Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 10/6

ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 01: C.J. Spiller #28 of the Buffalo Bills runs against the Detroit Lions at Ralph Wilson Stadium on September 1, 2011 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Spiller odd man out right now - The Buffalo News
"There’s only one football," Gailey said. "When you’ve got some good receivers and you’ve got a tight end who has done some good things and you’ve got a running back playing well right now, you can’t do everything you’d like to do. Unfortunately right now it’s like he’s the odd man out. It may not be that way the whole season. But right now it is. I still think he’s going to be a very good player for us over the long haul."

Buffalo Bills' defense now has to tackle Eagles star Michael Vick | Democrat and Chronicle
"That's very true, and I'll laugh with him on that, too," Thigpen said. "When you try to simulate him, you do the best you can, but like he said, good luck." Thigpen is the man charged with playing Vick for the scout team this week.

Bills' McIntyre staves off extinction - Jerry Sullivan
"McIntyre doesn't have a carry or a catch. A year ago, he was on the field for just under 30 percent of the offensive plays. This year, he's played 13 percent of the snaps."

Spiller held out of practice Wednesday - BuffaloBills.com
"It’s a little knee injury," Spiller said. "It’s nothing serious though, nothing to freak out about. I’ll be ready to go Sunday." The injury happened on Spiller's fourth-quarter carry where he came up limping.

Nelson, Edgerson, Roswell lead the stampede - BuffaloBills.com
"The Buffalo Bills and Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) have teamed together to form a stampede against prostate cancer. The Bills and Roswell hosted a complimentary prostate cancer screening event at Ralph Wilson Stadium’s Paul Maguire club on October 4th and 168 men took advantage of the opportunity."

Chan Gailey Wednesday Press Conference - BuffaloBills.com
Coach Gailey speaks to the media about the team's upcoming opponent and the injuries among other topics.

Ryan Fitzpatrick Wednesday Press Conference - BuffaloBills.com
The Bills QB talks about how the team is going to get back on track this week.

Bills Roundup: Spiller, Others Miss Practice - BuffaloBills.com
Rounding up the injury news from yesterday had to take some time. I'm sure Chris Brown snuck in some other news, too.

Inside The Bills | Eagles injury report
Here’s the Eagles injury report.

Inside The Bills | Bills injury report
Here’s the Bills official injury report for Wednesday.

Inside The Bills | Merriman and Wood updates
"Merriman has a shoulder injury while Wood has an ankle injury. Both players were seen lifting weight during a portion of practice in the team’s weight room, so the injuries are not believed to be serious. "

Inside The Bills | McGee update
"Your guess is as good as mine," said McGee. "This was my first practice in a while so they slowly gave me reps. I would say in the next week or two depending on how this week goes."

Inside The Bills | Barnett injury update
"I’m just resting a little tweak in my ankle," said Barnett. "They kept me out because they want to make sure that it’s better before I go out and practice. Other than that I don’t think it’s too serious."

Inside The Bills | Bills Michael Vick impersonator
"We’ll work on that with some different drills to get (ready for Vick)," said Gailey. "Right now Tyler (Thigpen) will be it."

Bills plot ways to keep offense on field - The Buffalo News
"The Eagles enter the game ranked 30th in the NFL in rushing yards allowed and first in the NFL in sacking the quarterback. The Bills rank fifth in rushing yards. All the Bills need to do to win is run the ball, right? Not so fast."

Eagles making changes on offensive line - The Buffalo News
Mark Gaughan updates injuries for both sides as well as the switches on the Eagles OL.

Terrence McGee returns to practice for Buffalo Bills | Democrat and Chronicle
"Cornerback Terrence McGee returned to practice for the first time in three weeks and it appears he will be able to play Sunday when the Bills host the Philadelphia Eagles."

About that Buffalo/New York thing... - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"I had no idea this was such a big deal. But many in our AFC East community went bonkers after I mentioned last week there were three teams representing the state of the New York - The Buffalo Bills, New York Giants and New York Jets. Buffalo fans flooded my inbox saying there's just one team in New York state."

Video: AFC 411 - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Bloggers James Walker, Bill Williamson, Paul Kuharsky and Jamison Hensley analyze the AFC. Walker talks about the Bills/can they bounce back."

Bills' Spiller Bottled Up To Start NFL Career - WGR 550
"The numbers have been widely publicized from his debut season. Spiller had only 74 carries for 283 yards, 24 receptions for 157 yards and two total touchdowns for an inauspicious start to his career."

Bills need to improve on third downs - Tonawanda News
"It’s things that the other team does well that we have to get better at so that we can negate that," Gailey said. "One of the points this week is us on third down. It doesn’t have anything to do with them, it’s we need to get better on third down. We had way too many third downs — six minuses — that we didn’t convert. We have not been doing that, but we did (last Sunday)."

CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - Dream will die for Bills or Eagles Sunday
"Everybody needs a win," he replied. "You walk into any press conference, anywhere, and everybody will say the same thing. Everybody’s desperate. They’re no different than anybody else we play. I think a lot of times if you use the word desperate, then you start trying to do things you can’t do and that creates more of a problem than a solution."

Vick issues wakeup call to Eagles teammates | Philadelphia Daily News
"I don't think we're putting in more effort than in previous weeks, there's just a sense of urgency now. Guys see the position that we're in. I think they understand what it's going to take to get back, and how some things are going to have to change. We're dedicated and committed to it, and we want to make that happen," the Eagles' quarterback said, as the 1-3 Birds began preparations for Sunday's game at 3-1 Buffalo.

Eagles need Watkins to be ready this time - CSN Philly
Despite all that, Watkins was still expected to be the starter and even began training camp as the guy at the right guard position. That is, until the real games were ready to be played. The Eagles benched him and signed DeVan, the Colts' castoff.

Do the Eagles have a leadership crisis? - CSN Philly
"When you blow fourth-quarter leads three weeks in a row for the first time in the franchise’s 79-year history, it’s tough not to conclude that there’s something missing in that locker room, on that sideline, in that huddle. And although it’s a word that’s dramatically overused in sports, leadership could be a big part of what this Eagles team desperately needs."

Bills leaky D braces to contain Vick-led Eagles | Associated Press
"A lot of times we're in the position to make plays, and we're just not making them," Barnett said. "I'm not discouraged or frustrated. Angry? I don't know the word for it. You just know we can do it. But at the same time, dagnabit, we need to do it and I think we will."

Eagles may be without DE Parker again vs. Bills - CSN Philly
"With Trent Cole out, Juqua Parker wanted more than ever to get back. Now it looks like that’s not going to happen. Parker hasn’t given up on trying to play against the Bills Sunday, but he did leave practice early Wednesday after experiencing continuing soreness in his right ankle."

After Step Back, Watkins Moving Forward - PhiladelphiaEagles.com
"Coming in late obviously and having no (Organized Team Activities) and trying to learn the schemes," Watkins said, "Being able to take a step back and absorb it all and not learn when the bullets are flying, so to speak, was definitely beneficial."

Gailey: Success No Surprise For Bills - PhiladelphiaEagles.com
"Every game we go into, we expect to win," he said. "It's more surprising for us to lose than it is for us to win. We have a good quarterback who understands what it takes to win in this league and who understands how important it is to take care of the ball. He's been around the block and he's playing great football right now."

Eagles vs Bills: My Worlds Collide - 13WHAM.com
"You know I have been covering the Bills for the last 24 years. But I have been rooting for the Eagles for the last 44. Every week I report on the Bills, always with one eye on what my Eagles are doing. This Sunday I will have both eyes on both teams as they play at the Ralph. It’s like the old Seinfeld episode where George’ girlfriend wants to hang out with his friends at the diner. On Sunday my football worlds collide."

Bills Wednesday Transcripts - Gailey, Fitzpatrick | WKBW
"The Buffalo Bills hit the practice field on Wednesday as the team gets ready to host the Philadelphia Eagles. Head Coach Chan Gailey and QB Ryan Fitzpatrick spoke with reportes following practice, below are the transcripts from those interviews. "

Scott may have the answer for the Bills | WIVB.com
"As a hybrid half-safety, half linebacker, Scott has given the Bills defense a jolt of energy. He is fourth on the team in tackles, and tied for the lead in sacks and interceptions."

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