Previewing The 2014 Buffalo Bills Schedule Release

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The Buffalo Bills will enter year two of the E.J. Manuel experiment in 2014, and just how much progress their young quarterback can make might be the difference between making the playoffs or not. The Bills have otherwise put together a stout defense and a rushing attack that should be productive, having them inch closer to a long awaited return to post-season play.

The trip back to the playoffs could be hard, though, as the Buffalo Bills schedule for 2014 is anything but easy. It’s specifically tough on the road, where they have to take on a likely rebounding Houston Texans team, the explosive Denver Broncos, as well as dates with the Raiders, Bears and Lions. With Oakland being their only non-division game that is a win on paper, Buffalo could be truly tested on the road.

At home, the Bills shouldn’t have too tough of a time with the Cleveland Browns and Minnesota Vikings, but may have their work cut out for them when the Chiefs, Chargers and Packers come to town. With a pretty tough schedule on the docket for 2014, Buffalo will surely need running back C.J. Spiller to rebound from a so-so 2013 campaign.

All 2014 Bills Opponents

Home: Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Kansas City Chiefs, San Diego Chargers, Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings

Away: Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders, Houston Texans, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions

For a look at all 32 NFL team’s 2014 match-ups, click here.

Bills Great Andre Reed – Donald Trump Could Save The Bills

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From: TMZ

Donald Trump could put the Buffalo Bills BACK ON THE MAP — so says Bills legend Andre Reed who tells TMZ Sports he FULLY SUPPORTS Donald becoming an owner of the team.

Earlier this week, Trump claimed he’d been approached about buying a stake in the squad — and said he would “take a look at it.”

Now, Reed says his fingers are crossed that Trump actually pulls the trigger because, “I think he would uplift the whole city.”

“I like the idea of Trump taking over,” Reed says … “He’d bring change.”

“The Bills are in such disarray, that bringing in The Donald would give fans hope that the team would stay in Buffalo.”

Reed says he understands owning an NFL team is incredibly challenging, but says “I think he’d be able to deal with it. His track record speaks for itself.”

Andre — who’s set to be inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame later this year — says he’d rally other Bills greats like Bruce Smith and Thurman Thomas to get behind Trump and help in any way they can.

One final quote — “We’re talkin’ about Donald Trump, not Donald Punk!”

Bills Sign Two; Brandon Spikes and Anthony Dixon Agree to Terms

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The Buffalo Bills have been one of the more quiet teams as the free agency frenzy slowly begins to die down. However, the Bills decided to take a chance to improve the team by signing two players late Friday night headed into Saturday. The Bills have come to terms with former Patriots’ linebacker Brandon Spikes, who put on Twitter just days ago that he will no longer be staying with the Patriots, and running back Anthony Dixon, who recently played for the 49ers.

The 26-year-old Spikes comes to Buffalo as an established linebacker. Spikes has recorded a career total of 286 tackles, two interceptions, and five forced fumbles in four years. Spikes played in every game in 2013 but started 11 times. Spikes will now be joining new defensive coordinator, Jim Schwartz.

Dixon has much less playing experience than Spikes. However, in Dixon’s four year career, he has never fumbled the football and has scored eight rushing touchdowns. Dixon has ran for a total of 458 yards with an average of 3.1 yards a carry.

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Top 20 Buffalo Bills Of All-Time

They are the one of the greatest organizations in all of the NFL – a ton of great players have come and gone from Buffalo, and there’s been plenty of great memories from a number of great players.

With all that, today we give our opinion about what players deserve to be on the list for the “Top 20 Bills of All-Time.”

I’m sure there may be some back and forth on the subject, so feel free to leave a comment with what changes you would like to make to our Top 10 list.

Enjoy!

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Bills And Safety Jairus Byrd May Be Parting Ways

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The Bills and safety Jairus Byrd may be parting ways soon WGR 550 in Buffalo reports. This according to a source.

Byrd is set to become an unrestricted free agent, and the team has until Monday at 4 pm to place the franchise tag on their star safety. WGR says it’s unlikely they’ll use the tag and that it’s unlikely they’ll reach an agreement before that time.

If the deadline passes, Byrd would head to unrestricted free agency, and could begin negotiating on the open market on March 8th. The free agency signing period opens March 11th.

Bills vs Giants in Hall of Fame Game

The Bills will play the Giants in the Hall of Fame Game

The NFL has started work on creating the 2014 NFL schedule — starting with the Hall of Fame game which will be on August 3. The Buffalo Bills will take on the New York Giants in the NFL’s first preseason game of the year. This means, both the Bills and Giants will play a total of five preseason games.

The Hall of Fame game is also to honor the great legends a day after they get inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. This year, the league will welcome seven more names to be enshrined in the NFL’s biggest stage of legends. Derrick Brooks, Ray Guy, Claude Humphrey, Walter Jones, Andre Reed, Michael Strahan and Aneas Williams will represent the class of 2014.

Brandon Sweeney is Co-Editor of the Gab Network. Follow him on Twitter @NFLNSTUFF, Like him on Facebook , add him to Google+, and Trust him on Sulia.

Marrone And Whaley Want To Replace Head Trainer Carpenter

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The new Bills brain trust of head coach Doug Marrone and general manager Doug Whaley would like to make changes in the team’s training staff according to Tim Graham of the Buffalo News.

Specifically, they would like to replace head trainer Bud Carpenter because they are tired of his “old-school methodology.

Standing in their way?

The “this-is-the-way-we’ve-always-done-it culture” that exists around the Bills. Carpenter has been with the team in some capacity for thirty years. Sources within the organization believe Carpenter’s “stim and ice” therapy, which refers to electrical stimulation and ice treatments to the injured area, is too outdated for today’s athletes.

Marrone’s main focus is the health of quarterback E.J. Manuel, who missed a lot of practice time and game time as a rookie due to problems with his knee.

Manuel hurt his knee three times in 2013, first in preseason then early in the year and then finally before the last game of the season. He ended up undergoing two surgeries, the second one occurring after the season-ending injury and Marrone told Graham that the training staff had told him initially that that injury would not require an operation.

Manuel is entering a crucial year in 2014 and Marrone stressed that his quarterback “needs to be healthy”.

Prisco: Bills To Take LB C.J. Mosley With 9th Pick In Draft

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CBS Football Insider Pete Prisco is out with his first mock draft, and he has the Bills taking LB C.J. Mosley With 9th Pick.

9. Buffalo Bills — Alabama LB C.J. Mosley: They need speed next to Kiko Alonso. Mosley will be a 10­-year starter.

To see the entire mock draft – click HERE