Rex's ESPN tryout one of many reasons to watch Super Bowl Sunday [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The best-case scenario Sunday is that Ryan will say something outrageous about New England Coach Bill Belichick or quarterback Tom Brady. The worst-case scenario is he pulls a Belichick and just gives out coach speak.'
If Bills will have him, Tyrod Taylor wants to be back [1:57 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '“My focus is not on the contract situation or what’s gonna happen, it’s more just being healthy,” said Taylor, who underwent groin surgery a few weeks ago. “The thing that keeps my mind off of it is rehabbing. If I didn’t have to rehab, I’d probably be thinking about (the contract situation) all the time.”'
Buffalo Bills' Jerry Hughes named a top 10 edge rusher using Next Gen Stats [1:56 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'Buffalo is expected to move to a 4-3 defense in 2017 and Hughes will start at defensive end. Hughes thrived as a DE in Jim Schwartz's wide-nine defense and his ability to disrupt the quarterback will make him an important piece to Sean McDermott's defense.'
Buffalo Bills' LeSean McCoy says he's the NFL's best running back [1:55 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'Coming off a season in which he had 1,623 yards from scrimmage and 14 touchdowns in 15 games, McCoy certainly can make the case he's the best back in the NFL. McCoy turns 29 in July, however, so the Bills have to hope he can stay among the league's best running backs for a few more years. '
Tyrod Taylor contract: Quarterback would like to return to the Buffalo Bills [1:54 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"The thing that keeps my mind off of it is rehab," Taylor said. "If I didn't have the rehab it'd probably be on my mind all the time."'
Doug Marrone's new coaching staff with Jaguars has connections to Syracuse, Bills [1:53 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'Since Tom Coughlin was hired as executive vice president of football operations and Marrone promoted to the full-time post on Jan. 9, the Jaguars had announced several staff moves, including coordinators Nathaniel Hackett (offense), Todd Wash (defense) and Joe DeCamillis (special teams).'
Tyrod Taylor Prefers a Return to Buffalo [1:52 AM]
WGR-AM reports: '"The conversations isn't about necessarily contracts, it's more so getting to know each other. I've known a couple of the new coaches for a couples years from my time in Baltimore," Taylor said. "For the most part just getting to know guys and if I'm the guy that management chooses to keep around, definitely want to be able to be comfortable around those coaches. That's what I'm doing in the time I see them now."'
Pegula encouraged by early signs from McDermott [1:51 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“Early impression is he’s exactly what we thought when we interviewed him,” said Pegula in an appearance on the John Murphy Show. “He’s very, very thorough and a hard worker. He’s a good person. It’s showing already."'
Bills officially hire McGeoghan, four other assistants [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The 37-year-old McGeoghan has spent the past two seasons as the wide receivers coach at East Carolina. Prior to that he spent three years with the Miami Dolphins as assistant wide receivers coach.'
McDermott adds five more coaches to his Bills staff [1:58 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Lubick is entering his ninth season in the NFL after spending the past two years with the Denver Broncos as the assistant wide receivers coach under Rick Dennison, now the Bills’ offensive coordinator. The 39-year-old Lubick spent four seasons (2010-14) as an offensive assistant with the Texans.'
Buffalo Bills 2017 coaching staff: Sean McDermott makes 5 more hires [1:57 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'The team now has 15 coaches, but still needs to hire a defensive backs coach. Here's an updated look at the Bills' coaching staff after the Thursday hires.'
Buffalo Bills have 'significant interest' in Cowboys QB Tony Romo (report) [1:56 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'Romo will turn 37 years old in April and is coming off a season in which he missed the first 10 games with a back injury and conceded his starting job to rookie Dak Prescott. He also missed the final 12 games of the 2015 season with a shoulder injury.'
Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor 'very appealing' to Arizona Cardinals (report) [1:55 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"If Carson Palmer retires, Romo could be an option in Arizona, and sources said the Cardinals are very high on Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson and could be prepared to trade up to land him this spring. If the Cardinals determine Watson is out of their reach, Tyrod Taylor is very appealing to Arizona and would be a great fit in Bruce Arians' scheme."'
McDermott's guys: Latest on the Bills coaching staff additions, part 3 [1:54 AM]
Batavia Daily News reports: 'McGeoghan joins the Bills from the college ranks, having spent the past two seasons with East Carolina University, coaching receivers.'
Reports: Bills interested in Dallas QB Tony Romo [1:53 AM]
Batavia Daily News reports: 'Jason La Canfora reported that team and league sources confirmed the interest. The report also states that Romo might be out of reach for the Bills because the 36-year-old quarterback has higher interest in playing for the Houston Texans, Denver Broncos, Arizona Cardinals, and Kansas City Chiefs.'
Tony Romo would be a risky bet for Buffalo Bills [1:52 AM]
Auburn Citizen reports: 'There are many issues with this idea, though. At the top of the list: Would Romo want to come to Buffalo? There's a new coaching staff and a wacky front office situation. The team has some weapons on offense, led by running back LeSean McCoy.'
Bills hire five assistants under new coach [1:51 AM]
AP reports: 'McGeoghan takes over a potentially depleted group of wide receivers, with Sammy Watkins coming off a second operation on his left foot, and Robert Woods and Marquise Goodwin eligible to become unrestricted free agents next month.'
Bills add five to coaching staff [1:50 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Egorugwu was hired to be the Bills' defensive quality control coach after spending the past two seasons as a defensive staff assistant with the Baltimore Ravens. Egorugwu worked with linebackers coach Don Martindale in his time in Baltimore.'
CBS report says Bills have 'significant interest' in Romo [1:49 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'A report from CBS’ Jason La Canfora, citing both team and league sources, says the Bills have "significant interest" in Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo this offseason, but acknowledges that might be a tough sell because Romo would prefer to go to either the Texans, Broncos, Cardinals, or Chiefs.'
Report: Bills have 'significant interest' in Tony Romo [1:48 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'Bringing in the soon-to-be 37-year old quarterback is good for the next year or two, but that's more of a band-aid on the franchise. It would afford them the opportunity to take a quarterback in the first two rounds, develop that player, and hope they are the answer for the long-term.'
Bills add five to coaching staff [1:47 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'The Buffalo Bills announced today that five coaches have been added to the team’s staff – Phil McGeoghan, John Egorugwu, Marc Lubick, Matt Smiley and Bill Teerlinck.'
Bills Today: Anthem recording for Super Bowl XXV first sent to Buffalo [1:46 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'The anthem music was played in 4/4 time, slower than the typical 3/4 time. The aim was to make Houston’s rendition more soulful.'
Jay Skurski's Power Take: Rex Ryan's comments show he's staying true to form [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Ryan got by on his reputation from back-to-back AFC Championship Game appearances with the Jets for far too long. The idea that he would be “open” to going back to New York, as he told the Daily News, is laughable.'
Twenty years after retirement, Jim Kelly is still missed [1:58 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'We didn’t know it at the time, but as we awoke on Feb. 1, 1997, the Bills were about to take their first steps toward one of the darkest periods the now 58-year-old franchise has ever endured, a one from which it remains inexorably ensconced.'
Ungrateful Rex Ryan fires away at Buffalo Bills [1:57 AM]
Auburn Citizen reports: 'Why would any NFL owner give this babbling fool another chance to be a head coach? If there was a Super Bowl for excuses, Rex would be champion.'
Former Buffalo Jills don't agree with recent lawsuit filed against the NFL [1:56 AM]
WKBW-TV reports: 'That's why she can't understand the recent class action lawsuit filed against the NFL by a group of NFL cheerleaders. The suit demands higher wages and better working conditions. “When you signed up to cheer, you knew you were not going to get paid. So, to go back and say I should get paid seems frivolous to me.” “You choose to go to the tryout,” said Kimberly Zak who was a Jill from 1996 to 2000. “Nobody forces you. And, you tryout and it's a difficult tryout. So, then you make the team, but again it's your choice. Nobody's forcing you to do it.”'
Maximizing player potential a McDermott hallmark [1:55 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“When I think about a Luke Kuechly, or Thomas Davis or myself — some of those top leaders, anybody that understands this game that you could call upon to help lead your team — he’ll say, ‘Is there something we need or don’t need in this game plan, something we need to change or modify,’” Coleman told the Sun. “He’s really receptive to changing things, so we can play better, play faster and be more efficient.”'
Bills Today: Reid: Culley very qualified as Bills QBs coach [1:54 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“He played quarterback so he always wanted to get back to doing that,” Reid told Buffalobills.com. “He was always involved in our pass game all the time. He’d set it up with me and present it to the players. He’s done installs. He’s done everything. I looked at him like another coordinator.”'
Report: Bills to hire Phil McGeoghan as wide receivers coach [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Prior to coaching at ECU, McGeoghan spent four years with the Miami Dolphins, serving as an assistant wide receivers coach from 2012 through November 2015, when he earned a promotion to wide receivers coach for the remainder of that season. McGeoghan helped Dolphins receiver Jarvis Landry set a single-season franchise record with 110 catches in 2015.'
Rex Ryan on Bills to NY Daily News: 'I don't wish them good luck' [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"I put that truck around town. I was all-in. Even though those other three had quit, I wasn't a quitter. I was ready. And I wanted to be there. And I wanted to win. And I thought I could win."'
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