Anchor in the storm [8:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '[Tyrone] Robertson, the kid who had passed through so much fire, is now a man who feels blessed to be even in this position. It seems as if he's lived a hundred lives to get here, often times experiencing more than his 21 years would suggest.'
Local fans welcome Bills Caravan [8:25 AM]
Bradford Era reports: 'Morris also said he feels that there is a new sense of urgency this season when asked about the new coaching staff. When questioned about the differences in coaching styles, Morris said Coach Williams is more vocal and hands-on then his predecessor Wade Phillips, who, as Morris put it, was "more laid back."'
Dr.Z: Thurman should have been MVP in Giants-Bills Super Bowl [8:04 AM]
CNN/SI reports: It's a disgrace that he (Thurman) wasn't the game's MVP. I was a selector then, & I tried to convince the dim bulbs who were my fellow selectors who kept mumbling that you had to vote for a guy on the winning team that Thomas had twice the game that Anderson did. In fact, I bitched so long and so loud that I was never again a selector.
Buchsbaum comments on the Bills’ offseason survival [2:54 PM]
The Sporting News reports: Buchsbaum: For a team that lost one of the top general managers in football and a number of star players because of an enormous, impossible salary-cap situation, the Bills have survived this offseason as well as anyone could’ve expected.
Salary cap roundtable [2:52 PM]
Fox Sports reports: Salary cap roundtable hosted by Clark Judge with Tampa Bay coach Tony Dungy, Buffalo general manager Tom Donahoe, 49ers DT Dana Stubblefield, and Tom McDevitt, a managing director at Societe Generale.
New Bills coach Williams set to tackle any problem head-on [7:10 AM]
Nashville Tennessean reports: '''The young guys, they've been babied and pampered all through college. I've got to show them I don't run a day-care center. We're there to work."'
Bills' caravan to make a stop in Bradford [1:37 PM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'For area Bills' fans needing a fix, the team's caravan will make the final stop on an eight-city tour, Thursday night at Bradford's Union Square Plaza, on Davis St. at the intersection with Boylston. Several players, a few team alumni, a couple of Jills and Billy Buffalo will be at the site from 5-7 p.m.'
A great time at Bills caravan - for the fans, too [6:32 AM]
Elmira Star Gazette reports: '"I heard we had some crazy fans out here," said [Tony] Driver, a safety. "I'm going to see what they're talking about when it's sub-zero outside. But it's a nice chance to come out and meet them now."'
Brrrrr! NFL's playoff schedule isn't fan-friendly [10:44 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'If you missed it, the NFL announced this week that Saturday playoff games on Jan. 5 and Jan. 12 will be played at 4:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. to maximize the potential television audience (which has been declining on Saturday afternoons).'
Bills' No. 1 back? May the best man win [9:01 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"That's going to be a fun battle to see in training camp," Bills coach Gregg Williams said during minicamp last week. "Competition makes us all better, so I think this position will be much stronger because of that."'
Gregg Williams - Like father, like son [7:37 AM]
NFL Insider reports: Gregg Williams was raised in a household where having a strong work ethic wasn't optional.
Offseason Power Rankings [4:50 PM]
CBS Sportsline reports: 'New coach Gregg Williams' discipline will make this team better. He will have the players in shape. The draft will prove to be a good one since Nate Clements will probably start at corner, and second-round pick Travis Henry will be a steal. He has 1,000-yard potential as a rookie.'
Tackle Hicks re-signs with Bills [4:22 PM]
AP reports: 'Tackle Robert Hicks re-signed with the Buffalo Bills on Monday, returning for a fourth season with the team...Also Monday, the Bills signed safety Tony Driver, one of their three sixth-round draft picks.'
Motorcycle run to help Salvation Army [9:01 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Ruben Brown, an offensive lineman for the Buffalo Bills, will host a motorcycle run to benefit the Salvation Army at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium.'
Chargers open single-game sales June 23 [7:07 PM]
San Diego Union Tribune reports: 'Tickets [including vs. Buffalo 10/28] also may be purchased by calling TicketMaster at (619) 220-8497 or by logging on to www.chargers.com.'
Johnson looks ready to take next step [9:06 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'There is a meshing of personalities between Johnson and his new coaches.'
Bills fire away at Phillips, Flutie [5:55 AM]
Boston Herald reports: '"I really believe that Marv Levy left a championship team, a Super Bowl team here when he retired,'' Brown said. "Had he been the coach, we probably would have won one or two. When those guys (Phillips and his staff) came in, they let it fall apart."'
Chalk up Bills' camp as a success [9:02 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"The team doesn't need to lose it's focus just because we're away from here," said Bills safety Keion Carpenter. "We still have a season to play and a season to prepare for and we need to go home and take care of ourselves and come back in shape. We have to held accountable because we are professionals."'
Bills using 'Throwback' as a lesson [9:00 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"A lot of guys say special teams is a third of the game, but how many devote a third of the practice and a third of the meeting to it?" said Danny Smith, the special teams coordinator. "Well, we do here. And that's a credit to Greg."'
Johnson, Moulds heading West [5:43 AM]
D and C reports: 'Moulds said yesterday he will spend two to three weeks throwing and running with Johnson in Laguna Beach, Calif., Johnson's residence, as a final tuneup for training camp. "Generally, Rob works out with different receivers on the West Coast so I said I'll be there to work on our timing before camp," Moulds said.'
Signing draft picks Bills top priority, Donahoe says [8:30 PM]
AP reports: 'Donahoe's goal is to get all five signed by the end of the month in order to give himself and his staff some time off before training camp, which opens on July 29.'
Bills united as they wrap up minicamp [8:29 PM]
AP reports: 'If the new year began with turmoil and uncertainty following a major front-office purge, the new executive group headed by president Tom Donahoe and rookie head coach Gregg Williams appear to have steadied the Bills' ship.'
Bills' Williams maximizing mini-camps [1:32 PM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'Williams' no-nonsense approach has gotten the attention of the young Bills, desperate for some discipline after the laid-back posture of his predecessor, Wade Phillips. He meticulously checks attendance at the "voluntary" workouts, using them as a yardstick for a player's commitment to the team.'
Moore apologizes for incidents [9:00 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Moore, 24, apologized to the organization and his teammates because he believes his recent legal problems have been a distraction. Moore met with Bills coach Gregg Williams for 45 minutes following the team's two-hour minicamp workout on Wednesday.'
Moore returns to Buffalo for mini-camp practice [5:44 AM]
D and C reports: '"What happens, happens," he said. "Coach Williams controls if I make this team or not."'
Bills sign Williams [8:25 PM]
AP reports: 'Vanderbilt defensive back Jimmy Williams became the latest in the string of draft picks to sign with the Buffalo Bills.'
Moore finally arrives at Buffalo minicamp [4:29 PM]
AP reports: '"I want to apologize to the entire Buffalo Bills organization," Moore said Wednesday. "In my heart, I feel I have been a distraction."'
New England claims CB Ray Hill [4:27 PM]
AP reports: 'Hill was re-signed by the Bills as a free agent Nov. 22, 2000, and waived on June 1.'
Camp is a scream for Clements [9:02 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"All rookies come in thinking they own the world, and they don't," Williams said. "Not around me, they don't. He's going to have to earn it. These guys are expecting him to earn it. You have to learn it's a different gear, so I always like picking on him."'
Schobel hopes for a taste of life in NFL [9:01 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"Coming from high school to college it was a lot faster and I had to work a lot harder to get where the older guys were at that point, just to play at their level," Aaron said. "Somehow I got there and then I got a little faster than everyone else, played a little faster. Now I'm here and I'm hoping I can catch up and maybe even get ahead and then this won't seem so fast."'
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