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Buffalo Bills news, 2/13: draft rumors, positions of need

2014 NFL Draft talk has kicked in full-force. Head inside to see what people are saying about the Bills.

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Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

Bills Focus: Manuel's New Tutors - VIDEO -

"In addition to Offensive Coordinator Nathaniel Hackett, Bills QB EJ Manuel will have two new tutors this season, QB Coach Todd Downing and Senior Offensive Assistant Jim Hostler."

Rob Moore a coach who can relate to Stevie Johnson -

"That’s where being a professional comes in. It’s your job to always find a way to be motivated to play at the best of your ability," Moore said. "The minute you’re not motivated to be the best at what you do it’s time to retire. And I know Stevie is a competitor. He may not understand the reasons why he doesn’t get the ball and sometimes those things can come out as him being disgruntled or selfish or whatever the case might be, but that’s just a player who wants to win."

Draft talk

Despite emergence of Alonso, Bills need more help | USA Today
"Here are the Bills top areas of need as they prepare for the draft:" It's actually a pretty good analysis.

Who's looking for a franchise QB this offseason? -
"Let's start in Buffalo, where the Bills are going to tell everyone on the planet that EJ Manuel is their guy. Likely fact for another year, but I dropped the Bills into this category because grabbing a veteran challenger through free agency wouldn't surprise me. Besides, Manuel's rash of knee ailments makes him a risky venture over 16 games. "

In Defense of Copying - Bills Mafia -- #BillsMafia
"Shoring up a defense that’s already fairly strong might seem to come at the offense’s expense, but inhibiting what opponents do with the ball would attack the problem from the other end. Having the players to stop drives, ideally either with little gain or a turnover, is the hot idea to rip off for good reason."

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Inside The Bills | Electric Company reunites
Check out a picture of what the great offensive line looks like now.

Rob Moore's decision to leave Syracuse football for NFL was a matter of when, not if, for Bills WR coach |
Rob Moore explained why he didn't come to Buffalo a year ago and the timeline for his move this year.

NFL relocation primer: Bills stadium committee stokes discussion - BN Blitz
"In the memo, Goodell reiterated relocation will be controlled by the NFL, not the team that wants to move and reemphasized the points within the NFL Constitution and Bylaws."

Receivers coach Moore says time was right to join Bills - Sports - The Buffalo News
"Moore’s resume isn’t all that different from the man he’s replacing with the Bills, Ike Hilliard. Each played 12 seasons in the NFL. The 45-year-old Moore will be coaching in the league for the first time in 2014, while the 37-year-old Hilliard came to the Bills with two years of NFL coaching experience."

NFL Nation Buzz: Buffalo Bills - Buffalo Bills Blog - ESPN
" Bills reporter Mike Rodak says linebacker Manny Lawson might be a man without a home in new coordinator Jim Schwartz’s defense."

Evaluating Buffalo Bills' chances for Kirk Cousins trade - ESPN
"Break down the possibility of a deal for Kirk Cousins from the Bills' perspective" I don't see the point here...

EDITORIAL: Bills group part of a winning game plan " Opinion " Niagara Gazette
"A key point that should not be overlooked is the involvement of the team itself. Wilson has in the past been reluctant to discuss the future of the Bills beyond his ownership. The team’s involvement with the board should open the door for additional discussions that might prove beneficial to answering the question many diehard local fans have wanted to know for years: What happens to the Bills once Wilson no longer owns the team?"