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Moorman picked for NFL's All-Decade Team - Pittsburg, KS - Morning Sun
"When Brian Moorman woke up Monday, he did so to text messages telling him he’d made the All-Decade team. Thinking that his friends meant a Buffalo Bills All-Decade team, the former Pittsburg State standout went online to learn more about the selection. When he found it, Moorman said he was shocked."

Bills G Wood notes he could miss 2010 - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"At this point it's about me and my career," Wood said. "The Bills have been nothing but supportive of me and they’ve been doing anything they possibly can to make sure I have everything I need. They've let me go back home and they fly me up to Buffalo for checkups whenever needed. I couldn't ask anything more of the Bills, but it is about me at this point. I have to do what's best for me as far as when I can come back."

Schobel grades high – Inside The Bills
Aaron Schobel ranked in the top five in two Football Outsiders statistics. Success Rate: The percentage of plays targeting a defensive player on which the offense did not have a successful play. Defeats: The total number of plays by a defensive player that prevent the offense from gaining first down yardage on third or fourth down, stop the offense behind the line of scrimmage, or result in a turnover. "Plays" refers to tackles, passes defensed, fumbles forced, or interceptions.

Coaching News
Van Pelt hired – Inside The Bills

"The hiring however, ends a long relationship between Van Pelt and the Bills. He spent nine years as a player with Buffalo, five as a coach and two as a radio broadcaster."

Unique asset for DeHaven – Inside The Bills
"Moorman in his time as a punter has run across special teams coaches that take the blind approach of telling their punter to "just kick it." He knows with a veteran special teams coach like DeHaven, who also has knowledge of the wind patterns in the stadium as well as how the weather in Buffalo can impact a game, that they’ll be that much further ahead heading into offseason workouts."

Bills coaches bring plenty of experience : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
"Things are coming along well with the staff at this point," head coach Chan Gailey said. "Time is not as important as getting it right and we feel really good about the coaches that we have right now."

Buffalo Bills add three coaches, including Bruce DeHaven | Democrat and Chronicle
"I am very excited to come back to Buffalo," DeHaven said in a statement released by the team this morning "It was my family’s home for 13 years and we have been traveling around the country for the last 10 and feels like we are coming home. I was fortunate enough to be a part of some of the greatest years in Buffalo Bills history and I am looking forward to trying to reprise that era."

Cortez leaves Stamps for Bills | Football | Sports | Calgary Sun
"I don’t know if it’s a lifelong dream," Cortez said. "There was a time in my career where I thought this would be a real good thing to have an opportunity to do. I’m very much looking forward to it."

Tampa Bay Buccaneers pick Alex Van Pelt to work with Josh Freeman - St. Petersburg Times
"About halfway through my college playing days, I felt that I might want to coach down the line," Van Pelt said recently. "I focused on what I needed to do to perform on the football field and didn't look too far ahead, but I kept that goal in the back of my mind."

POLLOCK: Notes on the Pro Bowl, Bona women and Bills | Olean Times Herald
"DeHaven isn’t April, but he’s as close as the Bills could have expected under the circumstances."

Defensive Coordinator vacancy reaches another week : Buffalo Sports Daily
"There’s a possibility Chan Gailey gives the job to a current college coach, which could explain the delay in announcing one. National college signing day is Wednesday and if the choice is a college guy an announcement could come soon after."

Bills Player News
Sports, Ink: This Day in Buffalo Sports History: The ultimate honor

"Feb. 2, 2002 -- Jim Kelly's football accomplishments would take a long time to list, but here's one that speaks for itself: member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Kelly was elected in his first year of eligibility. The News' Mark Gaughan had this report on the selection." blog " Blog Archive " Worst Pro Bowl Selections of All-Time
"10. Marty Schottenheimer, 1965, Buffalo Bills. Marty Schottenheimer was a backup linebacker for the Bills in 1965. So why did he make the pro bowl in 1965, the only one of his career? Because that year, the Bills won the AFL Championship and the entire team played in the pro bowl. I guess I could have picked all the other lesser known backups on the Bills, but we'll go with Marty to represent all of them."

Monday Morning Quarterback - Peter King -
Hallf of Fame voter Peter King gives Andre Reed 5-1 odds of being elected to the Hall of Fame. That puts him tenth on the Modern Era list of which five could be selected.

Wood hopeful right side stays same – Inside The Bills
"Provided he makes a successful return to the field for training camp [Eric Wood is] also hoping that he and Brad Butler can resume their work together on the right side of Buffalo’s offensive line. Butler is also on the rehab trail in his return from a torn ACL."

Thurman Thomas - Super Bowl XXVIII - All-Time Dumbest Super Bowl Questions - Photos -
Bills running back Thurman Thomas was asked how he got psyched for big games. "I read the newspaper and look at the stupid questions you all ask," he replied. He probably spent hours at it because Super Bowl media day is a factory farm of dumb queries.

Hindsight is 20-10 - Windy City Gridiron
Eaten by Bears from WCG thinks the Bears should have picked Andy Levitre at pick 17 in the second round.

Michael Vick
Vick says he's still a top 10 quarterback |

In a Monday appearance on The Dan Patrick Show, Mike Vick was asked to identify where he thinks he ranks among NFL quarterbacks. "Top 10, to be honest," Vick said. "I'm confident in my skills."

Twitter / Yahoo Sports' Charles Robinson
Not buying it. Dude has 6 completions in 3 years. RT @ProFootballTalk: Michael Vick says he's still a top 10 QB.

Twitter / Matt Bowen
@ChuckWade I like Vick in Buffalo and think it is a strong play. Why not take that chance? Trent Edwards isn't the answer, nor is a rookie.

Twitter / Matt Bowen
@MattRichWarren Jets, Dolphins can challenge for AFC East in 2010.... Don't think you want to rebuild when they are so young.

2010 NFL Draft
Bills need to avoid reaches come April : Buffalo Sports Daily

"During the millennium’s first decade, the Bills’ "value picks" were hardly that. "Reach" was a word with which the Bills faithful became all-too familiar." J.P. Losman, John McCargo, and James Hardy are the three main examples followed by Donte Whitner and Aaron Maybin according to Chris Trapasso.

NFL Combine Official Invite List 2009 | NFL Scouting Combine
List of the 300 players invited to the Combine.

Gerald McCoy NFL Draft scouting report - Mocking The Draft
MTD profiles DT Gerald McCoy. "McCoy is almost strictly a 4-3 defensive tackle. His skill set would not suit a 3-4 nose tackle. He may be able to hold up as a 3-4 end, but that position wouldn't best utilize his skills."

Arthur Jones NFL Draft scouting report - Mocking The Draft
Mocking the Draft profiles Syracuse DT Arthur Jones. "Jones has the size and strength to play tackle in either a 3-4 or a 4-3. Syracuse used a three-man front in 2009 and Jones held the nose. While it limited some of Jones' playmaking ability, he was still a factor, particularly against the run."

2010 Senior Bowl Fallout - Big Cat Country
Who helped and who hurt their stock the most at the Senior Bowl?

NFL Draft Prospect Profile: Jimmy Clausen : Buffalo Sports Daily
BSD profiles the Notre Dame QB: "Top 15 Pick. After previously profiling a pair of tackles (Suh and McCoy) that aren’t realistic options, Clausen certainly is. There’s a fair chance he’s on the board when Buffalo picks at nine and if they decide Clausen is their guy, he could be in Buffalo soon."

NFL Labor Talks
NFL: After Super Bowl, brace for labor unrest - ESPN

Soon after the Lombardi Trophy is hoisted at Super Bowl XLIV, football's showcase event will give way to an imminent labor clash. Here's what you need to know.

Ruling: NFL owners can't drop $220M in revenue sharing - ESPN
"The NFL Players Association won a decision Monday from Special Master Stephen Burbank that will prevent league owners from dismantling the supplemental revenue sharing (SRS) pool in 2010, as management had planned. The pool was valued at $210 million in 2009 and $220 million for 2010."

Twitter / Chris Mortensen
What ruling means is disputed: Union believes low rev clubs will be more active, getting a slice of $210 mil this yr & $220 mill in '11.

Twitter / Chris Mortensen
Management emphasizes that $210-to-$220 million annually is just a "sliver" of revenues shared.

Twitter / NFLPA's George Atallah
@mortreport Salary cap minimum this year was roughly $112M. This "sliver" is the payroll of nearly 2 teams

Post-salary cap, teams will proceed at their own peril |
"As NFL spokesman Greg Aiello explains it, there will be no "transition rules" unless and until the league and the NFLPA agree to such measures via collective bargaining. Thus, any team that decides to sign players to big-money deals will be assuming that risk that, eventually, they'll have to scramble for cap space, if/when a cap is reapplied."