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Perry Fewell Named Interim Head Coach | Video
Perry Fewell meets the media for the first time as a head coach.

Tavern talk: Bills need a team for the elements | National Football Post
Michael Lombardi at National Football Post looks at Jauron's firing and the task of Russ Brandon moving forward of building a winning football team.

Jauron relieved of coaching duties |
Team statement regarding coach Jauron's ouster.

Dick Jauron the Latest Example of Damage a Bad Quarterback Can Do -- NFL FanHouse
Dan Graziano scapegoats Trent Edwards, Ryan Fitzpatrick and J.P. Losman for Dick Jauron's demise in Buffalo.

Jauron’s dismissal is business as usual | National Football Post
Former Jauron pupil Matt Bowen discusses the coach and the Bills' decision to fire him yesterday.

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Immediate Reactions, Fire(d) Jauron
Nick Mendola's immediate reaction to Dick Jauron's firing.

WGR 550 SportsRadio - WGR Homepage
Plenty of audio clips from John Clayton, Tim Graham, Andre Reed and Ross Tucker all reacting to DJ's firing on WGR's homepage. Click on the "Audio Vault" links on the left-hand side to listen.

Buffalo Bills NFL News Updates - Rapid Reports
Bills interim coach Perry Fewell on how to turn things around: "We just need to go out and be successful. We have to have some success, get excited about what we’re doing ... just win one football game and then I think that will take care of itself. That’s the best cure."

Ironic twist for Fewell – Inside The Bills
Perry Fewell will be facing the team with which his NFL coaching career began in Sunday when Buffalo travels to Jacksonville.

Fewell’s plans – Inside The Bills
Here's a rundown of the plans for this weekend's game.

Fewell ready to lead |
It was a roller coaster day for Fewell, who was buried in the process of game planning for the Jaguars Tuesday, before hearing the news of Jauron's termination as head coach. He admitted the day carried a wide range of emotions for him.

Dear Ralph: No more football on the cheap : Jerry Sullivan : The Buffalo News
Whatever it takes, Wilson has to loosen the purse strings and pay the going rate for good football people. It's time. No more hiding behind the small-market excuse.

Jauron's tenure falls short; Fewell takes over : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
Jauron's desperation came to an end Tuesday when he was fired by Wilson. Mark Gaughan lays out the reasoning for the firing and the hiring.

Sudden firing takes Bills players by surprise : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
Several Bills players were taken aback by the timing, expecting it to be on the bye week or not at all.

BillBoard: Fewell in charge
Mark Gaughan says Fewell makes the most sense as the interim coach because he has experienced assistants on the defensive side of the ball.

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Home of the Buffalo Sabres - A Commitment To Mediocrity?
Ross Tucker of Sports Illustrated and Sirius radio, and former Buffalo Bill, says his former coach Marty Schottenheimer would be a great choice.

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Home of the Buffalo Sabres - Jauron leaving has to be the first move of more
Paul Hamilton advocates for more heads to roll as front office members like John Guy and Tom Modrak need to be sent packing as well as the Bills hire a new football guy at GM.

Scott Pitoniak: Firing Jauron first step on Bills road to recovery
This change was long overdue. But it should be viewed as only the beginning.

Blame not all on Jauron | Democrat and Chronicle
Both Steve Tasker and Chris Kelsay said that Jauron is not totally to blame for the way the 2009 season has disintegrated.

Dick Jauron timeline | Democrat and Chronicle
From birth until yesterday's firing, the D&C has you covered.

Buffalo Bills fans react to firing of Jauron | | Democrat and Chronicle
Fans have written in expressing their thoughts on coach Jauron.

Players, Levy, others shocked | Democrat and Chronicle
Players contacted by the Democrat and Chronicle and WGRZ-TV in Buffalo were shocked by the firing but at the same time said that with the team struggling, something was bound to happen.

Dick Jauron biography | Democrat and Chronicle
Everything you wanted to know about Dick Jauron's resume.

Jauron remains true to old pals | Democrat and Chronicle
Three of coach Jauron's high school buddies relay some stories from back in the day. This is an article being reprinted from August 2009.

Bills answer fans' agony, replace Jauron | | Democrat and Chronicle
Sal Maiorana's take on the Jauron firing.

Democrat and Chronicle | Three-Point Stance
Sal Maiorana gives his honest, non-word-count opinion on Dick Jauron's tenure in Buffalo.

Niagara Gazette - BILLS: Fewell picked to replace Jauron as Bills coach
The AP report of the new coach.

The Case for Dick Jauron as Defensive Coordinator 2010 - Arrowhead Pride
A member of Arrowhead Pride already has DJ's next job lined up.

Blogger's Blitz: AFC East - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Tim Graham looks at Buffalo's firing of Dick Jauron, the ongoing controversy over Bill Belichick's fourth-down call and other news out of the AFC East.

Who will be Buffalo's coach in 2010? - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Here are some thoughts on a few potential candidates in no particular order including all the big names.

Bills finally fire Jauron - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"The only surprising aspect of the decision is that it happened now."

Unexpected Holiday | The Goose's Roost
TGR suggests a celebration. I just don't feel right about that yet. Videos: What do the Bills do?
NFL Total Access looks at coaching candidates for the Bills and ponders their future.

No More Mr. Nice Guy– More Changes To Come? : Buffalo Sports Daily
""I really don’t have anything to say," was all Jauron would say when reached on his cell phone by The Associated Press. It’s the only comment we’ve heard from Jauron at this time.

Jauron Firing Also Means Ralph "Gets It" | Ed Kilgore |
"A source tells me C.O.O. Russ Brandon has already started the search for a respected football man to head up football operations, and that person would be in charge of bringing in the next head coach along with all other changes in the personnel department, and changes there will be."

Anti-Jauron Billboard Leaders: "Mission Accomplished" |
Dave McKinley gave a phone call to the guy who coordinated the billboard calling for Jauron's firing to get his thoughts.

Channel 2 Sports Roundtable | | Buffalo, NY
See what Ed Kilgore, Stu Boyar and Ben Hayes think about the firing of Dick Jauron and what's ahead for the franchise in this Channel 2 sports roundtable that you'll see only here on

Bills drop axe on Jauron - The Globe and Mail
Head coach dismissed by stumbling NFL team despite 2½ years remaining on contract extension. The view from north of the border.

Tonawanda News - DUVALL: Start the hope-cycle again for Buffalo Bills
Eric DuVall says moves like this give Bills fans hope.

Lockport Union-Sun and Journal Online - BUFFALO BILLS: With Jauron out, fans doubt Wilson will pay for name coach
"Some of the Bills’ followers were pretty pragmatic in wake of the decision and reasoned that Wilson would watch his wallet, something the Bills’ only owner has been criticized for in the past."

Non-coach Bills news
Bell reportedly out 2 weeks – Inside The Bills

NFL Network reporter Jason LaCanfora is reporting that Demetrius Bell’s knee injury will keep him on the shelf for two weeks.

Levitre not using youth as excuse – Inside The Bills
[Now former] Bills head coach Dick Jauron has chalked up a lot of his line’s penalty problems to youth and inexperience. But rookie Andy Levitre doesn’t want to use youth as an excuse.

DT Williams working to return |
Williams is doing all he can to return after a two-game absence as he’s putting a lot of time in to get his knee right again, spending up to 11 hours a day at One Bills Drive doing rehab and treatment.

Week 11 power rankings: AFC East - AFC East Blog - ESPN
The Bills have fallen to 26.

How I See It: AFC East Stock Watch - AFC East Blog - ESPN
The Bills offensive tackles make the list as Fallers.