1. Bills keep continuity on coaching staff
Media reports circulated on Sunday that Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski will become the next head coach of the Cleveland Browns. With his hiring, Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll, a final candidate for the Cleveland job, is slated to come back to Buffalo for his third season.
Per Chris Trapasso of CBS, Josh Allen will become the third first round quarterback drafted from 2010-2018 (27 total) to have the same play-caller for his first three NFL seasons. Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz and Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston are the other two.
For Allen, it's what he wished for at locker cleanout day.
"Listen, I love Daboll," Allen said. "He's been one of my most favorite coaches that I've ever had in my entire football career. Whether he gets an opportunity to do that? Personally, I would hate to see it, but at the same time, you know, to get an opportunity like that for him it would be awesome. Not just for him, but for his family too. I understand that this is a business and I'd be the first one to tell him to do it if he had that opportunity. The relationship that we have is special. And I deeply care for him and his family and what he's been able to do for me and how he has taken me under his wing. Time will tell in that aspect too, but again, a guy that I love and that will never change. Personally, I hope he's back next year and we can keep things rolling."
Add in defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier to the mix and the Bills will join the New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49ers as the only teams to have the same head coach and coordinators for more than two full seasons. All three teams made the playoffs in 2019.
2. Vote for Tre'Davious White for the Anything But Ordinary award
Cornerback Tre'Davious White has been nominated for the inaugural "Anything But Ordinary" Player of the Year Award that will be presented at the NFL Honors Award Show on Feb. 1.
The award is designed to "celebrate unique NFL player achievements and passions off the field." No, White was not nominated because of his goalie academy work.
Tre's got a great sense of humor, but his accomplishments are no joke. As the valedictorian of his high school, Tre's got an incredible head on his shoulders, and he's put it to use in his community, hosting youth football camps and teaching the next generation of athletes how to have the mindset of a champion on and off the football field.
Fans are able to vote for White here. Voting is open until Jan. 20 at 3 pm. ET.
3. Cody Ford to give back to local charities
The NFL announced that Bills right tackle Cody Ford has been fined for unnecessary roughness for the illegal blindside block that knocked the Bills out of field goal range during the overtime period in last weeks loss to the Houston Texans.
Reports from ESPN say that Ford will end up appealing the call but Bills fans have him covered already. They set up a GoFundMe to help reimburse Ford for the fine that came off an already questionable call.
Ford is refusing to accept the money and all will be donated to a local charity, which has yet to be announced.