Wilson & Smith Choose Their Presenters
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This summer, the Buffalo Bills' team owner Ralph Wilson Jr. and former DE Bruce Smith will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. This past week, both men decided upon their presenters. Ralph Wilson Jr. went with ESPN icon Chris Berman while Bruce Smith went with his defensive coordinator through the Bills' glory years, Ted Cottrell.
I saw these large posters on the side of bus stops today in NYC, and I noticed the striking resemblance to a certain wild-driving running back of the Buffalo Bills.
Maybe I am overreacting. It could all just be a viral campaign for a new summer movie called District Nine, but what if it isn't?? What if this is specism against Marshawn's alien race from planet BeastModellian 7?
He obviously has a driving problem. SO WHY WILL "THE MAN" NOT LET HIM RIDE THE BUS?????
Ok, I'm done. It was a slow news day.
Earlier this week was Jim Kelly's annual charity golf tournament. Former Bills (and Chris Berman) joined together for a round of golf at Terry Hills Golf Course in Batavia, NY. All proceeds go to two of Kelly's charities: Hunter's Hope and the Kelly for Kids Foundation.
But Kelly didn't just field questions about golf, of course. And when Jimbo talks, we hear at DGWUSports listen. Kelly was asked about the offense and here's what he had to say (quoted from Chris Brown's sports blog)...
Two members of the Buffalo Bills were profiled this weekend by the Buffalo News' and Bills' respective beat writers. Mark Gaughan did a piece on DT Marcus Stroud while Chris Brown did an article about emerging CB Reggie Corner. The article on Stroud is basically just about how he's enjoying playing in Buffalo, but more importantly, enjoying his new beefed-up contact. The Bills signed Stroud to a 2-year extension after trading for him. Without it, Stroud was set to earn $9.5 million over the next two seasons. Now, thanks to Russ & Co., he'll make $29 million over the next four years ($12 million guaranteed).
Meanwhile, you may have seen me mention in recent weeks that Reggie Corner has been getting more and more practice time at the nickleback spot with Ashton Youboty & Leodis McKelvin both recovering from injuries (Youboty is recovering from plantar faciitis and McKelvin has an undisclosed hand injury). Both teammates and coaches are impressed with his level of play in OTAs so far. As I've pondered out loud before, it will be interesting to see what Jauron & Fewell decide to do once (if) everyone's healthy. Lord knows how we love our continuity at 1 Bills Drive.
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