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LAS VEGAS – When talking about the greatest football player, particularly from before the NFL-AFL merger, Jim Brown's name is paramount. O.J. Simpson has another name rarely mentioned. "The only guy that ever intimidated me in a game was Dick Butkus," Simpson said Monday in a wide-ranging, exclusive interview with The Buffalo News. Simpson lined up against the Chi…

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LAS VEGAS – The challenge was issued in December. Four days removed from plowing the Buffalo Bills to victory through ungodly heavy snow, LeSean McCoy was interviewed about what it takes to run in those elements. Few excel in such treacherous conditions like McCoy has. Another with such a knack was Bills Wall of Fame tailback O.J. Simpson. "Well, what did O.J. say?" McC…

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LeSean McCoy didn't tell his teammates beforehand. Even four days after the fact, his eyes darted around the Buffalo Bills' locker room. He whispered. "I didn't say anything to the guys," McCoy murmured Thursday as if revealing covert data, "but mentally I knew I was going to have a solid game." McCoy's secret wouldn't keep that Sunday afternoon: He obviously love…

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In a blink, detailed storylines can project through the mind. We might experience a lifetime in our dreams although asleep just 30 minutes. They say when you're about to die, your entire life flashes before your eyes. An NFL punt takes about two seconds from the ball being snapped until it's kicked. That's how long it took Walt Patulski to visualize the career he …

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Not long ago, the wicked hit would have been featured in highlight reels for the next week. Damn, bro, you see that play? Aaron Williams got JACKED UP! The NFL and its networks marketed violence. They still do to an extent. We believed it was intoxicating to see players obliterate each other with blindside hits and crackback blocks. We still do to an extent. What …

Joe DeLamielleure was more than happy to take a break from his round of golf this afternoon to talk. "Absolutely, I've got a minute to talk," said DeLamielleure. "I'm excited!" The news of an agreement between the trust of late Buffalo Bills owner Ralph C. Wilson Jr. and the Pegula family on a sale of the team is exactly the type of news DeLamielleure had been waiting to…

As Jim Kelly and Thurman Thomas did before him, legendary Buffalo Bills receiver Andre Reed has chosen coach Marv Levy to introduce him for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Reed made the announcement on SiriusXM NFL Radio, with Levy also on the line. "Marv, I love you, man," Reed is quoted by ProFootballTalk.com. "We were like family, and we know we wouldn't…