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[BN] Blitz newsletter: Jim Kelly at ESPYs: 'Make a difference today for someone who is fighting for their tomorrow'

Bills' Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly received the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance during the ESPY Awards Wednesday night.

The highlight of Kelly's speech came near the end, when he urged the audience to “make a difference today for someone who is fighting for their tomorrow.”

"You don't need to be a Russell Wilson, an Aaron Rodgers, to make a difference out there,” Kelly said. “Every single person in this room can be a difference-maker. You can be just a normal person that gets up and goes to work, but you can be a difference maker, putting a smile on those faces.

“My kids, my friends, when they came to see me, not once did they ever have a frown on their face. So I just urge anybody out there, if you have somebody out there who's suffering – it doesn't have to be cancer – it could be somebody not having a good day. It could be your mom, your dad. It could be your grandparents. What you say to them and the smile that you have on your face, that could be the difference in them making it to the next day. Remember that."

You can watch Kelly accept the award here.


How will Trent Murphy rebound from knee surgery? It's another storyline to follow at Bills camp. "The Bills desperately need a pass-rushing upgrade at left defensive end to complement right end Jerry Hughes," Mark Gaughan wrote. Shaq Lawson may have the first crack at it, but it appears Murphy will be ready when his number is called, now that he is nearly a year removed from surgery to repair his ACL.


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