Little plays by Redskins often producing big-time mistakes [5:10 AM]
Richmond Times Dispatch reports: 'The Redskins have invested almost $19 million in signing bonuses in their three starting linebackers alone. It is difficult to say they're getting their money's worth out of LaVar Arrington, Jeremiah Trotter and Jessie Armstead. The Redskins have put more than $25 million in to their offensive line. The results have not been quite what the Red skins hoped. Their quarterback, Patrick Ramsey, has been sacked 21 times, the most in the NFL.'
Smith continues chasing history [5:09 AM]
Northern Virginia Journal reports: '``I thought of those 15 years I was there as very special,'' Smith said. ``To harbor any ill feelings toward management, no I don't have any right now. It was a situation I never understood, but that's neither here nor there. This will certainly be a special week. I just have to make sure I don't lose sight of what the main goal of going back to Buffalo is. I have a job to do.'''
McGahee cleared to begin practice [5:08 AM]
Miami Herald reports: '''He's already had some on the field workouts the last two days and done very well,'' Rosenhaus said in a telephone interview. 'They're going to ease him into the practice this week and they're going to escalate it with each week. After talking to the Bills' trainer, there's a very good chance he can start playing in about two weeks. I mean actually see some time in a game.'''
McGahee cleared to practice [5:07 AM]
The Sports Network reports: 'He is scheduled to start practicing on Wednesday and could see playing time in about three weeks. According to Bills spokesperson Scott Berchtold, McGahee was cleared after the Bills' training staff and team doctor John Marzo examined him.'
Bills Doctors Give McGahee The Green Light To Practice [5:06 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'McGahee told WGR Sports Radio 55 a few weeks ago he'd need about a week to get ready. It's unlikely you'll see him until after the bye week.'
Buffalo Bills Football Organization Turns to Xerox to Streamline Printing Operations, Build Fan Supp [5:05 AM]
Xerox.com reports: 'Xerox consolidated the Bills' printer, copier and multifunction fleet, upgrading older systems with equipment that improves office productivity, including multiple Xerox Document Centre and WorkCentre Pro advanced multifunction systems, FaxCentre all-in-one devices, and Phaser network printers. In addition, Xerox uses its equipment and variable information software to personalize marketing materials for fans and information for players.'
Bills Feel They Can Play Better [8:13 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '"We really need all of our players to step up," Williams said. "Even if Drew Bledsoe is not having his best day, somebody else needs to set up. There are other players on this team that can step up and make plays for him."'
McGahee Cleared to Practice [8:07 PM]
RNews.com reports: '"I feel like I'm ready," said the Bills first round draft pick. "I've been working hard with the training and we'll see how things go."'
McGahee cleared for practice by Bills [8:06 PM]
AP reports: 'McGahee's agent Drew Rosenhaus was confident his client would be activated within the next three weeks. ``It's up to the Bills and we'll respect whatever they do. But at this point we all anticipate that he's going to be playing,'' Rosenhaus said.'
Willis McGahee Cleared To Begin Practice [8:06 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Bills rookie running back Willis McGahee has been cleared by the team doctors to participate in practices and he will do so beginning with Wednesday's practice.
Time may be running out for Williams [4:01 PM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'Best guess, if a change is made, LeBeau gets the job. But don’t bet on it happening.'
Former Bills' RB Thurman Thomas To Be Inducted Into The Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame [3:59 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'He will be inducted along with ten other members of the Class of 2003 at an awards dinner on Wednesday, October 29 at the HSBC Arena in downtown Buffalo.'
Bills Announce Partnership With Xerox [1:52 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“We are constantly exploring new ways to operate in a more efficient manner that is beneficial to our organization and our fans and this partnership with Xerox certainly accomplishes that objective,” said Bills President and General Manager Tom Donahoe.'
Olean's Mike Kane Named Bills HS Football [1:52 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'This is the second consecutive year Mike Kane has won a “Coach of the Week” award for Olean HS. The veteran coach guided the Huskies to a Section VI championship last year and has the team headed for the post-season playoffs again in 2003.'
Tops Game Ball Winner: Bobby Shaw [1:51 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Shaw extended his career-long receiving streak to 18 games with 6 catches for 58 yards against the Jets. Five of his 6 receptions resulted in first downs (19 of 26 for the season), including a third down grab for the 14th time this season and a fourth down conversion for the second time this season.'
Xerox, Bills sign marketing deal [1:05 PM]
Business First of Buffalo reports: 'The company has done an assessment of the Bills' offices and developed a plan to eliminate outdated printing equipment, produce personalized printed materials in-house, and reduce turnaround time for document delivery to players, coaches, fans and prospective customers.'
Wake Up Time [11:31 AM]
WOKR-TV reports: 'Drew Bledsoe looked a lot like the number 11 he replaced on Sunday.'
Bills' sudden swoon leaves everyone unhappy [9:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"It's important that you understand that you always play with a sense of urgency. But you don't panic," Williams said Monday. "In the National Football League, you coach as hard as you can every week and you play as hard as you can every week. That doesn't change. That's what we'll continue to do. We spend the hours and the hard work and prepare each week as hard as we can. We've got to play better and we've got to coach better."'
Williams needs to become a leader [9:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'There were people who felt it was mean-spirited of me to question Henry's intelligence a few weeks back. But it's one thing for a columnist to do it. It's quite another for the head coach to cheap shot his own player for making a boneheaded mistake. You can lose your team that way.'
Williams hopeful about return of Moulds [9:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"We would hope that he would be able to get back out there sometime this week," Williams said of Moulds. "We'll see."'
Bills GM wants the ball moving [5:15 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '“Everybody has got to look at themselves when we’re not playing well and find out what he can do individually to play better,” Donahoe said.'
In Buffalo, it's wake up or shake up [5:14 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'As this half-season winds down, it’s apparent that Williams has done a better job of extinguishing himself than distinguishing himself.'
Did everyone overrate the Bills? [5:13 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Gilbride knows his stuff, but he lost a lot of credibility with Sunday’s showing.'
Buffalo Bills replay [5:12 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'The Bills are now 4-13 in games against AFC East teams under Gregg Williams, and the losses have been by an average of more than 14 points.'
Xerox extends pact with Bills [5:11 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Under the contract, Xerox will overhaul most of the printers, scanners, fax machines and other document equipment the Bills use. Xerox systems will now produce brochures, playbooks and half-time reports for the Bills, plus some more personalized materials for season ticket holders.'
That's more like it [5:10 AM]
New York Post reports: 'Defensive line - A. DE Shaun Ellis got his sixth and seventh sacks of the season. NT Jason Ferguson had two sacks, two batted passes and a forced fumble. DT James Reed had seven tackles and a sack, as did rookie Dewayne Robertson.'
Upon further review [5:09 AM]
New York Newsday reports: 'Drew Bledsoe was sacked seven times in an outstanding game by the defensive line, but that's not all. The Jets also confused Bledsoe by playing combination coverages. They showed their traditional cover-2 look (zone with two deep safeties) but added a wrinkle at times - man coverage underneath. The extra time Bledsoe needed to recognize the coverage resulted in several of the sacks.'
Inside slant [5:08 AM]
CBS Sportsline reports: 'The question that is now arising is, were the Bills over-rated to begin with? It appears that could be the case. With all the new additions on defense, maybe it wasn't reasonable to assume they would jell quickly and become a dominant unit. There have been far too many breakdowns in the last four weeks and newcomers Takeo Spikes, Sam Adams and Lawyer Milloy have tailed off precipitously since opening day when all three played major roles in the 31-0 shellacking of New England.'
Strategy and personnel [5:07 AM]
CBS Sportsline reports: Coaching - D...True, they aren't the ones making the plays, but they're the ones putting the players in bad situations.'
Notes, quotes, anecdotes [5:06 AM]
CBS Sportsline reports: 'LB Takeo Spikes seems to have cooled off after an eye-opening start for his new team. Spikes has been in on tackles, but he hasn't been involved in creating a turnover since the Week 3 loss in Miami.'
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