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Buffalo Bills Links, 12/24: Bills could lose Brian Daboll and Leslie Frazier

Buffalo’s pair of coordinators could be hot head coaching candidates

The Buffalo Bills (11-3) have made the playoffs in three of the last four years, and currently hold the No. 2 seed in the AFC. In today’s edition of the Bills daily links, we examine why offensive coordinator Brian Daboll and assistant defensive coordinator/assistant head coach Leslie Frazier could be poached by other teams this offseason, due to their successes running Buffalo’s offense and defense.

We also hear more about the potential plan to allow 6,700 fans into Bills Stadium for a home playoff game, dive into why the emergence of rookie running back Zack Moss could hold the key for Buffalo’s Super Bowl dreams, learn more about another weekly award for quarterback Josh Allen, discover how tackle Daryl Williams envisioned a career in the NBA before his eighth-grade football coach convinced Williams to try football, analyze how defensive tackle Ed Oliver is once again becoming a disruptive force, hear how NFL executives are viewing head coach Sean McDermott and general manager Brandon Beane in the race for coach of the year and executive of the year, and much more


Assistant Coaches Could be Poached

Why the Bills could lose assistants Brian Daboll and Leslie Frazier - Democrat & Chronicle
Given the Bills’ recent success, Sean McDermott’s coaching staff could get poached.

Brian Daboll likely a top NFL coaching candidate for 2021 - WGR 550
Ahead of the 2021 National Football League coaching cycle, Tim Kelly of RADIO.COM Sports breaks down the ten best available candidates.

McDermott: Would recommend Daboll or Frazier as head coaches - WGR 550
Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott joined the Howard and Jeremy Show on Wednesday ahead of Monday night’s matchup with the New England Patriots in Foxboro.

Bills’ Stefon Diggs, Cole Beasley don’t want Brian Daboll to leave for potential head coach job - newyorkupstate.com
Beasley: “I told him he can’t leave until I’m done. In my mind he’s staying here.”

More on Plan to Allow Fans into Bills Stadium

NY may allow fans in for Bills home playoff game with COVID test - Democrat & Chronicle
The state may allow 6,700 fans into a home playoff game. Here’s what you need to know.

NY considering plan to allow 6,700 fans at Bills playoff game with testing, contact tracing, Cuomo says - newyorkupstate.com
The Bills clinched the team’s first division title in 25 years over the weekend.

Bills’ plan to have 6,700 fans at playoff games under review - WGR 550
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo revealed Wednesday the Buffalo Bills have submitted a plan to include 6,700 fans for upcoming playoff games at Bills Stadium this January. The plan is currently being reviewed by the state.

Governor Cuomo says Bills have proposed 6,700 fans in the stadium for playoffs | News 4 Buffalo
Governor Cuomo says the Bills have proposed 6,700 fans in the stadium for playoffs. The State Department of Health is taking a look at the model where fans would be tested before they go into the stadium.

County needs quick decision on Cuomo plan to let 6,700 fans into Bills home playoff game | Local News | buffalonews.com
If the state can pull together a plan to let fans back into the stadium by Tuesday or Wednesday of next week, Poloncarz said, the county will scramble its work force to help make it happen.

Josh Allen knows Bills Mafia will do anything to be able to attend playoff game - newyorkupstate.com
Gov. Cuomo said NY officials are considering plan for 6,700 fans to attend in the playoffs.

Stefon Diggs on Bills Mafia at the airport: ‘I can’t imagine what the stadium would be like’ | Buffalo Sports | buffalonews.com
Diggs was traded from the Minnesota Vikings to the Bills in March, thus far playing every home game in an empty stadium.

Zack Moss Emerges, Honors for Josh Allen, Daryl Williams’ NFL Odyssey

The Thread: The secret to the Buffalo Bills winning the Super Bowl? ‘Moss Mode’ - Go Long with Tyler Dunne
History says the Bills will need to lean on a bruising RB—at some point—in January. Zack Moss is ready. And ‘Moss Mode’ just might be able to pick up where his inspiration, ‘Beast Mode,’ left off.

Bills QB Josh Allen named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for fourth time | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
Allen has won the honor six times in his three-year career, trailing only Jim Kelly in franchise history.

Before his NFL journey, Bills' tackle Daryl Williams had to give up hoop dreams | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
“Daryl Williams thought basketball was his calling. Playing any other sport barely registered as an afterthought when the Buffalo Bills veteran offensive tackle was in grammar school and junior high.”

Bills film review: Dion Dawkins, OL shut down Broncos – The Athletic
The film revealed Dion Dawkins's performance against Bradley Chubb was even more impressive than we first thought. (Subscription required).

Odds and Ends

Ed Oliver a disruptive force again for the Bills - Democrat & Chronicle
Defensive tackle Ed Oliver hasn’t lived up to his 2019 No. 9 overall draft status, but he’s starting to play better in his second season.

NFL exec poll: Bills’ Sean McDermott, Brandon Beane win HC, Executive of the Year awards in survey - newyorkupstate.com
Tom Pelissero polled 22 NFL executives to vote on various NFL awards.

Bills’ Stefon Diggs, John Brown, Tre’Davious White to practice | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
The Bills have yet to activate Brown, who has missed four games with an ankle injury sustained against Arizona.

Jordan Poyer shrugs off Pro Bowl snub, thinks about tackling Patriots | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
“He’s a Pro Bowler in our book,” Bills cornerback Tre’Davious White said of his teammate. “He knows he’s a Pro Bowl, All-Pro-caliber player.”

‘I do believe it’s a team award’ | Bills players explain what it means to be named to the Pro Bowl - BuffaloBills.com
Josh Allen, Stefon Diggs, Tremaine Edmunds and Andre Roberts are excited to be named to the Pro Bowl but remain focused on a bigger team goal.

Bills Today | Cole Beasley is close to reaching this milestone - BuffaloBills.com
Here are three things to know about the Bills for Thursday, Dec. 24.

Zack Moss: Josh Allen can throw a football 100-plus yards - WGR 550
Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen is known to have an insanely strong arm, but we didn’t expect to hear a teammate—in this case, Zack Moss—say that he could reach triple-digit yardage through the air.

Bills fans’ donations after ESPN host criticized Josh Allen sent to Buffalo diaper nonprofit | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
The National Diaper Action Network said Tuesday that it will be giving a $5,000 grant to Every Bottom Covered, a Western New York non-profit organization that distributes diapers to families in need.

3 things we learned from Terry Pegula on ‘Bills Pod Squad’ - BuffaloBills.com
The Bills’ owner joined Kim Pegula and Maddy Glab to talk snowball fights, flip phones, and more.

Bills Pod Squad | Episode 15 | Terry Pegula - BuffaloBills.com
Kim Pegula shares her reactions to Buffalo winning the AFC East and seeing Bills Mafia greet the team at the airport, then Kim and Maddy Glab talk about their favorite holiday traditions before being joined by Terry Pegula.

Featured on Buffalo Rumblings

New York State evaluating proposal allowing fans at Buffalo Bills stadium for playoff game - Buffalo Rumblings
It might actually be happening.

Discussion: How should Buffalo Bills, Josh Allen balance achievements against resting? - Buffalo Rumblings
Josh Allen’s on a record-breaking pace. But...

Josh Allen named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for fourth time - Buffalo Rumblings
A well-deserved honor in a remarkable season.

Revisiting five Denver Broncos to watch against the Buffalo Bills - Buffalo Rumblings
The Broncos were overmatched right from the jump.

Revisiting five Buffalo Bills to watch at the Denver Broncos - Buffalo Rumblings
The Bills went West and conquered.

Code of Conduct: The Buffalo Bills are “AFC Beasts” - Buffalo Rumblings
The Bills continue to shine.

Jamie D and Big Newt: ‘Tis the Season to be Thankful (for the Bills) - Buffalo Rumblings
Talking About the AFC East Champions.

Penalty recap: Buffalo Bills at Denver Broncos was just plain silly - Buffalo Rumblings
The Ministry of Silly Flags weighs in.