Tuesday, September 04, 2007

New York Times: Bills Are Hoping Lynch Will Run the Ball, Not His Mouth


ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — In a city that has lost half its population during the past 50 years, the possibility that its football team might leave, too, is a source of persistent anxiety. So when Willis McGahee said in the February issue of Penthouse magazine that the Bills should move to Toronto, he became an instant pariah in Buffalo.  In March, McGahee, the Bills’ starting running back, was traded to Baltimore for draft picks. In an interview with The Baltimore Sun, McGahee insulted Buffalo’s dining, nightlife and women, leading to angry rebuttals in Buffalo that have only recently died down.  To replace McGahee, who rushed for 990 yards in 2006, Buffalo selected Marshawn Lynch out of California with the 12th pick in the first round of the draft in April. He was the second running back taken, after Minnesota selected Adrian Peterson of Oklahoma with the seventh pick.

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