Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 6/13

May 11, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills first round draft pick cornerback Stephon Gilmore (27) during rookie mini camp at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-US PRESSWIRE

The John Murphy Show debuts July 26 - BuffaloBills.com
"The John Murphy Show will debut live July 26 at Buffalo Bills Training Camp and will broadcast throughout the year from One Bills Drive. The Show will include nightly guests, player interviews, local call-in segments and unprecedented access to the team."

Bills Roundup: Big Day for the Defense - BuffaloBills.com
"Check out the top plays from Tuesday's OTA as the defense stepped up, plus hear from Jairus Byrd, Stephon Gilmore, and Tyler Thigpen, who made his return to practice."

OTA Report - Day 8 - BuffaloBills.com
"Tuesday OTA session belonged to the defense as they carried the play in the team periods by all accounts. The offense had some opportunities for big plays, but couldn’t quite connect in the passing game. Meanwhile the defense foiled a lot of other attempts in the passing game both in the secondary and up front with a consistent pass rush."

Stephon Gilmore Tuesday Press Conference - BuffaloBills.com
"The Bills 1st round pick talks with the media about what he still needs to work on, looking forward to facing Stevie Johnson in practice, and proving yourself on the field. "

Inside The Bills | Other NFL clubs "scared" of Bills
"I think Bills fans should be excited about the team," Jaworski said. "I applaud what Buddy Nix has done. The plan is in place. I believe Chan Gailey has done a tremendous job with this team. I think the future looks very, very bright in Buffalo. I’m in communication with 32 teams throughout the offseason. There are a lot of teams that are very scared of what the Buffalo Bills are doing."

Inside The Bills | Fitz’s mechanics will boost offense
"Chan Gailey has an excellent system with a lot of players that can make plays," said ESPN NFL analyst Ron Jaworski in an appearance on Bills flagship WGR Sportsradio 550. "But the key to this offense is the ball comes out quick and the receivers are running after the catch, which means that your quarterback has to be accurate. I think Ryan Fitzpatrick is going to make a big improvement."

Inside The Bills | Jaws on Fitz
"I broke down every pass of Ryan Fitzpatrick from last season," he said. "I watched every ball Ryan Fitzpatrick threw. You see a lot of great plays, a lot of positive plays. But the negative plays, the majority of them are based on mechanics. Mechanics are the foundation of playing that position on a consistent basis. What I’m looking forward to is the hard work that he’s going to do and seeing a much more consistent quarterback this season."

Morrison aims to show his true value - The Buffalo News
"Morrison came to the Bills last August with a pretty respectable NFL track record. He had started 95 of 96 games in his six-year NFL career. He never missed a game. He played more than 95 percent of the defensive snaps in five years with Oakland and logged almost 80 percent of the snaps with Jacksonville in 2010. Yet Bills fans aren't sure what they're getting from Morrison, because he played only 55 of 1,001 defensive plays last year, according to News figures."

This Birthday in Buffalo Sports History: Jeff Wright - The Buffalo News
"(Born June 13, 1963) -- The Buffalo Bills had a room full of stars when they were making four straight appearances in the Super Bowl. But those stars had plenty of people helping them. One of them was Jeff Wright."

Johnson gives Gilmore a Revis measuring stick - The Buffalo News
"Even if he wasn't on my team and just checking out film, you could tell he's going to be something special," Johnson said. "I'm happy to have him. He told me he's happy to have me on his team, but I'm happy he's on my team. He'll have me getting ready for the top cornerbacks in the league."

Chan Gailey's depth chart: Every day it's shuffling - The Buffalo News
"There are no groupings right now to be honest with you," Gailey said Monday afternoon in response to a question about the offensive line. "We're putting guys out there and letting them play and seeing who can do what. If somebody has a bad day, we'll put somebody else in there. If somebody else has a great day, we'll make sure he'll get more reps tomorrow."

Bills roundup: Vince Young's missing money - The Buffalo News
Tim Graham has a Bills link post, too. He picks the best links/news and highlights them.

What should Bills do with Leodis McKelvin? - The Buffalo News
"McKelvin stressed his confidence level was unshaken, but do you want an 11th overall pick to give even an inch when it comes to offseason competition with unproven, albeit promising, youngsters?"

Chandler thrilled about Jackson, Spiller combo - The Buffalo News
"It's going to be really exciting to see those two guys put on a show," Chandler told me after Monday afternoon's voluntary workout in Orchard Park. "I just think we're going to have defenses on their heels all day, not knowing whether it's coming on the ground or through the air."

WGR 550 - Bills Have Had Preliminary Talks With Levitre
"This is a big year for me. Obviously it's the last year of my deal," the fourth-year player said on Tuesday. "I feel like it's going to determine my future and the rest of my career as a football player."

WGR 550 - Stevie Running Routes After Practice
"Following Tuesday's session of Organized Team Activities, Johnson and second-year wide receiver Kamar Aiken ran routes with quarterback Brad Smith throwing them the ball. The three did this for a solid twenty minutes or so, and concluded with a completed post corner route."

WGR 550 - John Murphy To Host Show On WGR
"Murphy's career includes being a part of the Bills broadcast dating back to 1984 and play-by-play duties since 2004. He has also acted as the Sports Director and talk host on WBEN between 1985 and 1992 and Sports Director at WIVB-TV from 2008-2012." Hear what Murph had to say about it here.

Former Mizzou Star Brad Smith Still Developing As NFL Quarterback - SB Nation Kansas City
"My footwork has improved a great deal," he continued. "Just some things I did in college and now I'm getting back to doing it and correcting those things. My stride steps, my balance, that's all improved a great deal. Now it's just about carrying it over to the team periods and going through my reads. It's all about rhythm playing the quarterback position. Once you get in a rhythm then you can be successful."

Brad Smith is a man without a country for Bills - NFL.com
"But there's still that depth-chart issue. Ryan Fitzpatrick is the unquestioned starter. Vince Young is the likely backup. Tyler Thigpen is in the equation as well. Smith is still going to have a role on special teams, but is it realistic to think he'll run the Wildcat regularly? And if so, can't Young probably do that better?"

Bills QB Young sues ex-agent, former money adviser - Yahoo! Sports
"Adams is a Houston-based attorney who served as Young's first agent in negotiating the five-year, $54 million contract the quarterback first signed after being selected with the third pick in the 2006 NFL draft by Tennessee. Peoples, who operates Peoples Financial Services in Raleigh, N.C., was hired by Young to be his financial adviser."

Poll: What Would Qualify the 2012 Season as a Success? - BuffaLowDown
Go ahead and vote, Bills fans.

Buffalo Bills, Andy Levitre Have Talked Contract, Per Report - Buffalo Rumblings
"Still, Levitre has shown that he's capable of playing at a very high level, and while his versatility is a nice thing to have, the Bills need to begin focusing on developing Levitre into a high-end starter at his best position. That's the goal this year - and if things work out well, Levitre could be in for a big pay day."

Buffalo Bills' Brad Smith Focusing On Quarterback Position This Offseason - Buffalo Rumblings
"That role is presumably as the team's Wildcat quarterback. He notched his lone pass late in the season-opening 41-7 demolition of the Kansas City Chiefs. He also nabbed a rushing touchdown from the quarterback spot in a Week 5 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles from just outside the goal line. He'd like to hone his skills at the quarterback spot, and the opportunity presented by Smith excites the former Missouri quarterback."

Leodis McKelvin Shining As Slot Corner At Buffalo Bills OTAs - Buffalo Rumblings
"BuffaloBills.com reported that McKelvin unofficially had four pass break-ups on the day, including a near-interception. Mark Gaughan provided a play-by-play, and wrote that McKelvin was "all around the ball." CBSSports.com's Mark Ludwiczak opined that McKelvin "had one of his most impressive practices as a Bill.""

Ten Buffalo Bills To Decide 2012, No. 4: Fred Jackson - Buffalo Rumblings
"The thing is, you've all seen Jackson play, and you know his story. You already know all of these things. His importance to the team is well-established, and aside from a very obvious player that's yet to be listed in this series (but soon will be), Jackson is easily the most important player on offense for Buffalo."

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