said he thought I was a little woozy on the ground,” said Taylor. “You never want to come out in the middle of a series especially in a close game, but I understand it’s protocol so I have to deal with it.”


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Mental reps must translate to physical execution

Posted by Chris Brown on September 14, 2016 – 3:40 pm

On a short week the Bills, and the Jets for that matter, have to switch their approach to mastering the game plan to the mental side. The players’ bodies have to recover after just playing on Sunday. Running around on a practice field in the three days between the games is unrealistic. Reduced to walk through sessions and a whole lot of work in the film room, mental reps must now translate to the field for the game tonight.

Tyrod Taylor admits that’s easier said than done.

“Just trying to get everybody to focus in and understanding that it may not be a physical week, but it definitely is a mental one,” said Taylor. “Keeping everybody on the same page. Sometimes you have to talk through routes, have to spend the extra time in the film (room) talking with coaches. Just trying to pick their brains and try to stay ahead. So I just try to relay to the coaches what we like and what we don’t like.”


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Roman: We’ll do a better job

Posted by Chris Brown on September 13, 2016 – 2:19 pm

No one needs to tell Bills offensive coordinator Greg Roman that a lot of things need to be better on his side of the ball. Protection, blocking, ball location, reads, play call delivery, execution. It all has to improve in Week 2 Thursday night against the Jets. Roman believes their play will be better.

“We looked at it, evaluated it,” said Roman of their game last Sunday. “I told the players, the way I look at it, it all starts with me. If we all look at it like that, we’re going to be able to get done what we need to get done. I’ve got to do a better job, it’s that simple. Collectively, we’ll do a better job.”

When it came to lessons learned in Week 1, Tyrod Taylor said it was simple.

“We’ve got to take advantage of every opportunity that’s given. There are only a certain amount of plays in every game and that game boiled down to about four or five plays that if we could’ve been better on it would’ve changed the game.”

 


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Reed: Taylor is ready

Posted by Chris Brown on September 11, 2016 – 11:00 am

When they were teammates in Baltimore, Ed Reed told a young Tyrod Taylor to always be ready, that his time would come. Now both return to the place where that message was first delivered when Taylor was still a backup quarterback. Is Taylor ready? Ed Reed says absolutely.

“I talked to Tyrod and he’s pretty much cool,” said Reed of Taylor’s demeanor this week. “Tyrod is a leader. This is something that he probably never saw coming when he was at Baltimore, but it’s part of the game and he knows he has a job to do. Tyrod is a player. He wants to perform well He wants to play well regardless of who he’s playing. He’s going to give his best.”


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