The Buffalo Bills will kick off the 2021 NFL season next Sunday when they host the Pittsburgh Steelers, and with one week to go until the start of the season, today’s edition of the Bills daily links leads off with thoughts from head coach Sean McDermott on which positional battles remain unsettled.
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Positional battles still up in the air
During a session with the media, head coach Sean McDermott said that at least two and perhaps three starting spots were up for grabs as the season approaches. Those positional battles, according to McDermott, include both the left and right guard spots, as well as the cornerback opposite All-Pro Tre’Davious White.
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Sizing up the Bills heading into the season
Heading into the season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers, find out where the Bills rank in the final preseason power rankings, get to know Buffalo’s 53-man roster, discover which hurdles the Bills will need to overcome to get back to the Super Bowl, and learn how Buffalo’s deep and talented defensive line could hold the key to those Super Bowl dreams.
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Latest news on Buffalo’s new stadium deal
The Buffalo Bills won’t renew their lease with both New York State and Erie County if there isn’t first an agreement in place for the team’s proposed new $1.4 billion stadium to be partially funded by the taxpayers.
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Why Josh Allen reminds HOF QB Brett Favre of himself
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Odds and ends
We discuss which Bills—beyond Tre’Davious White and Josh Allen—are the most indispensable players on the roster. We also explore how Allen took a quantum leap forward last year while assessing how Allen can get even better in 2021, examine why punter Matt Haack excels at pinning opponents deep with his punts, and more
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