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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
5 days ago  |  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
6 days ago  |  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
10 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Rex Ryan Arrives at NFL Combine in Thurman Thomas Jersey

New Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan is tasked with returning the team to the playoffs for the first time since the Music City Miracle in 1999. That was also Hall of Famer Thurman Thomas’ last season with the team before playing a final season with the Dolphins in 2000. The running back played for Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
12 days ago  |  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

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

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

Top 5 Buffalo Bills' games are memorable

5. September 7, 2003 Buffalo 31 New England 0 “Let me be clear about this. They hate their coach.” -Tom Jackson, September 14, 2003, on Bill BelichickESPN:"It feels good," said Milloy. "But it feels good in a positive way, not in a personal vendetta way. I could be sitting up here and throwing out names and sticking it to them, but they know."Milloy made a big impact as a starter...
Via Patriots Life
December 27, 2014  |  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

Report: Oklahoma State Head Coach Mike Gundy ‘Pursuing’ Florida Job

Is Mike Gundy ready to depart his alma mater for a potential dream job? According to 24/7 sports, Gundy has interest in leaving Oklahoma State and the Big 12 for Florida and the SEC. According to three sources in the coaching community, Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy, the Vegas favorite to land the vacant Florida head coach job, wants the position and through back channels...
Via Thacover2
November 22, 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

Andre Reed receives Hall of Fame ring

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills wide receiver Andre Reed received his Hall of Fame Ring of Excellence in a halftime ceremony at Ralph Wilson Stadium on Sunday. Pro Football Hall of Fame president David Baker presented Reed with his ring in front of fellow Bills Hall of Famers Joe DeLamielleure, Thurman Thomas, Bruce Smith and Jim Kelly. ''This ring puts the icing on the cake...
Via AP on Fox
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Pegulas' $1.4 billion bid to buy Bills pays off

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) The NFL-record bid Buffalo Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula have made to buy the Bills is already paying off. Their offer of $1.4 billion has quickly resulted in an outpouring of support generated in their adopted home. The Bills aren't going anywhere thanks to the deep-pocketed Pegulas who reached a ''definitive agreement'' on Tuesday with late owner Ralph...
Via AP on Fox
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Follow-up tests reveal Jim Kelly free of cancer

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly was nearly lost for words on Thursday upon learning follow-up tests revealed he shows no signs of having sinus cancer. ''I don't even know what to do with myself. I'm so overwhelmed. I'm so thankful,'' Kelly was quoted as saying in a message posted on his wife Jill Kelly's Instagram account. ''I want to literally hug and...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Follow-up tests reveal Jim Kelly free of cancer

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly was nearly lost for words on Thursday upon learning follow-up tests revealed he shows no signs of having sinus cancer. ''I don't even know what to do with myself. I'm so overwhelmed. I'm so thankful,'' Kelly was quoted as saying in a message posted on his wife Jill Kelly's Instagram account. ''I want to literally hug and...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Follow-up tests reveal Jim Kelly free of cancer

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Follow up tests have revealed that Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly shows no sign of having sinus cancer three months after completing radiation and chemotherapy treatments. Kelly was informed of the test results by his doctor, Peter Costantino, who heads New York City's Lenox Hill Hospital's head and neck institute. The update was provided in a news release...
Via AP on Fox
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Second Take with @BradleyGelber – Buffalo To Canton… One Last Time

The Buffalo Bills were once a good football team, as evident by several members of the organization making it into the Hall of Fame in recent years, concluding with Andre Reed’s entrance this past weekend. To quickly recap… Bruce Smith, Thurman Thomas, Jim Kelly, Marv Levy, the late Ralph Wilson Jr. & now Andre Reed have justified that while the Bills teams of the 90’s...
Via Buffalo Wins
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Payoff Time for the Bills?

When you think about the Buffalo Bills, and the team’s history that dates back to 1960 and the original days of the American Football League, you can’t help but eventually wander into the 1990s. Led by a bevy of Hall of Famers such as head coach Marv Levy, quarterback Jim Kelly, running back Thurman Thomas, defensive end Bruce Smith, and wide receiver Andre Reed (part...
Via The Sports Post
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Jim Kelly Visits With Bills During Minicamp

Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly at a Buffalo Bills’ practice. (Photo: AP) According to the BuffaloBills.com Correspondent Anna Stolzenburg, Jim Kelly made a surprise visit to the Buffalo Bills players during Thursday’s final mandatory mini-camp practice.  This is Jim’s first public appearance after finishing his chemotherapy and radiation treatments as well as being released...
Via Down and Distance
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills own numbers game #1-19

Cover32 just released their list of the best players of 2014 based upon their jersey number 1-99. Today they started with #1-9 (and no, EJ Manuel did not make the list). This list got me thinking…who are the best all-time Bills by Jersey number? I do pride myself as a Buffalo Bills historian, after all I wrote a book about the Bills history, so I bet I can get this list done in...
Via cover32 - Bills
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Bills Sale on Fast Track

Buffalo Bills CEO Russ Brandon recently told the Buffalo News during the NFL Owner’s meeting in Atlanta that the team is expected to tab an investment bank and legal firm to begin the process of vetting possible purchasers of the NFL organization. Brandon specifically stated that the institutions were to be finalized by the end of the month, and possibly within a few days. Once...
Via Pro Football Spot
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Buffalo Bills Fan Gets Incredible Tattoo of the Bills Late Ralph Wilson

It is not unusual to see fans get tattoos of their favorite teams or players, but one Buffalo Bills fan--Jack Meredith--decided to take fan-dom to another level with his tattoo. No, he didn't get Jim Kelly, Thurman Thomas, Andre Reed, or any other player.He got recently departed owner Ralph Wilson.@darrenrovell/TwitterOf all the reasons that fans get tattoos I have to say that his...
Via FatManWriting
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Blast From The Past: Brett Favre Draft Day Photo, Then And Now

Does anyone remember this NFL draft day classic when quarterback Brett Favre received his phone call as he was drafted in the second round by the Atlanta Falcons way back in 1991? Day #2 of the draft. The greats to be drafted in day 2 include Brett Favre, Drew Brees, and Thurman Thomas. #NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/0E1qOwbAS4 — Sports Wonks (@SportsWonks) May 9, 2014 This picture...
Via Sportsnaut
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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