Posted on: September 8, 2009 4:11 pm
Edited on: September 8, 2009 6:11 pm
In yet another stunning move, the Buffalo Bills today released their starting left tackle, Langston Walker. That means the club will promote Demetrius Bell to a starter's job and move Kirk Chambers, whom it re-signed after releasing him over the weekend, to backup.
The move is the latest surprise for a team that opens next Monday, but as we learned last week Dick Jauron is not afraid to make bold and risky moves. Bell is a young tackle the club believes can and will measure up to Jason Peters, the former Buffalo Pro Bowler the team shipped off to Philadelphia, and thinks his time is now. So it promoted him and let go Walker, who was a disappointment in preseason.
The feeling is that if Bell hadn't suffered a back injury late last month this move might have been made sooner.
Posted on: September 4, 2009 6:49 pm
Edited on: September 4, 2009 7:09 pm
I can't say that the firing of Turk Schonert surprises me, but the timing sure does. I just don't get why you wait four preseason games to shake up your staff when you had the entire offseason to do it. But Dick Jauron made the decision -- not owner Ralph Wilson -- and he will have to live by it.
Posted on: June 15, 2009 4:51 pm
Edited on: June 15, 2009 5:39 pm
Here's another prediction: The next time we see quarterback J.P. Losman it will be in the United Football League.
Two years ago Losman was the starting quarterback for Buffalo. Now he can't find a job. It doesn't make sense. I don't know what's killing the guy in terms of reputation, but I do know how he restores the faith of the NFL: He goes somewhere else to play.
The perfect spot is the UFL, where he will have six games to prove he's better than most of the backups in the NFL. The perfect coach would be Las Vegas' Jim Fassel, because he's been a successful mentor for young quarterbacks. I suggest he consider drafting Losman. I don't know if the UFL is interested in the former Bills' quarterback, but it should be. I also don't know if Losman would consider the new league, but he should. One could help the other.