Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 2/3

Inside The Bills | Dareus on leadership
"While injuries were largely chalked up as a main reason for Buffalo’s slide out of playoff contention in 2011, Marcell Dareus said it was the leadership they lost to injury that perpetuated the slide which went seven games."

Bills hiring Metzelaars to coach tight ends - The Buffalo News
"Pete Metzelaars has agreed to fill the last opening on the Bills' coaching staff, a source close to the situation told The News. Bills great Jim Kelly, who strongly recommended Metzelaars to Gailey, tweeted the agreement. It's not expected the Bills will announce the move until a contract is signed."

A bittersweet look back at the Bills’ Super Bowl heartbreak - The Globe and Mail
"The Buffalo Bills’ former star Bruce Smith looks back at his team’s misses."

Inside The Bills | Troup cleared to work out
"Bills DT Torell Troup is a certified gym rat, but was not able to work out on the heels of offseason back surgery… until now."

Inside The Bills | Levy likes Reed’s HOF chances
"In talking to some of the board of selectors it’s sounding a little bit more favorable than I’ve ever heard in previous years. I think Andre’s chances are pretty darn good. I sure hope so. He belongs in the Hall of Fame, no one was better in yards after the catch than Andre Reed. No one."

Inside The Bills | Marcell eager to get 4-3 ‘D’ going
"I can’t wait to get back and get a feel for coach with the 4-3 scheme and see what they want me to run and what we’ll be doing," he said.

Inside The Bills | Dareus: Brady cries to refs
"Don’t go too crazy because Brady has the referees on his side. He cries to referees as soon as he gets a chance and it always goes his way. So don’t go too crazy, just play the game safe and just get in his face. Get him to throw bad passes, throw when he doesn’t want to."

Inside The Bills | Dareus rates his rookie year
"I think I had an okay year," Dareus said. "On a scale of one to 10 I think I was like a seven and a half or an eight. I feel like I can do so much more. I can’t wait for this next season to start so I can really open it up. Me and a lot of the rookies we came into our own in 2011 so we’ll be ready to play this year."

Dareus weighs in on switch to 4-3 - The Buffalo News
"It's not that much different than what we've been doing," Dareus told The News. "The defense we were playing last year I look at as like 4-3 defense but with more shades and different schemes. ... I have no idea what the scheme is going to be like."

Marcell Dareus at SBXLVI - The Buffalo News
"Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus visited Radio Row at the Super Bowl media center today. Here's an audio clip of Dareus talking about his alma mater, the University of Alabama, and the Bills' shift to a 4-3 defense."

Fewell at heart of Giant turnaround - Jerry Sullivan
"It was good in Buffalo," he said. "I had fun, an experience that I'll always cherish. It helped me grow. I learned more in those seven weeks about how to use personnel, how to work with players, than I had in 13 years in the NFL and 13 years in college football."

Brady apologizes for comments about Buffalo hotels - The Buffalo News
Tom Brady and Jerry Sullivan's quick Q&A about Buffalo hotels.

Dr. Seuss, Irrationality, and 21st Century Economics | Suite101.com
"All that glitters is not gold, unless it's within the secure confines of Fort Knox. Risk and reward are forever correlated - except when they're not." I didn't read it but Chuck Knox is mentioned and he coached the Bills. His "highly-structured, low-risk approach" is cited.

Insider: Hall of Fame election can be a waiting game – USATODAY.com
"Election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame can be a waiting game for players such as Charles Haley, who is in his eighth year of eligibility." Andre Reed's candidacy is discussed, too.

CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - NFL - NFL Playoffs: Brady tells Buffalo he's sorry
"One day after dropping a mini-bomb on Buffalo — and yes, they are sensitive down there — Super Bowl quarterback Tom Brady has apologized to the city after taking a shot at their less than sterling hotels."

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