by Budd Bailey, Buffalo Sports Page
We are counting from 99 to 0 to determine who’s the best Buffalo athlete to wear each number. It’s Buffalo Sports By The Numbers here on Buffalo Sports Page.
We’ll have a new number and athlete every day this summer. Each story also includes reaction from the Buffalo Sports Page staff, and a way to catch up on numbers you’ve missed.
After every 10 numbers, a Sylvester & Peck On Sports podcast will feature Budd Bailey and the guys reacting to the selection.
Darryl Talley, Bills. The linebacker was a second-round pick by the Bills in 1983, and he stayed through 1994. Talley is considered one of the best players in his position during his era, and was a big part of Buffalo’s Super Bowl teams. Others: Sam Cowart, Bills; Keith Ellison, Bills, Archie Matsos, Bills.
Bob Gaughan’s Numerical Musings: Easy answer here. The heart and soul of the Bills teams of the 1990’s. Talley may go down as the most beloved member of the Super Bowl teams. The community showed how much they loved him recently when he fell on hard times and money was raised to help out number 56.
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