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Buffalo Bills News - August 3, 2001

Marker AFC East at a glance [5:14 AM]
Houston Chronicle reports: 'Camp priorities: Adjusting to a new coaching staff, developing a better offensive line, finding defensive linemen, and getting Sam Cowart used to his new position at middle linebacker.'

Marker Johnson, team welcome scrimmage [5:13 AM]
D and C reports: 'Johnson won't see a lot of time in the scrimmage tomorrow -- probably one 12-play series with the first-team offense at the start -- but he will have regular repetitions during today's two practices as he test drives the new West Coast offense against foreign competition.'

Marker Flowers intent on proving Bills right [5:12 AM]
D and C reports: 'Drafted on the first round (26th overall) in large part because of his explosive speed off the snap of the ball, Flowers made minimal contributions to the Buffalo Bills defensive line as a rookie. He played in all 16 games at defensive end (no starts) but made just two sacks and was in on only 23 tackles.'

Marker Simply Marvelous [5:11 AM]
D and C reports: '"I think you take on the personality of your head coach, and we took on Marv's," said Jim Kelly, the quarterback of those great Bills teams. "He taught us it was OK to mourn those losses for awhile, but then it was time to pick yourself up and move on."'

Marker Moulds avoids jail in Miss. [5:09 AM]
D and C reports: 'Buffalo Bills star receiver Eric Moulds has dodged a 30-day jail term for contempt of court for delaying child support payments in Jackson, Miss.'

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August 2, 2001

Marker Marv Levy made his own history [8:21 PM]
ESPN reports: '"Ronald Reagan was dubbed The Great Communicator," said Colts president Bill Polian, who was the Bills' general manager for seven of Levy's 12 seasons with the team. "Marv ought to be dubbed The Great Communicator 1A. He can reach any audience, any time, on virtually any subject."'

Marker Jones couldn't change the tune of 'The Music City Miracle' [1:45 PM]
Amarillo Globe News reports: 'Before the dam broke, Phillips was going to move Jones to defensive coordinator, a position he excelled at during stints with Ryan at Philadelphia and Arizona.'

Marker Keith Newman Player of the Day Q & A [12:32 PM] reports: Keith Newman answered questions after practice on Wednesday.

Marker Monday Night Practice Photo Gallery [12:30 PM] reports: The Bills played under the lights on Monday. Check out some photos from the first ever "Prime Time Practice"

Marker Moment of Silence [12:28 PM] reports: Minnesota Vikings offensive tackle Korey Stringer passed away early this morning from complications from heat stroke suffered during Tuesday workouts, where the temperature was near 100 degrees.

Marker Player of the Week [12:27 PM] reports: Vote on Bills Player of the Week and win free autographed merchandise.

Marker Levy Led, Buffalo Bills Followed [12:08 PM]
AP reports: Although a keen strategist, Levy is best regarded for his ability to mold the group of talented young players he inherited in 1986.

'Superstars don't make teams,' said Kelly, the team's QB. `He became our coach at a time when he was with a lot of young players that had potential but we needed direction.'

Marker Moore argues way back on active roster [9:16 AM]
ESPN reports: Williams is impressed by how Moore worked himself into condition ahead of schedule. His return means he could be ready to participate in this weekend's two-day session with the Cleveland Browns in Edinboro, Pa.

Marker Roth dreams red, white and blue [9:05 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Roth, however, is no delusional fan. Although he has never been an official Buffalo Bill, he has been on the team's payroll for more than a year. Now if he can just get on the field and try to earn a spot on the roster.'

Marker Bills examine hydration practices [9:05 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Bills coaches said they emphasize the importance of avoiding dehydration from the first meeting of rookie camp, where coaches hand out charts detailing food and fluid replacement depending on the player's weight. Part of the veteran's first camp meeting contains an explanation of the chart.'

Marker Linebacker Moore hits practice field [9:04 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The former Virginia Tech star said he expects to play this weekend, when Buffalo travels to Edinboro University to scrimmage and practice with the Cleveland Browns.'

Marker Linebacker returns to field [5:26 AM]
D and C reports: '"I'm just happy to be back out here," said Moore. "It felt good. You can sit on the sideline and get all the mental reps you want, but that only helps a little. "It's important for me to be out here. I'm already behind, I've got a lot of catching up to do."'

Marker Players carry on after Stringer's death [5:26 AM]
D and C reports: 'The Bills learned of the heatstroke-induced death of Minnesota Vikings offensive tackle Korey Stringer before yesterday morning's workout, and while a cloud of sadness hung over the practice field at St. John Fisher College, it was otherwise business as usual.'

Marker NFL player's death adds to Bills' heat sensibility [5:24 AM]
D and C reports: 'In addition to drinking water, Gatorade and Pedialyte, Jones advises the players to salt all food excessively to maintain sodium levels. He warns them not to use supplements such as Creatine because, as Jones said, "All these hocus-pocus things, we have enough money to buy them, but they don't work." He also wants players to stay away from alcohol and caffeinated beverages.'

Marker Williams wants youth coaches to stress prevention [5:23 AM]
D and C reports: 'Following the death of Minnesota Vikings tackle Korey Stringer from heatstroke, Buffalo Bills coach Gregg Williams implored youth coaches and parents to educate themselves about heatstroke and heat exhaustion.'

Marker Bills feel loss of NFL family member [5:22 AM]
D and C reports: 'The NFL is an elite brotherhood, a fraternity that will consist of just 1,643 of the most gifted and fortunate football players by the time training camps have once again done their evil weeding out. So when the Bills took a knee and listened to captain Henry Jones lead them in prayer, they were honoring one of their own.'

Marker Pre-scrimmage injury report [5:21 AM]
D and C reports: 'It is doubtful that Hansen will play in the scrimmage against Cleveland, but he may get some reps in tomorrow's two practices with the Browns.'

August 1, 2001

Marker Bills' thoughts and prayers with Stringer's family [10:18 PM] reports: "We want to open up today by saying every member of the Buffalo Bills organization wants to extend our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to Korey Stringer's family and friends and every member of the Minnesota Vikings organization," coach Gregg Williams said at his daily press conference.

Marker Wallpaper: August 2001 Edition [8:49 PM]
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Marker Moore argues his way into Bills practice [8:43 PM]
AP reports: '"I argued with the trainers," Moore said. "I told them I'd rather be out here instead of standing around and getting stiff."'

Marker Bills mourns Stringers' death [8:42 PM]
AP reports: 'While most Bills players and coaches didn't know the Minnesota Vikings Pro Bowl tackle personally, it didn't stop them from mourning the loss of what many regarded as an NFL family member.'

Marker Holecek checks in with Chargers [1:41 PM]
North County Times reports: 'Unless the subject is Bills executive Tom Donahoe. "I really don't care for the general manager much," Holecek said. "That guy is a (jerk)." Ouch.'

Marker Edinboro scrimmage information [10:13 AM] reports: The Bills will travel to Edinboro University on Thursday and practice twice with the Cleveland Browns on Friday at Sox Harrison Stadium. The two teams will scrimmage on Saturday morning. The last time Edinboro hosted an NFL scrimmage was in 1995 when the Bills and Steelers got together...

Marker Kris Farris Talks to [10:12 AM] reports: "I feel great. I've got to shake the rust off, the ankle feels good it's all I've been worrying about the last two years when I went last year to camp with the Steelers it wasn't feeling right yet. It's finally feeling good, now all I have to do is work on the football. I've been out of it for two years so any extra bit of help…I promised myself when I was out of it that I'd always work on my stuff and wouldn't let it ride. If I do something wrong at practice...

Marker 5th Down : Marv Levy - Always a Gentlemen [10:11 AM] reports: The first time I met Marv Levy was in the fall of 1986. I wasn't yet a writer; in fact, I wasn't even in junior high school. When Levy was hired by Ralph Wilson and Bill Polian in November of 1986, I was a 10 year-old fifth-grader and a brand-new Bills fan...

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