Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 6/27

ORCHARD PARK, NY - MAY 11: T.J. Graham #11 of the Buffalo Bills makes a catch in front of Cris Hill #39 during Buffalo Bills Rookie Camp on May 11, 2012 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

WR Graham trying to find his niche - BuffaloBills.com
"The second hardest position to play on offense is probably receiver right now because we have to learn every single position because we substitute in for ‘Y’s and ‘R’s and we also have the ‘X’ and ‘Z’ position," Graham told Buffalobills.com. "So we have to know each one, different formations, different positions and also what the quarterback is thinking when he sees the defense. We have to think about what he sees while we’re running it at the same time. It’s pretty tough. You can’t be a dummy playing receiver."

Bills sue broadcast firm over radio fees - The Buffalo News
"The Buffalo Bills have sued Cumulus Media, seeking to collect at least $1 million in fees the team says the broadcasting company owes for airing football games on the radio during the 2011 season."

Inside The Bills | Byrd’s advice to rookies
"One of the things that I would tell the rookies is to just listen to the veterans and make sure that you soak up all the knowledge that you can from them because they’ve been there and done it before."

Inside The Bills | Kelly on best add for Fitz
"As offensive players we always say your defense is your best friend and you go out and get a Mark Anderson from the Patriots, a Mario Williams from the Texans, you get hopefully Shawne Merriman healthy now, a couple of great draft picks the last couple of years, if this team stays healthy and this defense stays healthy then Ryan Fitzpatrick’s best asset will be a dominating defense that will shorten the field for him..." said Jim Kelly.

Inside The Bills | Anderson not conceding to Mario
"We will see when it is all said and done," said Anderson. "It is going to be a fun competition and we are both competitive guys. We are just going to feed off of each other and the best man will win."

Bills tickets go on sale early - The Buffalo News
Find out how you can purchase single game tickets before the general population here.

Are earlier beer sales at the Ralph a good idea? - The Buffalo News
Fans give their view that earlier beer sales in the Ralph will do little to curb tailgating.

AFC East's best: No. 23 Marcell Dareus - The Buffalo News
"That setup -- plus a year of NFL experience -- will make it tough for opponents to concentrate on stopping Dareus. ProFootballFocus.com credited him with 24 quarterback hurries, sixth in the league among all defensive tackles."

Blogger Blitz: Bills gaining more attention - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"AFC East blogger James Walker jumped on the Bills bandwagon a few months ago, and it's filling up fast." If he does say so himself.

Ochocinco, T.O. provide cautionary tales - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Former quarterbacks will say the opposite about Owens. In fact, ESPN.com did an anonymous survey of NFL head coaches a few years ago and Owens was the No. 1 player coaches didn't want on their team. That perception clearly hasn't changed, because Owens is still looking for a job and no one is willing to touch him."

Bills’ hidden treasure: Cornerbacks - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Gilmore, Williams and McGee are not a trio of corners many are thinking about in June. But the mixture of youth and experience could pay off for the Bills this season if all three players stay healthy and productive."

Flashback To 2007: An Amusing Reaction To A Loss Against Buffalo - Cincy Jungle
"We flashback to a game that the Bengals lost after losing a five-point lead in the fourth quarter."

Moats trying to make a mark in Buffalo’s 4-3 defense | ProFootballTalk
"Moats has appeared in 29 of 32 games, with four starts as a rookie and 2.5 sacks each year. As he enters his third season, he could be ready to make a name for himself in what could be a much improved defense."

Bills’ improved depth could mean better special teams | ProFootballTalk
"And with the offense potent and the defense improving, a possible bump in the performance of the special teams gives Bills fans yet another reason to hope that this year could be the year that a 12-year playoff drought ends."

2012 NFL season over/under win totals released: AFC analysis - CBSSports.com
The line is seven, and Senior NFL Blogger Will Brinson takes the over.

Top 10 NFL post-spring (player-related!) storylines | Toronto Sun
"Free-agent DE signees Mario Williams and Mark Anderson, plus an apparently healthy Shawne Merriman, have the Bills 'night and day' better up front on defence. That’s what DL coach Giff Smith told me a couple of weeks ago."

NFL32OT: Favre Doesn't Care About Bounties - YouTube
"Episode 159 - Mort and Suzy discuss Brett Favre's dismissal of the bounty scandal, Jairus Byrd has advice for rookies, and Herm and Schlereth debate the Dolphins starting a veteran or a rookie at QB."

Flag-wise, Bills had East's most-disciplined D in '11 - AFC East Daily
"Only one team in the NFL, the Colts, had fewer flags thrown on their defense than the Bills. Buffalo's defense was penalized just 85 times in 2011."

COLUMN: A Top Ten for a Professional Lifetime - Times-News
Patrick Sheltra's top ten moments as a sports reporter include an encounter with O.J. Simpson post-acquittal with fans flocking to see him and take pictures with him.

The 2012 Buffalo Bills 53-Man Roster: A (Very Early) Guess - BuffaLowDown
"It’s way too early for this, but I’ll take a stab at what the 53-man roster will look like headed into Buffalo’s seasoning opening tilt in New Jersey against the Jets."

Buffalo Bills' Defensive Tackle Depth Chart Lacks Clarity - Buffalo Rumblings
Brian Galliford discusses the murky waters at defensive tackle.

Buffalo Bills Want To Re-Sign Young Trio, Per Buddy Nix - Buffalo Rumblings
Bills GM Buddy Nix wants to re-sign Jairus Byrd, Andy Levitre, and Kraig Urbik.

Buffalo Bills Re-Watch: Alex Carrington Observations And Thoughts - Buffalo Rumblings
"We'll take a look at Carrington's two career sacks, and then I'll talk a little bit about some notes I had on him from his extended playing time as a starter at the end of the 2011 season."

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