The Buffalo Bills have released their policy for media covering practices. Reporters are welcome to watch, as long as they don’t tweet any plays, players, or bad things that happen.
Tyler Dunne of the Buffalo News shared parts of the team’s new rules. Don’t say who dropped a pass:
Training camp reporting, like spring training reporting, is mostly useless. (The quarterback threw a deep touchdown that elicited cheers from the sideline, and his passes looked crisp today. Great.) Injuries or fights are the only valuable information. Yet, every NFL team is paranoid that its strategy will be leaked through the media, which is ironic for a league that hates innovation and has very few original ideas.
It remains to be seen how often the Bills will flex their muscles with this policy. Dunne and ESPN’s Mike Rodak tweeted out absences and appearances like usual at today’s OTAs, but got creative with some of their notes:
Previously, all of these tweets would have been forgettable, but now I want to solve these puzzles. Thanks, Bills.