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By Jerry Sullivan » Saturday, July 30, 2016

PITTSFORD – Rex Ryan was in rare form at the Bills’ first practice of training camp Saturday morning at St. John Fisher College. He actually admitted he was wrong. By my unofficial count, in fact, he did it three times. For one thing, Ryan conceded that his defensive schemes were a little confounding for his own... Read More

By Bucky Gleason » Friday, July 15, 2016

Three hours before the Bills issued a statement Friday announcing Karlos Williams’ four-game suspension, the running back sent a tweet using a heart emoji saying he loved doubters. If that’s the case, Williams must be smitten with an incredulous fan base that’s losing faith by the minute. Now that we’ve learned... Read More

By Vic Carucci » Friday, July 1, 2016

As the quarterback market keeps soaring, Tyrod Taylor can only keep smiling. Andrew Luck is coming off the worst of his four seasons with the Indianapolis Colts -- a year the Bills helped him begin on an awful note at The Ralph -- and on Wednesday he became the richest player in the NFL with a five-year, $122.97 million... Read More

By Vic Carucci » Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Of the many Buddy Ryan stories I heard or read Tuesday, two of my favorites came from Los Angeles Rams coach Jeff Fisher. Fisher was a reserve defensive back on Ryan's Chicago Bears defense. He wasn't a very good player. The only time he would see the field was in a pinch if an injury -- and usually two -- occurred,... Read More

By Vic Carucci » Friday, June 17, 2016

My first big-time interview as a sportswriter was with O.J. Simpson. OK, I was an aspiring sportswriter, still in high school. It was summer of 1973 and I had won a contest through my hometown newspaper in Central New York to chat with The Juice at Bills training camp at Niagara University. I was awestruck by his... Read More

By Vic Carucci » Tuesday, May 24, 2016

On the same day the Bills introduced an absurd media policy restricting how reporters communicate what happens in practice, Rex Ryan could barely wait to let writers and broadcasters covering the team’s second OTA workout know just how well his defense is communicating internally.You might recall that “communication”... Read More

By Bucky Gleason » Saturday, May 21, 2016

Sam Bradford’s teammates publicly supported him when he showed up last week in Philadelphia after taking his ball and staying home from previous workouts. He asked to be traded and skipped team activities after the Eagles selected Carson Wentz second overall in the draft. Apparently, poor Sam needed some “me” time to... Read More

By Jerry Sullivan » Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Remember the Bills’ season-ending news conference, when Doug Whaley said reports of his strained relationship with Rex Ryan were so much tabloid journalism? I’m beginning to think it was a rare display of honesty.Why would anyone think that the coach and general manager were at odds with one another? The more I think... Read More

By Jerry Sullivan » Saturday, April 30, 2016

Doug Whaley, keeping with company policy, reminded everyone that these were Buffalo Bills picks, a collective effort, the product of hard work and research by everyone in the football department.But if there was any doubt about whose vision is driving the operation at One Bills Drive, it was put to rest on the second night... Read More

By Jerry Sullivan » Friday, April 29, 2016

The Bills have made their share of unconventional, ill-advised moves on draft night during their 16-year playoff drought. But this time, there were no surprises, no reaches, no attempts to outsmart the football masses.On an opening night generally lacking for intrigue – save for the Laremy Tunsil pot smoking video –... Read More

By Jerry Sullivan » Monday, April 4, 2016

Normally, I’m not one to question authority, but didn’t it seem a little suspicious when the Philadelphia district attorney decided Monday would be a good time to tell the world that he didn’t have the goods on LeSean McCoy?Villanova played for the NCAA men’s basketball championship Monday night. The Phillies... Read More

By Bucky Gleason » Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The warning signs should have been evident the minute LeSean McCoy became available last March. He had heavy miles on his legs, yes, but he was still in his prime with the Eagles and coming off his fourth 1,000-yard season in five years. He was two years removed from an NFL rushing title.So why was Philadelphia dumping... Read More

By Jerry Sullivan » Monday, February 8, 2016

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Early last week, Wade Phillips was asked if the win over the Patriots in the AFC title game had been the best defensive coaching effort of his 40-year NFL career. Phillips scoffed at the notion.Maybe Phillips knew that the best was yet to come. On Sunday at Levi’s Stadium, the former Bills head... Read More

By Jerry Sullivan » Sunday, February 7, 2016

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Terrell Owens ranks sixth in NFL history in receptions with 1,078. He’s second on the list in career yardage to Jerry Rice with 15,934. He’s third in receiving touchdowns with 153.But when Owens came under consideration for the Pro Football Hall of Fame for the first time on Saturday, he was... Read More

By Jerry Sullivan » Saturday, February 6, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – He waited 22 years to get back to this point. But in some ways, Bruce DeHaven was dreading the experience. He knew there would be questions about his fight with cancer, and DeHaven, the special teams coordinator of the Carolina Panthers, wanted no part of it.“For me, it’s not a nonstory,” DeHaven... Read More

By Jerry Sullivan » Thursday, February 4, 2016

No running back has been Super Bowl MVP since Terrell Davis rushed for 157 yards and three TDs to lead Denver over the Packers in 1998. It’s amazing to think it’s been 18 years since a tailback won it. What’s more amazing is that he’s not in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Davis is the best postseason runner in... Read More

By Jerry Sullivan » Thursday, February 4, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – One morning in the early 1960s, Wade Phillips looked out the window of his house in Amarillo, Texas, and saw a moving van sitting outside. His father, Bum, the local high school football coach, had gotten a college head job at UTEP, then known as Texas Western. It was time to move again. “I was in the... Read More

By Jerry Sullivan » Wednesday, February 3, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – Given a week to think about it, Cam Newton has taken the more prudent route, no doubt realizing he had nothing to gain by discussing cultural matters on the NFL’s largest stage. So not surprisingly, Newton has declined to elaborate on these words, uttered after the NFC title game: “I’m an... Read More

By Jerry Sullivan » Tuesday, February 2, 2016

“There’s a relentless kind of craziness that hovers in the air during Super Bowl week” – Hunter S. Thompson SAN JOSE, Calif. – It’s too bad that Hunter S. didn’t live to see this. The late gonzo journalist loved his football, but even 40 years ago, he saw that the NFL’s biggest event was becoming a... Read More

By Bucky Gleason » Monday, February 1, 2016

John Scott is headed back to his AHL team in Newfoundland, temporarily renamed the St. John Scott Ice Caps, but the fun-loving, 6-foot-8, 275-pound forward should consider retiring sooner than yesterday. Let’s be honest, his career isn’t going to get any better after the weekend he had at the NHL All-Star Game. Scott... Read More

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