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Bills-Pats primer

I hope you enjoyed a relaxing Sunday of watching the NFL.  Now its time to get serious and its time to study up on the Bills and Patriots in advance of Monday night's clash.
Coach Challenge

Time to challenge the NHL coach's challenge

The NHL has a problem on its hands and it reared its ugly head, again, in Buffalo this week.

Good health means good production for Bills offense

What a difference a healthy lineup makes for the Bills offense.  But you probably knew that, didn't you? 

Even by Bills standards, this is truly depressing

And cut.  That's a wrap everyone, thanks for coming to the 2015 season and please arrive home safely.  
JW: All-22

JW: All-22 Review: Bills/Titans

We've learned that Tyrod Taylor is unlikely to play this week against the Bengals.  Taylor made some great plays last week, but the passing game was limited, to say the least.  In this week's  All-22 review we'll see a big part of the field ignored by the offense, and the latest masterpiece from the defensive line.

Bills survive and advance

 I'm not sure where the Bills season goes from here but I'm pretty sure it would have gone down the you know what if they didn't beat Tennessee. 

A depressing Bills Sunday

For the second straight home game, the Bills laid an egg and at times were their own worst enemy.  

Bills bounce back in a big way

It was a game where you could actually put your feet up and relax.  Click here to read Howard Simon's thoughts on the Bills 41-14 thrashing of the Miami Dolphins.

UB Football moving in right direction

The record says 2-2 but there are a number of encouraging signs for UB's football team as they prepare for MAC play.
Goal Song

JW: Racket-ology - The Sabres Goal Song Vote

The Buffalo Sabres have launched a fan-driven goal song bracket.  There are eight nominees and the team is asking all of us to help decide the anthem to be played when the team lights the lamp.  Jeremy White takes a look at the Racket Bracket.  (Get it?  Racket?)


Bills vs Brady: Been there, done that

I'm getting pretty tired of writing these Brady crushed the Bills columns but I sure have had a lot of practice.

Milford Academy: The place LeSean McCoy shaped his NFL career

LeSean McCoy suffered a serious ankle injury in high school. He went to Milford Academy to recover. There, he got over tough times and became the player he is today. 
D gets an A+

D goes on the offensive in UB Bulls win

A UB defense loaded with questions when the season began, had all the answers in a 33-15 win over Florida Atlantic. Click here to read Howard Simon's thoughts on the Bulls win.

Bills defense and Tyrod Taylor equal opening day win

Tyrod Taylor had a good day and the defense frustrated Andrew Luck. That's why Rex Ryan's Bills are 1-0.
Big cover up?

Report details extent of Patriots cheating in Spygate

An ESPN report with new details about the Patriots alleged cheating during Spygate will not make life any easier for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

I choose Tyrod Taylor

If Rex Ryan's plan with the quarterback competition included confusing the Indianapolis Colts, then job well done sir. But I know who I'd like to see start in week one.

Assessing Bills QB race after pre-season opener

Here's how the Bills pre season opener impacted the three man quarterback competition, in my humble opinion.   
King Rex

Rex Ryan a big hit with Bills defense

It's the same reaction every time.  Ask any defensive player on the Buffalo Bills about Rex Ryan and that player will have a huge smile on his face. Players were happy with the last two men to oversee the defense, Mike Pettine and Jim Schwartz,

Bills' EJ Manuel knows its a production league

In the Bills original master plan for EJ Manuel, he would have a firm grasp on the quarterback position entering year three in the NFL, not fighting for the starting job and perhaps even a roster spot.
GM on QB's

Bills GM: We're almost in quarterback purgatory

Bills general manager Doug Whaley was a guest on WGR Wednesday. Click here to find out what he had to say about the quarterback situation, current and future.
Bills Prez

Bills Prez: Time to toss playoff drought anvil into Lake Erie

Bills president and managing partner Russ Brandon was on WGR during day one of training camp coverage from St. John Fisher.  Click here to find out what he had to say.

Bills training camp questions

When the Bills hold their first practice at training camp on Friday, I'll be doing something I've never done before at any other Bills camp.
Van Miller

Thanks Van.

Broadcasting royalty. That is how I would describe Van Miller.   
OL Decision

Bills face important decision

The Buffalo Bills have a very important decision to make with training camp only two weeks away and it has nothing to do with the quarterback competition. 

Sabres defenseman Jake McCabe on WGR

Buffalo Sabres defenseman Jake McCabe was a guest on WGR on Friday.  Click here to listen to the interview.

Sabres prospect Guhle on WGR

Sabres 2015 draft pick Brendan Guhle was a guest on WGR. Click here to listen to the interview.
Eichel Day

What should go down as "Eichel Day"?

I'll bet many of you have uttered the phrase "Happy Eichel Day". But which day should be known as "Eichel Day"?

Sabres captain extremely excited

Click on this to hear what Brian Gionta thinks about Ryan O'Reilly and what advice he'll give Jack Eichel upon the top pick's arrival.

Sabres coach Dan Bylsma on WGR

Sabres coach Dan Bylsma was a guest on WGR on Monday.  Click here to listen to the interview and find out what Bylsma said about Ryan O'Reilly and line combinations among other topics.

Former BU Coach: Eichel has everything you need

Jack Parker first saw Jack Eichel play when Eichel was just over 14 years old and Parker knew he was watching a terrific player and top NHL prospect to be.

Sabres stress relief

So how bad is the stress from the race for 30th? I had to completely unplug this past weekend.

Sabres stress relief

So how bad is the stress from the race for 30th? I had to completely unplug this past weekend.
Race for 30th

This week in the race for 30th

For all intents and purposes, the race for 30th could come to an end this week.

TSN's Craig Button: Eichel will have profound impact

Click here to find out what former NHL GM and current TSN analyst Craig Button had to say about Jack Eichel and which goalie the Sabres should attempt to acquire.
NHL Draft

2015 NHL Draft prospect countdown

WGR's Hot Prospect Countdown leads you up to the NHL Draft. Click here to learn about the 3rd rated prospect.

Fred Jackson

Bills RB Fred Jackson on WGR

Bills running back Fred Jackson spent an hour talking about football and life away from the field on WGR on Tuesday. Click here to listen.

2015 NHL Draft prospect countdown

WGR's Hot Prospect Countdown leads you up to the NHL Draft
NHL Draft

NHL Draft Preview

The NHL Draft is Friday and Saturday and WGR is getting you ready with our draft previews.  
NHL Draft

2015 NHL Draft prospect countdown

WGR's Hot Prospect Countdown leads you up to the NHL Draft

Jeremy White and Matthew Coller detail No. 15 through 11 prospects.

NHL draft

WGR Hot Prospect Countdown 19 through 15

WGR's Hot Prospect Countdown leads you up to the NHL Draft

Jeremy White and Matthew Coller detail No. 19 through 15 prospects. The Sabres pick No. 21 overall along with No. 2

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NHL Draft

2015 NHL Draft prospect countdown

WGR's Hot Prospect Countdown leads you up to the NHL Draft


Bills LB Nigel Bradham on WGR

The strength of the Bills defense is certainly up front but the linebacking corps is an area that is much improved going into the season. 

Bills RB LeSean McCoy on WGR

Click here to find out what Le Sean McCoy had to say about the Bills offense during an interview on WGR.

Sabres new coach has his admirers

Would you like to learn more about Dan Bylsma?  Click here to find out what some former players, including a former Sabre had to say about their experiences of playing for Bylsma in Pittsburgh.

Mets ruin my holiday weekend

Father son sports trips are the best. But my favorite baseball team did everything it could to ruin my most recent excursion.


Rex Ryan talks Bills QB competition

Rex Ryan was a guest on WGR on Tuesday. Click here to find out what the Bills head coach had to say about the quarterback competition among other topics.

Bills' Wood surprised by length of suspension on Brady

Bills center Eric Wood was a guest on WGR on Tuesday and shared his thoughts on the suspension of Tom Brady as well as the AFC East race and the Bills new offensive scheme.
Coach Search

Babcock Watch Update

Click here to find out what Sportsnet's Elliott Friedman had to say about Mike Babcock and other possible candidates for the job of Sabres head coach.

Brady got what he deserved

"It's not personal, it's strictly business."  That classic quote from "The Godfather" is exactly how I feel about the suspension for Tom Brady.
Staying In School

Sabres prospect Compher will stay at Michigan for another season

While Sabres fans await the possible jump of Jack Eichel from Boston University to the NHL next season, Sabres prospect JT Compher is staying in college for now. 

It was a low key Bills draft

Memo to the Buffalo Bills: Please don't trade your first round picks anymore.  It makes the draft far less interesting.  

Bills' Duke Williams aiming for starting job

There won't be many starting spots up for grabs when the Bills hit training camp.  There's probably just one on the defensive side of the ball and it's the safety spot opposite Aaron Williams.


Bills should draft a quarterback

Time for some free advice for Bills General Manager Doug Whaley.  Draft a quarterback on Friday.  There are a number of people who will tell you not to do this for various reasons. 
1.  This year's group of quarterbacks is underwhelming.
2.  You already have four quarterbacks on your roster.
3.  You don't have a first or fourth round pick so in rounds two
By the #'s

Sabres and Coyotes numbers are ugly

Befitting teams that are 29th and 30th in the NHL standings, the Arizona Coyotes and Buffalo Sabres have put up some horrible numbers this season.


Bills building a better offense

For years the offense has been the bane of the Buffalo Bills existence.  Despite the big question mark at quarterback, the Bills offense will be better in 2015 due to big moves at other positions.
Race for 30th

This week in the race for 30th

The Race for 30th is down to just 10 games in 20 days.  Buckle up Sabres fans.

Race for 30th

Sabres, Oilers, Coyotes all doing their best to finish 30th

And down the stretch they come!!! The Buffalo Sabres, Edmonton Oilers and Arizona Coyotes are doing some serious losing as they fight tooth and nail for the 30th place finish.

UB hoopsters make school history

This is what University at Buffalo Athletics Director Danny White had in mind when he hired Bobby Hurley to coach the mens basketball team.  

How do Sabres stack up with Arizona and Edmonton?

Here we go! The trade deadline has passed and the rosters are set for the home stretch in the race for 30th. So how do the Buffalo Sabres, Arizona Coyotes and Edmonton Oilers stack up in terms of the roster and their remaining schedule?

Race for 30th

This week in the race for 30th

To use a NASCAR analogy, the Buffalo Sabres, Arizona Coyotes and Edmonton Oilers are racing three wide going into the final laps in the race for 30th.


Raising Arizona? Its more like sinking Arizona in race for 30th.

I want you to mark down March 26th and March 30th on your calendar.  It looks like they'll be two of the biggest days in Buffalo sports history.  

My stress level is rising

Last week I did something I never thought I'd do.

McEichel update

This week in the race for 30th

The race for 30th has tightened as the NHL season moves into the final week of February.


Sabres prospect Reinhart having strong season in juniors

He may be out of sight but Sam Reinhart is certainly not out mind when it comes to the Buffalo Sabres.

Race for 30th

This week in the race for 30th

The Buffalo Sabres have a season high six point lead in the race for 30th as this week begins.

The week that was in Buffalo sports

It was quite a week in Buffalo sports.  The Bills made a controversial signing and the Sabres pulled off one of the biggest trades in franchise history. 
Race for 30th

This week in the race for 30th

Is the race for 30th down to just two teams? With two months left in the regular season, there's some separation at the bottom of the NHL standings.
UB hoops

Bobby Hurley has UB Bulls clicking

The University at Buffalo Mens basketball team picked a perfect time to go on a win streak.

JW: Race to 30

JW: Party Crashers

Well, well, well...what do we have here?  Is that a crowd of the Stanley Cup Pretenders knocking on our door, trying to get into our basement party?  Chatter around the NHL seems to indicate that several teams are ready to power down on Mission McDavid.  What do you say we all get to know each other?
McEichel update

McEichel update

Here's the latest on race for 30th:


Seahawks explain their play call

Are you wondering why the Seattle Seahawks brain trust decided to pass the ball on second and goal from the Patriots one yard line?

Sabres hoping history repeats

For those of you who are still struggling with what the Sabres are doing(and I think its down to a very small number), here's a little historical perspective. 

Former Bills GM Bill Polian headed to Hall of Fame

Time for Bills fans to make another trip to Canton, Ohio for a Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony.  Bill Polian, the architect of the Bills four straight AFC Championship teams in the early 1990's, has been elected to the Hall of Fame a

Fomer Bills GM Polian headed to Hall of Fame

Time for Bills fans to make another trip to Canton, Ohio for a Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
Hall Bound?

Former Bills GM hoping for call from Hall of Fame

On Saturday, the architect of the Buffalo Bills four consecutive AFC Championship teams could receive the greatest individual honor in pro football. 
Hockey Heaven

Sabres making Buffalo a hockey destination

Some big hockey events could be making their way to Buffalo in the next few years.  Click here to find out more.


Bills better off after crazy 16 day stretch

When Rex Ryan was officially introduced as the new Head Coach of the Buffalo Bills, it brought to an end a two week stretch that was among the craziest in franchise history. 
Stadium Study

Bills new stadium study

A study commissioned by New York State has produced a short list of four locations for a possible new stadium for the Buffalo Bills. Here is a link to the 141 page study:
New Hires

Bills filling out coaching staff

The Buffalo Bills have announced a number of hires for Rex Ryan's coaching staff.


Bills GM likes the Ryan/Roman combination

Bills General Manager Doug Whaley covered a wide range of topics during a segment on WGR on Thursday. Click here to find out more.
He said it

Rex Ryan Day One: My favorite answers

When we spoke with members of the New York city media to find out more about Rex Ryan, they all told us the same thing.  He will win the press conferences.  It doesn't amount to anything in terms of how the Bills will play and that ultimatel
OL Coach

Bills looking at OL coaching candidates

Fixing the offensive line is likely on the Bills off season list of things to do. Getting a new offensive line coach is apparently part of the repair plan.

Bills lose Schwartz

Jim Schwartz is one and done as Buffalo Bills Defensive Coordinator.

Sabres' Hasek was one of a kind

When you work in our business, you learn not to get carried away by the athletes you meet while covering games.  Getting a chance to watch and later interview some of the greatest players of their sport comes with the job.  Don't get me wron
King Rex

Bravo Bills!

To quote former New York Jets linebacker Bart Scott, "can't wait".  That's how I feel about the Bills decision hire Rex Ryan as their next Head Coach.  
New Bills Coach

Bills get Rex Ryan as new Head Coach

From Broadway to Off Broadway? Rex Ryan is reportedly making the move from New York to Buffalo, agreeing to become the next Head Coach of the Buffalo Bills. 

Sabres are who we thought they were

If you're wondering what has happened to the Buffalo Sabres over the last few weeks, the answer can be found in a famous comment from former NFL Coach Dennis Green, who once said "they are what we thought they were."

2015 opponents

Bills 2015 opponents set

With the Bills finishing second in the AFC East, the final pieces were put into place for the 2015 schedule. 

Bills finale makes no difference

Sorry Bills fans,  but that game meant absolutely nothing to me.  

Bills new owner faces big decisions

When the Bills 2014 season comes to an end in New England on Sunday, another new chapter in franchise history will begin.  
Kyle Orton


One week after an exhilarating victory over the Green Bay Packers and on a day when the out of town scoreboard played out perfectly, the Bills once again ripped the hearts out of their fans.  So what did we learn?

AFC Playoffs: What you need to know

Here is everything you need to know for this weekend as far as the Bills, playoff standings, tiebreaker rules and who to root for.

AFC playoff standings


Division Leaders

[y] Patriots

[y] Broncos

[y] Colts



Bills pull off a shocker

JW: All-22

JW: All-22 Review - Playmaker Wanted

The Bills loss in Denver was the latest to highlight the fact that the Bills are lacking an elite play maker at quarterback.  From the 3rd-and-1 slide, to deep shots that they don't take, the Bills offense is crying out for a quarterback that will step up and make a play.  Check this week's All-22 to see what's missing, and also to debunk the NFL conspiracy theorists.
No \"O\"

Sabres' Hodgson having season to forget

On a Buffalo Sabres team that struggles to produce on offense, Cody Hodgson's nightmarish season is making matters worse.

Bills back to square one at quarterback...again!

The Bills can now officially add "get a quarterback" to their list of things to do this off season.
Playoff Race

AFC Playoff Race Primer

Here's some handy information to help you out on Sunday.  First, the current AFC standings and then the remaining schedules for the Bills and the rest of the teams fighting for a playoff spot as well as the combined won-loss record of those teams
Hot Streak

What has gotten into the Sabres?

What in the name of winning hockey is going on with the Sabres?  How do you explain a team that was 3-13-2, winning 5 of its last 6 games?

Heart and Soul

Darry Talley's struggles hit Bills fans hard

If you were a fan of the Buffalo Bills in the late 1980's and into the 1990's, reading the story about the struggles of Darryl Talley hit you hard.  REALLY hard. 

Bills game turns on 3 straight plays

In the first half, the Buffalo Bills and Cleveland Browns were putting their respective fan bases to sleep. But three consecutive plays in the third quarter sent the Ralph Wilson Stadium crowd into a frenzy and the Bills on to victory.
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