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As a rookie head coach for the New York Jets, while his dazed city and a nation recovered from the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Herm Edwards would stand at the 50-yard line for "The Star-Spangled Banner" and remember his late father. Master Sgt. Herm Edwards Sr. spent 27 years in the Army, fought in World War II and the Korean War and raised his children for a whi…

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NFL sideline protests had been a fading issue. A few players still kneel or raise a fist during "The Star-Spangled Banner," but the regular season began three weeks ago. Fans are watching the games, tracking their fantasy players, betting the point spreads. While Colin Kaepernick's continued unemployment after kneeling out national anthems last season remains a debate, p…

The Tim Graham Show

Donald Trump could have owned the Buffalo Bills. Imagine how much different the world would be. We did exactly that for two hours on "The Tim Graham Show" this week at Sports Radio 1270 The Fan. You can listen to the second part of the two-hour show, including interviews with Susan Milligan of U.S. News & World Report and local Trump compatriot Carl Paladino, …

Doug Marrone insists he didn't quit on the Buffalo Bills, that he simply opted out of his contract. Marrone, hired to coach the Jacksonville Jaguars' offensive line, made his first comments since departing the Bills three days after their season ended. He spoke Thursday at a Jacksonville Jaguars media event to introduce him to the team's reporters. Marrone was asked abou…

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Doug Marrone has deserted his position as Buffalo Bills head coach, and former executive Bill Polian might be on the verge of coming back. Marrone on Wednesday exercised an exit clause in his contract and became a coaching free agent. His three-day window to leave expired at midnight. CBS Sports reported Wednesday night that Polian will be returning to the Bills to overs…

The New York Jets and New York Giants know they belong to the Empire State in name only. New York has one NFL team. Ralph Wilson brought the Buffalo Bills here and kept them here. "He went in when Buffalo was thriving, and he persevered when Buffalo started declining because most of the businesses moved out," Jets owner Woody Johnson told me Tuesday at the NFL's annual m…

ORLANDO, Fla. -- At 2:02 p.m. today, the NFL owners and their executive assistants were being informed about a fan-conduct survey. Buffalo Bills President and CEO Russ Brandon's cell phone buzzed. Ralph Wilson's wife, Mary, was calling. That's a call Brandon had to pick up, and he knew what might be on the other line. Brandon excused himself from the Ritz Carlton Orlando…