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Buffalo Bills news, 1/30: Super Bowl era teams back in the headlines

The Buffalo Bills Super Bowl runs are back in focus today.

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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.

Brian Urlacher: Kiko Alonso 'everything you want out of a middle linebacker' - BN Blitz

"He's got the skill set you want," Urlacher said. "He's athletic. He can rush the passer. He's got great coverage skills with those picks. He can hit. He can run. He's everything you want out of a middle linebacker."

Randy Moss: Bills must upgrade their passing offense - BN Blitz

"Given that Moss is a receiver connoisseur, I asked for his thoughts on Johnson's season and how he fits in the Bills' offense. Without mentioning anybody by name, Moss didn't sound too impressed with the Bills' passing offense as a whole."

Super Bowl era

Bills-Giants the last No. 1 vs. No. 1 Super Bowl -
James Lofton talks about Super Bowl XXV and how the Giants were able to contain - but not control - the Buffalo Bills' scoring attack. Bill Polian chimes in, too.

Inside The Bills | Levy on Super Bowl-"You never forget being there"
"You never forget being there," he said. "At the time when it happened, you say, are we really here? It’s exciting. It’s a culmination what you thought about when you were a little kid. There was no Super Bowl, by the way, when I was a kid, but you get the gist."

Revisiting Super Bowl XXVII: Bills lost fourth straight 20 years ago today - BN Blitz
The Buffalo News compiled all of their pre- and post-game coverage of the Bills' fourth Super Bowl for this links piece. Outstanding amount of information.

Andre Reed

Inside The Bills | The Case for Andre Reed in the Hall of Fame
Marv Levy talked about Andre Reed on The John Murphy Show last night.

Inside The Bills | Irvin: Embarrassed that Reed not in HOF
"Speaking with Bills flagship TV station WKBW-TV, Irvin said he was embarrassed that Reed is not already in the Pro Football Hall of Fame."

Michael Irvin: Andre Reed 'definitely' should be in Hall of Fame - BN Blitz
"There's no way that you don't get Andre Reed in the Hall of Fame after going to four straight Super Bowls," Irvin said. "I'm very disappointed he's not in, because he should be in. It's not just about catching passes. It's about catching passes that gets you to championships, and he caught passes that got them to the Super Bowl, so he should definitely be in."

Andre Reed trying to overcome final Canton hurdle - ESPN
"The thing is with Andre, he understands that sometimes it's a numbers game with different players, but he also understands, like we all do and we all believe that there's no doubt that he should be in the Hall of Fame," Kelly said this month. "He should have already been in. It's frustrating. Of course it's frustrating for not only him but all the players that played with him and because we know how good of a player he was."

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Jim Hostler named Senior Offensive Assistant -
"Hostler comes to Buffalo with 15 years of NFL coaching experience." Read all about it inside.

Pete Carroll spent one miserable season with the Bills - BN Blitz
"The ’84 Bills finished 2-14. The team gave up 454 points and 5,582 yards, numbers that rank first- and sixth-worst, respectively, in franchise history."