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Buffalo Bills News - August 15, 1999

Marker Game Summary [7:38 AM]
USA Today reports:

Marker Bills Blow Past Seahawks [7:31 AM]
D & C reports: Game capsule of Bills victory over Seatlle.

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August 14, 1999

Marker Seattle Spirits Soar With Holmgren At The Helm [2:29 PM]
National Post reports:

Marker Here's What To Watch As Bills Open Preseason [2:19 PM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'Itís conceded that Doug Flutie will be the regular-season starter at quarterback off his inspired effort a year ago. But former first-stringer Rob Johnson is pressing him and, by most accounts, has outplayed Flutie in training camp.'

Marker Kitna To Take Most Snaps [2:13 PM]
seattle Post-Intelligencer reports:

Marker Seahawks Kick Off Holmgren Era [2:12 PM]
Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports:

Marker Seahawks: Real Test Begins Tonight For Kitna; Holmgren Confident In QB [2:10 PM]
Seattle Times reports:

Marker Better, Quicker Instant Replay Gets A Replay [2:09 PM]
Seattle Times reports: 'Today's game will be the first live local broadcast of a sporting event in High Definition Television (HDTV). The system is shown on a horizontal screen (16X9) and gives a panoramic view. It offers five times more resolution than current TV signals, and it has twice the sharpness and CD-quality sound.'

Marker Seattle Vs. Buffalo / Exhibition Game [2:06 PM]
Seattle Times reports: 'The Bills, not looking to restart the debate of who will play quarterback, elected Doug Flutie as their leader. However, if backup Rob Johnson can string together a couple of fine performances in exhibition games, dare we say the words "quarterback controversy."'

Marker Buffalo Bills Team Report - 8/13 [12:00 AM]
The Sporting News reports: Another TSN team report. Rookies get good reviews.

August 13, 1999

Marker A Tale of Two Camps [2:15 PM]
TBD reports: Bob Lamb's preseason pregame preview.

Marker It's Hurry Up And Wait For Military Man Fisher [11:08 AM]
Fox Sports reports: '"To play at this level he'll have to get in the weight room,'' said Dwight Adams, Buffalo's director of player personnel. "He gets bounced around.'''

Marker Like Holmgren, Buffalo's Phillips Calls All The Shots [11:05 AM]
D & C reports: 'His official, if less publicized title with the Bills, also includes the moniker vice president of football operations. It gives Phillips complete say in who plays for him, aside from what general manager John Butler might want.'

Marker Bills Intensify Camp Search [11:04 AM]
D & C reports: 'The Bills want to move their summer home to Rochester for marketing purposes. The Rochester area accounts for 25 percent of their ticket sales. A Rochester-based camp would also provide easier access to clients and fans in Syracuse and the Southern Tier.'

Marker Bills Take First Look At Replay Rule Saturday [11:02 AM]
D & C reports: 'With the exception of the last two minutes of each half when an official in the replay booth takes over, each head coach receives two chances per game to challenge calls. The referee watches replays off the television feed on a field-level monitor. If it's decided the correct call was made, the challenging team loses a timeout.'

August 12, 1999

Marker Bills' Rookie Fullback Sidelined For Season [6:30 AM]
D & C reports: '"...He was running in a drill and [the knee] blew out on him."

Marker NFL Plays Hardball: No Fixing Footballs [6:27 AM]
D & C reports: '"No names, but some of the guys were hitting rugby balls out there, that's why they were so effective," said Buffalo Bills kicker Steve Christie, who led the AFC in scoring last season. "By the time they were done with them, they were black. You'd ask, 'That's a game ball?' Yeah, right."'

August 11, 1999

Marker Buffalo Loses Fullback Shawn Bryson For Season [3:03 PM]
Fox Sports reports: 'Bryson had been drawing raves through the first week of training camp for his play, showing quickness out of the backfield and soft hands.'

Marker Bills Team Report - 8/10 [12:07 PM]
The Sporting News reports: New team report from TSN. Gets you excited for the season. GO BILLS!

Marker Flutie at last getting respect he's earned [9:48 AM]
USA Today reports: Great article on Doug. There are Flutie supporters in the media, by gosh!

Marker Bills On Lookout For That Special Player [6:57 AM]
Toronto Globe & Mail reports: '"Can you find someone to replace Tasker and Pike?" DeHaven said. "You'd be asking an awful lot of a guy to come in and do that. But all of the guys we drafted this year can run."'

Marker Unless Flutie Has A Poor Camp, He'll Be Starting QB [6:00 AM]
D & C reports: 'Phillips made it clear that unless Flutie plays poorly in the preseason, he'll start the Sept. 12 opener in Indianapolis.'

Marker Bills On Lookout For Special Player [5:57 AM]
D & C reports: 'Free agency and the salary cap continues to shred the depth of most NFL teams, therefore causing massive turnover on the special teams. DeHaven not only has to re-tool the units, he has to find someone capable of replacing the leadership that Tasker and Pike provided.'

August 10, 1999

Marker Price Is Right [6:25 AM]
Fox Sports reports: '"He got started a little slow and didn't have a grasp of the offense until the last few days," said Dwight Adams, Bills director of player personnel. "But he has the speed and athletic ability that we drafted him for. He's made some good catches out here."'

Marker Bills' Rookie Ready To Rejoin Uncle Sam [6:21 AM]
D & C reports: 'Bills rookie defensive end Bryce Fisher knows that he has no chance of making the team's final roster this summer. That's because after Saturday's preseason opener in Seattle, Fisher must report back to the Air Force Academy where he still has two years to serve before he can even think about playing professional football.'

Marker Moulds Proves He's A Catch [6:18 AM]
D & C reports: '"In the situation I'm in, I normally get the ball so I have to perform. I have to approach it like if I don't make the plays, I don't give this team an opportunity to win and I don't want that on my back."'

August 9, 1999

Marker This Isn't Camp Marv Anymore [1:45 PM]
TBD reports: Another excellent article by TBD feature writer, Bob Lamb.

Marker Bills Want Williams To Return To Basics [6:30 AM]
D & C reports: '"We'd still like to utilize Kevin as a receiver because he can play," coach Wade Phillips said. "He made some big catches for us last year. He's got great speed and he's a threat to run with it after the catch. But we'd like to pick up our return game and we're emphasizing that as much as we can with him."'

Marker Bills Owner Merits Inclusion In Pro Football Hall Of Fame [6:26 AM]
D & C reports: 'Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson already is receiving a strong push from some members of the NFL media corps for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2000. He deserves it.'

Marker Nothing Stays The Same Despite Hospitality [6:21 AM]
Business First of Buffalo reports: 'There are "signs" this just may very well be the Bills' swan song in Fredonia, as in directional signs with a Wegmans logo on them that greet drivers as they exit the New York State Thruway...Wegmans, the supermarket chain based in Rochester, is now the "presenting sponsor" of training camp...Ironically, though, there is not a Wegmans store to be found around the Dunkirk/Fredonia area.'

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