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."'
Bills announce 14 assistant coaches will not return in 2017 [1:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'None of the departures come as a big surprise, although with McDermott retaining special teams coordinator Danny Crossman, it seemed like a possibility that Eric Smith and Kathryn Smith could return.'
Quinn's success shows McDermott what's possible [1:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"And you've seen Sean and what he can be," Quinn said. "So for him and Sean McVay (the former Washington Redskins' offensive coordinator who recently became head coach of the Los Angeles Rams), guys I'm totally pumped for, because I've seen their work. I've seen what they've done as coordinators, and now as they're taking the next step, it's like, 'Alright, men, go for it.''
Sean McDermott sweeping out Rex Ryan's coaching staff [1:55 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'It is uncertain how many more coaches McDermott will bring in, but at the minimum, he still lacks a coach for defensive backs and wide receivers.'
Rex Ryan breaks his silence, and bitterness spews out [1:54 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'It was classic motor-mouth Rex, and in many ways, served as the perfect bookend to his two-year tenure in Buffalo. He came in spewing all kinds of rhetoric that day he was introduced as the Bills’ new head coach, and now he has exited doing the same thing, albeit with a far different tone.'
Former Buffalo Bills QB Jim Kelly named among top 15 QBs of all-time by ESPN [1:53 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'Topping Clayton's list was New England Patriots QB Tom Brady. The only other active quarterback to make the list was Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (No. 10).'
Kathryn Smith among 14 coaches who won't return to Buffalo Bills [1:52 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: 'Special teams coordinator Danny Crossman is the only remaining holdover from the Rex Ryan staff. His retention seemed like good news for the rest of his staff, but after just one season as a special teams quality control coach, Kathryn Smith, a Syracuse native, is again looking for work. '
Former Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan to organization: 'F--- you guys' [1:51 AM]
Syracuse Post Standard reports: '"Supporting" a winner is all Rex ever did, unfortunately. He went seven straight seasons without a winning seasons. He went six straight seasons without the playoffs, becoming just the fourth coach since the merger to do so. His defense was a constant source of disappointment in Buffalo. In 2016 alone, he allowed three 200-yard rushing performances and had 10 players on the field for arguably the most pivotal play of the season.'
Comparing the Bills & Pats each New England Super Bowl season [1:50 AM]
Batavia Daily News reports: 'The Buffalo Bills have had few constants in those years and the shape of the franchise in Western New York has had multiple twists and turns along the way from different coaches, players, and more.'
Rex reflects: Former Buffalo coach tells off Bills [1:49 AM]
Batavia Daily News reports: '“I don’t wish (Buffalo) bad will,” Ryan said. “I don’t. But I don’t wish them luck either. I’ll be honest: I don’t wish them good luck. I don’t wish them bad luck. I just don’t wish them luck.”'
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