clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Buffalo Bills news, 6/5: coordinators Jim Schwartz, Nate Hackett talk OTAs

The Buffalo Bills' coordinators discussed the offseason to this point and more following practice yesterday.

Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Jim Schwartz Talks about Defensive Strengths - VIDEO -

"Bills Defensive Coordinator Jim Schwartz discusses which defensive unit excites him the most and how the first five organized team activities have gone for the defense."

Nathaniel Hackett: "Just be great at what we do" - VIDEO -

"Bills offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett discusses OTAs so far including Wednesday's redzone work. He also gives his reaction to rookie WR Sammy Watkins and the progression of quarterback EJ Manuel."

Bills Roundup: OTA 5 - Coordinator Evaluations - VIDEO -
"The Bills are halfway through their OTA sessions. Offensive Coordinator Nathaniel Hackett and Defensive Coordinator Jim Schwartz discussed the evaluation of their respected units."

Hackett: "He wants to prove everyone wrong" - AUDIO -
"Bills Offensive Coordinator Nathaniel Hackett joins The John Murphy Show to discuss OTAs, Sammy Watkins, and the progression of quarterback EJ Manuel."

5 ways Schwartz's defense is taking shape -
Chris Brown wraps up the defensive changes, discussing how they plan on stopping the run and the fact that Schwartz isn't changing much of the terminology.

OTA 5 - Red zone a focus -
"The Bills saw their most extensive work in the red zone in Wednesday's OTA session with quality plays turned in on both sides of the ball."

Inside The Bills | Hughes a pass rushing force Wednesday
"After a would-be sack midway through Wednesday’s practice during a 9-v-9 segment the Bills run, Hughes followed it up with three more sacks in a span of five plays."

Schwartz excited to get on field with Bills - Sports - The Buffalo News
"We spent an awful lot of time together," Schwartz said. "That’s one of the good things about being here in Buffalo. The weather was so bad, we had plenty of time as coaches to stay together. When that snow was rolling and it was 5 degrees outside, we were holed up in the room, watching all their stuff from last year."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills OTA Observations: Day 5
With Chris Williams absent, Mark Asper took the starting reps at left guard. In related news, rookie Cyril Richardson is really struggling. Those are a couple notes from Joe B's OTA breakdown.

WGR 550 SportsRadio - After One Day Absence, Bills’ Mario Williams Returns
Buscaglia runs down the injured and missing.

Jim Schwartz: CB Nickell Robey will have role - ESPN
"I'll tell you what," Schwartz said. "If you measure heart -- if you measure things like that -- he's 6-foot-10." Robey was the first guy through at nickel on Wednesday.

More clicks

2014 Bills Training Camp schedule announced -
"Below is a list of open practice start times at the 2014 Buffalo Bills Training Camp. Facilities are open to fans one hour before practice begins. Tickets are required for all night practices, bolded below, and information regarding ticketing will be announced at a later date."

Cuomo expresses concern about taxpayer costs for a new Bills stadium - City & Region - The Buffalo News
"Cuomo’s comments suggest a sensitivity to concerns that some taxpayers might have, especially in other parts of the state, about the state agreeing to unleash millions more in public funds on a new stadium when it only just last year cut the deal with the late Ralph C. Wilson Jr. for the $130 million in renovations to the Orchard Park facility." See also: our coverage.

Jerry Hughes confirms he was at scene of Marcell Dareus accident - BN Blitz - The Buffalo News
"Hughes confirmed as much to reporters today following the team's spring practice, but offered few details beyond saying he was at the scene."

The 2014 NFL All-Sophomore team -
EJ Manuel and Kiko Alonso receive some love from SB Nation.

Report: Sammy Watkins’ deal reworked after being disallowed by NFL | ProFootballTalk
According to FOX’s Mike Garafolo, Watkins’ contract was not approved by the NFL, but the issue that sidetracked the deal was simply "a minor language tweak."

PFT Live: Bills protect their asset by backing Dareus | ProFootballTalk
"Mike Florio is joined by Tim Graham from the Buffalo News to discuss the Bills and Doug Marrone’s support of Dareus, while also discussing the aggressive move to trade up for Sammy Watkins in this year’s draft."

Marcell Dareus - Don't simply judge Buffalo Bills defensive lineman by recent arrests - ESPN
"Marcell Dareus needs to make sure he's defined by all he's overcome to get where he is, not by his recent mistakes, writes Jeffri Chadiha."

Norm Van Brocklin, Bob Hayes among game changers of 1960s -
The signing of Pete Gogolak from the Buffalo Bills by the New York Giants was a big deal in the 1960s and directly led to the merger.