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Arthur Blank doesn’t support neutral-site conference championships

Some in the league office would like to pivot from home-field conference championships to neutral-site contests. To date, no owners have gone on the record to support the potential shift in the approach to the NFL’s final four.On Wednesday, the owner who would have hosted a Bills-Chiefs neutral-site game last month spoke out against changing [more]

Bills to hire Al Holcomb as senior defensive assistant

The Bills are making an addition to their defensive coaching staff.Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that the team will hire Al Holcomb as a senior defensive assistant. Holcomb finished out the 2022 season as the Panthers’ interim defensive coordinator.Holcomb was the assistant head coach before taking on the coordinator role in the wake of [more]

NFLPA medical director: “I guarantee you Damar Hamlin will play . . . again”

Well, this was unexpected.Appearing on SiriusXM’s Doctor Radio show Heart to Heart, NFL Players Association Medical Director Thom Mayer made a bold proclamation regarding Bills safety Damar Hamlin.In response to a caller who asked whether Hamlin will ever play again, Mayer said this: “I don’t want to get into HIPAA issues, but I guarantee you [more]

Damar Hamlin wins the NFLPA’s Alan Page Community Award

The NFL announced on Wednesday that Bills safety Damar Hamlin has been named this year’s winner of the Alan Page Community Award.After Hamlin went into cardiac arrest during the team’s Week 17 game in Cincinnati, many people showed their support for his recovery by donating to a GoFundMe page Hamlin established for a toy drive [more]

Kim Pegula still in recovery and improving, eight months after going into cardiac arrest

The Pegula family has largely remained quiet and private since revealing in June that Kim Pegula, the co-owner of the Bills, was rehabilitating from what was only described as a “health issue.” Now Jessica Pegula, the tennis star and daughter of Terry and Kim Pegula, has opened up about what her family has gone through.Jessica [more]

Brandon Beane on Josh Allen: We have to look at why red zone turnovers happened

Bills General Manager Brandon Beane said recently that the only thing he’d criticize quarterback Josh Allen about is the amount of hits he takes on the field, but that’s not the only area where he sees room for improvement in 2023.During an appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Beane discussed Allen’s season and said he thought [more]

NFL promotes CPR education

As you might imagine, we get tons of emails seeking publicity (i.e., free advertising) for all sort of things that aren’t really relevant to what we do and why we do it. The vast majority of those emails are deleted, quickly.The email we received from the NFL today wasn’t deleted, because the league’s effort will [more]

Bills hire Joe Danna as safeties coach

The Bills have made an addition to their defensive coaching staff.The team announced that they have hired Joe Danna as their new safeties coach. They fired Jim Salgado after their playoff loss to the Bengals last month.Danna was the Texans safeties coach last season and and spent the previous five seasons filling a variety of [more]

Eli Apple: I’ll talk my biggest trash, and whether I back it up or don’t, it doesn’t matter

Bengals cornerback Eli Apple hasn’t tweeted since the AFC Championship Game, only retweeting, without comment, a tweet from teammate Mike Hilton. That despite the Bills and the Chiefs going at him after the 23-20 loss.The shots at Apple this week stemmed from Apple’s “Cancun on 3” tweet at Stefon Diggs after the Bengals’ 27-10 win [more]

Damar Hamlin encourages CPR training

Thirty days ago, Damar Hamlin‘s life was saved. Now, he’s actively trying to save other lives.Via Alaina Getzenberg of ESPN.com, the Bills safety has partnered with the American Heart Association to encourage CPR education and training.It’s called the Damar Hamlin 3 for Heart Challenge. Step one is to watch a one-minute video to learn hands-only [more]

Dave Canales set for second Ravens offensive coordinator interview

The Ravens may be moving closer to finding their next offensive coordinator.Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Seahawks quarterbacks coach Dave Canales will have a second interview for the vacancy. It’s the first word about a candidate moving on to a second interview with the team.Canales has been on the Seahawks staff since 2010 and [more]

Derek Carr makes it a clean sweep of Pro Bowl replacement QBs in AFC

Derek Carr did not end the 2022 season as a starting quarterback, but he’s still a Pro Bowler.Carr announced on Tuesday that he will be taking part in this year’s Pro Bowl festivities. He’s the third replacement quarterback on the AFC side as Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence and Ravens quarterback Tyler Huntley have already been [more]

Brandon Beane: The only thing I’d criticize Josh Allen for is taking too many hits

Bills General Manager Brandon Beane has no doubts about Josh Allen as his franchise quarterback. But he does want to see Allen do more to protect himself on the field.Allen had a career-high 124 rushing attempts in 2022, and he also took 33 sacks, the second-most in his career. Beane thinks that’s something Allen can [more]

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