Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 7/20

ORCHARD PARK, NY - AUGUST 27: Tyler Thigpen #4 of the Buffalo Bills readies to throw against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Ralph Wilson Stadium on August 27, 2011 in Orchard Park, New York .Buffalo won 35-32 in overtime (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

#5 - Who will be the No. 2 quarterback? - BuffaloBills.com
"Probably the stiffest competition from what we’ve seen in shorts in the spring might be at number two quarterback," said Bills GM Buddy Nix looking ahead to training camp. "I don’t know how it’s going to turn out. It’s just a matter of these guys having to play. All this will be decided in camp when things are live and in preseason games."

Video: TBN columnists talk Bills stadium funding - The Buffalo News
"The latest edition of "Columnists' Roundtable" with our Donn Esmonde, Bruce Andriatch and Rod Watson addresses the Buffalo Bills lease negotiations with Erie County and who should pay for renovations to Ralph Wilson Stadium."

Inside The Bills | Yards after catch avg. leader
"Knowing Stevie Johnson wants to up his yards after catch average this season after fighting through a torn groin all of last year, he’s got more than Jackson to pass on his own team. C.J. Spiller averaged 6.3 yards after the catch on average last year. Johnson managed just 4.5 due in large part to a groin that affected his straight line speed."

Inside The Bills | Leadership time for Stevie
"This puts him right at the top of one of the big leaders of the team, not just his group of guys. I think he has to realize that. All the stuff with the celebrations and the penalties that happened last year that stuff’s all done with. He’s a leader on this team and he’s a guy that’s concerned now about the team and winning and I think he’ll show that." - Ryan Fitzpatrick

#6 - What will top Stevie's priority list? - BuffaloBills.com
"The Bills top receiving target finished a respectable 19th in the league among receivers in total yards after catch with 342, but it was his yards after catch per reception that really bothered him. Averaging just 4.5 yards after the catch left Johnson 40th in the league among wideouts."

AFC East's best: No. 6 Mario Williams - The Buffalo News
"Williams drove the Texans' sackometer despite frequent double teams. The Texans had nobody to help on the opposite side. Williams was the only Texan with six or more sacks in any of those seasons."

Former NFL player T.O. pays back child support - The Buffalo News
"Former NFL star Terrell Owens has made child support payments that he owed to the mother of his 7-year-old daughter, avoiding the threat of jail time."

Marshawn Lynch charged with DUI - The Buffalo News
"Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch was charged Wednesday with driving under the influence in Northern California."

Checking pre-training camp grades - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Pre-training camp grades are in for the AFC East. This week, we graded each team in a variety of ways heading into the 2012 season." The only best/worst grades the Bills own is a tie for "Worst Coaching".

Poll: Predicting the Bills' 2012 record - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Most AFC East readers think the Bills will end up with 9 to 11 wins.

Impact draft picks: AFC East - Mocking The Draft
Damond Talbot thinks Cordy Glenn will have the biggest impact of any Buffalo Bills draft pick.

Bulletin Board / July 20 - Sports - The Buffalo News
"Buffalo Bills offensive linemen Eric Wood and Andy Levitre will appear at Sports Collectors Corner in the Walden Galleria on Monday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Call 681-9600."

Bills' decision on blackouts alienates fans - Olean Times Herald
"Talk about throwing a bucket of ice water on an otherwise upbeat offseason for the Bills."

Pittsburgh Steelers release veteran offensive tackle Jonathan Scott - ESPN
"The 29-year-old Scott started 14 games and three playoff games during his two seasons with the Steelers."

Juggernaut Index No. 23: The Buffalo Bills | Roto Arcade - Yahoo! Sports
Take a look at some fantasy football advice focusing around the Bills.

NFL camp countdown: Buffalo Bills, Dallas Cowboys | FOX Sports on MSN
"The Bills are going to shock the world this year, upset some good teams, and be in it until the last few weeks of the season. If they can stay healthy - a big if, considering they lost seven starters to season-ending injuries a year ago — they can even give the Patriots a battle for kings of the AFC East. I think they win somewhere between eight and 11 games and battle it out as one of the two wildcard teams. In the end, though, they likely fall just short of the playoffs."

Why Buffalo Bills WR David Nelson Is Mistaken For A Tight End - Buffalo Rumblings
"Buffalo Bills wide receiver David Nelson is frequently referred to as a tight end by members of the national media. Here's why (it's not that big of a deal)."

Poll: Which Buffalo Bills Cornerback Will Start? - Buffalo Rumblings
"Stephon Gilmore will slide right into the Buffalo Bills' starting lineup as a rookie - but will he be joined there by the veteran (Terrence McGee) or the up-and-comer (Aaron Williams)?" Williams is leading the poll, though I'm not sure if it's hope or educated guess.

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