Week 3: Gregg Williams Quotes [11:44 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'O-Line: A lot of it is fundamentals, a lot of it is technique. Tonight it was just a physical mismatch in the respect of that they were more physical in the trenches then we were on those particular plays. We didn't match the intensity physical wise. We didn't do a very good job in that respect."'
Dolphins-Bills Game Notes [11:43 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Sam Gash: His second quarter rush attempt was his first since he had two carries for the Baltimore Ravens on 12/23/01 vs. Cincinnati.'
Who was that masked man? [8:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"It's embarrassing," defensive tackle Sam Adams said of the loss. "We didn't keep them in check. They were dragging us up and down the field. We should let this burn in our gut and go to work on Monday and go get it fixed."'
Born to run? Bills fail to prove it all night [8:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'This was supposed to be a statement game, a chance to answer some of the critics' questions, an opportunity for the Bills to show the nation and their NFL peers that they are worthy of consideration as a Super Bowl contender. Instead, the loss renewed lingering doubts about this team.'
Dolphins, Surtain let defense do the talking [8:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Surtain refrained from gloating over the victory or his team's success at keeping Moulds from being a factor. But it was obvious that Surtain will savor this game for a while.'
Grading the Bills [8:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Halfback option??? That awful call blew up worse than last week's fake punt. It took away Bills' chance at big momentum.'
Grading the Dolphins [8:57 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Give play-caller Norv Turner credit. He kept hammering away with Ricky and dominated time of possession.'
Dolphins, with power of Williams, vanquish Bills [5:28 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'It was a debacle.'
Time to think inside the box [5:27 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: '4.6 -- Drew Bledsoe’s quarterback rating in the first half, about 140 points below his final rating last week.'
That AFC title will take some work [5:26 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'A junior high ploy to get Moulds off his game? Perhaps, but it worked.'
Buffalo Bills report card [5:25 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'When Drew Bledsoe is good, he’s very good, and when he’s bad, well, he’s very bad.'
Making Bills pay [5:24 AM]
Miami Herald reports: 'The heroics were enough to overcome an offense that gave away almost as many points as it scored and tried to give the game away.'
Secondary stands out [5:23 AM]
Miami Herald reports: '''Sam and Pat and Brock and those guys really played football tonight,'' Dolphins coach Dave Wannstedt said. ``[That was] as outstanding a defensive effort as I've been around in a long time.'''
Ricky gets carried away [5:22 AM]
Miami Herald reports: 'Seemingly growing strong as the game went on, Williams added 69 yards on 14 carries in the fourth quarter.'
Bills defender gives Fiedler fits [5:21 AM]
Miami Herald reports: 'Against a Bills unit that came into the game ranked eighth in the NFL in total defense and eighth against the pass, Fiedler held his own, even though it took a while to move the offense early.'
Angry defense gets its man [5:20 AM]
Miami Herald reports: '''They changed their scheme for us, but we made mistakes and didn't make plays,'' Moulds said. ``They double-teamed all game and basically said I wasn't going to be the guy to beat them. I didn't make plays when I had a chance to. It hurt us.'''
Longest 5 yards of Fiedler's life? You be the judge [5:19 AM]
Miami Herald reports: 'Makes you wonder, too, having seen how overwhelming Miami's defense was: How in the world did these Dolphins ever lose to the Houston Texans?'
Buffalo discovers Miami's faithful never give up [5:18 AM]
Miami Herald reports: '''A true heavyweight fight on both sides,'' coach Dave Wannstedt called this nose-to-nose savagery. Say this: The Bills never quit trying or trash-talking.'
'Heavyweight fight' leaves both teams bruised, bloody [5:17 AM]
Miami Herald reports: 'A true heavyweight fight, yes. But a TKO, the loser with eyes swollen, beaten shut.'
Greg Cote and Dan Le Batard break down Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills [5:16 AM]
Miami Herald reports: 'Buffalo hasnt been slowed this way all season, and Miami reduced Drew Bledsoe and his band of merry men to a pile of dust and rubble. The Bills couldnt run, couldnt get open, couldnt breathe, and that suffocation started with the carnivores up front. Travis Henry was a Pro Bowler last year. Miami's D-line made him look like a pro bowler.'
Key matchup No. 1 [5:15 AM]
Miami Herald reports: 'Play: FS Marion intercepts a pass by Bills QB Drew Bledsoe in the end zone on third-and-goal from the Miami 8-yard line. The play stopped the second of two strong scoring threats by Buffalo in the first half as the Dolphins defense didn't allow the Bills to score an offensive point. What happened: This was a terrific bit of defense and a very poor bit of work by Bledsoe. The Dolphins were excellent in bracketing WR Josh Reed on the right side and forcing Bledsoe to stare down Moulds. Bledsoe made life worse for himself by staring at Moulds and holding the ball. Marion deftly moved in from underneath to snare the ball before Moulds had a chance.'
Bledsoe starts slow, gets worse [5:14 AM]
Miami Herald reports: '''Miami did a great job of changing things up,'' Bledsoe said. ``They threw things at us we have never seen them do. But we have to respond to the situation.'''
Royals still not back in fans' good graces [5:13 AM]
Miami Herald reports: 'Although Royals averaged a relatively decent 42 yards on three punts in the first half, the attempts were not exactly impressive.'
Dolphins stymie Bills behind Williams [5:12 AM]
Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel reports: 'Buffalo quarterback Drew Bledsoe was intercepted twice and sacked four times while throwing for only 98 yards in a 10-for-25 outing.'
Heavy dose of Ricky is the plan [5:11 AM]
Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel reports: 'The Bills eventually wore down from trying to stop Williams. He had 45 yards at halftime on 18 carries and two receptions, touching the ball on 59 percent of the Dolphins' plays.'
Bills' offense doesn't get much time to do its job [5:10 AM]
Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel reports: 'By working Williams overtime, the Dolphins were able to maintain possession for 40:50, leaving Bledsoe only 19:10 to work. The Bills came in averaging 32:30 and 346.5 yards in their first three games and had scored 69 points.'
A useful grudge is back -- no spit [5:09 AM]
Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel reports: 'It wasn't all Surtain. It was Jason Taylor jawing at Moulds as he broke the huddle. It was Marion standing over him on the Bills' first series of the third quarter, when he couldn't pull in a pass slightly in front of him. It was any other Dolphin you could think of trying to get a word in. It was a team that acted like one, guys taking up for their teammate.'
Dolphins defense full of fury [5:08 AM]
Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel reports: 'Buffalo quarterback Drew Bledsoe came off like Nancy Drew, completing 10 of 25 passes for 98 yards and a handle-with-tweezers 18.4 rating (he entered the game with a 112.5 rating). Even that overstates his night. Before its final drive, the Bills had more penalty yardage (84) than total offense (67).'
Familiarity no help to Rogers [5:07 AM]
Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel reports: 'Rogers is familiar with Buffalo special teams coach Danny Smith and much of his personnel. Smith and the Bills also are familiar with Rogers, who had a down year in 2002.'
Lights out for Bills [5:06 AM]
Palm Beach Post reports: '"This isn't shocking, this is pleasing," said defensive end Adewale Ogunleye, who had two sacks. "Drew is a future Hall of Fame quarterback. But man, we've got players all over the locker room, too."'
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