Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 9/13

Kevin Everett faces life after football - The Buffalo News
Tim Graham catches up with the former Buffalo Bill for his first interview in several years. A must read.

Stevie Johnson Plans To Play Out His Contract - WGR 550
"No, we don't have any contract talks right now. I guess we're going to ride it out. We're just going to ride out the season, or until something is stirred up and go from there but, as of right now, I'm still a Buffalo Bill for another year and we'll see what happens."

McGee out for a few weeks - BuffaloBills.com
"For McGee the injury had to be devastating. He was not available during the open locker room period Monday for the media, but for a few minutes held his head in his hands on the sideline shortly after coming off the field."

Chan Gailey Monday Press Conference - BuffaloBills.com
The Buffalo Bills head coach provides updates on injuries and perspective on the team's 41-7 win.

Inside The Bills | Merriman says he’s fine
"Bills LB Shawne Merriman confirmed on his twitter account that a minor concern with his shoulder during Sunday’s game against the Chiefs that forced him to go to the locker room and get checked out is of no concern moving forward."

From the opening kickoff, Bills set the tone of game - KansasCity.com
"It happened from the very start," said Bills coach Chan Gailey. "When you're able to get a turnover, put it in the end zone ... it gives them very few opportunities to get riled up."

Pitoniak: Bills open with a flourish - RochesterHomePage.net
"Never in a million years did I expect the Bills to go Kansas City and pound the Chiefs into submission, but that's indeed what they did. Final score - and this is not a misprint - Buffalo 41, Kansas City 7. That's the first time Buffalo has hung up 40 points on opening day in 19 years. And it marks the worst season-opening loss in the 52-year history of the Chiefs franchise."

Pitoniak: Who Saw That Coming? - RochesterHomePage.net
"Scott Pitoniak says: the Bills were almost flawless in 41-7 win at Kansas City."

That's What We Said - Bills 41 Chiefs 7 - 13WHAM.com
"It's ok to be excited about the Bills following their dominating 41-7 win over the Chiefs on Sunday. With the realization that the Bills have 15 games left on the season, Mike and Chuck still think it's ok to be optimistic about the Bills and tell you why in their latest video blog."

Inside The Bills | BDC 9/12: Notes and quotes from the game and more
At the bottom of the Bills Daily Charge, they provide some interesting facts and figures from the Chiefs game. Check it out.

Inside The Bills | Merriman will practice Wed.
"I’ll be good," he said. "I’ll be back to practice on Wednesday. I know a bunch of people were concerned about it. I’m not. Guys in this locker room aren’t concerned. So I’ll be good."

Inside The Bills | McGee out for a while
"Yes, we always do keep an eye out," said Gailey when asked if they have to look for an addition at the position.

Inside The Bills | Easley out for Sunday
"It’s gotten a little more prolonged than we thought," said Gailey. "We’re going to have to get more evaluation on him and see exactly where that’s going to go. He won’t be ready this week for sure."

All Sports Video - FOX Sports on MSN
"Shawne Merriman appeared on Fox’s After Party with Jay Glazer and addressed playing in Buffalo, playing on the same defense with Marcell Dareus, the Bills big Week 1 win, and about his road back to playing again."

Tuesday morning QB: Bell does his job - The Buffalo News
Rodney McKissic goes in depth to explain the great game played by the Bills offensive line, specifically LT Demetrius Bell.

Bills notebook: McGee facing significant down time - The Buffalo News
"That means Drayton Florence and Leodis McKelvin are the starters, and rookie second-round draft pick Aaron Williams will see a lot more time on the field when the Bills go to their nickel or dime packages."

McGee's out, Merriman's good, Easley's a question mark - The Buffalo News
Updates to the major injuries.

Bills broudly bare chips on shoulders - Jerry Sullivan
"I've heard it half a dozen times in the last couple of days. The chip on the shoulder. The Bills have more chips than a poker addict. Go ahead, sell them short. They thrive on the knowledge that the outside world didn't give them a chance this season."

Did anybody see Buffalo Bills' big win coming? | Democrat and Chronicle
Buffalo was impressive on Sunday in Kansas City, but has a long way to go before becoming a legitimate contender says Leo Roth and Sal Maiorana.

Live blog: Bills Banter | Three Point Stance | Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
"Join Steve Bradley and Leo Roth as they discuss Sunday’s game between the Bills and the Chiefs."

QBR: Fitzpatrick dominates Sanchez - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"But upon closer review, ESPN's Total Quarterback Rating says there was a very wide margin between the two performances. Fitzpatrick (91.2 out of 100) was nearly flawless, according to the QBR, while Sanchez's mistakes led to the fourth-lowest QBR (17.6) in the NFL. "

Bills Jackson Got Help From Thurman - WGR 550
"He talked to me early in my career and it's just one of the ways you have to approach this game because it is you against everybody so the only people that are going to have as much faith as you is the people in this locker-room. Nothing's going to be handed to us and we know that."

Bills McGee Out For Awhile. Merriman Is OK - WGR 550 SportsRadio
Gailey on Aaron Williams: "He did OK. The problem with his situation in the game was he didn't get many reps during the week. He made a mistake on all of the first three plays he was in there. Then he settled down and played a lot better as the game went on so he'll be just fine."

Bills remain cautious despite convincing win - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
"As hard as the losses are, you’ve got to be able to celebrate these a little and try to remember what it feels like," Fitzpatrick said Monday. "Obviously, we love that feeling and want to keep it going."

Bills' O-line quiets doubters, if only for one week - NFL - CBSSports.com Football
"We didn't doubt our capabilities coming into this game; we know we've got the right group of guys here," said left guard Andy Levitre, a third-year veteran who was a second-round pick in 2009. "We came in, got our work done, and we all did a good job of doing that. It just shows the things we can accomplish if we all do what we're supposed to be doing."

From the start, the Bills were better - Olean Times Herald
"On a sunny, 75-degree day, before a turnout some 8,000 below capacity, the Bills’ took the crowd out of the game in the first three minutes thanks to a fumble recovery on the opening kickoff and a touchdown pass from quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick to tight end Scott Chandler who had a career day ... and then some."

Bills Hope It's Start of Change - 13WHAM.com
"In 2010 it took Chan Gailey more than half a season just to win a game. In 2011 they got that out of the way quickly. While it is important not to make too much out of the Bills destruction of a troubled Chiefs team, let’s not dismiss the fact that Buffalo took advantage of all of those mistakes and performed their own KC Masterpiece."

Stevie Johnson says block that tore Eric Berry’s ACL wasn’t a cheap shot | ProFootballTalk
"Actually, Johnson is right. There’s nothing illegal about diving at a guy’s knees in the open field. That said, most players wish it were illegal. Last year, after a rash of helmet-to-helmet hits heightened everyone’s sensitivity to defenseless players, several players made it clear that they’d rather be hit high than low, since taking a low hit can tear up a knee - and limit or end a career."

NFL.com news: Ravens, Bears make statements; others have reason to worry
"4. Ryan Fitzpatrick and Bills fans have to feel really proud of what happened in Kansas City. Four touchdown passes, a passer rating of 133 for Fitzpatrick and a convincing win on the road. The Bills are better. I am not sure how much better considering the lack of resistance from the Chiefs."

Bills and Subway announce partnership - BuffaloBills.com
"As part of the agreement, Subway will receive spots on the Bills All-Access Television show, preseason television ads, print collateral and Bills website advertising. In addition, a Subway coupon in the Bills complimentary Game Day program will provide fans with a free six-inch sub (with the purchase of a drink) if the team scores 20 or more points at home games at Ralph Wilson Stadium. If the Bills do not score 20 or more points, Subway will still provide a free cookie to fans."

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