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Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

BillBoard: McGee deal done
Besides, it's hard to complain about getting paid nearly $7 million per year. That is a significant raise over his previous deal, a four-year, $18 million extension that expires after this season. The goal for McGee was for him and his family to be financially set for the rest of their lives... McGee also wanted to stay in Buffalo, even if it meant less money.

Anniversary team will be out in force Sunday : The Buffalo News
The Buffalo Bills will hold a ceremony during halftime of Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to commemorate their 50th anniversary all-time team. The awards presentation includes a video presentation and awards ceremony at midfield honoring the 26 players who were selected after balloting from fans. Retired play-by-play announcer Van Miller will introduce each player from the press box.

Buccaneers prepping for challenge of Buffalo's no-huddle attack |
Tampa Bay's defense finds itself staring at a tough assignment of its own: defending the Buffalo Bills' no-huddle offensive attack.

Bills Insider: Fred Jackson -
Each Friday, a member of the Bills will provide his insight from the NFL's front lines. This week, Fred Jackson talks about the late game loss to New England and his long road to the NFL.

AFC East: Final Word - AFC East - ESPN
Sunday should look like Home Run Derby for the Buffalo Bills' offense. The Patriots stymied Terrell Owens and Lee Evans on Monday night, holding them to five catches for 71 yards. But the Tampa Bay Buccaneers demonstrated ineptness in controlling the Dallas Cowboys' passing game in Week 1. The Cowboys averaged 8.9 yards per play -- not just passing plays, but every snap. Tony Romo threw for 353 yards and three touchdowns, feeding big-play targets Roy Williams, Patrick Crayton and Jason Witten all afternoon.

Buggs lands starting role with Buffalo Bills | | Democrat and Chronicle
The Buffalo Bills were hoping to work the bugs out of their defense in their game against the New England Patriots on Monday night. Instead, they emerged from the game with a new middle linebacker named Buggs and a new set of concerns about stopping the run heading into this Sunday's home opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Buffalo Bills know deep game is key | Democrat and Chronicle
"We know that there will be some opportunities out there [to go downfield] and we'll try to get those if the look is right," Evans said. "We'll just have to wait and see how they try to play us."

Bills Will Beat Bucs - - Rochester News, Weather, and Sports
The Bills will win. These are the kind of game this team always seems to win. Games in September at home against non-division teams (Seahawks, Texans,Rams). I think we will see Edwards throw the ball well and yes, even go deep a few times. I say both Owens and Evans get into the endzone. I think the defense forces two turnovers. I think Leodis McKelvin makes some amends with a big return

Bucs' ground game back in gear with help from vintage Cadillac : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
The last time the Buffalo Bills faced Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Carnell "Cadillac" Williams, it wasn't pretty. Williams, then a rookie, ran over and through the Bills, pummeling their defense for 128 yards (most of it after contact) and one touchdown on 24 carries in an easy 19-3 Buccaneers home win in 2005.

CBS Sports Rapid Reports
The area of Tampa Bay's offense that concerns Bills S Donte Whitner the most: "The running game. We have to take their running game away. They have three good running backs. Cadillac Williams is back to the point he was at before he was injured. ... Derrick Ward, they brought him over, and they have Earnest Graham. ... We're going to have our hands full."

Morris puts his stamp on Bucs as coach : Sports : The Buffalo News
Morris in many ways resembles the team he coaches. He's the second-youngest head coach in the league and is a virtual unknown. He's the central figure of a project in which the Bucs are determined to overhaul the organization with youthful exuberance and intelligence in an effort to regain respectability.

Mining your way to fantasy gold - Sit/Start Edition Sep. 18/2009 - Niners Nation
Sit Carnell Williams RB TB @ BUF - The Buffalo Defense played a pretty good game against New England. I expect the Bills to be able to make the Bucs one dimensional, and shut down the run in the process. Williams went for 97 yards and 1 TD (on 13 touches); if he gets that few touches this week, expect much smaller numbers. Week 2 Forecast: 50 total yards, 0 TDs

10 Hot Topics for Week 2 - Pat Kirwan |
#4 - Waiting for a T.O. meltdown

General Links
Question Mark: Mark Gaughan: The Buffalo News

Gaughan answers questions on Tom Sestak's Hall of Fame candidacy, T.O.'s less than stellar debut, and Trent's audible time.

Bills' Jackson runs through the open door : Bucky Gleason : The Buffalo News
Lynch is a powerful back, but Jackson is a better one. He's more suited for the Bills' no-huddle attack. He's a better receiver and more elusive in the open field, which fits the Bills' short-passing game. The Bills should keep him as their primary back and change the pace with Lynch rather than the other way around.

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Gusty Game Prep
The sign is impossible to miss on the freshly-painted grey walls outside the Bills locker room. In red giant letters with photos of fans in the passion of game day, it reads, in all caps, "MAKE THEM SHOUT."

Hanging 10 with Hamdan
In this edition, Backup Gibran Hamdan jams on his guitar with Bryan Scott and his keyboard and Rian Lindell's electric guitar. Scott also jams on an iPhone app. That is pretty sick BTW. Song starts at 6:15.

NFL matchups - (Former Buffalo Bills' lineman) Ross Tucker -
I think those kids are lucky that Leodis McKelvin isn't going to press charges. What if McKelvin was home with his family and two people were on his property dressed in dark clothes? In today's day and age? Not a good situation.

Poz frustrated beyond belief – Inside The Bills
I spoke to Poz briefly in the locker room following practice Friday. And I asked him where his frustration level is at on a scale of 1-10. His answer? "11."

Fan Friday 9-18 – Inside The Bills
Brown tackles the origins of the Bills' nickname, Steve Johnson, Ellis Lankster, Reggie Corner, looking at photos on the sidelines, switching to the 3-4, and a Kevin Everett update.

Bills' Levitre keeps his guard up : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
But if his performance on Monday is an indication, the Bills' long and often frustrating search for a legitimate left guard since perennial Pro Bowler Ruben Brown departed in 2003 might finally be over.

T.O. draws strength from ailing grandmother : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
"There's so much love and compassion for someone you've loved all your life, and you see them regressing in front of your eyes, day by day, week by week, month by month," he said.

Jon Pyle - Decleater – Jumping the Shark with Terrell Owens and Ted McGinley - True/Slant
Pyle blogs his comparison between T.O.'s career and that of Ted McGinley, best known as Jefferson D'Arcy on Married... with Children.

The Defensive Line Armchair Coach Recaps Pats/Bills - Pats Pulpit
Our offensive line irritated this guy by playing well. :-)

Adalius Thomas Fined - Pats Pulpit
Apparently Adalius Thomas was fined $5k for that hit on Trent Edwards last week. This guy is none too happy about it.

Power Rankings: Week 2 - Arrowhead Pride
Bills made the biggest jump from 25 to 19.

Bills Tweets
Twitter / ESPN's Tom Jackson

woke up thinking about mckelvin mistake monday coach should have told him hands team on field stay put thats what coaching is about. great coaches leave nothing to chance the pats should have tried to keep the ball in field of play but didn't so special teams coach or head. coach should have told leodis if they kick all the way to the end zone we will not bring the ball out game over

Twitter / Aaron Maybin
for some reason, A.M. is Supercharged! Sundays fast approaching and im ready to go!

Twitter / Thurman Thomas
o-line looked great. Made small mistakes. Within 2 yrs they should b best o-line in league!

Twitter / Thurman Thomas
Bills are lookin good for the win Sunday. I gotta go on a limb and guaran-effin-tee a win

Twitter / Kawika Mitchell
Morning world. Bills fans... those Bucs will b n town tomorrow, so lets give them a classic Buffalo welcome. Lets go Buffalo!

Twitter / Chris Jenkins
Whoa. Thorough re-cap! RT @BloRumblings Notes from the Bills' O-Line: Week 1 at NewEngland - Buffalo Rumblings

Twitter / James Hardy III: at TO's bout to get in thi ...
at TO's bout to get in this oxygen chamber. I've heard a lot about it and wanted to see what its like. we'll lets see

Twitter / Adam Caplan
Former Eagles RB Lorenzo Booker and TE Tony Curtis worked out for the Bills this week., according to a league source.

Twitter / Adam Schefter
Buffalo had a busy Friday, working out RBs Lorenzo Booker and De De Dorsey, as well as TEs Tony Curtis, Joe Klopfenstein and Leonard Pope.

Twitter / Pro Football HOF
Road to Canton airs at 1 pm ET on @NFLNetwork. In-depth look at selection process capped by announcement of 2010 prelim. nominees.

This last one is big if you're a classic Bills fan. Last year Cornelius Bennett, Larry Centers, Kent Hull, Joe Klecko, Andre Reed, Fred Smerlas, Chris Spielman, Art Still, Darryl Talley, and Steve Tasker all made the list joining eventual enshrinees Ralph Wilson, Jr. and Bruce Smith.