Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills Links, 11/12

Wood shrugs off leg pain, sets tone for line - Sports - The Buffalo News
Allen Wilson talks to guard Eric Wood who says he's still in pain. He also talks with Wood's teammates and coaches about what his presence means for the team.

Merriman out for Sunday - BuffaloBills.com
"Merriman strained an Achilles," said Gailey after practice Thursday. "It’s not long term, but we don’t know when yet, so we’ll see. We’ll see what happens next week or it might be the next, I don’t know. We’re going to get him well. That’s the most important thing is to get him well."

Buffalo a big favorite over Detroit - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"AccuScore gives the Buffalo Bills a 74 percent chance of beating the Detroit Lions on Sunday in Ralph Wilson Stadium. But if the Lions can hold the Bills' running backs under 3 yards per carry, their chances rise to a modest 53 percent. Big whoop."

Winless Bills can't hold a candle to 0-16 Detroit Lions | Detroit Free Press
"I don't mean to call out the Bills, but let's get something straight: No matter how hard they try, they cannot possibly be as good at being bad as the 2008 Lions. That's a very high low bar, my friends. Are we just going to stand here and let the Bills pretend they are as extraordinarily awful as those Lions? Where is our civic pride, man?"

Bills Focus: A 'Mega' Matchup (2:48) - BuffaloBills.com

"Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson comes to town this weekend, giving the Bills one of their most difficult and intimidating red zone matchups of the season."

Inside The Bills | Bills injury update
"Here’s the rundown of players that were back practicing fully after missing practice Wednesday along with the non-participants." Everyone except Shawne Merriman and Cordaro Howard were full go.

Inside The Bills | McGee update
"It’s looser than it was last week," said McGee. "But it’s a wait and see."

Merriman has Achilles strain, will not face Lions - Sports - The Buffalo News
"Head coach Chan Gailey said Thursday that Merriman is out this week after straining his right Achilles tendon about 15 minutes into his first practice with the team on Wednesday. It is the same injury that hindered Merriman during the preseason and forced him to miss the regular season opener when he was still with San Diego."

Clayton: Bills Losing Streak Ends This Week - WGR 550 SportsRadio
"Of all the backup quarterbacks, I believe that [Ryan] Fitzpatrick and [Shaun] Hill are the two highest scoring among the backup quarterbacks. This could be a shootout between two backup quarterbacks."

Merriman Re-Injures Achilles - WGR 550 SportsRadio
"Just a day after getting injured during his first practice as a member of the Buffalo Bills, outside linebacker Shawne Merriman was not participating in practice on Thursday. The only other player not taking part in the individual portion of practice was right tackle Cordaro Howard. He was riding the stationary bike on the sidelines as he continues to deal with a shoulder injury."

Bills WR Nelson Ready To Step In - WGR 550 SportsRadio
"That's where I played in college and that's where I'm comfortable, using my body size and coming across the middle," said Nelson. "I'm not as shifty as Roscoe was but at the same time I feel comfortable in the slot. I feel like that's where I should be."

More Bills Links
Letter from Basrah, Iraq - BuffaloBills.com

"The Buffalo Bills received this letter recently from American soldier Aaron L. Raymar, 1LT Field Artillery, Basrah, Iraq, and on Veterans Day we thought that Bills fans would appreciate his special message. Earlier in the season, the Bills sent flag football equipment and Bills items to Iraq in order to help our military start their own Flag Football League. The letter below says it all:"

Buffalo Bills trying to adjust without Roscoe Parrish | Democrat and Chronicle
"This week, Chan Gailey — who bulldozed [Dick Jauron's] doghouse and rescued Parrish's career — is trying to figure out how the Bills are going to cope without one of their most productive and dangerous players."

Fine example why humility is good policy - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Tim Graham's take on Aaron Maybin's rap song. Check it out.

Bengals Aren't Expecting A Sellout Against Buffalo On November 21 - Cincy Jungle
"Bengals officials have acknowledged that next Sunday’s game against Buffalo is no where within range of a sellout or even to get a 24-hour extension from the league office. That means the 57-game streak of regular season and postseason sellouts will officially end on Thursday at 1 p.m., when the game will be blacked out."

Buffalo Bills Mid-Season Awards : Buffalo Sports Daily
Patrick Moran delves into normal categories but also goes for "Biggest revelation," Best and Worst offseason Acquisitions, Best and Worst Decisions, and more.

Are the Bills lovable losers? - Buffalo Wins
Joe Pinzone finds the answer.

2011 NFL Draft
Stanford's Andrew Luck a better QB option for Buffalo Bills | Democrat and Chronicle

"Controversy surrounding Auburn star quarterback Cam Newton might force his hand and prompt him to apply for the 2011 NFL Draft, but I'm sticking with Stanford's Andrew Luck, with Arkansas' Ryan Mallett No. 2, as my QB dream picks for the Buffalo Bills."

0-8, On Our Way To Being Great | NFL Blog Blitz
"And I hate to say it, but I hope they do end up with the worst record in the league this year. I’m tired of drafting 8th, 9th, 11th overall in the draft. It’s time for the Bills to hit rock bottom and claim their QB of the future, are for once actually start this rebuilding process. Of course, this could all happen with a little bit of Luck."

Prospects abound on both lines in early rounds - Sports - The Buffalo News
Mark Gaughan discusses who the Bills could go after if they pass on a QB with their top pick (please, God, no...), measuring field goal length, and Thursday night games.

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