Bills' Johnson Loses Ground In Race With Flutie [6:19 AM] Syracuse Post-Standard reports:
'Doug Flutie and Rob Johnson are listed as co-starters on the Buffalo Bills' depth chart even though Flutie has started since the sixth game last season. But a dubious start by Johnson against Washington on Friday erased any concerns about Flutie's status as No. 1.'
Smith: Bills' Line Must Improve [6:15 AM] D & C reports:
'"It's early, I don't think there's any concern about the running game, but we have to stop blowing assignments and do the job we're supposed to do..."'
Ex-Bills Coach Joins Fox's Hip, Cool Huddle [2:36 PM] Dallas Morning News reports:
'As for those four consecutive Super Bowl losses, Levy says he doesn't dwell on them. "That would be foolhardy," he said. "I prefer to remember the good things. Would I like things to be different? Sure. But you can't change the past. I've had a great life in football."'
Nose Tackle Williams Logs Overtime For Bills [6:23 AM] Syracuse Post-Standard reports:
'The Bills are looking for Williams to step in more frequently than usual this year, to give the oft-winded 330-plus-pound Washington a break and add pressure to the pass rush.'
August 22, 1999
Art world needs funding [4:40 PM] ESPNet reports:
"Before the Buffalo Bills set out to renovate their stadium, owner Ralph Wilson checked the lease agreements of many of his peers. He found Modell's deal almost impossible to beat. 'I'd probably trade places with him. The franchise there is solid,' Wilson said. 'He has a very, very good lease, and he will make more money than we will in any given year.' "
Collins Shuns 'Ghost Of Lonnie' [8:15 AM] D & C reports:
'"Some people are saying it might take another year to be ready, whatever," Collins said. "I'm just out here to compete, take advantage of the opportunities I get. I'm happy for that."'
August 21, 1999
Buffalo Notes [11:56 PM] TBD reports:
This issue we will be talking about the Bills, Sabres, Bisons, Destroyers, and local Buffalo News.
Subtract Frerotte, Add Another Johnson To Bills-Skins Clash [6:35 AM] Syracuse Post-Standard reports:
'Flutie and Rob Johnson are both listed as starters on the Bills' depth chart, but even Johnson admits Flutie is No. 1 right now. Both will get more time than in the 24-10 victory at Seattle last week, when coach Wade Phillips brought the subs in early and didn't use Andre Reed, Bruce Smith and Thurman Thomas at all.'
Old Reliables [6:30 AM] Fox Sports reports:
'Buffalo veterans Bruce Smith, Andre Reed and Thurman Thomas won't play forever. Or will they?'
Preseason Games Still Mean Very Little To Bills [6:25 AM] D & C reports:
'In 39 previous summers, the team has had just eight winning records in practice games. Four of them occurred in the franchise's first seven years. Only one has occurred in the past 16.'
Renfro Proving He Deserves A Long Look From Bills [6:23 AM] D & C reports:
'Dusty Renfro, the pride of Cleburne, Texas, is an undrafted rookie trying to beat the odds with the Buffalo Bills. But three short weeks into training camp, the leading tackler at the University of Texas the past two seasons has shown that maybe he's not such a long shot Longhorn.'
August 19, 1999
For Starters, Redskins Will Outlast Bills [4:15 PM] Syracuse Post-Standard reports:
'Washington coach Norv Turner, who played most of his starters for an entire half in last week's 20-14 victory at New England, said his first-teamers will play well into the third quarter against the Bills.'