Notes, quotes, anecdotes [5:06 AM]
CBS Sportsline reports: 'LB Takeo Spikes seems to have cooled off after an eye-opening start for his new team. Spikes has been in on tackles, but he hasn't been involved in creating a turnover since the Week 3 loss in Miami.'
Can anybody defend Gregg? [5:05 AM]
WGRZ-TV reports: 'I’m not jumping to the defense of Williams here, but I also think Donahoe and Wilson need to be absolutely certain they have no alternative before pulling the plug on the Gregg Williams tenure.'
Considering Changes At The Top? [5:04 AM]
WIVB-TV reports: 'Let's not single out Gregg Williams among the coaches. Kevin Gilbride seems lost. The offense has been pitiful. They have no identity and no ability to put points on the board. Fullback Sam Gash said they're a "finesse" offense. If that's the case, why is a blocking fullback like Gash even here? Why didn't they keep Larry Centers. If it's a finesse team, why did they dump Jay Riemersma, and add a blocking tight end like Mark Campbell? Perhaps G-M Tom Donahoe needed to change more than his personel in the off-season. If he wanted a smash mouth running game he should have changed his offensive coordinator. The Head Coach certainly isn't mandating a smash mouth running game, and if he is, Gilbride isn't listening.'
The Day After: Gregg Williams Comments [5:03 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: "It's never good when you get beat 30-3. There are some good things that go in losses and there's some bad things that go in wins. In all three phases we've got to make corrections and we've got to move on."
Sneak Peek @ Next Week: Buffalo Bills [11:04 PM]
Redskins.com reports: 'Steve Spurrier Comments: "We didn't play very well against Tampa Bay and we'll need to regroup. Buffalo's a good team and we'll need to play better if we want to win next week."'
Bills reeling after dropping three of four [10:39 PM]
AP reports: 'The Bills are particularly struggling against the run. It's not what was expected from a unit bolstered by the offseason additions of linebackers Takeo Spikes and Jeff Posey, defensive tackle Sam Adams and safety Lawyer Milloy.'
WR Moulds could resume practicing this week [10:38 PM]
AP reports: '``We would hope that he would be able to get back out there sometime next week,'' he said.'
Jets flatten Buffalo Bills for 1st win [1:24 PM]
Staten Island Advance reports: 'Meanwhile, Henry managed to rush for only 53 yards on 18 carries and Bledsoe was under constant attack by New York's pass rush. The last time the Jets had seven sacks in a game was a 34-17 win over New England in 2000.'
Jets give team effort and keep things interesting [1:23 PM]
Asbury Park Press/Home News Tribune reports: 'So here we are again, back at 1-4 with fans wondering what took so long to get in gear and the players rallying around Edwards to do enough to keep the faithful from reaching for the remote.'
2001 first-rounder returns to favor [1:22 PM]
Asbury Park Press/Home News Tribune reports: 'The Jets did not draft him No. 16 overall two years ago to be a nice complementary player. They picked him to change the game with one play, which the Bills found out he can still do just fine.'
Bills Fans Left Wondering After 30-3 Loss [1:21 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '"A lot of meaningful things were said by our teammates," said Ruben Brown. "All of them were taken to heart because everyone in here is a competitor and no one wants to lose. Hopefully those words will sink in and we will figure what it is that's causing us to fall apart."'
Pass Defense Leads the Way [1:20 PM]
NewYorkJets.com reports: 'Shaun Ellis and Jason Ferguson (2 sacks each) led a 7-sack charge by the defense. Sam Cowart also had a sack, while James Reed and Dewayne Robertson each recorded their first of the season. For Robertson, the Jets #1 draft pick, it was the first of his career.'
Jets Master Running Game on Both Sides of the Ball [1:19 PM]
NewYorkJets.com reports: 'Not only were the Jets able to run the ball, they were able to limit the Bills’ rushing attack as well.'
Jets get airborne this time [1:18 PM]
Bergen Record reports: 'Speaking of direction, the Bills don't like the way they're headed. After a 2-0 start that had some suggesting they were championship timber, they have lost three of four and become the closest team the Jets can start to think of overhauling in the AFC East standings.'
Jets' defense is key [1:17 PM]
Bergen Record reports: 'Glenn had four tackles, including three solos, and a pass breakup. Hobson, who suffered a rib injury, had two solo tackles, including one for a loss.'
Jets odds and ends [1:16 PM]
Bergen Record reports: 'Conway dealt with his situation smartly on Sunday. He had only two catches from Vinny Testaverde, but they produced 41 yards and each converted a third-and-short on a touchdown march. Conway also drew a 15-yard pass interference call on Nate Clements on a second-quarter field goal drive.'
Quarter by quarter [1:15 PM]
Bergen Record reports: 'The key: Bills' center Trey Teague sends a shotgun snap over Drew Bledsoe's head and Bryan Thomas recovers at the Buffalo 17, setting up the 27-yard field goal by Brien.'
Game balls [1:14 PM]
Bergen Record reports: 'The four-year veteran recorded two sacks to lead a defense that had seven on the day. The Jets accomplished this despite being without their best pass rusher, John Abraham (deactivated).'
No excuse for Buffalo's pathetic performance [1:13 PM]
Niagara Falls Reporter reports: 'On this day, Democrat, Republican and Anarchist could agree on one point -- the Bills stunk worse than New Jersey usually does.'
Bills continue to deflate after 2-0 start to season [1:12 PM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'As Williams noted, “We’re 3-3 ... that’s what we are.”'
Bills have plenty of bad to go around [1:11 PM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'And, finally, there was quarterback Vinny Testaverde, who had thrown only two touchdown passes over the first four games. On Sunday, the soon-to-be-40-year-old tossed three in the first 43 minutes.'
A turn for the worse [9:05 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"We sleepwalked," said Bills owner Ralph C. Wilson Jr. "We didn't have any emotion. We just haven't shown any enthusiasm, not today, not for the last three weeks."'
Bills' offense continues to sputter [9:04 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The bottom line is the Bills can't sustain drives long enough to produce points. They were just 5 of 15 on third downs and are converting just 36.6 percent for the season.'
Crushing loss is low point of Williams era [9:03 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'It was an utter and complete embarrassment, the sort of game that gets a coach fired.'
Special teams not so special [9:02 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"We can't beat ourselves, and that's what we did today," said Kevin Thomas. "We just killed ourselves with poor technique. (Moss) is a good player, but we just broke down fundamentally and didn't get off blocks. When you don't make plays, you give up big plays. We can't afford those mistakes."'
Monday Billboard [9:01 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Bills fullback Sam Gash, asked if the loss was discouraging. "A loss like today? Hell yes, it's discouraging. It's embarrassing, because it makes us look like we are a finesse kind of team. We don't have that kind of personnel to be a finesse team."'
Jets soar, Bills bore [5:17 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Bad on offense, bad on defense, bad on special teams, bad in the coaching department.'
Gilbride using pass far too often [5:16 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Right now, the only thing the Bills are doing well is shoveling it.'
Bledsoe needs to change now [5:15 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'In the last seven road games dating back to 2002, the Bills are 1-6, the lone win coming at lowly Jacksonville last month. In those games Bledsoe has thrown 5 TD passes and 12 interceptions and has been sacked 24 times.'
Buffalo Bills report card [5:14 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Offensive line...A total meltdown. F.'
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