Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills Links, 3/1

TORONTO ON - NOVEMBER 07: Shawne Merriman of the Buffalo Bills stands on the field prior to play against the Chicago Bears at Rogers Centre on November 7 2010 in Toronto Canada. Merriman was claimed this week after being waived by the San Diego Chargers. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

How to Ace the NFL's Wonderlic Test: Sports: GQ
"As the 2011 draft approaches, Buffalo Bills quarterback—and Harvard graduate—Ryan Fitzpatrick offers future rookies some tips on how to score as highly as he did on the league's most mysterious exam."

WWE's CM Punk explains Twitter feud with Bills' Shawne Merriman - Chicago Tribune
"CM Punk (Photo courtesy of WWE) The Buffalo Bills' Shawne Merriman is no stranger to public feuds. He's traded shots with former NFL Defensive Player of the Year Jason Taylor and sued ex-girlfriend and reality TV star Tila Tequila. Now, the three-time NFL Pro-Bowler nicknamed "Lights Out" can add former World Wrestling Entertainment Champion CM Punk to his growing list of feuds."

Is Buffalo blowing smoke on Cam Newton? - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Could the Bills' interest in Newton be subterfuge? Have those stories been planted? It's possible, but I don't think so... And I've found Nix and Gailey to be two of the most genuine men I've dealt with in the NFL. They're not liars. They'll withhold information before they spread a falsehood."

Scouting Combine and 2011 NFL Draft
Inside The Bills | Nevada prospects explosive

"First it was Nevada TE Virgil Green who at 6’3 3/8″ and 238 had a 42-inch vertical leap, eclipsing that of former record holder Vernon Davis. He also had an insance 10-foot 10-inch broad jump. Now during DL workouts Nevada DE Dontay Moch is tearing it up posting the fastest 40 time ever run by a defensive linemen unofficially clocking in at an astounding 4.45."

NFL.com Blogs: A mock by Mooch
Steve Mariucci has the Bills going DL with the third overall pick.

Podcast: Combine thoughts, Dolphins QBs - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"After five days in Indianapolis for the NFL scouting combine, Ryen Russillo of the "Scott Van Pelt Show" asked for my thoughts on Auburn quarterback Cam Newton's workout, the Buffalo Bills' potential interest in him and the Miami Dolphins' quarterback situation."

NFL: It would be foolish to pass on Cam Newton's passing potential - ESPN
"In Buffalo, Newton's personality and the way he handles himself may clash with the area, but he's more talented than Ryan Fitzpatrick."

The Cam Newton Experience, and more combine Snap Judgments - SI.com
Don Banks' thoughts from the Combine.

NFL.com news: Questionable QB class could raise Kolb's trade value
"Of course, if there isn't a new CBA prior to the draft, teams will not be able to trade with the Eagles for Kolb. Their challenge will be to draft a quarterback, or pass and hope another opportunity arises to trade for a guy like Kolb. Teams might have to reach for a quarterback in this draft and that is a dangerous business."

NFL.com news: Alabama's Dareus making case to be first DT taken in draft
"Given the impact of the numbers and passing the eyeball test, some players are on the move based on their combine performance."

NFL.com Blogs: Mora’s mock
"NFL Network analyst Jim Mora was the latest to unleash his mock draft on Monday."

2011 NFL Draft Quarterback Rankings - Mocking The Draft
2011 NFL Draft Quarterback Rankings from Jon Dove at MTD.

More Bills Links
2011 NFL draft -- Scouts Inc.: The 2011 offseason needs list for every AFC team - ESPN

Buffalo's top three needs are QB, LT, and DE says Gary Horton of Scouts Inc. While I agree the Bills may need an OT, his explanation leaves a lot to be desired.

Football: Former Tiger great returns to campus to finish degree - The Daily Reveille
"Former LSU football player Josh Reed recently returned to the University to complete his degree in general studies after playing eight years in the NFL."

NFL: Labor woes mean QB-needy teams must focus on draft - ESPN
John Clayton notes that the lack of trades could mean more teams in play for a QB in the draft.

A Look Back at the Life of Cookie Gilchrist | WKBW
"As part of Channel Seven's celebration of Black History Month, Ed Reilly takes a look back at the life of the legendary Buffalo Bill."

Jake Long could affect Bills' pick at No. 3 - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Could the Dolphins passing on Matt Ryan for Jake Long affect where the Panthers go this year? It's interesting to note, Bills fans.

Buffalo Bills close store | Democrat and Chronicle
"The Buffalo Bills have closed the team's retail store at Eastview Mall in Victor, saying strong online sales have made a brick-and-mortar store in the Rochester area superfluous. Honan said the retail store adjacent to team offices at Ralph Wilson Stadium is popular and will remain open."

Dave Wannstedt assures Bills fans: "Chan has a plan" | ProFootballTalk
"Gailey’s career record of 22-26 in the NFL would seem to call into question Wannstedt’s claim that he’s been successful everywhere he’s been, but whatever: Wannstedt is confident. And in expressing that confidence, he sounds a little like Barry Switzer at his introductory news conference with the Dallas Cowboys."

Return Flight: Jets vs Bills 2006 - Gang Green Nation
The SBNation Jets blog has been reliving the team's 2006 season. Here's the game recap for one of the Bills games.

5 Favorite Clinton Portis Moments and a Sincere Farewell - Hogs Haven
Portis' number one moment is showing a Sean Taylor T-shirt after scoring against Buffalo. The Bills went on to win the game.

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