Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 11/26

Joe Robbins

The Buffalo Bills lost another listless game yesterday, but some postgame comments were pointed. Read them and your game recaps here.

AP: Former Buffalo Bills TE Ernie Warlick dies at 80 - BuffaloBills.com
"Anyone who ever met Ernie Warlick couldn't miss the size of his hands. It's what earned the former Buffalo Bills star his nickname, ``Hands,'' and helped him become among the forerunners of pro football's era of pass-catching tight ends."

Bills catch up effort falls short in loss to Colts - BuffaloBills.com
"It was a game the Bills had to have and while the Buffalo defense got off to a good start, their offense was slow out of the gate with punts on three of their first four possessions. It allowed Indianapolis to build a lead they would never relinquish in a 20-13 win over Buffalo."

Chan Gailey: "We’re not putting it all together" - BuffaloBills.com
Gailey was peppered about the loss to the Colts.

Ryan FItzpatrick: "This is one we really needed" - BuffaloBills.com
Fitzpatrick discussed his missed passes, the running game, and other tidbits from the loss to the Colts.

Stevie Johnson: "We need to let our QB call these plays" - BuffaloBills.com
"How I see it, I think we need to let our quarterback call these plays. He’s out there on the field. He sees the adjustments that need to be done. I think we just need to let him make the adjustments on the go. I think that’s the way we can move the ball better."

Bills react after loss to Colts - BuffaloBills.com
Stephon Gilmore, Fred Jackson and Mario Williams spoke to the media after the game.

Bills Roundup: Buffalo Comes Up Short in Indy - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
"The Bills offense couldn't find the end zone until late in the game, while the defense struggled on third downs, as Indianapolis beat Buffalo 20-13."

Ryan Fitzpatrick Postgame Press Conference - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
"Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick talks about the team's disappointing loss against the Colts and where they turn their focus from here."

Mario Williams Postgame Press Conference - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
"Bills defensive end Mario Williams explains why his 3 sacks don't mean anything to him after the loss in Indy."

Stevie Johnson Postgame Press Conference - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
"Bills wide receiver breaks down the offenses red zone and third down struggles in their 20-13 loss in Indy."

Chan Gailey Postgame Press Conference - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
"Bills Coach Chan Gailey explains some of the play calling and some missed opportunities in the loss to the Colts."

Buffalo Bills vs. Indianapolis Colts highlights - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
NFL Network's package includes more highlights of a cheerleader's shaved head than the Bills. In 3:23 there is a clip of C.J. Spiller's 41-yard run and Fitzpatrick's touchdown pass.

Inside The Bills | Stevie on Fitz changing plays pre-snap
"Nah, the play calling is cool, the plays are good that we have," he said. "But in situations, we’re the ones out there on the field."

Inside The Bills | Jackson wishes he could’ve done more
"No, I didn’t really get a lot of work," he said. "We came out down 20-6, so you know were gonna pass the ball a little bit, so, its tough."

Inside The Bills | Byrd mystified by no review
"I took the ball from him," said Byrd. "It was a clear fumble. They didn’t call it. I don’t know what’s going on. And right after that, the spike that gave them one second. There was no time on the clock. All that being said, you can't complain, but those were some questionable calls right there."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - HAMILTON: Another Bills Season Without The Playoffs
"Just like it’s been for most of the past 12 seasons, December is almost upon us and the Bills season is over."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Sideline Reactions: Colts 20 - Bills 13
Joe Buscaglia: "We're in for a doozy of a week. But before we get there, let's put a pretty little bow on that listless offensive performance. Here are some of my thoughts from the Bills' 20-13 loss to the Indianapolis Colts."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills Make Me Want To Shout(obscenities)
Howard Simon: "Once the game ended, I tried to figure out how the Bills had just lost. I have a lot of practice at that. Its very simple. They just aren't good enough."

Wrap-up: Colts 20, Bills 13 - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"The Bills showed up to play on the road against a likely playoff team. Buffalo put forth a game effort and had several solid individual performances." Wait. What?

Colts Defeat Bills 20-13 Behind Breakout Performance From T.Y. Hilton - Stampede Blue
Check out what the opposition thinks of that game.

Poor passing attack grounds Bills in loss to Colts - Buffalo News
The Buffalo Bills playcalling comes under scrutiny once again as passes greatly outnumbered running plays despite the Colts weakness at stopping the run.

Gailey's happy talk can't mask ugly truths - Buffalo News
Nobody says it quite like Jerry Sullivan. "The coach is second-rate. The quarterback is second-rate."

Gailey is down on Lindell's distances - Buffalo News
Rian Lindell wants the opportunity on 50-yard kicks.

Quarterly Report - Buffalo News
A look at the fourth quarter would be completely maddening when focusing on the last five minutes.

Report Card - Buffalo News
Chan Gailey gets a lambasting.

Buffalo Bills beaten by Indianapolis Colts - Democrat and Chronicle
Sal Maiorana does not think Chan Gailey should be comparing this Bills team to last year's New York Giants.

Maiorana's Musings - Democrat and Chronicle
"Chan Gailey is losing me. I'm sure he's already lost many of you. He made some decisions in this game that defied explanation."

Sal's Six Points: The Answers - Democrat and Chronicle
"What are we missing here? For much of the game it seemed like Spiller was inactive rather than active. It's mind-boggling why he's not on the field every play in the fourth quarter."

Report card - Democrat and Chronicle
Repeat: Chan Gailey gets a lambasting.

Bills come up short in key game – Week 12 report card - Canandaigua, NY - MPNnow
"I thought the defense was good enough to come away with a win. They only allowed 13 points and kept rookie quarterback Andrew Luck in check."

Buffalo Bills Week 12 Report Card: Bills hurt by lack of offense, bad coaching - Auburn Pub
"I'm sick of Chan Gailey's play calling. It's atrocious. He doesn't know how to manage his personnel and his inconsistency hurts the Bills."

Hot Reads: Colts win a strange but eventful game | 1070 The Fan
Even Indianapolis folks agree with Bills fans. "Buffalo was victimized by some strange decision-making – by the coach, players and officials (read on)."

Adam's Angle: Where the Bills Fell Short | wgrz.com
Adam Benigni gives three reasons the Bills lost the game.

Former Bills & fans tackle Alzheimer's | WIVB.com
"Several former Buffalo Bills players signed autographs today at Eddie Ryan's Restaurant in Lancaster during Sunday's game for a good cause."

Russo Reaction: Down and Out in Indy | WKBW News 7
"In a game the Bills had to have, they didn't have it. Not at Quarterback. Not in Coaching."

Pitoniak: Bills kiss playoff chance goodbye - Rochester Homepage
"I don't know what's become more unnerving during this underachieving Bills season - watching Ryan Fitzpatrick routinely fail to deliver with the game on the line or listening to Chan Gailey grasping for straws in his post-game press conferences."

Postgame analysis: Colts 20, Bills 13 - CBSSports.com
"Buffalo also has a couple of winnable games on the horizon, with Jacksonville and St. Louis at home. The Bills have little margin for error if they want to make a playoff push."

CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - NFL - Good Luck spells bad luck for Bills
"A turning point occurred with Buffalo down seven and the Colts facing a third and 17 at the Bills 32-yard line. Forced to scramble, Luck eventually found Reggie Wayne for a 25-yard gain. Three plays later, the Colts scored their only offensive TD."

Immediate Reactions: Indianapolis Colts 20, Buffalo Bills 13 | NickMendola.com
Nick Mendola's quick thoughts are pretty dead-on. Click through and give the guy some page views.

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