Who'll be the nickel back? [8:11 AM] Shout! reports:
With Antoine Winfield taking over for Thomas Smith at right cornerback, there was some question whether he'd still be the nickel back playing the middle and covering the slot receiver on third downs.
Wiley set for right end [12:42 PM] Shout! reports:
What does Marcellus Wiley have to work on to replace Bruce Smith at right defensive end? Though defensive line coach John Levra likes Wiley's speed, quickness and size, the coach is looking for him to improve his pass rush.
April 6, 2000
Who'll play free safety? [4:53 PM] Shout! reports:
OK, Who will play free safety for the Bills? Good question. Manny Martin, Kurt Schulz's backup, tore a knee ligament in mid-season and missed the remainder of the year. His status is questionable.
Hansen on leadership [4:22 PM] Shout! reports:
Some people think the veteran losses of starters Bruce Smith, Thomas Smith and Kurt Schulz will lead to defensive leadership deficit disorder. But if everyone follows the lead of someone such as Phil Hansen, that shouldn't be a problem.
4-3 not in plans [2:53 PM] Shout! reports:
When Pat Williams signed a five-year contract extension last month, it led to speculation that he and Ted Washington could be used together as tackles in a 4-3 defense. But Wade Phillips squashed that idea: "Definitely out of the question."
Buffalo opens vs. Titans [4:52 PM] Shout! reports:
The Bills won't have to wait long for revenge against the Tennessee Titans, and they'll find their 2000 season ending fast. Buffalo will host Tennessee in its opening game, Sunday night, Sept. 3, at 8:20 at Ralph Wilson Stadium.
Bills/Jets dates in 2000 [1:55 PM] Shout! reports:
The Jets released their 2000 schedule. The Bills' dates are expected soon.
Listen to John Butler [1:24 PM] Shout! reports:
Now on active audio you can hear John Butler's latest comment on the draft.
Bills announce Training camp and 4 preseason games [1:27 PM] Shout! reports:
The Buffalo Bills announced four preseason games and when they will start training camp today.
The start date for their first-ever training camp in Rochester, NY will be Thursday, July 20. We reported this back in January but it was made offical today.
PFW's spin on the Fina/Brown signings [9:00 AM] Pro Football Weekly reports:
Some good commentary on the Fina/Brown signing. Basically applauds Fina for being a good guy, and gives some reasons why overall it is a good deal for Buffalo.
Finally some good news [11:39 AM] Shout! reports:
After an off-season of dank turmoil, there finally was some good news from One Bills Drive on Friday. Ruben Brown re-signed with the team, John Fina restructured his contract, and a major offensive line concern was alleviated.