Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills Links, 9/18

NFL demographics: Fins biggest, Pats oldest - AFC East - ESPN
"The Bills had the NFL's second-lightest roster [on opening day]. Head coach Dick Jauron likes sleeker, more mobile players. They averaged 240.8 pounds on opening day, 1.7 pounds heavier than the Indianapolis Colts. "

WBEN NewsRadio 930 - Sedita: McKelvin Wants Charges
Erie County District attorney Frank Sedita tells WBEN that he has a sworn affidavit from Leodis McKelvin saying he would like to press charges.

Buccaneers secondary expects Bills to attack in same way as Cowboys - St. Petersburg Times
"I was pretty impressed with the way the Cowboys attacked — their receivers were making big plays, and that's what we kind of need in our offense," Edwards said. "I feel like we have some players out wide that are capable of doing that. It's a matter of protecting up front and being able to deliver the ball accurately like Tony (Romo) did last week. So hopefully we can hit a couple plays like that."

Bills' Buggs inherits starting LB spot : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
"Marcus Buggs will step into the large shoes of middle linebacker Paul Posluszny on Sunday when the Buffalo Bills play their home opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers."

Owens: Team will learn from Foxborough defeat : Sports : The Buffalo News
Buffalo Bills receiver Terrell Owens took a forward-looking attitude Wednesday toward the team's heart-breaking loss to the New England Patriots in the season opener.

Key Match-ups of Week 2 | NFL.com
Tampa Bay CB Aqib Talib vs. Buffalo WR Terrell Owens

Van Pelt pleased with first go round – Inside The Bills
"Bills offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt spoke for the first time since calling the Monday night opener in Foxborough on Thursday following practice and shared some of his thoughts on how things went."

Bears, Cardinals among five teams that can't start 0-2
History isn't on the side of teams that start the season with back-to-back losses. Buffalo joins Arizona, Miami, Carolina and Chicago as teams that can't start 0-2.

RealClearSports - Terrell Owens Can't Win with the Media
"Owens' snub of the media might be a sign of his maturity. We all know Owens is an emotional guy. We all remember him crying in defense of his quarterback, Tony Romo. He had to be upset following the game. Who wouldn't be after such an utter collapse?"

Gleason: Fanaticism among fans is all the rage : Sports : The Buffalo News
"Talk about creepy. He didn't know who was responsible for the juvenile artwork and uninspiring message. For all he knew, some deranged fan could have been hiding behind the bushes of his upscale home in Hamburg."

AFC East: Rating the stadiums - AFC East - ESPN
What makes the Ralph Wilson Stadium experience is the people. The parking lots are jammed with semipro tailgaters who wake up on Sunday hell-bent on having a good time whether the Bills win or not. The atmosphere after kickoff can be electric. 3 out of 5 wows.

Video: Impact of T.O.'s comments on Bills - AFC East - ESPN
Mark Scheareth continues to show he hates T.O. and the Bills.

Against The Grain -- Pregame Edition | FanNation
9. Watching Edwards on Monday night against the Patriots reminded me of why the quarterback rating system and its emphasis on TD-to-INT ratio is useless. That kind of stat encourages "game managers" like Edwards, but doesn't show how content the under-manned New England defense was to give him the underneath stuff. The Bills' inability to land any kind of offensive knockout punch kept the Pats in a game they should have lost.

CBS Sports Rapid Reports
- After not testing the Patriots with the deep ball Monday night, the Bills are hoping to connect on some long passing plays against Tampa Bay. The Bucs were victimized by some vertical routes from Dallas in Week 1.
- Bills WR Lee Evans on attacking Tampa Bay vertically: "You can see from the film that Dallas, when they had opportunities to make some plays going deep they took them and made them work. We have to be able to do the same thing. If we get certain looks, then we have to be able to take those shots."

Week 2 primers
Scroll down for the Bills-Bucs preview.

NFL Picks and Predictions for Week 2 - National Football League - ESPN
Everyone but Mark Schlereth picked the Bills.

FanNation | The Peter King Challenge
My hope is Leodis McKelvin returns three kickoffs for touchdowns. He's a good player who doesn't deserve to be media-slaughtered for doing what a kick-returner is paid to do. Namely, return kicks. Bills 30, Bucs 13

Scout.com: Week Two Power Rankings
26) Buffalo Bills: They almost pulled off a huge upset last week and their makeshift offensive line surprisingly held up well. They suffered some injuries on defense which will make it tough to win each week. Last week: 27

Bills Tweets
Twitter / drayton florence

Sleeping in the chamber tonight anybody else?

Twitter / drayton florence
Six hours in the chamber last night I feel great

Twitter / NFL.com's Michael Signora
No need to panic at 0-1. Since realignment in 2002, 57 percent of playoff teams began season at 1-1 or 0-2.

Twitter / Aaron Maybin
Great day of practice today. I can feel it already... gameday is coming!

Twitter / Thurman Thomas
The fam and I will b at the game sun cheering on them bills. Holla at me

Twitter / Thurman Thomas
busy day tomorrow...members only jackets on sale

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