Bills wait on LeBeau [5:25 AM]
D and C reports: 'Dick LeBeau hasn’t closed the door on coaching again, but there’s been no word on whether he will accept the Buffalo Bills’ offer to join Gregg Williams and company.'
12th Man Awards [5:16 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: The Bills executed a five-game turnaround from last season, matching the best one-year improvement in franchise history. This season saw a rejuvenation of the offense after the acquisition of QB Drew Bledsoe from the Patriots and a late resurgence by the defense. The foundation is in place for the Bills to be a contender for the AFC title in 2003. Over the course of the next few weeks, buffalobills.com will give Bills fans the opportunity to nominate and vote on the best of 2002.
Where Are They Now: Tim Vogler [5:15 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: My friends asked me, ‘Why Buffalo over Pittsburgh?’ I was like, ‘(Mike) Webster is their (All-NFL) center. How soon do you think he’s not going to be playing?’" Vogler laughed. "I basically picked the Bills because they weren’t a very good team. I thought I had a better opportunity to make the team."
Newman doesn't expect Bills to re-sign him [4:54 PM]
AP reports: '''You hate to leave a place where they drafted you. But if it's not in the plans for me to be back here next year, I can't sit back and sulk over it,'' Newman said, a day after the Bills season ended. ''I have to go wherever if I'm leaving, start over and play football.'''
Bills Extends Coordinators' Contracts; Release Preseason Schedule [4:53 PM]
WOKR-TV reports: 'While the Bills say they are confident that they can get Dick LeBeau to join the staff, NewsSource 13 has learned that they have extended the contracts of their coordinators, Jerry Gray and Kevin Gilbride.'
Nominate A Bills Player: Most Improved Player [3:31 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: What players do you feel improved the most since the end of the 2001 season? Submit your nominations below. Voting on this category will take place on Thursday, February 13.
Bills, Browns will visit Nashville in '03 preseason [1:24 PM]
Nashville City Paper reports: 'There are other familiar faces to Titans fans with the Bills. In addition to Williams, the Bills also feature former Titans secondary coach Jerry Gray as defensive coordinator. Former Titans defensive back Steve Jackson is also a member of the coaching staff, while ex-Tennessee linebackers Eddie Robinson and Greg Favors are also in Buffalo. Ex-Oilers offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride serves in that role for the Bills. For the Titans it will be a chance to get an earlier glimpse at the rebuilding job being done by “Titans North,” even though the exhibition meeting will have far from a regular season feel on either side.'
Bills know preseason [5:18 AM]
D and C reports: 'The Tennessee date avoids a conflict with the PGA golf championship at Oak Hill Country Club in Pittsford on Aug. 14-17.'
Bengals put transition tag on Spikes [8:47 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Linebacker Takeo Spikes was tagged as the Bengals’ transition player, disappointing one of Cincinnati’s top defensive players and emotional leaders.
Oregon State's Erickson is 49ers' pick as coach [3:42 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Dennis Erickson was hired Tuesday by the San Francisco 49ers to replace Steve Mariucci as coach, a surprising end to a search that stretched nearly four weeks. Erickson will be introduced at a news conference on Wednesday.
The Week In Bills History (Feb. 10-16) [1:52 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: February 15, 1993 - ASSISTANT GM BOB FERGUSON RESIGNS Bills' assistant general manager Bob Ferguson and director of pro personnel left the Bills to join the Denver Broncos as their director of football operations/player personnel.
Learn From The Pros: Phillip Crosby [12:24 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: This month, fullback Phillip Crosby shares some blocking tips and explains what it's like for a fullback in a 3rd-and-1 situation.
Bills release preseason schedule [11:52 AM]
AP reports: 'The Buffalo Bills will open their preseason in early August on the road with games at the Baltimore Ravens and the Tennessee Titans, the team said Tuesday.'
Bills Announce 2003 Preseason Schedule [11:10 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: The Bills will open the preseason with games at Baltimore and Tennessee before returning home to face the Rams and Lions at Ralph Wilson Stadium.
Decision on Peerless may go to the wire [9:03 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The franchise label would effectively keep Price off the free agent market when his four-year contract expires on Feb. 28. Transitioning him gives the Bills an opportunity to match any offer he received from other suitors.'
Transition tag set for Spikes [9:03 AM]
Cincinnati Enquirer reports: 'Former Bengals coach Dick LeBeau hasn't yet told the Buffalo Bills whether he will accept an offer to be an unspecified defensive consultant with the club, Bills media relations director Scott Berchtold said.'
Clements Signs Autographs at Buffalo Auto Show [4:31 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: On Saturday, February 8, the former first-round draft pick by the Bills in 2001 signed autographs, posed for photos and greeted fans at the Buffalo Auto Show. Also on hand to visit with fans were members of the Buffalo Jills squad.
5th Down: Chalk Talk with Ralph, Part II [3:01 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: "I think we have a strong league," Wilson said. "We just have to make the right decisions - the owners and the commissioner - down the road to keep it strong. The revenue-sharing keeps the small-market teams in business. Without revenue-sharing, Buffalo couldn't have a team because we couldn't keep up."
Buffalo Jills Calendars Reduced [1:53 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Jills Swimsuit calendars have been reduced from $17 to $7 (includes shipping).
Send A Bills Valentine Day E-Postcard [11:16 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Select a Bills E-Postcard and send a message to family & friends.
Bills should be able to choose from long line of free-agent 'backers [9:22 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Besides Spikes, top-notch outside backers whose contracts are up include Chicago's Rosevelt Colvin, Philadelphia's Shawn Barber, Seattle's Anthony Simmons and Indianapolis' Mike Peterson.'
2002 Week-by-week overtime results [9:38 AM]
ESPN reports: Bills played in three of record 25 overtimes winning two on passes of Bledsoe to Henry and Peerless Price and losing one on opening kickoff to Jets.
Bears' Blache has San Francisco brass rolling in aisles [5:36 AM]
Suburban Chicago Newspapers reports: 'Jauron has considered other options in case Blache gets the job. One Internet report said former Bengals head coach Dick LeBeau, who is Jauron's good friend, is holding off on accepting a defensive assistant job with Buffalo until he finds out for sure whether there would be an opening for a defensive coordinator with the Bears. Bears linebacker coach Gary Moeller has been a defensive coordinator, as well.'
Hall of Fame Presenters Named [4:12 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Guard Joe DeLamielleure, who distinguished himself with the Buffalo Bills and Cleveland Browns, has selected the recently retired Buffalo News sports writer/columnist Larry Felser. “Although I didn’t always agree with what he said, Larry was always honest and fair,” DeLamielleure said.
2003 Pro Bowl Photo Gallery [1:31 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Photos from this year's Pro Bowl.
Buffalo Bills Player Appearances [11:16 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Buffalo Auto Show - Pontiac/GMC Display Area Saturday Februday 8, 2003 1 pm - 3pm - Billy Buffalo, Buffalo Jills 2 pm - 4pm - Nate Clements
Football still figures prominently in life of Marv Levy, 77 [11:06 AM]
Halifax Daily News reports: '“Television ratings would seem to give an indication that football has emerged as the most prominent spectator sport, particularly in the U.S.,” said Levy, who splits time between his home town of Chicago and a winter residence in Williamsburg, Va.'
Two Minute Drill… With Alex Van Pelt [9:59 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: Quarterback Alex Van Pelt shared some secrets about his teammates during the Two Minute Drill with buffalobills.com. Van Pelt returned to the Bills for his seventh season in 2002 and remains one of the best back-up quarterbacks in the NFL. Two Minute Drill Archive
Frank Coyle: Bills hope D-linemen fall in draft [7:02 PM]
Shout! reports: The Bills do not have a first-round pick in April, but they hope to draft a top defensive performer in the second and third rounds. Buffalo, of course, will debate the possibilities. Drafting an offensive playmaker is not entirely out of the question. Still, defensive linemen are Buffalo's biggest need and that is a fairly strong group with the addition of underclassmen.
Off the scrap heap: LeBeau would make an excellent addition to Bills' defensive staff [7:01 PM]
Pro Football Weekly reports: Andy Hanacek gives his opinion as to why Tom Modrak and (hopefully) the hiring of Dick LeBeau are shrewd moves by Tom Donahoe
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