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Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski was named one of the 10 best beat writers in the country in 2017 by the Associated Press Sports Editors for his coverage of the Bills. A Lewiston native and St. Francis High School graduate, he's got a passion for golf and strives to be a single-digit handicap.


TEMPE, Ariz. – Buffalo Bills fans wanting to see some new blood on defense will get their wish Sunday.While he likely won't start, fourth-year pro Kyle Moore will be a big part of the team's rotation at defensive end without Mark Anderson."It's the opportunity I've been waiting on," Moore said with a smile as bright as the Arizona sunshine Friday after practice.Moore proba…

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TEMPE, Ariz. – It’s a homecoming of sorts for Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Curtis Modkins, who spent the 2009 season as the running backs coach for the Arizona Cardinals. He shouldn’t expect any welcome-back presents from a physical Cardinals defense that ranks 11th overall in total yardage and has playmakers throughout. That list starts with inside linebacker Daryl…

TEMPE, Ariz. – Before the Buffalo Bills left the visiting locker room Sunday in San Francisco, running back Tashard Choice stood up and gave an impassioned speech following the team's second straight embarrassing loss.He shared some of what that message was Thursday."Just our mind-set, it felt like we were lacking our energy," he said. "The seriousness, the importance of e…

TEMPE, Ariz. – The Buffalo Bills are having problems, even when it comes to their best players.Coach Chan Gailey is faced with the challenge of getting touches for both Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller, both of whom have proved they need the ball in their hands as much as possible."I don't know how to solve that problem when you have two great players at the same position," G…

Running back injuries will have a big impact in Week Six for the Buffalo Bills' next opponent, and potentially later in the season for a Western New York native.With Cedric Benson out in Green Bay, Niagara Falls' James Starks suddenly has some fantasy appeal. Starks has yet to get a carry this season, but he'll be in the mix for the starting job with the Packers.Alex Green…

TEMPE, Ariz. – Before the Buffalo Bills left the visiting locker room Sunday in San Francisco, running back Tashard Choice stood up and gave an impassioned speech following the team’s second straight embarrassing loss. He shared some of what that message was Thursday. “Just our mind-set, it felt like we were lacking our energy,” he said. “The seriousness, the importance of…

TEMPE, Ariz. – The Buffalo Bills are having problems, even when it comes to their best players. Coach Chan Gailey is faced with the challenge of getting touches for both Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller, both of whom have proved they need the ball in their hands as much as possible. “I don’t know how to solve that problem when you have two great players at the same position,”…

Raman Luthra is perfectly content with his place in the golfing world.That place is at the top of the amateur golf landscape in Western New York.Luthra, a 28-year-old from East Amherst, finished the 2012 Buffalo District Golf Association season with a commanding victory in the points race, earning the top spot with 1,455, nearly double that of any other golfer."It's great.…

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If there was a bright spot to be found in Sunday’s shellacking of the Buffalo Bills by the San Francisco 49ers, it would be the big-play ability again showcased by Leodis McKelvin.The Bills’ cornerback had an 80-yard touchdown on a punt return called back in the first quarter because of a holding penalty on Jairus Byrd, then followed that up with a 59-yard kick return to s…

1.?Don't give up on the run.?It's easy to want to bail on rushing the ball against San Francisco. The league's fifth-ranked rushing defense is allowing 79.5 yards per game. That's actually a slight increase from the 77.2 they allowed in leading the NFL last season. Inside linebackers NaVorro Bowman and Patrick Willis are the best tandem in the league. In the 49ers' lone de…

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Kelvin Sheppard was nothing more than a helpless bystander last Sunday. The Buffalo Bills’ middle linebacker found himself on the sideline for almost all of his team’s embarrassing 52-28 loss to the New England Patriots. “Yeah, it’s tough to watch. I’m the middle linebacker of the team,” Sheppard said. “To watch my team give up over 200 yards rushing is hard. “But here’s a…

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The sight was undeniably odd. Former Buffalo Bills punter Brian Moorman was addressing a group of attentive seventh-graders at Orchard Park Middle School on Friday – in his white No. 2 Dallas Cowboys jersey. “Things in life don’t always go the way you think they’re going to go,” Moorman told the crowd, “… it’s how you respond to them that builds your character.” While Moor…

The sight was undeniably odd.Former Buffalo Bills punter Brian Moorman was addressing a group of attentive seventh-graders at Orchard Park Middle School on Friday – in his white No. 2 Dallas Cowboys jersey."Things in life don't always go the way you think they're going to go," Moorman told the crowd, "… it's how you respond to them that builds your character."While Moorman…

Kelvin Sheppard was nothing more than a helpless bystander last Sunday.The Buffalo Bills' middle linebacker found himself on the sideline for almost all of his team's embarrassing 52-28 loss to the New England Patriots."Yeah, it's tough to watch. I'm the middle linebacker of the team," Sheppard said. "To watch my team give up over 200 yards rushing is hard."But here's a ne…

Exhibit No. 1 for why fantasy football can be tough to predict can be found in Cincinnati.It's there that quarterback Andy Dalton and wide receiver A.J. Green are on the verge of fantasy stardom.Green may already be there. He leads standard scoring ESPN leagues with 60 points in the first four games, thanks to 428 yards and three touchdowns. He's scored touchdowns the last…