Buffalo Bills Make History By Hiring The NFL’s First Full-Time Female Coach

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It’s been a long time coming, but women are slowly and surely being taken seriously as power players in sports organizations.

The Buffalo Bills made history Wednesday by hiring the first full-time head coach in the NFL. Kathryn Smith will serve as the Bills’ special teams quality control coach. Smith first served as administrative assistant to head coach Rex Ryan during his tenure with the Jets, and accompanied him to Buffalo as well.

Ryan released a statement championing Smith on her work and is confident she’ll succeed in her new role:

“Kathryn Smith has done an outstanding job in the seven years that she has worked with our staff. She certainly deserves this promotion based on her knowledge and strong commitment, just to name a couple of her outstanding qualities, and I just know she’s going to do a great job serving in the role of Quality Control-Special Teams. Kathryn has been working in a football administrative role and assisted the assistant coaches for years. She has proven that she’s ready for the next step, so I’m excited and proud for her with this opportunity. She will work with [special teams coordinator] Danny Crossman and [special teams assistant] Eric Smith involving a number of responsibilities.”

Guard Richie Incognito took to Twitter to bask in his team’s success:

This past summer, the Arizona Cardinals hired Jen Welter as an inside linebacker coach during training camp. The NBA is also making the same strides; the San Antonio Spurs hired Becky Hammon as the first full-time assistant female coach in the league.

It’s only a matter of time before we see a female head coach.


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Former NFL Player’s Wife Is Killed By His Mistress

Shooting and police chase around the the U.S. Capitol

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Playwright William Concave once wrote, “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.” You are probably familiar with it. I tend to think that it applies to both genders, and it has more to do with a “lover” scorned. 11 Alive reports that ex-NFL player Buster Barnett,’s wife  – Sandra Barnett – was kidnapped and then killed by his mistress, Lisa Brown, who also killed herself in this absolutely absurd and tragic love triangle. That it is the mistress who somehow felt wronged by her boyfriend – a married man – is just amazing to any reasonable person! For reference, Barnett played for the Buffalo Bills from 1981 to 1984.

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According to the report by 11 Alive, Brown entered Sandra’s home on Thursday, forced her into a car, and was driving over the speed limit. She was spotted by Carroll County, GA police but the chase crossed state lines into Alabama, which then saw the Alabama State Trooper join in the chase. After reaching  a particular mark, Brown shot Sandra and then shot herself.

The story gets more confusing because the police reported that Brown and Buster Barnett had been having an affair for several years. They do not say however, if Sandra Barnett was aware of this. It is also known that Brown had kidnapped her child who she had lost custody of in Texas.

What a tragic, tragic story. There are no reports on any public statement made by Buster Barnett yet.


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LeSean McCoy Blasts Chip Kelly: ‘There’s A Reason He Got Rid Of All The Black Players’

LeSean McCoy hit his ex coach Chip Kelly hard in an interview with ESPN.

Source: Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy (25) scores a third quarter touchdown against the Washington Redskins at Fedex field on September 9, 2013 in Landover, MD (Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Months after his trade from the Philadelphia Eagles to the Buffalo Bills, running back LeSean McCoy has opened up about his former team.

The new Bills running back talked at length about the move and race relations with Eagles coach Chip Kelly.

McCoy told ESPN The Mag, “The relationship was never really great. I feel like I always respected him as a coach. I think that’s the way he runs his team. He wants the full control. You see how fast he got rid of all the good players. Especially all the good black players. He got rid of them the fastest. That’s the truth. There’s a reason. … It’s hard to explain with him. But there’s a reason he got rid of all the black players— the good ones— like that.”

The former Eagles star also said that he wasn’t the only person who feels that way. “Oh, man. People have heard it. I mean … Stephen A. Smith has talked about it. Other players have talked about it. But that’s one of the things where you don’t even care no more. I’m on a new team, ready to play. So it’s nothing to do with Chip. I have no hatred toward him, nothing to say negative about him. When he got [to Philadelphia], I didn’t know what to expect. When he let DeSean go last year, I was like: “C’mon. DeSean Jackson?” So it is what it is.”

McCoy is now starting a new chapter in his life in Buffalo and is ready to earn that five-year, $40 million contract he signed.

Despite the fact that he “didn’t want to [go to Buffalo]” at first, the situation has changed a lot since then. He’s also enjoying his new coach, Rex Ryan and his “laid-back” style.

McCoy is entering an important stage in his career. The 26-year-old is facing the statistical cliff for running backs— at 27 many NFL running backs start to lose a step. We’ll see how he performs for his new team.


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