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In this day and age of results-oriented everything, professionals in the vast majority of fields have short shelf lives when there’s a lack of clear and identifiable production.
Your lasting power greatly diminishes, becoming weaker still, when you take a position of decided concernment well into your senior citizenship.
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When the Buffalo Bills named (internally, almost predictably) a seventy year old Charles ‘Buddy’ Nix their General Manager in early 2009, support and positivity were scant. Media members, local and national, were broken records with their terms of negativity and confusion. Deemed an uninspired hire, a white flag, and a ‘typical Wilson move’ by many, it’d be safe to say that Nix was an unpopular addition at best. Unpopularity is a generous way to describe the feelings held by many who wanted a name bearing greater notoriety or an enigma with more sand in his hourglass than Ralph’s ultimate decision in Nix. Those w...
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Buffalo Bills’ Stevie Johnson believed his days on the team were numbered following the 2011 season finale (Credit: AP Photo/David Duprey)
After Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey pulled wide receiver Stevie Johnson out of the team’s last game of the 2011 NFL season, the star wide receiver thought he had seen his last game as a part of the Bills organization.
“At that point...
The Buffalo Bills have shuffled defensive ends before the start of training camp by signing undrafted rookie Sean Ferguson and releasing Lionel Dotson.
Ferguson took part in the team's rookie minicamp on a tryout basis in May. Listed at 6-foot-3 and 248 pounds, he had 27 starts in 49 games at Mississippi State.
Dotson spent his first three NFL seasons with Miami before being...
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As I continue going through the NFL, it was brought to my attention that I had skipped over the Buffalo Bills. As I said my ABCs I realized I had managed to jump right over the Buffalo Bills. I wanted to apologize for this mistake, it seems that they had been pushed to the back of my mind, just...
Shawne Merriman's surgically repaired Achilles tendon showed no signs of trouble given how easily the defensive end burst past tackle Chris Hairston shortly after the Buffalo Bills opened training camp.
Receiver Stevie Johnson's surgically repaired groin didn't seem to bother him after making an acrobatic catch a little later on Thursday. And defensive tackle Kyle Williams...
Going into 2012, the Buffalo Bills are a very mysterious entity.
They started out 2011 by rattling off three straight wins, including comebacks of 18 and 21 points (the latter of which broke a 7-and-a-half year losing streak against the New England Patriots), and had fans thinking playoffs for the first time since their ill-fated 1999 postseason.
They fell off a bit over the...
While the Buffalo Bills have greatly improved their depth going into the 2012 season, there are a few positions where they still might not yet be safely situated.
One of those positions is safety, where two veterans are backed up by a group of mostly unproven first- and second-year players. Jairus Byrd and George Wilson a the established starters. Behind Byrd at free safety entering...
Strong and powerful as Mario Williams might be, the defensive end can't bend perception.
It's one thing for Williams to suggest, in deference to his new Buffalo Bills teammates, that he's simply a piece of the puzzle, certainly not a one-man show. What's impossible to overlook is what Williams' celebrated arrival three days into free agency in March did - with...
The time for talking is over as far as Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson is concerned.
With training camp set to open in suburban Rochester on Thursday, Jackson says it's time the Bills start showing they're capable of playing to the high expectations that followed a productive offseason.
Until that happens, Jackson said, the hype is meaningless.
For a team that...
Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson said he's about "90 percent" health wise, but said he doesn't feel any issues with his surgically-repair groin and is full goal for training camp. "I never really say a hundred (percent) because nobody is perfect here. But I feel good about it," Johnson said. Johnson has a new contract and is expecting big strides...
Wide receiver Stevie Johnson told the Buffalo Bills official website that he’s a full go for training camp after undergoing groin surgery during the offseason.
“I am still about the same (as OTAs),” said Johnson. ”About 90-plus (percent). I never really say a hundred because nobody is perfect here. But I feel good about it. I do not feel anything in my groin...
The achilles tendon is the thickest/hardest tendon in the human body. Without it, we wouldn't be able to jump off the ground with the same peak. You mention the tendon to athletes and they squirm just a bit. When media or fans talk about it, it usually means bad news. Careers have never been the same once the 15 centimeters of mass has been ruptured. It is cancer for an athlete...