Report: Cowher To Stay At CBS: Adam Schefter is reporting that Bill Cowher is not likely to coach in 2010 and will return to CBS. He said this could change but it appears he is not interested in the Bills job. Paul Hamilton is reporting for WGR that Brian Billick is assembling a staff for a possibility of coming to Buffalo according to a league source.
Bills Free Coaches: The Bills released a statement today confirming earlier reports that the coaching staff has been dismissed. They came just short of using the term fired or dismissed saying that all the coaches have been informed that their obligations to the team are fulfilled and they are free to interview for other jobs. They reportedly worded it that way because the coaches could conceivablly be brought back by the next head coach but they wanted to give them an option to look around at this time. The team also said that Perry Fewell is still a candidate for the head coaching job.
Report: Bills Ax Staff: Jay Glazer is reporting that the Bills have axed the entire coaching staff. This is not a surprise but it probably means Perry Fewell will not get the job since he would likely want to keep at least a few of the coaches. He is scheduled to interview for the head job this week maybe as early as today. If this report is true the only real surprise is the release of Bobby April as Special Teams coordinator.
Jackson's numbers: Fred Jackson put up impressive numbers this season. His 212 yards rushing against the Colts was the 7th most in team history and the first 200 yard game since 1990. He became the 11th Bill to rush for 1,000 yards in a season. Combine that with the 1,000 yards he had returning kicks and he is the first player in league history to do that in the same season. He also became the 4th player in league history to have 2,500 yards rushing, receiving, and returning punts and kicks. All these tidbits and more are on the right side of our gameday homepage.
Bills Draft 9th: The Bills will draft ninth in April's draft and their position won't change from round to round since they are the lone 6-10 team in the league this season. If they had lost to the Colts they would have picked one spot higher.
2010 Opponents Set: We now know who the Bills will play next season and where we just don't know when. Besides the home and away series with the three division opponents the Bills will host Jacksonville, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Detroit, and Cleveland. They travel to Cincinnati, Minnesota, Baltimore, Green Bay, and Kansas City. The road schedule looks daunting at this point with the exception of a third straight visit to Kansas City. Cleveland comes to Buffalo for the third straight season.