Updated: 03/25/2014 11:42 PM
Created: 03/25/2014 11:39 PM WHEC.com
By: Stephen Bond
The news of Ralph Wilson’s death was unexpected at One Bills Drive today. Current and former players stopped by Orchard Park today, to remember their boss, and friend.
The flags at Ralph Wilson Stadium have been set to half-mast, in honor of the late owner. Ralph Wilson led the charge for Buffalo in 1960 and the Bills have been here ever since. Today, everyone's that's worn the Bills uniform is mourning the loss of their owner.
Hall of Fame running back, Thurman Thomas said, “I'm going to miss him, without a doubt. You know he used to call me his favorite son. We used to always laugh and joke about that. When you have that type of relationship it hits home.”
Steve Tasker said, “For all the things that have happened to me, personally and my family in Western New York, to say goodbye to a guy who had so much to do with how good it has been for me here and my family that's pretty difficult today.”
A number of fans wanted to pay tribute to the late owner, but due to the construction around the stadium there was no safe spot. However, the Bills are planning something for the near future.