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Joe Marino brings the most comprehensive analysis and commentary on the Buffalo Bills with the Locked On Bills podcast. From film breakdowns, to analytics, to the hot stories surrounding the Bills, Joe (@TheJoeMarino) is the go-to source for all things Bills football. Daily, we explore the entire NFL calendar from free agency, to the draft, through training camp, and preview/review each game on Buffalo's NFL schedule. Listen to Locked On Bills, part of the Locked On Podcast Network, to be the most educated Bills fan you can be. #BillsMafia #GoBills #NFL #Bills @TheJoeMarino @LockedOnBills

James Cook can take Buffalo Bills offense to ne...
The arrival of Dalton Kincaid for the Buffalo Bills offense has many excited about what the unit can be along with superstars Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs. That said, the combination of Dalton Kincaid and James Cook can take the offense to a completely new level. On today's episode, Joe Marino breaks down that thought in addition to a host of Herd Mentality items which include Leonard Floyd, Ed Oliver, Brandon Beane, DeAndre Hopkins, roster building, defensive personnel, trade possibilities and more!
29 min
Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen is the cover athlet...
It was announced on June 7th that Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen is the Madden 24 cover athlete, marking the first time in history that a Bills' player will be on the cover. It's also he first time ever that fans will be on the cover with Josh Allen surrounded by Bills Mafia. On today's episode, Joe Marino reflects on Josh Allen being the Madden 24 cover athlete before analyzing the signing of CB Cameron Dantzler and reflecting on the deepest roster Brandon Beane has assembled.
26 min
Buffalo Bills salary cap update, Brandon Beane ...
The Buffalo Bills OTA sessions continue to roll along which provide opportunities to hear from players, coaches and executives. With the recent signing of Leonard Floyd and extension for Ed Oliver, general manager Brandon Beane held a press conference where he discussed a host of topics including Kaiir Elam, DeAndre Hopkins, Dalton Kincaid, middle linebacker, Stefon Diggs, roster building and more! On today's episode, Joe Marino breaks down those comments in addition to the contract details for Leonard Floyd and Ed Oliver, how more cap space can be created, Al Holcomb and more!
34 min
Buffalo Bills bolster pass rush with addition o...
Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane continues to add to the roster, this time in the form of veteran pass rusher Leonard Floyd who collected at least nine sacks in each of the past three seasons with the Los Angeles Rams and spending time as a teammate to Von Miller. On today's episode, Joe Marino breaks down Leonard Floyd and what his impact on the roster can be as the Buffalo Bills look to compete for a Super Bowl with Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs.
32 min
Buffalo Bills make huge commitment to Ed Oliver...
The Buffalo Bills gave defensive tackle Ed Oliver a massive contract extension to continue his role on defense alongside Von Miller and Matt Milano. Did general manager Brandon Beane get it right? How can Sean McDermott unlock more from Ed Oliver moving forward? How did the Buffalo Bills apply lessons learned to the timing of the deal? What do they do with the added cap space? On today's podcast, Joe Marino breaks down the extension from every angle before discussing the addition of WR Marcell Ateman.
33 min
Could Buffalo Bills Take Home Major NFL Awards ...
Josh Allen is the favorite to be NFL MVP in 2023. Damar Hamlin is the favorite for Comeback Player of the Year Will it happen? What about Von Miller and Jordan Poyer in the race for Defensive Player of the Year? Where are Dalton Kincaid and Dorian Williams in the Rookie of the Year conversation? Could Stefon Diggs or James Cook be the NFL Offensive Player of the Year? On today's podcast, Joe Marino examines all of the possibilities and breaks down why it could happen and why there is cause of skepticism.
31 min
Where does Sean McDermott rank among NFL head c...
Where does Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott rank among NFL head coaches? Former Buffalo Bills player Ross Tucker, host of the Ross Tucker Football Podcast, recently wrote an article for the 33rd Team in which he slotted McDermott at No. 22 which surprised many. On today's episode, Joe Marino is joined by Ross Tucker to gain an understanding of his position. Is it time to hold Sean McDermott to a higher standard to maximize what the Buffalo Bills can accomplish with Josh Allen at quarterback?
31 min
Buffalo Bills OTAs offer clues on competitions ...
In the latest update from Buffalo Bills OTAs, we received insight on the linebacker competition between Dorian Williams, Terrel Bernard and Tyrel Dodson in addition to Christian Benford and Kaiir Elam for the CB2 role. Dawson Knox and Ken Dorsey offered insight into Dalton Kincaid's role in the offense along with Josh Allen. We heard from Micah Hyde, Erik Washington, have an attendance update and more to cover on today's episode!
30 min
Buffalo Bills sign veteran OL Brandon Shell, is...
The Buffalo Bills added veteran offensive linemen Brandon Shell to the mix to provide more competition for Spencer Brown in front of Josh Allen. There are also plenty of rumblings that free agent wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins could land with the Buffalo Bills. On today's episode, Joe Marino breaks down what Brandon Shell brings to the Buffalo Bills offense and discusses the possibility of adding DeAndre Hopkins.
29 min
Can Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills hold off Aaron Ro...
With Aaron Rodgers arrival with the New York Jets, many believe it's their time to dethrone Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills when it comes to AFC East supremacy. On today's episode, Joe Marino dives into those dynamics in addition to a host of Herd Mentality items which include Spencer Brown, Boogie Basham, Joe Burrow, Patrick Mahomes, yards after catch, Dalton Kincaid, heartbreaking losses, Stefon Diggs and more!
29 min
How the Buffalo Bills & Josh Allen can maximize...
After signing tight end Dawson Knox to a four-year extension that pays him an average annual salary of $14 million, Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane invested a first and fourth round pick to land another tight end in Dalton Kincaid. How does this all come together for offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey and quarterback Josh Allen? How can they maximize both tight ends to receive enough contributions to warrant the investments? On today’s episode, Joe Marino is joined by Anthony Prohaska of Cover 1 to break it all down.
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How Buffalo Bills defense could look different ...
With Sean McDermott taking over as the defensive play caller, the defense could look different for the Buffalo Bills in 2023 around the likes of Von Miller, Matt Milano and Jordan Poyer. On today's episode, Joe Marino breaks that down in addition to a host of Herd Mentality items. Today's topics include AJ Epenesa, Boogie Basham, Bruce Smith, Spencer Brown, Dion Dawkins, the future at safety, 22 personnel the offseason schedule and more!
28 min
Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen discusses growth ar...
The Buffalo Bills kicked off the next phase of OTAs which brought about a host of new information including details from Josh Allen on how the offense can grow, Sean McDermott on calling the defense and Dorian Williams at MIKE linebacker, Von Miller on his return to the field and the impact of the new NFL rules on the Buffalo Bills. General manager Brandon Beane also added Dean Marlowe and Joel Wilson. On today's episode, Joe Marino breaks all of that down and more!
31 min
Did the Buffalo Bills improve defensive talent ...
After considering if the offense improved around Josh Allen in yesterday's discussion, today we shift our focus to the defense and special teams. Did general manager Brandon Beane improve the defensive talent around the likes of Von Miller, Greg Rousseau, Ed Oliver, Matt Milano, Jordan Poyer, Micah Hyde, Kaiir Elam and Tre'Davious White? What about the special teams? On today's episode, Joe Marino evaluates each position group to determine the answer.
27 min
Did Buffalo Bills improve offensive talent arou...
With the Buffalo Bills suffering challenging playoff exits in each of the last four seasons, the disappointment has been heightened due to a perception that it was the best talent the team will ever have around Josh Allen. But is that true? From 2020-2022, that did not prove to be the case as general manager Brandon Beane was able to improve the roster despite that common narrative. Is it true this time? On today's episode, Joe Marino analyzes each offensive positions group and reflects on whether the talent was better coming out of 2022 and into 2023 or not. Does the arrival of Dalton Kincaid, Connor McGovern, Deonte Harty, Damien Harris, Latavius Murray, Trent Sherfield and O'Cyrus Torrence around the likes of Stefon Diggs, Gabriel Davis and Dawson Knox represent upgrades?
28 min
Does lack of moves indicate the Buffalo Bills a...
Despite Von Miller working back from injury, the Buffalo Bills have been relatively quiet this offseason when it comes to adding competition at defensive end. Does this mean Brandon Beane and Sean McDermott are content with what they have in Gregory Rousseau, AJ Epenesa, Shaq Lawson, Boogie Basham, Kameron Cline and Shane Ray? On today's episode, Joe Marino shares his thoughts on that topic in addition to a host of other Herd Mentality items including Ken Dorsey, Deonte Harty, Dalton Kincaid, Justin Shorter, running the ball out of shotgun, the cornerback depth chart, Reggie Gilliam and more!
31 min
Final Thoughts on the Top-10 Most Important Pla...
We spent the last two days working through the top-10 most important players to the future of the Buffalo Bills with the 11-person panel. To close out the conversation, Joe Marino shares his personal ballot and general thoughts on the entire project. Where did Joe differ from the consensus? Which players were the hardest to leave off? What are the biggest takeaways from the project? Biggest surprises? We break it all down on today's episode as the Buffalo Bills move forward with the core of Josh Allen, Stefon Diggs, Von Miller, Dalton Kincaid, Matt Milano and the rest of the key players.
30 min
Panel Follow Up: The Consensus Top-10 Most Impo...
After unveiling the consensus top-10 most important players to the future of the Buffalo Bills on yesterday's podcast, we go deeper today including a look at all 18 players that received votes. In addition, Joe Marino asks each member of the panel a follow up question regarding something unique about their rankings or about the project in general. There will be discussion today on Josh Allen, Stefon Diggs, Gabriel Davis, Dawson Knox, Dalton Kincaid, O'Cyrus Torrence, Dion Dawkins, James Cook, Ed Oliver, Daquon Jones, Von Miller, Matt Milano, Jordan Poyer, Micah Hyde and more!
38 min
The Consensus Top-10 Most Important Players to ...
With a loaded roster, the Buffalo Bills are primed to be a contender for year's to come. But who are the MOST important players to the long-term success of the team? Where do the likes of Josh Allen, Von Miller and Stefon Diggs slot? Did Dalton Kincaid or O'Cyrus Torrence make the list? What about the likes of Dawson Knox, Matt Milano, Gregory Rousseau, Dion Dawkins and Kaiir Elam? Did James Cook, Spencer Brown, Ed Oliver, Jordan Poyer or Micah Hyde earn a spot? Taron Johnson?
39 min
Dalton Kincaid, O'Cyrus Torrence take field for...
The Buffalo Bills rookies took the field over the weekend for the start of rookie minicamp, providing our fist look at Dalton Kincaid, O'Cyrus Torrence, Dorian Williams, Justin Shorter, Nick Broeker and Alex Austin in team colors. General manager Brandon Beane also signed three players including 2015 first-round pick Shane Ray, Travin Howard and Isaiah Bowser.
32 min
Breaking Down the Buffalo Bills 2023 Schedule F...
The Buffalo Bills 2023 schedule is here! From the season opener on Monday Night Football against Aaron Rodgers and the New York Jets to a Week 18 date with the Miami Dolphins and everything in between, Joe Marino breaks down the Buffalo Bills road to the Super Bowl from every possible angle. From when Von Miller will return, to the quarterback matchups, rest advantages, the bye week and more -- we take a deep dive into the dynamics of the season ahead for the Buffalo Bills.
31 min
The top challenge each 2023 opponent presents t...
As we eagerly await the release of the full 2023 NFL schedule, let's focus on what we do know and that's which opponents the Buffalo Bills are set to face. Soon enough we will know the order of the games, when they will be played and (mostly) what time, but until then let's consider the challenges they present. From key new additions for the Buffalo Bills' AFC East rivals in the Miami Dolphins, New York Jets and New England Patriots to tough road contests against the Kansas City Chiefs, Philadelphia Eagles and Cincinnati Bengals, we consider it all on today's podcast.
24 min
Early look at critical decisions awaiting Buffa...
The challenge of building a Super Bowl-caliber football team never ends for Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane, so while we are still in the 2023 offseason, we're taking a peek ahead at the critical decisions to be made in the near future. From assessing the cap space and draft capital to examining expiring contract, cut candidates, extension candidates and structure candidates, we fully analyze the challenges ahead for the Buffalo Bills next year. On today's podcast, Joe Marino considers the aforementioned dynamics to determine how much longer the Super Bowl window remains open for Josh Allen, Stefon Diggs and Von Miller with the Buffalo Bills.
27 min
Considering the impact & dominoes of the Buffal...
The Buffalo Bills added to its offensive line in the 2023 NFL Draft by selecting Florida offensive guard O'Cyrus Torrence in the second round. What does it mean for Ryan Bates? What does it mean for the identity of the rushing offense? On today's episode, Joe Marino dives into those dynamics in addition to a host of other Herd Mentality items including Sean McDermott's aggressive nature as a defensive play caller, Josh Allen's completed air yards, tight end depth, how the Bills' rivals drafted and more!
28 min
Projecting the Buffalo Bills running back marke...
Devin Singletary led the Buffalo Bills in rushing yards in each of the past four seasons but he is no longer in the mix. With the likes of James Cook, Damien Harris, Nyheim Hines and Latavius Murray set to share the backfield with star quarterback Josh Allen, it's time to consider how the distribution of carries will unfold in 2023. On today's episode, Joe Marino considers the skill set of each running back, historical data and notable concerns to project the amount of carries for each back in 2023.
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