spoke to the media Buffalo Bills Hats , he expressed his frustration with the way he and the team had been playing during the 2018 season.Those comments came just before the trade deadline and McCoy’s name came up as one that could be on the move to a new team. That didn’t happen and McCoy’s thoughts went unrecorded as he didn’t speak to the media last week.McCoy did talk to reporters on Friday and said that his silence had nothing to do with anything that did or didn’t happen last week. McCoy also touched on General Manager Brandon Beane saying that the veteran is in the team’s plans for next season.“I’m happy here,” McCoy said, via Mike Rodak of ESPN.com. “I think sometimes people get that mixed up with the frustration of losing. But for me to be in their plans, I like the way that sounds. If not, he would’ve traded me. I had a lot of value and a lot of teams wanted me. …This team has been great to me. Been good to me since I’ve got here. Very supportive to me, in and out. I’m a loyal person. I’ve been grateful.”All those warm feelings won’t do anything to stem the frustrations that come with a losing season or the difficulty that McCoy has had duplicating his past success on the field. Should neither of those things change over the final seven games of the year, plans could change on any number of fronts in Buffalo.Cincinnati Bengals at Buffalo Bills: penalties hounding Sean McDermott Buffalo Bills Hoodie , Buffalo Bills The Cincinnati Bengals’ and Buffalo Bills’ bromance came to a head this past Sunday as a large preseason crowd welcomed Andy Dalton to New Era Field. Like bros tend to do, there were some squabbles, to the tune of 24 penalties. The Bills led the charge of yellow with 14 of those flags. This was the third poor performance in a row for the Bills. “It’s unacceptable,” said head coach Sean McDermott on Monday. “The only word for it is unacceptable. You can’t do that and expect to stay on schedule and move the football, in particular, against good defenses. Cincinnati, yesterday’s example Youth Customized Buffalo Bills Jerseys , was a good defense. We have to stop hurting ourselves. Before you win, you have to prevent yourself from losing. Pre-snap penalties or penalties overall don’t allow you to play on schedule football offensively.”Should we be worried? To date, the Bills have had 32 penalties assessed in their three preseason games for 257 yards. They have been called for 36 penalties, including 10 false starts. That’s not great. However, last year they had 34 assessed for 401 yards through three games. During the regular season they finished better than league average, suggesting preseason struggles are a poor indicator of things to come. Basically, this article is for novelty purposes only. Bengals notesThere’s a high rate of penalties from the Bengals that I’d consider to be major ones. Only three of ten (false start www.billsauthorizedshops.com , neutral zone and delay) were of the procedural variety. Just like I noted above there’s no reason to think this will necessarily translate to the “real” games. On the flip side, it’s a safe bet that one reason these don’t become regular season trends is because they’re identified and ironed out now. Alex Redmond has likely already heard about this game from his position coach. Goodwin’s defensive pass interference isn’t a mugging, but it’s the right call. More importantly, these are the kinds of plays the Bills want to see go Kelvin Benjamin’s way. In case you’re wondering, Goodwin is incredibly tall for a defensive back at 6’4” and he struggles to cover Benjamin even with the help of some early contact. Bills notesThe offensive line is the main story again. I won’t pile on, the chart speaks for itself. Three personal fouls in a single game is not ideal. Blocking technique might need to be reinforced on special teams and offense. Adam Redmond demonstrates the razor’s edge of the rules in the NFL. FOX analysts disagreed in real time, but he’s rightfully called for a peel back block because he hits Brandon Bell right at the waistline and a little below as he slides. As the contact is from the side it’s illegal. The way Bell goes flying shows why this is a penalty. That’s a lot of force to major joints (hip or knee) against a player that’s in poor position to protect himself. If Redmond was a step faster he likely contacts more to Bell’s front and this is legal.Dean Marlowe was called for unnecessary roughness and gives us a good window into the new lowering the head penalty. I want to emphasize that the intent is not to call Marlowe a dirty player. Players have been taught to lower their body to make a hit and the new rule necessitates a major adjustment in tackling. As the clip shows Buffalo Bills Womens T-Shirt , Marlowe checks all the boxes for the penalty by lowering his head and initiating contact with his helmet. As he has an unobstructed route, has other options and creates a flat back he’s also checking all the boxes for ejection. (Not to mention the receiver is giving himself up by sliding.) There are major stakes to the new penalty that conflict with ingrained habits.