Film Analysis

Upon Further Review: Bills at Texans


After they marched out to a 2-0 record to start the season, the Buffalo Bills matched that streak with a two-game losing streak to finish up the first quarter of the 2014 regular season. The Bills lost to the Houston Texans 23-17, and found reason to change a certain starting position. How did all the players grade out? Head inside for Joe Buscaglia's weekly film review!
Sabres cuts

The Sabres trim their roster


The Sabres have sent seven players to Rochester.
JW - All 22

JW: All-22 Review Bills/Texans


EJ Manuel's performance against the Houston Texans has brought about a change at quarterback.  In this week's review of the All-22, Jeremy White looks into Manuel's struggles, the chaos wrought by JJ Watt, and what Kyle Orton has ahead of him.  
 
Patrick Kaleta
Buffalo Sabres' Patrick Kaleta takes a shot during the first period of their NHL hockey game against the New York Rangers in New York, Sunday, March 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Sabres' Kaleta out a month or so


Before Pat Kaleta got checked out, Ted Nolan thought he might be without his tough winger until after the holidays. Johan Larsson is also going to miss some time. Kaleta, who missed most of last season with a knee injury, is actually not going to miss that much time.
Grigorenko

Sabres' Grigorenko is getting his chance


Ted Nolan has been preaching for two weeks now that any ice time that a player gets, he’ll earn.
 
Mikhail Grigorenko has earned some more ice time.
TV

FCC bans blackouts




The Federal Communications Commission has voted to end "sports blackout" rules.
 
Schopp

Orton move reveals lack of cohesion, vision


Ever give an afternoon to a jigsaw puzzle only to have pieces missing at the end? Or start off on a crossword only to have one corner stump you, or maybe have someone spill coffee on the page?

Trying to figure out how the Bills in Week 5 ended up starting Kyle Orton -- a player that's never taken a snap for them in a game, including preseason -- might engender similar
Buscaglia

Time to prove it is now for Bills' Marrone


The events that unfolded on the Monday after the Buffalo Bills’ second straight loss all lead to one clear and concise conclusion:  This is Doug Marrone’s show now. There’s no other way around it. What does the decision to bench EJ Manuel mean for Marrone? Head inside for Joe Buscaglia's thoughts on the subject!
EJ Benched

Marrone benches Manuel, Bills to start Orton Sunday


The move that many were calling for has happened in Orchard Park. Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone announced Monday afternoon that he has decided to bench second-year quarterback EJ Manuel, and the team will start veteran Kyle Orton on Sunday in Detroit.
EJ Decision

So, what's next for EJ Manuel?


The day Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel never wanted to face is here. Just 523 days after the Bills used their first round selection to take the Florida State quarterback, the very head coach that drafted him stepped up to the podium and announced that Manuel had been benched for poor play. What's next for EJ? Head inside for more!
Benoit

Sabres' Benoit was a late bloomer


Sabres defenseman Andre Benoit started his professional career in 2005 with the Hamilton Bulldogs. He never got to the NHL until the 2010 season with Ottawa.
Playtime %

Graham gets 8 snaps: Bills' playtime percentages vs. Houston


The Buffalo Bills couldn't find a way to hang on to the lead against the Houston Texans and lost for the second straight week. The Bills are now 2-2 on the season after they lost to former quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Houston Texans at NRG Sta
Buscaglia

Observations: Texans 23 - Bills 17


In a cruel twist of fate at the beginning of the second half, the Buffalo Bills saw their 3-1 start evaporate as quickly as it took the 289-pound J.J. Watt to run the ball 80 yards for a touchdown. With so many opportunities to put the Houston Texans away, the Bills have no one to blame but themselves for poor execution on Sunday. Where did it go wrong? Head inside for Joe Buscaglia's observations from the game!
Hamilton

Some kids look good in Toronto


Andrej Makarov did not look good at all in Traverse City and hasn’t looked much better in practice, but Sunday was different.
 
EJ Manuel, Marcell Dareus
Simon

Manuel is setting fire to my plan


EJ Manuel is making life very difficult.  Unfortunately he isn't making it difficult on the opposition, something NFL quarterbacks are supposed to do.  The Bills second year QB is making the Bills fan base squirm.