About Erik Smeal

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

Potential options for Bills with ninth overall pick in 2019 NFL Draft

With less than a month until the draft, the Bills have some options in regards to their first round pick. In recent interviews, Brandon Beane suggested the Bills don’t “need” to be in the top ten, which hints to a Continue reading Potential options for Bills with ninth overall pick in 2019 NFL Draft

Despite lack of “big splash”, Bills still make plenty of waves in free agency

The NFL “legal tampering” period for free agency began on Monday. As Bills fans eagerly awaited news of potential signings, things got off to a slow start. The first player that was reported to be joining the Bills was cornerback Continue reading Despite lack of “big splash”, Bills still make plenty of waves in free agency

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.