Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills Links, 4/9

Team Reports | NFL at CBSSports.com
"The switch in schemes means Maybin moves from an undersized defensive end to a big outside linebacker. Now Maybin's got to prove he can excel at his new assignment."

TE Schouman re-signs - BuffaloBills.com
"The last of Buffalo's restricted free agents that was tendered a qualifying offer has re-signed with the Bills. Tight end Derek Schouman signed his tender offer Thursday. "

Bills All-Time draft memories: Andre Reed
"About 10 minutes later the phone rang," said Reed. "It was Bills GM Terry Bledsoe. He just told me they picked me and congratulated me and I said, ‘Okay, first of all, where’s Buffalo?’ And I heard the whole draft room laugh at that. I didn’t know where Buffalo, New York was. I didn’t know if it was near New York City or whatever. It wasn’t until later that I knew it was by a lake and there would be a hell of a lot of snow happening." Reed actually went to his local library after being drafted to find out exactly where Buffalo was located in New York State.

NFL Draft
BillBoard: Draft watch: Rodger Saffold

A quick look at the Indiana OT.

McNabb Trade Messes Up Bills | WIVB.com | Blogs
Paul Peck apparently wants the Bills to draft an OT at number 9 overall and now that the Redskins have a QB they will draft one of those OTs.

Source: Doug Worthington visits the Bills | National Football Post
"Ohio State defensive lineman Doug Worthington recently visited the Buffalo Bills, according to a source close to the program with knowledge of the situation."

Trying to figure out Tebow | National Football Post
"In yesterday’s Mock Draft, NFP scout Wes Bunting has Tebow going to the Bills at No. 9. That high? Hey, why not? Chan Gailey is an offensive head coach, the organization as a whole is impressed with Tebow, and looking at the current crop of QBs in western New York, it isn’t too far-fetched to see Buffalo make a big play here for the biggest name in the draft. Because, right now anything goes when trying to slot Tebow."

Pro-football-reference.com blog " Blog Archive " Checkdowns: Median draft position vs. 2009 AV
PFR looks at last year's top contributors at each position and determines where the average draft spot was. Most successful QBs were picked 24 or higher while most successful centers were 173 or later.

Thomas on WR Williams – Inside The Bills
Thurman Thomas talks about Syracuse WR Mike WIlliams' Pro Day and draft potential.

Other Bills Links
Bills TE Schouman accepts contract tender - NFL - Yahoo! Sports

"Schouman opened last year as the Bills starter before a knee injury ended his season in Week 2, during a 33-20 win over Tampa Bay. He finished with nine catches for 103 yards."

Bills like Schouman more than you think : Buffalo Sports Daily
Patrick Moran thinks the Bills placing a second-round tender on the newly re-signed Derek Schouman means they didn't want him going anywhere. I think it means they valued him more than a seventh-round pick.

BillBoard: Steelers in TO?
Mark Gaughan of The Buffalo News thinks the Steelers will be the choice of the NFL for the Toronto game.

Team Reports | NFL at CBSSports.com
"What makes up a game is four or five plays, a play here, a play there and things are completely different. This defense, new offense, new attitude, new change of pace is the difference in the fourth quarter and we win half of those football games and we go 10-6 or 9-7. Right now we are just working hard ... we are just trying to plug away and win those games in the fourth quarter this year rather than fade away and lose." -- DT Kyle Williams on the attitude adjustment underway this off-season.

Tulsa World: Morgan looking for another chance at NFL
"If Donovan Morgan gets another chance, he vows to keep his trap shut and his nose clean. An on-field argument with a veteran player led to his release from the Buffalo Bills during their 2007 preseason camp. Morgan said he complained when another athlete chided him for not hustling back to the huddle after a play, and the two men had words. It doesn't matter that they patched things up in the locker room after practice. The damage was done."

Best Left Tackles in the N.F.L: The Top 10 List - The Fifth Down Blog - NYTimes.com
Jason Peters didn't make the list but wanted to be the highest-paid LT in the game..... weird. He did make the write-up as a player people would notice not being on the list. "After last season, you’d think he was getting paid by the sack."

M&T Bank Bills Check Card - BuffaloBills.com
The Bills are allowing fans to vote on the design of the next M&T Bank Bills check card. I have the throwback one currently and if I could vote for that would tell them to keep that one forever.

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