Len Pasquarelli: Billick, Gruden in secure positions [10:52 PM]
ESPN reports: Gregg Williams, Buffalo: There continues to be rumbling that he might be in trouble if the Bills don't finish at .500. Those rumors are unsubstantiated, and while some of his decision-making can be scrutinized, he figures to have a playoff contender by 2003. Of course, if he doesn't then he might have some concerns.
Security level: 3 (Secure ... for now)
First came Priest, then came Ricky, now Bills face Tomlinson [9:38 PM]
AP reports: 'It doesn't get any easier for the Bills, two weeks after giving up 228 yards rushing to Williams in a win over Miami, and four weeks after allowing Holmes 104 yards in a loss to Kansas City.'
Conway, Parker practice, still questionable [9:37 PM]
Chargers.com reports: 'Head Coach Marty Schottenheimer said that wide receiver Curtis Conway, who has missed the last two and a half games with a shoulder injury, and starting right tackle Vaughn Parker, who has been out for four games with an elbow injury, both returned to practice on Wednesday. Conway and Parker were both listed as questionable on the Chargers’ official injury report.'
Gilbride's Offense a Challenge For Chargers [7:23 PM]
NFL.com reports: "We're still a work in progress," Gilbride cautioned last week when asked if the 3-13 Bad News Bills of a year ago were on the verge of becoming the NFL's next Greatest Show on Turf. "We have a lot of young, talented guys, and if this unit stays together, it could become something really special. But we're not there yet. We still have a ways to go."
'Second String' scores a few TDs [4:09 PM]
Ventura County Star reports: 'At first, there are no real surprises about these characters. But as Bellows tackles the game, "Second String" quickly makes one touchdown after another in writing and acting.'
Bills Add One To Practice Squad [3:27 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Orchard Park, NY - The Bills today announced that the team has added offensive lineman Joey Hollenbeck to the team's practice squad. A native of Enumclaw, WA, Hollenbeck played collegiately at Washington State. He signed as a rookie free agent with the St. Louis Rams last spring but was released prior to the start of training camp. Hollenbeck replaces offensive lineman Michael Early, who was claimed off the Bills practice squad by Minnesota.
Week 15 Injury Report [3:26 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Jennings, Jonas T Leg Questionable Stevenson, Dominique LB Head Questionable
Ask Brian Moorman [3:26 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: For the season, Brian Moorman is averaging 43.82 yards per punt (ranks 3rd in team history). In 19 of 29 career contests, he has at least one 50-yard kick and 30 of his 130 career punts (23.1%) have forced opponents inside the 20 (8th all-time in Bills history).
Bills sign OL Hollenbeck to practice squad [1:12 PM]
AP reports: 'Hollenbeck, released by the St. Louis Rams prior to training camp last summer, fills the spot vacated by center Michael Early, who was signed by the Minnesota Vikings on Tuesday.'
Funke on the Bills [11:43 AM]
WHEC-TV reports: '...Peerless has been a heck of a receiver for this team this year. He's over a thousand yards. Will he be too expensive to keep? Probably, although the Bills salary cap circumstance isn’t as bad next year. Still, Josh Reed has proven that he can be a nice compliment to Eric Moulds and the Bills need money to improve their defense. It'll be a tough call for Tom Donahoe, I'm sure he doesn’t want to bust up what could be a very good thing, but Reed is ready.'
Chargers scouting report [9:50 AM]
North County Times reports: 'So Buffalo has learned that Bledsoe isn't perfect. Then again, he isn't Rob Johnson, either.'
Parity means playoffs still open [9:00 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Fourteen of the AFC's 16 teams are still mathematically alive for the playoffs. That includes the Buffalo Bills, who need a lot of help.'
Scouting Report [9:00 AM]
San Diego Union Tribune reports: 'The Bills have allowed fewer than 17 points only once this season and more than 20 points in all but three games. Only the Bengals are allowing more points per game.'
5th Down: Where Now? Some FAQ's [12:05 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Does that mean this season is not a success? A: That completely depends on your expectations… And admit it, they've changed three or four times already this season. Over the summer, most people outside the team would have been happy with a .500 record by year's end. When the team stumbled off to a haphazard 2-3 start, those expectations lowered a bit. Then the team surged to 5-3, and people suddenly started talking Super Bowl.
Q&A: Monday With Gregg Williams [12:03 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Final Three Games "Stranger things have happened. We're not out of it until someone says we're out of it. We've got to control what we do and that's winning this weekend."
Game Photos [12:03 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Photos from Sunday's Bills/Patriots game.
On Any Given Tuesday: Dec. 10, 2002 [12:02 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Quarterback Drew Bledsoe, punter Brian Moorman, and safety Tony Driver will attend the Rush for Reading party at the stadium with 125 kids from the Buffalo Public Schools. The kids earned the visit to the stadium by participating and excelling in the Bills literacy program.
Bills Help Youngsters Manage Cap [12:01 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: $100 and two hours to shop at Dick's Sporting Goods. That was the dilemma 50 underprivileged kids from the Salvation Army had at Dick's Sporting Goods near the McKinley Mall in Hamburg on Monday night.
Tuesday Morning QB [9:32 PM]
ESPN reports: 'Drew Bledsoe deserves better than a high-school coach.'
NFL issues one-year suspension to Bills' DT Robertson [9:31 PM]
AP reports: 'Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Tyrone Robertson was suspended for one year by the NFL on Tuesday for violating the league's substance abuse policy for the second time this season.'
NFL keeps eye on Chargers' playoff possibilities [9:30 PM]
AP reports: 'The Chargers hosting a wild card game wouldn't be much of a problem, Steeg said, but hosting the conference championship would be the worst-case scenario.'
Nobody asked but [1:11 PM]
Cape Breton Post reports: 'But in the weeks and months that passed, it has been the manner in which Brady, Belichick and his players have picked Bledsoe and the Bills apart in two meetings this season that now has everyone convinced the Patriots management made the proper decision when they opted to make Brady their pony of choice for the race toward a second successive appearance in the Super Bowl.'
Strong Armed Gambler? [10:05 AM]
WGRZ-TV reports: 'Let’s face it, Tom Brady didn’t even need to get his uniform dry cleaned after his games against the Bills.'
Chargers look to get hot down the stretch [10:05 AM]
North County Times reports: 'If the season ended today, the Chargers would be on the outside looking in.'
Shop 'til they drop [9:11 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Many of the players were probably still stinging from last Sunday's 27-17 loss to the New England Patriots, but no one could tell. After staring in the wondrous eyes of children, the game hardly mattered.'
Williams' job still at stake down stretch [9:10 AM]
Buffalo News reports: ' Just because the team doesn't quit on its coach, that doesn't mean the owner and the GM will not.'
Winfield sees little hope for playoffs [9:10 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Bills' streak of sellouts could end this week. Though no ticket information was made available Monday, there were a little less than 13,000 remaining heading into last weekend.'
Chargers shoot for fast finish [9:09 AM]
San Diego Union Tribune reports: 'They've closed a season with three straight wins six times in their 43-year history, the last being 1995, when they overcame a 4-7 record by winning their final five. But since then they've gone 1-2, 0-3, 0-3, 1-2, 0-3 and 0-3 to finish seasons.'
Benching Brees loser's mentality [9:08 AM]
San Diego Union Tribune reports: 'The Chargers are doing the right thing here. Maybe Brees isn't the ultimate answer. Who knows? But if he is the QB of the future, they have to know, and it isn't going to be Flutie. Still, that doesn't mean there aren't times when a change is necessary.'
Bills need a miracle and they know it [5:31 AM]
D and C reports: '“We have to go out and win the games, whether we go to the playoffs or not, we’re still trying to go 3-0 the last three games,” he said.'
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