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#1 26CornerBlitz

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 09:17 AM

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THIS JUST IN: Our 2017 #BillsCamp schedule! We'll see you there this summer, Bills fans. http://bufbills.co/pHudUi

 

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 09:21 AM

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 10:55 AM

Interesting that they leave a week early. Also lots of early practices. And the practice at New Era on 8/4 is pretty cool. I like the changes.

Edited by YoloinOhio, 15 June 2017 - 10:55 AM.


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Posted 15 June 2017 - 11:03 AM

Any clue where to get tickets for the night practices?  I didn't see anything on the camp site.



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Posted 15 June 2017 - 11:32 AM

Any clue where to get tickets for the night practices?  I didn't see anything on the camp site.

just updated on the Bills App (now sponsored by M&T Bank :death: )


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http://www.buffalobi...e0-665543753802


Further details on ticketing information at St. John Fisher College as well as the open practice at New Era Field will be announced on a later date and will be available and updated throughout training camp on the Bills social media channels and BuffaloBills.com



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Posted 15 June 2017 - 11:42 AM

I wonder if they will phase out SJF eventually

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 12:46 PM

I wonder if they will phase out SJF eventually


With all they've done to build it up? I can't see that happening. Plus I'd be pissed. I drive from ROC for every home game. I like the opportunity to see them right in my backyard.

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 12:49 PM

With all they've done to build it up? I can't see that happening. Plus I'd be pissed. I drive from ROC for every home game. I like the opportunity to see them right in my backyard.

just got that impression listening to the presser. I know it's a Russ thing but McD seemed to think it was important to get away this year to build team identity but even he's cutting it short. I could see it potentially going away in future. The organization seems to want to do thinks differently than they have in the past. Most teams stay st the facility now.

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 01:11 PM

I wonder if they will phase out SJF eventually

 

 

With all they've done to build it up? I can't see that happening. Plus I'd be pissed. I drive from ROC for every home game. I like the opportunity to see them right in my backyard.

 

 

just got that impression listening to the presser. I know it's a Russ thing but McD seemed to think it was important to get away this year to build team identity but even he's cutting it short. I could see it potentially going away in future. The organization seems to want to do thinks differently than they have in the past. Most teams stay st the facility now.

Maybe.  But a big part of having camp located in Rochester is marketing. Rochester makes up a high percentage of season ticket holders.  Plus having it in Roch makes it easier for people from the Syracuse area to get there (and maybe spark interest to go to some games).  



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Posted 15 June 2017 - 01:13 PM

Maybe.  But a big part of having camp located in Rochester is marketing. Rochester makes up a high percentage of season ticket holders.  Plus having it in Roch makes it easier for people from the Syracuse area to get there (and maybe spark interest to go to some games).  

 

They should hold camp in Toronto



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Posted 15 June 2017 - 02:04 PM

 
 
 
 
Maybe.  But a big part of having camp located in Rochester is marketing. Rochester makes up a high percentage of season ticket holders.  Plus having it in Roch makes it easier for people from the Syracuse area to get there (and maybe spark interest to go to some games).  

I get it and I'm not advocating they should move it - but I could see them doing so, and having one or two practices there to feed those fans instead of the whole thing. Kind of how the Browns do it with Cbus.

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 02:16 PM

I get it and I'm not advocating they should move it - but I could see them doing so, and having one or two practices there to feed those fans instead of the whole thing. Kind of how the Browns do it with Cbus.

 

I hear what you're saying... Maybe it is the ultimate direction of things, but it would be a shame. Bills camp regularly gets written up as one of the best training camps in the NFL, for the fan experience. Peter King always raves about it. 


Edited by jimmy10, 15 June 2017 - 02:17 PM.


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Posted 15 June 2017 - 02:24 PM

Can we start the countdown for Astrobot's reports?



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Posted 15 June 2017 - 03:53 PM

 
 
 
 
Maybe.  But a big part of having camp located in Rochester is marketing. Rochester makes up a high percentage of season ticket holders.  Plus having it in Roch makes it easier for people from the Syracuse area to get there (and maybe spark interest to go to some games).  

If McD thinks moving it away from Rochester will help him win, I think it will happen. It might be a great marketing scheme, but ultimately winning is the best marketing. People from NY to LA will care about the Bills if they became winners.

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 06:05 AM

The Buffalo Bills will begin their 18th training camp, and their first under head coach Sean McDermott, at St. John Fisher College

 

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strange coincidence 


Edited by ALF, 16 June 2017 - 06:19 AM.


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Posted 16 June 2017 - 08:27 AM

 

 

 

 

Maybe.  But a big part of having camp located in Rochester is marketing. Rochester makes up a high percentage of season ticket holders.  Plus having it in Roch makes it easier for people from the Syracuse area to get there (and maybe spark interest to go to some games).  

Winning is the best marketing a team can have. Since SJF 17 years-no playoffs 17 years.



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Posted 16 June 2017 - 08:44 AM

Winning is the best marketing a team can have. Since SJF 17 years-no playoffs 17 years.

And you think training camp at SJF is the reason? :)


If McD thinks moving it away from Rochester will help him win, I think it will happen. It might be a great marketing scheme, but ultimately winning is the best marketing. People from NY to LA will care about the Bills if they became winners.

They have been doing just fine ticket sales wise even being a mediocre team at best.


I get it and I'm not advocating they should move it - but I could see them doing so, and having one or two practices there to feed those fans instead of the whole thing. Kind of how the Browns do it with Cbus.

One or two practices is almost pointless.  Not sure if you have ever been to camp at SJF, but the Bills do it right.  Autograph tent for the kids and many more things.  It's a great, fan building, experience. 

 

Bottom line, what McD wants is probably what McD gets.  And I also get he might not want to spend a month away from home.   But it would be a shame.


Edited by CodeMonkey, 16 June 2017 - 08:47 AM.


#18 The Wiz

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 10:23 AM

And you think training camp at SJF is the reason? :)

We all know it's because of Billy buffalo.

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 10:36 AM

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I've been told McDermott prefers not going away to camp. Wants players sleeping in their own beds. But SJF contracts already in place.



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Posted 16 June 2017 - 11:04 AM

I could see camp being moved to OP once the new stadium is built.