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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

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.
40 min
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.
29 min
Buffalo Bills Post-NFL Draft 53-man roster proj...
With the NFL Draft and key roster-building pillars of the offseason now behind general manager Brandon Beane, it's time to consider what the 53-man roster for the Buffalo Bills could look like entering Week One. On today's episode, Joe Marino shares his roster projection before breaking down some of the details about the Buffalo Bills new stadium being official.
26 min
What we learned about direction of Buffalo Bill...
The NFL Draft typically provides meaningful clues about the direction of a football team based on the decisions that were made or not made and the Buffalo Bills are no exception. On today's episode, Joe Marino breaks down his top takeaways about how the Draft impacts the direction of the Buffalo Bills on offense and defense with the additions of Dalton Kincaid, O'Cyrus Torrence, Dorian Williams, Justin Shorter, Nick Broeker and Alex Austin. We also dive into which veterans are winners and losers based on those selections which prompts discussion on Josh Allen, Gabriel Davis, Spencer Brown and more!
31 min
Buffalo Bills sign DT Poona Ford, RB Latavius M...
Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane kept adding to the roster following the 2023 NFL Draft with the addition of former Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Poona Ford, veteran running back Latavius Murray and seven undrafted free agents including DJ Dale, Richard Gouraige, Jordan Mims and Jalen Wayne. On today's episode, Joe Marino breaks down the newest members of the Buffalo Bills and how they impact the roster.
26 min
Comparing Buffalo Bills tight ends Dawson Knox ...
With the 2023 NFL Draft now in the rearview, there are plenty of questions and comments from Bills Mafia to reflect on, including a comparison of tight ends Dawson Knox and Dalton Kincaid. On today's episode, Joe Marino shares his thoughts on Kincaid and Knox in addition to a host of Herd Mentality items including Dorian Williams, who wears the green dot on defense, trading for Chase Young, defensive tackle, Brandon Beane's drafts and more!
27 min
Expectations for Dalton Kincaid and the Buffalo...
Now that Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane has assembled the 2023 NFL Draft class, it's time consider what the expectations are for each of the newest additions to the roster. On today's episode, Joe Marino breaks down what he expects from each player during their rookie season and how they should be contributing in Year Two and beyond. How should Dalton Kincaid, O'Cyrus Torrence, Dorian Williams, Justin Shorter, Nick Broeker and Alex Austin be impacting the Buffalo Bills. We have thoughts!
25 min
Buffalo Bills land Justin Shorter, Nick Broeker...
On Day 3 of the 2023 NFL Draft, Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane drafted Florida WR Justin Shorter, Ole Miss OL Nick Broeker, Oregon State CB Alex Austin and made three trades. On today's episode, Joe Marino breaks down what these picks bring to the table, how they fit and what their path to making an impact is.
30 min
Buffalo Bills add Florida G O'Cyrus Torrence & ...
Buffalo Bills general manager added protection for Josh Allen in the form of Florida G O'Cyrus Torrence and help for the defense in Tulane LB Dorian Williams on Day Two of the 2023 NFL Draft. What do these players bring to the table and how do they fit? On today's episode, Joe Marino breaks it down!
27 min
Buffalo Bills give Josh Allen a new weapon in D...
The Buffalo Bills made Utah tight end Dalton Kincaid their first-round pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, providing Josh Allen with a new weapon to pair with Dawson Knox, Stefon Diggs and Gabriel Davis. On today's episode, Joe Marino breaks down the selection from every angle including a scouting report, best parts of the pick, most notable concerns with the selection, the impact on the roster and what general manager Brandon Beane should be thinking about on Day Two.
30 min
Final Thoughts: How the Buffalo Bills should ad...
In our final discussion before general manager Brandon Beane navigates the Buffalo Bills through the 2023 NFL Draft, Joe Marino focuses on the best way to address the remaining needs at wide receiver, tight end, defensive end and defensive tackle in addition to a host of other remaining final thoughts before Thursday Night. Marino also discusses the idea of trading for DeAndre Hopkins and trading away Ed Oliver.
30 min