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Jordan Phillips has a classic response to Antonio Brown’s post

By Brandon J. Koch

Defensive tackle Jordan Phillips is always sticking up for Buffalo.

Bills Fanatics’ posted Brown’s photo on their account and Phillips replied to it in the most classic, funny way.

When he signed his contract back on March 4th, Phillips told NYUP.com that “Buffalo is home.”

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Antonio Brown trolls Bills

By Brandon J. Koch

Another classy move by Antonio Brown, taking to Twitter two weeks after being traded to the Oakland Raiders.

Brown tweeted “stop playing #fakenews #historical.”

On March 7th, when Ian Rapoport reported that Brown was going to the Bills, the NFL world erupted. That night brown replied to the NFL’s Instagram account, “fake news🚨🚨”

I’m sure this will make Bills fans love Brown even more.

Bills sign Maurice Alexander

By Brandon J. Koch

The Bills sign a quality special teamer and a backup safety in Maurice Alexander.

He expressed his excitement on Twitter:

When Sean McDermott said he wasn’t happy with special teams and that they’re an important part, he meant it.

The Bills have significantly upgraded that unit, which was dead last in 2018.

Report: Bills sign tackle turned tight end Jake fisher

By Brandon J. Koch

The Buffalo Bills are signing a tight end that once was a left tackle.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network tweeted that the team is signing 2015 2nd round pick Jake Fisher on a one year prove it deal.

Fisher, 25, at 6-foot-6-inch, has gone from the weight of 305 to 285 in his transition to becoming a tight end and was running routes with quarterbacks in California.

The Bills other tight ends are Tyler Kroft and Jason Croom.

Another offseason of questions await

By Brandon J. Koch

Isn’t this a familiar scene?

Ten games left in a depressing, horrendous Sabres season.

Instead of talking about the ending to a playoff race or even potential first round matchups, here we are approaching another offseason where there are major questions that are waiting for answers.

Jeff Skinner deal?

You could say the future of the head coach is more important, but getting a Skinner extension done is vital for this franchise. They have scoring problems as it is, imagine losing their top goal scorer? It would be early 4th of July fireworks in Buffalo.

Head coach

There seems to be a growing sediment that Housley will be out at seasons end. I’ll believe it when I see it. That would continue a trend of the Pegulas paying coaches to no longer coach their team. Im at about 50-50 on this, can you really see Botterill saying I made a big mistake at coach not even two years on the job? Sure NHL teams go through coaches like water, but the Sabres have been doing that since 2012.

Major roster turnover part 3

The GM deserves major blame here as well. He neglected getting a number two center and failed to acquire scoring threats on the wing. Yes there’s Skinner, a great trade, and Montour, who has looked good but still to be determined. This will be the third offseason of roster turnover. Major changes need to be made. Can Larsson and Girgensons finally be let go instead of getting another one year tryout contract?

What development?

I’m all about building through the draft and proper development, but do you really see what the GM is talking about? Has he seen Tage Thompson? Of course I’m not giving up on him, but come on, it hasn’t been pretty. Casey Mittelstadt has mostly been playing with Thompson or Sobotka, that’s not ideal. I understand Eichel evolving as a leader and Reinhart becoming a complete player, but those guys were already good. They need some help.

The owners think?

What does Kim and Terry Pegula think of this mess? Do they really approve of Toronto fans invading KeyBank Center? In the end, this is a business and they run it.

Special focus: report says Maurice Alexander visiting Bills

By Brandon J. Koch

With the second week of free agency underway, the Bills still have 14 roster spots to fill.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network is reporting that former Rams and Seahawks safety Maurice Alexander is visiting Buffalo.

This is for obviously for safety depth, as Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer command the defensive backfield.

Also the team is desperately trying to upgrade special teams. Alexander played all of his 133 snaps last season on special teams.

Alexander started in 23 of the 41 games in his tenure with the Rams.

Experience and versatility’s what he has, and that’s key for the Bills.

Year three better be all about winning for McDermott, Beane

Photo Jamie Germano

By Brandon J. Koch

I understand it’s only March and the season doesn’t start for another six months, but hear me out.

It’s time for the Bills to win.

The last two seasons were all about:

Fixing the cap, you could’ve called them the dead cap Bills. They didn’t need to do it, but in the end it looks like a smart move.

Check.

It was also about building a culture, whether or not you believe in that contributing to wins and losses, McDermott came in and changed the way things were done at one Bills Drive.

Check.

Identifying and drafting a franchise quarterback, which in the 1st round of last years draft, was Josh Allen. Still a lot of question marks but positive signs.

Check.

There’s no more excuses for this McBeane regime.

No more “we’re building something,” or “we’re developing a football team.”

It’s time to win. This is year three and in the NFL, time is limited.

The Bills have a top five defense, and just spent $40 million dollars this year on the offensive side of the ball.

The excuses are gone, no more fancy talks.

Salary cap was cleared, culture was built and the franchise quarterback is here.

Go out and win.

Stevie Johnson says he’ll be rooting for Fitz against Bills

By Brandon J. Koch

With Ryan Fitzpatrick signing a two-year deal in Miami, he will be playing against the Bills twice a year.

Let’s just say his former Buffalo teammate, Stevie Johnson, will be rooting for Fitz when he faces the Bills.

Stevie tweeted his love for the Mafia and the team, but said the fans have to understand that Fitz is his man.

Many Bills fans understand and others, not so much.

How much cap space do the Bills have now?

By Brandon J. Koch

With the 1st round of free agency in the books, how much cap space do the Bills have currently?

Here’s an idea of what they have left with the second tier of free agency, the draft and any trades potentially coming up.

At about $33 million in cap space, the Bills need to set aside about $9.6M for their draft picks, according to Spotrac. That’s if they stay at those exact picks.

What else can the Bills do is the question? Ziggy Ansah is still out there, who the Bills still have interest in. Beane is always looking to wheel and deal, so there’s always room for trades.

Bills sign former Patriots valuable swing tackle

By Brandon J. Koch

The Buffalo Bills add to their offensive line, by signing a former Patriot.

The team announced on Twitter that they have signed lineman LaAdrian Waddle to a one year deal.

Not certainly a starter by any means, but a solid backup and a swingman.

Waddle will come in and compete, can be relied on when called upon.