Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 11/30

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 27: Dave Rayner #3 of the Buffalo Bills kicks a field goal against the New York Jets during their game on November 27, 2011 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

If game faces TV blackout, Bills won't bail it out - The Buffalo News
A closer look at the remaining home games and why you're not likely to see them on TV.

Lindell closer to return - BuffaloBills.com
"Rian Lindell hadn’t done a whole lot of kicking at practice with his teammates since he broke a bone and had some ligament damage in his right shoulder in the first meeting with the Jets. That was until last week when Lindell did some kicking on the side, while his teammates prepared for the Week 12 rematch with New York."

Inside The Bills | Chan on Bills playoff hopes
"We have to win out and we probably have to have some help and that’s what I told the team," said Gailey. "If there’s anybody that thinks anything differently and doesn’t understand exactly what’s in front of us tell me now so I can put somebody else in there."

Inside The Bills | Troup hoping to get answers
"I just hope I can get an idea as to just what I need to do going forward," Troup told Buffalobills.com. "I’ve been dealing with this since the summer and my plan was to fight my way through it to the end of the season. We’ll see."

Bills reward Smith with starting job - The Buffalo News
"He did an excellent job," Gailey said. "I'm glad you brought that up because I wanted to talk about that. ... He made some plays, he was a factor in the game and he's a big target out there. I'm anxious to see how he can continue to improve. All the other stuff overshadowed the job that [new center Kraig] Urbik did, the job Brad did and some other positive things."

Jaguars sale sharpens focus on Bills future - The Buffalo News
"The question remains: Do you have the financial heft to support a 21st century NFL team?" he said. "That is not just based on a great fan base, but rather looking for the additional revenue stream that comes from the corporate and financial infrastructure that Buffalo used to have but doesn't have right now."

NFL Power Rankings: AFC East - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Buffalo played competitive football for the first time in a month. But it wasn’t enough after the Jets put together a clutch comeback in the fourth quarter. Buffalo is 2-6 in its past eight games. The Bills are all but out of the playoff race. It will be interesting to see if this team finishes the season strong."

AFC East Stock Watch - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Ironically, both Stevie Johnson and Darrelle Revis are in the "falling" section because of the game Sunday. The Bills defense is also on the list, while Mark Sanchez is apparently rising despite completing 50% of his passes.

Sanchez-Fitz-Moore Watch - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Editorial alert: In a complete and total cop-out, James Walker says all three AFC East QBs played equally well last weekend. The QB with the highest completion percentage and least interceptions was Ryan Fitzpatrick, for what it's worth.

Jacksonville Jaguars Sold: Will Reportedly Remain In Florida - SB Nation Los Angeles
"That narrows the list of possible teams for the new Los Angeles Stadium even further. The Chargers, Vikings, Bills, and Raiders are also possible teams that could move, but nothing is definite."

A look inside the Jets' offensive playbook | National Football Post
" Today, I want to break down his first three TD passes, talk route schemes, alignments and personnel. Base concepts from offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer that Sanchez was able to execute in a game the Jets had to win to stay in the playoff discussion."

Monday Morning Quarterback - Peter King - SI.com
Stevie Johnson is one of Peter King's "Goats of the Week."

Stevie Johnson likely to be fined for Plaxico-inspired celebration | ProFootballTalk
"Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports that Johnson likely will be fined for his antics, citing league rules that prohibit the simulation of any gun action."

Levy, Norwood among those slated to attend Collectors Expo in Batavia - The Daily News Online
"Twenty-two athletes, including several from the Buffalo Bills 1964-65 AFL Championship team, are scheduled to sign autographs at Sports Collectors Expo 22, presented by Five Star Promotions and The Sports Corner. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, in the Clarion Hotel, 8250 Park Rd."

Smith to be a factor for Bills moving forward - AFC East Daily
"The sixth-year player out of Missouri is listed as a quarterback but should see plenty of work for the rest of the year all over the field. He was a kickoff specialist during his last two years with the Jets and spent time as New York's No. 3 wideout."

Dareus' speech fails to produce desired result - CBSSports.com Football
"Before the Bills' game against the Jets, he showed his pro teammates that he's not too young to remain silent. According to teammates, he gave an impassioned pregame speech, hoping to snap the Bills out of their three-game losing streak. Unfortunately, it didn't work, plus Dareus had to miss some of the game because he was sick."

Jason Gay: Stevie Johnson's Controversial Interpretive Dance - WSJ.com
I agree with several things Jason Gay writes about Stevie's touchdown celebration. He also takes an unsurprising shot at the Buffalo Bills as a whole.

Johnson’s bad judgment cost the Bills - Olean Times Herald
"How dumb can you be? When stupidity costs your team a football game - and in the NFL you get only 16 chances per regular season - that’s about as expensive as it gets."

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