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Macktruck

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Notes from Bills camp, Day 16 (8/20)

Buffalo Rumblings reader 'Macktruck' shares his observations from the Buffalo Bills' penultimate training camp practice of the 2013 season.

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Bills practice notes, August 14

Buffalo Rumblings reader 'Macktruck' shares his observations from the Buffalo Bills' Wednesday evening training camp practice.

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Does Mario Suffer from Bipolar Disorder? At a Minimum the Bills Should be Looking into This.

It’s hard to figure out what is really going on from the public statements made by the two aggrieved parties in cases like the legal confrontation between Mario Williams and his ex-fiancee, ...

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Some Very Interesting Insights from Mark Gaughn

Mark Gaughn of the Buffalo News is widely considered one of the best reporters covering the Bills and the NFL in general. This morning he did a live chat on the Buff News website that...

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Picking a QB in a Year When There Are No Good QB's

Buddy Nix decided to wait until 2013 to find his franchise QB in the draft, but the reality is that there are no obvious franchise QB's in this draft. As Clark Judge points out in a story...

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Luc and Tobias Let Me Go to the Final Night Practice: A Report

Editor's Note: One last Buffalo Bills training camp report for the summer. Thanks for your hard work, Macktruck! - BG It was a near thing, but my grandsons, who are very nice, finally gave me...

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Buffalo Bills Training Camp Practice Report: The Prince Miller Show

Buffalo Rumblings is crowdsourcing practice reports from Buffalo Bills training camp. Here's the latest, featuring little-known cornerback Prince Miller.

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Buffalo Bills Training Camp Report: 7/29 Night Practice

Ed. Note: Bumped from the FanPost section. If you're going to training camp practices this summer, Rumblers, and want to write about it, we'll gladly front-page your reports! - BG Just back from...

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Scientific Analysis of What Combine Results Mean -- Very Surprising

The Harvard Sports Analysis Collective has just released a study of what combine results have statistically led to success in the NFL. They looked at a large number of NFL players and...

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David Nelson Moving to #2 WR This Week

According to James Walker of ESPN's AFC East Blog, David Nelson is going to be the Bills' new outside WR this week, replacing the injured Donald Jones, with Naaman Roosevelt and Brad Smith taking...

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Harvard not only gave us Fitzmagic but saved the game of football

There seems to be a lot of surprise now that Ryan Fiztpatrick has become a successful NFL QB that anyone from Harvard could be associated with football, as if "Harvard" and "football"  belong in...

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Hangartner Back with Panthers

It looks like Geoff Hangartner has re-signed with the Carolina Panthers and will be starting at RG this coming Sunday. I'm sure all of us wish him luck in his new (old) job.

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Notes from Night Practice, 8/17

By and large the story of tonight's practice was domination by the D.  Even with Merriman sitting out due to a minor leg injury the offense look stifled for most of the evening, with a potent...

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Random Notes from Night Practice, 8/15

     --Practice tonight began with peaceful weather and a clearing sky, but before long it started to rain and soon there was a deluge that lasted about 20 minutes.  Most fans headed for the...

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Supplemental Revenue Sharing Part of New NFL Deal

The details are not available, but apparently there is an agreement by which large-market teams will share revenue with small-market teams that will accompany the new CBA (PFT mentions it in a...

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The Lockout: Hold the Champagne (for now)

     The web has been chock full of stories all week about how a new CBA is near and the lockout almost over.  However, as a number of stories today make clear, there is still a big hurdle to be...

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The lockout is enjoined. Why isn't the NFL opening up for regular business?

I think that Mike Florio of PFT and Michael McCann from SI -- both lawyers specializing in sports law -- are right in saying that the NFL owners are placing themselves in great jeopardy by not...

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Why Judge Nelson's ruling against the lockout has a good chance of standing

The most interesting part of Judge Susan Nelson's ruling imposing an injunction on the NFL lockout comes at the end, on page 89.  There she says that the fact that the player's union might at some...

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Trading Down?

For what it is worth, in an interview on PFTLive yesterday Buddy Nix noted that the Bills have received "a couple of feelers" from teams interested in trading up to the #3 pick.  Nix said he told...

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This Morning in Court

This morning the hearing on the players' request for an injunction to end the lockout began in Federal District Court in Minneapolis.  Everyone is of course watching Judge Susan Nelson for signs of...

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Big News on the CBA Front

     There were two important developments late today regarding a new CBA.  First, one of the union negotiators emerged saying he was now "cautiously optimistic" a deal will get done this week. ...

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Good Piece on the kind of QB the Bills (and all NFL teams) need

Ed. Note: Bumped from the FanPost section. -BG There is a very insightful piece running right now in the Washington Post by Thomas Boswell on the kind of QB that is most likely to be successful in...

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Re-doing the 2010 Draft

In an article currently running on si.com, Don Banks provides a "re-do" of the first round of the 2010 draft based on how the rookies chosen have actually performed on the field this year.  Perhaps...

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Colin Kaepernick: the QB the Bills Should Draft Next April?

     While everyone has been focusing on the SEC, a drama played out in Reno, Nevada, on Friday night that may have more implications for the Bills than anything that has been happening down...

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What was the biggest surprise cut of last weekend?

A week ago many of us were trying to predict the big surprise cut of 2010.  All sorts of predictions were made, including Chris Kelsay and Marshawn Lynch, who of course are both still on the...

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Night Practice -- Sunday, 8/22

I'm not sure if people are still interested in hearing impressions from training camp, but in case there are some who are curious about what is going on there I thought I would jot down a few...

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Training Camp Notes -- 8/11

     Matt wasn't able to make it to practice tonight so I thought I would post my observations for whatever they are worth (not as much as his).      The Bills were getting ready for their...

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It's not time to worry yet about our passing attack

Rick Gosselin in his latest NFL Power Rankings in the Dallas Morning News notes how the New Orleans Saints defense racked up six "sacks" on Drew Brees at their internal scrimmage on...

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Is TE at or near the Top of the Bills' Wish-List?

      There's interesting news on the Bills website that the team is making it a point to interview TE's at the combine, including Oklahoma's Jermaine Gresham and Florida's Aaron Hernandez, both of...

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NT: A Partial Solution?

     One thing seems clear -- the Bills need not just one but TWO good NT's for their 3-4 defense.  Big guys wear down quickly and, like everyone else, get injured at times, so the Bills will have...

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