About Erik Smeal

Born and raised in Buffalo NY. Army Veteran. Die hard Bills and Sabres fan for 30 years.

Bills 2019 potential roster cuts.

After suffering through ANOTHER Patriots Super Bowl win, we are officially on to the 2019 season. This off-season is full of optimism and will be critical for the Bills taking the next step to becoming contenders themselves. While everyone will Continue reading Bills 2019 potential roster cuts.

Tempering Expectations during a thin 2019 Free Agent Class

It’s finally over and most Bills fans knew 2018 would be a season they would have to “get through”. In order to clear the deck financially, the Bills chose to clear out most of the “bad” contracts in order to Continue reading Tempering Expectations during a thin 2019 Free Agent Class

Filling the leadership role after the Kyle Williams Era.

In one announcement, Sunday’s game turned from a meaningless week-17 game with no playoff implications into a signature game for past, present, and future. Kyle Williams, a 13 year staple in a revolving door franchise, announced he would be retiring Continue reading Filling the leadership role after the Kyle Williams Era.

Buffalo Bills Player Development Part 2: Veteran Players

The Buffalo Bills are clearly focusing on the youth movement as the 2018 season goes on, but there are a core of veteran players benefiting from the approach the Bills have been taking during the Beane and McDermott era. Kyle Continue reading Buffalo Bills Player Development Part 2: Veteran Players

Despite a bumpy learning curve, Bills showing positive signs developing young players.

It’s no secret the Bills have a lack of prime talent on the roster in 2018. However, going back to the beginning of the season and reaching the level they are playing at now, there have been some signs of Continue reading Despite a bumpy learning curve, Bills showing positive signs developing young players.

Taking it one week at a time, ‘the Josh Allen development story’.

As we entered the fourth quarter of the Bills vs Jaguars game, I couldn’t contain myself from wanting to start this article. In an ugly game filled with penalties, several scrums, and even a fight, there was one thing of Continue reading Taking it one week at a time, ‘the Josh Allen development story’.

Taking a look back at the Bills “defensive” approach to the off-season

It’s week nine in the NFL season, and with the Bills sitting at 2-7 the pitchforks are officially out in Buffalo. According to some because the Bills have a “defensive” coach, they simply “ignored the offense”. Yes, the Bills did Continue reading Taking a look back at the Bills “defensive” approach to the off-season

No last minute drama this week as Bills get run over by Colts.

After the last two games featured cliff hangers right until the end, this week’s match-up against the Indianapolis Colts featured zero drama. It was all but over by half time. The defense picked up where it left off the last Continue reading No last minute drama this week as Bills get run over by Colts.