Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 9/12

Sept 9, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller (28) runs for a touchdown during the first half of their game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE

WGR 550 - WHITE: Eye In The Sky Week 1 - Mario's Debut
"I took a look at every passing play from Mark Sanchez in Week 1. One thing that is very clear is that the Jets had a plan to get the ball out of his hands as quickly as possible. The gameplan proved to be exceedingly effective at rendering the Bills pass rush non-existent, and exposing the Bills DBs who couldn’t hack it in coverage."

WGR 550 - Upon Further Review: Bills LBs, RBs & TEs Vs Jets
"Continuing along with the 'Upon Further Review' weekly series, today we'll take a look at how the linebackers, tight ends and running backs graded out in the Buffalo Bills 48-28 loss to the New York Jets."

Bills bring back RB White; Nelson to I-R - BuffaloBills.com
"The second-year back was limited in training camp by a persistent ankle injury while with the Bills this summer posting just 12 carries for 34 yards and a touchdown in four preseason games."

Illustration from The News' Adam Zyglis | The Buffalo News
"Buffalo News editorial cartoonist had this image in today's paper. Like any great editorial cartoon, it says it all without really saying anything."

From the Booth: Bills-Jets observations - BuffaloBills.com
John Murphy provides three quick hits about what he saw in the game.

Wood: We All Need To Step Up - BuffaloBills.com
"He said this one weighed pretty heavy on his mind, especially after losing the 'heart and soul' of the team for a month, running back Fred Jackson. Wood said that he was relieved to hear it wouldn’t be longer, but knows that just means that everyone else has to step it up."

C.J. Spiller joins 'NFL Fantasy Live' - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
"Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller discusses his dominant Week 1 performance vs. the New York Jets and the severity of Fred Jackson's injury."

Bills Rewind: Week 1 Highlights - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
"A look back at the bright spots for the Bills in the week 1 loss to the Jets as called by John Murphy "

Inside The Bills | What RB White’s return means at WR
"However, Donald Jones spent a great deal of time taking reps in the slot in the spring practices and was even kicked inside a good deal in training camp. We’ll wait and see what we get on Sunday, but I think it’s very likely that Jones becomes the primary slot receiver in three wide sets and guys like Graham and Martin take Jones’ role outside when Jones moves inside. C.J. Spiller is also a slot option, but that would seem more likely in a four wide look."

Inside The Bills | QB Jackson not yet ready to back up
"He’s still not ready to go," said Gailey. "He’s still got a lot to learn. That was a tough situation he was in and he’s still learning the whole system. He is."

Inside The Bills | Mayock on Fitz and Cassel as NFL QBs
"And then after that there’s a group of four or five quarterbacks of which I think Cassel and Fitzpatrick fit in, where I look at them and say, ‘If you can complement them with a run game and a defense and special teams, they’re capable of winning enough games to be a playoff quarterback.’ And I really believe that both those guys fit into that..."

Graham's time arrives a bit early - The Buffalo News
"T.J. Graham was deemed unready for the NFL just three days ago by Buffalo Bills coach Chan Gailey. Four days from now, that will have to change."

Poll: Which defensive stat hurt Bills most? | The Buffalo News
"But let's focus on some stats and factoids that led to the Bills surrendering 48 points. Cast your vote for the worst of them." I voted for "One pass defensed" but I am in the significant minority.

RB Johnny White returns as David Nelson goes to IR | The Buffalo News
"White was needed because running back Fred Jackson will miss at least the rest of this month because of a sprained LCL. White will serve as the No. 3 back behind CJ Spiller and Tashard Choice."

Chiefs preview with the K.C. Star's Adam Teicher | The Buffalo News
"To find out more about the Chiefs, I spoke with Kansas City Star team beat writer Adam Teicher. Topics discussed included Cassel's struggles, the return from suspension of Tamba Hali and how running back Jamaal Charles looks after surgery to repair a torn ACL."

WGR 550 - Nelson To I-R; Bills Sign HB White
"Over the course of his first two seasons with the Bills, Nelson amassed 92 catches for 1,011 yards and eight touchdowns. He served as the slot receiver in the team's spread attack."

WGR 550 - SCHOPP: The Harsh Reality Is Looming
"Think about it. Their most important players are men other teams didn't want -- and that includes Williams. The Bills may be the only team in the NFL with only quarterbacks that have been dumped twice -- and that doesn't include the departed Vince Young, who also fits. Not only were Fitzpatrick, Tyler Thigpen and Tarvaris Jackson ejected by two other franchises, look at the quality of those teams."

NFL.com - FedEx Players Air and Ground
Go vote for Spiller as the FedEx Ground Player of the Week.

Hope and Concern: Buffalo Bills - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Spiller is the hope while the defense is a concern. I'm worried about the cornerbacks, myself.

Power Rankings: Patriots are No. 1 - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"The Bills, as a result, had one of the biggest drops. They moved down five spots to No. 24. The Bills have a lot of work to do to earn the respect of the Power Rankings panel."

Sanchez-Fitzpatrick-Tannehill watch - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Fitzpatrick was the clear No. 2 this week in this argument.

AFC East Stock Watch - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Fitzpatrick and the defense are falling while Spiller is rising.

Don’t jump off the Bills’ bandwagon just yet - Wellsville Daily Reporter
"The only thing that brings out more hyperbole and premature jumps to conclusions is Week 1 of the NFL season. Turn back the clocks a year and after Week 1 of the 2011 season, the Washington Redskins dominated the New York Giants and Tim Tebow was not even getting off Denver’s bench."

Sunday's loss shows Bills have concerns - Olean Times Herald
"Yeah, it’s just one game ... but we have plenty to wonder about, and a long time to do it."

Source: Marcell Dareus brother of Pelham triple homicide victim - CBS 42 Birmingham
"A source close to the family tells CBS42 News that Marcell Dareus is making plans to return home to Birmingham to be with his family. Dareus was a defensive tackle for the Tide before being drafted to the Buffalo Bills in 2011."

How 30 Minutes Erased All The Momentum From The Offseason | Buffalo Bills
"Bad starts can be overcome just like good starts can be squandered. The team will make some adjustments and pretty much have the same schedule they had the last time they sniffed the playoffs. There is still plenty of time left in the schedule and things will be adjusted. Panic if the team repeats their performance next week."

Buffalo Rumblings Podcast: Jets Review, Chiefs Preview - Buffalo Rumblings
"In the second-ever Buffalo Rumblings Podcast episode, Brian Galliford and Brendan Harrington break down the team's Week 1 loss to the Jets and talk a bit about their next opponent, the Kansas City Chiefs."

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