Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 12/19

ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 18: Ryan Fitzpatrick #14 of the Buffalo Bills is hit as he throws during their NFL game by Cameron Wake #91 of the Miami Dolphins at Ralph Wilson Stadium on December 18, 2011 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

HAMILTON: Spiller Is Nothing But A Toy - WGR 550
"You’re kidding, right? You drafted this guy 9th overall, with all the needs you had on this football club and two very good backs already on the team and you can’t give him the ball 25 or 30 times? BUST!!!!!!! There’s no other way around it, he is Buddy Nix’s and Chan Gailey’s first, 1st round bust. I don’t care what he does from this day forward, if he can’t handle the duties of a #1 back because he’s not big enough, he’s a toy. Yes, the Buffalo Bills drafted a toy with the 9th overall pick in 2010."

Fitzpatrick playing like overpaid backup, not franchise QB - Jerry Sullivan
"Raise your hand if you still have confidence in Fitz. His teammates must be losing faith. I imagine Fitz has even lost some confidence in himself. You can't throw the ball the way he did Sunday, and during his team's seven-game losing streak, and retain the swagger you had when things were going well."

If not Bills, someone will pay Johnson - Bucky Gleason
"Johnson is a good guy despite the childish antics over the years. He's also a good teammate, one who stood up for Ryan Fitzpatrick again Sunday after another debacle in Ralph Wilson Stadium. He's a darned good receiver, too, which is why he'll be in an enviable position as a free agent after the season."

Close To Tears - The Buffalo News
"Kelsay paused, searching for words. His eyes were red and welling up with tears. You could see him choking up and fighting to hold back his emotions. He hesitated for a full 15 seconds before continuing."

Bills' offense continues going in wrong direction - The Buffalo News
"The story of the day was just interceptions and penalties," Fitzpatrick said. "We can't, obviously, have turnovers. ... Our defense played well today, and they held us in the game. It's hard for me to go out there and turn the ball over three times and struggle like I did today."

Spiller produces his best game yet - The Buffalo News
"He rushed for a personal high 91 yards on just 12 carries and a touchdown and finished with a game-high nine receptions for 76 yards and a TD."

Day of the Dolphin rivalry fading - The Buffalo News
"There were no swarms of Buffalo fans at Sunday's 30-23 loss to Miami. The game was not televised within a 75-mile radius of Ralph Wilson Stadium because it couldn't sell out, the second time in the past five years. Every other Dolphins game here has been a sellout since 1990, as far back as Bills blackout data goes." Get your Tim Graham Bills fix, folks.

Bills-Dolphins Report Card - The Buffalo News
Not good.

Miami at Buffalo / Quarter by Quarter - Sports - The Buffalo News
Short bursts of reminders.

Turnovers, penalties sink Bills vs. Dolphins - BuffaloBills.com
"The Bills tried to make it interesting late. Down 30-13 with five minutes left, Buffalo got a quick touchdown and added a field goal after recovering an onsides kick with just over two minutes remaining to pull with a touchdown. But their second onsides attempt failed and Miami killed enough of the clock to post a 30-23 win sweeping the season series from Buffalo. The loss was the seventh straight for the Bills dropping them to 5-9 on the season."

Bills Roundup: Interceptions, Penalties Cost Bills - BuffaloBills.com
Chris Brown recaps the day.

Dolphins vs. Bills highlights - BuffaloBills.com
Watch Reggie Bush run through Buffalo all day.

Chan Gailey Postgame Press Conference - BuffaloBills.com
The Bills head coach talks about the team's most recent loss.

Ryan Fitzpatrick Postgame Press Conference - BuffaloBills.com
The bearded one talks about his three-pick performance.

Stevie Johnson Postgame Interview - BuffaloBills.com
Johnson talks about the team's loss to the Dolphins.

Inside The Bills | Proud Gorilla
"Punter Brian Moorman was beaming Saturday night during team meetings wearing his Pittsburg State Gorillas gear as his alma mater won the Division II National Championship over Wayne State Saturday afternoon."

Inside The Bills | Dareus update
"Dareus left the game with an apparent left hand/wrist injury and then returned to the game. He then left the game a second time and did not return. The defensive lineman was not available for comment after the game as he was having x-rays done on his hand/wrist."

Inside The Bills | Stevie insists he’s fine
"It’s my groin," said Johnson. "It’s been bothering me all season. It’s acting up, but it’s been like this for the entire season. I think it happened on either a slant or something. I don’t know if I was trying to get out of a tackle and kind of pulled it a little bit, but I’ve been dealing with it all year. It’s just no different, it popped up again this game. I’m cool. I’ll be ready to go next week."

Inside The Bills | Flo warns jobs are on the line
"A loss hurts if you lose by three or you lose by 30," said Florence. "If you’re playing a preseason game or you’re playing regular season game nobody likes to lose. Losing "stinks" and if we don’t get this thing cleaned up and end on a good note myself included we’re all going to be looking for jobs next year."

Inside The Bills | Expecting to win?
"I haven’t really seen that confidence lately. Coach Gailey always preaches expect to win when you step on the field and those first six, seven games I think we expected to win every time we stepped on the field. I don’t think we expect to win now. That’s just kind of the feeling I get, I could be wrong, but we need to get back to that."

Inside The Bills | Comparing slides
"I think it’s more disappointing [than last year]," Florence said. "We start off good 5-2 and we just hit this skid in the road and we haven’t been able to bounce back. The good teams bounce back from this. They may lose three in a row, but they bounce back and find a way to win. We just haven’t been able to find a way to win."

Reaction: Dolphins 30 - Bills 23 - WGR 550
Joe Buscaglia was able to find some positives in the loss yesterday.

Sal's Six Points answered | Democrat and Chronicle
"Sal Maiorana offers answers to the six points he raised before the Bills played the Dolphins on Sunday."

Miami Dolphins mangle Buffalo Bills | Democrat and Chronicle
"Before Sunday's rematch at the Ralph, Thurman Thomas went into the locker room where he became a legend and walked around reminding them that while their season is in the tank, and the playoffs are still mythical in Buffalo, the opponent was Miami, and pride was on the line."

Bills mount late comeback, but lose again | Democrat and Chronicle
"Buffalo scores 16 fourth-quarter points, but can't overcome 3 interceptions by Ryan Fitzpatrick and 200 yards by Miami's Reggie Bush."

Ryan Fitzpatrick and Buffalo Bills receivers lose magic | Democrat and Chronicle
"The boos fell like snowflakes on Ryan Fitzpatrick and the moribund Bills offense on Sunday."

Another dismal day for Buffalo Bills | Democrat and Chronicle
"What a dismal, disappointing day in the life of the Buffalo Bills. They couldn't have dialed up a more lackluster performance Sunday in a game against an AFC East rival that had dissed them and beaten the pulp out of them the first time around. And believe it or not, I was surprised."

Wrap-up: Dolphins 30, Bills 23 - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Defensively, the Bills don't do anything well. They can't stop the run or rush the passer and need to spend a lot of resources in the draft and free agency to improve on that side of the football. Offensively, it also looks like the Bills may have jumped the gun on signing quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick to a $59 million extension. "

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