1. Drew Bledsoe set to return to New Era Field on Sunday
Drew Bledsoe spent three years in Buffalo but wished it could have been longer. After nine seasons with New England he was traded to the Bills in 2002 where he started every game over the next three seasons. Bledsoe was greeted with open arms and it changed his perception of the city.
"Your perception from the outside of what it's like playing for the Buffalo Bills versus what it's actually like are pretty darn different," Bledsoe said on One Bills Live. "And I had an amazing experience playing there. Buffalo wish I would have been there much longer and wish we could have had more success but man, we had a great time playing there, love being a part of that organization and even more so love being a part of that community."
Bledsoe is coming back to Buffalo this weekend as a Bills legend to watch the team take on the Philadelphia Eagles. Bledsoe hopes Bills fans haven't changed since he left in 2004.
"As a home player, man it was fantastic," Bledsoe said. "I still remember clearly that first Wednesday morning before the first home opener. Driving in on Wednesday morning early and I came in and asked 'Hey, what's going on is there an RV show, what is this' and he goes, people are tailgating they start on Tuesday and tailgate till Sunday. That doesn't happen in many other places in the NFL but it was a great home environment and I loved it."
2. OC Brian Daboll added to NFL.com's list of potential head coaches
Tom Pelissero of NFL.com released his listof up-and-coming coaches who may get a head coaching job sooner rather than later. In 2018, Matt LaFleur, Brian Flores and Zac Taylor made Pelissero's list and the were hired as head coaches in 2019.
Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll is a new addition this year.
If the Bills stay hot, it wouldn't be a surprise to see interest in Daboll, 44, who has a big fan in young QB Josh Allen. He's a likeable guy with offensive chops and an impressive pedigree that includes five Super Bowl wins over two stints as a Patriots assistant and a national title on Nick Saban's staff at Alabama.
The criteria for the list is that the coach must not be older than their early 40s and they couldn't have been a full time NFL coach before. The list is based off of Pelissero's recent conversations with NFL executives, coaches, players and others close to the search processes.
3. Wide receiver thinks Bills don't need to make trade
The NFL trade deadline is October 29. Buffalo has been pegged by NFL analysts as "buyers" in the trade market and several trades have been made in the NFL this past week. Cole Beasley disagrees with analysts and so does head coach Sean McDermott.
"We have what we need, man. We just gotta clean it up and execute. That's all it is," Beasley said.
"I think [the locker room] knows where we stand," McDermott said. "I'm extremely confident in the guys we have."
Buffalo is 5-1 and could be sitting 6-1 after playing the Eagles today. The Bills currently have the top spot in the AFC Wild Card race and are still in contention for the AFC East title.