Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 6/2

May 29, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills assistant coach Dave Wannstedt talks with a trainer during organized team activities at Ralph Wilson Field House. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-US PRESSWIRE

OTA Report - Day 3 - BuffaloBills.com
Check out Chris Brown's report from OTAs, where he talks about how Ryan Fitzpatrick is progressing with David Lee, a Tyler Thigpen injury, and more.

Bills Roundup: Friday OTA Highlights - BuffaloBills.com
"The first week OTA's wrapped up at One Bills Drive on Friday, hear from QB coach David Lee, DE Mark Anderson, WR David Clowney, and check out all of the top plays."

Inside The Bills | Fan Friday 6-1
Chris Brown provides updates on Michael Jasper, running a hybrid defense, staying on the West Coast between games, Eric Wood's return, Aaron Williams' potential starting spot, and how the wide receiver position might shake out.

Transcript: Dave Wannstedt and Mark Anderson - BuffaloBills.com
The defensive coordinator and "other" pass rushing addition talked to the media after practice on Friday.

Mark Anderson Friday Press Conference - BuffaloBills.com
"Bills DE Mark Anderson talks about his first few practices with his new team and Dave Wannstedt's defense."

Inside The Bills | Why Stevie waited on surgery
"Once I came back from our offseason break the pain was still there so we went ahead with the surgery. We tried everything but surgery, but it ended up going that way. I’m feeling much better now than I felt since the start of last season."

Inside The Bills | Thigpen dealing with minor injury
"I’ve got a small tear in my abdominal," Thigpen told Buffalobills.com. "It’s about a centimeter. I’ve been dealing with it, but we’ve got to rest it and get it right."

Inside The Bills | For Wannstedt it’s about the D-line
"It’s going to be a defensive line friendly scheme," said Wannstedt. "By that I mean we’ll be as good as our guys up front. That’s how it was at Dallas, at Miami and every place where we’ve run this scheme. The guys up front it all starts there." That makes me salivate...

Wannstedt on Gilmore - The Buffalo News
Here's what he had to say when asked about his initial impressions of first-round pick Stephon Gilmore: "He doesn’t appear, and you watch him warm up in drills, to be as fast as he is but nobody runs by him. I think playing quarterback (in high school), he’s got a little bit more savvy than some corners might and obviously he’s a size guy. He’s got size and he can run and he’s got great feet. I used the word great, he’s got great hand-eye coordination. When the ball’s in the air, he’s going to go after it."

WGR 550 - Wannstedt Wraps Up First Week Of OTAs As Bills DC
"You know the coaches on defense have done a great job. We’ve spent a lot of time obviously going through this stuff and the players have been outstanding from being responsive to what we’re doing," the defensive coordinator said Friday. "We’ve got competition. It’s tough to really talk much about it because (without) pads and we’re not bangin’ or doing any of that. When we get the pads on at training camp, it’s obvious that we’ve got good speed on defense and the competition is a lot better on defense."

WGR 550 - Bills' Gilmore Impresses Wannstedt At OTAs
"Well that will all come in training camp when we really get the pads on. Right now we can't do one-on-one in press, you know all the one-on-one stuff we do you have to be off because of contact. So we're kind of limited a little bit there. But he's getting enough of the work that... and he's learning the coverages, and he's learning the techniques and he's learning the terminology. The physical part will come."

WGR 550 - Stevie Sets Sights High
"The Buffalo Bills might have something this season that they didn't in 2011, a healthy Stevie Johnson. Johnson's offseason groin surgery was a procedure to repair an injury suffered in training camp last season. He played through the injury, waited for it to heal, and finally decided to go under the knife. Hear what it all means, here."

Poll Friday: Best backup QB? - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Vince Young is the best backup in the AFC East, according to James Walker's readers. Tyler Thigpen isn't one of the five options, but two Patriots backups made the poll.

AFC East cornerback rankings - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"I also like the potential of Buffalo Bills rookie Stephon Gilmore, but he’s yet to play in the NFL. So we're going to leave this open to our AFC East community. Who would you pick as the fourth-best corner in the division?"

Blast from the Past: Facts about the First and Last NFL draft picks - Mocking The Draft
Some interesting notes about the 1985 Supplemental Draft and the 1986 NFL Draft involving a trade the Bills made.

New Orleans Saints "ledger" kept for detailing bounty earnings lands with NFL - Sporting News
"Two entries were shared in a 2009 meeting, Yahoo! Sports reports. A Sept. 27, 2009, game against the Buffalo Bills was shown to have $1,000 in payouts and a game against the New York Giants on Oct. 18, noted a $1,000 bounty for a cart-off."

Ledger entries for Bills game raise new questions about alleged Saints bounty program | ProFootballTalk
Mike Florio goes back and looks at the game against the Bills to see who got injured.

Projecting the Bills' 2012 Season From WhatIfSports.com
After 1,000 simulations, the Bills were 8-8 despite outscoring their opponents 22.1 to 20.7.

Wannstedt enthusiastically installs Bills' defense - The Buffalo News
"Dave Wannstedt can only hope his defense stays in better shape than he's in at the moment. Wannstedt is currently outfitted with a neck brace following surgery, but he expects to be 100 percent in a few weeks. That's just about the time the Buffalo Bills and their new defensive coordinator will break minicamp and head home for some rest and relaxation before reporting to Pittsford in July for training camp."

Kelsay excited for change - The Buffalo News
"I think that's the only way you can approach a season is optimistic," Kelsay said. "But it is different. The atmosphere around town, in the facility, everybody's feeling it -- there are high expectations."

DL’s Hansen files for State Senate | DL-Online | Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
"After retiring from his career with the National Football League, where he spent 11 years as a defensive end for the Buffalo Bills, Hansen and his wife Dianne moved to a home in the Detroit Lakes area. A small business owner in the community where he and his wife have spent the past decade raising their three children, Hansen also became the officially endorsed Republican candidate for the District 4 seat in the Minnesota State Senate earlier this spring."

Bills have some narrowing down to do at receiver - AFC East Daily
Taking a look at who the Bills might keep and let go at wide receiver.

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