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Ngakoue says Incognito used "weak racist slurs" during game

12 January 2018, 10:52 | Anna Jefferson

Nathan Peterman Finishes Season With More INTs Than Tyrod Taylor On 405 Fewer Passes

Buffalo Bills Tyrod Taylor reacts to an incomplete pass on fourth down in the final seconds in the second half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte N.C. Sunday Sept. 17 2017

The Buffalo Bills made their first NFL Playoff appearance of the millennium, losing to the Jaguars in the Wild Card round.

The Bills also have two second-round selections, including one acquired from the Los Angeles Rams in a deal that sent receiver Sammy Watkins for cornerback E.J. Gaines. An N.F.L. report found that the players had "engaged in a pattern of harassment".

The playoff appearance was a bit of a surprise. Ngakoue said he was "sure" that Incognito's teammates heard his accused remarks. "We really do. We have a lot of work to do".

Great win to day! "It's part of the game but you can't say certain things". If you're drafting in the 20s, it means you made the playoffs. Taylor's game hasn't progressed, and coach Sean McDermott has telegraphed he wants to go in a different direction.

Despite the loss, I still find myself going back to what Marv Levy used to say: "Where else would you rather be than right here, right now?"

Tolbert, a five-year Panther, is in his second stint following a former assistant to his new team.

This week, The Buffalo News will be gauging fan approval ratings for a number of Bills coaches and players.

There are big decisions to come, most notably at quarterback where the Bills have to figure out what to do with Tyrod Taylor - bring him back or release him and find his successor, be it in the draft or free agency.

"We'll meet with the people that need to be met with and discuss it and we'll see where we go", Williams said. We're still evaluating. We don't want to speculate on anyone.

I don't believe Adams caught the ball and it was remarkably poor officiating to not even review the play, but despite the Saints getting lucky, their process was bad. "I'm not going to get into speculation and that's what that is, speculation on coaches, players, and their futures as Buffalo Bills. When we came in here, we set a vision and put forward a plan to accomplish that vision". Beane said. "I've got nothing but positives to say about Kyle".

"We threw curveballs with trades in August and during the season", Beane said. Whomever the Bills sign, the expectation is they will draft a quarterback in the first round, potentially by trading up with their No. 21 and No. 22 (from Kansas City) picks they own. With the Bills' run game, this should have been no problem, right? The injury would cause him to miss two games and struggle to a 36 yards per game average, the lowest of his career. "But if he did overstep, I would have said something".

"I couldn't", Ngakoue said. "If I had to go all the way through the Super Bowl, I would do it".

Other communities may not be quite as enthusiastic or all-consumed as we are. "It was probably just with Incognito and his past, it probably just got to Yann".

The team pushed through adversity to make the playoffs in their first year as Panthers North, and the future looks brighter than it has in a generation in Buffalo.

"We're not satisfied with the whole offense and it wasn't just about Tyrod", Beane said.

Why the Buffalo Bills continue to do such things - year in, year out - will always mystify me. The bonus was that the Bills ended their playoff drought while planning for the future.

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