Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 10/14

ORCHARD PARK, NY - OCTOBER 09: Fred Jackson #22 of the Buffalo Bills runs against Juqua Parker #75 of the Philadelphia Eagles at Ralph Wilson Stadium on October 9, 2011 in Orchard Park, New York.Buffalo won 31-24. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Underdog label just how Bills like it - BuffaloBills.com
"They’ve used the term ‘misfits’ more than once in describing themselves. When you weren’t drafted, or you’ve bounced around the league a bit you tend to feel a bit unwanted. But the men in Buffalo’s locker room have used their collective history of being cast offs as fuel every Sunday. The will to prove the doubters wrong along with a healthy amount of what is still largely unrecognized talent is what has the Bills sitting atop the AFC East at 4-1."

Detroit Lions, Buffalo Bills are proving pundits wrong - The Washington Post
"Thus, what did pundits miss that prevented them from believing the Lions and Bills would be this good (at least record-wise)? Here are a couple thoughts."

Smith set for any role with Bills - The Buffalo News
"I think I have the ability to do whatever is asked of me or needed at the time," said Smith, who played five seasons with the New York Jets before signing with the Bills prior to training camp in July. "Whatever the coach wants to do, whether it's focusing on the special teams or do the Wildcat stuff or play receiver. I can't control what people think, I can only control how I prepare to play."

Bills' D a key to success - BuffaloBills.com
The folks at the NFL Network take a look at Buffalo's opportunistic defense.

The Money Bill - BuffaloBills.com
Fred Jackson talks to the folks at NFL Network about the Bills and more.

Naaman Roosevelt on his role this Sunday - BuffaloBills.com
The bills wideout discusses how the team will be using him this Sunday now that Donald Jones is out for a month.

Bills Focus: Manning's Aerial Attack - BuffaloBills.com
How are the Bills going to defend the Giants passing attack?

Inside The Bills | Simms calls Bills "hustlers," "tough"
"The thing that has caught me by surprise about Buffalo is their toughness. The Bills are tough," said Simms. "They’re hungry. They’re eager. Their hustle is phenomenal. It’s not perfect, they give up a lot of plays, but they never quit hustling. It’s fun to watch. It’s a credit to Chan Gailey that they play hard for him."

Inside The Bills | Giants injury update
Here’s the Giants injury report for Thursday’s practice participation.

Inside The Bills | Merriman limited
"For the past few weeks Shawne Merriman has been given Wednesday’s practice off, and then he’s back on the field and full go. That wasn’t the case on Thursday."

Inside The Bills | Barnett added to injury report
Barnett only participated on a limited basis in practice Thursday due to an ankle injury.

Inside The Bills | Kyle to be game-time decision
"Earlier in the week Gailey said a decision on Williams’ availability for Sunday could hinge on how healthy fellow NT Torell Troup is for Sunday’s game. Troup practiced fully on Wednesday and again Thursday."

Inside The Bills | At best Tuck to be on play count
Per New York Daily News Giants beat reporter Ralph Vacchiano, Tuck said at best he’ll be on a play count if he is on the field for Sunday’s game.

Inside The Bills | Levitre back
He sat out Wednesday’s practice with a sore left knee, but appears full go today.

Inside The Bills | McGee ready for slot work
"I’m anticipating it," said McGee of the nickel corner role with respect to Sunday’s game. "I’m not too sure how they’re going to do it with me coming back, if I’ll be at corner or slot or playing both, but I definitely expect to do that because coming in that was my role."

Inside The Bills | Fewell not adding any fuel
"Really a lot has happened since then and there’s been a lot of turnover just in terms of the guys that are now in our locker room," said Ryan Fitzpatrick. "And that’s just the nature of the NFL. I know the guys are excited to see him. I’m excited to see him. He’s a guy that was in my corner and gave me some opportunities and I’ll always respect him for that."

Inside The Bills | Stevie feeling good
"Yeah, I’m about 90-something percent, yeah probably about 90," said Johnson. "I’m not going to say I’m one hundred percent because it’s cool, but I’m about 90. I’m good."

Ankle limits Barnett in practice - The Buffalo News
"That's going to be a big point of emphasis for us," Fitzpatrick said. "They get after the passer. They do a good job creating and forcing turnovers. It's going to be one of those games again where we've got to do a great job in protection, do a good job in not taking sacks and not giving up fumbles and interceptions and things that can get them going."

Buffalo Bills find green light in red zone | Democrat and Chronicle
"That's our No. 1 thing that we try to focus on, when we get in the red zone we need a touchdown," said running back Fred Jackson, the pride of Coe College. "It's one of the major things that we focus on."

AFC East Week 6 X factors - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"X factor: WR Naaman Roosevelt Analysis: Buffalo deep threat Donald Jones suffered a high-ankle sprain against the Philadelphia Eagles. Jones will be out for at least a month. That opens the door for Roosevelt. He played surprisingly well last week in relief of Jones and recorded five receptions for 41 yards."

Bills' Dareus Doing His Best Sapp Impersonation - WGR 550
Marcell Dareus idolized Warren Sapp growing up. After getting high praise from the former All-Pro, the first rounder is trying to live up to the hype.

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