Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 10/4

CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - NFL - Bills a bunch of phonies
"Whether it was merely a market correction or an indication of what lies ahead, a 23-20 loss at least suggests the Bills were over-valued." Rob Longley gives three reasons the Bills were phonies.

Buffalo Bills replay: Bump in road or reality check? | Democrat and Chronicle
"Listen, I'm not down on the Bills, even after a loss in a game I thought they would win and should have won leading 17-3 at halftime. I'm just trying to keep it real, and when you peel back the layers of this roster, it's everything I thought it was. Average at almost every position. That's not a criticism, or me being a curmudgeon; that's a fact."

Bills next test is showing they can bounce back - Yahoo! Sports
"We’ll be mad about the game for a little bit longer and move on from there," Fitzpatrick said. "And we’re doing whatever we can right now to prepare in trying to get to 4-1."

Chan Gailey Monday Press Conference - BuffaloBills.com
Coach Gailey talks about Demetrius Bell's injury and more.

Bills put loss on themselves, not officials - BuffaloBills.com
"I think it had more to do with us flat out not showing up in the second half," said Fitzpatrick in reference to the controversial calls. "Again I don’t want to take away from what they did because they did some good things on defense and I thought they outplayed us on that side of the ball."

Hairston to step in for Bell at LT - BuffaloBIlls.com
"It’s something I’ve been working toward since I got here," said Hairston. "Just being picked up here it’s good to know they have the confidence in me to stick me right in there when Demetrius Bell has been having a great year. I hate that him getting an injury is what’s giving me this opportunity, but I’ll take advantage of it and do what I can to help this team win."

Inside The Bills | Eagles defensive front thin
"With pass rusher Trent Cole (calf strain) not looking good for this week and rotational DT Antonio Dixon (torn triceps) now likely done for the season, the Eagles are hoping they get a couple of defensive ends back practicing this week."

Inside The Bills | Jason Peters injured
According to Eagles head coach Andy Reid, Peters suffered a strained hamstring, which he called "fairly significant."

Inside The Bills | Bell out for Sunday
"He will not be here this week," said Gailey. "After that I don’t know."

Inside The Bills | McGee to practice
"Terrence is going to practice this week," said Gailey. "I don’t know if he’ll make it to the game, but we’ve got to get him back into it so he’ll be back out there."

Inside The Bills | Hairston an even-keeled player
"I am not a real nervous type of guy," Hairston said. "I just try not to let anything overwhelm me. I try to stay at a real even keel. All I can do is play football and play as hard as I can."

Both Sides Of The Statistical Coin - Cincy Jungle
Taking a look at some stats from Sunday's game.

Hairston gets the call at left tackle against Eagles - The Buffalo News
"Practicing against those guys full speed is going to help you become a better player, and that's what it's helped me do," said the 22-year-old native of Winston-Salem, N.C.

Monday Morning QB chat with Tim Graham at 9 a.m. - The Buffalo News
Tim Graham talks Bills football. Ah, the good ol' days.

Gashing by Bengals is a cause for concern for Bills' run defense - The Buffalo News
"Humiliating sequences of a defense that couldn't get off blocks, didn't stay in assigned gaps and couldn't get off the field on third down will haunt the unit throughout this week as they prepare for a Philadelphia Eagles team that averaged 5.4 yards a carry in their loss Sunday to the San Francisco 49ers."

Airing it out is no passing fancy in NFL - Jerry Sullivan
"Wannstedt said coaches will adjust over time. They'll devise ways to deal with the spread, as colleges develop better defensive backs for the pros. At some point, the run will become fashionable again. Maybe the fullback will come back into vogue."

Pitoniak: Don't Panic... Yet - RochesterHomePage.net
"Cory Hepola and Scott Pitoniak discuss what went wrong against the Bengals and if the Bills can rebound from the 23-20 shocking loss. "

Seven-step drop: Patriots and Wes Welker - AFC East Blog - ESPN
James Walker brings up two points about the Bills: their return to "mystery" status and that the Stevie Johnson "drop" didn't cost the team the win.

AFC East Power Rankings preview - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Where do the Bills end up after their loss? James Walker thinks 10-12ish but I'd expect a bigger drop knowing the talking heads at ESPN.

Another week, another Vick injury | ProFootballTalk
Vick said after Sunday’s loss to the Niners, in which he threw for a career-high 416 yards despite presiding over the squandering of a 20-point lead, that at one point during the first half the middle finger on his left (throwing) hand "popped out of place."

No Bell For Bills Sunday; Hairston To Start - WGR 550
"He's improved," he said. "He didn't get much work early in camp so we've had to get him his work during the season moreso, and he's improved. But this will be a big test for him."

24 Hours Later: Bills React To Non-Catch Call - WGR 550
"It was huge," running back Fred Jackson said. "Clearly, it was a catch. We're upset about it. There's not anything we can do about it now. But it definitely killed a drive where we felt like we were moving the ball really well and you know, we keep that drive going who knows what happens."

Former Bill Kelso to speak at concussion seminar - Tonawanda News
"A concussion seminar will take place at 6:30 p.m. today at Cardinal O’Hara High School to help better inform student-athletes, parents, coaches and referees about the new Concussion Management and Awareness Act, which will establish statewide safeguards to protect student athletes from brain injuries while participating in interscholastic sports or physical education classes."

It's all in the (Twitter) name - Canada.com
Want to see what it cost Kirk Morrison to get the Twitter handle @KirkMorrison? Check out this article.

All Bills have to do is look in the mirror - Olean Times Herald
"BUT THE Bills needn’t look at referee Gene Steratore and his crew as the reason their unbeaten start ended with a 23-20 loss to the Bengals on the game’s final play Sunday afternoon at Paul Brown Stadium. A glance in the mirror would do just fine."

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