— The Buffalo Bills today announced that Rob Moore has been named the team’s wide receivers coach. Moore, 45, will enter his first season in the NFL coaching ranks after spending the past four seasons as the wide receivers coach for Syracuse University. During his time coaching the Orange, Moore helped lead his alma mater to three bowl victories. Under Moore’s tutelage, WR Alec Lemon finished his career ranked first in the Orange record books for all-time receptions (201) and second in all-time receiving yards (1,780).
— The National Football League will team with long-time broadcast partner CBS to produce and televise Thursday Night Football for the 2014 season, it was announced today by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Leslie Moonves, president and CEO of CBS Corp., and Sean McManus, Chairman, CBS Sports. CBS will air eight early season games that also will be simulcast on NFL Network. NFL Network will also televise eight late-season games in the run-up to the playoffs. The mix of games will include 14 on Thursday nights and two late-season games on Saturday. The full slate of 16 regular-season games will be produced by CBS with its lead broadcasters and production team, including Jim Nantz and Phil Simms, on all Thursday night games. In a new twist, NFL Network hosts and analysts will be featured in the pregame, halftime and postgame shows along with CBS Sports announcers.
THIS DAY IN BILLS HISTORY
February 6, 1989 — JIM RINGO RETIRES
Bills offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Jim Ringo retired, ending a 21-year coaching career, which followed a 15-year Hall of Fame playing career with the Green Bay Packers and Philadelphia Eagles.
PHOTO OF THE DAY
The Bills’ new wide receivers coach Rob Moore, a 12-year NFL veteran, was the first overall pick of the New York Jets in the 1990 NFL Supplemental Draft. He spent five years with New York (1990-1994) and seven with the Arizona Cardinals (1995-2001). In 153 games played (146 starts), Moore registered 628 receptions for 9,368 yards and 49 touchdowns en route to earning Pro Bowl honors in 1994 and 1997 in addition to All-Pro honors during the 1997 season.
QUOTES OF THE DAY
Arthur Moats, Former Buffalo Bills Linebacker with BuffaloBills.com
On winning the $10,000 United Way grant:
“It’s a huge honor and I feel like it shows the resilience of this city and this town. Even though the season didn’t go as we wanted it to go, we could still win an off-the-field event that has such great magnitude as far as the people whose lives have been changed because of it.”
Rochester D&C- New York’s suite at Bills games attracts all sorts
Boston Herald- Detailing his departure, Pepper Johnson lets loose
BuffaloBills.com- Moats and Buffalo win on Super Bowl Sunday
BuffaloBills.com- NFL Partners with CBS on 2014 Thursday Night Football
The John Murphy Show February 5
Inside The Bills
More TE & RB invitees for 2014 Combine, “Throwing” QBs picked for NFL Combine, Andre open to coaching in NFL, Reed says Tim Brown should be next for HOF, Report: Eagles looking to FA for safety help
Pro Football Talk
Pepper Johnson excited about getting out of Belichick’s shadow
Buffalo Bills mailbag: Wide 9, team needs, Erik Pears in focus
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