Posts Tagged ‘Jim Kelly’

Buffalo Bills’ Best, Worst First-Round NFL Draft Picks in Team History

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

The Buffalo Bills have made 48 first-round picks, including C.J. Spiller in 2010, since joining the NFL in 1970. (Photo: Kevin Hoffman — USA Today Sports)

BBD Assistant Editor: Ryan Talbot

Since joining the National Football League in 1970, the Buffalo Bills have had 48 first-round picks. Much like every other team in the league, there have been some colossal hits and misses and some quality players in between.

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20 Years Later, How Far Off are the 2013 Buffalo Bills from the 1993 AFC Champions?

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

EJ Manuel is no Jim Kelly, but the 2013 Buffalo Bills may not be too far behind the 1993 team that won the AFC championship. (Photo: Kevin Hoffman — USA Today Sports Images)

BBD Staff Writer: Eric Samulski

Anniversaries are an occasion for reflection, an opportunity to take a look back at something and see how much you’ve grown or how far you’ve fallen. For the Buffalo Bills, the 20th anniversary of their last Super Bowl appearance seems to be a cause to reflect on the two decades of futility since that have seen only five winning seasons.

That said, when comparing the current team to the team that won its fourth consecutive AFC championship 20 years ago, it seems the current incarnation of the Bills might not be as far off from success as many believe.

Let’s look at the basic facts first. The 1993 Buffalo Bills finished the regular season 12-4. They beat the Los Angeles Raiders in the divisional playoff round and the Kansas City Chiefs in the conference championship game before falling 30-13 to the Dallas Cowboys in the Super Bowl (which I was at, for the record, making it even more heart-breaking).

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BBD Week in Review: 5/27-6/2

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Jason Verrett was among the players looked at by BBD this week as potential 2014 NFL draft first-round picks for the Buffalo Bills. (Photo: USA Today Sports Images)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

A new month is upon us, and June here at Buffalo Bills Draft means we are growing ever closer to the start of the 2013 football season. We are excited to continue bringing you some of the web’s most unique and high-quality content previewing the Buffalo Bills’ 2013 season, looking ahead to the 2014 NFL draft and also looking back at recent Bills seasons as we continue to churn through the NFL offseason.

Let’s take a look back at the best content from the past week from here at BBD, around the NFL Draft Sites Network and around the web.

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Jim Kelly Diagnosed with Cancer: Best Wishes to a Bills Legend

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Jim Kelly, who remains the Buffalo Bills’ greatest quarterback of all-time, posed with EJ Manuel following the 2013 NFL draft. Kelly announced Monday that he has been diagnosed with cancer. (Photo: USA Today Sports Images)

The thoughts of Buffalo Bills fans around the world today are with one of the team’s all-time great. Jim Kelly, the only Buffalo Bills quarterback to be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, announced Monday that he is battling cancer.

Kelly said he was recently diagnosed with Squamous-cell carcinoma of the upper jaw bone. He is scheduled to undergo surgery on Friday, and has been told by doctors that his prognosis for recovery is “very good.”

You can read a full statement from Kelly about his diagnosis at BuffaloBills.com.

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2012 NFL Supplemental Draft Reportedly Set

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

We know Montel Harris is done at BC, so could he be NFL bound?

Adam Caplan who is an NFL reporter for Sirius XM Radio mentioned today that he was hearing the NFL Supplemental Draft was going to be set for July 15th. The NFL Supplemental Draft is an often overlooked event that is intended to allow players who missed the early entry filing deadline for that year’s NFL draft and something has arisen that has caused them to lose their eligibility. (more…)



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