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The 1983 quarterback draft class is the gold standard. This year's group probably won't pan out so well, but silver sure can shimmer. The Comstock Lode, the massive silver vein in Nevada's western mountains, made many men rich and established much of America's Pacific infrastructure. There was so much silver, the U.S. Mint opened a branch in nearby Carson City. …

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Tyrod Taylor will always have a place in Bills history as the quarterback who ended the playoff drought. Opinions on Taylor’s abilities vary widely across the fanbase, but one thing that can’t be argued is that Taylor has been one of the most productive quarterbacks the Bills have had in quite some time. Is it possible Taylor is the Bills’ best quarterback since Jim …

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In a 14-year NFL career, Drew Bledsoe played for the New England Patriots, the Buffalo Bills and the Dallas Cowboys and won a Super Bowl ring with the Pats. But Bledsoe says Buffalo was his favorite place to play. "We played in three different places. We played in New England, we played in Buffalo, and we played in Dallas," Bledsoe said Tuesday on the John Murphy Show. …

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Paul Posluszny was two steps behind but probably couldn't see him through the exhaust fumes. LeSean McCoy was gone. On the first play out of halftime, the Buffalo Bills were on their own 25-yard line. Tyrod Taylor took the snap out of a pistol formation, pivoted to his left and tucked the ball between McCoy's forearms. McCoy locked his left hand, surgically repair…

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You know your team is threadbare when the loss of Brandon Tate makes you question a higher power. The Buffalo Bills went into Sunday's game against the New England Patriots with four healthy wide receivers. Tate was one of them. He left with a concussion in the third quarter, entrusting the rest of the demoralizing 41-25 defeat to Walter Powell, Justin Hunter and a l…

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The news that former Buffalo Bill Doug Flutie would be one of the season 22 performers on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" led to a lot of reminiscing about other quarterbacks not named Jim Kelly who have passed through town. What about them? Could they one day be in competition to hoist the MirrorBall Trophy? As we hear every Sunday, after further review, probably not. …

The Buffalo Bills announced today Kyle Orton will be their quarterback Sunday against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Orton will be the Bills' 14th starting quarterback since Jim Kelly retired after the 1996 season. The list: Todd Collins Alex Van Pelt Doug Flutie Rob Johnson Drew Bledsoe J.P. Losman Kelly Holcomb Trent Edwards Ryan Fitzpatrick Brian Brohm E…

Whenever someone reflects on the 2003 Buffalo Bills season, I marvel at that team's inability to win. Over the years, I've reminisced with a few of those players. They'll throw up their hands as they rattle off the stars on that roster, especially on defense. In a Sports Illustrated Q&A piece that ran online this week, London Fletcher mentions their assistant head coa…