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Josh Allen golfing for charity

By Brandon J. Koch

Josh Allen can do it all when it comes to sports.

He can throw the long ball in football.

And can also hit the long ball in the sport of golf.

The Bills quarterback participated in the Wranger Celebrity Charity Shootout this past week.

Pat McAfee, who hosts “The Pat McAfee Show” and is a retired NFL punter for the Indianapolis Colts, emceed as each celebrity hit 10 balls to try to win $10,000 for the charity of their choice.

Josh Allen was challenged by Ryan Fitzpatrick’s father.

Allen crushes the ball off the tee and walks off with his hands up.

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Sabres recalled forward C.J. Smith

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By Brandon J. Koch

With down in Rochester after clearing waivers and Johan Larsson hurt, the Sabres have recalled C.J. Smith.

This will be Smith’s second stint in Buffalo after playing in a four game stretch earlier this season, scoring one goal.

Smith brings speed, scoring chances and defensive stability to a Sabres lineup that desperately needs it. In 41 games with Rochester, Smith has 18 goals and 23 assists.

The Sabres have practice this morning, so we will see where Housley puts Smith.

 

Bills hire Ken Dorsey as QB coach and promote Chad Hall to receivers coach

By Brandon J. Koch

The Buffalo Bills are building up their offensive coaching staff.

The team announced that they have hired Ken Dorsey as the team’s quarterbacks coach and promoted offensive assistant Chad Hall to wide receivers coach.

Dorsey played quarterback at Miami and was drafted in the seventh round of the 2003 draft by the San Francisco 49ers. He was the Offensive Assistant at Appalachian State University Mountaineers Football as of December 23, 2018 after spending time as quarterbacks coach for the Carolina Panthers from 2013 to 2017.

Dorsey’s top job is working with Josh Allen as he continues to develop heading into his second season.

According to the team’s website, Chad Hall has served as an offensive assistant for the Bills for each of the past two seasons, serving mainly as an assistant for the receivers.

Allen vs Mahomes?

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen was on Barstool Sports Radio today.

Who can throw the ball farther, you or Patrick Mahomes? They asked Josh.

Allen said, “We can find out.”

Mahomes came back on Twitter:

“Who’s hosting this event?”

Here’s the full interview:

So, you decide.

Mahomes or Allen?

Bills carry over 100 percent of their 2018 salary-cap space

By Brandon J. Koch

The Bills are rolling over 100 percent of their 2018 salary cap, according to Spotrac.

Buffalo will roll over about $8.7 million dollars in salary cap space from last season, bringing this years total to $78.9.

The NFL has not yet released how much the cap will go up for the new league year.

As of now, the Bills have about $3 million in dead cap, most from the AJ McCarron trade.

Tyrod: Nothing but love for Buffalo

By Brandon J. Koch

Is former Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor remembered mostly for ending the 17-year playoff drought in Buffalo?

Many fans didn’t like him, others wanted him to stay. Many thought he was just a running quarterback, others thought he could’ve done more here.

For Tyrod, he has nothing but love for the area and proud for what he accomplished.

In three seasons with the Bills, Taylor has 8,857 passing yards with 51 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. He also added 1,575 yards on the run with 14 touchdowns.

David Culley added to Ravens coaching staff

By Brandon J. Koch

A big change to the Bills coaching staff and quarterback Josh Allen.

The Baltimore Ravens announced today that they’ve added former Bills QB coach David Culley to the coaching staff as Assistant Head Coach/Receivers/Passing Coordinator.

“We are very pleased to add David Culley to our staff,” Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh said. “He is highly respected throughout the league as a teacher, game-planner and motivator.”

This is a promotion for Culley, so the Ravens were able to snag him from the Bills. Culley spent the last two seasons with Buffalo and was a vital part of Josh Allen’s rookie season.

More outsiders continue Josh Allen narrative

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By Brandon J. Koch

Aaron Schatz, head of Football Outsiders was on WGR this afternoon talking about Josh Allen. If you paid attention to Schatz’s appearances on the station, he’s not the biggest Allen fan.

He continued today:

“I am not a Josh Allen believer. I just think the accuracy is not there. One thing we did see is scrambling. It’s a bonus absolutely, but sometimes you have to stand in the pocket. And he’s just not accurate.”

There are plenty of signs of growth from Josh Allen as a pocket passer, and in accuracy.

  1. Pocket pass- step up bomb throw Robert Foster. One of the throws of the year? First game back off the injury and one that started a couple of encouraging outings.
  2. The Detroit game. Matt Patricia and his staff wanted to make Allen a pocket passer. Allen did exactly that. If you go to cover1.net you’ll be able to see that.
  1. How about the laser strikes to Zay Jones in Miami against the Dolphins? One of his best games of the season. Stepping up and throwing bullets.

Of course everyone has their opinions, but not acknowledging the steps that Allen took since coming back a UCL injury is not painting a good picture.

Schatz obviously is good at what he does and is great with numbers, but it’s not everything, especially with accuracy.

Bills re-signed long snapper Reid Ferguson

By Brandon J. Koch

The Buffalo Bills have re-signed their most consistent special teams player of 2018.

Long snapper Reid Ferguson signed a three-year extension today, the team announced.

Ferguson finishes his second season with the Bills, playing in all 16 games. He was set to become an exclusive-rights free agent this offseason.

You’re probably thinking, who cares he’s a long snapper, but remember there have been a lot of mishaps this season regarding snaps during kicks and punts.

Anthony Barr: Josh Allen hurdle still crazy

By Brandon J. Koch

When speaking at the Pro Bowl in Orlando, Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr is still amazed that Josh Allen hurdled him.

Barr told Tim Graham of the Athletic:

“You get got sometimes. I thought he was going to try to run me over and was, like, ‘This is crazy!’ Then he jumped over me, and I was, like, ‘Well, that’s crazy, too.’ ”