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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.

Tuesday Coaching Carousel : Buffalo Sports Daily
Pat Moran spoke to a member of the Bills organization who told him Billick hasn’t been contacted by the club if he does it would be "news to me." "If you put a gun to his head" Moran thinks both Schottenheimers will end up here in some capacity either as father-son coaches or with the elder as a consultant and the younger as coach.

Marty Schottenheimer would be the ideal choice for the Bills - Shutdown Corner - NFL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
"Cowher and Schottenheimer have very similar football philosophies. They both consider themselves teachers more than coaches. As football coaches, they're just about the same guy, only one's proven that he can win a Super Bowl, and the other hasn't. If the Bills hire him, and then one day fire him because they don't feel like he's the guy to get them over the Super Bowl hump, he will have done his job."

No word yet on whether T.O. will give back the key to the city |
"But the new G.M. might be willing to keep him around. After all, Buddy Nix was the head coach at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga when Terrell Owens agreed to play college football there, way back in 1992."

Team in Transition
Buffalo Bills Head Coach Search: Exploring Bill Cowher vs. Brian Billick | Bleacher Report

The similarities and differences between Bill Cowher and Brian Billick.

BillBoard: Trestman worth a look
"The more I think about it, the more I think Marc Tretsman is worth an interview - and a hard look - by the Buffalo Bills," says Mark Gaughan. "Trestman coached Montreal to the CFL title this year. He has a ton of NFL experience as an offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Steve Young and Rich Gannon love him. He coached Gannon to his NFL MVP season in 2002 in Oakland. He goes all the way back to the University of Miami with Bernie Kosar in 1983."

Thurman Thomas on the Coaching Search on WGR 550
Thurman Thomas comments on the rumors of a meeting with Bill Cowher | Blogs " Blog Archive " Handicapping the Coaching Candidates
The voice of the Bills, John Murphy, discusses pros and cons of a host of coaching candidates.

POLLOCK: Bills taking their shot with the Buddy system | Olean Times Herald
Chuck Pollock looks at the offseason and next season. | Rochester Live Blog | Democrat and Chronicle
Sal Maiorana and Leo Roth wrap up the 2009 season and look ahead to the 2010 offseason.

5 Things the Buffalo Bills should do this off-season - Wellsville, NY - Wellsville Daily Reporter
Paul Jannace says the Bills should let Buddy Nix do what he has to do to get the front office in order, trade Marshawn Lynch, shoot for the moon at head coach and land a star, start a QB controversy, and bring the "Mayhem".

Video: Blogger's Blitz - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Tim Graham breaks down the playoff matchups and discusses how the Patriots will deal with the absence of Wes Welker, how the Jets will fare against the Bengals, Buffalo's coaching search, and Miami's disappointing end to the season."

The Blue Screen - NY Daily News
"Perry Fewell, the former interim coach of the Buffalo Bills and a former Tom Coughlin assistant, will get the first shot at becoming the newest defensive coordinator on Coughlin’s staff. Fewell, 47, will interview for the job on Thursday, according to a Twitter report from The Associated Press. The NFL Network says he’s the "premiere candidate" to become the new defensive coordinator of the Bears."

Bobby April opts out of deal
BillBoard: April will not be back

Asked if he would have liked to have been given an interview to be the Bills' head coach, April said: "It’s been my goal, and I’ve worked diligently for about 20 years to be a head coach. So I’ll let that be my answer." He also said, "I’ve got no beef with anybody. My tenure here is over. It’s not over because of any angst on my part. And I’ve got a great rapport with the people here."

April bolts Bills |
"We asked April if he expected to be named the interim coach? 'I thought I had a good chance,' he said."

Bobby April ends tenure with Buffalo Bills | Democrat and Chronicle
"April had the out-clause written into his contract after the 2008 season, when speculation about Jauron's future was being raised. April said he wanted to keep his options open if Jauron was fired."

Need a speial teams coach? Call Bobby April | National Football Post
Matt Bowen gives personal insight on his former special teams coach Bobby April.

Byrd 2nd in DROY
Houston LB Cushing is top defensive rookie, Byrd second : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News

Cushing received 39 votes Tuesday, easily beating Buffalo safety Jairus Byrd, who had six.

Byrd finishes second in Rookie of Year voting |
"Only two Bills players have ever been named AP NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year and both were linebackers. Shane Conlan won the award in 1987 and Jim Haslett was the winner in 1979."

Why Brian Cushing won the Defensive ROY Award | National Football Post
Joe Fortenbaugh says Jairus Byrd didn't win the DROY because his impact wasn't great enough only playing in 11 games.

More Bills News
Don't call Buffalo Bills rookie Aaron Maybin a bust, yet | Democrat and Chronicle

"'I would have liked to have played a lot more,' he said. 'There was a lot I could have done, but at the same time you have Aaron Schobel and Chris Kelsay who did a great job for us at defensive end this year. It's hard to argue with the coaching staff when you have guys who are producing.'"

WBEN NewsRadio 930 - LA Stadium Builder: Jaguars, Bills First on List
"The company behind a plan to lure the NFL back to Los Angeles said Tuesday the Jacksonville Jaguars and Buffalo Bills are the first teams it will try to relocate. The Jaguars and the Bills are at the top of the list because they play in small markets that tamp down their earning potential and because they have little hope of building larger venues in their home regions."

George Wilson wins Walter Payton Man of the Year |
Buffalo Bills safety George Wilson was chosen as the 2009 winner of the Buffalo Bills/NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year award, and was presented the prestigious award at the Monday Quarterback Club’s annual player awards luncheon on January 4th. The award was given to Wilson for a combination of his excellent play on-the-field and his tremendous off-the-field contributions to the community.

Terrell Owens lays out Bills needs |
"I think that’s one of the things that has to be addressed," said Owens. "When you think of a quarterback you have to protect the quarterback at the same time and those things go hand in hand, but you definitely have to have a quarterback."

Final power rankings: AFC East - AFC East Blog - ESPN
The Bills finished 24th in the power rankings, slightly worse than their 23.5 season average. They never went higher than 21 (after the week 1 near-win and the week 2 win over the Bucs).

Bills Daily - "Bills Daily Game Recap"
Bills Daily gives their final wrap up of the final game of the regular season.

The good, bad and ugly for AFC's non-playoff teams |
Bucky Brooks breaks down the good, the bad, and the ugly from each AFC team not in the playoffs including the Buffalo Bills.

Buffalo Bills Now! USTREAM.
Buffalo Bills Now! Sal Capuccio gives his video take on the Bills every week. Here is the show from last night.

AFC East Notes: Sports Network
Sports Network recaps the season for the Bills before concluding with "For now, a beleaguered Bills fan base will have to continue to wait and see, which has been the mantra for the previous nine winters as well."

AFC East Report Card - ESPN Video - ESPN
"John Clayton gives you his end of the season grades for the Patriots, Dolphins, Jets and Bills"

Countdown Daily: Bills Season Recap - ESPN Video - ESPN
"Tim Hasselbeck breaks down the Buffalo Bills 2009 season"

Bills Tweets
Twitter / Donte Whitner

Starting my offseason lifting monday.....filming each session....

Twitter / Jason La Canfora
Perry Fewell very likely to end up as Bears defensive coordinator. More on