Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills Links, 5/11

Gailey believes Bills can pull off Dolphins-type turnaround - NFL.com
Chan Gailey and WR Steve Johnson discuss the potential in this Bills team. Gailey points to recent success by the Dolphins and Jets turning their franchises around when discussing the Bills upcoming season and Johnson says people predicting a terrible season for Buffalo as a "slap in the face."

NFL Videos: Coach Spotlight: Chan Gailey
"03:07 – Chan Gailey discusses the rebuilding process in Buffalo and why he's the man for the job." Gailey says, "When you're rebuilding you start with the lines and add a playmaker."

Maybin ready to restart career | WIVB.com
"The guy that’s rushing the passer," he says, "and the guy that's covering some of the slot receivers and things like that, they’re counted on to make plays. You look around the league, some of the guys that are in those positions, are some of the guys that are the best players in the National Football League. I’m excited to have that challenge ahead of me."

Back to his position roots - BuffaloBills.com
Kelsey Boudin talks with Orchard Park native Jon Corto about moving back to safety, his original position with the team.

Five teams face pivotal decisions surrounding passers - NFL.com
"The Bills have several dogs in the hunt for the top spot, and there doesn't appear to be a clear favorite at this point. Regardless of who eventually secures the post, it is very likely that he will maximize his potential under the tutelage of Gailey."

Spiller on the air – Inside The Bills
"Bills top pick C.J. Spiller will be on the local Buffalo airwaves Tuesday morning. Spiller will appear on Morning Bull on 103.3 The Edge @ 8:30 AM."

Lynch, Jackson both rank well – Inside The Bills
"Marshawn Lynch ranked tied for third on the ProFootballFocus list for 2009 with a whopping 77.37% of his rushing yards gained after initial contact. Fred Jackson ranked in the top 10 in missed tackle forced receiving and missed tackles forced rushing." Apparently Jackson is elusive while Lynch is powerful.

Schobel tops in playmaking – Inside The Bills
"Bills DE Aaron Schobel still hasn’t decided whether he’s going to continue his playing career in 2010, but he might be interested to know that AdvancedNFLStats has found among defensive ends he had the best playmaking ability in 2009."

BillBoard: Byrd to get ROY award?
"Our Buffalo News colleague, Mark Gaughan, is an AP voter. He picked Cushing based on the fact that he was an impact player in every Texans game Mark saw. However, Mark said Tuesday he would change his vote to Byrd if Cushing doesn't come up with a plausible explanation for his positive test. Cushing has denied taking any illegal substance."

Naaman stays home : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
Rodney McKissic is up next in the long line of local reporters profiling local WR Naaman Roosevelt.

How do AFC East receiving corps rate? - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports composed a reasonable set of rankings for each collection of wide receivers in the league. How Buffalo is 25th is beyond me.

Roosevelt Making Dream Come True | WIVB.com
"He's played in Ralph Wilson Stadium. He's practiced in the Bills Fieldhouse. But until this weekend, Naaman Roosevelt had never done that wearing a Bills uniform. Its the dream of every local kid, to play in the NFL for the Bills. At this weekend's rookie minicamp, that dream came true for the Buffalo native."

Bills' Wang tackles NFL's China wall
"There's no reason to beat around the bush and sidestep it," Wang said, referring to the buzz he's already generated in China, where he's been told his Bills jerseys are already on back order. "People are talking about it. So you might as well answer the questions."

Pollock: Wannstedt says Gailey right man for Bills | Olean Times Herald
"And I'll tell you this," Wannstedt continued, "Buffalo is going to be fine with Chan as head coach. I'm certain they'll be solid offensively because they WILL run the ball effectively. His problem will be on defense because they're going from a 4-3 to a 3-4 (alignment) and that changes the type of personnel needed in the front seven. But, in my mind, they've got the right guy as head coach."

Aaron Schobel has sold his Orchard Park home : Buffalo Sports Daily
"The source also said that Schobel hasn’t asked about the availability of any homes in the area to purchase. Another source very close to Schobel insists that the Buffalo Bill truly still hasn’t decided if he’s going to play again or not in 2010."

Vegas: Bills least favored to win AFC, most to land Russell : Buffalo Sports Daily
"Buffalo is listed at 120/1 to be crowned Super Bowl XLV champions."

Former Buffalo Bill Duke Preston retires : Buffalo Sports Daily
"According to CBS Sports, former Buffalo Bills offensive lineman Duke Preston has retired from the NFL. He must recently played for the Dallas Cowboys."

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