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Buffalo Bills News - August 15, 1999

Marker '99 Starts Like 1998 [1:48 PM]
Tacoma News Tribune reports: 'Ted Washington, Buffalo's immovable noseguard, was impenetrable.'

Marker Rookies Stand out in Bills first Preseason Win [11:31 AM]
TBD reports:

Marker Seahawk Notebook [7:52 AM]
Seattle Times reports: Short Seattle-based review of game.

Marker Concrete Tent Kicks Off One Last Seahawk Revival [7:51 AM]
Seattle Times reports: Holmgren seems a bit grumpy.

Marker Seahawks: Offense Sluggish As Holmgren Loses Exhibition Opener [7:50 AM]
Seattle Times reports:

Marker Seattle Slain [7:44 AM]
Fox Sports reports: 'It was not a stellar exhibition opener for either team's offensive starters.'

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."'

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