Rumblings Recap: Buffalo Bills Links 2/19 - 2/26

This is a new feature we're going to install at Buffalo Rumblings. With Brian and the rest of the team putting out huge amounts of content, stories can get lost in the shuffle. Especially around the 2011 NFL Combine, this is a chance for you to look back on the week that was at Buffalo Rumblings and catch an article that may have fallen through the cracks.

Scouting Combine & NFL Draft
Wes Bunting: Teams Not Yet Sold On Blaine Gabbert - Buffalo Rumblings

"Wes Bunting (National Football Post) reports that he has not yet talked to an NFL scout that is convinced Blaine Gabbert is a first-round caliber quarterback."

2011 NFL Draft: Mike Mayock Talks Bills Needs - Buffalo Rumblings
"Mike Mayock talks Bills draft needs. Short version: if not QB, then players, not positions, should be the focus."

Lande: Cam Newton Bills Hype Is Blaine Gabbert Smokescreen - Buffalo Rumblings
"Russ Lande believes the Bills/Cam Newton hype is a Blaine Gabbert smokescreen."

Dan Wetzel Puts Cam Newton's Red Flags In Focus - Buffalo Rumblings
"Want to know exactly why Cam Newton is so controversial? Read this article by Dan Wetzel, and then play a game with yourself: argue for, or against, his pro prospects. Either way, you can be convincing."

2011 NFL Draft: Ten Prospects The Bills Should Consider - Buffalo Rumblings
"One man's opinion: the ten 2011 NFL Draft prospects that should be in the conversation for the Buffalo Bills at No. 3 overall."

Bills Reportedly Interested In Miami CB DeMarcus Van Dyke - Buffalo Rumblings
"Miami CB DeMarcus Van Dyke tells Pro Football Talk that the Buffalo Bills and Dallas Cowboys have shown serious interest in him."

Chan Gailey: Cam Newton "In That Wildcat Mode" - Buffalo Rumblings
"Bills head coach Chan Gailey spoke to reporters from the 2011 NFL Combine, and had an interesting categorization of Auburn QB Cam Newton."

Mike Mayock Breaks Down Blaine Gabbert's Game - Buffalo Rumblings
"NFL Network's Mike Mayock has a video review of Blaine Gabbert up that all Bills fans should be paying close attention to."

Free Agency
Report: Bills, Broncos Discussed Trade For OT Ryan Harris - Buffalo Rumblings

"The Buffalo Bills were reportedly in conversations with the Denver Broncos about obtaining RT Ryan Harris."

Bills Showing Interest In Bob Sanders, O.J. Atogwe - Buffalo Rumblings
"The Buffalo Bills have "shown interest" in free agent safeties Bob Sanders and O.J. Atogwe, according to two separate reports."

Poll: Choose Your Ideal Bills Starting Strong Safety - Buffalo Rumblings
"The candidates: incumbents Donte Whitner and George Wilson, as well as free agents Bob Sanders and O.J. Atogwe."

Bills, O.J. Atogwe Could Meet After 2011 NFL Combine - Buffalo Rumblings
"ESPN's Tim Graham reported Thursday that the Buffalo Bills are still interested in FS O.J. Atogwe, and could meet with him early next week."

Buddy Nix: "We Obviously Need A Safety" - Buffalo Rumblings
"Bills GM Buddy Nix stated plainly on Thursday that his team needs an upgrade at the safety position."

How Willing Are Bills To Build Around Injury Risks? - Buffalo Rumblings
"Already committed to a major injury risk in Shawne Merriman, the Buffalo Bills will host another one - Bob Sanders - for a free agent visit on Tuesday."

Current Buffalo Bills
Brown: Erik Pears Has Inside Track At Starting RT Job - Buffalo Rumblings

"Erik Pears started the final game of 2010 as the Buffalo Bills right tackle. Could he resume those duties in the Fall?"

Chan Gailey: Bills Committed To Hybrid, "Multiple" Defense - Buffalo Rumblings
"Bills head coach Chan Gailey continues to insist that the Bills will employ both 3-4 and 4-3 looks defensively moving forward."

Buffalo Bills Believe They're "Thinnest" Defensively - Buffalo Rumblings
"Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey told reporters Thursday that he believes the team is thinnest on the defensive side of the football."

Chan Gailey: C.J. Spiller Must Improve Ball Security, Pass Protection - Buffalo Rumblings
"Bills head coach Chan Gailey made some excuses for C.J. Spiller on Thursday, but was also very pointed about where he needs to improve."

Chan Gailey: Leodis McKelvin "Left Something On The Table" - Buffalo Rumblings
"Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey gave an honest take of fourth-year CB Leodis McKelvin, saying he needs to "commit" to get better."

Buddy Nix, Chan Gailey Continue To Support Ryan Fitzpatrick - Buffalo Rumblings
"Bills GM Buddy Nix and head coach Chan Gailey continue to heap praise on QB Ryan Fitzpatrick."

Buddy Nix On Shawne Merriman's Health and Outside Linebackers - Buffalo Rumblings
"Buddy Nix and Chan Gailey both said yesterday that Shawne Merriman's rehabbing well. Nix went on to say he likes the current rotation at OLB."

More Bills Links
Confirmed: Ralph Wilson Stadium Getting Playing Surface Upgrade - Buffalo Rumblings

"The Buffalo Bills have confirmed that $2.8 million in planned renovations will include a playing surface upgrade at Ralph Wilson Stadium."

Vic Carucci Still Believes Bills Will Run 4-3 - Buffalo Rumblings
"NFL.com's Vic Carucci continues to insist that the Bills will be a 4-3 defense in 2011. GM Buddy Nix insists the opposite. Who's right?"

2011 NFL Draft: Buddy Nix Breaks Down Bills' Defensive Needs - Buffalo Rumblings
"Bills GM Buddy Nix laid out a blueprint for filling the team's defensive needs in the 2011 NFL Draft."

Buffalo Bills Quarterbacks: NFL Draft History - Buffalo Rumblings
"Organized by round, Buffalo Rumblings presents a history of Buffalo Bills quarterback draft picks in the common era of the NFL draft."

2011 NFL Draft: History Of The Third Overall Pick - Buffalo Rumblings
"A review of the third overall pick in the common NFL draft era."

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