Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills Links, 2/15

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS | Four Downs: AFC East
Football Outsiders offers a nice look at how the Bills can fix their run defense as well as talk about who likely won't be back (Marcus Stroud, Donte Whitner, Drayton Florence) and who might be (George Wilson).

Ex-Bills quarterback Schlichter charged in $1M theft - The Buffalo News
"A former Ohio State quarterback whose NFL career was derailed by a gambling addiction has been charged with stealing more than $1 million from an Ohio woman." Art Schlichter played one preseason game for the Buffalo Bills in 1986 prior to the team signing Jim Kelly.

Bills 27th in special teams ranking - BillBoard - Blogs - The Buffalo News
"Rick's annual NFL special teams rankings were just released and the Bills are ranked just 27th out of the league's 32 teams. This is quite a fall for the Bills, who ranked in the top four in the NFL each of the previous six seasons and finished No. 1 overall in 2004, 2005 and 2008."

2011 NFL Team Needs | National Football Post
QB, OL, DL, LB are listed as Buffalo's primary needs.

Peters packing it in - St. Catharines Standard - Ontario, CA
Former Buffalo Sabres skater Andrew Peters is going to work for Dr. Andrew Cappuccino, Bills spinal doctor and the man widely credited with saving Kevin Everett's mobility.

Cowboys claim Balogun off waivers | The Dallas Morning News
"The Cowboys claimed Mike Balogun off waivers Monday, three days after the Buffalo Bills released the linebacker."

Pro Football Hall of Fame committee under attack - Peter King - SI.com
Peter King explains the Hall of Fame voting process and answers criticism.

NFL will miss leverage open L.A. market provides when franchise moves - ESPN
"Minnesota? Check and double-check. San Diego? Don't get me started. Jacksonville and Buffalo, one supposes, are almost always feeling a Pacific breeze (although you'd have to pry the Bills out of the frozen hands of their ardent fans). The Rams are lately said to be potential candidates for a moving party, which has to strike somebody somewhere as the sort of turnabout an L.A. fan could at least appreciate."

NFL Videos: Kevin Kolb's future
"02:45 – Will Kevin Kolb be in Philly next season? If not, which team would make the best suitor? "

Schlichter's Arrest and a Harrowing Tale - NYTimes.com
More news and info on Art Schlichter.

2011 NFL Draft
Number of underclassmen in '11 draft surprising - BuffaloBills.com

"With NFL team scouting departments hard at work putting their initial draft boards together, there are once again a few more names from the junior ranks in the pool of talent. A record high 56 to be exact. More underclassmen than ever declared themselves eligible for the 2011 NFL draft surpassing last year’s previous high of 53, which to most came as a surprise."

Inside The Bills | Breaking down the 40
"The 40 is just one overused piece of the puzzle," Modrak said. "Playing speed on tape is the most important thing."

Say No to Newton | Democrat and Chronicle | Three-Point Stance
"In Newton’s case, I’d stay clear of him if I were the Bills. He has just one year of Division I experience so there isn’t a great body of work to study. I hate one-year wonders. Aaron Maybin, anyone? Also, Newton played in a spread offense where his primary responsibility was being an athlete, and while he was the best on the field at Auburn, that won’t be the case in the NFL all the time."

Examining whether the Bills could go QB with third pick | ProFootballTalk
Gregg Rosenthal looks at how the Bills might address the QB situation.

Buddy Nix Is Very Interested In Cameron Jordan : Buffalo Sports Daily
"From what I’ve heard, the Bills organization and Buddy Nix in particular is sky-high on Jordan, especially after getting a first-hand look at the unreservedly dominant display he put on during the week of practices at the Senior Bowl. From what I’ve already read and been told since, Jordan was unblockable no matter where he lined up and who stood in front of him."

Should the Bills select Cam Newton? | Buffalo Wins
"I guess the bottom line in all of this is that if the Bills believe Newton can be a franchise QB, then they have no choice, but to take him with the 3rd pick. As I've written before, don't ever discredit jerseys and marketability with the Bills selection of players. Newton just signed the largest endorsement deal by a NFL rookie. Don't think the Bills aren't taking notice, because he could be a guy that the franchise can market to the public. I assure you, the Bills would sell way more Newton jerseys than Patrick Peterson outfits."

NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report – MLB Quan Sturdivant " Bills Gab
A look at the UNC LB.

Ryan Mallett NFL Draft Scouting Report - Mocking The Draft
A closer look at Ryan Mallett from MTD.

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