Buffalo Bills news, 1/15: Kiko Alonso named PFWA Defensive Rookie of the Year

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The Pro Football Writers of America have named Kiko Alonso the Defensive Rookie of the Year

Advanced stat highlights Bills punting woes - ESPN

"So how does that stack up in recent NFL history? The 2013 Bills rank 375 of 384 in Punt EPA since 2002, so only nine punt units over the past 12 seasons have hurt their team worse than the Bills did this season."

Coldest Bills game ever still brings chills - City & Region - The Buffalo News

Fans, media, and players remember the coldest game in Buffalo Bills history, 20 years ago this week.

Kiko PFWA DROY

Kiko Alonso named PFWA Defensive Rookie of the Year - BuffaloBills.com
"Alonso, who finished third among all NFL players with 159 total tackles, was selected as the Defensive Rookie of the Year. A second-round pick out of Oregon, Alonso had four interceptions on the season..."

Inside The Bills | Alonso looks to next year
"I think we can get better in every aspect of the game," Alonso said. "A lot of games came down to the finish, and we just have to finish."

Inside The Bills | Kiko on PFWA honor
"Alonso was a guest Tuesday on The John Murphy Show podcast."

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Contract is next goal for Bills' Carpenter - The Buffalo News
"The Buffalo Bills locked up one half of their kicking duo last week by re-signing punter Brian Moorman.They'd like to do the same with the other half - kicker Dan Carpenter."

Jerry Hughes trade among best in NFL in 2013 - BuffaloBills.com
"The only other NFL trades paying off as handsomely for one team over the other are Arizona’s acquisition of QB Carson Palmer and a draft pick for a pair of low round draft choices with Oakland. New England’s pickup of RB LeGarrette Blount for RB Jeff Demps and a seventh-round selection and San Francisco’s trade of a sixth-round pick for WR Anquan Boldin."

Bills sign three future free agents - BuffaloBills.com
"Buffalo added to their offseason roster Tuesday with the signing of three future free agents. The Bills signed RB Anthony Allen, LB Kourtnei Brown and OL Randy Colling."

Inside The Bills | Why Fred thinks he can play 3-4 more years
"I want to get three or four more years in," he said. "I confidently believe I can do that. Especially with the workload being split between C.J. and I. That definitely gives me the opportunity to be out here three or four more years and competing with these guys and getting this thing turned around. That’s the number one goal, getting this thing turned around and giving this city something to be excited about and that’s what I want to do before I’m out of here."

From the archives: Coldest Bills game was played 20 years ago - Bills Blitz
"Relive that cold but glorious day from The News' archives:"

Peyton Manning-Tom Brady, 49ers-Seahawks a fitting final four | The MMQB with Peter King
"9. I think, and I have been wrong on this before (like, most years, as one of the 46 voters), that this would be my best guess as to the five finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame most likely to be elected Feb. 1: Walter Jones, Derrick Brooks, Marvin Harrison, Charles Haley, Michael Strahan. And I would list these three as the closest contenders to them: Will Shields, Tony Dungy, Aeneas Williams. Now, I didn’t say those first five would be my picks. I don’t know my picks yet, and won’t until we get inside the room."

Buffalo tracks: Bolts promote Frank Reich; Lions reportedly like Bill Lazor - Bills Blitz
"Chargers coach Mike McCoy wasted little time in naming Reich, the popular Bills backup QB and conductor of The Comeback. The Chargers' previous offensive coordinator, Ken Whisenhunt, left Monday to be head coach of the Tennessee Titans."

Exploring in-house options for Buffalo Bills' staff - ESPN
"Another option is to promote from within, allowing younger coaches an opportunity to advance. If the Bills choose to go that route, here are the top options for the vacancies: "

Buffalo Bills on the clock - NFL Videos
"Which player should the Buffalo Bills select with the ninth overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft? Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks reveal their choice in a mock draft." Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks go with UNC TE Eric Ebron.

The 2013 Maffies: Defensive Player of the Year - Bills Mafia -- #BillsMafia
"Alonso took 34 percent of the vote with Kyle Williams (32%) and Mario Williams (29%) right on his heels. All of the aforementioned names were worthy candidates, but the Legend of Kiko Alonso grew as the squeaked by the competition."

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