November 1, 2014
Buffalo Bills 2014 midseason report card
'Most surprising player: Preston Brown.'
Bills have opportunity to prove they are contenders
Rochester Business Journal
'Orton has brought the Bills stability—and hope. This remains a flawed football team, and the road to the playoffs won’t be easy for a youthful roster prone to bonehead mistakes. Buffalo’s offensive line must do a better job of opening holes for its running backs and protecting its quarterback if the playoff drought is going to end. And second-year offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett needs to be less conservative with his play-calling.'
Wilson's presence still felt by resurgent Bills
'"Ralph is looking out for us," Jackson said. "I'm not one to shy away from that. He's putting us in the right places. He is with us."'
EJ Manuel building trust into his game
'“It’s just the fine details of the quarterback position from a fundamental standpoint,” Downing told Buffalobills.com. “I think what happens is as you start to feel more comfortable with different types of throws, putting yourself in different environments trying to simulate being in a game, or simulate rolling out, keeping your balance underneath you, it gives you confidence to make those throws once you’re in the reps of practice or in the games.”'
October 31, 2014
Bills striving to invigorate running game
'“We play in Buffalo, so obviously at some point the weather’s going to come and we’re going to have to be able to grind out a win running the football, no doubt about that,” Orton said. “I think the one area that we’re not getting a huge amount of production is in our play-action pass game, so I think obviously the more we can run the ball and have efficient runs that’s going to get you in third and 2, which we’re pretty good at. That’s going to allow us to hit some big chunks in the play-action pass game.”'