Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills Links, 11/25

Inside The Bills | McGee has knee injury
"McGee was added to the injury report Wednesday when he had to come off the practice field shortly after individual drills began. The cornerback walked slowly to the tunnel exit of the stadium where he waited for athletic trainers to drive him back to the training room on a cart."

Gailey gives Fitzpatrick a vote of confidence - Bills & NFL - The Buffalo News
Asked if there was any way he could imagine Fitzpatrick not being the starting quarterback next year, Gailey said: "Today? No, there's no way."

Despite struggles, Paul Posluszny says Bills know how to win | PennLive.com
Posluszny is in the final year of his original contract, and says he would like to re-sign and lead the Bills back into the playoffs. "That sounds like a great plan to me," Posluszny said. "If they want me around, however long they want me around, I’ll be happy to be here. ... It’s finally great to be healthy and help this team out the way I have this season."

Bills-Steelers
Ryan Fitzpatrick Wednesday Press Conference (10:08) - BuffaloBills.com

The Bills QB talks about the future, facing the Steelers defense, and Steve Johnson.

Inside The Bills | Spiller has "outside chance"
"Bills RB C.J. Spiller did not practice Wednesday, but head coach Chan Gailey gives him an "outside chance" to play on Sunday. Gailey said on Monday that they were going to err on the side of caution with Spiller regarding his hamstring injury, which he sustained against the Lions in Week 10."

Inside The Bills | Tomlin sees Bills progress
"It looks like a group that’s kind of coming together," said Tomlin. "The guys are getting comfortable in their roles and they’re playing good football because of it. Continuity is a good thing. They look like a team that’s gaining momentum because of continuity."

Chan Gailey Wednesday Press Conference (15:39) - BuffaloBills.com
Chan Gailey's press conference from yesterday. He talks about Steve Johnson, Ryan Fitzpatrick, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and updates the injury situation.

Beaver County Times: 'Poz' feels buzz around Buffalo
"We still have a long way to go. We’re still 2-8. There’s no hiding that. But I think we’re headed in the right direction. We have all the right people in place. We have the ability to win games. We just have to go out and play with a lot of confidence and win those games."

Buffalo Bills Conference Calls - Steelers.com
Chan Gailey's conference call transcript from Pittsburgh.

Bills' Fitzpatrick Could Be Starter In 2011 - WGR 550 SportsRadio
"As for the here and now, nine Bills players weren't practicing on Wednesday. C.J. Spiller, Terrence McGee, Shawne Merriman, Keith Ellison, Eric Wood, Demetrius Bell, Chris Kelsay, Spencer Johnson and Kyle Williams all sat out of the session. Williams and Johnson were riding the stationary bike, while Spiller did some individual stretching without a helmet."

Fitzpatrick
Inside The Bills | Chan on Fitz’s future

"Don’t read anything into it," said Gailey. "The guy is playing extremely well. I’m not even thinking about next year. I’m thinking about Pittsburgh Steelers. That’s all I’m thinking about. You all are getting way ahead of this thing now."

Bills Roundup: Fitz's Future, Johnson Fined (3:51) - BuffaloBills.com
Highlights from Chan Gailey, Ryan Fitzpatrick, and Stevie Johnson's press conferences.

Fitzpatrick's play turning heads at One Bills Drive - Jerry Sullivan - The Buffalo News
"Gailey and Fitz have forged a bond over the past two months. Do you think Gailey will want to toss it aside so soon? Assuming Fitzpatrick continues to perform at a high level, Gailey won't be inclined to hold an "open competition" for the job next summer. As he said Wednesday, Fitz has earned better than that."

Buffalo Bills likely to keep Ryan Fitzpatrick as starting quarterback in 2011, coach says | Democrat and Chronicle
"He's played extremely well; how would you not think that (he'd be the starter in 2011)?" Gailey said. "I don't give anything away; guys earn it, and he's earned it." When Gailey was reminded of Wilson's comment, he said, "Don't read anything into it. The guy is playing extremely well."

Gailey sees Fitzpatrick as the 2011 starter - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"There's no reason the Bills still can't draft a quarterback. In fact, Fitzpatrick's presence might make the idea of drafting another more appropriate. The rookie can come in and learn from a smart veteran without the pressure of stepping in right away as the franchise's savior."

Clayton: Gailey Gets A Lot Out Of QBs - WGR 550 SportsRadio
"[Tyler] Thigpen, when he was playing under Chan Gailey was putting up some pretty good numbers. Maybe he's not going to be a very good quarterback, but there's something about what Chan can do with quarterbacks you don't think can do much."

More Bills Links
Stevie making case for Pro Bowl - BuffaloBills.com

"With his most recent eight-catch outing for 137 yards and three touchdowns, Johnson has vaulted himself into the top tier of offensive point producers in the AFC. With nine touchdown receptions Johnson is tied for fourth in scoring (among non-kickers) in the AFC overall and second in the AFC among wide receivers point production."

Inside The Bills | Merriman update
"First of all you’ve got to take into consideration is a guy healthy enough," said Gailey. "In his case is the guy healthy enough to get on the field? Second of all if you get good players, you’ve got to try to use them. I don’t care when it is. You’ve got to try to use good players and he’s proven that he’s been a good player in years past."

Inside The Bills | Stevie a mentor for Jones
"Stevie Johnson is in just the third season of his NFL career and first as a starter. In addition to having a breakout season, Johnson has also demonstrated some leadership in mentoring rookie receiver Donald Jones as he has stepped into the team’s third receiver role."

Steve Johnson on Getting Fined, Playing with Fitz (7:03) - BuffaloBills.com
Steve Johnson talks about the fine, Ryan Fitzpatrick, and the possibility of going to the Pro Bowl.

Fashion police fine Johnson - News - The Buffalo News
"I wish he wouldn't do those kinds of things to get fined," coach Chan Gailey said. "I think he's not a bad person. He's making some bad decisions along those lines and hopefully I can help him make better decisions."

Video: John Clayton's AFC East Huddle - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"ESPN.com senior writer John Clayton shares his thoughts on the Miami Dolphins' disappointing performance with Tyler Thigpen at quarterback, the surging New England Patriots, the impact of New York Jets right tackle Damien Woody's knee injury and the Buffalo Bills gaining momentum with consecutive wins."

How I See It: AFC East Stock Watch - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Jairus Byrd stock is falling while "Buffalo's dynamic offense" is rising.

Thankful for winning - Dunkirk | The Observer
Jehuu Caulcrick is thankful for a lot of things this Thanksgiving. This week he will presumably make his home debut in Ralph Wilson Stadium, a stadium he played in as a high school senior eight years ago.

Gailey on Byrd - BillBoard - Blogs - The Buffalo News
Chan Gailey doesn't think Jairus Byrd is struggling. Full quote through the link.

Bills show lots of thanks and giving - BuffaloBills.com
The Buffalo Bills rookie club served Thanksgiving dinner at the Northwest Buffalo Community Center on Tuesday. All of Buffalo's rookies were in attendance. There's also a rundown of the other charitable work from the Buffalo Bills veterans and coaches at the end.

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