Reed Denied The Hall Again
Super Bowl Sunday: It should be a national holiday as today is Super Bowl Sunday. The Steelers and Packers are evenly matched so it should be a good, close game. The Bills played both teams and lost to both of them. The Packers dominated the Bills in a week two 34-7 rout. The Steelers game was all set to be a huge upset win for Buffalo but Stevie Johnson dropped the infamous pass in the end zone in overtime and Pittsburgh went on to win.
Saturday February 5, 2011
Reed Doesn't Make Hall Again: Andre Reed was once again turned away for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Reed made the first cut down to 10 modern era finalists while fellow receivers Tim Brown and Chris Carter didn't. He did not make the final cut to five modern era finlists while Shannon Sharpe did. The Class of 2011 includes Sharpe, NFL Films founder Ed Sabol, Richard Dent, Marshall Faulk, Deion Sanders and senior candidates Chris Hanburger and Les Richter. It's shocking that Sharpe made it before Reed. He should have been made to wait a bit but tight ends seem to get in quicker than wide receivers who seem to have to wait way too long to get in. The 95 year old Sabol was the sentimental choice this year and definitely deserves his place in the Hall but likely took Reed's spot.
Reed Awaits Announcement: The Pro Football Hall of Fame will announce their Class of 2011 during a show on the NFL Network tonight at 7pm. Andre Reed is a finalist and hopes this is his year. The newly elected leader of the Pro Football Writers assoc. is Mark Gaughan of the Buffalo News. He will be the person making the case for Reed to make it. He also was the man who previously lobbied for Jim Kelly, Bruce Smith, Thurman Thomas, Marv Levy, and Ralph Wilson to get into the Hall. This is the fifth straight year that Reed is one of 15 modern era finalists. A maximum of five of them can get in along with two nominees from the senior committee. Deion Sanders and Marshall Faulk appear to be locks. Reed's main competition is fellow receiver Chris Carter.
Thursday February 3, 2011
Golisano Interested In Bills? Tom Golisano held a press conference today to discuss the pending sale of the Sabres. Golisano said he would possibly be interested in owning another professional sports franchise which led to questions about the Bills. He said the team isn't for sale and it wouldn't make sense to speculate but when he was questioned further he did. He said Ralph Wilson is a very smart man who probably has dealt with any estate tax issues which would mean his family could keep the team. Golisano said his interest in buying the Bills if they became available would rise if the team was in danger of moving. If someone else bought the team and kept them in Buffalo he would be happy but if it looked like someone would buy the team and move it, his interest would increase considerably. What do you think of what he said? Take our poll on our homepage!
All Quiet: It is all quiet at One Bills Drive that is why we have been very quiet here at Bills Daily. The coaches are back from the Senior Bowl where they led the South to a win and gained some valuable intel for the upcoming draft. The focus of the league is down in Dallas for the Super Bowl. Saturday the league will announce the Hall of Fame class of 2011 and Andre Reed hopes this is his year to make it. Kyle Williams represented the Bills in the Pro Bowl on Sunday in what is the biggest joke of an all star game in pro sports.
Wednesday January 26, 2011
Nix On Bills: GM Buddy Nix doesn't talk to the media much so when he does it is news. Nix spoke to Mark Gaughan of the Buffalo News from the Senior Bowl in Mobile Alabama. They covered a wide range of topics. Nix said that the team has identified quarterback as an area of need and they will probably take one but did not say if that would happen with the third overall pick or not. He did say they are looking for a franchise impact player at that spot. They also have taken a look at Cam Newton but have a lot more work to do over the next two months. They do like Ryan Fitzpatrick and confident in his abilities at quarterback. He confirmed that the team is staying with the 3-4 defense and that they will be drafting for that defensive scheme. Nix feels Shawne Merriman will revive his career and he expects Eric Wood to move to center permanently. They thought he was the best center coming out of the 2009 draft. Nix is also encouraged by the progress of the rookie class.
Tuesday January 25, 2011
Practices Underway: The Bills coaching staff got to work yesterday as they have begun preparing the South team for the Senior Bowl on Saturday. The team practices for a half hour a day through Thursday and they coaches also meet with the players for an hour a day. The coaches say there is tremendous value of coaching the team as they get to see the players in the practice setting as well as the classroom. The Bills get to coach the game because the NFL usually asks the worst teams that have intact coaching staffs to participate. Chan Gailey feels they get a huge jump on the other teams by coaching the players. Unfortunately not many of the top prospects are coming off the South team. In the past, coaches have drafted players from the Senior Bowl at a higher rate if they coached one of the teams.
Monday January 24, 2011
Coaches Head To Senior Bowl: The Bills coaching staff is down in Mobile Alabama to coach the South squad in the Senior Bowl on Saturday. Fans are hoping that the extra work will give them more insight into the top college players and perhaps give them an edge when it comes to the draft. Dave Wannstedt is not joining the rest of the coaches down in Alabama. He is staying behind in Buffalo to pour over film and reports of the current players on the roster. This way he can be totally up to speed when the rest of the coaches get back to Buffalo next week.
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