Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams isn’t going to lose sleep over Rex Ryan’s TV viewing preferences this weekend. One more “trend” worth noting: The Jets have won their last five season openers vs. the Bills and their last four when opening the schedule in Western New York. It’s clear that both the Bills and Jets are dead in the middle of rebuilds, so the level of play will be nothing to write home about.
Despite high expectations, the Jets are coming off a very disappointing 5-11 season in 2016, which left them in the basement of the division. “Yeah, he got a little bit ill at practice”, coach Sean McDermott said. Still, all offseason we’ve liked the Jets’ chances in this game, even though it’s on the road. I’ll take NY here. When he comes out of the tunnel Sunday, it will be his first regular season game with the title of head coach.
“You tune it out, man”, he said. They won’t get down on themselves. He’s just been going at it.
“I think it’s his vision that makes him so unsafe”. Jamal Adams, drafted sixth overall, and Marcus Maye (39th) form rookie safety starting tandem. Wide receiver Sammy Watkins was shipped by the Bills to the Los Angeles Rams.
The Buffalo Bills have reportedly added incentives to the contract of running back LeSean McCoy. It probably didn’t please the replacement ref from 2012 who urged McCoy, then of the Eagles, to help his fantasy team during a game.
Bills quarterback uncertainty- The Bills still don’t seem to have decided on whether Tyrod Taylor is a legitimate starting quarterback in this league or whether they’re ready to move on from him.
The newly acquired Jordan Matthews and EJ Gaines will wear the Bills’ colors for the first time.
The game begins a new era for Buffalo Bills football. “It’s about this team”.
McDermott didn’t sound anxious about McCoy’s status for Sunday’s season opener against the New York Jets. Defensive Coordinator Leslie Frazier will coach his first game as a member of the Bills’ staff. McCown has lost seven straight since going 36 for 51 for career-best 457 yards in Browns’ 33-30 win at Baltimore on October 11, 2015. He ran for 59 yards on 15 carries in Week 2 past year, and 10 on five in Week 17. “Obviously, he can do a lot of things”, Bowles said. “You don’t replace a guy like (Richardson)”.
Which run defense steps up?
“Either team that we’re going to be playing right now we’re going to be expecting to get the win”.
numberFire’s models project him project McCoy for 16.6 carries with 69.9 rushing yards and 0.53 touchdowns on the ground versus the New York Jets in Week 1, as well as 3.3 receptions for 26.3 yards and 0.13 touchdowns through the air. The plan should be to take over the game quickly and put pressure on the Bills to play at their pace.