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Matt Johnson and David De Cristofaro bring you the same Bills podcast that you love, under a brand new name! Check them out the day after every Bills game for your Bills news and coverage, courtesy of Billswire at USA Today, SMG.

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    Episode 8 - Squished the Fish and On to Indianapolis

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2021 34:03

    The Bills finished the clean sweep of the AFC East with a one sided beatdown of the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. With both teams playing for playoff implications, it was the Buffalo Bills who got the job done and locked up what was necessary. The Dolphins however, were sent home.Buffalo came out swinging with starters Josh Allen and company, who played a half of football and put up four scores on Miami. Josh Allen connected to Isaiah McKenzie for two touchdowns, John Brown for another, and a punt return touchdown for McKenzie as well, giving the Bills firm control of the game at halftime.Sean McDermott started the backups in the second half, and they were relentless, keeping the pressure on Miami, and Tua folded under the pressure. It was a strong showing of the depth that GM Brandon Beane has established for this team, and McDermott's ability to coach his team to the standard that he did. Miami looked like a team that was playing for nothing.Buffalo will host it's first playoff game in some time next Saturday against the Indianapolis Colts, coached by "Comeback" legend Frank Reich. It will be quite the moment, as the Bills try to avoid the notion that they can't win a playoff game.

    Episode 7 - Bills finish Patriots sweep with lopsided victory

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2020 34:41

    In another dominant victory for this team, the Buffalo Bills handed the Patriots one of the most overwhelming losses of the Bill Belichick era with a 38-9 score. It was another significant and dominant Bills victory on their path to the post season, and one that both the Bills and Pats won't soon forget.Josh Allen finished the night breaking a single season team record, as well as Stefon Diggs. It was just another night at the office for the Buffalo Bills, who owned the Patriots in all three phases. It's not every day that Bill Belichick doesn't have an answer to what you are throwing his way, but that's exactly what happened.For the Patriots, it left much uncertainty for their future, as they face a much more pivotal off season than in years past. The changing of the guard is complete however, for the time being, as the Bills march toward post season glory, with a final showdown against the spry Miami Dolphins who are looking for a crack at the post season as well. 

    Episode 6 - Bills capture first AFC East Title since 1995 with dominant win over Denver

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2020 64:32

    It's been a while, but the Buffalo Bills are now AFC East Champions after 25 years! It's a huge accomplishment in an effort to make people forget about that last 20 years, but not the endgame for this Bills team. In fact, their sights are set much higher than this achievement.Buffalo rolled into Denver on Saturday, and had another significant team victory. Winning 48-19, there were few moments where the Broncos looked to threaten the Bills lead. Buffalo continued to look like a Super Bowl contender with their performance.On offense, Josh Allen scored four touchdowns, two by air, and two with his own feet. Allen continues to set and be on pace for many franchise records. What's been the best aspect, is how the 24 year old signal caller, has morphed into one of the league's finest, with a poise and control of the offense like we've never seen before. Offensive playmakers also reaped the reward of Allen's significant play. Stefon Diggs and Cole Beasley both hauled in over 100 yards each. The running game, while not a significant identity of this team, performed well, when called upon. The defense left little optimism for Denver yesterday, as they had their way with the opposing offense. The Bills were all over Drew Lock and company, forcing them to punt on a majority of their possessions.  The defense continues to operate very balanced, and it has paid off in dividends for the entire Bills team.Buffalo has to play two division rivals in the final weeks, in the Patriots and Dolphins, but a win next week should have the Bills considering resting starters to avoid any injury scares before the playoffs.

    Episode 5 - Bills shine in win versus Steelers

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2020 74:02

    In what was expected to be the Bills toughest remaining opponent in the last quarter of the season, Buffalo won a decisive victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers, at home, on Sunday Night Football. It was a statement victory for this young team as they look to move up the ranks and jockey for position in a deep AFC playoff picture.Things were kept interesting in the first half, as there were multiple punts and 3 and outs. Pittsburgh was the first team on the board, with the Bills following up with a field goal, and just before halftime, a momentum changing pick - six from Taron Johnson. Johnson was one of two unlikely defensive heroes on the day, and it was all Buffalo after he put points on he board.What came next was a dominant Bills half of Buffalo that involved Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs torching the Steelers secondary together, with help from Cole Beasley and others. The Bills defense showed up big, again, as they look to return to last year's form. Any spark that the Steelers had for a comeback, was ultimately stomped out by Levi Wallace, who picked off "Big" Ben, and that was game. It was a tactfully scripted game, and a solid team win.Buffalo has all of the momentum, and are finally looking the part of a Super Bowl Contender. The playoffs are unofficially guaranteed at this point, but it's the Buffalo Bills that control their own destiny beyond that.

    Episode 4 - Bills dominate 49ers

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2020 70:53

    Buffalo went into Arizona on Monday Night with ice in their veins, and walked away with a big victory over the defending NFC Champions, the San Francisco 49ers. A much better way to leave the same stadium that had them in heartbreak several weeks ago.The Bills, from start to finish, were relentless on the 49ers, and didn't leave much room for optimism after the first quarter. Buffalo dominated offensively, with Josh Allen having his way with this 49ers secondary. 4 touchdowns and nearly 400 yards by air is a solid performance against a Top 10 ranked defense. Speaking of defense, the Bills continued to impress, in both run defense, and passing. San Francisco's Raheem Mostert was the most important facet of this offense heading into this game. Buffalo brought the heat, and made San Francisco one dimensional, and that's right where they wanted Nick Mullens to be. It was an impressive game plan, and it paid off in dividends. Buffalo plays Pittsburgh this week, who are coming off of their first loss of the season against the Washington Football Team. They'll either play against a very angry, yet relieved team who doesn't have to worry about being perfect anymore, or a spiritually defeated team, whose loss last week will spiral them out of control a tad more. Regardless, this is a great opportunity to make a statement on prime time football against one of the best teams in the NFL today.

    Episode 3 - Bills subdue Chargers; Where will they play the 49ers next week?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2020 66:42

    Another week, and another "w" for the Buffalo Bills, as they defeated a rebuilding Chargers team on Sunday by score of 27-17. While it wasn't the prettiest victory, the game was a lot closer than the score would tell you. It was a gritty win for the fresh Buffalo Bills.Buffalo has it's strongest defensive performance of the year, holding the Chargers run game to 76 yards, which is significant with all factors considered. The return of underrated running back Austin Ekeler wasn't enough in the rush. The Bills defense hasn't had too many games as great as this against the running backs.Offensively, the team showed that it could move the ball effectively, with or without John Brown. Rookie Wide Receiver Gabriel Davis stepped up in a big way, hauling in a touchdown reception from Cole Beasley, and leading in receiving yards on the team for the first time this season. Davis's future appears bright, and it's another testament to how deep this roster is that Brandon Beane has created.The Bills play the 49ers on the road next week, although the location is uncertain at this point. San Francisco will be the team without a home going forward in 2020, and the Bills can't underestimate this depleted, yet passionate football team.

    Episode 2 - Bills Bye Week Evaluations

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2020 96:20

    The Week 10 bye week has come and gone, giving the Bills an opportunity to evaluate their issues, and finish the back half of the season strong. Through eleven weeks, the Bills sit at 7-3, which is something that doesn't happen often at One Bills Drive. The culture has clearly made a turnaround, but the team isn't where it should be just yet. To look back on the last three years with disdain is not accurate, and to look back on the last three years overly confident is incredibly arrogant.Th Bills have a generally favorable final six game stretch, with games against the Chargers, 49ers, Steelers, Broncos, Patriots and Dolphins left. Two of the six teams have winning records currently, but all have strengths that will challenge some of the Bills inconsistencies and weaknesses. This is a good time for the Bills to "get hot" and show the true potential of their very talented squad.Offensively, the Bills have done relatively well throughout the first ten games, but need to approach their rush a lot different. Find balance, and not rely so heavily on the passing game. Defensively, they need to tighten up in rush defense, as the final stretch and playoff field features talented running games that can be a difference maker.Podcast Hosts Matt and David take you through their observations and expectations for the remainder of 2020.

    Episode 1 - Bills fall to a Hail Murray; What do they need to work on in coming bye week?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2020 92:42

    It's the most exciting way to win, but absolute worst way to lose. The Buffalo Bills, up and leading over the Arizona Cardinals late in the game on Sunday, fell to one of the most devastating plays in NFL History, the Hail Mary. In what is now being dubbed as the "Hail Murray", DeAndre Hopkins caught a 40+ yard touchdown pass with not one, not two, but three Bills defenders on him, in one of the most incredible plays that fans have seen this season, and perhaps beyond.To put the result on the game solely on that play however, would be incredible inaccurate, as the Bills lead most of the game, and their offense began to unravel in the third quarter. Two Josh Allen interceptions didn't help the Bills chances to maintain their 14 point lead, and, despite their significant final drive that ended with a 21 yard touchdown pass to Stefon Diggs, it was not enough.Though they are coming into a much needed bye week after 10 weeks of roller coaster football, the Bills have some work to do. While the secondary is starting to come alive, the rush defense is still struggling and Josh Allen needs to make better decisions on the field. Believe it or not, the Dolphins are breathing down the Bills neck right now, sitting at 6-3, and an opportunity to only sit back by a half game next week against the Broncos. The race for the AFC East may not be as clear cut as many Bills fans would like to believe. 

    Episode 8 - Bills fend off pesky Patriots; look to continue building momentum against Seattle

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2020 79:16

       It was seemingly a moment that everyone affiliated with the Buffalo Bills at any point over the last 20+ years had clamored for. The unofficial end of the Patriots stranglehold over the AFC East. While this New England squad looked much, much different from last year, they still admirably battled the Bills with the same tenacity that they always have, and didn't roll over for Buffalo.   Aside from the game sealing fumble from Cam Newton in the final seconds, the Patriots played smart football, never being too overly aggressive with their play calling, and putting themselves in a bad position. Their offense, outside of Cam Newton, James White and maybe Rex Burkhead, was made up of players that you would probably never have in your starting fantasy lineup. They were impressive, but that's the genius of Bill Belichick.  The Bills came out and played gritty football, and came out on top in a nail biter. It wasn't pretty by any means, but there were certainly some positives to come from it. The running game finally got some traction, which is something that many have been clamoring for. The defense continues to tighten up, and their "bend, don't break" style of play has led to the most crucial defensive stands happening when needed most.    There's a lot to build off of for this game, as the Bills prepare for their tougher stretch of schedule, starting with the Seattle Seahawks this Sunday.

    Episode 7 - Bills survive challenge by Jets; look to continue against Patriots

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2020 53:22

    In a much needed victory, the Bills swept the Jets for the 2020 season. While New York put together a much better game plan this time around, it was not enough to keep the spunky Buffalo team down. The Bills now are 5-2 and move on to a much anticipated game against the New England Patriots.The Jets led for the entire first half of the game, a surprising result for a team that hasn't led much all year. Their offense finding some rhythm against the Bills defense. Frank Gore ripped off several big runs, and the Jets passing game looked relatively effective. That all changed in the second half however.A testament to the Bills defense, which has mostly been a first half team this year, they stopped any momentum that Sam Darnold and the Jets offense had built. Combining that with effective offensive play, that couldn't quite find the end zone, but moved the ball well enough for the Bills rookie kicker Tyler Bass to hit six field goals, and you have a gritty team victory.While it wasn't the world-beating Bills victory that we hoped to see, it was certainly a step in the right direction after two losses to great AFC contenders. There was a lot to build off of in this game, as the team pulls itself up by the bootstraps and heads toward their much tougher portion of the schedule. 

    Episode 6 - Bills lose second straight; has opportunity to rebuild confidence versus Jets

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2020 57:40

    The Buffalo Bills lost their second straight game on Monday Night, falling to the defending Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs. While the game wasn't as one sided as last week, the Bills didn't look to be there regular selves.The first half was certainly brighter, with much better play calling on the part of Offensive Coordinator Brian DaBoll. With a decent mix of run and pass plays, the Bills kept it relatively close with Kansas City. Devin Singletary ripped off some big runs, and the Bills were acting like a balanced team, operating unpredictably, but the second half was a big regression. On both offense and defense, the team regressed, and Kansas City had full control, and they never looked back. It certainly brings into question DaBoll's "offensive genius", and whether Leslie Frazier has a future in Buffalo. DaBoll, who was being looked at and discussed as a head coach candidate against sub par teams, isn't proving to be effective against the best of the NFL. Frazier looks to potentially be the deserved scapegoat if this Bills team underperforms.Buffalo can get back on track against the inferior Jets next week, as they return to their normally scheduled game days. It's been a rough few weeks, but a game against the Jets could be what the doctor ordered.

    Episode 5 - Bills blown out by Titans; Can they rebound against Chiefs?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2020 46:30

    It was a rude awakening for the Buffalo Bills on Tuesday evening, as the Titans had their way with the AFC East front runners. The Titans were never behind on the scoreboard, as they picked off Josh Allen twice on the day, and moved the ball effectively at this regressed defense.However, it's not time to panic, Bills fans. It was a strange week, uncertain that these two teams would even play. With the Titans COVID situation, which seems to have been found that they followed all protocols by the NFL, Buffalo was forced to game plan for two top teams in the AFC. Though there are flaws, it is only one game.Tennessee had their way with the Bills defense, who was surprisingly missing several key pieces, including Tre White. There were several highlight reel plays against the Bills waning defense, especially the stiff arm of Josh Norman at the hands of Derrick Henry. The regression may have some folks calling for the removal of Leslie Frazier, if this season doesn't end the way that many believe it can; a Super Bowl appearance.The Bills looked out of sync offensively as well, missing John Brown and Zach Moss. Despite Brown being out, who is unquestionably the number two wide receiver, second to Diggs, Cole Beasley received minimal looks, including no targets in the first half. It was a terrible performance on both sides of the ball.Listen in as Bills Wire podcast hosts Matt and David take you through the night's action.

    Episode 4 - Bills dominate Raider; Titans or Chiefs next?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2020 53:52

    Buffalo is off to a solid 4-0 start after a 30-23 victory over the Las Vegas Raiders Sunday. There were seldom any moments where the Bills team were at risk of losing control, and the Bills seemed relatively effective in all phases of the game.The Bills quickly took control of the game, with two touchdowns in as many drives, with Josh Allen hitting Gabriel Davis and Cole Beasley for early scores, and a commanding 14-3 lead in the first quarter. Allen was successful in spreading the ball around to his various weapons again, a sign of Brian Daboll's play calling and ability to keep defenses uneasy on who to protect.Vegas made things interesting, scoring a touchdown at the end of the first half, keeping things close for a possible Bills defensive collapse in the second half, as we have seen in the first three games. It never came to fruition however, despite the Raiders being able to push the chains.The defense came alive in the fourth quarter, rallying behind returning Josh Norman, who played in his first game as a Bill. Norman was put on injured reserve and missed the first three weeks, but came up big and brought much needed energy to this defensive unit. The veteran corner back had a big fumble recovery after a hit on Darren Waller, and the Bills defense never looked back.As of now, it is presumed that the Bills will play the 3-0 Tennessee Titans, but after a week of positive COVID tests, the game may be postponed. Depending on how the NFL decides to restructure the schedule, the Bills next opponents may be the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday Night Football in two weeks. Stay tuned to Bills Wire for those updates.Regardless, join Matt as he's joined by David De Cristofaro for this week's episode of the Bills Wire Billscast!

    Episode 3 - Bills overcome second half woes to hold off the Rams

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2020 26:56

    The Buffalo Bills left us with another nail biter finish this week, as they defeated the Los Angeles Rams 35 - 32 in Orchard Park. After a 28 - 3 deficit early in the third quarter, the Rams rallied back to challenge the Bills, scoring 29 unanswered points, but could not finish the game on top.It certainly left many scratching their heads, as the phrase "28 - 3" is not one that is kindly used on the team with 28 points. The Bills however, avoided that ugly stigma with another incredible, yet roller coaster ride of a fourth quarter comeback. The Bills now have three wins in as many weeks, with a road trip to Las Vegas to play the Raiders next week.There are certainly some questions about this Bills defense, and the scheme being used after they jumped to the massive lead that they did. How could a team that was ranked in the top five last year, allow such a comeback? It is certainly worrisome, as this has put Josh Allen and the offense in unnecessarily challenging predicaments the last several weeks. The defense has to get back to last year's form, or there could be many near - heart attack finishes like this.Allen continues to earn a solid reputation amongst his fans and even his biggest critics. Allen has thrown for 300+ yards in every game this year, and it isn't too far - fetched to start mentioning Allen in the MVP discussion yet. It's still early, and there's lots of great football yet, but he's playing as great as any elite quarterback in the NFL right now!

    Episode 2 - Bills route Dolphins; Can they keep up the Momentum against Rams?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2020 18:06

    While it was a bit of nail biter, a few Buffalo Bills had career days against the rebuilding Miami Dolphins. with a 31 - 28 victory coming down to the final moments of the game. Despite having some injuries at the linebacker position, the defense did just enough to give the offense ample opportunity to win the game.Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs led the team statistically, with Josh Allen crossing the 400+ yards passing milestone, with 4 touchdowns and no turnovers. Diggs hauled in 153 of those yards and an untelevisied touchdown. John Brown and company had solid showings as well, as Allen continued to spread the ball around to his teammates.Again, the game wasn't as one sided as the stats might seem. The Dolphins game planned wisely for the banged up linebacker group, and Fitzpatrick wisely fed tight end Mike Gesicki for a 100+ yard day. The ability of the Dolphins to attack the middle of the field, kept the game closer than it should have.Next week, the Bills return home to play the Los Angeles Rams, who find themselves undefeated as well after victories over the Cowboys and Eagles. There is some area for concern if Tremaine Edmunds and Matt Milano, amongst others, remain out for this big Week 3 match up.

    Episode 1 - Bills dominate Jets Early in Week 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2020 28:29

    The Bills and Jets went head to head in Week 1 of NFL action. It was pretty one - sided for most of the game, with the Bills taking a 21-0 lead in the first half, and the Jets unable to muster much.The Bills did have a few, very forgivable mistakes today, with fumbles and missed field goals, but behind Josh Allen's first 300+ yard passing game, and 2 TD's by air, and one of his own on the ground. It was a nice day for Allen who set a personal best in yards thrown and completions. Allen succeeded well in getting the ball around to many of the weapons that Buffalo has acquired for him.The Defense had a nice showing, sending the Jets to several three and out drives in the first half. They did go into a more conservative style defense in the second half, allowing for the Jets to rally, but had the game firmly in control from start to finish.  Buffalo is set to face off with the Dolphins next week, who are coming off of a loss against the Patriots. Last season, Buffalo had some struggles with Miami, but ultimately swept them in the division. It will be another great start for Buffalo if they can get to 2-0.

    Episode 100 - Training Camp, Schedule Outlook and Five Expectations

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2020 53:40

    The Billswire Podcast is back, as the NFL gets ready for Season 101 in just a few short weeks. While the world is certainly still not "back to normal", the NFL returning will certainly be a welcome step by many towards enjoying sports, with or without fans in the various stadiums.After a week of Training Camp, and some practices in pads, the Bills have had a relatively quiet camp, due in part to new regulations on what outside media is allowed to report while observing practices, as well as, Buffalo as an organization and a fan base, feeling pretty confident this year. Continuity has served the Bills well this off season, and there are more answers, than questions, for the seemingly first time, in a long time. A quiet camp is good news as far as we're concerned.Now that the season is a mere few weeks however, and we have a better idea on how this team, and several opponents are looking for 2020, Matt's  decided to hit his Win/Loss predictions now, and if the Bills can put everything together with this talented roster, respected and seasoned coaching staff, and nearly flawless front office, the Lombardi Trophy might not be so far out of reach in 2020. Despite a collision course with the NFC and AFC West, as well as encounters with fellow second place AFC Teams, Buffalo has done well to establish itself as one of the premier teams in the NFL, and are still generally favored for success.Also, what would a season outlook be without some expectations? Teams should be held to high standards, especially the Bills, before we find ourselves in another extended post season drought. Matt lays out Five Expectations of the team for this season!

    Bills training camp preview, Buffalo has an MLB team | The Kyle Silagyi Variety Hour Ep. 57

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2020 79:25

    Host Kyle Silagyi is joined by BillsWire staff writers Justin DiLoro and McKenna Middlebrook to preview Buffalo Bills' training camp. They also discuss the Toronto Blue Jays' decision to play at Sahlen Field and how it may impact the future of baseball in Buffalo.

    What should the Bills name their stadium? | The Kyle Silagyi Variety Hour Ep. 56

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2020 72:30

    Host Kyle Silagyi is joined by BillsWire staff writer Justin DiLoro and friend of the show Travis McDonald to look at 32 potential names for the Buffalo Bills' stadium and determine which option is best. 

    Should the Bills make a summer trade? | The Kyle Silagyi Variety Hour Ep. 55

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2020 78:16

    Host Kyle Silagyi is joined by BillsWire contributing writers Justin DiLoro and McKenna Middlebrook to discuss whether or not the Buffalo Bills should pursue Raheem Mostert or David Njoku, who recently requested trades from their respective teams.

    Does Cam Newton make the Patriots the AFC East favorite? | The Kyle Silagyi Variety Hour Ep.54

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2020 55:33

    Host Kyle Silagyi is joined by BillsWire staff writers Justin DiLoro and McKenna Middlebrook to discuss the New England Patriots' signing of Cam Newton, and whether or not the Pats have supplanted the Buffalo Bills as the favorite in the AFC East. They also discuss whether or not they expect fans to be in attendance at NFL games this year.

    Game-by-game predictions for the Bills' 2020 season | The Kyle Silagyi Variety Hour Ep. 53

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2020 68:32

    Host Kyle Silagyi is joined by BillsWire staff writers Justin DiLoro and McKenna Middlebrook to talk about the Buffalo Bills' 2020 schedule and predict the outcome of each matchup. 

    Are the Bills one of the NFL's 'relevant' teams? | The Kyle Silagyi Variety Hour Ep. 52

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2020 50:07

    Host Kyle Silagyi is joined by BillsWire staff writers Justin DiLoro and McKenna Middlebrook to determine whether or not the Buffalo Bills are among the NFL's "10 or 11" relevant teams. 

    Episode 99 - Gabriel Davis & Zach Moss Insight with NFL Combine Trainer Bert Whigham

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2020 29:16

    Buffalo is still abuzz after this weekend's NFL Draft! In Round 3 & 4, Brandon Beane drafted two athletes who have worked closely with NFL Combine Speed and Conditioning Specialist, Bert Whigham, and fortunately for us, Bert was willing to give a unique perspective to RB Zach Moss and WR Gabriel Davis.Bert has quite the resume, working with some of the best NFL Athletes to grace the gridiron over the last decade. Derrick Henry, Khalil Mack, Dak Prescott, and many others. Oh, and a couple of current Bills players in Matt Milano and Quenton Spain as well. With a proven success record, Bert brings out the best in his athletes, even in these trying times. Get an inside look and understanding of these two gifted athletes, and why a man like Whigham, believes that Buffalo got a steal with Davis and Moss, and what the Bills Mafia can come to expect from them once the 2020 season officially gets underway.

    Grading the Bills' 2020 NFL Draft picks | The Kyle Silagyi Variety Hour Ep. 51

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2020 73:20

    Host Kyle Silagyi is joined by BillsWire staff writers Justin DiLoro and McKenna Middlebrook to grade the Buffalo Bills' haul in the 2020 NFL Draft.

    Episode 98 - Bills Draft Recap; How did they do?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2020 49:50

    For the first time in seemingly forever, the Buffalo Bills entered a NFL Draft without much need for urgency.Of course, you want to hit at every pick, but it was nice to know that the future of the team didn't ultimately depend on any selections made in this draft.Utilizing their seven draft picks, Beane acquired it's highest priority, a second running back to compliment Devin Singletary. He also grabbed depth at Wide Receiver, adding two pieces to aide join the likes of Diggs, Beasley, Brown and others. A quality prospect for the defensive line, and a corner back. Perhaps the most surprising choices were QB Jake Fromm and Kicker Tyler Bass. Those two choices have been quite the discussion topic in the stratosphere of Buffalo social media. Regardless of what side you are on, how long has it's been since the Bills could get away with something like this? It's a good feeling.Billswire Podcast Hosts Matt Johnson and Jeremy Juhasz recap the weekend, and discuss the newest acquisitions!

    Final 2020 NFL mock drafts from BillsWire staff | The Kyle Silagyi Variety Hour Ep. 50

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2020 69:25

    Host Kyle Silagyi is joined by BillsWire editor Nick Wojton and staff writers Justin DiLoro and McKenna Middlebrook to go over their final 2020 NFL mock drafts.

    3 dream scenarios for the Bills in the 2020 NFL Draft | The Kyle Silagyi Variety Hour Ep. 49

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2020 72:34

    Host Kyle Silagyi is joined by BillsWire staff writers Justin DiLoro and McKenna Middlebrook to explore their dream scenarios for the Buffalo Bills in the 2020 NFL Draft. They also share their boldest draft takes ahead of the three-day extravaganza.

    We made the Bills' 2020 NFL draft big board | The Kyle Silagyi Variety Hour Ep. 48

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2020 59:08

    Host Kyle Silagyi is joined by BillsWire staff writers Justin DiLoro and McKenna Middlebrook to construct the Buffalo Bills' 2020 NFL draft big board. 

    Which remaining free agents should Bills pursue? | The Kyle Silagyi Variety Hour Ep. 47

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2020 75:28

    Host Kyle Silagyi is joined by BillsWire staff writers Justin DiLoro and McKenna Middlebrook to discuss which remaining NFL free agents the Buffalo Bills should pursue.

    2020 Bills' mock draft - post free agency edition | The Kyle Silagyi Variety Hour Ep. 46

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2020 81:21

    Following the Buffalo Bills' offseason moves, host Kyle Silagyi is joined by BillsWire staff writers McKenna Middlebrook and Justin DiLoro to construct a 2020 NFL mock draft for the team.

    Should the Bills pursue Cam Newton? | The Kyle Silagyi Variety Hour Ep. 45

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2020 51:51

    Host Kyle Silagyi is joined by BillsWire staff writers Justin DiLoro and McKenna Middlebrook to debate whether or not the Buffalo Bills should pursue QB Cam Newton. They also look at the Bills' quarterback situation as a whole.

    Grading the Bills' free agent signings | The Kyle Silagyi Variety Hour Ep. 44

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2020 76:04

    Host Kyle Silagyi is joined by BillsWire staff writers Justin DiLoro and McKenna Middlebrook to grade the Buffalo Bills' free-agent signings in the 2020 NFL offseason.

    Bills acquired Stefon Diggs and we're partying in isolation | The Kyle Silagyi Variety Hour Ep. 43

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2020 60:06

    On this episode, host Kyle SIlagyi is joined by BillsWire staff writers Justin DiLoro and Matt Johnson to discuss the Buffalo Bills' acquisition of WR Stefon Diggs. They talk about what this could mean for Buffalo's Super Bowl chances and how it impacts the rest of the AFC East.

    Josh Norman talk, should Yannick Ngakoue be a priority for the Bills? | The Kyle Silagyi Variety Hour Ep. 42

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2020 100:09

    On this episode, host Kyle Silagyi is joined by BillsWire staff writers Justin DiLoro and Matt Johnson to discuss the possibility of defensive end Yannick Ngakoue taking his talents to Buffalo in the offseason. They also talk about the struggling Buffalo Sabres, and Kyle kicks the podcast off with a 20-minute foreword about the signing of Josh Norman.

    Full Bills' 2020 NFL mock draft following draft combine | The Kyle Silagyi Variety Hour Ep. 40

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2020 94:13

    Host Kyle Silagyi is joined by BillsWire staff writers Justin DiLoro and McKenna Middlebrook to construct a complete Buffalo Bills' 2020 NFL mock draft following the conclusion of the draft combine.

    We made the Bills' 2020 free agent big board | The Kyle Silagyi Variety Hour Ep. 38

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2020 91:19

    Host Kyle Silagyi is joined by BillsWire staff writers McKenna Middlebrook and Justin DiLoro to construct their hypothetical Buffalo Bills' 2020 free agent big board. They also talk about the latest news in the world of English football and the second week of the XFL.

    Which defensive positions groups do the Bills need to improve? And Rich makes an announcement | The Kyle Silagyi Variety Hour Ep. 37

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2020 53:58

    Host Kyle Silagyi is joined by BillsWire staff writers Rich Kowalski and Justin DiLoro to explore the defensive positions groups that the Buffalo Bills need to improve in the offseason. They also talk about the relaunched XFL, and Rich makes an announcement.

    Which Bills' offensive positions are areas of need? Oh, and the Sabres suck | The Kyle Silagyi Variety Hour Ep. 36

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2020 80:23

    Host Kyle Silagyi is joined by BillsWire staff writers Justin DiLoro and McKenna Middlebrook to discuss which offensive positions groups the Buffalo Bills should improve this offseason. They also rant about the Buffalo Sabres and briefly discuss the world of English football.

    Pro Bowlers hate Buffalo? Senior Bowl review | The Kyle Silagyi Variety Hour Ep. 35

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2020 72:13

    Host Kyle Silagyi is joined by BillsWire staff writer McKenna Middlebrook to talk about the prospects that stuck out to them at the 2020 Senior Bowl. They also talk about a poll that deemed Buffalo the 'worst city for an NFL road trip.'

    Which pending FAs should Bills re-sign? | The Kyle Silagyi Variety Hour Ep. 34

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2020 74:59

    Host Kyle Silagyi is joined by BillsWire staff writers Justin DiLoro, McKenna Middlebrook, and Rich Kowalski to look over the Buffalo Bills' pending free agents. They also talk about Super Bowl LIV and the latest news in the world of English football. 

    We did a 7-round 2020 NFL mock draft and made the Bills good | The Kyle Silagyi Variety Hour Ep. 33

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2020 75:48

    Host Kyle Silagyi is joined by Justin DiLoro and McKenna Middlebrook to take control of the Buffalo Bills, leading the team through a seven-round 2020 NFL mock draft.

    37: Episode 97 - 2019 Bills Season Wrap Up

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2020 33:48

    With the 2019 season being over for nearly a week, podcast hosts Matt and Jeremy have had some time to properly reflect on this 2019 season. While the way that it ended was not ideal, and pretty upsetting, it was a good year from an overall perspective.Despite all of the criticism about strength of schedule, a young roster with growing pains, and a lot of "coulda, woulda, shoulda" moments, Bills fans should look back fondly on the 2019. With a solid coaching staff, whose instilled motto of "Trust the Process" has made considerable gains, and a General Manager who has flipped this roster, nearly 100% from before his reign, all signs point to up.Josh Allen progressed relatively well in 2019, giving more fuel to the Allen apologists. He showed incredible growth, while still making some rookie mistakes, but importantly, has played well enough to leave no questions if he should continue to be a starter going into the 2020-21 season.The fortunate aspect for this off season is that Beane and McDermott know have a smaller amount of spokes to replace on the wheel that is the Buffalo Bills, and are able to hone in on the most important needs before free agency and trades open up in a few months.

    Bills collapsed in the playoffs and we're back at square one | The Kyle Silagyi Variety Hour Ep. 32

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2020 66:09

    Host Kyle Silagyi is joined by McKenna Middlebrook and Justin DiLoro to discuss the Buffalo Bills' Wild-Card round loss to the Houston Texans. They also look back on their preseason predictions and briefly preview Buffalo's 2020 offseason.

    36: Episode 96 - Bills implode against Texans

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2020 17:12

    In a game that had all of the excitement, drama, moments and controversy, the Buffalo Bills 2019 campaign has ended. It was an incredibly disappointing ending as well, as the Bills had a 16-point lead in the middle of the third quarter. Complacency cost the Bills their first post-season win in this millennium. Buffalo looked explosive, and dynamic on offense for the first time this year, on the opening drive, wasting little time to make it into the end-zone with a mix of trickery and balanced play calling. It seemed to truly peak there however. While the Bills did manage to get some points on the board after that, it became the proto-typical Bills offense, and that is something that must change if the team is to make leaps and progress.Devin Singletary shined though in this game, and was utilized incredibly well in the first four quarters. His pass-catching ability is lucrative to the future of this team, as we see top-tier offenses strongly utilize those dual-threat running backs. His future is exciting and one that has a high upside.I'll be the first to admit that I am not a "die-hard" Bills fan, though I'm fortunate enough to be able to podcast to one of the most passionate fan bases in the NFL, let alone the world. Today, it may not feel like it, and maybe not even tomorrow, or next week, or next month, but this team has a bright future. This is not me saying the classic "next year" line that this fan base has heard for two decades, but this team has a bright future.With young, affordable center pieces to the team, a culture first head coach and a General Manager with a good sense of direction, I expect the Bills to continue to be effective heading into the 2020 season.

    Bills' regular season is over and the gang loses their minds | The Kyle Silagyi Variety Hour Ep. 31

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2019 55:34

    Host Kyle Silagyi is joined by Rich Kowalski and McKenna Middlebrook to discuss the Buffalo Bills' Week 17 loss to the New York Jets. Kyle also shares his hatred for a small town in Erie County and unveils a crazy surprise.

    Bills lost to the Patriots but we don't care | The Kyle Silagyi Variety Hour Ep. 30

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2019 59:04

    Host Kyle Silagyi is joined by BillsWire staff writers Justin DiLoro and McKenna Middlebrook to discuss the Buffalo Bills' meaningless Week 16 loss to the New England Patriots. They also discuss Buffalo's receiving corps and break out some wicked Boston accents. 

    35: Episode 95 - Bills fail to defeat the Patriots, all eyes on Wild Card Weekend

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2019 17:32

    The Bills couldn't get the job done against New England. Poor execution on the offensive side, with an inability to extend drives, led to exhaustion and sloppy play on the defensive side of the ball. The Patriots experienced one of their better games of this back half of the season against Buffalo on both sides of the ball.For the Bills, it's not the end of the world, fortunately. While the idea that they were in the race for a home playoff game in Week 16 was enticing, they're still in the post season, and they still have a shot. The only ways that Buffalo would see the Patriots again is one of two ways. First, both the Bills and whoever is the sixth seed win. Lowest remaining seed goes on to face Baltimore, and Buffalo would end up facing New England in the divisional round. Secondly, if both Buffalo or New England win out, and they meet in the AFC Championship. That all sounds good and well, but one game at a time has to be the mentality, and right now, despite a meaningless Week 17 game against the Jets, Buffalo is slated to face either Houston or Kansas City come Wild Card Weekend. 

    Bills are in the playoffs and we're happy about it | The Kyle Silagyi Variety Hour Ep. 29

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2019 49:00

    Host Kyle Silagyi is joined by BillsWire staff writers Rich Kowalski, Justin DiLoro, and McKenna Middlebrook to discuss the Buffalo Bills' Week 15 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. They also talk about the team's playoff berth and Tre'Davious White's rise to stardom. 

    34: Episode 94 - Bills earn playoff berth, can they still win AFC East?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2019 17:26

    In a defensive outing between both teams, the Buffalo Bills offense did just enough to put them over the edge of victory to send them back to the post season for the second time in three years. It was a testament to coaching, discipline, and a winning culture that Sean McDermott has established in Buffalo.The Bills sit at 10-4, are officially in, and could very easily loosen up a bit, but there is still another opportunity at stake, and that is to win the AFC East title for the first time in over 20 years. The chances are slim, but it is still a very reasonable feat, as they head to Foxborough to play the New England Patriots next Saturday. The Bills need to win out, and the Patriots need to lose not only to the Bills, but the Miami Dolphins in Week 17 as well.Buffalo and Pittsburgh brought their hard nosed defenses to the table last night for Sunday Night Football, and both teams excelled in stopping drives, forcing punts and turnovers, and keeping the game close for their offenses. It was the Bills, fortunately, that made it all happen, behind Josh Allen, John Brown, and even tight end Tyler Kroft. It was a great win for a team, in the national spotlight, that proved many doubters wrong in the process.

    Really bad offense overshadows really good defense, Bills lose to Ravens | The Kyle Silagyi Variety Hour Ep. 28

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2019 72:01

    Host Kyle Silagyi is joined by BillsWire staff writer McKenna Middlebrook to discuss the Buffalo Bills' Week 14 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. They also talk about beards and Kyle's pregame festivities.

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