Posts Tagged ‘Buffalo Bills’

Bills confident in LeSean McCoy despite suddenly crowded backfield

Saturday, July 20th, 2019

For the last three seasons, LeSean McCoy has been the man. Commanding a vast majority of the team's carries, he has long been the Buffalo Bills' most talented skill position player. With several new additions in the backfield, McCoy won't see the lion's share anymore.

Buffalo Bills sign safety Coleman after Rafael Bush retires

Friday, July 19th, 2019

The Buffalo Bills have signed safety Kurt Coleman to replace Rafael Bush after Bush unexpectedly announced his retirement less than a week before the start of training camp. The Bills announced the moves Friday in placing Bush on the reserve/retired list. Bush had seven starts in 15 games during his one and only season with Buffalo last year.

Raiders G Incognito suspended first two games of 2019

Friday, July 12th, 2019

New Oakland Raiders guard Richie Incognito will have to wait a few weeks to make his debut with his new team after he was suspended for the first two games of the 2019 season. The discipline, for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy, comes three months after he pleaded guilty in Arizona to three misdemeanors, two of which involved his 90-year-old grandmother. Incognito, 36, pleaded guilty to a pair of Class 1 misdemeanors after he punched a hole in the wall of his grandmother's Arizona home in August of last year and damaged the control box of a security system.

AFC East Power Rankings: Where the Jets stand before training camp

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

New England Patriots - 2018 record: 11-5 Ordinarily, you'd expect any team to struggle to overcome the loss of key contributors like Trey Flowers, Rob Gronkowski and Trent Brown, among others. However, the Patriots have traditionally had no problems integrating replacements for their departing stars. After missing his rookie year through injury, the Patriots have confidence that last year's top pick Isaiah Wynn will fill in for Brown at left tackle, while a 2019 rookie - Chase Winovich - might be one of the players who replaces some of Flowers' production.

Where does Patriots offensive line rank among NFL’s best? Pro Football Focus weighs in

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

The New England Patriots offensive line really shined in the playoffs last year, and it was a crucial component in the team winning Super Bowl LIII over the Los Angeles Rams. The Pats o-line yielded only a single sack all playoffs and paved the way for the team to dominate opponents on the ground with 485 rushing yards and nine (!) touchdowns, four more scores than any other postseason participant. New England's group also excelled in the regular season, helping the team earn an 11-5 record with the fifth-most rushing yards per game and the third-fewest sacks allowed.

NFL International Combine headed to Germany

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

The NFL International Combine is headed to Germany for the first time. The showcase is similar to the annual NFL Combine that takes place in Indianapolis after the Super Bowl, with the goal of trying to discover and evaluate potential NFL talent internationally. Up to 50 athletes will be selected to go through a series of tests in front of NFL evaluators at a sports training facility outside of Cologne on Oct. 19.

Sabres owner Pegula tells AP: It’s time to start winning

Saturday, June 29th, 2019

Terry Pegula leaned into the table and got directly to the heart of the matter when assessing the more downs than ups he has experienced over eight-plus years of owning the Buffalo Sabres. ''We have Ralph on board and some young players, leaders, Jack,'' he said, referring to newly hired coach Ralph Krueger and team captain Jack Eichel. It hasn't been an easy run for Pegula, who made his fortune in the natural gas industry, and captured the city's imagination upon arriving in Buffalo in February 2011 by tearing up at the sight of onetime Sabres great Gilbert Perreault attending the owner's inaugural news conference.

Owner: Fan-related costs factor into Bills’ stadium decision

Saturday, June 29th, 2019

Buffalo Bills owner Terry Pegula says he won't ask fans to break the bank when it comes to deciding whether to renovate the team's current stadium in the suburbs or build a new one downtown. "Whatever we're going to do stadium-wise is going to be in the best interest of our fans," Pegula told The Associated Press during a wide-ranging interview before the start of the NHL draft in Vancouver. "We have the interest of our fans at heart, and what we do will be heavily weighted — whatever the plan is — toward the benefit of our fans."

Sabres owner Pegula tells AP: It’s time to start winning

Saturday, June 29th, 2019

Terry Pegula leaned into the table and got directly to the heart of the matter when assessing the more downs than ups he has experienced over eight-plus years of owning the Buffalo Sabres. "We have Ralph on board and some young players, leaders, Jack," he said, referring to newly hired coach Ralph Krueger and team captain Jack Eichel. It hasn't been an easy run for Pegula, who made his fortune in the natural gas industry, and captured the city's imagination upon arriving in Buffalo in February 2011 by tearing up at the sight of onetime Sabres great Gilbert Perreault attending the owner's inaugural news conference.

Why Trump Used a Megan Rapinoe Tweet to Go Off on the NBA

Friday, June 28th, 2019

On Wednesday morning, President Trump fired off a tweet thread that was ostensibly about U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe, who's currently competing in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France. Rapinoe had been asked if she'd attend the traditional White House coronation that comes after an American sports team wins a championship, and she forcefully responded that she would not. Trump answered back with the usual bluster, but his tweet also contained a peculiar, unrelated nugget: that the NBA dropped the term "owner." The origin of that random aside has a bit of a winding history.