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Buffalo Bills Links, 6/18: How will the Bills be affected by Sabres shakeup?

There’s plenty to unpack in the daily links

In today’s edition of the Buffalo Bills daily links, we focus on whether the recent shakeup with the Buffalo Sabres—which included the dismissal of general manager Jason Botterill in an attempt to get “leaner”—will have any impact on how Terry and Kim Pegula run the Bills. We also hear from Bills head coach Sean McDermott on why he supports his players’ right to protest social injustice and police brutality, the progress rookie quarterback Jake Fromm has made in efforts to earn back the trust of teammates following racially insensitive text messages, and how the team is preparing for the upcoming training camp amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Additionally, we delve into why offensive coordinator Brian Daboll prefers to communicate virtually with his players through FaceTime, hear why special teams coordinator Heath Farwell has high expectations for special teams in 2020, vote on Buffalo’s offensive flex and defensive lineman 1 of the 2010s, and much more!


Despite Sabres upheaval, Pegulas say no financial pressure on the Bills – The Athletic
In discussing the dismissal of Buffalo Sabres general manager Jason Botterill, the Bills and Sabres owners repeatedly mentioned needing to get “leaner.” (Subscription required).

Terry Pegula says no ‘negative financial pressure’ on Buffalo Bills – The Buffalo News
Over and over, Kim and Terry Pegula stressed the importance of becoming a leaner organization, but said there is no “financial situation” that could affect the Buffalo Bills.

Buffalo Bills owner: No ‘negative financial situation’ will impact franchise’s ability to extend Sean McDermott, Brandon Beane - newyorkupstate.com
Terry and Kim Pegula spoke on Tuesday after firing Buffalo Sabres general manager Jason Botterill and addressed one Bills question.

Sean McDermott: Bills owners Terry and Kim Pegula ‘committed to winning’ – The Buffalo News
A day after owner Terry Pegula said the Buffalo Sabres operations will get leaner, attention turned to what that might mean for the Buffalo Bills.

McDermott: ‘We are always going to support our players’ | WGR 550 SportsRadio
Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott met with the media on Wednesday and addressed questions about his players possibly kneeling or other forms of protest.

Coach Sean McDermott on taking a knee: ‘I will support my players’ – The Buffalo News
Conversations are ongoing with the players about the possibility of their taking a knee this season to protect social injustice and police brutality.

Frazier hopes for action with speaking out against racism | WGR 550 SportsRadio
Bills defensive coordinator/assistant head coach Leslie Frazier joined Howard Simon on Wednesday to speak on some of the issues with social injustice in our country.

Sean McDermott: QB Jake Fromm has talked with team but has more apologizing to do - ESPN.com Buffalo Bills Blog
Head coach Sean McDermott said rookie QB Jake Fromm has communicated with the team after texts surfaced earlier this month of Fromm suggesting guns should be priced to a point where “only elite white people can afford them,” and that must continue.

Buffalo Bills’ Sean McDermott details how team is preparing for training camp amid coronavirus pandemic - newyorkupstate.com
The Bills report for camp at the end of July.

Jay Glazer: Josh Allen will lead Buffalo Bills to playoffs in 2020 - newyorkupstate.com
Glazer, in his Athletic mailbag, explained why the Bills are set up well in AFC East.

Why Brian Daboll values the bonds he creates with his players - BuffaloBills.com
Offensive coordinator Brian Daboll explains why he uses FaceTime every chance he gets to communicate with his players.

Why FaceTime is Brian Daboll’s preferred communication method – The Buffalo News
Daboll has adjusted to the challenges of COVID-19, embracing FaceTime as his method for reaching out and communicating with his players.

Bills Today | What Sean McDermott wants to see from Josh Allen in year three - BuffaloBills.com
Here are three things to know about the Bills for Thursday, June 18.

5 observations on the 2020 offseason from Bills head coach Sean McDermott - BuffaloBills.com
With the virtual offseason set to end for the veterans on Thursday, Sean McDermott assesses the team's status as it prepares for the summer break.

Heath Farwell sees Bills’ special teams taking a big jump with new additions – The Buffalo News
Entering his second season as the Buffalo Bills' special teams coordinator, Farwell is more confident in the special teams unit and his ability to call a game.

2 things Buffalo Bills’ Dawson Knox must do to live up to Sean McDermott’s expectations in 2020 - newyorkupstate.com
Dawson Knox flashed multiple times during his rookie season. According to Sean McDermott, here are two things he must do to live up to expectations in 2020.

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