Inside The Bills

The biggest concern for regular season

Posted by Chris Brown on August 30, 2015 – 11:31 am

Buffalo saw a couple of more receivers go down to injury in Saturday’s game with Marquise Goodwin suffering injured ribs and recent signee Austin Willis sustaining a concussion. With most of the team’s top wideouts not seeing much preseason action and unlikely to see much in the preseason finale, Rex Ryan hopes their timing in the passing game is still there.

Ryan was asked how game ready the offense is in light of their receivers not seeing much time in preseason games.

“It better be pretty darn close because here we go,” he said. “The toughest thing about this is we’ve had six wideouts out and five running backs out and that’s the toughest thing. They’re not going to play next week so the timing and all that, we’re hitting our stride with guys who are trying to compete for the back end of the roster. But our top receivers haven’t played. If there’s a concern that I have that’s the biggest concern.”

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Bills plan to cap season tickets at 60K

Posted by Chris Brown on June 15, 2015 – 11:49 am

With the Bills in a record-breaking position right now for season ticket sales, the organization has put measures in place to cap season ticket sales when they reach a pre-determined threshold.

Bills President Russ Brandon in announcing the organization’s record-breaking season ticket figure (57,500) knows it stands a good chance to go higher, and outlined at what point the club intends to cap season tickets.

“We plan on capping season ticket sales at 60 (thousand) if we get there,” said Brandon. “We’re north right now of 57,500. We anticipate that there is an opportunity that we could get there and we will cap season tickets at that point.”

Brandon also mentioned how they thought they had a chance to break the record set back in 1992 leading up to the 2008 season, but they fell just short at 56,011. Knowing the team hasn’t made the playoffs in 15 years the undying loyalty of the Bills fan base has been nothing short of overwhelming.

“We look back and the analysis over the last 17 years and our average season tickets has been 42,994, which is a pretty good foundation with the inventory that we have in the market. The team has not been to the playoffs in the last 15 years and that has been difficult for anyone who is involved in this organization in any department, but it goes back to our fans and the loyalty they’ve shown, and not just this year.”

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Bills labeled playoff sleeper

Posted by Chris Brown on March 27, 2015 – 4:11 pm

Former NFL QB turned NFL analyst Chris Simms is high on the Bills after their flurry of offseason moves from the hiring of Rex Ryan to the trades for LeSean McCoy and Matt Cassel. In fact Simms went so far as to say that the Bills have one of the most talented rosters in the league.

Simms called Buffalo’s defensive line the best in the league and also mentioned Stephon Gilmore and Preston Brown, then pointed out the skill position talent on offense, in which he listed Watkins, Woods, Clay, McCoy and Harvin.

“We didn’t even list Fred Jackson there,” shouted an excited Simms.

Simms also addressed the quarterback position. He believes Matt Cassel will win the job and lead Buffalo to the playoffs for the first time in 16 seasons.

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