Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 8/19

Aug 17, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyler Thigpen (4) throws during the third quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at the Metrodome. The Vikings defeated the Bills 36-14. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE

Bills Roundup: Slow Start Costly in Minnesota - BuffaloBills.com
"The Bills fell behind early against the Vikings and couldn't catch up falling 36-14 at the Metrodome."

Bills Focus: Second QB Picture Clearing Up - BuffaloBills.com
"The battle between Vince Young and Tyler Thigpen to earn the back-up quarterback position is coming to a head, and after the second pre-season game, one of them seems to have taken the lead."

Rookie S Howell climbing depth chart - BuffaloBills.com
"I’ll tell you what he’s done some good things," said head coach Chan Gailey. "I told him on the sideline before the game that he’s really picked it up and done a good job. He’s making a real run at this thing. He’s been impressive the last three weeks."

Graham making strides - BuffaloBills.com
"He has made some big plays." said Gailey. "He still had some mental errors on the field that aren’t visible to everybody, but that are to us."

Q & A: WR Ruvell Martin - BuffaloBills.com
Here's a general Q&A with Ruvell Martin about his college choice, playing in NFL Europe, and his off-field interests.

Young makes move in backup QB race - BuffaloBills.com
"There are still two preseason games left on the schedule, and three weeks until kickoff Sunday—so the issue isn’t settled yet. But Vince Young looks like he’s pulling ahead in the race to back up at quarterback."

Chan Gailey Postgame Press Conference - BuffaloBills.com
"Chan Gailey addresses the media after Buffalo's 36-14 loss to Minnesota."

Ryan Fitzpatrick Postgame Press Conference - BuffaloBills.com
"Ryan Fitzpatrick addresses the media after Buffalo's 36-14 loss to Minnesota."

Graham getting separation - The Buffalo News
"Earlier in camp it went from maybe three or four [mistakes] a day," Graham said. "Then I cut it down to two. Now it's down to one, but one is too many. I have to clean those up. It's hard to ask for perfection, but you can't make mistakes."

Undrafted safety Delano Howell getting noticed - The Buffalo News
"A lot of the veterans -- I've got George, I've got Jairus, I've got [Da'Norris] Searcy -- I've got a lot of questions for them and they have answers. I've got the playbook to study. So it wasn't too difficult to catch up with all the help of the veterans."

Buffalo Bills impressed by Vince Young in Friday's loss to Vikings | Democrat and Chronicle
"The quarterback looked solid during his time in the exhibition loss, but Young says he's still learning."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Buscaglia: Sideline Rections: Vikings 36 - Bills 14
"Here are some of my reactions from the Bills' second straight preseason loss:"

AFC East Homer of the Week - AFC East Blog - ESPN
KenPro11 writes: "I told everybody this but [Scott] Chandler is better than Gronk. Chandler this year will have more yards and less TD's than Gronk."

Observation deck: Bills-Vikings - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"The Buffalo Bills played their second preseason game Friday night against the Minnesota Vikings. Minnesota won the game, 36-14. Here are some notes and observations: "

There's a losing team ready to emerge | GoErie.com/Erie Times-News
In the last 32 full seasons, there have been 31 years where a ten-loss team from the previous season has made the playoffs.

Smart money on Bills QB | London Free Press
John Kryk writes that Buffalo's defensive free agents wouldn't be on the team without Ryan Fitzpatrick as he explains the QB's path to franchise stalwart.

Bills' Gilmore better than expected | London Free Press
"But he's probably better than we thought he was, I'll just be honest," Bills GM Buddy Nix told me a few weeks ago.

CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - Gailey: Bills' defence will help offence
"I do think that it'll help Fitz and the entire offence and our overall win percentage by getting better on defence — by not falling behind all the time, and by getting the ball in better field position."

Former Jackrabbit Batten struggles with Bills | The Argus Leader
"Things could be going better," Batten said after chatting with former SDSU quarterback Reed Burkhardt, now a Vikings scout. "Moving from outside to inside – the physicality I’m doing fine with, but I’m behind the eight-ball with the reads. I’m trying to make up as much ground as I can, but it’s not as smooth as I’d want it to be going right now."

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