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Buffalo Bills Links, 6/25: How Bills players feel about returning to the game

Plus, how good will the team be on offense in 2020?

The Buffalo Bills and the other NFL teams are preparing for training camp, which is set to begin in July during this most unusual offseason. In today’s edition of the daily links, we hear from current players Micah Hyde, Stephen Hauschka, and Harrison Phillips on how they feel about returning to the playing field, and whether they feel safe playing football with COVID-19 cases spiking around the country.

We also explore how talented the Bills’ offense can be in 2020, discuss why Pro Football Focus says the Bills have assembled a top-five roster, speculate on whether fans will be able to attend Bills games this year, search for overrated and underrated members of the team, vote on Buffalo’s cornerback 1 and safety 1 of the 2010s, and much more!


‘I don’t think I trust the league yet’: Bills players reckon with case outbreaks – The Athletic
A hometown breakdown of the Bills’ roster shows 60 of 88 players come from states experiencing surges in COVID-19 cases. (Subscription required).

Where do the 2020 offensive weapons rank in Bills history? | WGR 550 SportsRadio
How talented is the offense that Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane has built in 2020?

Josh Allen, Sam Darnold, Jarrett Stidham and Tua Tagovailoa headline the AFC East - BuffaloBills.com
With Tom Brady out of the division for the first time in 20 years, who is poised to take the title as the division’s to quarterback? Find out who these analysts have picked.

PFF ranks 2020 NFL rosters | Buffalo Bills skyrocket from bottom-5 2019 ranking - newyorkupstate.com
Pro Football Focus believes the Bills have one of the NFL’s top rosters entering 2020.

Bills’ Leslie Frazier: Draft-pick incentives to hire black coaches ‘shouldn’t happen’ – The Buffalo News
"I hope we get to a point where people just do the right thing, as far as hiring the best candidate and not look at the color of that person's skin," Frazier said.

CBS ranks Tre’Davious White as No. 7 cornerback: ‘That’s clearly wrong’ – The Buffalo News
Seems like we find ourselves in this spot again. Another national outlet not giving Bills cornerback Tre'Davious White the recognition he deserves.

Buffalo Bills kicker Tyler Bass brings power and his ‘golden stroke’ to Buffalo - newyorkupstate.com
Bass's college kicking coach details how the Bills kicker became his star pupil from a coaching career that includes over 500 victories in football.

Will fans be able to attend Buffalo Bills games in 2020? - newyorkupstate.com
Matt Parrino and Ryan Talbot gives their thoughts on the unknowns of the upcoming NFL season for Bills fans.

Bills Quarterbacks Through the Years - BuffaloBills.com
As Josh Allen continues to get ready for his third season in Buffalo, he has the chance to set new records for Buffalo Bills quarterbacks.

Bills' Dane Jackson: Been moving all my life, I'm ready to stay in Buffalo - Buffalo Bills Blog- ESPN
The 2020 seventh-round cornerback says his unorthodox high school path has put him in position to earn a place on Buffalo's roster.

Kim Pegula places high value on ‘authenticity’ in coach hires – The Buffalo News
The process of a pro sports franchise hiring a head coach is far from perfect. Kim Pegula acknowledges she and her husband, Terry Pegula, have learned that the hard way.

Three Bills treat Special Olympians, make $20,000 donation – The Buffalo News
Patrick DiMarco, Harrison Phillips and Vincent Taylor led a question-and-answer session with two dozen Special Olympians from New York State.

Former Buffalo Bills TE Nick O’Leary hopes to play in 2021 NFL season following recent heart attack - newyorkupstate.com
O’Leary won’t be able to play in 2020, but hopes he will be ready to play in 2021.

My plan of attack at running back | WGR 550 SportsRadio
What strategy should you employ when it comes to drafting running backs in fantasy football?

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Billieve Podcast: Most overrated and underrated Bills - Buffalo Rumblings
Identifying the two most overrated and four most underrated Bills.

Was the Buffalo Bills’ offense really that bad? - Buffalo Rumblings
Looking at efficiency data, is the story on offense as bad as we feared?

Q&A: Can we expect a Buffalo Bills’ offensive explosion in 2020? - Buffalo Rumblings
Can Josh Allen can throw for 4,000 yards? Will there be multiple 1,000-yard players on the Buffalo Bills’ offense? How will Cole Beasley and John Brown integrate with Stefon Diggs and Zack Moss?

Buffalo Bills 2010s All-Decade team: Cornerback 1 - Buffalo Rumblings
Pick a defensive back for our all-decade team!

91 Buffalo Bills scouting reports in 91 days: Running back T.J. Yeldon - Buffalo Rumblings
Is he the third-down back? Is he a healthy scratch? Is he trade bait? Your guess is as good as ours.

Buffalo Bills 2010s All-Decade team: Safety 1 - Buffalo Rumblings
Lots of great safeties played for the Bills. But which was the best?

Plays that defined 2019: Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots, Week 16 - Buffalo Rumblings
We take a look back at the plays that tell the story of the 2019 season.

Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation receives ESPY Award for philanthropy - Buffalo Rumblings
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