Found February 02, 2012 on Inside the Bills:
While injuries were largely chalked up as a main reason for Buffalo’s slide out of playoff contention in 2011, Marcell Dareus said it was the leadership they lost to injury that perpetuated the slide which went seven games. “The locker room felt different,” Dareus said in a SiriusXM NFL Radio appearance Thursday. ”I can’t even explain it because I had never been through it. We tried to keep that fire going, but without our leaders in there like Kyle Williams. When he got hurt he went back home and he wasn’t there and then Fred Jackson went down. Those are our two captains and when those guys were gone it made it harder.” Ryan Fitzpatrick called Jackson the heart and soul of the team, so his loss took a lot out of the Bills in terms of talent on the field as well as emotional leadership. Sensing a void in leadership, Dareus became more vocal himself down the stretch including some pre-game speeches. When asked about whether he intends to take on more of a leadership role in 2012, Dar...

Bills, Lindell agree to new deal

---Buffalo Bills kicker Rian Lindell has come to terms on a new contract, according to a source. The length of the deal is unknown but a source said Lindell will be paid approximately $3 million a year. The 35 year old Lindell has been with the Bills since 2002 after spending the first three seasons of his career in Seattle. A shoulder injury limited Lindell to eight games last...

Bills' Nelson on Tebow, SB vibe, his pick

INDIANAPOLIS -- Every NFL player gets the chance to purchse two Super Bowl tickets, and Buffalo Bills receiver David Nelson bought his two this year. But Nelson gives the tickets away. Even last year when the Super Bowl was in his hometown of Dallas, he didn't attend the game. Nelson said he wants his first Super Bowl game-day experience to be as a player in the game. Here'...

Troup cleared to work out

Bills DT Torell Troup is a certified gym rat, but was not able to work out on the heels of offseason back surgery… until now. Troup was so excited that he could work out again he spread the news on his twitter account. TorellTroup GREAT NEWS!!! I’m cleared to start working out upper body with machines only. Im about to take a nap and hit the gym. TorellTroup I missed the gym...

Bills to play primetime game in ’12

The Buffalo Bills will likely be playing one of their 16 games on Thursday night in primetime in the 2012 season. That according to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who during his annual league address at the Super Bowl in Indianapolis announced an expansion of the league’s Thursday night football schedule. “We have eight games currently on the NFL Network schedule and we’re...

Great tribute to Bills Wall of Famer

His career cut short by injury probably isn’t long enough to merit more consideration for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but Alex Hickey make a good case for Bills Wall of Famer Tom Sestak, arguably the best defensive tackle the franchise has ever seen. If you consider yourself a true Bills fan, but were too young to remember Sestak I encourage you to read this piece from the American Press.

BDC 2/2: Fitz vs. the Pats

DAILY REPORT – The Buffalo Bills yesterday announced that Joe Frandina has returned to the club as Director – Construction Management.  Frandina previously served 15 years with the Bills, most recently as Vice President of Stadium Operations, before retiring following the 2010 season.  Frandina will be responsible for overseeing and managing all aspects of the team’s long...

Bills re-sign kicker Rian Lindell

Joe Buscaglia of WGR 550 in Buffalo reports that the Bills have agreed to terms with kicker Rian Lindell to an undisclosed contract. Lindell was scheduled to hit free agency next month. The 35-year-old career Bill missed eight games due to a shoulder injury in 2011. Lindell hit 13-of-15 field goal tries before the injury.…

Stevie rolling with the Giants

Brad Smith took the time to break down the Super Bowl XLVI matchup on, but was reluctant to pick a winner. Stevie Johnson on the other hand is going with the NFC. “Honestly both teams are good,” Johnson told 1140 The Fan in Sacramento. ”Both defenses are good to me. As a choice I’m going to go with the Giants. It’s tough because I grew up a 49ers fan...

Bills fans really hate Tom Brady after he insulted their city

After Wednesday’s media session in Indianapolis for Super Bowl XLVI, fans of the Buffalo Bills now have a reason to hate Patriots quarterback Tom Brady even more. The media asked Brady to describe the commitment that was made by his father Tom Sr. during the early days of his career. “My dad was always there to support me,” Brady said. “He’s been there every step of the...

Reed HOF voting history

Here’s the rundown on how the voting has gone each of the past five years that Bills Wall of Famer Andre Reed has been a finalist for Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement. Reed is a finalist for a sixth time this year with perhaps his best chance of making the final cut Saturday. 2007 – Reed is eliminated in the first cut from 15 to 10 with both Michael Irvin and Art Monk advancing...

Saturday morning one-liners

Bills DL Marcell Dareus thinks that Tom Brady is able to successfully lobby officials for flags during games. The Dolphins want Sun Life Stadium to feel more like the Orange Bowl. The Patriots focused on trying to replicate the speed of the Giants pass rush during practice. Former Jets RB Curtis Martin hopes to go…
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