Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 11/6

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C.J. Spiller's lack of touches was the biggest topic of concern on Monday as the Bills debriefed from Sunday's loss to the Houston Texans.

Stevie okay; A. Williams out 2-3 weeks - BuffaloBills.com
"I’ll probably sit out Wednesday (practice), do a little bit Thursday and then more on Friday and come out and play on Sunday," said Johnson. "It’s not a torn groin so I’ll be back. I’ll be ready."

Chan Gailey: "We did not play well in the red zone" - BuffaloBills.com
Gailey updates injuries and talks about the offense's shortcomings.

C.J. Spiller: "I take advantage of every opportunity that I get" - BuffaloBills.com
"I do not sit down with the coaches and beg them for the ball. That is not my job description. My job description is to go out there, make plays and score touchdowns for the team. We have a great offensive staff that knows how to utilize players. I do not have to sit around, mope, be mad or try to go upstairs and talk to the coaches. I do not do that."

Bills Focus: Run Defense Rebounds - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
"Facing one of the top rushing teams in the league, the Bills run defense held their ground against the Texans."

C.J. Spiller Monday Press Conference - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
"Bills running back talks about the Texans game, his role in the offense and his thoughts on the offensive struggles."

Ryan Fitzpatrick Monday Press Conference - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
"Bills running back talks about the Texans game, his role in the offense and his thoughts on the offensive struggles."

Chan Gailey Monday Press Conference - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
"The Bills head coach talks about the injury situation, the performance against the Texans, and working to get the ball downfield in the passing game."

Inside The Bills | Thigh contusion for Stevie
"He got hit in the thigh," said Gailey. "He’s got a bad thigh bruise is what happened to him. He played through it and it depends on how much it swells and how much of it drains into the lower part of his leg. All of those kinds of things play into how he’ll be for this week."

Inside The Bills | Bills know hole they’ve dug
"They’re all big now," said Jairus Byrd of the games that reamin on Buffalo’s schedule. "We dug this hole for ourselves and every game is big and it’s just a must win."

Inside The Bills | Can’t knock the run ‘D’ in this one
"Arian Foster got off to a solid start against the Bills with 62 yards on his first seven carries, but he only had one big carry for 21 yards. What’s more come the second half Buffalo’s run defense clamped down on him forcing the Texans to beat them in other ways."

Inside The Bills | Gailey defends pass game
"No, not at all," said Gailey. "Do you know how often Houston threw the ball down the field yesterday? Two times. The same as us."

Inside The Bills | Chan says no torn wrist ligament for Mario
"I have not heard anything about that. I don’t know where that came from, but I have not heard that he had anything wrong with a ligament at all."

Inside The Bills | Chan: Mr. Wilson upset with losing
"He’s upset we’re losing," said Gailey. "Would you expect anything less? He’s upset we’re losing. That’s made very clear, which I understand. I am too. We’ve got to win and our weekly conversations will go better."

Inside The Bills | DE Anderson suffers setback
"He’s had a pretty good setback," said head coach Chan Gailey. "He may need another procedure before it’s over with. I’m not sure we’ll have him this week."

Inside The Bills | Pears update
"They’re telling us from a few days to a couple of weeks is what we’ll need to figure that out and exactly where he is and what he’ll be able to do for the rest of the year basically," said head coach Chan Gailey.

Inside The Bills | Stevie on his thigh contusion
"For the most part thinking about last year I played with a torn groin," said Johnson. "I’ll probably sit out Wednesday (practice), do a little bit Thursday and then more on Friday and come out and play on Sunday."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills' Aaron Williams May Be Out A Few Weeks
With Williams injured, what about Terrence McGee? Gailey said, "Don’t know what his status will be this week. He had the week off and we’ll see if he can get back to practice Wednesday or Thursday, then things are better, but I don’t know that so we’ll have to wait and see."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills' Owner Tells His Coach He's Not Happy They're Losing
Gailey of course is happy his GM is still behind him, "Buddy’s been very good to me. We’re working through trying to turn this thing back around for the franchise and for the Buffalo fans and for everybody so I appreciate it. I’m going to work my rear end off no matter what to try to get this thing back where it belongs."

AFC East Player of the Week - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Or did Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams deserve the vote? Williams showed up against his former Houston Texans team and recorded a season-high seven tackles and one sack. Perhaps Williams will begin turning the corner."

Sanchez-Fitzpatrick-Tannehill Watch - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Fitzpatrick gets a B- for his performance in Houston but still trails Ryan Tannehill in Week 9 and overall.

Five-step drop: Jake Long dilemma - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"I don’t get what the Bills are doing with tailback C.J. Spiller. He is clearly Buffalo’s best playmaker and doesn’t get nearly enough touches. Six carries? The Bills lost to the Texans, 21-9, and it was a close game until the fourth quarter. I don’t understand why the Bills would have a pass-to-run ratio of 38-16, more than 2-to-1, with Spiller touching the ball sparingly. The Bills had two weeks to figure out what works offensively. Maybe they will never figure out."

C.J. Spiller isn't getting enough touches, fantasy value hurting - SBNation.com
"If your starting quarterback is pointing out someone's lack of work, it's probably time to start listening. Chan Gailey remains committed to the Fred Jackson-Spiller timeshare. The two running backs each received the exact same amount of touches in Week 9."

Mario Williams: 'Felt great' to get booed by Texans fans - SBNation.com
"Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams said it "felt great" to be booed by Texans fans on Sunday, in Williams' first return to Houston since leaving as a free agent."

Houston Texans Monday Hangover: Grading The Win Over The Buffalo Bills - SB Nation Houston
"Texans shake off a slow start on offense and maintain their lead over the AFC."

A secondary problem for Bills as they prepare for Brady & Co. - The Buffalo News
Terrence McGee and Aaron Williams are hurt. Could the Bills really start Leodis McKelvin this week?

More questions than answers - The Buffalo News
When Jerry Sullivan looks at the Bills, he sees problems and not solutions.

Gailey surprised by report on Mario's wrist - The Buffalo News
So what was the injury?

Outer harbor stadium would be a game-changer here - The Buffalo News
"Please do not listen to the naysayers, delayers and defeatists who dismiss this project without knowing the details. It's time to hold your reluctant representatives' timid feet to the heat, too. For the economic survival of this region, we must come together - now. If we do, Buffalo will rise again."

Texans further expose Bills as an offense that can’t pass to win - Press Coverage
Tim Graham writes that Ryan Fitzpatrick can't get the job done.

Video: Gaughan, Sully on Bills’ loss to Texans - Press Coverage
Following the game, the two veterans discuss the outcome.

Buffalo Bills at the red zone: nine plays for 8 yards - Press Coverage
Gross.

Can the Bills still make the playoffs despite a 3-5 start? - Democrat and Chronicle
The short answer is "No" from Sal Maiorana.

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