Posts Tagged ‘Buffalo Bills’

Marv Levy throws his support behind Frank Reich in taking over Colts

Monday, February 12th, 2018

Former Buffalo Bills head coach Marv Levy was effusive in his praise of new Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich. Via Mike Wells of ESPN.com, Levy spoke highly of the former Bills backup quarterback whom he spent nine years coaching in Buffalo. “I was pulling very hard for him to get the job,” Levy said.

Take two: Frank Reich will be Indianapolis Colts’ new head coach

Sunday, February 11th, 2018

Frank Reich getting the Indianapolis Colts head coaching job this offseason might have been even more improbable than his most famous football moment. Reich, who led the Buffalo Bills to the biggest comeback in NFL history against the Houston Oilers after the Bills trailed 35-3, was the beneficiary of Josh McDaniels changing his mind. According to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, Reich will be the Colts next head coach, a job McDaniels incredibly turned down hours after agreeing to it (and weeks after the Colts assumed he’d take it when he officially could).

Hall of Famer Jim Kelly has gallbladder removed

Saturday, February 10th, 2018

Buffalo Bills great and Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly, who has battled head and neck cancer in recent years, had his gallbladder removed. "And within 24 hours my dad was in the room next to her after having to get his gallbladder removed. It is unclear what precipitated Kelly needing to have his gallbladder removed, according to the Buffalo News.

Let’s take a look at the candidates to be the Colts’ next head coach

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Among the memorable lines from Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard’s memorable press conference addressed the Colts having to settle for their second option at head coach. Josh McDaniels agreed to the Colts job and then backed out hours later, a stunning reversal that left the Colts embarrassed and needing a new coach. The Colts, in the most backward way possible, got lucky.

Buffalo, New York: The One That Got Away

Sunday, February 4th, 2018

Buffalo, New York, is a sports city with a drinking problem. It wasn’t the devastatingly cursed Buffalo Bills that gave me grief about my afflicted hometown, or the fact that the Buffalo Sabres have been in a pit of athletic despair since the 1997 Stanley Cup finals. You see, Buffalo is kind of like the guy your parents wish you’d marry: friendly, wholesome, safe, dependable, charming even.

Eagles tackle Jason Peters won’t let an injury ruin his long-awaited Super Bowl experience

Saturday, February 3rd, 2018

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Jason Peters waited a long time to be a part of a team like this. Peters’ season seems like cruel irony. Peters had never been a part of a playoff win, losing all three times he made it in his first 13 seasons.

Report: Bills dismiss defensive backs coach Gill Byrd

Monday, January 29th, 2018

Despite making the playoffs for the first time in nearly two decades, the Buffalo Bills have still decided to make multiple changes to their coaching staff this offseason. According to Tim Graham of the Buffalo News, the Bills have dismissed defensive backs coach Gill Byrd. Byrd’s departure comes on the heels of the team firing offensive coordinator Rick Dennison, axing key members of their analytics staff and having defensive line coach Mike Waufle retire.

AP source: Bills’ Wood retirement on hold over bonus issue

Monday, January 29th, 2018

Center Eric Wood's retirement is on hold over questions about whether the Buffalo Bills can ask him to return a portion of the contract bonus he received for signing a two-year extension in August, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. According to the NFL's collective bargaining agreement, teams can ask for a portion of bonus money to be returned if a player retires before his contract expires. The person said the discrepancy is the reason Wood did not announce his retirement as anticipated during a news conference on Monday.

Bills center Wood retiring after diagnosed with neck injury

Friday, January 26th, 2018

Eric Wood's first NFL career playoff appearance will have to be his last. The Buffalo Bills veteran center and respected leader stunningly revealed on Friday that a debilitating neck injury has left him with no choice but to retire after nine seasons. In a statement released by the Bills on the team's Twitter account, Wood said the injury was discovered during his season-ending physical.

AP Sources: Bills center Eric Wood intends to retire

Friday, January 26th, 2018

Two people with direct knowledge of the situation have confirmed to The Associated Press that Buffalo Bills veteran center Eric Wood is retiring because of a neck injury. The people spoke to The AP on the condition of anonymity Friday because Wood and the Bills haven't announced the decision. SCOUT Fantasy Sports first reported the news on its Twitter account earlier in the day. The decision comes as a surprise after Wood happily looked forward to next season a day after the Bills' season ended with a 10-3 loss to Jacksonville in the AFC wild card playoff on Jan. 7. It was Buffalo's first postseason appearance in 18 years. Wood, who completed his ninth year with Buffalo, was the team's second-longest