One of the more intriguing dynamics in Buffalo arises from the presence of many former Bills players in the various Western New York communities. Coupled with the fact that more than a few of them have access to inside information regarding the team for which they once played, opportunities exist for plenty of folks not in the traditional media business to develop possibly good information about the team.
Lately, we’ve been paying attention (or, more accurately, readers have been repeatedly pointing out to us) the information being posted online by Joe Logan of EastAurora.org.
Logan reported Monday, January 4 that the Bills were slated to meet with Cowher on Tuesday, January 5, a disclosure that carried extra credibility because Logan also appeared to be the first to report that the Bills would be clearing out their coaching staff.
In the wake of Logan’s report, we’ve seen nothing indicating directly and unequivocally that he is off base. (The closest thing to a refutation comes in the January 7 Buffalo News, in which Mark Gaughan writes that it is “believed the Bills still are conducting some lobbying to try to convince former Pittsburgh coach Bill Cowher” but that “[s]ignificant talks with Cowher have yet to happen.”)
But Logan has an intriguing new nugget, posting Wednesday night on Twitter. He writes that Cowher is “OK” with the Bills’ salary offer, but that Cowher wants a “commitment” from Russ Brandon regarding the money that would be available to sign players.
We’ll continue to wait for someone to report that Logan is full of crap. Until someone does, we’ll continue to keep an open mind as to the possibility that Logan knows someone who knows precisely what’s happening at One Bills Drive.