Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 10/31

Thomas B. Shea

The Buffalo Bills face the Houston Texans this Sunday. We help get you ready with the first look at the Texans from around the area.

Inside The Bills | Fred Jackson on his vision and balance
"Vision has something to do with playing in the indoor league," he said on the radio show. "You had to find small creases in that game as a running back. Everybody’s right there on a fifty yard field, it’s so small. I think that helped fine tune my vision."

Inside The Bills | How Texans ‘D’ views Bills attack
"Offensively, they choose to play a little different football game than most pro teams play," said Texans head coach Gary Kubiak. "They’re five wide, spread the field, and we saw a bunch of that against Green Bay and saw what that did to us so that’s an issue for us moving forward this week. As far as going against them defensively, the best way we can help our defense is to stay on the field."

Inside The Bills | Run game battle
"They’ve got two great backs in Arian and Tate," said Fred Jackson. "It’ll be good for us. We know that they want to get their ground game started, and that’s a way to keep us off the field, and likewise. Between C.J. and I, if we can get the running game going, get some production out of us, we think we can give ourselves a good chance to do some things, too."

Inside The Bills | Wade Phillips has some tricks ready
"He does. That’s what makes it so much fun," said Watt, who has 9.5 sacks, 10 batted passes, 7.5 tackles for loss and 16 QB hits in seven games. "We’re making plays. We’re flying all over the field and we’re still not playing our best football. There are a lot of games left. We’ve got nine regular seasons left. We’re going to keep getting better every single week. You don’t want to peak too early. We’re still rolling. We’re still getting there."

Inside The Bills | Moore showing well
"Kyle has played well when he’s come in," said Kyle Williams. "He’s gotten some pressure for us and done some good things. He’s one of the guys that when you look at it, he’s playing fast. When you play fast you tend to be around the ball, you tend to make plays and that’s what he’s been doing."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Ware On Mario: He Just Disappears
"Andre Ware watched Williams play for Houston in his role as Texans radio analyst. The 1989 Heisman Trophy winner was a guest on the WGR Morning Show on Tuesday and said he’s not surprised at what’s happening with Williams this season."

NFL: Week 8 knee-jerk reactions - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"The Bills have had two weeks to prepare for Houston and have fixed all their issues. Can you say 'upset'?"

Power Rankings: Dolphins on the rise - AFC East Blog - ESPN
The Bills didn't play, but still dropped one spot to No. 28.

Texans vs. Bills: Mario Williams becomes a target - SB Nation Houston
"Texans lineman Antonio Smith is hoping to pump up his former teammate this weekend when the Bills come to town."

Put Your Name On It: How Will Mario Williams Perform On Sunday? - Battle Red Blog
"What's in store for the Texans when the man they took with the first overall pick of the 2006 NFL Draft returns with his new team?"

Tasker Says Any One Player Can Make a Team a Winner | All Sports WNY
"Jackson asked Tasker if he had any suggestions for him to bring back to the team to help spur them on to victory and Steve had some unique words of wisdom. Basically Steve Tasker told Jackson that it was critical that players believed that every play and every player was important in winning a game. Tasker’s point was that you never know when a key block, catch, run or tackle could swing a game and the momentum your way."

CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - Bills sure do miss Wade Phillips
Taking a look back at Wade Phillips' successful coaching career in Buffalo and as a defensive coordinator since.

Roosevelt still sings an NFL tune - The Buffalo News
TBN caught up with Naaman Roosevelt, who is still waiting to get the call from an NFL franchise while working his butt off.

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