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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills Links, 1/11

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

Sullivan: It's time for Lynch to depart : The Buffalo News
"Marshawn Lynch might be guilty of nothing worse than being a jerk and adding another chapter to his legend of boorish behavior at Western New York bars. But I know this: It's always something with Lynch. This isn't about $20. It's about an athlete whose behavior has gone over the line time and again."

Failure to launch: Bills season in review : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
"Gambles at left tackle and on the no-huddle offense set up the Bills for failure this season. Injuries, inexperience and predictable schemes sealed their fate in a 6-10 campaign." One of the best plays mentioned is the interception return for a touchdown in the season opener by Aaron Schobel pictured above.

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Marshawn Lynch Update
"The facts reported in the January 9th edition of The Buffalo News regarding an incident between Marshawn Lynch and Mrs. Crawford are not consistent with those conveyed to our department by Mrs. Crawford. The Town of Hamburg Police has received no complaint from anyone directly involved," according to the Police department.

Team in Transition
Interview respite for Rivera -

"The Chargers defensive coordinator declined to comment further on his prospects with Buffalo Bills and Seattle Seahawks, but sources have confirmed both teams asked permission to speak with Rivera about interviewing for their vacant head coaching positions but that it was Rivera who declined the opportunity to interview with either."

Schefter tells me directly Cowher won’t coach here : Buffalo Sports Daily
"After admittedly harassing him, I finally got to communicate individually to ESPN’s Adam Schefter this evening. He told me to formally scratch Cowher off the list of candidates for the Buffalo Bills head coaching position. I asked Schefter if he’s willing to put his reputation on the line and be publicly embarrassed should he be wrong. 'Sure am. He won’t be there next season.' Schefter told me personally."

A new candidate mentioned – Inside The Bills
"[Chris] Mortensen, on ‘ESPN NFL Countdown’ called Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer a "sleeper" candidate in his opinion and also mentioned Dallas offensive coordinator Jason Garrett as a sleeper candidate for the job."

Other interviews to come – Inside The Bills
"Here is Schefter’s latest take on the coaching search situation, in which he mentioned that Bill Cowher will not coach the Bills in his opinion. Personally, I think if Cowher was interested he would already have been named head coach. Brian Billick is also not a candidate per Schefter."

Bills' coach quest begins anew : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
"The Bills are likely to look at assistant coaches who participated in the wild-card round of the NFL playoffs. Among the possible candidates are New York Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer, Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Sean McDermott, Arizona Cardinals offensive line coach Russ Grimm and San Diego Chargers defensive coordinator Ron Rivera."

Buffalo Is Still Special - Byline Sports
"There are only 32 National Football League head coaching jobs out there. Yet it seems the Buffalo Bills have to beg someone to take theirs. Why is this?"

Buffalo's waiting game -- Adam Schefter - ESPN
Pretty sure there is no new information here but it's an Insider article so I can't read it.

Fewell expected to join Bears – Inside The Bills
"After interviewing for the Bills head coaching job, the Giants defensive coordinator post, Fewell will interview for the Bears defensive coordinator job Monday. But it’s more of a formality than anything else as Fewell is tight with Bears head coach Lovie Smith. That’s why there are reports that Fewell will take the job with the Bears on the spot."

Week 18: Offseason Game Plan (4:57) -
Steve Tasker talks with Chris Brown about what the Bills might do going forward.

Week 18: Thurman Thomas Show - Offseason Outlook (6:53) -
Thurman Thomas and Jeff Russo discuss offseason possibilities for the Bills.

More Bills News
Buffalo Bills should get Philadelphia Eagles QB Donovan McNabb | Democrat and Chronicle

"Leading off with a fresh candidate to be starting quarterback for the 2010 Buffalo Bills — Donovan McNabb. McNabb is feeling the heat again from Philadelphia's fans and media after his poor performance in Saturday's 34-14 loss to the host Dallas Cowboys in the NFC wild-card playoffs. It might be time for a new starting quarterback for the Eagles. It certainly is time for a new starting quarterback for the Bills."

Bills Postseason Review: Part One | Buffalo News Video
"Buffalo News football writers Mark Gaughan, Allen Wilson and Jerry Sullivan take a look at the Bills’ offseason challenges including the search for a new head coach."

Jason Peters Trade Looks Better and Better For The Buffalo Bills | Bleacher Report
The trade that supposedly led the Buffalo Bills to ruin. The trade that was going to make the Eagles an offensive force in the NFC. So far neither of these things have come to pass. True the Bills still need a left tackle but was Peters going to be the guy? 'I was shocked,' Peters said. 'I had no clue. I had just told Buffalo I was going to play two more years there and I was done with them. And then my agent [Eugene Parker] called.'"

Bills Tweets
Twitter / Kawika Mitchell

RT @thurmanthomas @Ka_Mitchell55 Hows the knee coming along?--- I'm healin up. Constant progress. How u doin?

Twitter / Fox Sports' Jay Glazer
gotten ton of buff news updates. team wants someone with experience but choices r few&far between. they SHOULD go after jets OC B Schott

Twitter / Jay Glazer
@jri111 Marty & Nix talked last wk. 2 are tight, but it wasn't so much to hire him but more to talk shop. Another name I'd look at is Nolan