High risk, high reward [6:05 AM]
Chicago Sun Times reports: 'It may seem incongruous now that he has thrown for a league-leading 1,017 yards in his first three games with Buffalo, but there were conflicting views on Bledsoe in the NFL scouting community after last season. He was only 7-19 in his final 26 starts for the Patriots and was generally considered to be on the downside of his career because of the terrible beating he'd taken the past few years.'
Bears know Bills' Bledsoe will be defensive challenge [6:04 AM]
Arlington Heights Daily Herald reports: '"He got sacked (four) times and probably got hit another 20. But he still had the ball up in the air, and they put up 23 points on the scoreboard. He stands in there. He doesn't flinch. If you sack him on first down, he comes back and still converts the third down."'
Bills expected to unleash familiar attack [6:03 AM]
Suburban Chicago Newspapers reports: 'Bledsoe utilizes an offense which basically is an evolved form of the same run-and-shoot Bills offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride ran while dodging Buddy Ryan's punches along the Houston Oilers' sidelines in the early 1990s. The difference is a few formations designed to get running back Travis Henry more running room and to use tight ends in red zone situations.'
Get the hang of hanging on [5:16 AM]
D and C reports: '“There’s only been one technique error, changing it in traffic (against the Jets). The one in the Vikings game was not all his fault. Then last week, he got a big hit that occasionally will happen. I’m sure he’ll get it fixed, but we have good backs and if he doesn’t get it fixed, we’ll give those backs a chance to play.”'
Bills' offense faces big task [5:15 AM]
D and C reports: 'Boone started in Washington’s place against New Orleans and held his own, and Traylor was his usual dominant self as he clogged up the middle of the line and tied up two blockers at a time, allowing star linebacker Brian Urlacher to do his thing which is make lots of tackles.'
Bills a revival for Gilbride [5:14 AM]
Toronto Sun reports: '"I'm certainly delighted with some of the players we have, but I think more importantly the football players we have are buying into what we are doing," Gilbride said.'
Bills prefer to rise or fall on Bledsoe's arm [5:13 AM]
Toronto Star reports: 'Here's the problem for the Bills. The numbers — 14 run plays, 41 pass plays — were suspiciously like the 14-49 mix of the week previous, and their smoke-and-mirror overtime heist of the Vikings. That's two weeks in a row of pass-first and you wonder whether it's Henry, the offensive line, the coach's lack of confidence in them, or Bledsoe calling the real shots that is behind something so out of whack.'
Under The Helmet Video: Drew Bledsoe [10:44 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Drew Bledsoe talks about Brittany Spears and Austin Powers among other non-football topics.
Bills lock up Prioleau through 2005 [10:09 PM]
ESPN reports: Excited by his performance, and the stability he has provided the secondary since joining the team late last season, the Buffalo Bills have signed starting free safety Pierson Prioleau to a three-year contract extension. The extension is worth $4.465 million in so-called "new money."
Prioleau signs 3-year contract extension with Bills [8:43 PM]
AP reports: 'Prioleau, who makes a base salary of $550,000 this season, is scheduled to make $750,000 next year, $1 million in 2004 and $1.25 million the following season.'
Slow starts plaguing Bills' ability to finish [8:35 PM]
AP reports: '"This team is exciting when it comes down to crunch time," Bills coach Gregg Williams said. "And I think that comes from our quarterback. He plays with an air about him. But you have to be exciting at the start and the middle of the ball game, too."'
Prioleau Signs Contract Extension [5:27 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Prioleau joined the Bills as an in-season free agent during the 2001 season and saw increased time as the season progressed. He kicked off the 2002 season with the second most total tackles on the team (6 total, 4 unassisted).
Bills - Bears Series History [4:30 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: The Bills have played the Bears on eight occasions. Chicago leads the series 5-3 but the Bills are 3-1 all-time at home against the Bears. That includes a victory in the most recent game played in the series, a 20-3 Buffalo victory on 11/12/00 at Ralph Wilson Stadium. The last Chicago victory at Buffalo was a 7-0 decision on 10/7/79.
Drew Bledsoe Quotebook: Bears Preview [4:29 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: "With our guys I have complete confidence that if they go to the right place they can get the job done physically. The thing that we need to do and what has to happen immediately is that we have to make sure that we have guys pointed in the right direction all the time. We are working toward that."
Preview: Bears - Bills [4:14 PM]
Chicago Bears reports: 'Fox will televise the game with Kenny Albert handling play-by-play and analysis from Tim Green.'
Bills at Broncos (Photos - Part II) [2:34 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: More photos of Sunday's 28-23 loss at Denver.
Balance is key [1:31 PM]
WGRZ-TV reports: 'Hate to be picky, but the Bills are 1-2. They’ve passed the ball 90 times and run only 28 times in the last two games, and that is a statistic that doesn’t usually reflect a winning team.'
Remembering Mike Webster and the Best Centers of All Time [12:36 PM]
CNNSi.com reports: 6) Kent Hull, Buffalo -- Underrated and unappreciated, his line calls and heady blocking adjustments were a big factor in the success of the run-and-gun offense.
Week 4 - Bills vs. Bears Injury Report [11:49 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: The Bills have no injuries to report. The Bears list eight players.
Power Poll Rankings [11:19 AM]
Multiple reports reports: Power Poll Ratings from major sources.
Where Are They Now: Tony Greene [10:11 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: An undrafted free agent in 1971, the University of Maryland star was contacted by several NFL teams, but chose to try his luck with the Bills because Hawkins, who had been on his college coaching staff, was now the linebackers coach in Buffalo.
Bills want Henry to get a grip [9:04 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"It's frustrating, but I'm not concerned about it," Henry said. "Sometimes, those things happen. You just have to put it out of your mind and move on. I still have confidence in my ability and I think the team still believes in me, too."'
Week 4: Chicago at Buffalo matchup [7:58 PM]
Fanball reports: Chicago hasn't allowed a tight end touchdown in 12 straight games. So, obviously, Riemersma is totally off limits in this game. If he finishes with two catches it will be the sign of a remarkable performance worthy of praise, song, and a movie adaptation.
Building Of A Third Habitat For Humanity Home [5:22 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: The Buffalo Bills, Choice One Communications and 84 Lumber announce the building of their Habitat for Humanity Home in Buffalo. The three companies joined forces in 2000 to build their first home at 33 Grey Street. The partnership with Habitat for Humanity has continued and this season the third Bills home will be built and proudly owned by Shaneen Bowden and family.
Bledsoe has earned the Bills some NFL-wide respect [1:42 PM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'If Buffalo can sweep those games — and that’s not out of the question — it would be 4-2 and set up for the meat of its schedule. The suggestion of such a win streak isn’t absurd, due to the play of quarterback Drew Bledsoe.'
The Quest for Consistency [9:10 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: There's a common piece of advice that parents give to their kids, and teachers give to their students: Don't be afraid to make mistakes. That wisdom doesn't work so well in football.
Numbers don't add up for Bills' linebackers [9:04 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'On Monday, Bills linebackers Keith Newman and Eddie Robinson faced the possibility that they combined for just one tackle Sunday in a 28-23 loss to the Denver Broncos.'
Bledsoe-Brady deserves big audience [9:03 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Buffalo's Drew Bledsoe has thrown for 1,017 yards and six touchdowns; New England's Tom Brady has 973 yards passing and nine TDs. Both are on pace to break Dan Marino's record of 5,084 passing yards in a season.'
Bills' game was a ratings record [6:54 AM]
Business First of Buffalo reports: 'The Buffalo Bills and Denver Broncos game on Sept. 22 drew a record TV audience in the Western New York market since meters have been used to measure viewing habits.'
Brand-new Drew [6:42 AM]
Chicago Tribune reports: 'Said Broncos defensive end Trevor Pryce: "Buffalo caught up to us a little bit, but I think it might have been more Drew Bledsoe than so much the Bills." Indeed, the Bills have given up 104 points. Only the Jets and Lions have allowed more. But neither of those teams has Bledsoe.' requires registration
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