Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 1/27

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 16: D.J. Ware #28 of the New York Giants is tackled by Nick Barnett #50 of the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium on October 16, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Top 10 Performances: Nick Barnett vs. Tennessee - BuffaloBills.com
Barnett's late-season game against the Titans is one of the top performances of the year. Dave Wannstedt helps break it down.

Inside The Bills | WR class lacking burners
"Based on what Bills GM Buddy Nix said at his end of the season press conference it seems as though Buffalo is looking for a player with a bit more to offer in the way of speed on the outside knowing Stevie Johnson and David Nelson (who were 1 and 2 in receptions last season) aren’t burners. That’s why there appears to be a good chance the Bills will look to free agency to address that position."

Texans' Mike Brisiel headlines USA TODAY's 20th All-Joe team - USATODAY.com
Fred Jackson is the only Bills player on the list of best non-Pro Bowlers.

Senior Bowl: an NFL player's assessment - BuffaloBills.com
"There are a countless number of NFL evaluators in Mobile this week for Senior Bowl practices including Buffalo GM Buddy Nix and their entire scouting department. Also taking in the week of practice was former NFL safety Matt Bowen (@MattBowen41), a columnist for National Football Post and radio/TV NFL analyst in Chicago. A former free agent signee of the Bills back in 2006, Bowen shared some of his observations from the Senior Bowl practice week with Buffalobills.com."

Cuomo Wants to be a Part of Keeping Bills in Buffalo | wgrz.com
"If there's one thing any statewide politician knows is that if you go to Buffalo, you'd better say you support keeping the Bills in town."

Inside The Bills | How Miami’s 4-3 ‘D’ impacts Bills
"Buffalo was going to need pass rushers regardless of what any other team is doing. GM Buddy Nix and head coach Chan Gailey have admitted as much. The point here is if the Bills are in fact moving primarily to a 4-3 defense they’ll be looking for the same types of pass rushers as Miami, a division rival they’d like to stay a step ahead of going into 2012."

Inside The Bills | A good synopsis of Upshaw
"Veteran NFL reporter Jeff Legwold’s thorough review of Upshaw lends some good insight into Upshaw’s game."

SB 25 rated 3rd best - The Buffalo News
"FoxSports put out ratings of all of the Super Bowls, 1 to 45, and has the Bills' loss to the Giants in Super Bowl XXV rated third-best all-time." After looking at the list... that seems right.

BCS could learn a thing or two from NFL - Abilene Reporter-News
"And even the Patriots, who played a fairly soft schedule and had an embarrassing loss to the Buffalo Bills, would have had some doubters." Embarrassing? They were on the cover of SI because it was embarrassing?

Oakland feels no need to confirm hiring | Sacramento Bee
"Former Texas A&M coach R.C. Slocum remembers the ease with which Allen went from player to coach. A standout free safety for the Aggies, Allen failed to stick with the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent in 1996. Slocum brought him back as a graduate assistant."

Today In History | GoErie.com/Erie Times-News
"- 1991, in their first Super Bowl appearance, the Buffalo Bills lost 20-19 to the New York Giants in Tampa Stadium."

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