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Bills OC looking for quicker trigger from Manuel

Bills Offensive Coordinator Nathaniel Hackett must smile every time he looks down at the roster.  Hackett doesn't lack for weapons as he prepares to guide the Bills offense for a second season. 

Bills center optimistic about QB and OL

A mystery illness has the best player in the group on the sideline.  There will be at least one new starter, quite likely two and an outside shot at three.  Welcome, Bills offensive line, to the first week of training camp.  

Bills' Dareus needs to learn about responsibility

I don't envy Doug Marrone.  The Bills head coach is being put in a very difficult spot by Marcell Dareus and one wonders when Marrone's patience will run out.  

Bidders will be "pleasantly surprised" by Bills' financials

When the process of bidding on the Buffalo Bills gets down to the nitty gritty, one sports business expert predicts there'll be roughly a dozen parties with serious interest and a "very healthy bidding".

5 key questions about the 2014 Bills

With the opening of training camp just days away, Howard Simon has the five most important questions concerning the 2014 Buffalo Bills.

JW - Poor Asset Management with Ehrhoff

The Buffalo Sabres buyout of Christian Ehrhoff has come as a shock to many fans, and with good reason.  It would appear that the Sabres just gave away one of their most valuable assets because of a fear of a doomsday scenario that might never come, and might never matter.

Packers Prez: "Everybody wants to see it work in Buffalo"

When it comes time for NFL owners to vote on the sale of the Buffalo Bills, how much will history and market size matter in determining the next owner?

Those questions were posed to Green Bay Packers President and Western New York native Mark Murphy during an interview on WGR Thursday.

Murphy, who will cast the Packers vote when it comes to deciding the Bills new owner, said money will

Bills special teams need bounce back year

As we approach the opening of training camp, what do the Bills special teams have to do better in 2014?  Click here to find out.

Bills defense has two big holes to fill in 2014

The defense should be the strongest part of the 2014 Buffalo Bills but that doesn't mean there aren't key questions facing the unit as training camp approaches.  

Bills don't need billion dollar stadium

One of the more famous lines from the movie "Field of Dreams" is "if you build it, he will come".  When it comes to the future of the Buffalo Bills, we can ask "if we build it, will they stay?"

Lt. Governor: 90-100% certain Bills will stay in WNY

As the sale of the Bills moves towards a conclusion, possibly by mid July, New York State's second in command is very optimistic about the future of the franchise in Western New York.


Rangers berth in Cup Finals helps ease my guilt

It has been so long since a team I root for reached the ultimate series in its league's playoffs, I forgot how cool it is. 

Thurman Thomas optimistic about future of Bills in WNY

Thurman Thomas is optimistic when it comes to the long term future of the Buffalo Bills.  Click here and listen to what Thomas told WGR were the reasons for his optimism.


JW: View from the top

You say that this season of Sabres hockey has robbed you of your sanity.  You’ve likely felt rage, sadness, despair, and worst of all…indifference.  In exchange for your “suffering” you’re going to get one of the best 18-year-old hockey players in the world.  Jeremy White has a primer on this year's crop.

JW: What's one more loss?

Tuesday night the NHL will reveal the winner of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft Lottery, and we know the Buffalo Sabres are in position to pick either #1 or #2.  How much of a drop off is there in that one spot? We've already seen 51 losses this season, 61 if you count overtime and shootouts.  How bad is one more?
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