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Small steps for Byrd post-surgery - BuffaloBills.com
"With about a four month rehab on tap for Byrd it’s unclear at this point if he’ll be a full scale participant at the beginning of the team’s offseason conditioning program, which usually begins in late March. Right now Byrd is not concerning himself with deadlines, only on improving each day."

DUI trial set in Va. for ex-NFL star Bruce Smith - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
"Former NFL star Bruce Smith is set for trial on a drunken driving charge in Virginia Beach. The trial is scheduled to begin Thursday. Smith was convicted in General District Court in July and given a 90-day suspended jail term, but he appealed to Circuit Court."

BSD Exclusive: Adam Schefter Interview : Buffalo Sports Daily
"'Money would not have been the issue,' Schefter said. 'Buffalo was willing to step up, from everything I’ve been told, just as they were willing to step up for Mike Shanahan. When people accept life-changing jobs, it’s usually a gut feeling, and the sense I’ve gotten is that it didn’t feel like the right job at the right time for Cowher.'"

Team in Transition
Top 10 Coaching Candidates For The Buffalo Bills | Bleacher Report

A humorous look at the Bills coaching plight. Guys on the list include Dick Jauron, Sutton Schottenheimer (Brian's son), Lane Kiffin, Conan O'Brien, and OJ Simpson.

Russ Grimm should make the Hall of Fame just for this story - Shutdown Corner - NFL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
The best reason ever for Russ Grimm to be the new coach of the Bills involves a hot dog and the Washington Redskins huddle.

BillBoard: Grimm & Mularkey
Mark Gaughan says Russ Grimm, who worked with Mike Mularkey in Pittsburgh, may not look too favorably on the Bills organization after what transpired in the beginning of last decade. I would find that hard to believe since I think both sides parted somewhat amicably.

Just Say No | Democrat and Chronicle | Three-Point Stance
Sal Maiorana brings up the curious tale of Jason Garrett as Brian Schottenheimer turns down the Bills. He also gives his thoughts to this point on the search.

Schottenheimer decides not to interview with Bills | ProFootballTalk.com
"Schottenheimer apparently believes that future head-coaching opportunities will come. And for more on this point, we yield the remainder of our time to Jason Garrett."

PFT Daily: January 13, 2010 | ProFootballTalk.com
Mike Florio says the Bills aren't moving fast enough on their coaching search.

Report: Kugler to Steelers – Inside The Bills
"Kugler was forced to field six different offensive tackles tandems and nine different offensive line lineups in 2009, and more than once had to get a newly signed player ready to start in a matter of four days or less (see: Jamon Meredith, Kendall Simmons). The Bills line was a mess all season, but to lay it at the feet of Kugler would be missing the mark. The Steelers line also has some improving to do, but something tells me Kugler will be able to handle it."

Steelers hire Bills O-line coach Kugler - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Tim Graham says Kugler took a step up in organizations and the woes of the Bills line weren't his fault.

If father knows best, Jets are long Schott - NYPOST.com
If Brian Schottenheimer got a head coaching job, Marty wouldn't be part of the package. Could that have been a reason he turned down the Bills' offer to work with Buddy Nix?

AP source: Redskins hire Haslett to coach defense : The Buffalo News
"[Former Bills linebacker and speculated head coach candidate] Jim Haslett agreed Tuesday to become the Washington Redskins' defensive coordinator, the second major hire for new coach Mike Shanahan."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - An endorsement for Frazier
"'In the mold of a Tony Dungy or a Mike Tomlin, I would say he’s going to be a pretty good football coach,' said Larry Fitzgerald, Sr., writer for the National Programming Network. 'He was probably a better player than both of those guys, and then he’s been a pretty good coach. He’s a good person… quality individual with tremendous character.'"

Schottenheimer latest to shun Bills - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Do the Buffalo Bills have the worst head-coaching job in the entire NFL? It's difficult to argue otherwise when they keep getting turned down for interviews."

Adding Fewell to the Fire - Windy City Gridiron
"Which way will Perry Fewell sway? New York or Chicago?" Oh and he drops a Dick Jauron as DC reference... as a joke.

More News
Joe D. holding raffle for big game – Inside The Bills

"Bills Hall of Famer Joe DeLamielleure is holding a charity raffle, which includes tickets to the big game in Miami in February with proceeds going to the City of Children orphanage run by his former Michigan State teammate John Shinsky."

2010 NFL Draft
Rolando McClain NFL Draft scouting report - Mocking The Draft

An in-depth looks at one of the draft's biggest stars by SBN's draft blog.

Tweets
Twitter / Nic Harris

Procedure went well on my knee, keep me and my family in your prayers, thanks twam!

Twitter / WGR's Nicholas Mendola
So the #Steelers fired a 2006 #Bills assistant o-line coach and replaced him with... the Bills 2009 o-line coach? And they win Super Bowls?

Twitter / Kawika Mitchell
When r we gettin a new head coach? Who do u want 2 c as the new HC of the BILLS? let's hear ur voices. Speak up

Twitter / Football Outsiders
Funny how guys like Kugler and April are wanted around the league ... makes me think that maybe Buffalo's problem wasn't the coaching staff.

Twitter / Jason La Canfora
Steelers bring in Sean Kugler as new OL coach. Kugler had been with the Bills

Twitter / Sal Maiorana
Bite yer tongue. RT @jay_hawk_23 Getting ridiculous in HC search. Why is buf such bad place to coach? We'll be begging Jauron to come back

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