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J.P. Losman wants to open up the passing game today. I'm not sure this is the ideal spot to do it.  They might be playing into New England's hands. But maybe the coaches should give Losman his wish and let him come out flinging -- maybe even play the no-huddle -- and see how he does. Let him sink or swim if he's so intent on attacking and letting it fly. Something tel…

I know we're not supposed to be critical of the Bills' young, injured defense. But it would help if Aaron Schobel, the $50 million man, started making more of a difference. The Bills haven't gotten much pass rush from their front four in the first two games. They have two sacks as a team -- one by McCargo and one by Schobel. Otherwise, Schobel hasn't been much of a factor.…

Hard to believe the Diamondbacks have the best record in the NL at 85-67. If the Dbacks split their last 10 games and the Mets continue their swoon, there's a good chance that no NL team will finish with more than 90 wins. That's a .557 winning percentage. Jack Gray of my crack research team tells me no team has led its league with a percentage that low in baseball history…

Interesting column on FOXSports.com, critical of NFL Players Association and director Gene Upshaw for failing to have more of a presence during the Kevin Everett situation. The author, Mark Kriegel, is one of the best reads around. Kriegel is the one-time New York Daily News columnist who has written acclaimed sports biographies on Joe Namath and Pete Maravich. He went to …

The weekly NFL stats are out, and it's as bleak as you could imagine for the Bills.  They're 31st in total offense (San Fran is last). They're 32nd in passing offense, 32nd in first downs, 30th in points (thanks to the Roscoe Parrish punt return). The defense is 31st overall (ahead of Cleveland, which won a game), 30th against the run, tied for 30th in first downs all…

Another bit of bad news for a Bills team that has had more than its share this week. Josh Reed will not play today because of his quadriceps injury. Reed is nominally the third receiver, but  he was their best wideout in the opener and will be missed. J.P. Losman trusts Reed and tends to look for him in check-down situations. Reed rarely drops balls anymore, breaks ta…

The Sabres are getting roasted all over the hockey world for suspending Teppo Numminen after learning Numminen will have to undergo heart surgery. They deserve it, too. Yes, they're within their rights to suspend the veteran defenseman. More than heartless, it's another stupid and short-sighted move by an organization that has made far too many of those in recent months. …

Yeah, it was me that J.P. Losman snapped at after the opener. I asked him if he would have liked to have thrown downfield more against the Broncos and he said, "You're the expert, Buddy, right?Personally, I wasn't offended. I enjoy the odd exchange with an athlete or coach. Some day I'll post a list of my all-time favorites. But you'd expect more from an NFL quarterba…

It was a sad and uncommonly busy Monday afternoon at One Bills Drive. About three times more reporters and cameramen than usual were on hand -- including two staffers from ESPN -- to follow up the Kevin Everett story. Bills PR did a nice job, bringing four players to the microphone with special ties to Everett, who underwent surgery Sunday  night for a serious spinal …

A couple of interesting inactives for the Bills' opener against Denver: Duke Preston and Tim Anderson. We've known for some time that Anderson is a marginal NFl player. But it's not a good sign if he can't make the active list on this defense. This means the Bills will probably go to a three man tackle rotation, with Jason Jefferson getting occasional snaps as the No. …

Apparently, I caused quite a stir among the more critical Blue Jays fans last week by suggesting in a column that Toronto's John Gibbons deserves consideration for MVP. I felt Gibbons had done an amazing job by keeping the Jays in shouting distance of the wild card, despite a rash of injuries. His critics feel he is a mediocrity whose handling of pitchers leaves much to be…

McKinley's 12-0 win over St. Joe's in high school football last weekend was the most significant city high school sports event in many years. It was some tangible and much-needed evidence that Dr. James Williams' campaign to upgrade the city program is having an effect. Last year, local businessman Paul Snyder donated his steakhouse for the McKinley football team to have s…

Dick Jauron seems to be preparing himself for the worst. At his first media day press conference Wednesday, the Bills head coach said he was excited about the start of a new NFL season. But Jauron wasted little time reminding us of his team's overall youth. ""I don't think there's anyone in this (press) room that's not aware of how young this football team is,…

There's always a chance he'll go into a massive slump the rest of the way, while the Yankees fall out of the playoffs. But with 24 games left, Alex Rodriguez is a clear-cut choice for American League MVP. Detroit's Magglio Ordonez is making a strong case. Ordonez is hitting .355 (.410 with runners in scoring position!) and has 120 RBIs. But A-Rod will win it if he doesn't …