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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.

Jackson a runaway MVP |
"There were other Bills players that did an awful lot on the field for the team in 2009, but no one came close to the contributions of Fred Jackson. From his exploits on offense in both the run and passing game to his kick return duties on special teams there wasn’t much that Jackson wasn’t asked to do. There also weren’t many times that Jackson failed to deliver, which is why the Bills back is the team’s runaway 2009 MVP."

Franchise quarterback tops Bills' list of needs : The Buffalo News
Jerry Sullivan uses the great QB play in the Cardinals-Packers game to lament the pathetic offenses the Bills have had in recent seasons starting at the quarterback position. Sullivan is unusually hopeful about Buddy Nix's ability to find that signal caller after doing it twice for the Chargers in Drew Brees and Phillip Rivers.

Why the Bills should dump Marshawn Lynch | National Football Post
"There’s no place for a guy like Lynch. Sure, he’s still a young, talented running back who would definitely catch on somewhere else and put up some numbers, but the Bills need to think about one thing and one thing only right now: What is best way to get this organization to the top?"

Team in Transition
Jim Kelly on Coaching Search | WKBW News 7

Jim Kelly gives his thoughts on the Bills coaching search and Bill Cowher.

Bills to interview Jets offensive coordinator Schottenheimer | NY Daily News
"By rule, the Bills are allowed to meet with Schottenheimer before Sunday's AFC divisional game in San Diego, but it's unclear if that will happen this week. Schottenheimer is immersed in game preparation and, with the Jets scheduled to leave Friday, there might not be time for the two sides to get together."

Report: Jets to give Bills permission – Inside The Bills
"With the game plan being installed presumably on Tuesday all day and then installation following in practice, the Bills may be forced to wait until the end of the week, unless an interview can happen in the evening early this week."

Jets permission update – Inside The Bills
"Schottenheimer is likely to be the first candidate interviewed with an offensive background and a good resume of developing young quarterbacks in light of his success with Drew Brees in San Diego and Mark Sanchez in New York this season. He runs an offense similar to that of Norv Turner in San Diego and Cam Cameron in Baltimore, which features multiple shifts and spreads the ball around to take advantage of all of his team’s offensive weapons."

Why Rivera may have declined – Inside The Bills
Chris Brown mentions two possibilities: He doesn't want to interview against his old pal Leslie Frazier and he may not want to throw his hat in the ring again and miss and therefore be viewed as an "also ran in terms of head coaching material."

Steelers executive Khan to interview with Seahawks | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
"Bobby April, who coached the Steelers' special teams in 1994 and 1995, is a candidate to replace Ligashesky. Tomlin interviewed April [Sunday]."

John Clayton's Last Call - ESPN
"According to a source, the Buffalo Bills will request a head-coaching interview with Cardinals assistant head coach Russ Grimm, but according to another source, Grimm is expected to decline the request and stay with the Cardinals. Though Grimm wants to be a head coach, he's not particularly intrigued by the Bills opportunity."

Jets' aide to talk with Bills : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
"However, the Jets are on a tight schedule in preparing for the Chargers, and the interview must be conducted at a location deemed convenient by the Jets. It's possible it could be delayed until Friday or even next week, after the game, if the Jets lose."

BillBoard: Bills get OK on Schottenheimer
"There is no word yet on when the interview will take place. But the location is at the discretion of the Jets, so it obviously will happen in New Jersey. The Jets' heavy game-planning preparation days for their game in San Diego will be today through Wednesday. Schottenheimer's schedule would have more room Thursday or Friday morning."

Hall-of-fame QB likes new billboard |
"'These are Bills fans. They'll do whatever it takes. It doesn't matter. God bless 'em. And I understand the money over what it cost the billboard will go to Hunter's Hope, so great job guys,' said Kelly. The Cowher billboard is expected to be lit up for about a week."

Bills fans take their campaign for Cowher to the highway : The Buffalo News
"'I think it's important that Bills fans send the message that they're tired of the status quo,' Moran said. 'They want a big change. They don't want a first-time coach … they tried that twice this decade … and they don't want another retread coach like Dick Jauron. Bills fans want a proven winner who can change the culture of the franchise,' he added."

Twitter / Adam Caplan
Dungy type, quiet but gets respect. RT @piast1: @caplannfl What kind of coach do you think Frazier would be? Good fit for Buffalo?

More Bills News
Kurt Warner's career day caps NFL's wild-card weekend - Peter King -

"The Hall cut the list from 25 semi-finalists to 15 by eliminating... Steve Tasker (I am weeping)."

Randall Simon's Sausages: Top 10 - 10 Greatest NFL Wild Card Games
The Buffalo Bills land on the list twice in the top three. Number 3 is the Music City Miracle, number 2 in the Cardinals-Packers game from this past weekend, and number one is the greatest comeback in NFL history.

Twitter / Terrell Owens
RT @cezy1986: @terrellowens had 1of his worst yrs since b coming a 1receiver and still did better than roy..and wit miles and j witt. no ...

Fred’s yardage totals rare – Inside The Bills
"As mentioned in our ‘Jackson a runaway MVP’ story on the home page Fred Jackson led the NFL with 2,516 yards compiling the fourth highest total in league history. Three players eclipsed the 2,500 all-purpose yard plateau this season counting Jackson with Cleveland’s Josh Cribbs and Tennessee’s Chris Johnson being the others. Before this season only three other NFL players had eclipsed the 2,500 all-purpose yard mark."

Philly moving a QB? – Inside The Bills
"Already fueling the speculation is the Philadelphia Inquirer report that assesses the situation, pointing out that the Eagles desperately need to fortify their defense and might need a proven answer at tailback should Brian Westbrook not be brought back. That could prompt the Eagles into trading either McNabb if the organization decides to start fresh or Kolb, if they believe their team is still a title contender."

2010 NFL Draft
Bama LB McClain headed to draft – Inside The Bills

"A Butkus award winner that has been calling the defensive signals for the Crimson Tide since he was a freshman is forgoing his senior season after winning a national title under Nick Saban. Saban called McClain one of the smartest players he’s ever coached."