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You are currently browsing the archives for 5 January 2010

“Buffalo Bills Now!” UStream show with Sal Capaccio at 9pm

  • Posted on January 5, 2010 at 7:25 pm

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Flynn’s roller coaster rookie season continues

  • Posted on January 5, 2010 at 4:43 pm

Jonny Flynn and the Minnesota Timberwolves have had a non-stop schedule since September. By quick tally, in just a few months of NBA play Flynn has played almost as many games as he did all season last year with Syracuse. So, it should come as no surprise everyone on the roster, especially Flynn was ready for a break.

Currently on a three-day break Flynn and the Timberwolves are regrouping and figuring out how to play more consistent basketball than they did over the holidays. Things started out well with wins against the New Jersey Nets on December 23rd and the Washington Wizards on the 26th. Against the Nets, Flynn saw over 35 minutes of action,  scoring 22 points and  committing 3 turnovers. Against the Wizards, Flynn saw considerably less time (only 24 minutes) and managed to score just eight points, though he didn’t have a single turnover. He added six assists for the night, making Kurt Rambis and his triangle offense very pleased.

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Bobby April Terminates Bills Contract

  • Posted on January 5, 2010 at 11:23 am

John Clayton at ESPN is reporting that Buffalo Bills special teams coach Bobby April has exercised a clause in his contract that terminates his deal. He is now a coaching “free agent,” and teams hoping to interview him do not need to seek permission from the Bills to do so.

April leaves the Bills after six seasons as Buffalo’s special teams coordinator, including the last four as Assistant Head Coach. Under April’s tutelage, Buffalo’s special teams units have consistently been among the league’s top units, producing two No. 1 rankings and several star specialists, including kick returner Terrence McGee, punt returner Roscoe Parrish and punter Brian Moorman.

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Cowher in Buffalo rumors again pick up steam

  • Posted on January 5, 2010 at 10:24 am

I guess since picked this up, it’s time to mention it here.

Joe Logan, reporting at, wrote early Monday morning that former Pittsburgh head coach Bill Cowher was expected in Buffalo today, Tuesday, to meet with the Bills about their vacant head coaching position.

As Mike Florio notes, the report merits at least a closer look, given that Logan also reported that Buffalo’s entire coaching staff would be fired - about five hours before we got the word from Jay Glazer, if that time stamp is to be believed.

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Tuesday Coaching Carousel

  • Posted on January 5, 2010 at 9:43 am

Despite several reports that suggest otherwise, if the Buffalo Bills are really interested in interviewing Brian Billick to become their 17th head coach, they’re doing a fine job of being nonchalant about it.  I spoke to a member of the Bills organization who told me Billick hasn’t been contacted by the club if he does it would be “news to me.”

That certainly doesn’t preclude Billick from coming to Buffalo.  The club interviewed Perry Fewell Monday night and informed the entire coaching staff yesterday morning they wouldn’t be back next year unless the new coach wanted them, so Buddy Nix’s plate has been full.  I’m told no candidates were contacted Monday as Nix took care of in-house business.

Nix is expected to start diving into interviews with prospects as early as today, and maybe he does contact Billick.

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Putting Fred Jackson’s season in perspective

  • Posted on January 5, 2010 at 8:42 am

Fred Jackson Buffalo Sports DailyThough the 2009 season saw the Buffalo Bills finish with an incredibly disappointing 6-10 record - followed by a good old-fashioned house cleaning - there were bright spots amongst the darkness of the past four months. No single person in the Bills organization shone brighter in 2009 than running back Fred Jackson, who is quickly becoming a household name.

Jackson, who will turn 29 in February, set career highs in rushing attempts (237), yards (1,062), receptions (46), reception yards (371) and total touchdowns (5) this season, his third in the NFL. His story is moving toward local legend status: Jackson is a Division III product out of Coe College that cut his teeth with the Sioux City Bandits, an indoor football team. His climb to NFL prominence has been fascinating to behold.

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Balanced attack leads to Griffs win

  • Posted on January 5, 2010 at 8:19 am

Four Canisius scorers posted double figures, led by junior forward Greg Logins and his season-high 20, as the Golden Griffins defeated Iona 77-65 Monday night in the Koessler Athletic Center. The win improves Canisius to 7-8 overall and 2-2 in league play, while the Gaels slipped to 9-6 on the year and 1-3 in conference action.

Canisius, which was without second-leading scorer Julius Coles because of an illness, shot a blistering 48.8 percent from the field and a season-best 47.8 percent from behind the arc in the victory and ended the night with a 38-26 advantage on the boards. Logins scored his 20 points after he went 7-for-12 from the field, 2-for-6 from 3-point range and 4-for-4 from the charity stripe, while senior Frank Turner chipped in 18 points, seven assists, four rebounds and two steals in his 100th career start as a Griff. Turner’s seven assists were a game-high and also allowed him to move past former Griff Brian Dux for second on the school’s career assist list.

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Lewis’ 22 leads NU over Fairfield

  • Posted on January 5, 2010 at 8:14 am

Paced by four double-digit scorers, the Niagara men’s basketball team (10-6, 3-1 MAAC) defeated MAAC foe Fairfield (10-4, 3-1 MAAC) by a score of 77-68 at the ‘Taps’ Gallagher Center on Monday night. Senior Tyrone Lewis (Levittown, Pa.) led the Purple Eagles with 22 points while fellow senior Bilal Benn (Philadelphia, Pa.) tallied his seventh double-double on the season, with 15 points and 13 boards.

“I don’t know you would call this a must-win, but it definitely was a must to get the feeling that we had last year back,” Niagara head coach Joe Mihalich said. “I think we did that tonight. This was a great win for us.”

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