1 - Who is the early choice for Bills MVP in 2018?It may not be as cut and dry as some people think. Who will the MVP of the Bills be come next season? Sean McDermott and GM Brandon Beane have a roster full of players who can make an impact, proving so last season. On both sides of the ball, the Bills have dangerous players on the roster whether they are intercepting passes, stuffing runs, throwing passes or breaking tackles. The weapons are there, but if you ask End Around writer Dan Hanzus, the Bills MVP will be LeSean McCoy.
McCoy is the choice here because if LeSean McCoy has a LeSean McCoy season behind that offensive line, the man's Canton credentials will receive a major boost. Shady was quietly as good as ever last season: His 1,586 yards from scrimmage represented a third of the Bills' total offense during their run to the playoffs. They might ask even more of the soon-to-be 30-year-old as Buffalo attempts to get its quarterback position in order for 2018 and beyond.
2 - Tre White makes PFF's Top 50He may not receive all the recognition he deserves, but Tre’Davious White is still a name that some analysts cannot stop talking about. One website that won’t let you forget about the Bills young cornerback is Pro Football Focus.
From being their rookie of the year last season, to including him in their best under 25 list, White is a star in their eyes, just as he is a star in the eyes of fans in Buffalo.
Last year, White finished the season with four interceptions, two fumble recoveries, a fumble forced and a touchdown. Not a bad year for a rookie drafted near the end of the first round.
Now, PFF has named White as one of the top players in all the NFL ranking him 31st on a top 50 list.
2017 was a vintage year for rookie cornerbacks, with both Lattimore and Tre’Davious White dominating in their first experience in the NFL after both excelled in the PFF system in college….
While Lattimore got most of the attention, White actually earned the higher overall PFF grade (92.0 to 90.5) and coverage grade (91.6 to 90.5) among the two rookies. White allowed just 50.6 percent of passes thrown his way to be caught and became the No. 1 corner on the team on the eve of the season as the Bills traded away Ronald Darby and threw the rookie in at the deep end. White and Lattimore both look like the real deal.
3 - Bills Week 1 opponent punished for OTA violation
A flag has been thrown, and kickoff is 94 days away. There are certain rules that must be followed in OTAs, but it seems as if John Harbaugh and the Baltimore Ravens struggle with this, as for the second time in three years, the team is being punished for violating offseason workout rules in the collective bargaining agreement.
Along with Harbaugh and the team both being fined, the Ravens will not be able to have OTAs today or tomorrow.
NBC’s Pro Football Talk picked up the story which included statements from Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome.
“We are vigilant about practicing within the Collective Bargaining rules,” Newsome said. “I am. John and his assistants are. I attend every practice and then watch the practices again on video. I see how the coaching staff teaches, corrects and addresses issues immediately on the field. In meetings, I have watched John’s presentations to his players and assistants regarding how to properly practice and the pace of these sessions.
“We have players competing, including rookies and those fighting to make the team. Sometimes breaking old practice habits of these players, especially rookies, takes more repetitions. We’ll continue to be vigilant about this.”
The article also gave its own opinion on the situation.
All that’s well and good, if the Ravens are the only team in the league with rookies and players trying to make the team. Ultimately, the responsibility falls on the team, which now has less time to teach best practices to those kids.
The Bills open the regular season in Baltimore against the Ravens on September 9.
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