Scouting

  • An edge in athleticism has landed Vladimir Ducasse in the lineup

    Throughout the preseason you may have read my words and the words of others at Cover 1 describing our bafflement at the competition between guards John Miller and Vladimir Ducasse. We didn’t believe that there was truly a competition. Miller was arguably the most consistent

  • Tyrod Taylor needs to minimize the amount of sacks he takes

    The Buffalo Bills’ record sits at 3-2 and the team can thank its defense and field goal units for that. The offense and its quarterback, by contrast, have been under fire going into the bye week.   The quarterback being under heat is nothing new

  • Running Game Failures

    Well, the Buffalo Bills have reached the bye week and, in Bills fashion, this season has had its ups and downs. But going into their football-less Sunday 3-2 probably wasn’t expected. I’ll say it: as of right now, they have overachieved, thanks to a stingy

  • DE Eddie Yarbrough vs. Falcons

    Over the last few weeks I have been raving about how good of a job the scouting/pro personnel department has done in regards to finding talent — not ‘cream of the crop’ talent, but talent that fits in terms of their character traits AND their

An edge in athleticism has landed Vladimir Ducasse in the lineup

Throughout the preseason you may have read my words and the words of others at Cover 1 describing our bafflement at the competition between guards John Miller and Vladimir Ducasse. We didn’t believe that there was truly a competition. Miller was arguably the most consistent offensive lineman last season, and his arrow was pointing up. Ducasse has been a journeyman backup and a guy most thought was brought in with offensive line coach Juan Castillo as a tag along due

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Tyrod Taylor needs to minimize the amount of sacks he takes

The Buffalo Bills’ record sits at 3-2 and the team can thank its defense and field goal units for that. The offense and its quarterback, by contrast, have been under fire going into the bye week.   The quarterback being under heat is nothing new for Taylor. He is used to being critiqued on a weekly basis. This season is a little different, however, because he hasn’t been able to lean on LeSean McCoy and the running game. At times

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Drought Pains: How Years of Constant Change Have Led To Constant Calls For Change

After losing four straight Super Bowls, and now having the longest playoff drought in all of sports, the Buffalo Bills franchise is often referred to as one of the worst, and the fans considered some of the most suffering. This emotionally-draining franchise has done quite a number on the fanbase as a whole. While Bills fans are some of the most loyal and passionate fans in the NFL, the years of shattered expectations, a revolving door of personnel, marketing pitches,

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Filmroom Breakdown: Week 5

It’s been a difficult 17 years, hasn’t it? In that span of misfortune, I don’t think I can remember a player as highly scrutinized as Tyrod Taylor. The only player I can think of as close is Ryan Fitzpatrick after he inked that ridiculous 6-year $59 million deal in 2011. Truthfully, I’m not old enough to remember the ins and outs of the 1999 season or the Doug Flutie/Rob Johnson thing, so Taylor takes the (my) cake. I already offered

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Running Game Failures

Well, the Buffalo Bills have reached the bye week and, in Bills fashion, this season has had its ups and downs. But going into their football-less Sunday 3-2 probably wasn’t expected. I’ll say it: as of right now, they have overachieved, thanks to a stingy defense that leads the league in scoring, only allowing 14.8 points/game. The @buffalobills enter the team's bye week ranked as the @NFL's top scoring defense. pic.twitter.com/UiVR8muQLs — Buffalo Bills PR (@BuffaloBillsPR) October 11, 2017  

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Flex On ‘Em – Week 6

It’s officially BYEWEEK SZN – a critical time for average and below-average teams to sneak up on an unsuspecting juggernaut weakened by a star player on bye. If you’re one of those middling teams, then it’s time to take a few chances, hoping that one of these unknown guys will blow up for a week and put you back in the race. Everybody wants to at least win their $20 league entry fee back so they can get an extra side

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The Offense Can’t Afford to Miss Opportunities

During their game against the Bengals, the Buffalo Bills’ offense squandered several opportunities to really seize control of the game, even though the defense created several turnovers, thereby creating opportunities for Tyrod Taylor and company.   But the offense struggled. The Bengals’ defense is no slouch; they are a top-five unit. The Bengals held an otherwise efficient red zone offense in the Bills to 1/3 for the day.   But on this play, the defense didn’t stop the Bills. Rather, quarterback

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The Bills Offensive Line Got Back to What They Do Well

LeSean McCoy and the Buffalo Bills’ offense currently rank 17th in rushing going into week five, a long way from their number one spot the last two years. The offensive line has had their growing pains in Rick Dennison‘s zone blocking scheme, but the staff picked the perfect week to bust out some old school concepts.   These concepts are ones that the personnel up front are familiar with. To neutralize the Falcons’ fast flowing defense, Dennison and the staff

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DE Eddie Yarbrough vs. Falcons

Over the last few weeks I have been raving about how good of a job the scouting/pro personnel department has done in regards to finding talent — not ‘cream of the crop’ talent, but talent that fits in terms of their character traits AND their skills and or abilities on the football field. The scouting department has found players who fit the coaches’ schemes exceedingly well, and the coaches have put those players in positions to succeed, despite their relatively

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Flex On ‘Em – Week 5

As always, the primary function of this column is to help you secure the bottom half of your starting lineup. Fantasy football is won and lost in WR2/RB2 and FLEX spots. The goal is to avoid being the person tweeting screenshots of a 30-point performance sitting on their bench. Racks:  Players that are in a good position to outperform their typical projections. If they’re on your squad, then Rack them into your lineup and don’t look back. Rests:  These are players

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