Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 7/4

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 03: Professional football players Kyle Rudolph (L) and Eric Wood attend ESPN The Magazine's "NEXT" Event on February 3, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for ESPN)

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Inside The Bills | Worry not about Eric Wood
"Going through this before people ask me all the time, ‘How do you go through this?’ And I’m like, ‘I’ve already done this,’" said Wood. "Although it’s not fun being in the training room every day it’s your job and it’s kind of the way you’ve got to approach it. There are much worse things to be doing in the world than rehabbing to come back and do your dream job. So that’s kind of the way I approach it day in and day out."

What every team needs to make the postseason - CBSSports.com
"Buffalo Bills: They will be in the playoffs if ... Ryan Fitzpatrick can play like he did early last season before an unreported injury slowed him in the second half and if Mario Williams can get to 15 sacks."

Inside The Bills | Clayton likes Bills chances in ’12
"Still, the schedule and roster are set to make a wild-card run this year and I think they could do that. For years, the Bills were hopeless in a division that was loaded with 3-4 defenses. Chan Gailey installed an offense that caused opposing defenses to get out of the 3-4. The Bills’ defense should make a dramatic improvement."

AFC East training camp battles - AFC East Blog - ESPN
James Walker discusses wide receiver as the Bills' biggest training camp battle.

Teams that upgraded D most this offseason - ESPN
"As we start to look toward the 2012 season, it's clear that some teams have made big strides on the defensive side of the ball. By making shrewd acquisitions that fit their defensive philosophies, I think four teams in particular have made a lot of headway: the Buffalo Bills, Seattle Seahawks, New York Jets and Dallas Cowboys." By breaking down film and exploring how some of these new pieces fit in with those teams, let's take a look at why these defenses should be much improved in 2012:

Stevie Johnson drops a new track with Game - The Buffalo News
So I'll let you watch the video for Buffalo Bills receiver Stevie Johnson's latest music venture, a collaboration with Game called "Run it Back."

Brad Smith Preps for Season - WYTV.com
"I'm excited for our team up in Buffalo," stated Smith. "We have some great additions in Mario Williams and Mark Anderson, but the guys we have there will continue to get better each and every year, getting more experience. We should make an impact, so hopefully, we can keep building on that."

Bills’ Eric Wood says it’s time for NFL to test players’ blood | ProFootballTalk
"Just took my at home drug test for the league and they could have easily blood tested. If you’re going to test cover everything," Wood wrote.

Seattle Seahawks Season Preview: Weeks 14-17 - Field Gulls
"Which is why if the Bills defense comes together like it's expected to, the Bills could be a 10-win team or more. Maybe the biggest turnaround this season. Definitely don't underestimate the Bills when you see them there at the end of the schedule."

5 Players Who Need To Put Up or Shut Up In 2012 - Buffalo Rising
"The following article, then, is a brief (...I promise) look at five players currently entering the "put up or shut up" era of their time with the Bills. These are the guys that really need to show their worth (and health) in 2012, or else be cut loose to drift on the uncertain seas of free agency come 2013."

Examining Six Months Of Chan Gailey Approval Ratings - Buffalo Rumblings
Brian Galliford notes that the Bills' head coach has gone from 55% approval to 87% since the season ended with two big hires on his staff.

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