1. WNY high school coaches can hear from former Bills GM Bill Polian during this virtual coaches summit
Former Bills General Manager Bill Polian will be one of the keynote speakers at Blitz '21, the Hudl Football Coaches Summit. This first-ever all-virtual summit for football coaches will take place in the evenings of March 1-5, 2021 and will feature speakers from the pro, collegiate and high school levels of football.
Member of the 2015 class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Polian has been a key member of three NFL organizations. He served as general manager for the Buffalo Bills (1986-92), the Carolina Panthers ('95-'97) and the Indianapolis Colts ('98-'09). The six-time NFL executive of the year has drafted multiple NFL Hall of Famers, his teams have appeared in five Super Bowls and he won Super Bowl XLI with the Colts.
Hudl, which is the video analysis platform for high school football teams is encouraging all high school coaches in the Western New York area to register for this free event. The coaches summit will debut new Hudl products and will have networking opportunities with thousands of other coaches expected to virtually attend. Polian will be speaking on Thursday, March 4th about the importance of high school football coaches in an athletes' journey and their thankless job as stewards of the game's future.
For more information and to register for Hudl's free virtual summit, visit blitz.hudl.com.
2. CBS Sports explains one key move the Bills must make next season
The Bills fell short in the AFC Championship game, but the organization has shown a lot of progress in the program that Sean McDermott and his staff have been building here in Buffalo. CBS Sports NFL writer Tyler Sullivan thinks that the Bills are on the right track to dethrone the Chiefs, they just have to "continue the ascent" and keep improving next season.
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Key move: Continue the ascent
If you were to bet on a team to dethrone Kansas City next season, the favorite is likely the Bills. Sean McDermott's club took a significant leap in 2020 and that was largely due to Josh Allen becoming an MVP caliber quarterback. As long as they continue to have that needle moving in the right direction and they take no steps backward, 2021 could be a massive year for Buffalo. As it relates to the roster, solidifying the offensive line should be a high priority.
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3. PFF lists two potential draft fits for the Bills at the guard position
With five of the nine offensive linemen on the Bills roster scheduled to be free agents in one month, when the new league year begins, it will be hard for the front office to keep all of them. With the NFL Draft an option to fill a potential need on the offensive line, PFF’s lead draft analyst Michael Renner picked out one early-round and one late-round draft fits for the Bills at the guard position.
BUFFALO BILLS: OFFENSIVE GUARD
Early-Round Fit: Wyatt Davis, Ohio State
Later-Round Fit: Quinn Meinerz, Wisconsin-Whitewater
You'd be hard-pressed to find too many one-on-one losses in pass protection on Davis' tape. If the Bills really want to have a shot against Chris Jones in the playoffs next year, he's their best chance. Meinerz was one of the highest-graded interior linemen throughout the week of practice at the Senior Bowl, which helped put him on the map.