Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 10/9

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Check the quotes from players and coaches from Monday as the Buffalo Bills stay in Arizona to prepare for the Cardinals.

Another tough day for pass 'D' - BuffaloBills.com
"I’m shocked," said Gilmore. "I thought we prepared well in practice, but we came out and played alright in the first half, but the second half I don’t know what happened."

Chan Gailey: "You have to dig your way out of it" - BuffaloBills.com
"I was asked if I was worried about my job this morning and I want you to know I am always worried about the job I do. I do not worry about employment." Read the rest of his press conference.

Player comments from Arizona - BuffaloBills.com
Ryan Fitzpatrick, C.J. Spiller, Kyle Williams and Eric Wood talked to the media in Buffalo via conference call. Williams' comments are the best so check them out.

Bills Focus: 60 Minutes - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
"The Bills know that they need to change the way they have come out in the second half of games the last two weeks."

Eric Wood on Team Morale and Regrouping - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
"The Bills center talks about the team's mindset after the last two losses, how the team can regroup, and if he feels anyone on the team has quit."

Ryan Fitzpatrick Monday Press Conference - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
"The Bills quarterback talks about how concerned he is after the last two performances, what was said in the team meeting today, and the state of the offensive line."

Chan Gailey Monday Update - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
"The Bills head coach talks about the team morale after the last two games, how the defense can be fixed, and trying establish some consistency."

Inside The Bills | Wood: We’ve got to play more steady
"We are just riding too much with momentum right now. When the momentum is down, we are really going in the tank. We have to play more steady."

Inside The Bills | Byrd, A. Williams update
"Aaron Williams will be fine," said Gailey. "Byrd will not practice (Wednesday), but we think he’s got a chance to be ready for the game."

Inside The Bills | O-line loses another
"Colin Brown started for Rinehart Sunday after Rinehart was a last minute scratch for the starting lineup. But Brown left the game with an injury after just a couple of series on offense and didn’t return."

Inside The Bills | Anderson has MRI
"He went for tests today here," said Chan Gailey. "He went for an MRI here, but I have not heard back on the results of that MRI. It was a knee injury."

Inside The Bills | Why Gailey trusts Fitz
"Because I’ve seen the guy play well and win games," said Gailey. "You have too. Everybody has seen him do that and you know he can do it."

Inside The Bills | Fitz focused on improving, rallying team
"I think it’s important to remember the successes that we’ve had in times like this when we’ve hit a low after two games that have gone very bad for us," said Fitzpatrick in his weekly appearance on WGR Sportsradio 550. "It’s important to remember the successes that you’ve had and kind of revisit those and figure out what’s wrong now and what was going so well back when things were great.

Inside The Bills | Gailey to talk to Wannstedt
"After last week (New England game) I’m not going to go in there and hit a panic button and demand what’s going on after one game," said Gailey in his weekly appearance on WGR Sportsradio 550. "But after two games and two issues we’re going to go in there and have a discussion about it. What is our biggest problem and how are we going to fix this. I think you have to understand that people have a job to do and they’re trying to do the best they can. I’m just going to talk to them about the different processes of what it might take to get it fixed."

Inside The Bills | The search for answers
"I think you keep searching," he said. "You’re not beat until you quit. You’re only beat if you quit. So as long as you’re fighting and you’re working and that’s for every Joe Blow that’s out there. You’re only beat when you quit. I hate quitters. I can’t stand quitters. So that’s the worst thing in the world. You can be down and you can be out a little bit, but if you keep fighting you’ve got a chance to solve problems."

Inside The Bills | Chan concerned about team psyche
"If you’re not worried about the psyche of your football team after two losses then I think you’re sticking your head in the sand," said Gailey in his weekly appearance on WGR Sportsradio 550. "Yes, I’m concerned about the psyche of our football team. You got beat twice bad you’re going to worry about it."

Inside The Bills | Three Bills legends honor hometown
"Joe DeLamielleure visited his hometown September 27th in Center Line, Michigan; Bruce Smith is set to visit Norfolk, Virginia Wednesday, October 10th; and Marv Levy in Chicago later this fall."

Inside The Bills | Barnett: "I don’t lose hope"
"It’s very stunning to me," Barnett said. "I would never imagine this situation with this defense. I believe in all these guys and I believe in their heart and I believe in their potential and the way that we can play. For whatever reason it is we’re not playing the way we’re supposed to."

Podcast from Phoenix: Graham, Gaughan report on morale of Bills team in crisis | Press Coverage
"Tim Graham and Mark Gaughan are in Arizona all week, reporting on the very latest from the Bills leading up to Sunday's game against the Cardinals. In this audio report from Phoenix, the guys report on the players' and coaches' morale following the blowout loss in San Francisco -- and Gaughan says the team's season is on the line this week."

Bills O-line signals SOS | Press Coverage
"I hate to use a drastic word, but we're depleted there," Gailey said. "That was one of the strengths, we felt like, going into the season. ... We'll have to mix and match and do the best we can."

C.J. Spiller: Folks will 'be ready to jump on our bandwagon' | Press Coverage
"Of course, it hurts. But we'll collect ourselves. We're family. We'll stick together. We'll let everybody on the outside world tear us up right now and pay it no mind. But come the end of the year, they'll be ready to jump on our bandwagon."

Podcast: Where can the Bills possibly go from here? | Press Coverage
"On the show, we discussed whether there must be a coaching change, a quarterback switch or some other drastic maneuver to jolt a careening season back on track."

Mario Williams: 'I haven't hid anything' about wrist injury | Press Coverage
Based on the wording from the NFL, the Bills may be in some injury trouble.

17 facts about Bills D stats that resemble the debt clock | Press Coverage
"Before the plane lifts off for Phoenix, here's a collection of factoids from the Buffalo Bills' 45-3 loss Sunday to the San Francisco 49ers in Candlestick Park ..."

Chan Gailey says faith in Ryan Fitzpatrick 'not an issue' | Press Coverage
"What do you think Buffalo Bills fans would be saying if Vince Young still were on the squad?"

Bucky Gleason: Lost Bills approaching danger zone - The Buffalo News
"It really is difficult to define. Good luck finding adjectives strong enough to describe the Bills in the last two games, maybe more. They have been a colossal failure that has pushed their coach to unfamiliar depths. Any coach would have been baffled after the 45-3 shellacking from the 49ers."

Gailey and Co. work to build up Bills’ psyche - The Buffalo News
"The mood is terrible," said defensive tackle Kyle Williams of the locker room after the game Sunday. "There is no other way for it to be. If we had guys in there laughing, having a good time, then I definitely would not want them on our football team. The mood is bad, there is a bad taste in your mouth. … There is a lot of things that have to be corrected. If we want to win football games, we have to get a lot better fast. Hopefully that is what we are going to do this week."

WGR 550 - Bills Attempt To Put Bad Losses Behind Them
"We stink right now," he said. "I don't know how else to call it. We've played two teams that are playoff teams that are Super Bowl contending teams. We've got a long, long way to go. We have to figure out a way to get better."

WGR 550 - Bills' Bradham Could Start Sunday For Moats
"After the game, head coach Chan Gailey said Bradham both impressed and underwhelmed throughout his time on the field. After going over the tape, the head coach was asked on Monday if Bradham had a chance to take over the starting strongside linebacker job as early as this week?"

WGR 550 - Bills' Gailey Does Not Feel Lost
Many including myself are calling for a coaching change with the Bills. Gailey said, "I worry about my job every day. I’m trying to do the best I can, I mean I worry about my responsibilities as the head coach every day and I know this is a production business and I know if you don’t produce, you don’t stay, that’s the bottom line, but I worry about doing my job right every day. Whether I’m going to be employed or unemployed, I can’t worry about that."

WGR 550 - CAPACCIO: Hot Reads: Bills/49ers
Sal Capaccio wasn't happy on Sunday. That caption could also read "You watched the game, right?"

AFC East Player of the Week - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Finally, we have Buffalo Bills kick returner Leodis McKelvin. He had a great kick return of 59 yards and another punt return of 28 yards. McKelvin was one of the few bright spots in Buffalo’s 45-3 loss to the San Francisco 49ers."

Chan Gailey concerned about Bills' psyche - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"The Bills have talent but I'm not sure they have the kind of toughness needed to win consistently. Gailey sounds unsure of that, as well. The Buffalo head coach basically called his team mentally weak before the 49ers game, and instead of responding the Bills went out and laid another egg in a 45-3 defeat."

Seven-step drop: Are Dolphins No. 2? - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"I don’t know if the Buffalo Bills have enough heart to be a winner."

QBR: Brady and Tannehill thrive - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Fitzpatrick's 44.1 doesn't pass the eyeball test.

How good is Buddy Nix at evaluating NFL talent? - Democrat and Chronicle
"Buffalo has become a GM/coach graveyard and Nix and Gailey seem powerless to keep the shovels in the storage shed. If I recall, both hires came out of left field; nobody saw them coming because these guys weren’t viewed as viable candidates for any NFL team. This has been the trend for owner Ralph Wilson since the Donahoe flameout."

Cardinals vs. Bills: Arizona goes for 5-1 against Buffalo - SB Nation Arizona
Bookmark the SB Nation Arizona StoryStream for this week's game to get all the pertinent updates from out west.

NFL Week 6, Cardinals vs. Bills: Arizona offensive line looks to improve versus Buffalo - SB Nation Arizona
"The Arizona Cardinals offensive line has allowed 17 sacks in the last two games, and is hoping to improve versus Buffalo this Sunday."

Cardinals vs Bills opening line: Arizona favored by 3½ - SB Nation Arizona
"The Arizona Cardinals opened up as 3½-point favorites over the Buffalo Bills for Sunday's game at University of Pheonix Stadium. Money is already coming in on the Cards, and the line has since moved to 4½."

Terrell Owens reaches out to Jets via Twitter - sportsnet.ca
"Hey JETS!!! I'm available! I'm ready, willing & able! Call my agent @JordanWoy & let's make it happen."

CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - NFL - Bills players get the 'point' after disasters
"My take: It sure sounds as though there were players pointing fingers at others, rather than at themselves, behind the scenes – although neither Wood nor Williams said as much."

Buffalo Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick faces hometown team - AZ Central
"This game will mean a lot to me," he said, "and obviously will mean even more if we come out on top."

Buffalo Bills TV Ratings: Did People Tune Out? | wgrz.com
"When the game started around 4:30 p.m., with the score 0-0, the game had a 33.4 rating on CBS. But as the game went on, and the score became more lopsided, many fans changed the channel or turned the TV off. By the time the game ended around 7:15 p.m., that rating was down to 22.5."

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