Bills ticket prices to stay at 2003 level [8:51 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Meanwhile, the Bills may try to lure former Cincinnati and Tampa Bay coach Sam Wyche out of retirement to work with quarterbacks. Wyche gave Mularkey his break into coaching in Tampa.'
No hike in Bills ticket prizes [5:20 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Overall, Mularkey has retained five of former coach Gregg Wiliams’ 15 assistants but none on offense.'
Steelers have to keep Bettis [5:19 AM]
Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports: 'Buffalo Bills general manager Tom Donahoe gets the Salesman of the Year award hands down for selling Mike Mularkey to Bills owner Ralph Wilson after the lousy year Mularkey and the Steelers' offense had. Donahoe had better get it right with Mularkey. He already has blown one coaching hire, firing Gregg Williams after just three seasons. Wilson should fire Donahoe before he get the chance to hire a third head coach.'
Bills Continue Hiring [5:18 AM]
RNews.com reports: 'New to the Buffalo Bills are tight ends coach Frank Verducci, offensive assistant Mike Miller and strength and conditioning coach Brad Roll. Verducci comes to Buffalo from Dallas in 2002, he didn't coach last year; Millar arrives from Pittsburgh and Roll from Miami.'
Giants add Gilbride as QB coach [9:52 PM]
The Sports Network reports: 'The Giants have made several additions to their coaching staff under new head coach Tom Coughlin, most notably former Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride as their quarterbacks coach.'
Bills ticket prices stay steady in '04 [4:23 PM]
Business First of Buffalo reports: 'That maintains the Bills' average ticket price at approximately $41. According to figures published in 2003 by Team Marketing Report, that is the third lowest in the National Football League, behind Atlanta and Arizona. The TMR report said the average NFL ticket price in 2003 was $52.95.'
Bills hire three assistants, promote one [4:22 PM]
AP reports: 'New head coach Mike Mularkey also added tight ends coach Frank Verducci, offensive assistant Mike Miller, and strength and conditioning coach Brad Roll.'
Bills Promote Jones; Add Three To Coaching Staff [3:03 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'The Bills announced that the team has promoted strength and conditioning coordinator Rusty Jones and added three more assistants to the staff of head coach Mike Mularkey. Jones will have his duties and responsibilities expanded in the newly created position of Director of Physical Development.'
No Increase For Bills Tickets [3:03 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'The Bills announced that the team’s ticket prices will not increase for the 2004 season.'
Bills hire Tolbert [8:51 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Bills also are expected to add Brad Roll to their strength and conditioning staff, joining Rusty Jones. Roll has been assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Miami Dolphins.'
Bills hire assistant coach [5:16 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Tolbert spent last season coaching receivers for the Arizona Cardinals, his first NFL job after nine seasons at the college level.'
Giants name Gilbride QB coach [5:15 AM]
New York Daily News reports: 'Gilbride, 53, was Coughlin's first offensive coordinator in Jacksonville. "He works extremely well with quarterbacks," Coughlin said in a statement.'
Jints ink coaches [5:14 AM]
New York Post reports: '"Before I hired Kevin in Jacksonville," Coughlin said, "I talked to Warren Moon about him and Warren was emphatic about how much Kevin meant to his career and development. He is a determined, strong personality who really excels in game planning and on game day."'
Coughlin to hold court [5:13 AM]
White Plains Journal News reports: 'The hiring of Gilbride could make for an interesting mix with Kerry Collins. Gilbride was formerly a major proponent of the old “Run and Shoot” offense, a trend that emphasized quarterback mobility. Collins is a stationary pocket-passer who has proven mostly ineffective when on the run.'
All Football Coach Finalists Withdraw [5:12 AM]
Cornell Daily Sun reports: 'The third finalist, former Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride, was offered the job by athletic director Andy Noel late Friday night. Gilbride, however, declined the job after being offered the position of quarterbacks coach of the New York Giants. "Kevin was offered a job by Coach [Tom] Coughlin with the Giants," Noel said. "He wasn't able to tell me that yet on Saturday because it wasn't official, but to say I was surprised is a big understatement. We had fully expected that he would be on campus for our football banquet on Saturday night."'
Team that is all business could have the edge [5:11 AM]
Nashville Tennessean reports: 'Some players — and teams — don't understand that until it's too late. When he returned to the Super Bowl with the Falcons in 1999, former Bills linebacker Cornelius Bennett said excessive partying was a key reason Buffalo went 0-4 in the big game. ''Let's just say we thought we were THE party team of the 1990s,'' Bennett said. ''What we did was cheat ourselves and get caught up with the Super Bowl hype. ... It's the biggest party in world, and we were world-class party people. Everyone tried to outdo everyone. I look back now and think of it as wasted opportunities.'''
Tolbert The Latest To Join Bills' Staff [4:34 PM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Tolbert comes to Buffalo with just one year of NFL experience under his belt. It came last year, where he coached receivers with the Arizona Cardinals.'
Bills hire Tolbert as receivers coach [4:22 PM]
AP reports: 'Tolbert replaces Fred Graves, who was hired by Cleveland last week.'
Tolbert Joins Bills As Receivers Coach [3:48 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Tolbert comes to Buffalo after spending last season coaching the same position with the Arizona Cardinals. Prior to that, he coached for nine seasons at the college level including stops at Louisiana-Monroe (1994-97), Auburn (1998), Louisiana-Lafayette (1999-01) and Florida (2002). A native of Conroe, TX, Tolbert was a three-year letter-winner as a receiver at LSU from 1988-90.'
Gilbride rejoins his mentor [12:31 PM]
Houston Chronicle reports: Kevin Gilbride has landed on his feet again. Fired as Buffalo's offensive coordinator in the Gregg Williams purge, Gilbride has been reunited with Tom Coughlin with the Giants. Gilbride accepted Coughlin's offer rather than become the head coach at Cornell. When Coughlin was Jacksonville's coach, he hired Gilbride as OC after the Oilers fired him. Coughlin and Gilbride did so well with the Jaguars, helping them reach the AFC Championship Game in 1996, their second season, that Gilbride was hired as San Diego's head coach.
Norwood's miss in '91 was Super costly for Bills [5:15 AM]
Washington Times reports: 'After making 18 of 29 attempts the following season, Norwood left the Bills — run out of town, some said. No other NFL team picked him up despite his impressive lifetime record. Rightly or wrongly, his association with failure made him a pariah.'
Buffalo Bills fans get a kick out of story [5:14 AM]
Vancouver Columbian reports: 'In Nick Daschel's profile of Buffalo Bills kicker Rian Lindell, Lindell talked about how intense Bills fans are about their team. It appears the Mountain View High School grad was prophetic, because that profile became the most-requested story from the newspaper last week, thanks to links from several Bills websites.'
Duke's Diary [5:13 AM]
Elmira Star Gazette reports: 'I was on the Buffalo sideline for the first half. After one play, Gregg Williams, the Buffalo coach, yelled to one of his players, "Catch the ball, you trout-mouth rookie." During a timeout a few plays later, I walked over to him and said, "Coach, what the heck is a trout-mouth rookie?" He laughed and said when someone looks confused and has his mouth open like a fish, he calls him trout mouth.'
Eagles don't fit the Bills [5:04 PM]
phillyBurbs.com reports: 'In Buffalo, though, putting the Eagles in the Bills’ elite league is considered not only inaccurate, but a little insulting. If you're going to keep reminding Buffalo of its bumbles, at least find a team that bumbles on the biggest stage.'
Krumrie to stay with Bills [9:10 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Krumrie, 43, was pursued by Washington earlier this month to serve on the new staff of Joe Gibbs, but the Bills did not give the Redskins permission to speak with him.'
Talent, timing, track record elevated Mularkey [9:09 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Why did Mularkey outpoint Weis on the Bills' scorecard? Here's my opinion...'.
Fox gives Mularkey a blueprint [5:25 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Yes, it is Super Bowl Week, also known as Melancholy Week for Buffalo Bills fans, who know Fox as the guy who slipped through general manager Tom Donahoe’s hands three years ago.'
Preds defender signs with Bills [5:24 AM]
Orlando Sentinel reports: 'Carter likely will play in NFL Europe and then join the Bills during training camp.'
Metzelaars scored a big 1st for Panthers [5:23 AM]
Charlotte Observer reports: '"Buffalo or Carolina, let's see," says Metzelaars with a laugh. "In April there's still snow on the ground in Buffalo and in Augusta they're wearing golf shirts."'
Buffalo retains Krumrie as line coach [5:16 PM]
The Sports Network reports: 'Krumrie joined the Bills last season after eight seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals.'
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