Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills Links, 9/14

ORCHARD PARK NY - SEPTEMBER 12: Steve Johnson #13 the Buffalo Bills tries to get away from Chris Clemons #30 of the Miami Dolphins during the NFL season opener at Ralph Wilson Stadium on September 12 2010 in Orchard Park New York. Miami won 15-10. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Inside The Bills | Bell plays well "
"Though the offensive line had its share of problems with penetration by Miami’s front, which stymied the run game and at times compromised pass protection, Demetrius Bell, who is coming off a long offseason rehabilitation fared well in his first regular season action since his knee injury late last season."

Inside The Bills | Jackson’s hand good to go "
"Bills RB Fred Jackson’s hand came through Sunday’s game very well. So well in fact that he thinks he’ll be able to move forward without a protective device."

Evans tries, but fails to hide frustration - Jerry Sullivan - The Buffalo News
"Evans used that phrase more than once. 'For whatever reason,' deep balls are called but not attempted. Some of it, no doubt, is the abysmal pass protection." Sullivan thinks it falls to Trent a whole lot more than the OL, though.

Week 1 Buffalo Jills - BuffaloBills.com
On a lighter note here's 51 pictures of the Buffalo Jills.

Bills-Dolphins
Weekly Bills recap w/ Luke Russert & more - NickMendola.com

"It’s Monday, which means a regular check-in with NBC News’ Luke Russert, a huge Bills fan. We spent the episode talking a whole lot of Bills/Fins, a little November election and even some college football."

Bills offense confident they'll improve - BuffaloBills.com
"In no way are the members of Buffalo’s offense content with what happened on Sunday. They know there were opportunities missed in what was largely a one possession game until the late stages. That’s why they’re confident and committed to making more consistent offensive play a reality."

Chan Gailey Monday Press Conference (8:02) - BuffaloBills.com
Chan Gailey updates the injuries and discusses the lack of offensive success in Sunday's loss to the Dolphins.

Inside The Bills | Gailey: I may have had too much in there "
"Right now I feel like we maybe tried to do too much this ball game" said Gailey. I may have had too much in there for them and we have to get back to basics."

Replay: Protection breakdown led to sack by Dansby - Sports - The Buffalo News
"The Dolphins rushed five or more defenders only eight times in 37 pass plays. Nolan used mostly four-man rushes with a mix of some zone dogs. That proved to be effective as the Dolphins recorded three sacks and knocked down Bills quarterback Trent Edwards nine times."

Four DWI arrests after Bills opener | WIVB.com
"Troopers on patrol issued a total of 75 traffic tickets following the game on September 12th on area highways."

C.J. Spiller's debut cold to the touch - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"The Miami Dolphins made stopping Spiller a priority. They were rather successful in eliminating him as a factor and opened the campaign with a 15-10 triumph over the Bills in Ralph Wilson Stadium."

Fans wake up to bitter taste of defeat | WIVB.com
Mike McClintick talked with some Bills fans the day after.

CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - NFL - Gailey gets Bills fans' blood boiling
"Just when Bills fans thought they had found somebody to exorcise the not so dearly departed ghosts of Dick Jauron, Gregg Williams, et al, Chan Gailey coached just like them."

NFL Blog Blitz: Buffalo Bills powered by SportsFanLive.com
The defense and special teams get good grades while the offense gets an F. How the coaching staff only gets a C+ is a little weird.

NFL Blog Blitz: Buffalo Bills powered by SportsFanLive.com
"The result? An average of 3.1 yards per play. That had to be the most glaring statistic of the game. And if you remove the touchdown drive from the equation, the average drops to 2.0 yards per play."

Injury Updates
Poz out 2-3 weeks; LB shuffle to ensue - BuffaloBills.com

"Keith Ellison filled the void left by Posluszny in the game on Sunday, but figures to split time with the stouter Ayodele whose likely to play run downs in the team’s base package, while the fleeter Ellison fills Posluszny’s subpackage roles."

Inside The Bills | FS Harris out for Sunday "
Head coach Chan Gailey declared FS Cary Harris out for Sunday’s Week 2 game at Green Bay.

Bills add practice squad player - BuffaloBills.com
"The Buffalo Bills announced Monday that the team has signed TE Rob Myers to the team’s practice squad. Myers joins the Bills after being released by New England on Sept. 4. The 6-4, 240-pound Utah State product spent a portion of the 2009 season on the practice squads of Philadelphia and New England."

Inside The Bills | Good news on Poz "
"We dodged a bullet there," said Nix. "It’s not a season ending injury. He won’t need surgery. It’ll be about two weeks."

Posluszny will miss some time with knee sprain - Bills & NFL - The Buffalo News
Jay Skurski updates the Bills LB injuries, the new practice squad TE, the Hall of Fame list, and the team's blood drive.

Gailey Confirms A Few Weeks For Posluszny - WGR 550 SportsRadio
That leaves Keith Ellison and newly signed Akin Ayodele. Gailey said, "We obviously have to get Akin ready in a hurry to go in and play. The good thing is he has a little of experience in there, but we have to get him ready to go this week."

Other Bills Links
Should C.J. Spiller remain the Buffalo Bills' starting RB? | Democrat and Chronicle

Leo Roth says No, Sal Maiorana says yes. Cue debate.

Band produces tribute song to Buffalo Bills' C.J. Spiller | Democrat and Chronicle
"Sudden Urge came up with the lyrics. which goes with the beat from the Michael Jackson hit 'Thriller.'"

Buffalo Bills need to get offense in gear if they want to win | Democrat and Chronicle
"Buffalo's offense needs to find a way to move the ball, and getting the running game on track is a place to start."

Bills Edwards Says This Is Not Last Year. - WGR 550 SportsRadio
"This is a new year and I know you guys are trying to find a way to bring it back to last year, but besides you asking that question, the term last year doesn't really cross my mind and we're on to a new year," said Edwards. "We need to find our rhythm. It's frustrating because we did have things going in the preseason, but there's no reason why we can't get back to that. We're moving on o this coming Sunday."

Bills remain upbeat despite familiar offensive dud - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
"It’s not cause for panic right now. There’s a lot of good things on that tape, but obviously, we made some mistakes," Evans said. "We have high expectations for ourselves. We expected to play well, and we didn’t. So we’ll be better in the future."

Enter the red zone | National Football Post
"For those of you familiar with this column, you know our "LOCK OF THE YEAR" was to take UNDER 5.5 total wins for the Buffalo Bills."

Sports, Ink - Blogs - The Buffalo News
One year ago Leodis McKelvin fumbled on Monday Night Football... the rest is history.

2011 NFL Draft
Pac-10 QBs Andrew Luck, Jake Locker appeal to Buffalo Bills fans | Democrat and Chronicle

"Here's a date to circle for Buffalo Bills fans dreaming of a franchise quarterback: Saturday, Oct. 30, Stanford (Andrew Luck) at the University of Washington (Jake Locker)."

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