Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills Links, 3/15

Plenty of teams would be well below the salary floor | ProFootballTalk.com
The Bills are one of seven teams below $100M currently in their fictional 2010 salary cap number ($98M). Last year every NFL team was required to spend $107M but without the cap there is no salary floor.

St. Louis Rams might pick Sam Bradford to save jobs - Ross Tucker - SI.com
"My wife and I loved Buffalo; it was our favorite team and best experience out of the five I played for (Redskins, Cowboys, Browns, Patriots). I guess it depends on what the individual is looking for, but it was really a family atmosphere in which everyone was welcomed with open arms and everybody hung out with one another socially. Other teams were not always like that."

Letters / Our readers speak out - NFL News - FOX Sports on MSN
"A couple days after getting injured Brad [Butler] asked how my son Brett was doing. Brett was serving in Iraq with the 2nd Infantry Division. I mentioned the soldiers needed toiletries, etc. The next day on crutches Brad went shopping and sent the troops a box of things."

Free Agency
Kennedy spurns Bills, resigns with Vikings : Buffalo Sports Daily
"Reports are saying Kennedy was looking to start for Buffalo but wasn’t promised anything by Buddy Nix. At that point he decided Minnesota would be a better fit for him to return."

2010 NFL Draft
7- Round Live Mock Draft Thread; Rounds 1-2 are finished - Mocking The Draft
The Bills were able to pick up Sam Bradford and Roger Saffold in the big time live mock. In the second round the Bills actually traded down two spots with the Dolphins who wanted Terrence Cody.

2/7 ROUND RESULTS!!!!! - Mocking The Draft
Here is where UZ, who made the Bills picks if I'm not mistaken, gives his rationale for selecting Bradford, Safflold, and trading down. The Bills gained an extra sixth rounder by moving down two spots in the second.

Behind the stats: QB completion percentage | National Football Post
Wes Bunting used Marc Trestman's theory of evaluating college QBs to look back at some of the failures at the position in the last 14 years. Essentially without a completion percentage of 60% in college you fail miserably in the pros (J.P.).

Other Bills Links
Kawika's Uganda trip blog: Days 4 and 5 - BuffaloBills.com
"Bills linebacker Kawika Mitchell is teaming up with New York Giants defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka in a charity effort to help villages in Kiwanuka’s native Uganda, while also taking in some of the unique experiences that the African nation has to offer. In this installment of Mitchell’s blog from Uganda, the Bills linebacker shares his induction into an Ugandan tribe and gives an update on the running water project for a local school."

Does this chat smell funny to you? - AFC East Blog - ESPN
In his latest chat, Tim Graham answers Bills questions on the QB situation and Marshawn Lynch's future among other AFC East topics.

Sports, Ink: This Day in Buffalo Sports History: In the fold
On this date in 1967 the AFL and NFL held their first joint draft. The Bills took Arizona State safety John Pitts in the first round.

Sports, Ink: This Day in Buffalo Sports History: One that got away
On March 14, 1967, the Buffalo Bills traded QB Daryle Lamonica to the Raiders. "The Mad Bomber" had a stellar career in Oakland while the aging Jack Kemp dealt with injuries for the rest of his career, never again leading the Bills to the Championship.

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