Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills Links, 8/29

Edwards in driver's seat for starting job - BuffaloBills.com
"Buffalo’s head coach is reserving the right to make a final evaluation, but even Chan Gailey had to admit after Saturday night’s performance by Trent Edwards in the Bills’ 35-20 win over Cincinnati that the man who has been atop the depth chart since training camp began is likely to remain there when a final decision is made."

Gailey is taking advantage of talent on hand - Jerry Sullivan - The Buffalo News
"But things have taken a turn over the past two weeks. Saturday night at Ralph Wilson Stadium, the offense had its second straight encouraging performance in a 35-20 preseason win over the Bengals. With a rejuvenated Trent Edwards leading the way, the Bills' starters scored three touchdowns and displayed a level of competence rarely seen in the Dick Jauron era."

A Brand New Trent For Bills? - WGR 550 SportsRadio
Joe Buscaglia gives his thoughts from during and after the game.

Buffalo Bills game highlights - BuffaloBills.com
Highlights from last night's game with Murph's call.

Bills-Bengals

Big night for Spiller and starting offense - BuffaloBills.com
"On C.J. Spiller’s first three carries of the game he had a grand total of minus-16 yards. Buffalo’s offense didn’t go very far on their opening drive either, but things changed dramatically for the first team offense after that. Trent Edwards and company put together three first half scoring drives with Spiller at the center of the action as Buffalo’s first team offense looked primed and ready for the season in a 35-20 victory over Cincinnati."

Bills Roundup: Two Spiller TD's Lead to Victory (2:48) - BuffaloBills.com
"The first team offense accounted for three touchdowns in helping to guide the Bills to a 35-20 preseason win over the Bengals."

C.J. Spiller Postgame Press Conference (2:57) - BuffaloBills.com
"The Bills running back meets the media after scoring 2 touchdowns in the 35-20 win over the Bengals."

Trent Edwards Postgame Press Conference (4:47) - BuffaloBills.com
"The Bills quarterback meets the media after the 35-20 preseason win over the Bengals."

Chan Gailey Postgame Press Conference (4:10) - BuffaloBills.com
"The Bills head coach meets the media after the 35-20 preseason win over the Bengals."

OT Green liking Spiller’s speed – Inside The Bills
"He’s something else," said Cornell Green. "When I first saw him in minicamps he done made a move on one of our linebackers and I said, ‘Wow, that’s why they picked him.’ It’s good man. He’s got a long way to go too, but we’re stacked back there this year. We’ve got Fred, we’ve got Marshawn, we’ve got him so we might cause a little threat out there."

RB Simpson okay – Inside The Bills
"Simpson was down for a minute or so, but eventually got to his feet after getting the first down following a violent helmet-to-helmet collision between him and Bengals cornerback Brandon Ghee. Ghee was knocked out cold as soon as the helmets collided."

2nd WR role taking shape? – Inside The Bills
"The Bills third preseason game could solidify some starting roles that have been hotly contested through the course of the preseason. One could be the number 2 receiver role where Steve Johnson has been atop the depth chart since training camp opened."

Edwards stands and delivers, again - The Buffalo News
"If there were any question about who is going to be the starting quarterback for the Buffalo Bills, it should be put to rest now. Trent Edwards probably cemented the job with another efficient performance in the Bills' 35-20 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals at Ralph Wilson Stadium Saturday night."

T.O. says he left Buffalo with good feelings, memories - The Buffalo News
Allen Wilson's game recap focuses on Terrell Owens return.

Buffalo Bills' Trent Edwards, C.J. Spiller power win over Cincinnati Bengals | Democrat and Chronicle
"In other words, he looked like an NFL starting quarterback and his performance helped get the Bills started on their way to a 35-20 victory over the Bengals in front of an announced Kids Night crowd of 57,867 at Ralph Wilson Stadium."

Owens Sees A New And Improved Bills Offense - WGR 550 SportsRadio
Paul Hamilton spoke with Terrell Owens directly following the game last night.

Bills Beat Bengals 35-20 - WGR 550 SportsRadio
A recap and rundown of the game's important plays.

 

Observations from Bengals at Bills - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Thoughts from the press box at Ralph Wilson Stadium, where the Buffalo Bills beat the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday night 35-20."

Spiller Shines as Bills beat Bengals | WIVB.com
"Spiller is a thriller. Bills fans found that out Saturday night at Ralph Wilson. The Bills rookie running back dazzled the crowd with two touchdowns as the Bills beat the Bengals 35-20. Buffalo's preseason record improves to 2-1."

Cincinnati Enquirer | Cincinnati Photo Gallery | Bills 35, Bengals 20
Photo Gallery from last night's game from a Cincinnati source.

No-huddle purrs for two Palmer TDs - Bengals.com
Bengals.com recaps last night's game.

Spiller delivers as Bills beat Bengals 35-20 - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
John Wawrow writes his report from the Bills win.

Preseason Immediate Reactions: Bills 35, Bengals 20
"Some thoughts from press row as the Bills hosted my pick for the AFC title, the Cincinnati Bengals."

C.J. Spiller doing a lot of running backwards | ProFootballTalk.com
Mike Florio openly criticizes the Bills and CJ Spiller for his -16 yards rushing on his first three carries....

C.J. Spiller eventually gets pointed in the right direction | ProFootballTalk.com
...Florio eventually updates with Spiller's final stats and says that no matter how good he was after those initial three carries, those three carries were still pretty bad.

NFL experimenting with an eighth on-field official | ProFootballTalk.com
There was an additional official on the field last night.

Marcus Easley
So, the Bills drafted another quick healer? - NickMendola.com

Nick Mendola comments on the NFP report that Marcus Easley could have returned as early as September.

Looks Like Bills Fumbled on Easley Diagnosis : Buffalo Sports Daily
Patrick Moran says moves like putting Easley on IR when he could be back for September gives credence to the league-wide perception of futility at OBD.

Other Bills Links
For Gailey's offense, Parrish a thought - AFC East Blog - ESPN

"He just likes to get the ball in his playmakers' hands," Parrish said. "I heard a lot before, but that is in the past. Right now is right now. I just have to control my own destiny, and that is to take advantage of all the opportunities that come my way."

Florence to provide tix to Bills games – Inside The Bills
Drayton Florence is providing 10 tickets to every home game to the Wounded Warrior Project to honor his father and sister who both served the US Armed Forces. Andra Davis matched Florence's donation so a total of 20 tickets for every game will be going to the servicemen and women.

Secondary struggles are primary concern " Bills " Niagara Gazette
Jonah Bronstein discusses Dick Jauron's "fetish" for acquiring defensive backs and wonders aloud about the problems the secondary has had this preseason.

PFT Mailbag, take two | ProFootballTalk.com
"Edwards seems to be the lesser of three evils at this point, but I continue to be intrigued by the decision of a new G.M. and new head coach not to address the position in the offseason. It seems as if the Bills are willing to tread water at the position for 2010, and that they already have a plan for 2011." Florio also thinks the Bills might go after RFA Dennis Dixon.

NickMendola.com - SONG: "Spiller"
So, here are the short and long versions of "Spiller," to the tune of Mike Jackson’s "Thriller."

TWEETS!
Twitter / drayton florence

Cj spiller is really nice and humble I like what he brings along with Fred and lynch week one we will be ready

Twitter / Cj Spiller
Glory to God for tonight game n performance felt good to play in RWS n win also da fans was awesome cant wait for the 12th. Go bills #21

Twitter / Kawika Mitchell
Good to be home and even better to win at home. Now time to go to Detroit and then get this thing started off for real.

Twitter / Kawika Mitchell
Gr8 job all around. Sum ruff spots but def more brite spots. CJ balled. Reggie Corner nice pic 6. Moats had sum big plays. KOC must improve

Twitter / David Nelson
If I learned 1 thing tonight--- it's that I LOVE that shout song after we score. I can get used to that!

Twitter / Aaron Maybin
Feels good to leave the Ralph with a WIN!

Twitter / Thurman Thomas
Just think about the 1st half of the colts game & the first half of this game.... Way better than the last 5 yrs..... BILLIEVE!!!!!!!!!!

Twitter / Marcus Stroud
Enjoying the day off. Encouraged by my teammates and the direction we're headed!

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