1. What is on Buffalo's holiday gift list?
The Bills had the day off on Wednesday to celebrate Christmas. With the holiday season upon us, The Athletic's Michael Lombardi assembled a NFL holiday gift list for each team. He wrote the following for the Bills.
Josh Allen is dynamic and fun to watch, but the Bills need their quarterback to be more consistently accurate throwing the ball. There are times in the game when he fails to make an easy throw, like we saw on Saturday against the Patriots. Had he connected in the back of the end zone to tight end Dawson Knox, the Bills might have pulled off the upset. The Bills are back, and they'll be a threat in the playoffs, but in order to go far in the postseason, they need Allen to become more accurate.
Still, Allen has raised his completion percentage this season to 58.8% from 52.8% a year ago. He has over 1,000 more yards passing, 10 more touchdowns and three less interceptions. Allen's quarterback rating has jumped from 67.9 to 85.6.
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2. Former NFL cornerback believes Tre'Davious White is the Defensive Player of the Year
Antonio Cromartie wants to know why Tre'Davious White isn't up for defensive player of the year. His stats are similar if not better than the Patriots Stephon Gilmore, he said.
Someone replied to Cromartie and said that no one talks about White because he plays in Buffalo but Cromartie quickly open and shut that door.
"Okay this is my thing we said the best defensive player not the market we play in. If the best defensive player is in a smaller market, it's not his fault. The NFL needs to stop and really do their homework. Nothing against Gilmore at all I love his play, but Tre' White is my defensive MVP," Cromartie said.
White has the most targets in coverage without allowing a touchdown (83) among all NFL players. He can thank John Brown's 53-yard touchdown in Week 16 for that.
The case is open for both to be considered for the award as their stats are very similar.
White: 6 INTs, 17 passes defensed, 2 FF, 1 sack, 0 TDs allowed
Gilmore: 6 INTs, 19 passes defensed, 0 FF, 0 sacks, 1 TD allowed
3. Duke Williams grateful to be with the Bills
This time last year, Duke Williams was in the Canadian Football League yet to make his NFL debut. The former top recruit in the country struggled with personal issues at Auburn and caused some twists and turns to make it into the NFL.
But, this Christmas he is able to say that at 26 he's made his NFL debut and is a member of the Buffalo Bills.
"End of the day I'm just thankful to be in this locker room with these guys," Williams said. "I'm going to remember forever. These are my brothers, the coaches, there's just a lot of love."
Williams hasn't appeared in a game since the loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 8. His top performance came in Week 4 when he corralled four catches and the game-winning touchdown against Tennessee.
This week poses another opportunity for the receiver. The Bills are trying to rest some starters ahead of the playoffs and it could lead to playing time for Williams who's been inactive the past eight weeks.
"I'm not going to ever be mad for not playing," Williams said. "I could still be ungrateful and be at home doing nothing but I'm here doing what I love and that's what it is. I'm not mad at all."