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Fewell’s Philsophy: “Play Like Hell & Win”

  • Posted on November 17, 2009 at 10:29 pm

“Play like hell and win.”

Those are the only five words new interim head coach Perry Fewell needed to muster when asked what his philosophy would be now after taking over for Dick Jauron today.

Fewell was introduced as the new interim head coach tonight at a makeshift press conference.  One trait he definitely shares with the now former coach is his dislike for saying too much.   Immediately showing his Elusiveness, Fewell refused to provide any details as to what he and owner Ralph Wilson discussed today other than he accepted the position as interim head coach.

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Special Edition of “Buffalo Bills Now” at 9:05pm

  • Posted on November 17, 2009 at 7:43 pm

We’re going to take a stab in the dark, and project there being plenty to talk about this evening. Dick Jauron is out as Buffalo Bills head coach, and tonight’s your chance to talk about it.

Tune into “Buffalo Bills Now!” at 9:05pm tonight as host Sal Capaccio will have plenty on the Jauron firing and what direction the team may be going. Call in with your questions and comments, or just relax and listen to the show.

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No More Mr. Nice Guy- More Changes To Come?

  • Posted on November 17, 2009 at 5:27 pm

He’ll go down as one of the nicest guys to ever walk a Buffalo Bills sideline. Unfortunately for Dick Jauron, he’ll also be remembered as one of the worst, and least popular coach’s in franchise history.

Ralph Wilson mercifully put an end to masses of fan’s wrath Tuesday afternoon with the announcement that Jauron has been fired. Perry Fewell will take over as the interim head coach according to many outlets, including Tim Graham from ESPN.

Ralph Wilson released the following statement Tuesday afternoon.

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Breaking News: Dick Jauron Gets Fired

  • Posted on November 17, 2009 at 3:59 pm

71465292RS401_New_York_JetsThe Buffalo Bills have fired head coach Dick Jauron.’s Jason La Canfora had the story first via Twitter.

Ralph Wilson released the following statement Tuesday afternoon.

“I am announcing today that I am relieving Dick Jauron from his duties as our head coach, effectively immediately,” said Wilson in a team statement. “I have tremendous respect for Dick and thank him for all of his efforts during these past four years. While this was a very difficult decision, I felt that it is one that needed to be made at this time for the best interest of our team. We will now focus on moving forward and preparing for our game this week in Jacksonville.”

Jauron finishes his career in Buffalo with a 24-33 record.

We will have plenty more all day on this breaking news as we learn more details. is reporting Perry Fewell will be named interim coach, but this hasn’t been confirmed

**UPDATE** According to writer and friend to Buffalo Sports Daily, Tim Graham, it will be Perry Fewll who takes over.

Trent Edwards Getting Benched for Fitzpatrick

  • Posted on November 17, 2009 at 1:44 pm’s Jason La Canfora, citing a league source, is reporting that the Buffalo Bills are expected to start Ryan Fitzpatrick at quarterback in their Week 11 game in Jacksonville.

Trent Edwards, the team’s opening-day starter, was pulled in favor of Fitzpatrick at the end of the team’s Week 10 loss to Tennessee despite a solid first-half showing from the offense. Fitzpatrick has been at the helm for two of Buffalo’s three wins this season, though he has yet to throw for more than 123 yards in a game as a Bill.

For Edwards, this move represents the low point in a career that showed early signs of promise, but quickly fizzled to mediocrity. The Bills are 3-10 in the last 13 games that Edwards has completed. Edwards returned to the lineup last week after recovering from his second career concussion, but his return didn’t last a full four quarters.

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Max Afinogenov Finding New Life in Atlanta

  • Posted on November 17, 2009 at 11:19 am

Remember this guy?

The last time we really talked about Maxim Afinogenov, it sounded something like this

Afinogenov’s time in Buffalo had been rocky and the end of the line is clear, but his time in the NHL might not be over just yet. I wouldn’t be shocked if he had a decent year and earned himself another contract; but I’m certainly okay with it happening on another team.

It’s certainly not a shocking statement, as everyone seemed to be saying the same things about Max for the last two years or so. The verdict on Afinogenov was clear: something happened and he needs a change of scenery to fix it. We’ve all talked about what happened and what it means to the team, but it was time for Max to go.

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Identifying the core of the Buffalo Bills’ roster

  • Posted on November 17, 2009 at 10:25 am

Welcome, Buffalo Bills fans, to yet another “coping with disastrous football” post. The Bills, as I’m sure you’re aware, lost 41-17 on the road to the Tennessee Titans Sunday; the loss puts the Bills at 3-6 under Dick Jauron for the first time since 2006, Jauron’s first season in Buffalo. The players have been awful, the coaching staff is officially in “play out the string” territory, and that broad, sweeping change that fans have called for since December of 2008 is probably coming after seven weeks are up.

As brutal as it may be to watch the Bills during that two-month stretch, there’s still plenty we can learn. The front office and the coaching staff will probably have new faces come next February. (Read that as me being hopeful on the former, and realistic on the latter.) But in all likelihood, many of the faces you currently see on game days will still be donning red, white and blue in 2010 and beyond.

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Bona to Face Big-East Foe St. John’s Tonight in Rochester

  • Posted on November 17, 2009 at 10:24 am

For the first time since 2005, the St. Bonaventure men’s basketball team will return to Rochester, N.Y., when it hosts Big East Conference foe St. John’s tonight, at Blue Cross Arena.

“We’re excited to be able to get a game back to Rochester in front of our great alumni base there,” said head coach Mark Schmidt. “To be able to play a good Big East Conference program like St. John’s at a great venue like Blue Cross Arena is exactly what we need to do. Games that our program has played in the past in Rochester have been well received by our alums and the community and we look for another big crowd this year.”

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Canisius Men’s Basketball to Open Tonight

  • Posted on November 17, 2009 at 10:04 am

• The Canisius College men’s basketball team starts the 106th season in school history when the team travels to Loyola (Chicago) for the 2009-10 season opener tonight.

• The Golden Griffins return all five starters and eight letterwinners from last year’s squad that went 11-20 overall and 4-14 in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play.

• Canisius was picked to finish seventh among 10 teams in the annual MAAC Preseason Coaches Poll.

• The Griffs 0-3 under head coach Tom Parrotta and have not won a season-opener since 2003-04, when the Blue and Gold defeated cross-town rival Buffalo 60-58 on the road.

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UB: Men’s Basketball Signs a Pair of Forwards

  • Posted on November 17, 2009 at 9:50 am

Cameron Downing (Tulsa, OK/Memorial) and Javon McCrea (Newark, NY/Newark) have each signed a National Letter of Intent to attend the University at Buffalo and participate on the men’s basketball team, according to head coach Reggie Witherspoon.

Downing is a 6-9, 240-lb. forward from powerhouse Memorial High School in Tulsa, OK where he plays for head coach Eric Savage. Downing averaged 15 points, 9.4 rebounds and 2.3 blocked shots while shooting a sizzling 73 percent from the field as a junior last year. He helped lead the Chargers to a 22-4 record and the 6A state title last season.

“Cameron is from an outstanding high school program. He has had great success individually as well as collectively with his team,” Witherspoon said. “He’s a wide-bodied post player with good hands and he’s a good student.”

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