Losman Done Thinking About Leg: He called his playing time against New England bittersweet, he was anxious to play but it didn't go as well as he hoped. He hopes to get more reps, which he did get on Wednesday, and he is hoping for another chance to play. The leg did not hurt at all in his limited action but he was thinking about it. The biggest thing he took out of the game is that he doesn't have to think about the leg at all since it wasn't even sore on Monday. He said he will sit and wait for his opportunity to play and when it does come he has to take advantage of it and not screw it up. Losman said Drew Bledsoe gave him words of encouragement after the game and congratulated him on his first game action.
Wire Practices: Coy Wire did practice today and he's listed at questionable. They want to see how he feels tomorrow. Troy Vincent did not practice and is also questionable. They will monitor him each day. Josh Reed did not practice and is doubtful to play against the Rams. Injury Page.
Baker To Start: Coach Mularkey told the media in his usual Wednesday press conference that Rashad Baker will start at free safety over Izell Reese. He also talked about the left guard position. He called Lawrence Smith and Ross Tucker high motor guys and it depends on the situation who will get playing time. He said Drew Bledsoe is trying harder every week and his approach has not changed. The Coach has not made his decision yet on who will be the number two quarterback. He will probably make that call on Saturday but said J.P. Losman continues to get more reps every week. He said he will play him in the right situation and they aren't out of it in their eyes. He doesn't know when that will be. Not being able to practice with his injury has been a setback but being around Bledsoe has been a huge asset for his development. He said a lot of players took the loss to New England personally and he is interested to see how he responds. Depth Chart.
Bledsoe Expects To Win: Drew Bledsoe said in his media day press conference that they will do everything they can to win to get the bad taste out of their mouths from last week's loss. He said they expect to win the game. He said the challenge he has is putting the loss behind him, he said he has and he's moving forward to prepare himself and the team to win. He said playing the world champs on the road and not playing well makes for in ugly loss. He said he doesn't have an answer for the way they play on the road. He admits to being extremely frustrated with the way the season has gone since the talent is so much better than the results. He said he talked to J.P. Losman after the game and said that the key to success at quarterback is overcoming adversity and being strong emotionally, mentally, and physically. His number one goal is to win, the other stuff, like fan criticism, is so secondary that it doesn't matter to him. He said he has to watch for the very fast Rams defense led by Leonard Little and Aeneas Williams.
Homefield Big This Week: The Bills are trying to forget about Sunday's drubbing by New England. They get a chance against a good team from the NFC when the Rams come to town this Sunday. The Bills and Rams have one thing in common, they are both much better at home than on the road. The Rams are a dome team that may find the November weather in Western New York not to their liking. That could give the Bills an edge. Complete Preview.
Tuesday November 16, 2004
Bills Add To Practice Squad: The Bills have filled the open spot on the practice squad. They have signed DL Uyi Osunde. He fills the opening left when Jason Peters was added to the active roster on Saturday. He was with the Browns in training camp after signing as an undrafted free agent from Connecticut.
Wilson For Hall: Ralph Wilson has constantly been passed over for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He has all the credentials to get in. He saved the AFL by lending financial support to the Oakland Raiders to keep them afloat in the early days. This saved the AFL from folding and started it on the journey to merge with the NFL. So it can be said that Wilson's accomplishments made the NFL was it is today. He also has steadfastly refused to move the Bills to a larger market and kept them affordable for the declining Buffalo market. He is once again on the preliminary list to make the hall. Lend him support by signing in on-line petition. Sign Petition.
Angry Bills Fans: The latest debacle in New England is enough to get Bills fans angry and ready to start looking at the future. Even though the Bills won't count the playoffs out, everyone else has including the fans and media. Tony Bogyo does some venting on the latest horrific loss. Complete Story.
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