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People's Poll: What do you want to learn from tonight's scrimmage?

By Tim Graham

The Buffalo Bills will stage their first full-contact, all-out intrasquad scrimmage of training camp tonight at St. John Fisher College.

This will give us a look as close to the real thing as we've seen under new head coach Doug Marrone.

What are you most eager to learn about the Bills from this session?

With help from my Twitter followers, I've compiled a list of top story lines to concentrate on. If you choose "other," then please enter your answer in the comments section below.

People's Poll: Which new Bills coach excites you most?

By Tim Graham

Back from vacation and gearing up for the start of a milestone Buffalo Bills training camp, I wanted to revisit my most recent solicitation for poll topics by posting this one from @AvaDad11 a couple weeks ago:

What about it?

If you want to learn more about them before you vote, then be sure to read their feature stories in The Buffalo News. Mark Gaughan recently took an in-depth look at how Marrone arrived as an NFL coach and profiled Hackett for Tuesday's section. Jay Skurski cast the spotlight on Pettine for Wednesday's edition.

People's Poll: Will Bills improve on throwing interceptions?

By Tim Graham

Back from the long holiday weekend, let's celebrate our post Independence Day hangover with a reprise of the People's Poll.

This week's first installment comes from Kevin McCarthy (@MacTheBartender), who ponders how much different the Buffalo Bills' interceptionastic qualities will be in 2013.

Ryan Fitzpatrick threw 16 of them last year, tying him for eighth-most in the NFL for a team that ranked 23rd in pass attempts.

The Bills look like a team that could throw a lot of interceptions this year.

They have a rookie and Kevin Kolb playing in an offense run by a first-time NFL head coach and a first-time NFL offensive coordinator.

Kolb has a career 3.3 interception percentage. Fitzpatrick has thrown an interception on 3.6 percent of his career attempts.

People's Poll: Byrd or Manuel more likely to start opening day?

By Tim Graham

Time for another installment of the People's Poll.

Today's suggestion came from Jim Eimer ‏(on Twitter @nywvfl), who combined two of the Buffalo Bills' biggest offseason curiosities into one question.

People's Poll: What current Bills would've started for Super Bills?

By Tim Graham

Thursday morning, I asked my Twitter followers for poll topics, and they sent so many quality suggestions that I decided to spread them out over the coming days.

Among the most creative questions was this one from @therealschwemm:

So let's get to it. Tell me if you think anybody on the current Buffalo Bills roster would have been in the starting lineup for those 1990s supersquads.

Vote for as many as you think would belong. If you click "other," please submit your missing person in the comments section below.

People's Poll: When will the Bills sign Jairus Byrd?

By Tim Graham

The response was so terrific that I'm sure to implement it as a regular feature on the Press Coverage blog.

Before sitting down for a noontime nosh, I asked my Twitter followers to submit suggestions for poll questions with the intention of posting the best one this afternoon. There were too many good topics to choose from, so I'm holding onto some of them for tomorrow and down the road.

Thanks to everyone who submitted an idea.

The most intriguing came from Brian Cummings (@B_inShortsville) because I'm eager to see how confident Buffalo Bills fans are about their team re-signing Pro Bowl safety Jairus Byrd.


About Press Coverage

Tim Graham

Tim Graham

Tim Graham returned to The Buffalo News in 2011 after covering the NFL for three years at ESPN and for one year at the Palm Beach Post. Before that, the Cleveland native spent seven seasons on the Buffalo Sabres beat for The News and was president of the Boxing Writers Association of America.

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Mark Gaughan

Mark Gaughan

Buffalo native Mark Gaughan started working at The News in 1980 and has been covering the Bills exclusively since 1992. He is a former president of the Pro Football Writers of America, and he is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee.

@gggaughan |

Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski joined The News in January 2009. The Lewiston native attended St. Francis High School before graduating from the University of South Florida. He writes a weekly Fantasy column in addition to his beat writing duties.

@JaySkurski |