October 3, 2013 |
RENTON, Wash. - Marshawn Lynch once made the earth shake. Now, he does the same to Seattle Seahawks headquarters. The Pro Bowl running back ambles into the locker room at lunchtime, attaches his smartphone to a speaker in his locker and cranks up the thumping strains of a rap song, setting the pre-practice mood. "Marshawn, his style personifies the team," says teammate Richard Sherman, raising his voice above the music. "He's so aggressive, that aggressive, straight-in-the-face, hit-you-in-the-face style.
October 2, 2013 |
BUFFALO (2-2) AT CLEVELAND (2-2) TV: NFL Network, 5:15 PDT. Line: Browns by 4. Over/under: 40 1/2. Sam Farmer's pick: The Browns are riding high after consecutive wins and a stifling defensive performance against Cincinnati. The Bills are banged up at running back and face a surprisingly tough challenge on the road. Browns 20, Bills 17
August 30, 2013 |
The Buffalo Bills released Matt Leinart on Friday, one day after the former first-round pick from USC struggled in his only exhibition game with the team. The Bills, who remain hopeful that first-round pick EJ Manuel will return from a left knee injury in time to start their Sept. 8, opener, also placed quarterback Kevin Kolb on season-ending injured reserve and re-signed center Eric Wood to a four-year contract extension. Quarterback Thaddeus Lewis appears set to make the opening-day roster.
August 29, 2013 |
Matt Leinart struggled in his debut for the quarterback-depleted Buffalo Bills, who closed the preseason with a 35-13 loss to the Detroit Lions on Thursday night at Orchard Park, N.Y. Looking like someone who had had only three days of practice, the 2004 Heisman Trophy winner was three for 10 for 11 yards and two interceptions before being yanked after five possessions. That represents a major concern for Buffalo, which scrambled to sign the 2006 first-round draft pick Sunday after losing its top two quarterbacks to injury.
August 28, 2013 |
Running back C.J. Spiller has left the Buffalo Bills to be with his family after his step-grandfather allegedly went on a shooting spree, killing two people and wounding two others before killing himself near Jacksonville, Fla. The Bills have set no timetable for Spiller's return but some media outlets are reporting that he will be back with the team on Sunday. "I think we all feel the same way," Bills Coach Doug Marrone said . "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims as well as C.J. and his family in this situation.
August 27, 2013 |
At the top of UCLA Coach Jim Mora's list of concerns this week is the unknown. Nevada, the Bruins' opponent Saturday night in the Rose Bowl, has a new coach, Brian Polian. The Wolf Pack retained offensive coordinator Nick Rolovich and will run the “pistol” offense invented by former Nevada Coach Chris Ault. But wrinkles can cause a furrowed brow on Mora. “There is the uncertainty,” Mora said. “We don't know exactly what they will be like. There are different influences than last season.