Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills Links, 7/27

Back to the future - The Buffalo News
Allen Wilson explains why Chan Gailey is making the switch to a 3-4 defense in his final training camp preview.

How will the RB workload be split? - BuffaloBills.com
It’s a question that has been extremely popular since C.J. Spiller was drafted ninth overall by the Bills in late April. With a game breaking talent like Spiller added to an offensive backfield with Fred Jackson and Marshawn Lynch, how will the rushing workload be divided?

Who will start at quarterback? - BuffaloBills.com
"Close because none of the three candidates convincingly separated themselves from the other two in the competition. Brian Brohm, Trent Edwards and Ryan Fitzpatrick all had their fair share of opportunity through the course of the spring and were all new to Gailey’s offensive scheme. The only signal caller who saw his reps cut back toward the end of the spring practices was rookie seventh-round pick Levi Brown, who is very much in the team’s plans down the line."

Pitts visits Buffalo
OL Pitts visits Bills - BuffaloBills.com

"Pitts (6'4" 308) is an eight-year NFL veteran that has spent his entire career with the Houston Texans, where he has been a starter since the club made him a second-round pick in 2002. He's played primarily left guard for the Texans, but has also spent time at left tackle."

Pitts a proven player – Inside The Bills
"What should be noted here is that the Bills likely see Pitts as veteran depth for the interior of their offensive line, not starting material. The club has a lot of faith and stock in Levitre and Wood at the guard spots."

Training Camp Talk
Expect tough auditions as defenders seek new roles - The Buffalo News

Allen Wilson looks at the key position battles on defense in anticipation of training camp. DL depth, starting ILB opposite Poz, Outside linebacker, nickel corner and fifth safety are the top he's watching.

Usual buzz is missing as Bills head to camp - The Buffalo News
"Not since the gruesome days of the mid-1980s, when Hank Bullough was the head coach, has there been so little anticipation going into a season."

Bills' Training Camp Q&A - WGR 550 SportsRadio
Joe Buscaglia answers 10 questions in anticipation of training camp.

Training Camp Preview No. 2: Big Fat Dudes & TEs
Nick Mendolashares who he think will make the team and start at tight end and offensive line. Nothing surprising with his list.

Bills QBs, Jets RBs top Clayton's watch list - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"In his latest mailbag, ESPN.com senior writer John Clayton addresses his five most notable AFC position battles. Of primary concern to Clayton is what the Buffalo Bills will do at quarterback."

Florence sets high standard – Inside The Bills
"To clarify, Florence expects to get 8 INTs, allow no touchdowns to the opposing players he’s assigned to cover all season and to force one turnover per game."

Flag football league ends five-week program with ‘Super Sunday’ fun - Gonzales, LA - Gonzales Weekly Citizen
Shawn Nelson spoke to the Hope Youth Development flag football league.

General Bills Links
AFC East gets some power rankings love - AFC East Blog - ESPN

The Buffalo Bills are the last team in the AFC and 31st overall in ESPN's inaugural 2010 rankings.

Bills Tailgreat Cook-off - Buffalo Bills
"Submit your tailgate recipe and have a chance to be featured on the Bills All-Access TV Show, which airs across the Bills Television Network weekly during the 2010 NFL season!"

Chower rankings: Pats best, Fins worst - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Ralph Wilson Stadium tied for sixth-best in the NFL in terms of reported critical food violations on the vending area of the stadium. The Dolphins were dead last by far.

NFTA buses to Bills games will continue | WIVB.com
"The NFTA has reached a deal with the Bills to continue service to Ralph Wilson Stadium for every home game. The NFTA will now use five buses instead of seven, but every route will still be covered."

Former Bills
DiGiorgio story not uncommon – Inside The Bills

"Some fans hear that the average NFL career is just four years and some find it hard to believe. What makes that average so low are stories like that of former Bills LB and special teamer John DiGiorgio. Knee injuries compromised his career just when it was getting started, forcing him to announce his retirement on his Facebook page."

Bengals Interested In Owens; Rams Drop Out - WGR 550 SportsRadio
"Bengals owner Mike Brown confirmed his team's interest in free agent WR Terrell Owens during a media luncheon on Monday. While the Bengals interest grows, another team has dropped out of the Terrell Owens sweepstakes. Jay Glazer of FOX reports that the St. Louis Rams are no longer interested."

Reed tourney winning rave reviews - mcall.com
"Andre Reed's celebrity golf tournament is officially today [Monday]. But just by who showed up for a practice round and a pairings party on Sunday, this first effort on home turf by the former Dieruff High, Kutztown University and Buffalo Bills star can already be labeled a big success."

Farewell, John DiGiorgio : Buffalo Sports Daily
Patrick Moran says goodbye to John Digiorgio.

Bills May See Owens Twice In 2010 : Buffalo Sports Daily
"Buffalo faces the Bengals twice in 2010; a preseason game at Ralph Wilson Stadium on August 28 and on the road at Paul Brown Stadium on November 21."

All the sloppy and meaningless football you want -- just $40! - Shutdown Corner - NFL  - Yahoo! Sports
Poor Gibran Hamdan. MJD at Shutdown Corner is making fun of the NFL's live steaming of preseason games and they use the poor guy's picture.

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