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We’re now neck-deep in professional sports’ current longest playoff drought (at 17 years); suffer through some of the NFL’s most high-profile disappointments annually through nationally televised highlight reels; and enjoy viral Internet coverage when drunken fans choke-slam each other through tailgating ta…
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Column as I see 'em, wild card week:
During last week's post-season press conference, Doug Whaley said he could understand if the media wanted to connect the dots on the Bills' head coaching search.
Well, I've been trying to connect the dots and it reminds me of when I played it as a little kid. I keep coming up with a clown face.
Connecting the dots is a confusin…
The Bills conducted their fourth head-coaching interview late Sunday night, meeting with Kris Richard in Seattle. The team interviewed Sean McDermott, Anthony Lynn and Harold Goodwin last week. Here are some things to know about Richard:
Current position: Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator.
Born: Carson, Calif.
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The 1965 American Football League All-Star game was scheduled for 52 years ago this week in New Orleans, but it never happened.
Dave Dixon, who had been trying to bring the AFL to New Orleans, organized the game with promises that there wouldn't be any problems in the still-segregated city. Players were promised testimonial dinners and golf tournaments, and even told to…
The Buffalo Bills’ coaching search is into its second week.
The Bills reportedly were on a plane to Seattle on Sunday to interview Seahawks defensive coordinator Kris Richard, according to FOX Sports. The team has not yet made that interview official, as it has with the first three candidates – Sean McDermott, Anthony Lynn and Harold Goodwin.
NFL rules stipulate that…
The Bills continued chiseling away over the weekend, hoping to unearth a head-coaching jewel who will stick around, as Doug Whaley said last week during his disastrous news conference, for the next 10 to 15 years. It’s an ambitious goal given how coaches come and go in professional sports.
If there’s one parallel drawn between the coaching search and ownership, it’s the…
Shaq Lawson was succinct in summarizing his rookie season.
“It’s been a long year,” the Buffalo Bills’ first-round draft pick said as team members cleaned out their lockers Monday.
It was a year ago that Lawson was playing in the BCS national championship game for Clemson. From there, he turned pro and started preparing for the draft, eventually going 19th overall to…
Below are the Buffalo Bills' final snap counts for the 2016 season.
The first column is the most recent game.
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Throughout the 2016 season, we tracked the performances of players from both Western New York and local colleges who are currently in the NFL. Here are their results in Week 17:
• Bills S Corey Graham: The Buffalo native had five tackles on defense and two on special teams, playing 58 of 62 defensive snaps (94 percent) and 12 on special teams (43 percent) in a 30-10 los…
Harold Goodwin interviewed to be the Bills' head coach on Saturday, the third official interview conducted by the team following Sean McDermott on Wednesday and Anthony Lynn on Thursday. Here are some things to know about Goodwin.
Current position: Arizona Cardinals offensive coordinator.
Born: Columbia, S.C..
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The plan was supposed to work out so much differently.
Reggie Ragland was the second of three major defensive pieces the Buffalo Bills selected at the top of last year's NFL Draft. He was earmarked as an immediate starter along with first-round choice Shaq Lawson, and third-rounder Adolphus Washington.
They were the collective face of Rex Ryan's emphatic signature on…
Here’s a top-10 ranking of actual candidates for head-coaching openings around the league (so it does not, for instance, include Jon Gruden, who has been steadfast in saying he will not leave broadcasting to return to the sidelines):
1. Josh McDaniels
Offensive Coordinator, New England
Biggest strength: Since failing as a head coach in Denver, he has fully regaine…
The mailbox has really blown up over the past week or so. That's what a lot of disgusted Bills fans want the Pegulas to do to their football operation: Blow the whole thing sky-high and start over.
Yes, folks are up in arms about the mess down at One Bills Drive. That Doug Whaley press conference represented a new low. Most fans don't believe this coaching search will d…
Contrary to what Buffalo Bills General Manager Doug Whaley said during his season-ending news conference Monday, the team apparently has already made up its mind and will part ways with quarterback Tyrod Taylor, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Schefter reported Friday the Bills "don't have any intention of paying" the $30.75 million they would owe Taylor over the lif…