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Buffalo Bills release RB Fred Jackson

The Buffalo Bills released Fred Jackson on Monday, ending the veteran running back’s nine-year career with the team. Jackson, 34, was a team captain, a fan favorite and the franchise’s third-leading rusher behind Thurman Thomas and O.J. Simpson. “Today, we had to make the difficult decision to release Fred Jackson,” Bills general manager Doug Whaley said in a statement...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

GM Doug Whaley: Bills are 'a national brand now with Rex'

Typically in the NFL, a team becomes a national brand through its quarterback or star players. That's not the case with the Buffalo Bills, according to general manager Doug Whaley. Whaley and the Bills lack star power at quarterback, which is a real problem. Not only does it make Buffalo a forgotten team, but it sets the team back with regards to being successful. In Whaley's mind...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Coming Soon: 26 Shirts Pittsburgh

Social good t-shirt company 26 Shirts is expanding into the Pittsburgh market this fall to announce its line of sports-themed t-shirts for charity. Since the initial round of t-shirts launched in the company’s hometown of Buffalo, the company has expanded to Chicago. Pittsburgh will be the third 26 Shirts city. The shirts will become available once 1,000 entries are entered...
Via The Steelers N'at
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Bills legend Thurman Thomas surprise ususpecting fans with season tickets

If you watch just one video today, make it this one. In celebration of Buffalo Bills fans breaking the team's record for most season tickets sold in 2015, Hall of Fame running back Thurman Thomas made a handful of Bills fans extremely happy. How? By surprising them at home with season tickets in hand.What could be cooler than having a legendary Bills player show up at your home and...
Via Fox Sports
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Arkansas running back duo named best in college football

There have been some pretty powerful duos of running backs in the past when it comes to college football. Who can forget the combination of Barry Sanders and Thurman Thomas? Or what about Mark Ingram and Trent Richardson terrorizing the SEC? Or how about LenDale White and Reggie Bush at Southern California? They were all terrific running back duos. We now know the next great running...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

List of Washington Redskins quarterbacks of the 2000s will make you sad

The Washington Redskins have had a few playoff appearances since the millenium changed 15 years ago. That doesn’t mean they’ve had an elite quarterback. In fact, it’s probably safe to say inconsistent fourth-year quarterback Robert Griffin III is the best quarterback this team has had since Joe Theismann. Welp, here’s a look at the list of quarterbacks. (WARNING: May make...
Via cover32
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns ink third round pick that’s being compared to Thurman Thomas

With Browns minicamp underway, they have taken care of business with their third round pick out of Miami (Fl.). Browns beat writer Mary Kay Cabot has confirmed the signing: #Browns have signed 3rd round back Duke Johnson — Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) June 16, 2015 Don’t be deceived by the fact that he fell to the third round of the draft, his career as a Hurricane was nothing...
Via cover32
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Could Duke Johnson become the top dawg in Cleveland?

If Browns running back coach Wilbert Montgomery's analysis is correct, it might not be long before Duke Johnson is seeing significant action in Cleveland. Montgomery mentioned Johnson in the same breath as Hall of Fame Bills running back Thurman Thomas and Cincinnati's Giovani Bernard when discussing Johnson's potential. Montgomery isn't penciling Johnson into the starting lineup...
Via Fox Sports
June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Browns Comparing Rookie RB to Thurman Thomas

Comparing any rookie to a veteran is a fool’s game. Doing so when drawing a comparison to an all-time great is even more foolish. It’s nice to give fans something to be happy about during a slow part of the year, but it’s also unfair to both the rookie and the player he is being compared to. This didn’t stop Cleveland Browns running back coach Wilbert Montgomery from comparing...
Via Sportsnaut
June 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Browns assistant compares rookie Duke Johnson to Thurman Thomas

The Cleveland Browns are very excited about their 3rd round pick RB Duke Johnson. The former Miami Hurricane had a very good career in college and was considered one of he best RB in college football. Now that he is with the Browns, Johnson is expected to be used in multiple ways this season. One Browns assistant has been so impressed with Johnson’s versatility, he compared him...
Via No Guts, No Glory
June 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Thurman Thomas Says He Didn’t Want to Be Around Doug Marrone

In a recent Sports Illustrated story, Hall of Famer Thurman Thomas describes the Doug Marrone atmosphere in Buffalo as miserable. “I don’t think it was a good fit. It got to the point where I didn’t want to come around because he was the head coach, but I still came around because I know a lot of the players. Hell, we love being around Rex. You can just feel like a big cloud...
Via Orange Fizz
May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

5 Greatest New York Giants Games of All-Time: #3- Super Bowl XXV

On January 27th 1991, the New York Giants defeated the Buffalo Bills 20-19 in not just one of the greatest games in Giants history, but in Super Bowl history.Despite defeating the reigning two time Super Bowl champions San Francisco 49ers the week prior in the NFC Championship game, the Giants came into Super Bowl XXV as the seven point underdog. Given the fact that the Bills defeated...
Via Pro Football Spot
April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

History Shows The Bills Can Find a Difference Maker In The 2nd Round

So by now, even if you have been living under a rock, you probably know the Bills go into the first round of April’s draft with no selection. That also probably worried a lot of you before they went on a free agent frenzy and essentially signed three of the most dynamic offensive player makers in the league to put next to Sammy Watkins.Even though as a fan you have to be thrilled...
Via Pro Football Spot
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Brooks and Hall of Fame pals hold football camp in Buffalo

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Forget the friends Garth Brooks might have in low places. The country music star has some high-profile buddies he can count on as well. Like, Jim Kelly and Thurman Thomas, for example. The Pro Football Hall of Famers were among numerous current and former athletes to join Brooks in holding a football camp for more than 100 children at the Buffalo Bills' practice...
Via AP on Fox
March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

The Eight Best General Mangers in the NFL

Sometimes, the general manager of an NFL team gets more heat than the head coach. That might be the sentiment in Philadelphia as Howie Roseman is going to have to answer questions all season about trading LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills for linebacker Kiko Alonzo.While on paper it looks like the Bills may have found the best back this franchise has had on its roster since the days...
Via Football Nation
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Draft: Top 10 Second Round PIcks In History

Each year, the NFL draft is a culmination of players' determination and hard work, coupled with hours upon hours of analysis by coaching staffs and scouts, all with the goal of pinpointing the best fits for team needs. And don't forget a myriad of pundit mocking and grading of every nuance of player potential and performance.But when it comes down to it, the draft, from the first...
Via Football Nation
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Photos: Rex Ryan’s New Buffalo Bills Logo Tailgating Truck

Buffalo Bills’ head coach Rex Ryan is taking his new team colors and spirit very seriously these days. First he altered his New York Jets tattoo. Then, he was spotted wearing a Thurman Thomas jersey at the NFL Scouting Combine. Now, according to Tim Graham of the Buffalo News, Ryan has this fabulous customized Ford F-250 to tailgate in at the Bills’ games. What’s next, Ryan...
Via Sportsnaut
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills schedule preview

If Buffalo Bills fans thought they had to wait until the season began to see some of new head coach Rex Ryan’s new personality, they probably were delighted to see Ryan enter Lucas Oil Stadium (where the NFL Combine is being held) with a white Thurman Thomas jersey on. After being in the playoff race but falling short in 2014, the Bills take on a new attitude with a new head coach...
Via Buffalo Wins
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo Of The Day: Rex Ryan & Bill Belichick Enter Combine Together

Here’s Rex Ryan in the Super Bowl 25 @buffalobills Thurman Thomas jersey, entering Combine with, yes, Bill Belichick pic.twitter.com/gp0vDKTF3w — Rich Eisen (@richeisen) February 20, 2015 I don’t know what’s weirder; Rex Ryan wearing a (Thurman Thomas) Bills jersey, Rex Ryan & Bill Belichick walking into the NFL Combine together or Bill Belichick wearing a “Bill...
Via The Awesome Boston
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

The greatest champion that never was

Winning the Super Bowl means being remembered forever. The statues are erected outside the stadium, the banners rise to the rafters and the Hall of Fame likely swells by a few busts. There are rings and ceremonies, anniversaries and celebrations. Then there is one of the greatest teams of all-time that never won the big game, playing in western New York in the 1990’s. The Buffalo...
Via Bloguin Best
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills: The greatest champion that never was

Winning the Super Bowl means being remembered forever. The statues are erected outside the stadium, the banners rise to the rafters and the Hall of Fame likely swells by a few busts. There are rings and ceremonies, anniversaries and celebrations. Then there is one of the greatest teams of all-time that never won the big game, playing in western New York in the 1990’s. The Buffalo...
Via This Given Sunday
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Bills lost out on ESPN’s Bill Polian when Doug Marrone left

The Buffalo Bills have been a struggling franchise since the days of Jim Kelly, Thurman Thomas and Bruce Smith. After going 9-7 this season, things appeared to be on the upswing, until New Year’s Eve. On that day, head coach Doug Marrone decided to use his opt-out clause, leaving him with a check from the Bills for $4 million guaranteed and the opportunity to pursue other head...
Via Awful Announcing
January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Bills star Talley suffers from depression

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Former Buffalo Bills star linebacker Darryl Talley told The Buffalo News that he is suffering from depression and has contemplated suicide in what he considers side-effects from his hard-hitting playing days. The 54-year-old Talley said in an interview published in the newspaper Thursday that it would be ''easy to call it a day.'' Talley reverses those thoughts...
Via AP on Fox
November 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Eric Dickerson Trade, 27 Years Later

One of the biggest trades in professional sports history was made 27 years ago on Friday. On Halloween day 1987, the Los Angeles Rams traded running back Eric Dickerson to the Indianapolis Colts in a three-team deal that also included the Buffalo Bills. All said, 10 draft picks and players were moved in this deal. Here is how the trade looked for each of the teams involved. Los...
Via Sportsnaut
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Can Pittsburgh back Le’Veon Bell make a run for MVP?

Le’Veon Bell has been the Pittsburgh Steelers’ best football player right now through three games. And for me, his play and start to the season has been the most surprising out of any player in the entire NFL. With his fantastic start and soft schedule coming up (Tampa Bay and Jacksonville), does Le’Veon Bell have a legit shot at winning the league’s MVP? The short answer...
Via cover32 - Steelers
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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