Aiken Questionable: Sam Aiken is the lone Bill on the injury report and has been upgraded to questionable with his hamstring injury. He likely will end up being inactive anyway. The Jaguars have six players on the report, one doubtful, one questionable, and four listed as probable. Injury Report.
Williams Presser: Coach Williams said that the team knows that they only had 24 hours to enjoy the win and the focus remains outstanding on the team. There were a lot of things to work and the team had very good attendance on the off day yesterday with everyone but a few showing up to look at film. The coaching staff led by Rusty Jones is getting the team ready for the 90° heat of Jacksonville by keeping the team hydrated. The coach saw some really good things from Jacksonville in film study especialy QB Mark Brunell and RB Fred Taylor. He calls Taylor a very special back in this league.
Bills Release Wright: The Bills announced today that they have released WR Rodney Wright from the practice squad. They haven't named a replacement leaving them with one open spot on the squad.
Bledsoe Speaks To Media: Drew Bledsoe addressed the media during his usual Wednesday press conference today. He warned that success could be as hard to deal with as failure. The veteran leaders need to step up so that the preparation is as good as it was last week and consistently that good all year. He feels the team will not be overconfident because the Jagauars defense represents a different but tough challenge then the Patriots did. Bledsoe said the team will pick Bobby Shaw's brain a bit since he played in Jacksonville. The key to dealing with the heat is keeping hydrated during the week but it is an advantage for the Jaguars. He feels Josh Reed will have a good year and said he has to because the team is counting on him. On Sammy Morris, he says he was ready to step into the third down back role last year and expects good things from him like he did on opening day. He said their are issues to address including the two turnovers and ten penalties they suffered against New England as well as some missed assignments.
Spikes Awarded: Takeo Spikes was named the AFC Defensive Player Of The Week for his two interception effort against New England on Sunday. It was the second time in his career that he won the honor and the first time a Bill got that honor on opening day.
Bills Can't Letdown: The Bills must guard against a letdown this weekend in Jacksonville after their emotional rout of New England on Sunday. The Jagaurs should be fired up for their home opener as they look to atone for blowing a 17 point lead in the second half on opening day. Should make for an interesting battle. Game Preview.
Tuesday September 9, 2003
Bills Fans Uneasy: Fans may begin to grow uneasy as the national media begins a groundswell of support and predictions that the team is going to win the division and beyond. This isn't the same as flying under the radar and sneaking up on teams. Joe Chenelly has his weekly commentary. Complete Story.
Bills Get Measure Of Revenge: For one day everything was right with the world. The Bills and Bledsoe got their revenge on the Patriots from last year's two demolitions at the hands of New England. Complete Story.
Haggan To Practice Squad: The second practice squad move the Bills made yesterday was adding seventh round pick Mario Haggan to the squad. He was released last week when Lawyer Milloy was signed. Haggan replaced Jerton Evans on the squad, he was released.
Bills Add QB: The Bills have signed QB Brandon Doman to the practice squad. To make room for him they once again released QB Jason Johnson. Doman was a fifth round pick of the 49ers last year and did not play for them in 2002. He was cut this preseason after he was beat out for their third string job by Ken Dorsey. Coach Williams said that the team will talk about moving him up when he becomes familiar with the system. The team is currently only carrying two quarterbacks.
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