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I don't have intimate knowledge how each of the NFL's 32 clubs addressed anthem demonstrations this weekend, but if there was a more effective approach than what the Buffalo Bills did, then I'd love to hear more about it. Bills linebacker Lorenzo Alexander joined ESPN's Mike Rodak and me on "The Tim Graham Show" Wednesday to remind listeners why players are compelled to…

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If his career ended tomorrow and the money somehow ran dry, Micah Hyde figured he could survive just fine on one skill learned from his youth: gardening. It's true. When he was a kid growing up in Fostoria, Ohio, he worked on a farm owned by retired principal Ken Watson. Watson never married and had no children, so he treated kids in town like they were his own. He paid…

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News Sports Reporter Tim Graham's radio show airs from 4 to 6 p.m. today on 1270 The Fan and here at [BN]blitz. This week's episode will focus primarily on the issues related to NFL players demonstrating during the national anthem. John Wooten, chairman of the Fritz Pollard Alliance, will join the show to recount his experiences with Muhammad Ali and Jim Brown, and d…

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Jerry Sullivan joins the Morning Bull show every Monday (7:40 a.m.) on 97 Rock to talk Buffalo Bills football and more. This week, Sully discussed the Bills' big victory over Denver, the protests across the NFL, President Trump's comments and his favorite one-hit wonder. Check out today's episode:   http://buffalonews.com/2017/09/15/subscribe-bn-bl…

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When Jerry Hughes criticized Jim Kelly on Monday, he didn't just take a stand against the greatest quarterback in Bills' history, inspirational cancer survivor and communal treasure. He added yet another layer to a debate that has shown more staying power than Kelly himself. I'm sure Kelly's supporters quietly were disappointed in Hughes for being disappointed in Kelly …

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Buffalo News Sports Columnists Bucky Gleason and Jerry Sullivan offered their opinions on national anthem demonstrations, Jim Kelly’s criticism of LeSean McCoy’s chosen method of protest, and Jerry Hughes’ reaction to Kelly’s critique during their weekly radio show on 1270 The Fan on Monday. Bucky: “I thought there was a better way for McCoy to handle it … McCoy could h…

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Eric Wood stood behind the podium, somewhat awkward, clearly uncomfortable. The Bills veteran center didn’t want to be there, standing in front of us, all alone, fielding questions on behalf of himself, and more importantly, his entire locker room. Here we are — players and media partaking in an intricate and uncomfortable dance, clumsily toeing the line on topics th…

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Column as I see 'em, Week Three: A dozen of the Bills took a knee before Sunday's game against the Broncos. Good for them. Then the team took a step forward. When the day was done, things were looking up, partly because a schedule that appeared so daunting before the season didn't seem quite so intimidating anymore. They do have games left against the NFL's only two …

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Overall, the Bills schedule is beginning to seem less daunting than it did at the start of the season. The Raiders, Chargers, Buccaneers and Dolphins all had dreadful offensive games in losses on Sunday. Games against those teams seem winnable in light of a Buffalo's terrific defensive start. But there's one game that looms as a formidable challenge – at Kansas City on …

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If the season ended today, the Buffalo Bills would not only make the playoffs, they'd earn a bye into the divisional round. Yes, that's fairly ridiculous to think about after three weeks, but Buffalo's 26-16 win over the Denver Broncos did return the Bills to the top of the AFC East. The AFC is tightly packed with just one team that is 3-0 (Kansas City) and three teams …

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Listen to News Sports Columnists Bucky Gleason and Jerry Sullivan on their weekly radio show from 4 to 6 p.m. today on 1270 The Fan and here at [BN]blitz. Bucky and Sully will recap the Bills win over the Broncos on Sunday and look ahead to next week's game against the Atlanta Falcons with guest Jeff Schultz from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Follow The Buffalo N…

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This time, LeSean McCoy felt compelled to act. The divisive words from the nation’s leader had caused him to have an unexpected change of heart. And just like several athletes before him, the Bills’ star running back decided he had no choice but to speak through actions and not only words. With the national anthem serving as their backdrop, Bills players formed a wal…

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Tyrod Taylor admitted after the game Sunday that the joke was on him. Shame on him for falling for the oldest trick at the playground, for believing Von Miller had experienced a weak moment with an ounce of civility when he extended his right hand to the quarterback midway through the fourth quarter. No matter how many times Charlie Brown convinced himself that, yes, th…

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Grading the Bills RUNNING GAME: D So maybe this zone-blocking scheme is an issue. For the second straight week, LeSean McCoy and the Bills’ vaunted rushing attack was stymied. McCoy managed just 21 yards on 14 carries, finding precious little room to run. Backup Mike Tolbert had more success, carrying 11 times for 41 yards. The Bills stuck with the run, attempting 33…