Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 11/30

Rick Stewart

The Buffalo Bills and Jacksonville Jaguars are losers. That's the message in most of these links, anyways.

Zoned out - Buffalo News
"The Bills have made 35 trips inside the red zone, right at the league average. However, the Bills rank 28th in rushing attempts in the red zone, at 2.6 a game."

Poz wonders what might have been - Buffalo News
I said, ‘You've got to be kidding me. Coach Wanntstedt's there. They're going back to a 4-3."'

Joseph V. Kulbacki, played for Bills in first AFL season - Obituaries - Buffalo News
Kulbacki was still active in the Buffalo-area community and at Bills Alumni events. He died earlier this week.

Buffalo Bills' Tarvaris Jackson frustrated being on the sidelines - Democrat and Chronicle
"Tarvaris Jackson has gone from being an NFL starting quarterback to an afterthought for the Bills."

Seeking offensive rhythm - BuffaloBills.com
"In the first seven games Buffalo averaged 24.4 points per game. Over the last four it’s down a touchdown to 18 points per game. That can be directly attributed to a 10 percent drop in third down conversion percentage from 42.3 percent in the first seven games to 32 percent in the last four."

Broadcast Information: Jaguars at Bills - BuffaloBills.com
"TELEVISION: Blacked out in local market."

Bills Focus: Spiller Aims to Keep Rolling - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
"Bills running back C.J. Spiller continues to chase a team record, as his hometown team comes to Orchard Park this weekend to face Buffalo."

Bills-Jaguars Blacked Out - BuffaloBills.com
"Fans can listen to the game live across WNY on WGR550 AM, the radio home of the Buffalo Bills and outside WNY on the Buffalo Bills Radio Network."

C.J. Spiller on Jacksonville Matchup - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
"C.J. Spiller talks about not taking the Jaguars lightly and where the offense needs to improve moving forward."

In the Trenches with Andy Levitre - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
"In this week's episode of In the Trenches, guard Andy Levitre is joined by tight end Lee Smith and they talk about his first career touchdown and his role on the team."

"What's the Word" with George Wilson - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
"This week George talks with linebacker Nigel Bradham about his rookie season, and what he does away from the football field."

Inside The Bills | Mularkey: Bills environment "one of the best"
Mularkey: "That stadium and those fans are just true blue, how they show up during the week with the Winnebagos and they’re ready for the game on Sunday." He also talks about the 2004 team's run at the playoffs.

Inside The Bills | Top 2 Jags WRs do not practice
"Neither Blackmon nor Shorts were on the Jaguars injury report Wednesday, but both were added Thursday. Blackmon has a groin injury, while Shorts sustained a hamstring injury."

Inside The Bills | Bills prepping for the wind
"Winds are forecast to be steady at 20 miles per hour Sunday."

Inside The Bills | Spencer under the weather
"Our ace in the hole fortunately is Spencer Johnson, who can go out there (to defensive end) and play if we need him to," said Gailey earlier in the week. "He’s got that ability to go out there and play inside or outside."

Inside The Bills | Rogers limited, A. Williams does more
"Justin Rogers tweaked his foot yesterday and was limited in practice today," said Gailey. "Aaron came out and did a lot more today. He’s a possibility. It’s an outside possibility, but it’s a possibility."

Inside The Bills | Mularkey has no hard feelings
"No, don’t try to make anything out of that," Mularkey told the Buffalo media via conference call. "I have very good memories from there, but not incentives or motivation to do this or that."

Inside The Bills | C.J. not assuming 20-plus carries
"I never go into a game with ‘I want to touch it this amount of times.’ because you never how a game will turn out," said Spiller. "So I understand the game situation. If we are running the ball successfully and we are up on those guys then of course we are going to run more."

Inside The Bills | Poz not focused on return to Buffalo
"As far as the approach during the week, it’s got to be just like any other opponent, because I can’t be nostalgic, say, ‘Man, great group of guys over there.’ I know so many of them, but I have to concentrate on the job at hand."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Buffalo Broke The Ice Between Posluszny And Mularkey
"You know, when we first met that was obviously some common ground," Posluszny said. "I told him I lived in Hamburg, and he knew the neighborhood that I lived in. All the great restaurants. It was nice to be able to share some common ground there."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills' Aaron Williams Taking Steps Forward
"It felt good being back, still got some issues here and there, but I'm way past of what my expectations were," Williams said Thursday. "Doing a little bit more running than I expected, a little bit more cutting, so I'm progressing good."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Both Jaguars Starting WRs Downgrade To DNP Thursday
"They join three other starters that were also non-participants: halfback Maurice Jones-Drew (foot), DE Austen Lane (foot) and cornerback Derek Cox (hamstring). All three did not particpate on Wednesday either."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - The Key To Stopping Jags' QB Chad Henne
Kyle Williams: "What you've got to try to make him move, get him off the spot. But number one we have to stop the run," he said. "You get in 3rd-and-3 and 3rd-and-4 down situations, that's no good for you."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills' Rogers Tweaks Foot; Williams Has A Chance
"His status for Sunday is unknown at this point in time."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills' Morrison Assuming Veteran Leadership Role
"One of the most glaring examples of that came in the Bills' 45-3 loss to San Francisco, in which Morrison was basically in the hip pocket of wideout Stevie Johnson when the team's top receiver was getting frustrated. He talked to him and helped calm him down on the sidelines despite only being dressed in a Bills hat, t-shirt and shorts."

Can Jets, Bills get hot in December? - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Both teams have quarterback questions. Both teams have coaches on the hot seat. But the Jets and Bills also have favorable schedules down the stretch."

Walker's AFC East picks - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"The Bills will see a familiar face in former Dolphins quarterback Chad Henne. He’s had success against Buffalo in the past, but not this week with the Jaguars."

Patriots lead the AFC East in drops - AFC East Blog - ESPN
The Buffalo Bills have the fewest drops in the AFC East.

AccuScore: Bills improve to 5-7 - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"AccuScore says the Bills have a 67 percent chance to pick up their fifth victory of the season."

Sig Stats Snapshot: Run Stop Percentage, DTs | ProFootballFocus.com
Spencer Johnson is the only Bill on this list thanks to his high percentage of run plays he stops while in the game.

PFF Pick'em: Week 13 | ProFootballFocus.com
The Bills are a near-unanimous choice.

3TFO: Jaguars @ Bills, Week 13 | ProFootballFocus.com
How can the Bills offensive line hold up? Will the cornerbacks be able to cover the big play Jags receivers? How will Chad Henne play?

Jaguars Notebook: Paul Posluszny has recovered from Buffalo departure | jacksonville.com
"There would have been more emotion involved because it was so fresh," he said. "But two years out, the other part you realize is what I went through last year as a player, free agency, wanting to stay — that happens every year to every team and hundreds of guys. It’s part of the deal."

NFL unlikely to take root in Canada - Vancouver Sun
"The future of the Bills in Toronto is also up in the air. But Albrecht is confident a new deal between Rogers Media and the NFL team will get done, which will allow more games at Rogers Centre for at least two more years."

Since Music City Miracle, bumbling Bills have endured 13-year march toward irrelevance | Associated Press
Rob Johnson, Bruce Smith, Chan Gailey and a fan are interviewed for this depressing piece.

Two Weeks Since Fan's Death, Family Still Mystified | wgrz.com
"While none of them had any firsthand knowledge of the incident involving Gerken, they all said the protocol for ejecting a fan is for an incident report to be filled out for every ejection, including the reasons a fan is being tossed. The fan's ticket is then confiscated and stapled to the report."

Losing is the frustrating tie that binds Jaguars LB Posluszny in return to Buffalo - Yahoo! Sports Canada
"When you have a losing record consistently, it's tough. It wears on you," Posluszny said. "Obviously, everybody wants to win. You want to go to the playoffs."

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