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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.

Bills should have hired Gailey earlier |
"There's mounting criticism regarding Buffalo's decision to hire coach Chan Gailey. But it's not the selection of Gailey, a move that we continue to think is a good one. It's the decision to do so more than two weeks after the regular season ended, and thus after plenty of potential assistant coaches had been gobbled up by other teams."

Lewis off def. coord. list – Inside The Bills
"No one knows for sure if he was a candidate for Buffalo’s defensive coordinator post or not, but a defensive assistant with ties to Chan Gailey has been hired by another NFL team. Tim Lewis, who most recently worked as defensive backs coach with the Seahawks, has been hired to serve in the same role for the Atlanta Falcons. That according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution."

The Cost of Caring About the Bills - Byline Sports
Bill Pucko takes issue with GM Buddy Nix's treatment of the media, or as he puts it the "bridge to the fan", the handling of the John Guy firing, and relates it back to airbrushing Dick Jauron out of the team photo.

Bills News
Schobel still not going to Pro Bowl – Inside The Bills

"What hurt Schobel’s chances was the fact that he had his three sack game against the Falcons in Week 16 that got him to 10 for the season, happened after the voting by coaches and players had already been completed." But even before that game he had more sacks than Kyle Vanden Bosch.

Bills defenders ready to get started -
"He invited me in to sit down with him for a couple of minutes and it’s very evident to me that he’s going to take the bull by the horns and do everything he can to get this thing turned around," said Chris Kelsay. "As a player that’s exciting because I’m going on eight years and it hasn’t happened yet. We’ve had some great guys around here that we’ve enjoyed working with, but it’s about winning games and we’ve lost too many."

BillBoard: Bills Replay Live Chat
The Buffalo News doesa chat every Monday about the Bills. Check out the questions and answers here. - Bills', Raiders' problems start at top
"How could the Bills turn the (GM) job over to a buffoon like Buddy Nix?" one league personnel evaluator said incredulously. "I couldn't believe how he handled himself (in the press conference announcing the hiring of Gailey as head coach). I took a look at the transcript after seeing highlights, and my mouth dropped. I don't care what he likes or doesn't like — you can't stand in front of the world and talk like that when you are a GM. Some of the words that were rolling off his tongue were really amazing to me."

Bills Roster Review: Quarterbacks : Buffalo Sports Daily
Pat Moran starts his offseason look at the Bills' roster with the QBs. He looks at the 2009 season, contract situation, and the outlook for each player in 2010 as well as the outlook of adding more names to the mix.

Viva New Orleans | National Football Post
"After they announced the Chan Gailey hire, I was just heartbroken for all the Bills fans out there. This is yet another case of disconnect with fans, except this time it’s coming from management instead of the media."

Dress For Success: The Mysterious Quick Fix To Buffalo's Problems | Bleacher Report
"Let's examine the supernatural power a Uni' or helmet logo change has brought to countless teams over the years. After reading, you'll be with me. You play better when you look better, isn't that the saying? Something like that..." Local News - Today In History
"In 1992, the Buffalo Bills lost their second straight Super Bowl, as the Washington Redskins won, 37-24, at the Metrodome in Minneapolis."

MMQB - Peter King -
"I think Jabari Greer is the poor man's Darrelle Revis. I will guarantee you that one of the first things Peyton Manning will do this week as he gathers video to watch to prep for the Super Bowl is study Greer, who he hasn't seen very much as a Buffalo corner before leaving for the Saints in free-agency." Albert Breer, Boston Globe (Boston) Buffalo

Sully on Sports: Modkins
"Still no word on whether the Bills will hire Curtis Modkins as their offensive coordinator. Maybe Modkins is weighing other options."

Former Bills news
Sports, Ink: This Day in Buffalo Sports History: Change at the top

"January 26, 1979 - The Bills changed general managers on this date. Bob Lustig had been servicing as vice president and general manager of the team. However, he left the team to become the CEO of a new insurance company that Ralph Wilson was creating in Detroit. Former Bills offensive tackle Stew Barber, one of the top players from the team's glory days, was promoted to GM that very day. Barber had been serving as a scout for the team."

Big Pat might say, ‘That’s it.’ – Inside The Bills
"Minnesota DT and former Bills DT Pat Williams admits he’s contemplating retirement after 13 NFL seasons. Williams in speaking with the Minneapolis Star-Tribune said he feels "drained" after the Vikings playoff run to the NFC title game. He actually spoke to teammate Brett Favre about his thoughts on retirement, which is probably not a good thing if the Vikings are hopeful for a quick answer from Big Pat."

Indianapolis Colts' Pierre Garcon no stranger to St. John Fisher | Democrat and Chronicle
"Cheers to Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher for finally making his first Pro Bowl. He's another player the Buffalo Bills never should have let go."

Senior Bowl
Mount Cody is even bigger | Sports from the Press-Register -

What is it with Alabama? Terrence Cody, a legit 3-4 NT candidate, may have saddled himself with that label only this week by showing up at a "not clean 370" to the Senior Bowl. There's a picture, too.

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Breaking Down Senior Bowl Practice: DAY 1
Joe Buscaglia does a great player breakdown of over 30 prospects from day 1 of the Senior Bowl.

Dove's Senior Bowl North Practice Observations Day 1 - Mocking The Draft
First-hand observations from the Senior Bowl.

Senior Bowl Day 1 Quick Hits | National Football Post
"The first full day of action at the 2010 Senior Bowl has come to a close. Both teams went through weigh-ins this morning and then took part in their first practice of the week later in the afternoon. NFP columnist Joe Fortenbaugh and I attended the North practice session today, as well as "Senior Bowl Media Night," which took place at the USS Alabama battleship."

Wilson: Tim Tebow struggles in Senior Bowl debut | National Football Post
"University of Florida star quarterback Tim Tebow was a dominant player at the college level, winning a national championship and a Heisman Trophy. By all indications based on today's lackluster debut at the Senior Bowl, Tebow has a lot of work to do to make the adjustment to the NFL. According to scouts and observers, Tebow didn't demonstrate sufficient arm strength or accuracy."

Atkins, Blount and Tim Tebow generating most buzz at Senior Bowl workouts - NFL -
"Practices for the final major all-star game kicked off on Monday in Alabama. The Senior Bowl annually draws in the nation's best talent, along with the largest number of NFL personnel people, and this year is no different. Here's the first breakdown of the week:"

Stock report: Tebow struggles in Day 1 of Senior Bowl practice -
"Given the importance that teams place on their impressions from the Senior Bowl, we will spend all week discussing which players are helping or hurting their draft status. Here's a look at the players who earned notoriety for their performance on Monday, Day 1 of four planned practice sessions this week:"

Tebow among struggling players on Day 1 of Senior Bowl week - Mocking The Draft
The Senior Tebowl begins with the most-discussed player looking bad.

Player Tweets
Twitter / jairus byrd

Back to rehab!! ...gotta get better.

Twitter / Aaron Maybin
OMG. Why am I always so hungry????

Twitter / Terrell Owens
Congrats 2 the Colts & Saints 4 this yrs Super Bowl XLIV!!

Twitter / Donte Whitner
As to all the questions about our new head coach. I haven't met him yet so I can't say anything....but I bet he's a great guy!

Twitter / George Wilson
Congratulations to London Fletcher on his 1st Pro Bowl! It's been a long time coming, very deserving!