About Erik Smeal

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

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.

It may seem unfamiliar to Bills fans, but this is what a rebuild looks like

In 2017, the Buffalo Bills caught lightning in a bottle and made the playoffs for the first time in 17 years under first year Head Coach Sean McDermott and first year GM Brandon Beane. For the fans, it may have Continue reading It may seem unfamiliar to Bills fans, but this is what a rebuild looks like

Week 3 could bring Bills back to Earth at Lambeau Field

The Buffalo Bills shocked the world on Sunday, going into U.S. Bank Stadium and demolishing the Minnesota Vikings. People are still trying to figure out how it happened. Trap game? Overconfident? How could the hopeless 0-2 Bills go into a Continue reading Week 3 could bring Bills back to Earth at Lambeau Field

Bills dominate Vikings in huge road upset

The most uttered phrases this week regarding the Bills game against the Minnesota Vikings on the road were “blow out”, “let’s hope they can just keep it competitive”, or how about “let’s just show signs of life”. Virtually every football Continue reading Bills dominate Vikings in huge road upset