Moulds' hoop DREAMS are just DREAMS

Eric Moulds' dream of playing in the NBA is nothing more than a creative way for him to express his displeasure at Mike Sheppard, Gregg Williams and the Bills' offense. If Moulds caught 94 passes for 1,326 yards, as he did in 2000, everything would be hunky-dory. But catching only 67 passes this season did not sit well with him, though he was Buffalo leading receiver in yards. Perhaps his output cause him to lose some incentive money …


And chalk Peerless Price up as another receiver dismayed about the Bills' offense. I asked him if he like Mike Sheppard's offense Monday and he said, "Like it? … That's a double-edged sword. Sometimes I like it – when I'm involved I like any offense. Sometimes it takes them too long to get me involved. That's how I feel. That's coming straight from the heart. Some weeks, it felt like (Sheppard) wanted me in the offense, some weeks he didn't. It depended on which week it was.

"(Eric and I) look at Jerry Rice and Tim Brown – they're in the same offense. Look at Terrell Owens. His numbers are probably better than me and Eric's combined. Not to take anything away from those guys, they're all great, but we feel like we got a nice tandem here too. We just weren't given as many opportunities." …

Phil Hansen never wanted to make many waves, but Bills fans can be assured that if Ted Cottrell, Wade Phillips and John Butler were still running the show in Buffalo, the 11-year veteran probably would have played in Buffalo beyond 2001.

Hansen didn't like the way Gregg Williams and his staff arrived intent on changing everything so quickly – particularly the 3-4 to 4-3 defense –without even consideration for the fact that Cottrell's defense was pretty darn good. After a while, however, Hansen accepted it and played the role of the classy veteran.

Suffice it to say, he never was a big fan of the new Bills' way of doing things.

So who will play left end for Buffalo next season? That depends. With Aaron Schobel solidifying right end, left end is a toss-up between Erik Flowers, Kendrick Office and Bryce Fisher.

Office has surprised the Bills with his physicalness off the line, making him an ideal candidate – because a left end is usually more of a hefty run-stopper than the right end. Comparably, Flowers is not very physical at all, mostly because he's so light – though he vowed to fix that in the off-season, which he'll spend entirely at One Bills Drive. Interestingly, Flowers is one of the few Bills veterans sticking around western New York all off-season, a clear indication that he knows his days are numbered in Buffalo if he doesn't fix his game and become more productive.

Fisher played pretty well at left end early on, but did not record any tackles the last two games of the year. He slowed down, though it was his first full football season since leaving Air Force three years ago, and that may have something to do with it.

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