Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills Links, 4/22

Bills Focus: 1st Round Possibilities (3:18) - BuffaloBills.com
BuffaloBills.com takes a look at the many different directions the team could go in the first round.

Bills' decision on top pick looms large : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
"We play every scenario we can think of," Nix said. "We play what-if games all the time and it's fun. It is competitive. We try to cover everything that can happen. There will be a good player there and we just need to make sure we get him."

Big-time Ben: Tate waits to hear name | delmarvanow.com | The Daily Times
Auburn running back Ben Tate had a private workout with the Bills.

Players on block in draft - Ross Tucker - SI.com
Tucker mentions the Bills in reference to Jared Gaiether, Ben Roethlisberger, Jason Campbell and Jammal Brown. He also mentions Marshawn Lynch as a possible trade piece in the next day or so.

NFL Draft
Instead of a splash, Bills need solid picks : Sports Columns : The Buffalo News
Jerry Sullivan gets us ready for the draft.

Scouts on Morgan, Spiller, Williams, and others (8:39) - BuffaloBills.com
Bills scouts Tom Roth and Rashaan Curry talk about Derrick Morgan, CJ Spiller, Dan Williams, Demaryius Thomas, and several other top prospects in the 2010 NFL Draft.

Mock Draft: Run on offensive tackles will push Bills to 'best available' : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
Mark Gaughan has the Bills picking Derrick Morgan after the run on tackles leaves them without a top pass protector.

Final Mock Draft - WGR 550 SportsRadio
Russell Okung almost makes it to the Bills at number 9 but they select Bryan Bulaga after the Raiders snatch him up. In the second round Joe Buscaglia has the Bills taking Tim Tebow and in the third Minnesota WR Eric Decker.

Draft Watch: AFC East - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Whomever they've identified as the player who can help them most would be their dream scenario. If stuck with any of the above names, he would make a fine Plan B. The dilemma, however, is if the Bills pass on Clausen, another quality quarterback prospect might not be around when they pick again at No. 41."

24 of 24 draft players Trent Williams | WIVB.com
WIVB's short bio series wraps with the Oklahoma OT.

Twitter / Jason La Canfora
Tim Tebow will not attend the draft in NYC. He's returning to Jacksonville but NFL Network will have a camera crew there with him.

PFEIFFER: If the Bills can't trade down, they'll take Dan Williams " Sports " Niagara Gazette
"If someone wants to move up, I’d entertain the idea of trading down, the Bills can use all the extra picks they can get, and then taking Southern Cal tackle Charles Brown. Failing that, the pick is Dan Williams."

NFL Draft: Bills have no room for error - Canandaigua, NY - MPNnow
Bryan Sullivan primes Bills fans for the draft.

POLLOCK: New format could change NFL draft strategy | Olean Times Herald
"It doesn’t feel any different," Nix said. "I think we tend to overemphasize who’s going to make the call ... who’s got the final decision. In all of the years that I’ve been in it, it’s never come down to two guys arguing and one saying ‘Well, I’ll make the call.’

CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - Columnists - Zeisberger: Pivotal decision for Bills
"Now, in the days leading up to Thursday's 2010 NFL draft, there is speculation coming out of One Bills Drive that maybe new general manager Buddy Nix and incoming coach Chan Gailey might shy away from plucking a quarterback in the early rounds, instead harbouring aspirations that Edwards' career might be revived. Let's hope that is pure speculation and nothing more."

11th Hour: Hoping Nix Remembers 2001 : Buffalo Sports Daily
"I want Nix to really swing for the fences Thursday night. It didn’t happen for me until late tonight, but suddenly I find myself hoping…. Really hoping Nix swings that bat so hard he falls out of his southern shoes and tabs running back C.J. Spiller." Moran also wants Tim Tebow after watching the ESPN video with Jon Gruden.

QB, OT, DT? Buffalo Bills could go any way in first round | Democrat and Chronicle
"The Bills also had the 41st and 72nd picks in the 2008 draft, and they chose wide receiver James Hardy and defensive end Chris Ellis."

2010 NFL Mock Draft has Giants, Eagles trading up in first round - Peter King - SI.com
With the top four OTs off the board, Buffalo takes NT Dan Williams.

Top five memorable NFL draft moments -- Adam Schefter -- NFL draft 2010 - ESPN
The Bills are mentioned in this article, probably with Thurman Thomas slipping on draft day, but it's behind the Insider wall.

Roethlisberger
Take your pick: Roethlisberger or Vick? - AFC East Blog - ESPN

"For those wondering if the Buffalo Bills would be interested in a villain such as Ben Roethlisberger, remember this: They were interested in Michael Vick." But that was when Dick Jauron was in charge.

Bills GM denies talking to Steelers - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Buffalo Bills general manager Buddy Nix told a Buffalo radio station Wednesday he has not spoken to the Pittsburgh Steelers about quarterback Ben Roethlisberger."

Report: Bills approached on Roethlisberger - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Roethlisberger would be a great fit for almost any offense, but he would be at home with "the Bills. He's a sensational passer when he's on the run, and the Bills had one of the NFL's worst offensive lines last year. There's no question Roethlisberger would make the Bills significantly more competitive and give them a legitimate shot to make a playoff run. "

One man’s thoughts on Big Ben : Buffalo Sports Daily
Joe Pinzone thinks the reason the Bills aren't interested in Ben Roethlisberger is because he would cost too much money.

PFTV fixes the Bills | ProFootballTalk.com
"This week, the PFTV "fix my franchise" series (it was Brocato's idea) focuses on the Buffalo Bills. Our number one suggested fix dovetails with another currently hot topic." - Ben Roethlisberger.

Other Bills Links
AFC East won't meet for two months - AFC East Blog - ESPN

"The Bills will have the longest wait. They'll finish the regular season with three straight divisional opponents, giving them a stretch of 77 days between division games."

Bills to get good look at Manning in TO game : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
"Because it's a short week, my guess is, the starters will play a bit more than usual [in Toronto]," said Polian, who got his start as a pro scout in the CFL under then-Montreal head coach Marv Levy. "It won't be into the third quarter like they usually do in the third exhibition game, but I suspect they'll be in there a bit longer than normal."

Bills’ schedule a ‘coach’s dream’ | Olean Times Herald
Marv Levy loved having every game at 1PM on Sundays. The routine was good. Well Chan Gailey gets that this year. Chuck Pollack takes a closer look at the schedule.

Bills claim tight end Matthews off waivers - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
"After playing two seasons with the Giants, he split parts of the past two years with New England and Detroit. He appeared in only three games with the Lions last season. Listed at 6-foot-4 and 270 pounds, Matthews has eight catches for 54 yards in 39 career games."

Gailey hints at Bills interest in Jeff Garcia : Buffalo Sports Daily
"You’re always interested in quality and certainly Jeff Garcia would be quality," Gailey said. "To me, to say absolutely no or absolutely yes would be a lie— but to say you’re always interested in adding quality to your football team, you better believe it."

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