RECAP: Camp Countdown series


Every summer leading up to training camp examines 25 of the more pertinent issues facing the team as they make their final preparations for the upcoming regular season. This year we wanted to focus on a few different areas that impact the team off the field in addition to what takes place on the field.Here now is the complete list of the answers the Buffalo Bills have to come up with between training camp and the Sept. 7 opener at Chicago.**

How dominant can Buffalo's D-line be?

The cast is largely the same, so just how dominant can Buffalo's defensive line be in 2014? READ >

4 areas where coaching adds will help most

The Bills coaching staff underwent a bit more change than anticipated after Doug Marrone's first season. Where will the new additions help most in 2014? READ >

How practices with the Steelers will help

The Bills haven't had an inter-squad practice or scrimmage with another NFL club since 2005. How will work against the Steelers best serve the Bills? READ >

6 reasons to be excited about the HOF game

We'll get an early look at the 2014 Bills, against the Giants in the annual Hall of Fame Game on August 3rd in Canton, Ohio. READ >

5 offensive players to watch

The attention paid to Buffalo's top-tier playmakers may create opportunities for others. READ >

5 non-QB positions to watch

Both sides of the ball have intriguing training-camp position battles on the horizon. READ >

3 reasons the Bills should be better in the red zone

The red zone was an area of frustration at times for the Bills offense in 2013, but there are reasons to believe Buffalo's offense should be better this fall. READ >

5 defensive playmakers to look for

With key free agency additions and the emergence of younger talent, there are a handful of playmakers to be aware of as the team works out at St. John Fisher. READ >

Who will be the primary kick returner?

Special teams coordinator Danny Crossman may have an open competition for a primary kick returner and a handful of candidates are vying for the role. READ >

How will Watkins help the pass game most?

Aside from 4.4 speed and out-of-this-world catch radius, how does Sammy Watkins upgrade the Bills passing game most? READ >

Who will be the nickel corner?

Leodis McKelvin and Stephon Gilmore are presumed starters, but a definitive nickel corner has yet to be solidified. READ >

3 ways Mike Williams will help the passing game

Adding veteran receiver Mike Williams figures to cure some of the deficiencies in the team's passing game from 2013. Here's how. READ >

John Murphy's camp memories

For those who have followed the team, the approach of training camp brings back a rush of memories. READ >

Which rookies will contribute early?

The last two seasons rookies have had a sizable impact for the Bills. Which 2014 rookies will help the Bills on the field early in their careers? READ >

5 additions to watch at camp

There is roster turnover every year in the NFL. Here are some of notable names to keep an eye on come training camp at St. John Fisher. READ >

Who are the training camp sleepers?

Under the radar players have the chance to stand out and earn some notice in training camp when onlookers in the stands might least expect it. READ >

How much will the run defense improve?

After a season of struggles defending against the run here are a few reasons why the Bills will improve this season. READ >

10 things to know about Bills camp at St. John Fisher

Bills Training Camp at St. John Fisher College marks the official return of Buffalo football to the calendar. READ >

Will the passing game take a big step forward?

The expectations are that the passing game will improve this fall, but just how big a step forward will the Bills aerial attack take? READ >

2 reasons the offense is better equipped for fast tempo

Entering the 2014 season the plan to go as fast as possible on offense is still very much alive. READ >

How will offense take advantage of RB depth?

GM Doug Whaley made key additions at RB. The only question that remains is how will OC Nathaniel Hackett take advantage of the improved depth? READ >

Who will be the starting strong safety?

Aaron Williams will slide in full-time to the free safety spot, but the strong safety position is not solidified just yet. Who will step up? READ >

4 reasons Aaron Williams will excel

As the starter at free safety and expected to step forward as a leader on defense, here are four reasons why Aaron Williams is poised to excel in 2014. READ >

Will C.J. Spiller return to Pro Bowl form?

An ankle injury compromised C.J. Spiller's greatest assets in 2013. Now fully healthy, can Buffalo's dynamic ball carrier recapture his Pro Bowl form? READ >

3 ways EJ Manuel can be a difference maker

The majority of eyes in the stands at Bills training camp will be squarely focused on EJ Manuel. Here are three ways Manuel can progress into a difference maker this season. READ >

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