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Bills Links, 9/6: LeSean McCoy is ready for the 2018 season

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After a rough offseason, McCoy’s focus is on football

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Fans and the media can talk about the quarterbacks as much as they want, but LeSean McCoy is the most important player on the Buffalo Bills offense this season. After a tumultuous offseason, McCoy is ready for the start of the 2018 season. There are plenty of updates on McCoy in today’s edition of the Bills Links as the team prepares for Sunday’s match-up with the Baltimore Ravens.

Today’s links also include coverage from Brandon Beane, Vontae Davis, Nathan Peterman and much more.


Bills' McDermott is impressed with McCoy for many reasons | WGR 550 SportsRadio
"You will never question where Sean McDermott’s focus is. When he was asked about using last season as a motivator, he said that was for the offseason and now all he can focus on is the Baltimore Ravens."

LeSean McCoy Q&A: Bills RB on what captaincy means to him in the face of heavy off-field scrutiny – The Athletic
McCoy sat down with The Athletic to talk about his turbulent summer, the Bills' trust in him and his goals for the season. (Subscription required.)

Joe B: 5 Buffalo Bills practice notes ahead of Week 1 vs. Ravens (9/5/18) - WKBW.com
The Buffalo Bills finished their first official practice of the 2018 regular season on Wednesday. What did we learn about the team as they prepare for their road game against the Baltimore Ravens?

Ranking the Buffalo Bills' 12 most important players for 2018 season | NewYorkUpstate.com The 12 Bills players who made the cut will play a big role in the team's success in 2018.

6 Buffalo Bills on preparing to deal with Baltimore Ravens Pro Bowl LB Terrell Suggs | NewYorkUpstate.com
Bills tackle Dion Dawkins and company explain how they're planning to neutralize Ravens star Terrell Suggs.

Three Matchups to Watch on Offense: Bills vs. Ravens | Cover 1
Regular season NFL football is finally back! With Nathan Peterman starting at quarterback for the Buffalo Bills, they have a tall task heading into Baltimore to face the Ravens on Sunday.

Amid cornerback competition, Bills’ Vontae Davis wants to show trying preseason does not tell the whole story – The Athletic
The two-time Pro Bowler is fighting for playing time after a rocky preseason in his first year with the Bills. (Subscription required.)

Bills Film Room: Scouting the Week 1 matchup with the Ravens – The Athletic
What the previous game between the teams in 2016 and offensive coordinator Brian Daboll's schemes against the Ravens while with the Patriots foreshadow about this Sunday's season opener. (Subscription required.)

Sal's Crystal Ball: 2018 NFL Predictions | WGR 550 SportsRadio
"OTAs, minicamps, rookie minicamps, mandatory minicamps, and training camps. They’re all done. It’s finally time to play football. For real."

Beane - Peterman is a professional QB, he can play at this level | WGR 550 SportsRadio
Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Bean joined One Bills Live on Wednesday, talking about some of the questions regarding the Bills roster.

Bills Today: GM Brandon Beane's thoughts on the revamped front seven - BuffaloBills.com
Brandon Beane shares his thoughts on the Bills defense heading into Sunday, McDermott discusses Lamar Jackson and new Bills CB Ryan Lewis working to get up to speed.

[BN] Blitz newsletter: Bills slotted for 5-7 wins in News predictions – The Buffalo News
"The News on Wednesday released its predictions for the Bills 2018 record, and its safe to say that the team isnt expected to return to the postseason."

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