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Jonesing for yet another reason to hate the New England Patriots? The worst day of a Patriot's life probably ranks among the more rewarding experiences of his career. That's right. Even when a Patriot gets fired, there's a chance he'll look back upon the moment gratefully. For about as long as the Buffalo Bills have failed to reach the playoffs, we've been inundat…

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The New England Patriots brought Deonte Thompson to Foxborough last Monday, but didn't sign him. The Buffalo Bills summoned him to Orchard Park for a workout the next day and gave him a uniform. Five days later, Thompson had four receptions for 107 yards, including a crucial 44-yard catch to set up the tying touchdown that helped beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Had th…

On the topic of maintaining longevity despite heavy mileage, Bernard Hopkins has credentials. And when it comes to the Philadelphia Eagles, he also carries some serious bona fides. So maybe folks ought to consider Hopkins' opinion on his dear team's decision to trade running back LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills for linebacker Kiko Alonso. "Oh, I'm pissed," Hopkins tol…

The New York Jets' most glaring weakness under Rex Ryan was insufficient quarterbacking. That's pretty much a fact. How much of that was Ryan's fault, though? One veteran quarterback with inside knowledge doesn't necessarily accept the narrative that Ryan is a failure at handling the NFL's most critical position. "If there's anything he should have learned from his tim…

These won't be the same old Buffalo Bills. This blog isn't about what kind of X's and O's Rex Ryan will deploy, or who his offensive coordinator will be or whether the 46 defense philosophies in his DNA will mesh with incumbent coordinator Jim Schwartz's schemes. While interesting, those topics are not the most germane to Ryan's ability to make an impact on a woebegone f…

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Of the NFL’s 32 starting quarterbacks, none is known less by his fan base than Kyle Orton. Orton joined the Buffalo Bills eight days before the season began. As a backup the first four games, he wasn’t interviewed much. He hasn’t been too talkative since he took over for EJ Manuel three weeks ago either. We can look at Orton’s statistics over the past decade to gain …

The Buffalo Bills are all out with EJ Manuel. For the past year, the Bills were all in. Now they've had enough. Manuel is headed to the bench, and Kyle Orton will become the team's 14th starter since Jim Kelly retired. Orton didn't take a practice snap all summer. The Bills signed him eight days before the season opener. He started one game for the Dallas Cowboys last y…