wkbw-tv - Bills Town Meeting Thursday at 8 pm EST watch via the internet [3:27 PM]
wkbw reports: Channel 7 Sports Director John Murphy welcomes Buffalo Bills General Manager Tom Donahoe to a LIVE town meeting from Paddock Chevrolet, Thursday July 10th at 8pm on WKBW-TV. John will talk with Mr. Donahoe about the team, and welcome players Eric Moulds and Sam Gash. "AM/Buffalo's Linda Pellegrino will be there to take questions from a live studio audience.
WKBW-TV LIVE Bills Show - July 10 @ 8 PM [12:45 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Watch the WKBW-TV Eyewitness Sports special - The Bills Town Hall Meeting - LIVE on the internet at 8 PM EST on Thursday, July 10
Assistant Head Coach Dick LeBeau [9:21 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Dick LeBeau Joined the Bills staff as Assistant Head Coach on March 10, 2003. The '03 season will mark the 45th in the NFL for LeBeau, who played 14 years as a defensive back and has been a coach in the league for the last 30. Most recently, he spent the last three seasons as the head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals.
Kelly joins fundraiser [5:24 AM]
D and C reports: 'Two big names have joined the list of participants in this year’s ESL Tours Challenge for Youth. Pro football Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly and Gionta have agreed to play in the event at Lake Shore Country Club on Tuesday, July 22.'
Bills Alumni Spotlight: Billy Shaw [12:45 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: If Billy Shaw hadn’t been a little stubborn, he may have ended up playing in the NFL with a star on his helmet instead of becoming a star in the AFL with the Bills. An All-American offensive tackle at Georgia Tech where he also played defensive end, Shaw didn’t appreciate Dallas’ plan to select him in the 1961 NFL draft and move him to linebacker.
Some Bills tickets already scarce [9:11 AM]
Buffalo News reports: ' The Buffalo Bills announced on Tuesday that only single seats remain for three of the team's 2003 home games: New England (Sept. 7), Philadelphia (Sept. 28) and Washington (Oct. 19).'
Bills tickets available [5:23 AM]
D and C reports: 'Tickets will be available in person at the Ralph Wilson Stadium box office, the Rochester office in Pittsford Plaza, and at all participating Tops Friendly Markets. For those buying tickets at Tops, a handbill policy will again be in effect.'
Gray keeps eyes on the future [5:22 AM]
Lubbock Avalanche Journal reports: 'By the end of September last year, the Bills ranked 24th in total yards allowed and 30th in points allowed. However, Buffalo rallied the last half of the season to finish 15th overall and had a pass defense rated sixth best in the NFL. "We started out kind of slow, but I thought we made a lot of progress from the middle of the season to the end. We didn't take advantage of some turnovers we came up with that hurt us."'
Buffalo Bills Exclusive Contest Page [9:59 PM]
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Bills Digest To Debut Later This Month [4:53 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Bills Digest will tell it like it is in a fair, accurate manner. We will incorporate the best elements of Shout!, which has covered the Bills for over a decade, and we will take it to an entire new level as Bills Digest. Order Online Today
TSN's 2003 offensive breakout team [2:52 PM]
The Sporting News reports: The most obvious pick is Josh Reed of the Bills. "If I were a fantasy football guy, I'd take him," Bills assistant GM Tom Modrak says. With Peerless Price in Atlanta, Reed figures to catch a lot of Drew Bledsoe passes this season. Last year, four Bills players had more receptions than Reed, but none of them had a better average per catch than his 13.8 yards.
Three Games Down To Single Seats As Individual Game Tix Go On Sale Saturday, July 12 [1:11 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Fans are reminded that individual game tickets for 2003 home games go on sale starting this Saturday, July 12 at 9:00 AM.'
Bills bring in top FAs to shape up defense [11:45 AM]
ESPN reports: After minicamp, Bledsoe, who probably tried to do too much to offset last season's defensive struggles, assessed, "We've got the ability to beat anybody in the league. The thing that's inspiring to me is to see the collective attitude that this team has right now … it's outstanding, probably the best I've ever been around."
Year Three: Gregg Williams [9:04 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: For Gregg Williams, the 2003 campaign will be his third in Buffalo after being named as the 12th head coach in team history. The consistent improvement and fierce competitiveness displayed by the Bills in two seasons under Williams has Buffalo fans extremely encouraged and optimistic about the team's immediate future.
Breakthrough players: Twenty in Jenkins' wake [8:29 AM]
CBS Sportsline reports: Mike Williams, T, Buffalo Bills: This massive second-year player will be a perennial Pro Bowl player for the next decade. He is a powerful force in the run game, but he also has the good feet for pass protection. The Bills have the makings of a good, young line with Williams the foundation.
Ex-grid star urged to ‘tackle’ Peterson [5:28 AM]
West Central Tribune reports: 'Rep. Collin Peterson, an avid hunter and a Democrat, expects to run for his eighth term in the U.S. House in a race Minnesota Republicans put high on their priority list. One man the Republican state chairman wants in the race is former football star Phil Hansen.'
Win at home ... or else! [12:25 PM]
NFL.com reports: This year, a number of teams with veteran coaching staffs must turn around their home-field situations if they want to be playing in January. Cleveland, Buffalo and Arizona all have 9-15 home records since 2000.
AFC East: Pickups may give Bills an edge [12:13 PM]
NFL.com reports: The addition of 11 defensive veterans alone makes the Buffalo Bills a serious contender, but the most important acquisition of all might very well be assistant HC Dick LeBeau. He brings the considerable experience and creativity that should allow the Bills to get the most out of their two new high-impact LBs, Takeo Spikes and Jeff Posey, as well as the anchor at the position, London Fletcher.
Top 20 All-Time Passers [11:58 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Quarterback Drew Bledsoe completed 375 passes for 4,359 yards for the Bills in 2002 and moved into the number seven position on the Buffalo Bills' Top 20 Career Passers list for regular season play. Alex Van Pelt completed his eighth season with the team in 2002 and moved into the ninth spot on the list. Top 20 All-Time Passers
New & Improved Buffalo Bills E-News [11:58 AM]
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Inside Dish: Ravens have reason to be good right now [11:22 AM]
The Sporting News reports: The happiest unit in the NFL heading into training camp may be Buffalo's LBs. The Bills have two monstrous DTs -- Sam Adams and Pat Williams -- who should eat up space and command some double-teams. That should allow the LBs to fly to the ball without having to get off blocks. The key for Adams is to be in reasonable physical shape. His lack of conditioning cost him a job in Oakland.
Q&A with Peerless Price [5:05 PM]
Pro Football Weekly reports: PFW: How close were you with Moulds?
Price: We were close. We were friends. We were real good friends. During the process, he was just like, ‘Do what’s best for you and your family. I want you here, but …’ I told him basically what Buffalo had offered and then what the Falcons had offered, and he told me it was a no-brainer, even though he wanted me to stay.
Posey Looks to Create More Sacks, Turnovers [9:20 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: "I was talking to my wife about going back for the Super Bowl the other day," Posey said. "We were kidding about how much fun it would be to return to Houston with the Bills for the big game. I told her, 'How great would that be if the Buffalo Bills went back down to where I got to play my first game as a Houston Texan?' That would be something special for me."
Seat repairs at stadium stir debate about cost [9:10 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'According to the Department of Public Works, more than a fifth of the 7,500 heated seats along the sidelines of Ralph Wilson Stadium are broken.'
Bills buy magazine [5:35 AM]
D and C reports: 'Former Bills Steve Tasker and Fred Smerlas will continue as columnists for the publication. The first issue will be available before training camp opens on July 23.'
Pats sign Conaty [5:34 AM]
Woonsocket Call reports: 'This acquisition won’t make waves among league executives, but is was an expensive move for the Patriots and it helped them upgrade a position of need.'
Patriots sign former Delawarean [5:33 AM]
Wilmington News Journal reports: '"I'm looking forward to competing for a job with the Patriots," the younger Conaty said. "It's a wonderful opportunity. I know firsthand how good they are from playing against them the last six years."'
Conaty should add depth to Pats O-line [9:28 PM]
ESPN reports: 'Until just recently, it appeared that Conaty would re-sign with the Bills, and resume his spot as backup center. The Bills opted, however, to rely on younger players to take over the reserve center role and apprised Conaty to explore other options.'
Pats sign Buffalo veteran Conaty [9:12 PM]
The Sports Network reports: 'The New England Patriots signed center Bill Conaty, formerly of the Buffalo Bills, on Thursday to provide offensive line depth.'
Patriots sign center Conaty [3:36 PM]
AP reports: 'Conaty spent six seasons with the Buffalo Bills, where he started 18 of 67 games. He started every game in 2001, but none last year.'
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