Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 9/18

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Sullivan: Bills' O-line isn't gettting enough respect - The Buffalo News
"The Bills are the only team in the NFL that hasn't allowed a sack. As of Monday, they led the league in rushing (198 yards a game) and yards per attempt (6.4). They were fourth in scoring at 31.5 points a game."

A complete showing by Bills 'D' - BuffaloBills.com
"We were able to get them in some situations where it was 3rd-and-5 plus," said defensive tackle Kyle Williams. "I think we talked about it last week we got in some bad situations on first down where they hit some quick passes on us. When you get in 3rd-and-3, 3rd-and-4 or 3rd-and-2 it’s a whole different world to try to defend. We played well enough in the run ‘D’ to put them behind the eight ball. We were able to get some pressure and get a few sacks."

Gailey comfortable with platooning players - BuffaloBills.com
"Buffalo has had a two-player rotation at left cornerback, right tackle, strong safety and nickel corner this season. It appears that Justin Rogers has re-assumed his nickel role from last season after a promising performance against the Chiefs Sunday. But Gailey hasn’t stamped Rogers name on that job permanently."

Transcript: Gailey, Fitzpatrick, Williams, Kelsay & Scott - BuffaloBills.com
A lot of folks talked to the media on Monday.

Spiller joins NFL AM - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
"Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller stops by "NFL AM" to weigh in on how he has become the league's leading rusher heading into Week 3. Spiller calls his early season success "mind blowing". "

Stevie Johnson one-on-one - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
"How were the Buffalo Bills able to bounce back so quickly after a disastrous Week 1? Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson joins 'Around the League' to talk about a new weapon in the offense."

Chan Gailey Monday Press Conference - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
The vest is back. Check it out.

Ryan Fitzpatrick Monday Press Conference - BuffaloBills.com
"The Bills quarterback talks about the team playing more physical, the development of the offensive line, and what he thought of his performance against the Chiefs."

Inside The Bills | What Kyle told his teammates pre-game
"Kyle (Williams) addressed the defense first in pregame and the entire team before we took the field that we have to have that mindset of being physical," said Chris Kelsay. "We are not going to be pushed around. We are going to do the pushing around. If you can do that and everybody buys into it, then good things are in store for us. I think yesterday we were more physical."

Inside The Bills | Dareus update
"I think he’s okay. He left last night and I think he’ll be okay," said Gailey. "He understands exactly what he needs to do in the next couple of days so he can get back here and be ready to go when he gets back whenever that is."

Inside The Bills | Bills rank #1 in NFL in a few categories
"But the Bills are also tops in the NFL in red zone touchdown percentage. The Bills are a perfect five for five on red zone possessions putting the ball in the end zone every single time. No other NFL club is perfect through two weeks. We’ll see how long the Bills can keep it up."

Inside The Bills | Where ‘D’ has been most consistent
"I feel like our run defense is pretty good right now," said head coach Chan Gailey on his Monday morning appearance on the Howard Simon Show. "That’s one of the best things. That’s what I tell our team, if you can run the football and stop the run and dominate on special teams you give yourself a chance to win every week. I think our run defense is right where it needs to be. Can we get better? Sure we can, but I don’t think we’re searching for answers there by any stretch of the imagination like we were last year."

Inside The Bills | Pass coverage gets tip of the hat
"The one thing that allowed that to happen was this week the coverage was a lot tighter that allowed the pass rush to get there," said Gailey. "We had some good pass rushes the week before, but the ball was out so quick. It was not out as quick yesterday and it allowed those front four to go make some hay. I think we ended up with five sacks in the ball game. There’s some credit due everywhere now on all that."

Inside The Bills | Chan: Don’t put our offense in a box
"I think sometimes people want to put a box around who you are and make you define yourself and make you stay in that box. To me you’ve got to change. If the run is working, guess what? We’re going to run. If the run is not working or we think that the matchups are not good, we’ll throw the football. We have confidence in both areas."

Shoddy, inconsistent officiating making NFL games hard to enjoy - Peter King - SI.com
"Cordy Glenn, T, Buffalo. Against K.C., Glenn had a key block on the opening touchdown, a short pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick to Scott Chandler, and a few minutes later sprung Spiller on his first touchdown run of the day, a five-yarder, with a crushing block. And on the third scoring drive by the Bills, Glenn made a block to help spring Spiller for 27. Not bad for the 41st pick in the draft, starting as a rookie at the toughest spot on the line."

Kyle Williams bringing the heat for the Bills - The Buffalo News
"Any time you have the respect of your teammates, your coaches and the guys you play against, that's all you can ask for. Other things, they come and they go, but when you have respect within your own team, guys know . that's what's most important," he said.

Spiller on a spree; Jackson gets good news on knee | The Buffalo News
Jackson said a range-of-motion examination showed his lateral collateral ligament will not require surgery -- a remote concern before the checkup -- and his recovery should happen in the earlier part of the three- to eight-week diagnosis spectrum he was initially given.

Benched on D, Leodis McKelvin still added spark | The Buffalo News
"I would venture to say that if you look at the first couple of games overall in the season, the kicking game has had as big an impact on wins and losses as maybe anything has," said Gailey. "That's normally the way it is until they settle in."

Chan Gailey won't whine about replacement officials | The Buffalo News
"I think coaches in general and players in general complain about officials," Gailey said. "I don't care who they are. That's just our nature. We want everything to go not only perfect, but our way. And they don't."

Bills Replay live video chat | The Buffalo News
"The News' Jay Skurski and Milt Northrop discuss the Bills' 35-17 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in their home opener in a live video chat you can recap on the Press Coverage blog."

Jairus Byrd in walking boot, but X-rays negative | The Buffalo News
"It came out a little bit more swollen today than maybe all of us had hoped, but I think he'll be fine for this weekend," Gailey said.

C.J. Spiller: Fantasy superstar through Week Two | The Buffalo News
"He's also the second-highest scoring fantasy football player through Sunday's games, trailing only Washington rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III. RG3 has 54 points in standard ESPN leagues, while Spiller has 50. Spiller was the second-highest scoring running back Sunday."

11 facts about C.J. Spiller's scalding start | The Buffalo News
"A collection of factoids about Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller's hot start:"

Whatever you predicted for Bills, you're right | The Buffalo News
"Through two games, whatever preseason thoughts you harbored about the Buffalo Bills -- same old team that will continue to disappoint, or a club that's headed to the playoffs -- you have been proven correct."

Is C.J. Spiller the Bills' best offensive player? - Democrat and Chronicle
Probably. He's on the short list.

Bills Banter replay: Sal and Leo talk Bills - Democrat and Chronicle
Sal Maiorana and Leo Roth talk about the game after watching the replay.

WGR 550 - CAPACCIO: Hot Reads From Bills/Chiefs
"It wasn’t just a complete turnaround from the Jets game, it was basically a mirror image in many ways for the Bills – except, of course, they were on the positive side throughout the day and on the scoreboard."

WGR 550 - Bills Byrd Hurting
Marcell Dareus is back in Alabama for his murdered brother's funeral. He also has a sore shoulder that made him miss a few plays agains the Chiefs. Gailey said, "I think he's OK. He left last night and I think he'll be OK. He understands exactly what he needs to do in the next couple days so he can get back here and be ready to go when he gets back whenever that is."

WGR 550 - Bills' Gailey Now Believes Spiller Can Handle More Carries
"Can he, yes he can. Will we ask him to, probably not. I’d like to not just go out there and run him 25 times a game, but if that’s what it takes to win the game, that’s what we’ll do, but you’d rather not. Choice did a great job, he did do a good job yesterday, but when you get Fred back, you feel a lot more confident splitting those carries and keeping both of them fresh."

WGR 550 - Upon Further Review- Bills OL & DL Vs. Chiefs
Great analysis by Joe, who said several Bills had great games while others were lost in the shuffle.

AFC East Player of the Week - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Reggie Bush is beating out Spiller, but it's close enough. Go vote!

QBR: AFC East turned upside down - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"'Good Fitz' was bound to show up again after 'Bad Fitz' put up a horrific performance in Week 1 against the Jets. Fitzpatrick is one of the streakiest quarterbacks in the NFL, and you never know what to expect week to week. On Sunday he threw for an efficient 178 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions in a win over the Kansas City Chiefs."

Seven-step drop: Edelman over Welker? - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"I will be one of the first to say it: It’s time to start the C.J. Spiller era and make him the Buffalo Bills’ permanent starting tailback. The 2010 first-round pick had another solid game, rushing for 123 yards and two touchdowns in Buffalo’s 35-17 win over the Kansas City Chiefs." A week after Brian Galliford and several months after Matt Warren. :-)

Spiller credits line, decisiveness for 292 yards on 29 carries | ProFootballTalk
"He said he’s doing the same things in practice that he’s doing in the games, including being "more decisive" and, perhaps most importantly, "getting more sleep." (He laughed when he said that one.)"

Buffalo Bills' Williams to unveil "MariOs" cereal - San Antonio Express-News
"The Buffalo Bills defensive end is set to unveil 'MariOs' on Tuesday. It's a limited edition cereal from PLB Sports, the same Pennsylvania company that brought Buffalo 'Flutie Flakes' during the Doug Flutie era."

Bills Fans Fighting Bills Fans: The Latest in Morons Brawling Other Morons | The Big Lead
"The latest, and most certainly not the last, in idiotic fans challenging glory-hungry bros features two fans of the Buffalo Bills squaring off in an upper tier duel for the ages. Or for at least three minutes."

Police make six DWI arrests following Bills game - The Buffalo News
"State troopers based out of Boston, Clarence and the Thruway conducted a "saturation patrol" following Sunday's Buffalo Bills game, netting 50 traffic tickets, including six driving while intoxicated arrests, one drug arrest, 17 speeding tickets and 33 other violations."

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