Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 7/5

May 29, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) passes during organized team activities at Ralph Wilson Field House. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-US PRESSWIRE

#20 - Will the Bills avg. more than 24 points per game? - BuffaloBills.com
"In an offseason where the additions on the defensive side of the ball have largely grabbed the headlines, Buffalo’s offense has gone about their business. They kept weapons like Scott Chandler and Stevie Johnson in the fold and also retained three offensive linemen by virtue of new contracts. The question is can the Bills offense take another step forward in their point production to turn more tightly-fought games into victories?"

Update: Buffalo Bills Lease Deal | wgrz.com
"Poloncarz called the last round of talks --which were held last week-- 'very productive' and says the two sides will meet again next week. "

#21 - Will Gilmore be a difference maker as a rookie? - BuffaloBills.com
"Players selected in the first round of the NFL draft are expected to be instant contributors, if not starters heading into their first professional season. Some first round picks come in and simply contribute, but others become game changers for their team in year one. Bills first round draft choice Stephon Gilmore could easily be a steady role player, but can he be a game changing starting cornerback this season?"

Inside The Bills | Gilmore a different breed
"First, he’s a quick study that digests a playbook in short order. Second, his playing style is suited to the NFL game. Third, he has a work ethic that has him prepared like a veteran. And fourth, and perhaps most important, he’s going to get an awful lot of help from his front four in terms of pressure on the quarterback. All of that could translate into a very productive rookie season for Gilmore."

Inside The Bills | Offense to see more Top 10 ‘D’s
"In 2012 the Bills attack will square off against top 10 defensive units in seven of their 16 regular season games. Perhaps more significant is four of those first seven matchups against top 10 defenses will come on the road."

Under Review: Ron Brooks - BuffaloBills.com
"On this edition of Under Review, Hannah Buehler talks with Bills rookie cornerback Ron Brooks."

AFC East's best: No. 17 Stevie Johnson - The Buffalo News
"Last year, Johnson ranked 18th in the NFL with 76 receptions and 19th with 1,004 yards. ProFootballFocus.com logged him with 132 targets. Only Roddy White, Wes Welker, Calvin Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald, Brandon Lloyd and Brandon Marshall were targeted more often."

Harris hopes NFL opportunities come in the 'Nic' of time | The Town Talk
"Nic Harris is not giving up on his dream of playing in the NFL, well not yet at least."

Another Packers Super Bowl ring is for sale | ProFootballTalk
"Ross, who currently plays for the Buffalo Bills, possibly thinks he didn’t truly earn the ring. Or maybe he just doesn’t want it. Or maybe he needs the cash."

Bills owe it to the fans - The Buffalo News
"That fan base is exactly why - although not the only reason why - Bills management should look favorably on a rules change that could make television blackouts more infrequent. The fans deserve it. So do the taxpayers, but more on that later."

ProFootballWeekly.com - Bills counting on rookies at crucial positions
"In this era of football, the five crucial positions to build a franchise around are generally considered to be quarterback, pass rusher, cornerback, left tackle and wide receiver. The Bills will attempt end the longest playoff drought in the NFL with a rookie starting at two of those positions."

Bills Training Camp Still Target Date For Stadium Lease - Buffalo Rumblings
"(The Bills) want more (money) than I think they know they're going to get," Poloncarz told the station. "But but we're not going to give away the store to keep the team here. We're going to ensure that this team is economically viable and is kept here for many years. But it's my goal that the Bills contribute to part of the construction costs associated with the stadium."

Buffalo Bills Training Camp Battles, No. 10: Tight End And Fullback - Buffalo Rumblings
"Again, Chandler is a lock, and Smith is pretty close. If Dickerson picks up Gailey's offense quickly and proves himself useful within it, he's likely to stick around - and if he plays well on special teams, that "likely" becomes certainty. McIntyre and Brock would be left to battle it out for one spot, with the fullback's special teams abilities giving him an early leg up over Brock's youth and (marginal) upside."

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