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Bills Today | Will Sunday be a revenge game for another Bills receiver?


1. Will Sunday be a revenge game for another Bills receiver?

A week after one Bills wide receiver had his revenge game, another one will get a chance. Cole Beasley had his best game as a Bill so far against the Dallas Cowboys while John Brown will get his shot versus the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.

But Brown is putting a stop to that narrative.

"No, some people like to give it names and some people have success there and others don't," Brown said. "I'm just really thankful I was able to play there and they gave me a shot. I'm treating every week like the same."

Brown played with Joe Flacco and Lamar Jackson at quarterback last season but saw his usage go down when Jackson became the quarterback due to a change in styles.

It's been well-documented that the Bills wanted to sign Brown to a deal last season but he chose Baltimore over Buffalo. After a year with John Harbaugh as his head coach he didn't see much of a change in styles when he arrived in Buffalo. Harbaugh and Sean McDermott each coached in Philadelphia under Andy Reid.

"Most definitely, that's what makes this place so special," Brown said. "Coach Sean is just like 'be you' so you're just going to play your game and wherever you are he'll let you know that we're not gonna try to change that."

2. Sean McDermott offers these encouraging words for Ron Rivera

The Carolina Panthers announced the firing of head coach Ron Rivera on Tuesday. Rivera, was a longtime colleague of Bills head coach Sean McDermott while they were with the Panthers together. McDermott was Rivera's defensive coordinator in 2015 when the Panthers went to the Super Bowl.

"Unfortunate to see. I learned a lot from Coach Rivera; leadership-wise, football-wise, off-the-field-wise," McDermott said. "He did a lot of good things, I thought, in Carolina, some of which I was there for and had a front-row seat to experience. Went to a Super Bowl, [won] multiple division titles there in the NFC South, which was not an easy division by any means, a lot of good quarterbacks in that division."

McDermott and Rivera worked alongside each other for 11 years and McDermott looked to Rivera as someone to help him when he accepted his first head coaching job with the Bills.

"I thought one of the best things that Coach Rivera did was, he was always out amongst the people," McDermott said. "He did not lead as much from behind the desk as he did from out in front. He's a people person, and when you talk about leadership, it really comes down to relationships and people. I thought Ron did a fantastic job with that. Sorry to see that happen, but I know God has a plan for him," He's going to be just fine."

3. This player is playing the role of Lamar Jackson on Buffalo's scout team

Davis Webb and Matt Barkley aren't running the scout team for Buffalo this week. Instead, it's practice squad member and wide receiver Ray-Ray McCloud trying to emulate the running style of Lamar Jackson at quarterback.

McCloud can throw the ball "surprisingly well" according to Jerry Hughes.

McCloud does have a throwing background playing pitcher and shortstop in baseball. His brother Jordan, is a quarterback at the University of South Florida.

McDermott and coaches met with McCloud to give him the keys because of his high school playing days in Florida.

"I ran their offense in high school, the read-option," McCloud said. "Just doing my job, doing what I'm told."

McCloud's job has been being himself.

"I've been doing the Ray-Ray moves," he said. "I've been doing those moves. I'm just trying to give them a look, and they thought I could do it. The offense they run is very fun, especially to be a quarterback and be able to pick and choose when to keep it."

Scroll through to see the best photos from Buffalo's practice as they prepare for Week 14 against the Baltimore Ravens.

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