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Tim Graham has covered the NFL since 2007 for The Buffalo News, ESPN and the Palm Beach Post. He was the Sabres beat reporter for seven years and served two terms as Boxing Writers Association of America president.


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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Doug Marrone turned on a theatrical smile, crouched for added effect and would have been flashing full-fledged jazz hands had he merely wiggled his wrists. "I'm a believer!" Marrone beamed from his ta-da pose. "I'm a believer!" The Jacksonville Jaguars coach had been asked what a change of scenery could mean for his newest player, defensive tac…

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After the Buffalo Bills stomped the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, two friends sent similar texts. Is it OK to hope? The Bills are 5-2, a half-game out of first place in the AFC East and in the top wild-card spot. They are 4-0 at home for the first time since 1995. They've allowed the NFL's second-fewest points. Every move coach Sean McDermott and GM Brandon Beane …

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Khalil Mack possessed traits that enraptured NFL scouts. Yeah, but could he fit into any defensive scheme? Mack was a hellacious pass-rusher for the University at Buffalo, dominating the Mid-American Conference and amassing school records. Yeah, but how would he stack up against pedigreed competition? He would erupt from his stance, use uncanny leverage skills …

The Tim Graham Show

We didn't anticipate talking about the NBA on this week's edition of "The Tim Graham Show" on Sports Radio 1270 The Fan. Then Pat from Buffalo called and asked the studio who we would rate the greatest pure shooter in NBA history. Nothing fancy about that question, but it initiated a fun conversation among co-host Mike Rodak of ESPN.com, Buffalo News senior columnist…

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The New England Patriots brought Deonte Thompson to Foxborough last Monday, but didn't sign him. The Buffalo Bills summoned him to Orchard Park for a workout the next day and gave him a uniform. Five days later, Thompson had four receptions for 107 yards, including a crucial 44-yard catch to set up the tying touchdown that helped beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Had th…

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Maybe you looked forward to next Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders to watch running back Marshawn Lynch back in Orchard Park. Denied. Perhaps you would love to see EJ Manuel's homecoming against the Buffalo Bills. Think again! The NFL has suspended Lynch for the Week Eight game at New Era Field, and Raiders quarterback Derek Carr's busted back has heale…

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Hello, my name is Tim G., and I'm a Process-aholic. It has been almost 18 years since I last saw a Bills playoff game, but now I can see my way out of this dark tunnel. Maybe the Bills won't return to the postseason this January, but for the first time since thinking 2002 fourth overall draft choice Mike Williams would be a foundation block, I have serenity. Grant…

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Preston Brown is the anointed one this week. The Buffalo Bills linebacker called into "The Tim Graham Show" on Sports Radio 1270 The Fan, which means he will be blessed with the Graham Bump in Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Brown doesn't have any sacks, quarterback hits, forced fumbles or recoveries yet. That's about to change. Given a rundown of …

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Tyrod Taylor said in Sunday's Buffalo News he is held to an "unfair" standard because he's a mobile, African-American quarterback. Buffalo News senior columnist Jerry Sullivan has heard enough from Taylor and his rationale. On this week's edition of "The Tim Graham Show," co-host Mike Rodak of ESPN.com, Polo Kerber from The Heyyman Studio, Sullivan and I huddled in t…

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The crew maintained kayfabe to open this week's "Tim Graham Show." Buffalo News senior columnist Jerry Sullivan, ESPN.com's Mike Rodak, special guest Matthew Fairburn of the Syracuse Post-Standard and I presented pro and con segments about the Buffalo Bills. For the first segment, we banged the Bills' drum and talked about how great they are. For the second segmen…

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The crew maintained kayfabe to open this week's "Tim Graham Show." Buffalo News senior columnist Jerry Sullivan, ESPN.com's Mike Rodak, special guest Matthew Fairburn of the Syracuse Post-Standard and I presented pro and con segments about the Buffalo Bills. For the first segment, we banged the Bills' drum and talked about how great they are. For the second segmen…

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Eric Byrnes, self-described "lifetime Buffalo Bills apologist," is nevertheless conflicted about his team. The 11-year Major League Baseball outfielder and MLB Network analyst joined this week's "Tim Graham Show" on Sports Radio 1270 The Fan with a pep-talk tradeoff: We told him why his Bills are fine in exchange for him explaining why my Cleveland Indians will be OK in…

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Don't blame Tyrod Taylor for Sunday's loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. No, he wasn't perfect. But the Buffalo Bills could be 5-0 if they had better receivers, or maybe if they used them at all. The Bills are in better shape than we expected. They enter their bye week tied atop the AFC East at 3-2, same as the New England Patriots and New York Jets. They hung tough …

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When the Buffalo Bills started the season 3-1 and an undefeated record in the AFC, many fans wondered, "So what's the catch?" On Sunday, they were asking, "Where are the catches?" The Cincinnati Bengals handled the Bills' threadbare offense and won, 20-16, in Paul Brown Stadium. The Bills' defense was dynamite with three takeaways, but Tyrod Taylor didn't have eno…

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The 2011 Buffalo Bills started 4-1. Then they lost seven of their next eight games. The 2008 Bills began 5-1. Then they lost seven of their next eight games. The 2003 Bills opened with a 31-0 shellacking of the New England Patriots, scrapped to a 4-3 record and then lost seven of their last nine games. Goes without saying, all of those teams failed to reach the pl…