Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 8/10

Aug. 9, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills defensive back Jairus Byrd (31) makes a tackle on Washington Redskins wide receiver Niles Paul (84) during the first half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-US PRESSWIRE

Bills offense out of sync in loss to Redskins - BuffaloBills.com
"It wasn’t necessarily the start the Bills were looking for to their 2012 campaign in their preseason opener against the Washington Redskins. Buffalo’s first team offense had trouble moving the football as they employed a no huddle approach. And though the first team defense got a takeaway as well as a three-and-out early they also surrendered a long touchdown drive in what wound up being a 7-6 loss Thursday night."

Lackluster offense dooms Bills in preseason opener - The Buffalo News
"The Bills passed on all 16 of their offensive plays in the first quarter of the exhibition opener against the Washington Redskins. All the throws - over the course of four possessions - produced just two first downs, and the Bills’ starters were outscored by the Redskins’ starters, 7-3."

Potter gets his kicks - BuffaloBills.com
"I think that every yard counts in field position," Potter said. "Every yard matters, but it also helps on kickoff because it is a brutal part of the game for both the kickoff team and return team. If you are able to hit touchbacks then you can save your guys and allow them to go and make plays in other parts of the game."

Inside The Bills | CJ Spiller: Preparation is key
Spiller shares his recollections from before his first preseason game.

Inside The Bills | Chan takes blame for penalties
"That’s just undiscipilined and that’s my fault when we play that undisciplined," said Gailey. "There may have been five illegal motion penalties and one alignment penalty that was a problem. That’s my fault I’ve got to get that straight."

Inside The Bills | We know we have to be better
"We’ve got a lot of film to check out and we’ve got to get better at some things," said Stevie Johnson. "We know we can be better and we have to connect way more than we did in that first quarter."

Inside The Bills | Stevie on how he felt
"The groin was good. It felt good," he said. "I didn’t feel anything as far as a setback when I was running. It felt good."

Bills Roundup: Penalties, Sloppy Play Haunt Bills - BuffaloBills.com
"Despite the first team offense running the no-huddle, they couldn't sustain any drives, coupled with too many penalties, cost the team a shot at a win in the preseason opener against Washington. "

Chan Gailey Postgame Press Conference - BuffaloBills.com
"The Bills head coach talks about the 7-6 loss to the Redskins."

Mario Williams Postgame Press Conference - BuffaloBills.com
"The Bills defensive end talks about the 7-6 loss to the Redskins."

Ryan Fitzpatrick Postgame Press Conference - BuffaloBills.com
"Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick talks after the 7-6 loss to the Redskins."

Bills coaches sorting crowd of specialists - The Buffalo News
"The return is very difficult to work in camp," DeHaven said after a recent practice at St. John Fisher College. "Until you get to the actual exhibition season, sometimes it's hard to really get a feel for what's happening there."

Replacement officials booed in Buffalo - The Buffalo News
"Bills punter Brian Moorman hit a 49-yard punt, which Buffalo's Ruvell Martin downed at the Redskins 4-yard line. Back judge Craig Burd, however, ruled it a touchback. Fans began booing when the ball was placed at the 20 and they got louder when a replay was shown on the scoreboard."

Theismann on VY: '31-19 doesn't cut it one bit' - The Buffalo News
"Where he is right now, he's not good enough to be a starter in the National Football League," Theismann said. "I don't care what his record is; 31-19 doesn't cut it one bit to me because what he had as a complement to the [Tennessee Titans'] backfield had nothing to do with throwing the ball."

Robert Griffin 'felt extremely good' in NFL debut - The Buffalo News
"It felt extremely good to come out [and play]," Griffin said in comments the Redskins distributed at halftime. "Coach did a good job calling plays, got me in a rhythm and helped get the offense in rhythm on that third drive, and that's what it's all about."

Fitzpatrick calls first-team offense 'really poor' - The Buffalo News
"I thought it was really poor," Fitzpatrick said. "But luckily it's preseason. ... We have a lot to work on and we are looking forward to this season coming up."

Points after: Redskins 7, Bills 6 - The Buffalo News
"Some quick thoughts on the Buffalo Bills' 7-6 exhibition loss to the Washington Redskins tonight in Ralph Wilson Stadium ..." Tim Graham is spot on with his awards.

WGR 550 - BUSCAGLIA: Sideline Reactions: Redskins 7 - Bills 6
He was on the field for the first time as the Bills sideline reporter, and filed this report after the game.

WGR 550 - HAMILTON: Bills Have Some Work To Do
Paul Hamilton gives his game recap.

A Simply Awful Start | Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
"It looked ugly, it felt ugly, it was ugly," said coach Chan Gailey.

Bills Stumble In Losing Preseason Opener To Redskins | Democrat and Chronicle
Buffalo's offense struggles at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

Observation deck: Redskins-Bills - AFC East Blog - ESPN
James Walker's take includes a Kyle Williams shout-out.

'Walker Awards' for training camp - AFC East Blog - ESPN
C.J. Spiller was the division's most impressive running back, while Stephon Gilmore took home top rookie honors. How could he name Tim Tebow "most overhyped" when he works for the company overhyping him?

Bills clipped by 'Skins in preseason opener - Niagara Gazette
"Starter Ryan Fitzpatrick went 6 for 14 for 61 yards, and squandered a scoring opportunity when the Bills got the ball at the Redskins 21 following Griffin’s fumble. The Bills were undone by a false start penalty and an illegal formation that negated what would’ve been a 20-yard touchdown pass to Stevie Johnson."

Subpar Young makes Thigpen look bad - Niagara Gazette
"While neither player was all that impressive in Thursday night’s preseason opener — following the trend established by starter Ryan Fitpatrick — Young was able to provide what Thigpen could not. Something to be even somewhat enthusiastic about."

Redskins Legacy: Ron McDole On The Bills - Redskins.com
"Oh yea, Jack and I were roommates when I first went there," said McDole, one of the original 70 Greatest Redskins. "We lived by each other. Great individual, fantastic ballplayer. That was a great time. In `64 and `65, we had championship teams."

Some Argue For New Stadium Instead of Renovations to the Ralph | wgrz.com
"But Pat Freeman, sports director for WUFO 1080 AM, and others dispute Poloncarz's assertions. Freeman says there is space in Downtown Buffalo to build a new stadium, and he points to the relatively small, 31-acre footprint for the Cleveland Browns Stadium."

Security changes greet Bills fans | WIVB.com
"Indeed, the new security measures at the Ralph did cause longer lines, but fans are being warned to come 90 minutes prior to kickoff to avoid getting caught in the corrals. Parking lots opened at 3 p.m. on Thursday with the game set to begin at 7 p.m."

Bills Fans Encounter New Security Procedures at Stadium | WKBW
"We're asking fans to really cooperate," said the team's Vice President for Event Operations Andy Major during a news conference on Tuesday, when the team announced the new gate procedure. "What we'd love them to do is when they come to the gates basically empty their pockets especially their keys and their cell phones," he said.

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