Dolphins find RB in Morris, but not a win [12:47 PM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'The Dolphins were always seen as a title contender with their premiere back, because they could control the clock and rest their powerful defense. Morris showed glimpses that he can help Miami back to its winning ingredient.'
Spikes got the Bills ‘rolling’ [12:47 PM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'The crowd of 72,714 had only 1,253 no-shows.'
Now the Bills have another problem at RB [12:46 PM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'So no matter how hard McGahee ran on Sunday, Henry’s credentials for toughness are well in place. However, the youngster made a case for more playing time and that’s become Mularkey’s problem ... and not a totally pleasant one.'
McGahee Shines In Buffalo's First Win [10:11 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Unfortunately, the only one that thinks Sam Adams is playing well is Sam Adams. Mularkey made an example out of Bobby Shaw last week. For about 750-thousand dollars of cap space it's well over due to make another. Adams should be told Monday to clean out his locker. I think the Bills can easily go 7-and-14 without him just as easily as they did with him. Adams is lazy in practice and during games and expects to be treated like a super star. He's also very, very out of shape and fat. The act is getting tired.'
Worst to firsts [8:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"This is what I told my O-line," McGahee said, " "All you have to do is block the D-line. Don't worry about the linebackers, and I'll get the secondary.' "'
McGahee is worthy of feature presentation [8:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The question now is, what do you do when Henry comes back?'
Victory proves Mularkey's making progress [8:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Mularkey has never deviated from the course. He's never bought into the empty, wishful promise of desperate times requiring absurdly desperate measures, even as 0-0 became 0-4. From the onset of minicamp he's carried the flag for hard-nosed, common-sense football, only to discover that common sense isn't so common. His Bills would do the darndest things to beat themselves, and then, the next week, do them all over again.'
Edwards' play sends Adams to bench [8:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Bills coach Mike Mularkey said Adams was pulled because the team felt backup Ron Edwards played better. Edwards finished the game with a career-high two sacks and four tackles. "We just felt like we were getting done what we wanted done with Ron Edwards," Mularkey said. "He was being extremely disruptive and just kept that flow going."'
Bills' offensive line shoves back [8:56 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"I'll tell you what, they did a tremendous job for me today," said quarterback Drew Bledsoe. "They did a great job in the running game, and in the passing game I had plenty of time to throw. We accounted for (Miami's) one guy that is truly a special pass rusher, and the other guys just stood up and gave me great time to throw the ball today."'
O.J. has suite time watching Bills win [8:55 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'He accepted an invitation to sit in the luxury box from Chris Hall, a former Lockport resident who lives in South Florida. "I'm a little surprised that it's been so long since I've been back," Simpson said. "My whole point to my friends was that I was going to be under the radar. I came here to watch a football game, and that's that. That's what I'm doing."'
Morris' return is a fine one [8:55 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"I don't gain my motivation and desire from outside circumstances," he said. "If that was the case, next week we're playing the Rams, and I never played for them, so . . . I get motivation from myself. My best game did happen to come against my old team. That's kind of the way it plays out sometimes."'
Win No. 1: That's a wrap [8:54 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'It was a cold, windy day at the Ralph, but it didn't seem to bother the 72,714 fans.'
Grading the Bills [8:53 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Wannstedt must think he's still coaching Charles Haley, Ken Norton and Darren Woodson on Dallas' awesome defense. Fish are way too vanilla.'
Everyone Just Calls Him `Coach' [7:31 AM]
Lakeland Ledger reports: '"I was the anti-Christ of the Buffalo Bills, but that was good for ratings," he said.'
Off and running [5:14 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '"It's excitement right now because you never know what that first win can do for you. It can turn your season around. I think the guys are excited about it," Moulds said.'
Hey, Ralph loves smash-mouth [5:13 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '"That's what you have to do to win," said Bledsoe. "When you can line up with them knowing you're going to run the ball and you're still able to do it and run 6 1/2 minutes off the clock, that's how you win ballgames in this league."'
At last, a chance to savor a victory [5:12 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'To boot, the Bills had to overcome another hefty total of penalties, missed tackles, negative plays and suspect coaching moves. But they won.'
McGahee's effort rewards patient Bills [5:12 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '"He has a chance to be a great back," gushed Wilson, who received a game ball on his 86th birthday. "He hits that line hard and he might get stopped, but he winds up barreling through for another three or four yards."'
An unbeaten NFL team is possible; can Miami win? [5:11 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'The most likely spots for a Miami victory are home against Arizona Nov. 7, at San Francisco Nov. 28, and home against Buffalo on Dec. 5.'
The Two-Minute Read [5:11 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Play of the game: Aaron Schobel's third-down sack of Jay Fiedler with seven minutes to go in the game that turned out to be Miami's last offensive play.'
Buffalo Bills report card [5:10 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Running backs: Let the running back controversy begin.'
McGahee erases doubts [5:09 AM]
Toronto Star reports: 'But most of the team's success came from short passing and power runs by McGahee. "He hits the line and he gets stopped, but he keeps going and picks up three or four more yards," an admiring Wilson said as he cradled the game ball, given to him by Bledsoe. "Am I happy with smash-mouth football? Today, yes," the owner added with a smile.'
Former UM standout saves his best for last [5:08 AM]
Miami Herald reports: '''He made a lot of yards after first contact,'' Mularkey said. ``He kept some of those runs going just by second effort.'''
Bills' extra attention helps stymie Taylor's pass rushing [5:07 AM]
Miami Herald reports: 'While Taylor tried to dismiss the attention he is getting from other teams, it's clear to everyone that opponents are simply not allowing Taylor to get going. He has only two sacks in six games, also because the Dolphins can't get opponents into obvious passing situations. ''There's a point where [the constant double-teaming] can effect you and you look for it too much,'' Taylor said. ``Have I gotten to that point? Sure I have, at times. You kind of glance and look . . . you get earholed so much that it effects you a little bit, but that's all part of the game. You have to take the hits and move on.'''
Long wait over as Mularkey gets his first victory [5:06 AM]
Miami Herald reports: '''I was really proud of our team and happy for them because they're working hard,'' Mularkey said. ``It was a close game, and they won a close game against a division opponent. So it was good.'''
McGahee makes case for starter [5:05 AM]
Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel reports: 'How does it feel for a kid who grew up in Miami to beat the Dolphins for the first time? "I was never a Dolphins fan," he said. "I have nothing against them, but growing up I was a Cowboys fan. I liked watching Emmitt Smith, Michael Irvin and Deion [Sanders]."'
Bledsoe fakes out Dolphins on 5-yard TD pass [5:04 AM]
Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel reports: 'Buffalo was in a running formation, and Bledsoe faked a handoff to McGahee (21). On the snap of the ball, however, tight end Mark Campbell (84) sprinted off his tight formation to the end zone. Dolphins linebacker Morlon Greenwood (52) bit on the run fake, and by the time he realized his mistake, Campbell was wide open for a touchdown pass from Bledsoe.'
McGahee starts with heavy load for Bills [5:03 AM]
Palm Beach Post reports: '"I knew it was going to be a tough game," McGahee said. "I knew I wasn't going to go out and bust the first run or anything like that, because you have to get into a rhythm. Running backs have to get into a rhythm in order to make something happen."'
McGahee impresses Dolphins [5:02 AM]
Florida Today reports: '"He's a little bigger than I thought. He did the things he did in college, and we're not college players."'
Monday's Miami Coverage [5:01 AM]
Miami now NFL's only winless team (Miami Herald)
Former UM standout saves his best for last (Miami Herald)
Productive day for former 'Cane (Miami Herald)
Bills' extra attention helps stymie Taylor's pass rushing (Miami Herald)
How will Huizenga handle this mess? (Miami Herald)
No change expected at QB (Miami Herald)
Long wait over as Mularkey gets his first victory (Miami Herald)
Owner mum on 0-6 start (Miami Herald)
Keys to the game (Miami Herald)
Strategy corner (Miami Herald)
Grading the Dolphins (Miami Herald)
Game photos (Miami Herald)
Dolphins (0-6) alone at the bottom (Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel)
Defense reaches breaking point (Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel)
Dolphins at rock bottom? Maybe not yet (Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel)
Morris' good start: Career-best 91 yards (Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel)
McGahee makes case for starter (Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel)
Offense can't find a rhythm (Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel)
Bledsoe fakes out Dolphins on 5-yard TD pass (Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel)
just lose, baby (Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel)
Photo gallery (Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel)
Even the defense falters in the 4th (Palm Beach Post)
Taylor (no tackles, no sacks): 'I'm very ashamed' (Palm Beach Post)
Morris sparkles, for a half, anyway (Palm Beach Post)
McGahee starts with heavy load for Bills (Palm Beach Post)
Some players are kidding themselves (Palm Beach Post)
Sixth interception by Fiedler yields TD (Palm Beach Post)
Buffalo gives Miami a chill (Florida Today)
McGahee impresses Dolphins (Florida Today)
Picked-off passes still nightmare (Florida Today)
Though painful, 0-16 may be Dolphins' only salvation (Vero Beach Press Journal)
Dolphins-Bills Post-Game Notes (MiamiDolphins.com)
Photo Gallery (MiamiDolphins.com)
Latest Buffalo Bills Discussions:
|09/11||@ Baltimore Ravens||1:00 pm|
|09/15||New York Jets||8:25 pm|
|09/25||Arizona Cardinals||1:00 pm|
|10/02||@ New England Patriots||1:00 pm|
|10/09||@ Los Angeles Rams||4:25 pm|
|10/16||San Francisco 49ers||1:00 pm|
|10/23||@ Miami Dolphins||1:00 pm|
|10/30||New England Patriots||1:00 pm|
|11/07||@ Seattle Seahawks||8:30 pm|
|11/20||@ Cincinnati Bengals||1:00 pm|
|11/27||Jacksonville Jaguars||1:00 pm|
|12/4||@ Oakland Raiders||4:05 pm|
|12/11||Pittsburgh Steelers||1:00 pm|
|12/18||Cleveland Browns||1:00 pm|
|12/24||Miami Dolphins||1:00 pm|
|01/01||@ New York Jets||1:00 pm|