Bills Rookie QB E.J. Manuel talks about turning Buffalo into a contender. Find out what the former FSU quarterback thinks will make him a success.
The Bills have come to terms with their second-round pick, as reports say the team has signed receiver Robert Woods.
Woods was in Los Angeles for the NFLPA’s Rookie Premiere this weekend, and is expected to sign the contract with Buffalo in the next few days.
Woods is considered one of the most NFL-ready receivers in this year’s draft. He is the favorite to win the No. 2 receiver job in Buffalo opposite veteran Steve Johnson.
New Era, the official on-field headwear of the National Football League, is teaming up with the NFL to launch the Back to Football Photo Day contest. So what this means is that Bills fans will now have the chance to join the ranks of C.J. Spiller to also become THE face of the Bills.
The contest, which is live at www.speakwithyourcap.com or through New Era’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/neweracaps?fref=ts) will require Bills faithfuls to submit photos of themselves showcasing how you personally “speak with your cap.” Whether you wear your cap sideways, backwards or flexed at the brim, show how you are bringing your own style to the game.
32 fans (1 per team) will ultimately be chosen and win a complimentary trip to New York City for two. The winners will enjoy a four-day VIP experience and will be professionally styled in their favorite team’s looks for a New Era photo shoot that may be used for a year-long advertisement and promotional campaign.
ESPN.com AFC East blogger James Walker discusses Buddy Nix‘s decision to step down as the Buffalo Bills’ general manager.
Today the Bills announced a move that was expected for some time, as the team announced that GM Buddy Nix is walking away.
Bills announced GM Buddy Nix is stepping down from his GM role. Will transition to being a special assistant.
— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) May 13, 2013
The 73-year-old will take on an advisory role with the club. The move will open the door for the teams assistant GM, Doug Whaley, to take over the Bills GM spot.
Nix wanted to remain as the teams GM for the teams draft, a move that will forever be talked about as the club surprised many by taking Florida State quarterback EJ Manuel in the first round.
Bills general manager Buddy Nix said the team had a chance to move up to to the fifth overall choice by trading with Detroit according to an interview on Buffalobills.com.
Nix indicated the Bills had no interest in moving up.
“Not at all,” Nix said. ”You’ve got to give up too much to move up. We had guys that we thought would be there and had our favorite there so we weren’t interested in moving up.”
Doug Marrone knows he got the Bills head coaching job because he turned around the Syracuse program and quarterback Ryan Nassib was a big part of it.
The Bills chose Florida State’s E.J. Manuel over Nassib in the draft.
Nix has the final personnel say in the traditional general manager/coach relationship in Buffalo but both Nix and Marrone both judged Manuel the best quarterback in the crop, Peter King of Sports Illustrated reports. Buffalo traded from No. 8 th pick in the first round to No. 16, picked Manuel at 16, and gained an extra second-round pick in the process.
“I was a little disappointed,” Nassib told the media covering the Giants in a conference call after being their fourth-round pick Saturday.
“I don’t know if words can explain it,” Marrone said from his office.
“In one sense, you study all the quarterbacks and you get the one you believe is the best one, and you’re happy. You’re ecstatic,” Marrone said. “In another sense, you’re hurting about Ryan. And it did hurt. You’re hurting in a different way for the other quarterbacks too, because you spent a lot of time with them too, and there was a lot to like about all of them. But with Ryan, it was very difficult after what we did together. It hurts. It definitely hurts. He’s a special kid. Unbelievable worker. So smart. Very, very good quarterback with all the intangibles. He will win games in this league.
“The responsibility I had was to get the best player we could get. There are a lot of people relying on me to get the best players we can get here — all the people in the organization and all the fans who buy tickets to see us play.”
FOXSports.com’s Alex Marvez, Peter Schrager and Laura Okmin on Buffalo’s 2013 NFL Draft class