Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills Links, 3/31

Bills G Wood expects to be ready for training camp - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
"Wood has been off crutches for the past two weeks and is no longer required to wear a protective boot. He’s able to handle stairs and has been cleared for light lower body workouts as he arrived this week for the start of the Bills voluntary offseason conditioning program." Wood talks about watching a YouTube video of the hit with his doctor to make sure he didn't break his ankle, too.

Bills QB Edwards eager to make most of fresh start - NFL - Are You Watching This?!
"Addressing reporters for the first time since November, shortly after losing his starting job to Ryan Fitzpatrick, Edwards acknowledged his critics and accepted a share of the blame for the offense's struggles, which contributed to the Bills' 6-10 finish. Edwards also was clear: He sees no reason why he can't making the most of his second chance under a new coaching staff led by Chan Gailey."

DiCesare: Workouts get weightier for 'new' Bills : Bob Dicesare : The Buffalo News
"We get so specific everywhere else except for in the weight room," guard Eric Wood said Tuesday. "If this works out and we win a bunch of ballgames this year everyone will do it. If not, they'll be calling us idiots. [But] the players like it and it gives you more specific workouts."

OTAs Begin
Chan Gailey Press Conference (8:38) - BuffaloBills.com

Coach Gailey talks Eric Wood, Marshawn Lynch, Strength and Conditioning coaches, Tim Tebow and the other draft prospects, pursuing another quarterback, and Aaron Schobel.

Bills Roundup: Offseason Workouts Begin (3:17) - BuffaloBills.com
Major changes have been implemented in the workout routines of players. The "spa" is gone. Eric Wood and Fred Jackson spoke about the changes. Chris Brown wraps up the rest of the days activities as well.

BillBoard: Video: Bills Workouts Begin
"The Bills started offseason conditioning March 30 at the stadium. Guard Eric Wood was there trying to come back from a catastrophic leg injury sustained last season in Jacksonville. And the team's workout room is drastically different under new coach Chan Gailey, players said. News Sports Reporters Mark Gaughan and Allen Wilson talk about the start of workouts and the upcoming NFL draft in this video."

BillBoard: Weight room overhaul
Said Gailey: "I think that what we’ve tried to do is create a work atmosphere. We want to make sure that we understand that when we walk into this facility it’s all work. We’ve got something to accomplish. We have not been where we’ve needed to be in the last few years and we’ve got to get back there, and I only know one way to accomplish that, and that’s through hard work."

Bills offseason program begins | WIVB.com
"John [Gamble] handles more of the linemen and Eric [Ciano] handles more of the fast, outside guys," Gailey told News Four Sports. "And then you’ve always got those tight ends and linebackers that you’ve got to fit into one or another, and we’ll do that by position."

No deadline for Schobel – Inside The Bills
"While the Bills are in no way going to prod Schobel to make a decision about his playing future, Schobel is faced with learning a new defensive scheme with much different responsibilities for him at an outside linebacker position. How much time he feels he’ll need and how much time the Bills staff thinks he’ll need to have it down could be two different things."

Chan Gailey knows nothing about Marshawn Lynch's absence | ProFootballTalk.com
Regarding Lynch, Gailey said, "Our general manager, Buddy Nix, has talked to him but I have not talked to him."

Eric Wood Back
Wood: "I'm shooting for July" - BuffaloBills.com

"The last time most people saw Bills offensive lineman Eric Wood at One Bills Drive his leg was buried in a cast and he was on crutches. Following his badly broken leg in the Week 11 game at Jacksonville last year, Wood has endured a long period of inactivity while the bones in his leg healed. Now four months removed from surgery the gritty lineman has bounced back. So much so that instead of hoping to be ready for training camp he has almost come to expect it."

Bills' Wood getting back on feet : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
"By training camp I think I can be [back]," Wood said. "I am starting to get back into some strength stuff, hopefully running by the end of June and just hit July really hard and be ready for training camp."

Trent Edwards Speaks
Bills notebook: Edwards is confident he can win job back : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News

"It was a roller coaster ride for me," he said. "I had to take the last few months and kind of process what I went through, the highs and lows. Obviously there were more lows than I wanted. It was very frustrating for me. Last year at this time you're the starter, you put in a lot of work and you put in everything you feel like you need to and then guys get dinged up, coaches get fired, you don't play the way you want to and you don't win games. So it's tough when you put in all that work and you have nothing to show for it. But ... . there's not anything last year that should prevent me from being a good player this year."

Trent Edwards ready to fight to be Bills starter | Democrat and Chronicle
"Edwards said injuries played a major part in his downfall — both his own and those suffered by his teammates, especially on the offensive line. But he also alluded to the coaching upheaval that saw Jauron fire offensive coordinator Turk Schonert 10 days before the season started."

Free Agency
Marvez: Six teams that need McNabb now - NFL News - FOX Sports on MSN

Alex Marvez breaks down the pros and cons of the Bills trading for McNabb. "The Bills don't appear to be a serious player at this point, but that could change if the team feels it can't adequately address quarterback in the draft."

POLLOCK: As draft nears, it’s been quiet for the Bills | Olean Times Herald
Chuck Pollack searches for optimism in the Bills offseason moves but comes up short because the QB situation is unsettled and the OL is still shaky. He does acknowledge the draft is coming....

NFL Draft
Bills Focus: Running Back Draft Preview (3:03) - BuffaloBills.com

The team website breaks down the available running back prospects from the upcoming draft.

Bills All-Time draft memories: Joe DeLamielleure
Joe D. initially thought he had been drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers even after receiving a call from Bills owner Ralph Wilson. When the Buffalo News called he found it odd he was asked a question about blocking for OJ Simpson. I love these draft stories.

Richard Dickson visits the Bills | National Football Post
LSU fullback/tight end Richard Dickson visited the Buffalo Bills on Monday, according to his agent, Albert Elias.

Tim Tebow impresses Buffalo Bills coach Chan Gailey | Democrat and Chronicle
"[Tebow] made drastic improvement from where he was in college career to where he was for his individual pro day (two weeks ago). He made good progress. Whether that sticks when there’s bodies flying around you in the heat of the battle, I don’t know.: said Gailey. "There’s a lot of reps between doing it on the pro day when no one’s running around trying to hit you and then when the bullets are starting to fly."

Gailey talks Tebow – Inside The Bills
"He’s a very intelligent football player. I really enjoyed the short time I had with him, talking football, talking life and just what he’s all about. You can see why he was an excellent leader at the University of Florida. I think he’s well ahead of a lot of people and headed toward a good career in the NFL."

NFL -- Vince Verhei: Pre-draft concerns in the AFC East - ESPN
"Vince Verhei of Football Outsiders looks at pre-draft issues in the AFC East, including Buffalo's porous O-line, NE's need for playmakers at LB, Gang Green's front seven depth issues and Miami's lack of pass-rushers." Insider article.

Other Bills Links
Bills host youth football coaches - BuffaloBills.com

"The Buffalo Bills hosted the 9th annual Western New York Amateur Football Alliance - Youth Football Coaching Academy at the Bills Field House in Orchard Park on March 27th. Seven of the top area high school coaches directed the academy (including two Buffalo Bills 2009 Coaches of the Week) and provided instruction to over 150 youth football coaches from the Western New York community."

George Wilson’s profile set to soar : Buffalo Sports Daily
"Wilson’s stock soared last season when he took advantage of injuries in the secondary to become a starter. He finished 2009 with career-highs of 103 tackles, four interceptions and two sacks." Now he's starring opposite Mary J. Blige in her new music video.

Ten NFL star quarterbacks who had mid-career team changes - Don Banks - SI.com
Drew Bledsoe to the Bills in one of Banks' QBs.

Player Tweets
Twitter / Aaron Maybin

Only problem with getting ur workouts done in the AM is it makes for a very boring rest of the day. One can only watch soo much tape, lol

Twitter / Nic Harris
Back in buffalo, not too much social life here= tat tat tat it up!!!!!

Twitter / Thurman Thomas
@Nic Harris Go visit Roswell like I do...

Twitter / Nic Harris
@thurmanthomas gotcha, I've been, will be back soon

Twitter / Stevie Johnson
#ijustwannaknowwhy you real NY ppl rep the Jets and Giants so tough when they reside In Jersey?? #imjustsayin Buffalo,Ny duhh #HomeTeam

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