Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 9/8

ORCHARD PARK, NY - NOVEMBER 06: Aaron Maybin #51 of the New York Jets rushes in on Ryan Fitzpatrick #14 of the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium on November 6, 2011 in Orchard Park, New York.New York won 27-11. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Kevin Everett five years later - BuffaloBills.com
"These five years shot by so fast it’s unbelievable to tell you the truth," Everett told Buffalobills.com. "They’ve been fast because I’ve been staying busy."

There's no love lost regarding Jets' Maybin - The Buffalo News
"Maybin, through a Jets spokesman, declined an interview request from The Buffalo News." The Bills offensive line did not decline comment.

Stevie questionable for Sunday - BuffaloBills.com
"I did everything," said Johnson. "Everything that consists of a practice, I was out there running routes and full go with the guys."

Carrington benefits from slide inside - BuffaloBills.com
"It’s been a pretty good transition (to defensive tackle)," said Carrington. "Giff Smith (Defensive line coach), Kyle Williams and a lot of the inside guys have been helping me out by learning the ins and outs of the position. It’s not much different than (defensive) end, but things just happen faster down there."

In the Trenches with Andy Levitre - BuffaloBills.com
"In the first episode of In the Trenches, Guard Andy Levitre is joined by Center Eric Wood and they break down the NY Jets defense."

"What's the Word" with George Wilson - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
"The Bills safety and defensive captain returns for a third season of "What's the Word," and he kicks off the season by getting a little insight from the team's biggest offseason addition. "

Under Review: Bryan Scott - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
"On this edition of Under Review, Hannah Buehler talks with Bills linebacker Bryan Scott about the upcoming game vs. the Jets, his music career and Team BScott foundation."

Inside The Bills | Everett handling his limitations better
"To be quite honest I can’t say that much has changed as far as my physical status, but my mental has changed a lot," Everett told Buffalobills.com. "I’ve learned how to deal with it and cope with it a whole lot better. I’ve become mentally stronger and spiritually stronger to deal with it. I’m doing a whole lot better with that aspect of it all."

Inside The Bills | Everett’s new family
"Here’s a photo of him with wife Wiande and daughters, Famatta (3) and Faith (2)."

Inside The Bills | Bills release CB Hill
"The Bills released undrafted rookie cornerback Cris Hill Friday morning."

Inside The Bills | Brad Smith ready to go
"No question he’s ready to go," said Gailey. "We were able to time up our Wildcat so he’s ready to go."

Inside The Bills | NT Pou’ha, S Smith both out for Jets
"NT Sione Pou’ha has been declared out for Sunday’s game by Rex Ryan according to NY Daily News Jets reporter Manish Mehta."

Inside The Bills | Fan Friday 9-7
Chris Brown answers questions on the split backfield workload, moving Mario Williams to tackle on passing downs, Ron Brooks' speed and quickness, and Bryan Scott's body type and position. Plus, he explains the rules for PUP and practice squad.

Inside The Bills | Jets TE, DL both questionable
Check out the Jets injury update.

Jets QB Sanchez under microscope in New York - Sports - The Buffalo News
"He's got a career record of 31-22 (again including postseason) and a 5-1 mark against the Bills."

Mike Martz insists Ryan Fitzpatrick is playoff-caliber | The Buffalo News
"The way he can react and digest is very special," Martz said. "He has an elite ability -- rare I would say. The things that are really important to me, I would give him high marks. People just don't realize how competitive he really is and how important it is to him to win. He's soft-spoken, and that makes his personality misleading.

Press Coverage | The Buffalo News
"Jets head coach Rex Ryan announced nose tackle Sione Pouha, one of the NFL's top run-stuffing linemen, and hard-hitting safety Eric Smith won't play. Pouha, however, was officially listed as questionable on the Jets' injury report. The NFL defines "questionable" as a 50-50 chance someone will play."

Stevie Johnson expected to play; Brad Smith probable | The Buffalo News
The Bills had every member of the roster and practice squad practice yesterday for the first time in Chan Gailey's memory of any team he has ever been on.

Need some yards? Call CJS-2828 | The Buffalo News
"I read a quote that says, 'Past results don't guarantee future success,' " Spiller told me this week at his locker. "I can't bank on what I did last year. I can only continue to build on it. So that's the quote that I'm using for this year. It put everything in perspective."

Bills have perfect attendance at Friday session | The Buffalo News
"Stevie Johnson (groin) and Brad Smith (groin) went through drills with the rest of the receivers. Johnson was limited Wednesday and didn't practice at all Thursday. Smith was limited Wednesday and Thursday."

Poll: What's the best Bills at Jets matchup? | The Buffalo News
"As if opening day wasn't exciting in itself, Sunday's game between the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets at the Meadowlands is bursting with juicy matchups. Let's highlight a few and then vote on the one that's most intriguing."

WGR 550 - CAPACCIO: Football Friday Flurry Week 1
Sal Capaccio includes a Bills-Jets rant in his weekly football column.

WGR 550 - Bulldog: Sweet Relief
"No more needing to explain away the biggest combined rip off and waste of time in sports. It's over and the real games begin Sunday for the Bills. We start to find out the answers to some questions that frankly we have had too long to sit with. So long, in fact, that we end up arguing about the relevance of the Bills 3rd down defense in games that should be free to get into."

WGR 550 - Stevie Johnson Questionable Vs. Jets
"As anticipated, the Bills' top wideout was indeed taking part in the session. Johnson has been dealing with some tightness in his groin that limited him in practice on Wednesday, but said on Thursday that he doesn't expect it to be a nagging problem like it was last season."

Buffalo Bills linebacker Nigel Bradham will play either side | Democrat and Chronicle
"Slated to play weak-side linebacker, his position in college, the 6-foot-2, 241-pound Bradham is now pushing Arthur Moats for time on the strong side." The photo caption bothered me.

AFC East Week 1 injury report - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Here is the final Week 1 injury report for the AFC East:"

Poll Friday: No. 2 QB in AFC East? - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Ryan Fitzpatrick gets 51 percent of the votes. James Walker should get 0 percent opportunity to vote after last year's Sanchez-Fitz-Moore debacle.

Video: Expectations for Buffalo Bills - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Jim Kelly talks about expectations for the Bills against the Jets and for the season, Tim Tebow's impact on the Jets and his top quarterbacks."

Final Word: AFC East - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Fitzpatrick crossroads: Buffalo quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick enters a pivotal year in his career."

Revisiting Bills' first five games - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"A win in Week 1 could give the Bills momentum to get off to a 3-0 start. A loss would have the team trying to rebound. But I think Week 4 and Week 5 are probable losses."

Jets to contend with Brad Smith and the Buffalo Bills Wildcat offense - NYPOST.com
Added coach Rex Ryan, "We know Brad pretty well. He’s a tremendous player. The good thing is, going against each other, going against Tim and running our Wildcat ... we’re ready for it. We think we are. They may have something up their sleeve for us with Brad as well."

Jets get ready for a Wild Sunday : page 2 - NorthJersey.com
"The Bills use Smith as a third quarterback in the Wildcat but more so as a wide receiver – his 23 catches for 240 yards and one touchdown in 2011 represented his best output since 2007 with the Jets."

Former WMU football kicker John Potter 'really blessed' to make Bills | MLive.com
"Leading up to Friday when they made the decision it was really tough not knowing what was going to happen," Potter said. "You just had to kick your best and even if you did do as well as you possibly could it still might not work out. I’m really blessed to have this opportunity to kick at the NFL level."

Stevie Johnson (groin) uncertain for opener against New York Jets - ESPN
"I'm expected to play, and I'll do everything I've got to do in the training room to be out there," Johnson said, referring to his expectations of playing in the season opener at the New York Jets on Sunday.

When you're new to the NFL... - Buffalo - Business First
A great look at how John Potter and Delano Howell are spending their money now that they made the team.

Kevin Costner Circling Football Comedy 'Draft Day' | The Wrap Movies
"Kevin Costner is being recruited for Paramount Pictures’ football comedy, "Draft Day," according to an individual familiar with the talks." Costner would play the Buffalo Bills' General Manager.

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