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Buffalo Bills news, 6/11: are Bills primed to snap playoff drought?

One national writer says the Bills will make the playoffs after an aggressive offseason. Do you agree?

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Buffalo Bills primed to snap 14-season playoff drought in 2014 -

Adam Schein writes a lengthy piece on why the Bills are going to make the playoffs in 2014. "The 2014 Bills are going for it. And I think they will get there."

OTA 8 – Offense handed the full playbook -

"Buffalo’s offensive coaches have thrown the entire playbook at the offensive unit this week partly in preparation for next week’s mandatory minicamp. The large amount of information being installed has compromised execution at times."


Bills Roundup: Working on Full Play Book - VIDEO -
"The Bills continued to work on the entire offense on Tuesday during organized team activities, and Robert Woods isn't worried about the progress, while Leodis McKelvin is slowly working his way back from injury."

EJ Manuel "We Put in a lot of Offense" - ViDEO -
"Bills QB EJ Manuel talks about the volume of offensive plays being added in organized team activities and his chemistry with Robert Woods."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills' Offense Continues To Struggle
"Manuel of course has to be a leader out there and if you’re just watching you don’t see much emotion from him. He stays on an even keel and doesn’t appear to get angry."

Dixon, Williams return to Bills practice - ESPN
Mike Rodak walks us through the injury report from Tuesday.

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Inside The Bills | EJ confirms has authority to change plays
EJ Manuel can call audibles. Hooray!

Bills plan to rely on Chandler as their tight end - Sports - The Buffalo News
Despite constantly talking about replacing him, the Buffalo Bills look to have Scott Chandler atop their depth chart at tight end once again. Jay Skurski profiles that position group this morning.

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Bills, Steelers combine for two practices this summer -
"I already know it’ll raise the level of play," said linebacker Brandon Spikes, who was a part of shared practices between the Patriots and Eagles in 2013. "It’s going to be very, very competitive and I embrace those types of deals. We’ll take advantage of the opportunity and get to see a good offense and good defense – they’ll give us a good look so we can get better."

New stadium won’t snag a Super Bowl - Sports - The Buffalo News
Mike Harrington: "Trying to get a Super Bowl is not a good reason. It’s not happening. Those who say it can happen here are selling a bill of goods nobody should buy. You build a new stadium to save the Bills. Maybe you pair it with a new convention facility. You’ll draw concerts. Maybe that NCAA basketball regional final will come here."

Bills looking to begin concession beer sales at 11 a.m. - City & Region - The Buffalo News
That's an hour sooner and designed to draw people into the stadium earlier.

Marcell Dareus of Buffalo Bills applies to enter pre-trial intervention program - ESPN
"The pre-trial intervention program, which Giddens said is common in cases of marijuana and cocaine possession, includes drug counseling and could eventually result in Dareus' case being dismissed."

Trial for fan who fell from Buffalo stadium rail | Pro32: Head to Head
Jury selection will be under way this week.