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  1. http://buildingtheherd.com/commentary/6-way-early-buffalo-bills-training-camp-predictions-offense/

     

    With the conclusion of the team’s Offseason Training Activities, the Buffalo Bills have a month to get ready for Training Camp. The small tease of excitement fans had with reports and clips of the team back on the field ended quickly, so I decided to make some way too early predictions as to how things could shake out in training camp, answering questions about who’s on the bubble, which players will underachieve and overachieve, etc.

     

    Feel free to provide your thoughts to these topics in the comments!


  2. http://buildingtheherd.com/commentary/charles-clay-breakout/

     

    Last offseason, the Buffalo Bills made tight end Charles Clay one of the highest-paid players at his position when they agreed to five-year, $38 million deal with $24.5 million in guarantees. Clay doesn’t have the prototypical size that superstar tight ends such as Rob Gronkowski, Jimmy Graham, or Tyler Eifert, among others possess, but the athletic 6’3” 255-pounder is the ideal fit for offensive coordinator Greg Roman’s scheme and is poised for a big 2016 season even if his statistics from last year may not suggest that.


  3. Which positions are you looking at? let me know what you guys think!

    http://buildingtheherd.com/commentary/17150/

     

    The Buffalo Bills finished up their Offseason Training Activities and as fans anxiously await the start of training camp, there appears to be a few positions that will have serious competition throughout the summer. Here’s several of the battles to make the 53-man roster that I’ll be keeping an eye on throughout training camp.

     

    No. 2 Running Back

    Karlos Williams vs. Mike Gilislee vs. Jonathan Williams

    Bills running back Karlos Williams rushed for 40 yards on 18 carries as a replacement for the injured LeSean McCoy.

    Bills running back Karlos Williams rushed for 40 yards on 18 carries as a replacement for the injured LeSean McCoy.

    Karlos Williams had an outstanding rookie year, scoring nine total touchdowns (seven rushing, two receiving) while gaining 517 rushing yards on 93 attempts (5.6 yards-per-carry) and added another 96 yards on 11 receptions. The 6’1” and 230-pound back seemed to be the cut-and-dry backup to


  4. Those of you that follow my writing know that I like to stick to breakdowns and X's and O's types of posts. But this little episode with people getting worked up because Stephon Gilmore didn't show up to a voluntary mini-camp and the Bills leaked it while contract talks are going on is disgraceful. I've been working on this piece for a few days now, but when the news broke i decided to change it to address some things that I think matter for every franchise, but even more for one that's operated (financially) as the Bills have. It's not about spending money, it's spending the right money. Premier players at premier positions that aren't older than 26 when signing the deal. Glenn, Dareus, Gilmore fit all of these categories, and get bonus points for being drafted. If the Bills had any sort of reputation, they'd likely take a small percentage less to stay in BUF than move, but we know how this team has been viewed lol.

     

    Anyway, it's a bit of a long read but hope you enjoy it or take something from it that we can chat about in the comments.

     

    http://buildingtheherd.com/commentary/stephon-gilmore-bills-deal/


  5. Now that we're in the dead of the offseason, I thought it'd be interesting to go back and look at the specific concepts that the Bills relied on. Starting with the offense (to make this dead period a bit more exciting) I look at the various staples in Greg Roman's multiple & complex, yet relatively basic blocking schemes that led to the team leading the league in rushing. Let me know what you think, and which plays/concepts you could see being added in year 2 of install. Hope you guys enjoy and share your thoughts!

     

    (Column is picture and GIF heavy, so those viewing on mobile may need a bit longer to load)

     

    http://buildingtheherd.com/film-room/greg-romans-run-concepts-in-buffalo-bills-offense-an-all-22-breakdown/


  6. Another breakdown live from my mom's basement!

     

    http://buildingtheherd.com/film-room/player-breakdowns/jonathan-williams/

     

    The addition of another running back was questionable to some Bills’ fans, but in Greg Roman’s run-first offense, Jonathan Williams is a much needed asset to a team that used seven running backs due to injury last year. Standing 5’11” and weighing 224-pounds, Williams has a rare combination of power, quickness, patience and burst that makes him an exciting player to watch and a perfect fit for the gap-blocking scheme the Bills run.

     

    In his three years with the Razorbacks, Jonathan Williams gained 2,321 yards and 16 touchdowns on the ground, averaging 5.7 yards-per-carry while adding 345 yards and six touchdowns on 26 receptions. Let’s break down the various traits to his game while showing why he’s a solid fit for the Buffalo Bills’ offense.


  7. Breaking down the responsibilities of inside linebackers within Rex Ryan's defense to explain why Ragland and Brown are ideal fits for the scheme.

     

    http://buildingtheherd.com/commentary/rex-ryan-defense-reggie-ragland-preston-brown/

     

    When the Buffalo Bills traded up to select Alabama linebacker Reggie Ragland in the second-round of the 2016 NFL Draft, many fans, analysts and pundits questioned the move. The team already had a “big” inside MIKE linebacker in 6’1” 251-pound Preston Brown, so the decision to add the 6’2” 258-pound Reggie Ragland in a league that is trending towards the passing game was debatable to many. The criticism only heightened after General Manager Doug Whaley stated that he saw Ragland playing the “WILL” or weak-side linebacker position—your typical run-and-chase, coverage ‘backer—after his abilities to stay on the field as a three-down player was contested throughout the draft process. However, both linebackers are ideal fits for the defense that Head Coach Rex Ryan operates.

     

    While both Reggie Ragland and Preston Brown are on the heavier side, don’t let their weight skew your perception of their athletic abilities. For a quick reference, here’s how Preston Brown’s combine numbers stack up against some of the better “cover” linebackers in the league.


  8. I agree on Lee. Ridiculous athlete, but hes not a LB. At OSU he played over 60% of his snaps in the slot. I question his ability to work inside the tacle box as an ILB. Also agree on Apple, and it would immediately tell us that Bills aren't re-signing Gilmore.

     

    Other players I'd hate: A'Shawn Robinson (most overrated DL in the draft IMO)

    Will Fuller (obviously has speed, but is more Ted Ginn than DJax, body catcher with bad hands, limited route tree and doesn't have the explosiveness/leaping ability of Corey Coleman)

    Kevin Dodd (he's a 4-3 Base end and reminds me a bit of Quinton Coples. Not athletic enough to play 3-4 OLB, but doesn't have the length to play at 5t)

    Su'a Cravens (he's a 4-3 WILL. Where does he play in a 3-4? Too lean to play inside and doesn't have the speed/fluidity to play in deep covg. Too risky)


  9. I don't know. I'm all for best player available but I don't know if I can get behind this kid as the 19th best player in the draft.

     

    Also, I think we have enough to get by at Safety providing Williams comes back and plays. Not to say that we shouldn't draft a guy, but perhaps more in the middle of the draft.

     

    I just think in the end there will be higher rated pass rushers, DL, and LBs on the board than Joseph.

     

    valid points, but as I stated in the article, Corey Graham was one of the worst cover safeties in the league last year, and there's ridiculous depth at DL. Without Joseph's ACL there wouldn't even be a debate of him being a top 15 player in this class (IMO). LB is deeper than people think from a depth perspective and there's some intriguing pass rushers in the middle rounds as well. Also keep in mind that in Rex's system, the OLB opposite Rush LB (Hughes) has more responsibilities and is more of a SAM that needs to cover, set the edge vs run as well as rush, so you need a specific skill set there.


  10. No, Rob Quinn is the guy who jungle quoted as if he was quoting a news source.

     

    And I mocked Jungle for that.

     

    And would continue to do so.

     

    Rob's opinion is as valid as any other fan.

     

    Yeah, I have no sources and don't report anything. I played HS and 1 year of D3 ball, so I'm no "expert" by any means. I just give my opinions and like to provide content that's different than the typical vague articles we see from mainstream media.


  11. Very well put together. Sound arguments backed by facts and videos. Also safety is probably the most under the radar major need of this not only the defense, but the team as a whole. As I rate prospects in the offseason safety seems to be the position I have the toughest time/wait the longest to rate. During this past month I have separated Joseph from the other safeties and consider him to be the only 1st round safety in this draft. ACL is a concern but better that it happened at the beginning of the season where he has a chance to be ready come week 1. D-Line is the position I think is the greatest need and the one in which I think the Bills will draft in the 1st round. But if they can come away with Clark or Billings to play at the nose in the 2nd and pair that with Joseph in the 1st I would not complain one bit.

     

    agreed. The depth at DL is also a big factor. they can get a starter there in the 2nd as well


  12. Wideout, Linebacker, Defensive Line, pass Rush are needs. But in a rex Ryan defense, you need a physical enforcer at safety, but one with range that can be trusted in single high coverage for the exotic and multiple blitz packages he utilizes. I present some arguments for Karl Joseph with pick No. 19, accompanied with a scouting report on a prospect I liken to a Tyrann Mathieu/Earl Thomas type of defensive back (based on style, roles filled--not All-Pro level talent yet :) ) So let me know your thoughts. I know the ACL is a concern, but he doesn't have the nerve/cartilage damage of a Jaylon/Myles/Lattimore that caused them to drop. Same injury and rehab timetable didn't stop STL from taking Gurley Rd1. Let me know your thoughts after checking out the arguments I make.

     

    http://buildingtheherd.com/scout-team/karl-joseph-scouting-report-nfl-draft/

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