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Once again, the Bills' coaches made an abominable decision to let an opponent back in the game. To review: The Bills led by 12 points, 19-7, with 7:34 to play in the game. They had 3rd-and-10 from their own 8-yard line. The smart move was to run, punt and give the ball back to Baltimore's sorry offense, having run some valuable time off the clock. But no, offensive coordin…

Joe Torre is getting canonized for turning down the Yankees' one-year contract offer -- an insulting deal that brought back bad memories of Ted Nolan at the end. But if Torre had such a great sense of pride, he should have quit five minutes after the Yanks lost to Cleveland (boy, the tears really would have flowed from Suzyn Waldman then!). Steinbrenner had said Torre was …

Not surprisingly, Dick Jauron told the media that Trent Edwards will be his starting quarterback against the Ravens this week -- but he wouldn't speculate beyond that. Speaking with the Buffalo media at around 2:30, Jauron said J.P. Losman's knee injury hasn't healed sufficiently for him to start on Sunday. Reporters pressed Jauron repeatedly about his plans, but he insist…

It's approaching noon in the media room in Bills Land and we're all wondering if Dick Jauron will come in later today and take the coward's way out: That is, hide behind J.P. Losman's injury and tell us they're going with Edwards because J.P. isn't quite healthy yet. I hope Jauron has the guts to tell us they're going with Edwards because they believe he's their long-term …

I'm glad to see Terry Francona is going to Tim Wakefield tonight in Game Four of the ALCS, rather than pitch Josh Beckett on short rest. The move sends a subtle message to the Boston players that there's no reason for panic, even though they're down, 2-1, to the Indians. It also could give the Sox an edge if Wakefield pitches well and the Indians struggle against his knuck…

It's pretty clear from J.P. Losman's comments Monday that he's not going to be Dick Jauron's choice as starting quarterback. It's also clear that Losman's days in Buffalo are numbered. He basically emasculated Jauron by publicly suggesting that it's not the coach's call. I'm sure Ralph Wilson and Marv Levy will have input on the decision. But it was weak and petty for Losm…

Something tells me the Raiders aren't anguishing over the defection of Langston Walker to the Bills. Through four games, the Raiders have 777 yards rushing and a 5.3 yard average per rush. A year ago, they had 777 rushing yards through their first seven games. Their quarterbacks have been sacked 10 times, well behind last year's pace when they gave up 72 sacks.There are a …

Lee Evans thinks J.P. Losman should be the starting quarterback when he returns from his knee injury. Evans clearly believes the Bills should thrown downfield more. He has a good point, and I'll deal with it in more length in Thursday's paper. Anyway, it stands to reason that he'd want J.P. back, since he and Losman established a good chemistry on the deep ball a year ago.…

It was obscured somewhat by all the bizarre events later in the game, but a high snap by Ryan Neill contributed to Rian Lindell's missed 54-yard field goal attempt late in the first half. When the Bills released Mike Schneck, their Pro Bowl long snapper, you wondered how long it would take for that move to come back and bite them. We'll never know if a perfect snap would h…

Heading into the playoffs, I said the winner of the Indians-Yankees series would win it all. I see no reason to change now. Cleveland is on a roll and should get past the Red Sox in the ALCS. The Red Sox bullpen performed surprisingly well in the Angels series, but it's still a weak spot. I'm also skeptical about Schilling's ability to throw another big game. The Indians' …

I know this has to hurt  but where does this loss to the Cowboys rank on the all-time list of excruciating defeats in Bills history? I can't remember a game when so many different bizarre events had to occur for the Bills to lose. Home Run Throwback was an ordinary setback in comparison. If you are really into pain, give me your top five. ---Jerry Sullivan

When will the carnage ever end? Peerless Price's neck injury was an unexpected and harsh blow to a Bills team that has seen more than its share of injuries early in the season. But in fact, it's not that big a setback to the offense. Price has been nominally the No. 2 receiver since his return in '06, but he hasn't produced nearly enough to justify the designation. Last ye…

Wade Phillips put on a great show for the Buffalo media on Wednesday. Phillips spent more than 25 minutes reflecting on his time in Buffalo in that good ol' boy style of his. Phillips said he doesn't like to dwell on the past, but for a guy who didn't care about the past, he sure had a lot of information at his fingertips. He pointed out more than once that his 29-19 regul…

Take cover, Yankee fans. I'm picking the Pinstripers to win it all. I don't buy the notion that they're underdogs. The reason I jumped off the Angels to the Yanks: The arrival of Joba Chamberlain as a dominant setup man, combined with the struggles of Angels setup guy Scot Shields. More on this and the Mets' choke in Tuesday's column.

Responses are pouring in to the Losman/Edwards blog and sentiment is solidly in Edwards' corner at the moment. Most Bills fans want Edwards to get the job. A few want to wait at least one more game before turning the page. But there are very few staunch supporters of Losman right now. One respondent made a very good point about Edwards in the post-game interviews. He see…