UF should have hired Mularkey, not Zook [6:45 PM]
Orlando Sentinel reports: 'Under Mularkey, the Bills have made some statements during the second half of the season. If the AFC were as hectic as the NFC -- or maybe as bad -- Buffalo would be in the thick of the playoff hunt. Instead, the Bills appear to be building toward something.'
Bills can't afford to lose momentum [6:29 PM]
AP reports: '"We have to go down there and play our best ball," said Bills quarterback Drew Bledsoe. "Anybody who doesn't think that's true isn't watching the same film I'm watching. They're playing well. Their defence is still playing well. They're going to be hard to score points on. We're going to have to play very well to win."'
Itching Vincent ready to turn the corner [8:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"I just want to get back on the field," Vincent said. "I don't care where I play. I'm a corner, but I'll go wherever you need me. You need me to hold a kick? You need me to snap? You need me to be a wing? I'm itching."'
Szabo missing out on rivalry [5:02 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Today is the annual Army-Navy football game in Philadelphia, a game that once meant the world to Szabo during his days in the early 1960s at the Naval Academy. But while the Midshipmen and Cadets are going at each other this afternoon — as fiercely, by the way, as Michigan and Ohio State or Auburn and Alabama ever have — Szabo will not be paying attention. "I won't be able to see it because we'll be flying to Miami," Szabo said of the Bills' trip to South Florida for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.'
Matthews mixes Bills with seeing his family [5:01 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'When the Bills beckoned, Matthews decided he wasn't going to uproot his family again, so they remained in Florida while he rented a townhouse in Orchard Park.'
Buffalo's McGahee is off and running [5:00 AM]
Florida Today reports: 'And no one is laughing at the Buffalo Bills now.'
Saturday's Miami Coverage [4:59 AM]
DVDs help in coach search (Miami Herald)
Dolphins linebacker Moore showing he belongs (Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel)
Dolphins' Feeley, Chambers connect (Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel)
At football's top level, prep teammates excel (Palm Beach Post)
Buffalo's McGahee is off and running (Florida Today)
Country Music Stars, Toy Drive Highlight Dolphins-Bills Game Day Experience (MiamiDolphins.com)
Bills' Injury Update [5:10 PM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Jonas Jennings practiced again on Friday and will play against the Dolphins. Head Coach Mike Mularkey says that Cornerback Troy Vincent and Reciever Josh Reed are both game-time decisions.'
Players Are Key to Gadget Plays [5:09 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'The no-huddle offense is something that we've been practicing all year and we've used it periodically but we thought it would be good to begin the Seattle game with it because they had some linebacker injuries and we felt that we would have an advantage by using the no-huddle. Fortunately, it worked out for us.'
Bills Better for Gambling on McGahee [3:37 PM]
Washington Post reports: '"It's close,'' McGahee said before a group of reporters at the Bills' practice facility. "But you're really going to see it next year. This is just my introduction year here.'''
Tops Game Ball Winner: Willis McGahee [3:35 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Willis, What do you think of our Buffalo Chicken wings?
WM: I don't eat chicken wings. I only eat regular chicken.'
Bills Need to Stay Consistent Down Stretch [2:33 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'I'd love to see Marv back out there. I think he can still be a great coach in this league and if by some chance he gets another shot, he'll make that team better. Marv was our leader and he was always willing to go into battle for us and we would have done the same for him. I think he picked the perfect title for his book because that's always how Marv made us feel. We were a team and we were a family and no matter what happened during the week we put that all to rest come Sunday.'
Bills had better beat dreadful Dolphins [1:36 PM]
Niagara Falls Reporter reports: 'Bills, 30-11.'
Leading off [12:37 PM]
Lockport Union Sun and Journal reports: 'These ninnies say Bledsoe’s recent success is hindering the development of J.P. Losman, the Bills’ No. 1 bench-warmer.'
Williams Lends a Hand for Habitat [11:56 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '"We're thrilled to have the Buffalo Bills help us out with this project," said Ron Talboys, president of the Buffalo chapter of Habitat for Humanity. "They have really made a difference for this program in the past six years and we're always very honored to work with the organization."'
WNY HS Football All-Academic Team [11:55 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'For the 19th consecutive year, the top 40 high school football student-athletes in Western New York are being honored for their academic and athletic achievements by the Buffalo Bills and the WNY High School Sports Newspaper.'
Feeding the monster [8:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"I put it out there at the beginning of the season and the guys said it's something they wanted," defensive coordinator Jerry Gray said. "You're only going to play as hard as you want to play when you're on the football field, and if you set goals you're going to try to achieve them."'
Put the money where Jonas' mouth is [8:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"I hope he comes back," Villarrial said. "The bottom line is I hope he comes back."'
Bills know lining up against Taylor will be no easy task [8:55 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Bills held Taylor without a tackle or sack during their 20-13 victory in Ralph Wilson Stadium. But Jennings expects Taylor to try to redeem himself at home Sunday. "He'll be ready to play, but that's no different than any other time we've faced him," Jennings said. "We'll just have to go out there, play with focus and work as a team."'
Fantasy number crunching shows Bills rule division [8:54 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'OK, so every other team in the AFC East has won at least one Super Bowl. But they haven't surpassed the Bills for churning out fantasy football standouts.'
Johnson deserves enshrinement for resurrecting Cowboys [8:53 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Johnson benefited from the windfall of picks from the Herschel Walker trade. But he was a master at stockpiling draft choices and had a great eye for talent. He was a great motivator and picked great coaching staffs.'
Vincent eager to return to Bills lineup [5:03 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '"I'm optimistic," said Vincent, the Buffalo Bills' 13-year veteran cornerback, when asked if he'll be suiting up against his original NFL team at Pro Player Stadium on Sunday. "I'm just tired of holding hats and cheerleading. It's been a long eight weeks."'
Levy would rather return to coaching [5:02 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Levy, who turns 80 next August, was asked by Rome if he wants to coach in the NFL again. "I'll give a straight-forward, honest answer: Yes,'' said Levy, who was interested in the Bills opening that went to Mike Mularkey last year. "It would have to be a head coaching job, none of this consultant stuff, but if it (an offer came), I would certainly listen very keenly.'''
Friday's Miami Coverage [4:33 AM]
Ricky Williams reversing field again (Miami Herald)
Bills return tickets, but game sold out (Miami Herald)
Williams rejects proposal to return (Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel)
McMichael angles to outdo top contracts (Palm Beach Post)
On-again, off-again Williams: Off again (Palm Beach Post)
Williams to remain retired (Florida Today)
Williams' NFL career appears over (AP)
Ricky Williams will remain retired (The Sports Network)
Dolphins Head Coach Jim Bates Press Conference Transcript (MiamiDolphins.com)
Dolphins-Bills Game Declared A Sellout; Tickets Available For Final Home Game Versus Browns (MiamiDolphins.com)
Revived Running Game [10:16 PM]
RNews.com reports: '“I'm a robot. I'm just following them,” McGahee said of the big men who block for him. “It's a lot of them and Daimon Shelton, they're the ones doing all the dirty work. I'm just making it look easy. I really got to give the credit to Daimon and the o-line."'
Overconfident Bills? [10:15 PM]
WOKR-TV reports: 'Bills 24 Dolphins 13.'
Jennings Returns To His Left Tackle Spot [5:29 PM]
WGR-AM reports: 'He was with the first team as practice opened.'
Buffalo (5-6) at Miami (2-9) [5:27 PM]
The Sports Network reports: 'Bills 24, Dolphins 13.'
Onside Kick was Executed Perfectly [4:52 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'We had planned to use the onside kick earlier against the Seahawks but we scored with very little time to go in the half so there was no sense kicking the ball onside then because we would have only had time for one offensive play. While in the locker room we discussed the option even more and made the decision at that time that we were going to use the onside kick to start the second half. When we came out of the locker room the play was on.'
Patience paying off for Bills' WR Evans [4:47 PM]
AP reports: '''Lee has progressed,'' quarterback Drew Bledsoe said. ''I think to a certain extent he was a victim of circumstance early on where plays just weren't going his way.'''
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