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Buffalo Bills News - October 10, 2004

Marker The Scouting Report [6:08 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Are the Jets overrated? Let’s face it, beating the Bengals, Chargers and Dolphins isn’t exactly heavy lifting. True, they won all three and the Bills have lost all three, but the difference between these teams may not be that great, and if the Bills can stay close and get some confidence, they could win.'

Marker Bills Q&A: Terrence McGee [5:20 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '"I think I'm a DB first. Bobby (April, Buffalo's special teams coach), he always told me he thought I could be a very good return man. He probably had more confidence in me than I had, but it's been a good year so far. The guys are blocking real well, so that makes it easier."'

Marker The Stairs to rejuvenation [5:19 AM]
Toronto Sun reports: 'Heading into today's matchup against the Buffalo Bills, Martin is attempting to rush for 100 yards for the fourth consecutive game at the start of season, something he never has accomplished in his illustrious career. "Physically I feel as good as ever," he said. "My body feels refreshed. I can't explain it other than hard work."'

Marker Jets' task: Whoa, Henry! [5:19 AM]
New York Post reports: 'Henry, the Bills' featured running back, has had a mini-career against the Jets the past three seasons, rushing for 567 yards and five TDs on 118 carries in five games against them.'

Marker Statistics say Bills overdue for first win [5:19 AM]
New York Post reports: 'The Bills have one more first down than their opponents. They average 31:50 of possession to their opponents' 28:10. They're ranked fourth in the NFL in defense against the run and ninth overall. They average 100 rushing yards per game; their opponent averages 85. "It'll be tough sledding for us again this week," guard Pete Kendall said. "Nobody here thinks that they've packed in their season. We know that they're perhaps going to be more dangerous because they're 0-3. I would imagine that they're pointing to this game as a very critical game to their season, and we're fully expecting to get their best game."'

Marker Jets vs. Bills [5:18 AM]
Newark Star Ledger reports: 'Jets 20, Bills 13.'

Marker Unbeaten Jets wary of Bills [5:17 AM]
New Haven Register reports: 'The Bills, who like the Dolphins, are winless mostly because of a struggling offense, yet has a tough defense that has kept them in games. The Bills are allowing just 85 rushing yards per game due to heavyweight defensive tackles Sam Adams (340 pounds) and Pat Williams (330). They’ve also been ferocious with the blitz; unofficially rushing Patriots quarterback Tom Brady over 40 times last week. While it didn’t work against the apparently unflappable Brady — he threw for almost 300 yards without an interception and without getting sacked — Jets quarterback Chad Pennington is still wary of the challenge.'

Marker Jets hope to exploit Bills' line [5:16 AM]
Middletown Times Herald Record reports: 'Hey, if you were lining up against Drew Bledsoe, you'd need something to soak up all the drool too.'

Marker Sunday's New York Coverage [5:10 AM] reports:
Jets Are Coming Up Shorter on Third-Down Plays (New York Times)
Johnny be good (New York Daily News)
Jets' task: Whoa, Henry! (New York Post)
Statistics say Bills overdue for first win (New York Post)
Serby's Sunday Q&A with ... Curtis Martin (New York Post)
Robertson's head in game (Newsday)
A passing fancy (White Plains Journal News)
Jets nose tackle Ferguson makes jokes as well as plays (Newark Star Ledger)
Jets vs. Bills (Newark Star Ledger)
Jets focused on turnovers (Bergen Record)
Jets vs. Bills (Bergen Record)
Unbeaten Jets wary of Bills (New Haven Register)
Jets hope to exploit Bills' line (Middletown Times Herald Record)

Marker Mularkey hasn't made his point to Bills yet [5:02 AM]
Baltimore Sun reports: 'Buffalo Bills coach Mike Mularkey has the reputation as an offensive whiz, but so far, that's been nothing but malarkey.'

Marker Rian Lindell, K, Buffalo [5:00 AM]
Portland Oregonian reports: 'Q: Are Buffalo fans much less patient with kickers given Scott Norwood's infamous Super Bowl miss against the Giants? A: Not really. They're awfully fanatical, but I don't think that really has any bearing on how they think of me. They're awfully anxious to get some wins.'

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October 9, 2004

Marker What to Look for vs. Jets [6:38 PM] reports: 'Martin and Henry will battle it out on the ground in the Meadowlands on Sunday. The back that leaves the field with more rushing yards will most likely leave with the win as well.'

Marker Jets hope to keep winning streak going against Bills [6:35 PM]
AP reports: 'They also will have a better chance at getting to Drew Bledsoe, who has been sacked 15 times. Making matters worse for the Bills, center Trey Teague is out with a left knee injury, while tackle Jonas Jennings is recovering from a concussion. That doesn't help a bumbling offensive unit that has been incapable of producing consistently in the clutch.'

Marker Jets-Bills preview [9:10 AM]
Wellsville Daily Reporter reports: 'Despite the early success of the Jets secondary, the Bills plan to stick with their style of offense. "We've still got to do the things that we do best and we've got to find their weaknesses and exploit them," said rookie wide receiver Lee Evans. "I think that's the basic game plan when you go in against any team. Regardless of what they do, you've got to be able to execute the things that you know how to do."'

Marker More work in preseason gets Martin rolling early [8:51 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"He's running about as well as he's run in his career," Bills coach Mike Mularkey said. "He's a man on a mission. He's a true professional. Some guys, you can keep putting hits on them and tattooing them all game and eventually shut them down. This guy, you cannot."'

Marker Jets intending to stop Henry [8:48 AM]
Bergen Record reports: '"We've got to stop Travis before we do anything," nose tackle Jason Ferguson said.'

Marker Pennington has Jets offense on cruise control [5:06 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Joe Namath he's not. But Jets fans may grow to love him just as much as the man who guaranteed a Super Bowl victory over the Baltimore Colts in January of 1969 and then delivered, forever making him the quarterback that all other Jets quarterbacks must answer to.'

Marker Jet defense sets its sight on Henry [5:05 AM]
New York Daily News reports: '"He's a good back, it's a good opportunity for us," said Hobson. "We are going to have to try and tackle him and stop him."'

Marker Saturday's New York Coverage [5:04 AM] reports:
Jet defense sets its sight on Henry (New York Daily News)
Brien kicks have a lot more room (New York Post)
Herm: No doubts about Vilma (Newsday)
Waiting pays off for Buckley (White Plains Journal News)
Life's a kick for Brien (Newark Star Ledger)
Jets intending to stop Henry (Bergen Record)
Erik Coleman's Rookie Diary (
Herm's Serious (
Coming Home (
The Santana Moss Diary (

October 8, 2004

Marker Jennings Should Play Sunday [5:02 PM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Mike Mularkey expects Jennings to play Sunday against the Jets if there are no setbacks.'

Marker Buffalo (0-3) at N.Y. Jets (3-0) [4:59 PM]
The Sports Network reports: 'Jets 24, Bills 21.'

Marker Bills, Bison Reward Dip Lover [3:44 PM] reports: 'Thanks to McGee and some great blocking by the Bills special teams, Bennett became $100,000 richer when Buffalo returned a first quarter kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown against the Patriots last Sunday.'

Marker Henry Typically Runs Wild on Jets [3:44 PM] reports: '"We've just got to come to play," Henry said. "I have had success on them (the Jets) in the past, but this is a different defense that's playing good right now. We just need to attack them and come out of there with a win."'

Marker Jets Martin Continues to Carry the Load [1:25 PM] reports: '"I think he's running about as well has he has run in his career," said Bills coach Mike Mularkey. "He's a man on a mission. I think he starts the game strong and he finishes the game strong. Start to finish he's going to keep coming at you with the same intensity and game breaking ability. He's dangerous."'

Marker Bumbling Bills staring at 0-4 [1:24 PM]
Niagara Falls Reporter reports: 'If you continually find remarkably innovative ways to lose -- such as fourth-down jump balls and naked bootlegs -- in front of the friendly folks in your home stadium, figuring out how to win in hostile territory is a mighty stretch.'

Marker Your Turn [1:24 PM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Do you think it's time for the Buffalo Bills to bench quarterback Drew Bledsoe? Selected answers will be published on Oct. 17.'

Marker Evans is a man on the move [8:53 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"It feels good to get a chance to make some plays and be a bigger part of the offense," Evans said. "It gives me confidence that the coaches, the quarterback and my teammates have confidence in my ability to make things happen out there."'

Marker Henry normally reaches stratosphere against the Jets [8:52 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"I don't know why, but I've been pretty successful against them," Henry said. "We've always gone into that game intent on running the football. Hopefully we'll have the same game plan and the same outcome."'

Marker Giants Stadium tough task for 0-3 Bills [5:02 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'It's difficult to imagine today that Buffalo was once 3-1 under Bledsoe on the road, because it is 2-11 since.'

Marker Bills still a threat [5:01 AM]
New York Post reports: '"It's not going to be a pretty running game," Mawae said. "We've got our work cut out for us." The Jets' offense has piled up 451 rushing yards through three games, but they don't figure to have an easy time against the Bills' tough defense.'

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