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WGR 550 SportsRadio - CONFIRMED: Billick no official contact with Bills
"As reported Tuesday on The Howard Simon Show, Billick has had no official contact with the Bills, that he has not interviewed with the team and has no interview set up with the team. He said he doesn't know Bills general manager Buddy Nix, and has never worked with him, but would be interested in any organization if the right partnership is there."

Waste of Energy | Democrat and Chronicle | Three-Point Stance
"If the last few days are any indication, I may start ranking coach search above the draft and a colonoscopy as the worst things I have to endure." Sal Maiorana is specifically talking about the rumors flying like bullets at Gettysburg. He then goes on to give his opinions on various coaches linked to the job.

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills deny relocation story
"The Bills steadfastly deny any reports of relocation, and Bills spokesman Scott Berchtold responded to this particular one by telling Channel 2: 'Mr. Wilson has repeatedly stated on record that he has no intentions of moving or selling the team. In fact, he has stated that he will 'take the team to the wall'. This is a Los Angeles story not a Bills story.'"

Team in Transition
Brian Schottenheimer says he knows nothing about the Bills job |

"When asked whether the Bills have requested permission to speak with him, Schottenheimer again said he doesn't know anything more about the Bills job than what he's heard from reporters."

Frazier, Rivera not token Bills candidates - AFC East Blog - ESPN
The Bills are drawing rave reviews from the overseers of the Rooney Rule for their interest in minority candidates.

Jets OC plays it PC – Inside The Bills
"The Jets offensive coordinator is preparing with his fellow assistants and head coach Rex Ryan for the Jets Wild Card playoff game with Cincinnati this weekend. Talking about advancing his own career in a week like this is foolhardy. So it’s not surprising that he said more than once that he’s happy with the Jets."

Bills to interview Frazier : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
The Buffalo News profiles Vikings DC Leslie Frazier.

BillBoard: Bills coach NC (not Cowher)
Excluding Bill Cowher, the Buffalo News poll of coaching favorites has Brian Billick with a comfortable lead followed by Jim Harbaugh and Marty Schottenheimer essentially tied for second. They are well ahead of the rest of the field on this limited choice poll.

Report: Big Offer Could Lure Cowher To Bills | Democrat and Chronicle
"Contrary to previous reports stating otherwise, our news partener WGRZ-TV in Buffalo, is reporting that the Buffalo Bills are still pursuing Cowher's services. ['s Jason] La Canfora did say that those close to Cowher would be surprised if he chose Buffalo as his next coaching stop; however, a massive offer from Wilson could change that."

Bills Roundtable |
"The Bills decision to release their coaching staff and what lies ahead is the focus of this week's Bills roundtable with Adam Benigni from WGRZ-TV and and Sal Maiorana from the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. "

Bills search for coach gets more names |
"Arizona Cardinals Assistant Head Coach Russ Grimm is very high on the Bills list of potential candidates for the job. NFL sources tell us he has initially turned down the Bills request for an interview." Also in the article is a blurb about Alex Van Pelt who will be looking for a job in the NFL and regrettably leaving Buffalo.

Team Reports | NFL at
"New general manager Buddy Nix thinks the Bills aren't that far away from competing for a playoff spot."

The Case For Marty Schottenheimer : Buffalo Sports Daily
"But the guy I’d really like to see in Buffalo is the man I’m making a defense for right now. Although he’s currently retired, if Buddy Nix can lure Marty Schottenheimer off the couch onto the sidelines, he’d be the ideal fit here in Western New York."

Ranking the possible landing spots for Bill Cowher - Mike Florio - Sporting News
The Buffalo Bills come in fourth place on the list behind "Wait a year", the Panthers, and Bears. "It would be difficult if not impossible for the team to cough up eight figures per year, at a time when the Bills are languishing in a market that's having a tough time properly supporting an NFL franchise."

2010 NFL Draft
Colt McCoy NFL Draft scouting report - Mocking The Draft

An in-depth look at the quarterback with the most wins ever in Division I football.

Terrence Cody NFL Draft scouting report - Mocking The Draft
An in-depth look at the monstrous Mt. Cody.

More Bills News
Buffalo Bills' offense was, well, offensive | Democrat and Chronicle

"It was another horrific year for the Bills' perpetually inept offense as they finished 28th in points, 30th in total yards, 30th in passing yards, and 32nd in sacks allowed per pass attempt, first downs, and third-down conversions."

AFC East Team Wrap-ups - AFC East Blog - ESPN
A team-by-team analysis of the division. The arrow indicates which direction each team is trending. Biggest surprise comes from the draft class with Andy Levitre, Eric Wood, and Jairus Byrd's contributions. Biggest disappointment was Marshawn Lynch. The biggest need is listed as offensive tackle and the team MVP is Fred Jackson. The turning point in the season came in the first game when Leodis McKelvin fumbled says Tim Graham.

Murphy rants about "LA Bills" rumor |
John Murphy blasts the LA rumors about moving the Bills.

Tonawanda News - KEPPELER: Of snow and the Bills
The Bills and the snow are two great things about Buffalo. Jill Keppeler discusses both in her most recent column.

Beeston takes control of Bills in Toronto series - The Globe and Mail
"The job of marketing the Buffalo Bills to Toronto sports fans is now in the hands of Toronto Blue Jays president Paul Beeston. Beeston and his Blue Jays staff have taken over the Bills Toronto Series after the departure of Adrian Montgomery, who has left Rogers Communications Inc. to join the management team of a Bay Street income fund."

Wilson sees himself in Harris - Wellsville, NY - Wellsville Daily Reporter
"George Wilson, an unrestricted free agent, spoke at length about what could have been his final game with the Bills, impending coaching changes, and a little known rookie who brought back memories of another recent Buffalo defensive back [Cary Harris] who came out of nowhere to steal the show. That person was himself."

ESPN - Elias Says: Sports Statistics - Stats from the Elias Sports Bureau
"Fred Jackson gained 212 rushing yards in the Bills' 30-7 win over the Colts. That was the second-highest rushing total in an NFL game played in January - either regular-season or postseason. "

Bills Tweets
Twitter / Andy Levitre

Lovin mcfaddens. Great people and good drinks

Twitter / Andy Levitre
I will be out of commish the next couple days...headed to puerto vallarta!!

Twitter / CBS' Pete Prisco
If Jim Haslett doesn't get an interview in Buffalo, I don't get it. Leslie Frazier would be a nice choice if Haslett doesn't get it

Twitter / Peter King
Re Buf: No Marty, Billick, Cowher... Re deserving cand: Leslie Frazier, DC, Min