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BDC 1/23: Bills at Pro Bowl

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on January 23, 2014 – 9:56 am

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DAILY REPORT
– The 2014 Pro Bowl draft concluded last night with two more Bills being selected by the alumni team captains, Pro Football Hall of Famers Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders. After both Bills DTs Marcell Dareus and Kyle Williams were selected by Team Rice on Tuesday, Wednesday saw Team Rice nab Bills S Jairus Byrd and Team Sanders grab Bills DE Mario Williams. The first-ever Pro Bowl Draft will continue tonight with 60 players still to be selected during a nationally televised three-hour primetime broadcast on NFL Network at 8:00 PM ET on Wednesday, January 22. The 2014 Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, January 26, and televised live on NBC at 7:00 PM ET from Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.

– Kiko Alonso has been chosen as a 2013 Pepsi NEXT NFL Rookie of the Year finalist. Fans can vote for Kiko on http://www.nfl.com/rookies through Tuesday, January 28 to determine the winner.

THIS DAY IN BILLS HISTORY
January 23, 1994 — BILLS WIN FOURTH STRAIGHT AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
The Bills became the first team in the history of the Super Bowl to reach the championship game four years in a row, as they routed Kansas City 30-13 in the AFC Championship Game at Rich Stadium. 

PHOTO OF THE DAY
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The Bills four Pro Bowlers posed for a picture yesterday before heading off to the second night of the Pro Bowl draft where S Jairus Byrd joined DTs Marcell Dareus and Kyle Williams on Team Rice and DE Mario Williams was selected by Team Sanders. (Photo courtesy of @JairusByrd) 

QUOTE OF THE DAY
Nathaniel Hackett, Buffalo Bills Offensive Coordinator with BuffaloBills.com
Q: You coached the number two rushing attack in the NFL. That’s got to feel good for you and all the guys on that side of the ball.
A: It’s amazing especially when you change quarterbacks three times and you have a bunch of young guys. They knew we were going to run the ball and I think it’s a testament to all the coaches that were in that room with me along with the offensive line and the running backs. They were going to stop the run, that’s what they always would set out to do and we ran it. We ran it really well. I think that’s something we can all lean on and is great and it can open up play action pass games, down the field, fun and exciting shots for EJ (Manuel). It’s hard to run the ball, I mean it is hard to run the ball. To go to a championship you have to be able to run the ball and you can see it with the two teams that are there now. Denver is running the heck out of the ball and Seattle is one of the best also. You have to be able to run the ball in this league, especially at Buffalo when it gets a little colder. To be able to establish that is a great foundation for what we’re trying to accomplish.

DAILY LINKS
Buffalo News- Browns still deliberating as Pettine stands by

Cleveland Plain Dealer- Mike Pettine remains a finalist for Browns coaching job, and could be hired as early as Thursday

Willoughby News Herald- Report: Browns to interview Pettine again on Thursday

Akron Beacon Journal- Bills’ Mike Pettine labeled favorite of Browns’ two coaching finalists; interviews today

Louisville Courier Journal- Q&A: Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly

AP- Browns search focused on Pettine

BuffaloBills.com- Hackett taking part in QB coaching search

BuffaloBills.com- Bruce Smith sees playoffs for Bills

BuffaloBills.com- Byrd to Team Rice, Mario to Team Sanders in Pro Bowl Draft

BuffaloBills.com- What they’re saying: Senior Bowl midweek report

Video/Audio/Photo
BuffaloBills.com
Bills Roundup: Wednesday Senior Bowl Wrap Up
The John Murphy Show January 22
Hackett on QB Coach and EJ Manuel
Whaley on Manuel and Scouting at Senior Bowl

WGR550
What you need to know regarding the Mike Pettine situation

The Fan 1270
Alan Branch

ESPN
Bruce Smith on mindset before Super Bowls

WIVB
Pettine a finalist in Cleveland
Byrd, Williams opponents in Pro Bowl

WKBW
Reports: Pettine to Interview with Browns Again Thursday

WGRZ
Pettine a finalist in Cleveland

TWCN
Browns targeting Pettine for head coaching gig

Additional Clips
Inside The Bills
Report: Pettine 1 of 2 finalists for BrownsSchefter calls Pettine Browns fall back optionBruce sees playoffs for Bills in 2014Bills fans tweet their lockscreensNix still playing role for BillsHow much erasing extra pt would cost kickersHard hitting practice for the NorthReport: Pettine to hear from Browns by days endWhere Whaley saw flashes of Sr. Bowl talentSenior Bowl CB Colvin has torn ACLBrowns have no offer for Pettine yet

Pro Football Talk
Mike Pettine expects to hear from Browns by the end of the day
Signs point to Pettine, but Browns interviewing today

ESPN.com Buffalo Bills Blog
Browns closing in on head coach
Senior Bowl bed check: Day 3
What’s hot from Senior Bowl practices
The next big thing: Bills
NFLN survey/Super Bowl player: Bills

Buffalo Rumblings
Browns coach search: Mike Pettine the favorite in dragged-out process
Buffalo Bills salary cap 2014: defense breakdown
Broncos-Seahawks a Super Bowl first since Bills-Giants

CBS Sports
Pettine says he might know about Browns job by Wednesday night

Bleacher Report
Buffalo Bills Scouting Guide to the 2014 Senior Bowl


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