*1 - Shady makes the NFL's Top-100... again *His playmaking ability has lit up the league for nine seasons. Now, as LeSean McCoy looks to kick off his 10th year in the NFL, first he gets to celebrate another recognition.
For the seventh time in his career, McCoy has made the NFL Network’s top-100 list ranked as the 30th player. A list voted on by his peers, McCoy becomes the second Bills player to make the list this offseason with Micah Hyde earning the 62nd spot.
Last season, McCoy hit the 10,000-yard milestone for his career, recording 1,138 yards last season. That was the sixth time he eclipsed 1,000 rushing yards in his career, and the fourth time he put up over 1,300. Shady also added six rushing touchdowns, and 59 receptions for 448 yards and 2 touchdowns.
2 - Allen on the Spring OTAs and his fellow QBS **It’s been a milestone few weeks for the Bills first pick in this year’s draft. The Bills rookie just closed on his first house in the area, he jumped into some wedding photos this past weekend and he’s still putting in work for the NFL team that traded up for him a little over a month ago. Josh Allen recently hit another milestone when he joined One Bills Live in studio for the first time.
When he sat down with Steve Tasker and John Murphy, Allen broke down what it’s been like to compete in the QB competition with Nathan Peterman and A.J. McCarron.
“They’ve been here for a while. Nate’s been here for a full year and A.J. just got here, but they’ve had a little jumpstart with Daboll,” said Allen. “You know it hasn’t been too much of a jumpstart, though. I’ve kind of caught up in the system, but obviously they know a little more than I do at this time and moment. So, I’m just trying to catch up, trying to learn from both those guys in front of me, just trying to operate this offense at a high level.”
And in the offseason, OTAs might be a time of limited contact and no padding, but to Allen, its importance cannot be overlooked.
“It allows our vets to kind of get back into football shape before training camp, which is kind of necessary in my opinion,” said Allen. “For the rookies, it’s definitely a time where things aren’t moving too fast. We can kind of develop and learn the offense, and guys on the defensive side learn the defense and get game-like reps. Guys are still moving out there, you know.”
With this being the last week of OTAs for the entire 90-man roster, rookies will be around for a few more weeks. For Allen, he is looking to take advantage of that time in the Bills facilities.
“Just [continuing] to improve,” said Allen. “Take a better command of the offense, make sure I’m paying attention to every detail, making sure I’m knowing exactly what I’m doing before I go out there and I do it. So, you know Daboll, he’s going to do me right, and I’ll learn behind Nate and A.J.”
3 - Three Bills make Pete Prisco's top 100 list Who are the NFL's best players?
Who is the best quarterback? Top pass rusher? Receiver?
The debate is settled with my 2018 list of Top 100 NFL players, a list that looks back at the 2017 season, but also ahead to 2018.
Well, at least in Pete Prisco’s opinion, his list settles this debate, and the Buffalo Bills have three players on the list.
At the 91st spot on the list, Bills safety Micah Hyde makes his appearance on the top-100. In a season with career highs in tackles, passes defended and interceptions, Hyde made in impact in the 716.
*In his first season with the Bills, he showed why they made the move to sign him as a free agent. He was all over the field and had five picks. *
At the 49th spot on the list is the Bills sophomore CB Tre’Davious White. With five interceptions, two fumble recoveries and a touchdown, White lit up the league in his rookie season, and Prisco thinks he can do it again.
As a rookie, he was impressive in coverage. He didn't back down from any challenge thrown his way. He was one of the true bright spots on the Bills defense.
And at 44th, McCoy makes it onto another top-100 list. The Bills running back has put up number his entire career that make him a strong candidate for Canton when he retires.
He was the main reason why the Bills somehow snuck into the playoff last season. Imagine if he had more help around him?
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