Buffalo Bills News, 2/6: The Off-Season Has Begun

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The off-season has officially begun, with Buffalo Bills links featuring building a draft board, re-setting NFL power rankings, lists of free agents and more.

Bills draft board building begins - BuffaloBills.com

"Everybody gives their report and we all have a round that we put on the guy," said Cook. "We talk and we shake it out. (Assistant GM) Doug (Whaley) is pretty much the overseer, and he'll ask, 'Why do you see him here? Is he better than the guy ahead of him here?' It's really a collaborative effort."

This is a really neat read from BuffaloBills.com and one of the nice changes from the media department at One Bills Drive over the last few years. They reveal the stuff behind the curtain without going into detail to compromise the process. It can be addicting for fans, and it's neat to see the thought processes laid out.

NFL Power Rankings: Ravens earn top spot going into offseason - NFL.com

"But here's the problem with head coach Doug Marrone's master plan: Who's gonna throw the ball, i.e., run the offense? Ryan Fitzpatrick? OK. Where's Andre Reed, James Lofton and Keith McKeller (whom the offense was named after)? Does Buffalo have the personnel?"

As someone who has been asking the same question, it's understandable that the Bills would rank so low heading into the off-season. I'm not clamoring for Hall of Famers, though. At least they're ahead of the Jets. (Buffalo ranks No. 25.)

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