Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 10/20

Audio Vault - Remembering Kent Hull - WGR 550
Your one-stop shop for all the audio from yesterday eulogizing Kent Hull. WGR did a truly great job on this story.

Hull's death puts a hole in many hearts - Jerry Sullivan
Jerry Sullivan's excellent column on Kent Hull.

Kent Hull Remembered
Bills' extended family mourns fallen friend - The Buffalo News
"Statements from former Bills players and personnel on the death of Kent Hull"

Inside The Bills | Mohr & Hull shared southern living
"Former Bills punter Chris Mohr was glad to find someone on the Bills roster who had something in common with him upon joining the Bills roster in 1991. That player was Bills Wall of Famer Kent Hull. Here is Mohr’s recollection of his first few days with the Bills and how Hull made it easier as he travels to Greenwood, Mississippi for Hull’s funeral this weekend."

Inside The Bills | Smerlas vs. Hull the 1st practice
"Bills Wall of Famer Fred Smerlas passed along a great story about how fellow Wall of Famer Kent Hull quickly earned his respect as a player upon arriving from the USFL. Enjoy."

Inside The Bills | Bill Polian on Kent Hull passing
"It is a very sad day for those of us with the Colts who were privileged to have Kent Hull as a team mate and friend. His physical toughness, work ethic, intelligence, character and sense of humor made him an undisputed leader on a team filled with Hall of Famers and stars."

Inside The Bills | DeHaven’s USFL Hull story
"Bills special teams coordinator Bruce DeHaven has one of the longest histories with Kent Hull, which stretches back to his USFL career with the New Jersey Generals."

Inside The Bills | Wood laments never knowing Hull
"He set the standard around here for interior O-linemen. And I guess this always happens, but I never really appreciated him and did the research on how good a player he was until now."

Inside The Bills | Kent Hull Video
"Here is a testament to that when he visited sick children in a hospital in his native Mississippi. If you want to know more about Kent Hull the man, this provides a good glimpse of the gregarious and respectful Southerner."

Hull's Hall of Fame chances - BuffaloBills.com
"There’s not a lot of debate on guys until they get to the final 25," said Pro Football Writers of America President and Hall of Fame selector Mark Gaughan. "Kent without a doubt was a Hall of Fame caliber player. It’s going to be tough though because he was on a team with a lot of Hall of Fame caliber players. If he was on a team that didn’t have so many big stars he’d have a much better chance."

Bills Roundup: Remembering Hull, Kelsay Closer - BuffaloBills.com
Chris Brown updates the injuries as well as looks back at Kent Hull's career.

Kent Hull Retrospective - BuffaloBills.com
A look back at the life and career of Kent Hull in video.

Wilson, Levy, Kelly on Kent Hull's passing - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Here are statements on Hull from Bills owner Ralph Wilson, former Buffalo coach Marv Levy and former teammate Jim Kelly.

Kent Hull didn't love football until coming to Buffalo | Democrat and Chronicle
"But let me tell you, at the end of that training camp, I loved football. I found a family and it wasn't the team - it was the city. It was so much like where I'm from in Mississippi, other than the snow."

More Bills News
Scott Pitoniak: Here's how the Bills can still make the playoffs
"I think 10 wins earns them a berth, which means they will have to go 6-4 the rest of the way. Looking at the remaining schedule, here’s who they are going to have to beat: Washington in Toronto; the Jets at home; the Dolphins in Orchard Park and Miami; Tennessee at home and Denver at home. That’s daunting, but not impossible."

Bills at the bye: Three questions - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"The upstart Buffalo Bills are 4-2 at the bye and in second place in the AFC East. Here are three issues facing the team"

Williams to miss two games; Levitre will start at LT - The Buffalo News
"Williams is out with what is being described as a foot injury. Gailey acknowledged that Williams may not be 100 percent the rest of the year. Williams was walking around in a boot in the locker room. It's believed he has a bone spur that's affecting his Achilles tendon."

Sheppard moving up Bills' depth chart - The Buffalo News
"From the time he was drafted in April, Kelvin Sheppard has been viewed as a future starter at inside linebacker for the Buffalo Bills. The future could come as soon as Oct. 30, when the Bills return from their bye week to face the Washington Redskins in Toronto."

Inside The Bills | Bell trying to heal completely
"I’m just waiting to get cleared by the doctors," he said. "I don’t know yet, but whatever the doctor says I’m ready. I’m definitely going to take this bye week to get healed."

Inside The Bills | Jones ahead of schedule
"Definitely hopeful it won’t be six weeks," he said. "We don’t think it will be six weeks at all. So we’ll see how I feel in the next two weeks."

Inside The Bills | Kelsay practicing today
"I feel great. I’ll be out there today," said Kelsay prior to the team’s 2 pm practice. "Obviously it’s a lighter day. We’re just trying to self-scout a little bit and make some corrections in terms of what we’re doing and then start working on Washington. It’ll be more pulled back type of practice today, but I should be able to do everything Monday."

DT Williams could miss another two games - BuffaloBills.com
"It still looks like he’ll miss a game or two maybe and then we’ll re-evaluate at that point," said Gailey.

Pass rush on bye week 'to do' list - BuffaloBills.com
"It’s a problem we’ve got," said Gailey of the Bills pass rush. "We do have a problem. There’s no bones about it. We tried to come after (Manning) with five on a lot of third downs especially in the first half and we still didn’t get there. So we’re going to have to figure something out to generate some kind of pass rush."

Chan Gailey Wednesday Press Conference - BuffaloBills.com
Chan Gailey talking to the media yesterday.

Ryan Fitzpatrick Wednesday Press Conference - BuffaloBills.com
I love the double bubble container in his locker... anyway, this is Ryan Fitzpatrick talking to reporters yesterday.

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