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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…

Earlier this week, I said that the Bills should give J.P. Losman back his starting job when he returns from his knee injury. After Trent Edwards' performance, I'm not so sure. The head coach, Dick Jauron, doesn't feel any obligation to toss Losman back in as the starter when he's healthy. "I've always said nobody's job is secure on the entire football team from week …

There are some spooky parallels between this year's Bills and the 2001 team in the first year of the Tom Donahoe era. The '01 team started 0-3, just like this year's squad, and came home to play the Jets in the fourth week. The front office was facing a major decision on the quarterback at the end of the season. Is the franchise heading down a similar road? Are the Bills a…

I haven't heard anyone trumpeting the Mets' Jose Reyes for MVP lately. Maybe that's because he's hitting .215 in September with a .294 on-base percentage. He's also 5 for 9 in stolen bases during the month. I just hope the New York media hold him to the same standard as the guy across town -- Alex Rodriguez. If A-Rod went into a funk while the Yankees were falling out of t…

I got an advance copy of The Paolantonio Report, in which veteran ESPN football reporter Sal Paolantonio lists the most underrated and overrated coaches, players, teams etc. in NFL history. His choice for the most overrated Hall of Famer of all time? None other than Marv Levy. Paolantonio lays the blame for Super Bowl XXV at Levy's feet and says it was inexcusable to get b…

I have to agree Allen Wilson's objective take on the Wilfork hit on Losman. It doesn't seem like an intentional intent to injure to me. The replays show that Wilfork had burst through the line and was being tackled by Melvin Fowler in a desperate attempt to keep him away from the quarterback. Wilfork was falling forward and lunged at J.P. with his right elbow. Now you coul…

As the Bills struggle to put an NFL-caliber defense on the field, you really have to wonder about the wisdom of carrying so many players simply because of their value to special teams. The Bills are paper thin at linebacker, and yet they have two veteran linebackers -- Mario Haggan and Josh Stamer -- who can't be trusted to play defense. They're around solely for their spe…