Short Seattle-based review of game.
BillsBeat - August 15, 1999
Holmgren seems a bit grumpy.
‘It was not a stellar exhibition opener for either team’s offensive starters.’
Game capsule of Bills victory over Seatlle.
BillsBeat - August 14, 1999
‘It’s conceded that Doug Flutie will be the regular-season starter at quarterback off his inspired effort a year ago. But former first-stringer Rob Johnson is pressing him and, by most accounts, has outplayed Flutie in training camp.’
‘Today’s game will be the first live local broadcast of a sporting event in High Definition Television (HDTV). The system is shown on a horizontal screen (16X9) and gives a panoramic view. It offers five times more resolution than current TV signals, and it has twice the sharpness and CD-quality sound.’
‘The Bills, not looking to restart the debate of who will play quarterback, elected Doug Flutie as their leader. However, if backup Rob Johnson can string together a couple of fine performances in exhibition games, dare we say the words “quarterback controversy.”‘
Another TSN team report. Rookies get good reviews.