Buffalo Bills News: Jim Kelly’s inspirational speech

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Buffalo Bills legend Jim Kelly delivered an inspirational speech at Wednesday’s ESPY Awards. That and more in today’s Morning Charge.

The Wednesday following the MLB All-Star Game is known for being quite the slow day in professional sports. The ESPY Awards annually take place on the day and in this particular instance, Buffalo Bills fans had a reason to be excited about a team legend on this traditionally slow day.

Jim Kelly was in attendance at the event to accept the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance. Talk about a great individual to honor Jim Valvano.

Kelly accepted the award as he continues to battle cancer and had some inspirational words for those in attendance and those watching around the world.

Words to live by right there.

Kelly continues to be an inspiration to those in Buffalo and it is great to see him spread his message of hope and positivity on a national platform. Keep in mind he just recently underwent a procedure and was still up there on stage to accept the award and give his speech.

Human beings like Jim Kelly are rare finds and it remains an honor to have him be the face of the Bills franchise.

That and more in today’s edition of The Morning Charge.

Buffalo Bills News:

Jim Kelly: ‘Make a difference today for someone who is fighting for their tomorrow’ (ESPN, Mike Rodak)

A more thorough look at what Kelly had to say while accepting his award. There were surely some tears in the room during this one.

Jim Kelly says ‘I will keep fighting til the end’ in emotional ESPY speech (SI.com, Charlotte Carroll)

Another look at Kelly’s speech with some videos showing what he had to say.

The Chicago Bears could be the blueprint for the Buffalo Bills (BuffaLowDown, Stephen McCarthy)

A great look at how the Bills may look to mirror what the Bears have done in recent years. The formulas appear to be rather similar, although all Bills fans care about are wins. Read more about it here.

Jim Kelly headed for August checkup on jaw after “something came up” (PFT, Josh Alper)

And finally, some unfortunate news surrounding Kelly’s situation. However, the man is a fighter and this doesn’t appear to be anything he can’t handle.