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Buffalo Bills news, 6/19: Day 2 minicamp recaps, reactions

The Bills got extra serious during their two-minute drill session during minicamp practice on Wednesday.

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WGR 550 SportsRadio - Intensity Increases As Bills Do Two-minute Drill

"It was funny, because I wasn't even in the huddle at all for that one. I was back calling the plays, and you could just see the whole thing switch," offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett said when the practice settled into that portion. "The last time we did the two-minute it wasn't very pretty and they realized that."

Minicamp Day 2: Two-minute drill raises intensity -

Read about Jerry Hughes schooling rookie Seantrel Henderson and more from Wednesday's practice.


Bills Roundup: Two Min Drill; Spreading the Ball - VIDEO -
"The second day of mandatory minicamp featured the team working on the two minute drill, some standout play by Jerry Hughes, and coach Hackett talking about spreading the ball around."

EJ Manuel "Really starting to get it" says OC Hackett -
"Offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett talks about the difference in tempo, EJ Manuel's growth, and the key to getting more touches on offense."

DC Jim Schwartz: "We can’t afford to take any steps back" -
"Defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz addresses the media after Day 2 of minicamp at One Bills Drive."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills Minicamp Observations: Day 2
Joe Buscaglia runs down the depth chart changes, Nickell Robey's big plays (again), and seventh rounder Randell Johnson's move to defensive end.

Bills clicks

Kyle Williams named to NFL's Top 100 -
Defensive tackle Kyle Williams was voted the 32nd-best player in the NFL by his peers on "Top 100 Players of 2014."

'Top 100 Players of 2014': Kyle Williams - NFL Videos
No. 32 on the list. Watch Eric Wood, Manny Lawson, Jairus Byrd, and Nick Mangold talk about him.

Lawson’s new role is simple - Sports - The Buffalo News
"It feels really good to be a defensive end again," Lawson said after Wednesday’s minicamp practice. "It’s really see ball, go get ball. You don’t really have to worry about dropping too much into coverage and covering people man to man. I really like the engage with somebody immediately and make a play from there, as opposed to having to read and then see if you need to engage. … To be a defensive end again and be with these guys again is fun. We’re going to have fun doing it."

Cockrell well prepared for NFL’s mental challenge - Sports - The Buffalo News
Bucky Gleason literally gushes over Ross Cockrell.

Bills OC Hackett on having more position-coach help in Year Two - BN Blitz - The Buffalo News
Nate Hackett says he can learn new things from the new coaches, but also have a chance to work with other positions groups and individuals he didn't have time for last year. Well, yeah.

Nathaniel Hackett: E.J. Manuel "really starting to get it" | ProFootballTalk
"While it is hard to believe that a quarterback’s accuracy is of no concern to the team’s coaches, it’s clear the Bills are doing all they can to build Manuel up heading into his second season."

Sammy Watkins sees 'no pressure' despite Bills mortgaging future on him | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
"Our goal is to go fast, run a lot of plays, and go as quickly as possible," Watkins said by phone on Monday. "We’re going to throw the ball. But I can get it in other ways, and we’re going to run it well, too. We’ve been working a lot on third downs in OTAs. We know we have to convert those in order to be a great team and a complete [offense]. We know we can do it. It all there for us."

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