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Desperation would seem a plausible reason if times actually were desperate. Outright panic feels like a reasonable explanation. The decision was so surprising, so vexing that self-sabotage could be assumed. The Buffalo Bills this week benched Tyrod Taylor for rookie Nathan Peterman, who will make his first NFL start Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers, an odd …

BATAVIA -- Howard Schnellenberger leaned back in the sun at Terry Hills Golf Club, rolled a cigar in his fingers and recalled the time he named Jim Kelly the Miami Hurricanes' starting quarterback. They were staggering along at 3-4 in 1979, unable to win consecutive games. They lost to Division I-AA Florida A&M. Schnellenberger had been working Kelly into the offense…