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Fan Friday 12-22

Posted by Chris Brown on December 22, 2017 – 11:39 am

Merry Christmas and happy holidays Bills fans! Two games to go and still playing meaningful football. Don’t know if everyone expected that. Here are your questions on Twitter @ChrisBrownBills and email at

1 – @ChrisBrownBills

Besides a Bills win, what is the one thing we should be hoping for to help bills get into playoffs? I know there’s a bunch of scenarios but u get one choice.

David Ayotte

CB: Well if you’re going to pin me down like that I’d go with a Ravens loss to the Colts on Saturday. That not only gives Baltimore a seventh loss overall, but a key loss in the common games tiebreaker (should it come to that) with the Bills.

A Tennessee loss this week wouldn’t carry quite the same weight because they’re playing an NFC opponent (Rams). A Kansas City loss to Miami doesn’t carry as much importance for Buffalo either. And if the Bills win this week as you propose, it doesn’t matter what the Chargers do, so that’s my answer.

For more on who to root for this weekend, you can take a look at the full slate of games to keep an eye on right here.


2 – @ChrisBrownBills

Who gets the most snaps covering Gronk this week? White? Hyde? Milano?


CB: I’m anticipating a mixed bag of coverage assignments for Gronkowski. I don’t think there’s any question that he is the main weapon Buffalo has to stop. I believe the primary players who will be assigned to him will be Hyde and Milano, but much like they did in the first meeting, they could sprinkle some coverages in with White on him.

It’s certainly a matchup to keep an eye on.


3 – @ChrisBrownBills

What is your view on Preston Brown’s year?

JR Mauro

CB: I think Brown has had a solid season. I never believed that the problems on defense last year with illegal substitutions and guys wondering what the play call was were Brown’s fault. This year’s execution on defense is validation of that belief as I see it. Coaching was largely to blame for the defensive struggles last season.

Brown is a solid middle linebacker, who can anticipate and diagnose offensive plays and will not make mistakes. Will he ever be a dominant, take-over-a-game type backer? Probably not, but he’s a reliable performer that you can win with.


4 – @ChrisBrownBills

Two questions: 1 – Estimate on snap % for Benjamin this week?

2 – What pop tart is the best pop tart?

Joshua Smith

CB: I think a safe bet is about 60 percent of the snaps on offense. That’s where he’s been each of the last two weeks. Even in the Colts game where he aggravated his knee again due to poor footing, he played 41 snaps (61%) and last week against Miami he played 37 snaps (59%).

Regarding your second question, I’ve never been a fan of Pop Tarts, but I can tell the winning flavor in my household is Brown Sugar Cinnamon.


5 – @ChrisBrownBills

Would you trade the 2 first round picks PLUS next year’s first to the browns for the first overall pick this year?


CB: That’s a lot of draft capital to surrender. I’d be more willing to part with the two firsts and a second this year rather than three firsts. This of course is under the assumption that I’m convinced that the top QB on the board is as sure fire a franchise caliber QB as there is, not only in this year’s class, but next year’s as well. If I’m convinced I pull the trigger, even if I’ve got to throw in an extra fourth round pick or something.

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Tre’Davious up for NFL Rookie of the Week

Posted by Chris Brown on December 19, 2017 – 10:19 am

Tre’Davious White is battling for NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year honors, but this week he’s up for Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week for his Week 15 performance against the Dolphins.

White had seven tackles, a game-high three pass breakups and an interception to seal the win with under a minute to play.

White’s competition for the award this week are running backs Kareem Hunt (Chiefs), Christian McCaffrey (Panthers), cornerback Marshon Lattimore and wide receiver Keelan Cole (Jaguars).

Bills fans can vote for Tre’Davious here through Friday at 3 pm. The Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week will be announced Friday on NFL Total Access on NFL Network and on

After the regular season, five players will be nominated for Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year honors. Fans can vote for the winner on throughout the month of January.

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White’s INT ended more than Bills losing streak

Posted by Chris Brown on November 27, 2017 – 8:35 am

Tre’Davious White’s interception with 1:25 remaining in Sunday’s game to seal the win over Kansas City not only ended Buffalo’s three-game losing streak. It ended another streak for Chiefs QB Alex Smith.

Smith came into the game with the second-longest active streak of consecutive pass attempts in home games without an interception with 162 behind Tom Brady (232).

On home game pass attempt number 198, White intercepted Smith’s pass intended for Tyreek Hill and took it the other way deep into Kansas City territory.

For the record, Tom Brady’s consecutive home game pass attempt streak without an interception also ended against the Dolphins, leaving L.A. Chargers QB Philip Rivers the current leader at 126 home game pass attempts without an INT.

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White knows Cooper from their SEC matchups

Posted by Chris Brown on October 29, 2017 – 10:36 am

Raiders WR Amari Cooper certainly won’t be foreign to Tre’Davious White in the least on Sunday. The LSU product faced him in college when the two of them were playing in the SEC. What impresses White so much about Cooper’s game is his ability to just get away from coverage.

“Amari, he’s been doing it since college. I faced him for two years so I know how tough it is,” White said. “He’s one of the most talented guys I’ve ever faced. His routes are better than any receiver I ever faced going all the way back to college. He gets in and out of his breaks like I don’t know what. So we just have to try to minimize the big plays and stay on top of things.”

White is also hoping his defensive line gets their hands up in the passing lanes knowing the Derek Carr gets the ball out fast in an effort to neutralize the pass rush.

“Our defensive line is going to do a good job of getting their hands up to bat some balls or get some balls in the air,” he said.


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Why Tre’Davious chose No. 27

Posted by Chris Brown on May 1, 2017 – 1:04 pm

The reason why first-round pick Tre’Davious White chose jersey number 27 for his Bills uniform seem pretty obvious, but there were too many tie-ins for him to ignore it.

White, who wore 18 at LSU, had it down to two choices, No. 20 and No. 27. The cornerback ultimately chose 27 because he was drafted 27th overall in round one on April 27th.

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Other teams tried to get Bills pick at 10

Posted by Chris Brown on April 28, 2017 – 5:03 pm

Head coach Sean McDermott said there was a lot of interest in their pick at 10 on Thursday. Kansas City was ultimately the team that completed a trade with Buffalo, but other teams were certainly trying to do the same.

McDermott in an appearance on the John Murphy Show Friday confirmed that there were other teams calling Buffalo trying to get their pick at 10.

“We had a couple of teams that were calling and Kansas City was the best offer at the time,” he said. “There were some other players on the board that we could have easily taken, good players and that was probably the hardest part about it.”

Buffalo moved down 17 spots to 27, but was very happy with the player they got in Tre’Davious White.

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