Raiders vs. Bills -- Setting the scene in Buffalo


Raiders vs. Bills -- Setting the scene in Buffalo

Sept. 18, 2011


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Paul Gutierrez

Greetings from Western New York. It's a beautiful day here in Buffalo, temperatures in the high 60s. Traffic was insane outside for the Bills' home opener. Took about an hour to go 15 miles.

Ralph Wilson stadium is a gem. Best sightlines of any press box in the NFL. Just can't stand the fake grass.

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Raiders defensive end Trevor Scott is making a homecoming, of sorts, as he played at the University of Buffalo, lining up at tight end his first two years on campus before switching over to the defensive side of the ball.

"I have great memories from my time there at school," said Scott, who actually grew up a fan of the New York football Giants. "I'm looking forward to going back to Buffalo and getting a win."

Defensive tackle Desmond Bryant is also looking forward to renewing acquaintances with a college teammate from Harvard in Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick.

"We were on campus at the same time," Bryant said. "He was a senior captain when I was a rookie and he's a great player. I've seen him make some incredible throws, incredible runs. He's a great quarterback. He does a lot of different things.

"He's going to be a tough matchup but, you know, I think we're prepared for him."

Bryant said there is a special pride among NFL players who came from the Ivy League.

"It will be nice to shake Fitzy's hand after the game and say, 'We made it,' and talk to him a little bit."

Before that, though, Bryant wants to be in "Fitzy's" face all game long.

Patriots pummel Pittsburgh, return to Super Bowl to face Falcons

Patriots pummel Pittsburgh, return to Super Bowl to face Falcons


Tom Brady and the Patriots are headed back to the Super Bowl after a complete domination of the Steelers, 36-17, in the AFC Championship game Sunday.

New England will face the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl 51 in Houston, Texas on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017.

Reports: Former Raiders QB expected to join Cal's coaching staff


Reports: Former Raiders QB expected to join Cal's coaching staff

It looks as though Marques Tuiasosopo is heading back to the Pac-12, again. The former Rose Bowl MVP and Washington quarterback has reportedly been added to the coaching staff at Cal under new head coach Justin Wilcox.

The news was first reported by Bruin Sports Online and later followed up by Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports, via Twitter.

Tuiasosopo is no stranger to coaching in the Pac-12. After spending 12 seasons in the NFL, Tuiasosopo returned to his alma mater to take on a role as assistant strength coach for the Washington Huskies in 2009.

After two years in that role, he joined the UCLA coaching staff as a graduate assistant in 2011 and took on a role as tight ends coach in 2012 under Jim Mora. The following year, in 2013, Tuiasosopo returned to Washington to be the quarterback coach to work for Steve Sarkisian.