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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills Links, 12/30

Report: Cowher "impressed and interested" in Bills : Buffalo Sports Daily
"In a complete contradiction of recent reports, media personality Sal Capaccio of Buffalo Sports Daily and cites a reliable source that says free agent head coach Bill Cowher is very "impressed and interested" in the Buffalo Bills, and has in no way shut the door on potentially becoming their head coach in 2010."

Rumors resurface linking Cowher to the Bills |
"In the end, however, Cowher's best option could be Buffalo. Especially if only the Bills and the Bucs show up to the auction."

BillBoard: GM first, coach second
"The Bills will hire a new general manager first, then the new general manager will head the search for the next coach," according to Mark Gaughan.

Team in Transition
Cloudy future dogs Bills' coach quest : The Buffalo News

Bob DiCesare says candidates are taking a look at the future of the organization after Ralph Wilson passes away and are passing on the opportunity to be a member of the Bills. Blogs " Blog Archive Help wanted: Bills compiling new list of candidates "
Jason La Canfora, "spoke with someone with intimate knowledge of the situation in Buffalo who says that despite firing coach Dick Jauron weeks ago, the Bills have really not even begun their latest coaching search. With all the "A" list coaches spurning them – Jon Gruden, Mike Holmgren, Mike Shanahan and Bill Cowher all declined — they are compiling a new list of candidates and will start a fresh wave of interviews after the season."

NFL News And Notes - ESPN Video - ESPN
Adam Schefter talks about Eric Mangini's future as Browns coach, Buffalo Bills' head coaching search and Wade Phillips' job security

2010 Pro Bowl
A Byrd first… and second – Inside The Bills

With rookie Jairus Byrd's selection to the Pro Bowl he achieved a lot of "firsts". Chris Brown tells you the historical significance of the safety's selection.

Byrd Pro Bowl circumstances – Inside The Bills
Byrd's spot on Injured Reserve doesn't preclude him from participating in the Pro Bowl but the surgery he had Monday will.

Byrd named to AFC Pro Bowl squad -
Chris Brown shares the good news and discusses the accomplishment.

Bills' Byrd named to Pro Bowl : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
While Byrd made the squad it was a "mild surprise" Aaron Schobel didn't make the squad says Rodney McKissic.

AFC East Pro Bowl analysis - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Tim Graham said Aaron Schobel "got robbed" but notes that Pro Bowl ballots were submitted before his 3 sack performance against the Falcons.

2010 Pro Bowl rosters
- Jason Peters was named to the NFC Pro Bowl squad but if we're being realistic there aren't a lot of good tackles in the NFC.
- If the Colts make the Super Bowl Aaron Schobel may get the call to replace the two Indianapolis DEs in the game now played to open Super Bowl week.

2010 NFL Draft
Tim Tebow NFL Draft Report - Mocking The Draft

Buffalo Rumblings' own Der Jaeger shared his views on Tim Tebow for us before and now he's sharing them as a contributor on SBN's Mocking the Draft. Congrats DJ!

Other Bills News
Five QBs The Bills Could Trade For in 2010 : Buffalo Sports Daily

Michael Vick, Derek Anderson, Troy Smith, Jason Campbell, and Marc Bulger make the lost compiled by Pat Moran.

Bills Daily - "Bills Daily Falcons Game Recap"
"I think after this game, it is safe to say Perry Fewell will not be coaching this team next year. The Bills were so thoroughly outplayed and out coached, that a full house cleaning at One Bills Drive should start after the season finale."

In search of Brian Brohm - Canandaigua, NY - MPNnow
Bill Pucko chronicles Brian Brohm's rise from high school Sports Illustrated cover to his first NFL start last week.

Bills win would be a differential-maker - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"If they can knock off the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday in Ralph Wilson Stadium, then the Buffalo Bills will do more than send the Colts into the playoffs with back-to-back losses. The downtrodden Bills also would record one of the NFL's greatest pipsqueak victories. The Bills are 5-10. The Colts are 14-1, a differential of nine victories."

How I See It: AFC East Stock Watch - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Stock Falling - Marshawn Lynch, Bills running back: A deplorable season littered with bad games bottomed out Sunday. Lynch, a Pro Bowler last season, managed to come in below the career-low of 4 yards he set in Week 4 when he rushed three times for 3 yards Sunday against the Falcons. Lynch opened the season with a three-game suspension and lost his job as the featured back. "

Week 17 power rankings: AFC East - AFC East Blog - ESPN
After their "abominable loss" to the Falcons the Bills moved up one spot to 25 in the ESPN power poll.

A few bumps can't throw Willy : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
"On Tuesday, Willy was put on waivers but by Tuesday afternoon, he was re-signed to the Colts' practice squad. He likely won't travel when the Colts meet the Buffalo Bills on Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium."

Bills replay: Falcons stymie run game : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
"The Bills' offensive line, which has struggled in pass protection all season, had trouble opening holes for Jackson and Lynch. The Falcons' defenders were in the backfield most of the afternoon, getting to the backs before they could get to the line of scrimmage. Ten of the Bills' 18 rushing attempts gained 2 yards or less and five were for zero or negative yards."

Evans' numbers tied to QB turnover -
"In Evans’ six seasons he’s played with seven different quarterbacks. Drew Bledsoe, J.P. Losman, Kelly Holcomb, Shane Matthews, Trent Edwards, Ryan Fitzpatrick and Brian Brohm."

Bills 2010 opponents almost set – Inside The Bills
The only question up in the air about Buffalo's 2010 schedule is Tennessee or Jacksonville. Whoever finishes last in the standings will come to Buffalo next year. See the rest of the 2010 opponents here.

Brohm Wasn't a Bomb | Democrat and Chronicle | Three-Point Stance
Sal Maiorana had a bad trip to the Georgia Dome and then had to sit through the game. Plus he's always a little grouchy when talking Bills football so you can imagine the tenor of this blog post.

Shutdown Corner defensive player of the week -- Hunter Hillenmeyer - Shutdown Corner - NFL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
Shutdown Corner named Aaron Schobel the number 2 defensive player of the week.

Bills Tweets
Twitter / Shawn Nelson

At Dave n busters whooping marshawn a**. Hahaaaa

Twitter / Lydell Sargeant
Had good time at the game... Seats were redic.. Hockey is def. Wayyyy better live.. Picked a good game to go 2

Twitter / Kawika Mitchell
"Byrd Man". Huge accomplishment 4 Jarius Byrd. Congrats on the Pro Bowl! Gr8 story comin out of a terrible yr 4 the Bills. He deserves it.

Twitter / Ryan (from the Goose's Roost)
Question: Should the Bills go after Mike Leach if he gets fired? My answer starts with "Hell" and ends with "yes," but that's just me.

Twitter / Sal Capaccio
Source: bills ownership situation 'very stable.' Wilson commited to bringing winner to buffalo.

Twitter / AP's John Wawrow
interesting, but unconfirmed. thanks. [Ed: in regards to Cowher story]

Twitter / NFL writer Adam Caplan
Good instincts. RT @BUFFALORICAN86: @caplannfl So wat do u think about Bills rookie Jairus Byrd being named to pro bowl, 1 year wonder?