Among the many impressive traits Sean McDermott possesses as head coach of the Buffalo Bills, pushing cultural boundaries in the locker room might be one of the most interesting approaches I’ve seen in the NFL to date. Those who know Continue reading Why McDermott preaches ‘love’ in a ‘macho’ sport
With the first four open practices for the Bills in the books, I thought it might be time to take a look at some of the intangible aspects of how the Buffalo Bills are faring after their first four practices Continue reading Long distance observations from Bills’ Training Camp
I’m planning on attending all of the Bills’ St. John Fisher practices this year. I’ll be claiming my perch at the far end of the bleachers, top row, with my BillsMafia bucket hat and clipboard, and writing up each practice. Continue reading Astro-Notes: Camp Punchlist
Sean McDermott mentioned the need for designated leadership roles for every position group many times in the past. Most position groups on defense (with the notable exception of the defensive line after losing Kyle Williams) are fairly well set in Continue reading How Cole Beasley’s role in Buffalo will differ from Dallas
After putting nearly all of BillsMafia to sleep with my last post outlining the context and operational definitions of building team culture as it relates to the NFL – now it’s time to use this information to take a look Continue reading Bills are slowly building a cultural identity
Wut? Recall my recent post threatening to spend time during the “quiet period” examining the concept of ‘culture’ and how it may or may not relate to improving successful outcomes (winning) in the NFL. First, let’s begin by putting some Continue reading Is ‘cultural relativism’ a key to success in the NFL?
I’m always fascinated by the psychology of a sports team’s front office. Why did they choose this player over another? What archetypal qualities led to their ultimate selections? The Bills’ front office has been through 2 1/2 draft cycles together, Continue reading Who Were Still-Available Players For Bills in 2019 Draft?
No, I’m not referring to the 80’s band featuring Boy George, but it’s almost just as weird. I had to read the headline about five times before I could believe it. When Gregg Williams answered a reporter’s question recently about Continue reading So Gregg Williams is a card carrying member of the ‘Culture Club’?
For eight of the first nine games in 2018, the Bills offense was historically bad. Just about everything that could have went wrong did. They were forced to start their rookie quarterback in week two after an awful performance during Continue reading How much can the Bills offense improve in 2019?