Ruel leaps at chance to coach Bills offensive line [9:10 PM]
AP reports: '''I was on a ski slope one time, going down the mountain, thinking I was one of the top skiers in the world until I hit the tree,'' he said. ''I'm just telling you right now, they can all get better. I'm going to help them achieve a higher standard, raise the bar a little higher and it'll hopefully pay off.'''
LeBeau to decide whether to take Bills coaching offer [3:46 PM]
AP reports: '``We want him, and hopefully he wants us,'' Bills coach Gregg Williams said Wednesday, a day after LeBeau visited with the team at its suburban-Buffalo headquarters.'
Bills Wait To Hear Back From Dick LeBeau [2:48 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Hopefully, yesterday we presented the right situation, that he would want to come here, because he would be a valuable addition to our staff. I really look forward to working with him, if it works out. We should know something in the next couple days."
Bills Introduce Running Backs Coach Les Steckel [2:47 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: On return to coaching: "They say coaching is something in your blood. You just enjoy the working relationship you have with players and coaches and certainly the adrenaline flow on Sundays. But this was an opportunity that I really looked forward to. I have tremendous respect for Gregg, as a coach working with him in Houston and Tennessee.
Transcript of interview with Don Blackmon [2:46 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: "When I talked to Coach Williams it was a good meeting. And I was excited about the opportunity to come here and join this franchise, they've done a good job. You look at the way they've gone 3-and-whatever-it-was to 8-8 and they're on the move, making the right moves. As far as just being here, just having the opportunity to work with good people, it's important."
Bills Introduce Offensive Line Coach Pat Ruel [2:45 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Talk about Mike Williams: "I am excited to work with him. I am in the evaluation process right now and I see good things fro him, from all of these guys. Right now I am going to see what things I can do, as a coach, to make each one of them a better player. That is my biggest concern right now."
Tim Krumrie Quotebook [1:29 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '"I'll even go back to my playing days. I've always loved playing in Buffalo. The fans are great and the city is great. I remember coming down what I call snowball alley right out here on the bus and the fans we're throwing snowballs at us. The support from the city is tremendous and I'm excited to be here and excited to come to a city that really supports the team."'
Happy B-Day: Drew Bledsoe & Jim Kelly - Special V-Day Promotion [12:10 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: While die-hard Bills fans know that February 14 is the birthday of Drew Bledsoe and Jim Kelly, most others recognize it as Valentine's Day. If that special someone celebrates both, what better gift is there for him or her than Bills football? With that in mind, the Bills are offering a special Valentine's Day promotion.
Bills talk to LeBeau [9:09 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Bills would like to convince LeBeau to take a position as an assistant under defensive coordinator Jerry Gray. LeBeau, 65, was fired by the Bengals after a three-year head-coaching tenure.'
Kelly gala moving here [5:25 AM]
D and C reports: 'The first Hunter’s Hope Rochester Ball is planned for July 25 at the High Falls festival site, which overlooks the river. Information on the availability or price of tickets is not yet available.'
Bills Add Two More To Roster [5:36 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: The Bills today announced that the team has signed two free agents DE Andrew Bowers and DB Kenneth Harris. Bowers (6-5, 297), a two-year starter out of Utah, originally signed with the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent (2001). Harris, a 5-11, 205-pound defensive back out of Northern Iowa University, is originally from Buffalo and a graduate of St. Joseph Collegiate Institute, where he played both running back and defensive back.
LeBeau to visit Bills over potential job offer [4:17 PM]
AP reports: 'Former Cincinnati Bengals coach Dick LeBeau was scheduled to visit the Buffalo Bills on Tuesday to discuss the team's offer to join their defensive staff.'
2003 Buffalo Bills in the NFL Europe League [3:53 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: The NFL Europe League training camp kicks off in February and runs to the end of March. Five of the six Bills players allocated have been assiged to a NFL Europe team.
Bills sign cornerback Turner [2:51 PM]
AP reports: 'Turner, who was out of football last season, appeared in 51 games with the Chargers mostly as a special-teams player before he was released last August. Previously, he appeared in 41 games over three seasons with Washington.'
Bills Sign CB Scott Turner [10:30 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Turner (5-10, 180) was originally drafted by the Washington Redskins in the seventh-round (226th overall) of the 1995 Draft out of Illinois. He played in 41 games over three seasons with Washington before being released and claimed off of waivers by the San Diego Chargers in 1998. In his four years in San Diego, Turner appeared in 51 games (4 starts) contributing 23 tackles and two interceptions.
February Bills Wallpaper [9:29 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Show your pride by putting the Buffalo Bills on your computer's desktop. February's calendar features offensive tackle Jonas Jennings. Jennings moved to the left tackle position prior to the start of the 2002 season and started 15 games, missing only one game due to a leg injury.
Ex-Bills O-line coach to MTSU [6:15 AM]
Murfreesboro Daily News Journal reports: '“When you don’t get in the playoffs things have to happen, guys have to make moves,” Vinklarek said. “I am a big boy, I understand it. What I hope to bring these young men here is an insight and an understanding that they have to develop, and I want to lend to them all the things I’ve picked up over the years."'
McCollum Names Ex-Bills, Titans Assistant as Offensive Line Coach [6:11 AM]
Middle Tennessee State University reports: 'Vinklarek, 44, spent the past two years as the offensive line coach for the Buffalo Bills where the offensive line paved the way in 2002 for a 4,359-yard passer in Drew Bledsoe, a 1,439-yard rusher in Travis Henry, and two 1,200-plus receivers in Eric Moulds and Peerless Price. Vinklarek was on the same Bills staff as former Blue Raider defensive coordinator Miles Aldridge.'
Hawaiian Experience - Billy Buffalo at the Pro Bowl [4:01 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Drew Bledsoe, Ruben Brown, Travis Henry, and Eric Moulds weren't the only ones representing the Buffalo Bills at the annual Pro Bowl in Hawaii. Billy Buffalo, the team's mascot, was part of the festivities on Sunday. For Billy, it was his second trip to the all-star game in past three years. Read his final postcard from Hawaii
Ask Pro Bowl Buffalo Jill [3:17 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Buffalo Jills cheerleader Diana was among the twenty-five cheerleaders selected for the 2003 Pro Bowl in Hawaii. Diana is in her sixth season with the Jills. Diana will be in Honolulu, Hawaii from January 27 to February 5. When she returns she will talk about her Pro Bowl experience and share some photos of her trip with buffalobills.com.
Request more information and a membership form for the Bills Kids Club [3:09 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Become a member of the Bills Kids Club and show everyone who your favorite team is - the Buffalo Bills. When you sign up, you will receive your exclusive Bills Kids Club t-shirt, a special welcome card from me, Billy Buffalo, the official Bills team mascot. You will also get some fun stuff like sticker, Bills school supplies, team photos, a quarterly newsletter and a birthday card signed by one of the Bills players.
The Week In Bills History (Feb. 3-8) [11:23 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: February 4, 1993 - RALPH WILSON RESTRUCTURES BILLS' ORGANIZATION Buffalo Bills' GM Bill Polian was released from his contract with the Bills as owner Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. began to restructure the front office.
5th Down: Chalk Talk with Ralph, Part I [10:55 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Even though the Bills have salary cap room, they'll be cautious spenders in free agency this winter. Re-signing wide receiver Peerless Price is presumably high on the wish list, but the team won't overspend to do it."With Peerless Price, we would like to keep him," Bills owner Ralph Wilson said. "I don't know whether we can. That'll be up to our salary cap situation." Read this week's 5th Down
Bledsoe's Pro Bowl Return Gratifying [10:09 AM]
NFL.com reports: 'What a difference a year makes. Now Bledsoe is on a new team and appearing in the fourth Pro Bowl of his 10-year career as one of the AFC's three quarterbacks. The others are Oakland's Rich Gannon , who will start Sunday against the NFC at Aloha Stadium, and Indianapolis' Peyton Manning.'
CDS 25th Anniversary Dinner featuring Jim Kelly [10:08 AM]
Continuing Developmental Services reports: 'Join former Buffalo Bills quarterback and National Hall of Famer, Jim Kelly on March 6th at CDS' 25th Anniversary Celebration brought to you by BlueCross BlueShield of the Rochester area.'
Tag for Peerless may exact too stiff a price [9:47 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'So the question remains for Donahoe: Can the Bills afford to have two players being paid like "1-A" players at the position? The answer almost certainly is no, which Donahoe already has acknowledged.'
Kelly to speak at CDS dinner [6:01 AM]
D and C reports: 'Former Buffalo Bills star Jim Kelly will be the keynote speaker for CDS Inc.'s 25th anniversary dinner March 6 at the Hyatt Regency.'
Update From Hawaii [12:13 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'There was an area for autographs, a sports card show, raffles, and live bands playing all day long. I was even able to buy some really cool Bills merchandise!'
Ex-Bill Parker rides Giant experience into AFL studio [9:09 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'He was practically railroaded out of town by some offensive comments made by local sports talk host Chuck Dickerson. Parker thinks Dickerson lit the fuse and others piled on, making him expendable when the Bills had salary-cap problems. After he left the Bills, Parker was named the most valuable player on the Kansas City Chiefs and went on to a Super Bowl with the Giants.'
In Hawaii [1:59 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'This morning, I met Eric, Ruben and Travis for breakfast. Drew couldn't come because he was doing an interview for one of the TV stations. In was so hungry I had five omelets, 8 strips of bacon, and I lost track of all the pancakes. Even Ruben was in awe!'
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