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Bills Focus: Dave Wannstedt 1-on-1 -
New Bills Inside Linebackers and Assistant Head Coach Dave Wannstedt sits down with Chris Brown for his first televised interview since being hired. He discusses the team's 2010 transition to the 3-4, some of the defensive personnel, some AFC East players, and what he can bring to the table in the draft.

Clayton: Nix Has Eye On Cam Newton - WGR 550 SportsRadio
"I do know that Buddy Nix does have at least his eye on Cam Newton," remarked Clayton. But he quickly added this, "I wouldn't have a problem with him taking a quarterback like that but I don't see it happening. I don't know that Ralph Wilson would sign off on it. But overall I think there's at least interest there to be able to consider him."

The 10 Best Coaches never to win a Championship. | All Sports Discussion
With the retirements of Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan, All Sports Discussion takes a look at the best coaches who never won including number 3 Marv Levy.

2011 NFL Draft
Pass rusher Miller a game changer -

"When you have 27.5 sacks in two seasons you’re quickly going to earn the label of a pass rusher. Texas A&M’s Von Miller did just that en route to earning All-American honors and the Butkus award as the nation’s best linebacker. What he also got was knocked by some critics for being a "one trick pony." That’s why participating in the Senior Bowl did nothing but help to prove those critics wrong."

NFP Mock Draft 1.0 | National Football Post
"3. Buffalo Bills: Cam Newton, QB, Auburn If there is anything we know about Buffalo head coach Chan Gailey, it’s that he understands how to be creative with unique/dynamic offensive weapons. Newton is a talent who needs work, but has the skill set to thrive in Buffalo, and Gailey is the kind of coach who can get the most out of him the quickest."

Inside The Bills | McShay has Miller to Bills
"With defensive linemen Da’Quan Bowers and Nick Fairley off the board to Carolina and Denver respectively, he has Buffalo taking Texas A&M’s Von Miller."

Twitter / @Matt Bowen
NFL scout just told me that Cam Newton's media workout will have no impact on the grading process--and the entire event "makes no sense."

Dilfer: NFL will drool over Cam Newton - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"The Buffalo Bills might have a big decision to make on Newton when they draft third overall. Even if they're happy with Ryan Fitzpatrick for now, a dynamic quarterback is needed to challenge for the AFC East title, let alone a Super Bowl."

Stampede Blue Community Mock Draft - Stampede Blue
With Nick Fairley and Da'Quan Bowers off the board, Buffalo continues the run on defensive linemen with Marcell Dareus in this community mock.

Can the Bills Afford Another Luxury Pick in 2011? : Buffalo Sports Daily
New BSD writer Jospeh Charlton answers the question.

WECK began our draft prospect profiles a little early when University of Miami linebacker Colin McCarthy gave us a ring. The Hurricane ILB recorded 120 tackles in his senior season and played under Chan Gailey and the Bills staff during the Senior Bowl. Mike Mayock has him rated as the No. 2 inside backer in the draft.

More Bills Links
Inside The Bills | Franchise tag projections

"Mac’s Football Blog has done some number crunching and they provide projections for what the franchise and transition tag amounts will be at each position. Needless to say some of the figures are getting to a very cost prohibitive level."

Inside The Bills | Wannstedt: transition easy
"I do feel settled," he said. "Even though it’s only been about a week and a half two weeks, everybody has been fantastic from the standpoint of being very gracious as far as getting me oriented to the job and the community. I’ve gotten out a few places and went to a Super Bowl party already. It’s been an easy transition."

SCHOPP: Enough With The Old Days - WGR 550 SportsRadio
Mike Schopp thinks the Bills (and Buffalo in general) look backwards too much and wants to embrace a new logo for the Bills.

Looking at the teams with the most work to do this offseason | ProFootballTalk
"The teams with the fewest unrestricted free agents include the Broncos, Bills, Cowboys, Dolphins, and Patriots."

Can Wealthy Owners and Rich Players Make NFL Deal? | | Buffalo, NY
Speaking of adding games, in Buffalo's case, it might be a blessing if we project the probability another game might be added to Toronto, which would give Toronto two "home" games while still leaving the Bills with seven true home games at the Ralph. I know fans in Buffalo don't like the idea of "home" games in Toronto, but the bottom line is that we all want the Bills to be the BUFFALO Bills. Losing a couple games is worth it, if it comes to that.

Yee has solutions for CBA negotiations -
"In 1979, the Buffalo Bills made Tom Cousineau the first pick in the entire draft," Yee said. "The Bills refused to pay Cousineau what he was being offered by a Canadian Football League team. Cousineau went to Canada and on to a modestly successful pro career. The Bills did OK, too. Shortly after rejecting Cousineau's demands, they went to four Super Bowls."

Sports, Ink - Blogs - The Buffalo News
On this date 11 years ago the BIlls released Bruce Smith, Thurman Thomas, and Andre Reed.

The Weekend Brief for 2/11/11 | Buffalo Wins
"Weekend Brief: Bills uniforms, Cam Newton, movies and books, Von Miller, Sabres surge, Lindy and much more!"