by Anthony Stampone
The NFL has long been known and even chastised for being the “Friday afternoon news dump league.” For a long time I was a proud fan of a team that didn’t seem to carry this mantra, and often were relatively upfront with their fan base and honest. Today that changed, and it’s extremely disappointing! Now I realize today is a Monday, but the fashion in which the Bills dropped two major pieces of news within a few hours of each other, is essentially the same thing as a “Friday News Dump.” Just for clarification purposes I would just like to say the NFL didn’t come up with the title on its own, on the contrary, this is a behavior that major businesses and corporations have been doing for years when it comes releasing not so pleasant news about their financial circumstances. A derivative of this behavior is what the Bills showed today, in an unavoidable forced news release situation they released some extremely harass news, and then waited a few hours and released some good to great news (Depending on how emotionally involved you are with Tyrod becoming the new starter) in a clear effort to hide or have fans overlook the bad news that was released.
by Christopher Golding
The Buffalo Bills made a good call on Sunday in regard to the situation on Offensive Line coach Aaron Kromer. With the legal charges dropped from his alleged incident in Florida last month involving charges of battery against a minor, it's safe to assume a lot of eyes were going to be shifted toward the NFL or the Bills to hand down any further punishment, if any. The Bills announced in a team statement Sunday night that they will be suspending Kromer without pay for 6 games this season beginning September 7th and ending at the end of regulation against the Bengals on October 18th.
by Anthony Stampone
While we Bills fans are well aware that it has been said and documented that the Bills defense will not commit to being distinguished as a 3-4 or 4-3 defensive base scheme. While many teams around the league will follow suite and claim the same generic public speak, we all know Ryan and DC Thurman will be running primarily a 3-4 base defense with all Ryan’s wizardry and flat out genius schemes being mixed in to take advantage of match ups and to confuse the opponents offense. One thing that will remain largely consistent and yet may be somewhat of a surprise to some fans or even some opponents will be the placement of Mario Williams and his use in Ryan’s defensive scheme.