Dec 8, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Buffalo Bills wide receiver Marquise Goodwin (88) runs with the ball during the first quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Bills Circling the Wagons: Dareus, Special Teams, TEs


Happy Tuesday Everyone.  Here are your Buffalo Bills related links for the day.

Marcell Dareus had a tough month in May.  Dareus was seen being arrested on two separate charges in two separate areas of the Nation. Dareus was held out of the final OTAs because of his issues but did participate in the mandatory mini-camp.  With a month off before training camp occurs; July 20th, can Dareus stay out of trouble and live up to his “I’m not that kinda guy” mantra at this point? [Sports Media 101]

In 2012 the Buffalo Bills ranked 8th in special teams.  Last year they dropped considerably to 31st overall.  They ranked 27th in average start having more that 71% of their returns being touchbacks.  Danny Crossman needs to show something this year.  With Leodis McKelvin and Marquise Goodwin, the Bills should be in the top ten for special teams.  The Bills play if safe, no doubt, and Goodwin solidified that fact when he stated in an interview that he has been told to take a knee when the kick is 5 or more yards in the end zone.  [WGR 550]

Last year they added Tony Moeaki as another TE threat to help out Scott Chandler.  When Moeaki is healthy he is a dangerous TE to have.  Moeaki did not play last year due to injury but has already stated that he is 100% and ready to go.  Although Chandler is the incumbent at the TE position, Moeaki has a shot to unseat him, but will need the training camp of his life to have that shot.  Either way I like the look of having Chandler and Moeaki on the field at the same time.  [KFFL]

The Buffalo Bills have 5 running backs on their roster right now.  4 of them are running backs that have produced and could very well be on this team. Ronnie Wingo is the odd man out.  If the Bills are looking to keep the other 4 on the roster, they all are going to want the ball.  The Bills need to keep them happy so their offense is effective this year.  How can you do that though? Extend the drives for more than just 4 and outs.  3rd downs become more sought after to extend those drives and they need to convert and move the chains on third downs to guarantee that the 4 backs get the ball enough to keep them happy.  [Buffalo News]

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