Buffalo Bills news, 10/11: lineup changes abound for Buffalo

Andy Lyons

The Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals are both winless on the road. Will the massive overhaul of Buffalo's roster due to injury - both good and bad - work in their favor this weekend?

Tuel moves past Lewis QB decision - BuffaloBills.com
"The competitor in me is like, ‘Dang it I want to play.’ You can do all that, but what the coaches said the team needs is not for me to sit around here and mope," Tuel said. "So I just shrugged it off. I mean literally there, that day you’ve got to let it go, move on and do whatever you can to help this football team, and that’s what I’m about."

Bills Focus: Thad Lewis' Big Break - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
"Bills quarterback Thad Lewis moved from the practice squad to the starting lineup in a week, but John Murphy shows us how Lewis is no stranger to adversity."

Bruce Smith on "Inside the NFL" - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
"Bills legend Bruce Smith appeared on Showtime's Inside the NFL to discuss EJ Manuel, what he thinks of the direction the team is heading, and what he thinks of the current defensive line."

Inside The Bills | Performance could slow rotation at LG
"Marrone said offensive line coach Pat Morris is going to handle the rotation between the two players."

Inside The Bills | Spiller’s ankle making progress
"Much better than last week," said Marrone of Spiller’s ability to elude would be tacklers. "He’s moving on it and cutting on it. Those are the things he wasn’t able to do last week on it. He’s progressed quite well. We’re excited."

Inside The Bills | Marrone: Gilmore looking good
"If Gilmore does play it looks like it’s going to be with a club on his left hand with no fingers protruding from the heavy wrap. Essentially he would be playing with one hand."

Inside The Bills | Stevie may not be back for Fri. practice
"I think it’s a tough call," said Marrone. "I’ll call him in a little bit and see how he’s doing. He’s working on getting treatment out there. I really don’t know until he comes back and we talk with him and see how he feels. It’s quite a long trip for him to Oakland and back. I think when he gets back I’m going to know on Saturday. It’s a matter of physically can he go? And mentally."

Inside The Bills | Changes for rest of offense with Lewis in
"Major things that we’ll just have to get used to are just snap counts and things like that. The way he calls the cadence, how he takes control of the no-huddle," said Fred Jackson. "As far as play calling I don’t see much changing at all. We’ll just have to do whatever we can to make him comfortable. Do whatever we can as skill positions to make his job easier."

Stevie Johnson's consecutive games streak sounds in jeopardy - Press Coverage - The Buffalo News
"Since becoming a starter in 2010, Johnson has played in 53 straight games. He is not expected to return to the team in time for Friday's practice because of the distance he has to travel."

Bills notebook: Smith becomes team’s latest wideout-to-cornerback project - Sports - The Buffalo News
"After being cut following short training camp stints with Carolina and Seattle prior to the 2011 season, Smith made the transition from receiver – which he played at Arizona State – to cornerback. He worked out with position coach Will Sullivan at the Fischer Institute in Phoenix to learn the nuances of the job."

Linebacker Lawson giving Bills an edge - Sports - The Buffalo News
"Do I feel like I could have done more there? I know I could’ve done more instead of just being a first- and second-down linebacker," Lawson said. "To be here and to be utilized in all the ways I can be used in, I think is beneficial for our team."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills "fired Up" To Get Goodwin Back
"Fired up," head coach Doug Marrone said when ask how he felt about the rookie. "You get a guy back there like that, I’ve always said that when he’s on the field, he looks fast and he’s had some time to rest. He kept himself in great shape."

Buffalo Bills fail to capitalize on kickoff returns - Democrat and Chronicle
"In the first five games, the opposition has kicked off 30 times to the Bills, and all but four were touchbacks. Thus, players like Marquise Goodwin (who played in Week 1 and is expected to return Sunday against Cincinnati), Marcus Easley and T.J. Graham have been rendered almost useless. They have a combined 74 yards on those four returns, a weak 18.5 average which is 31st in the league."

Fred Jackson quietly having career season - ESPN
"His 462 combined rushing and receiving yards puts him on track to have 1,478 yards on the season, which would eclipse his career high of 1,433 yards, set in 2009."

Countdown Daily Prediction: CIN-BUF - ESPN Video - ESPN
"The NFL Live crew make their picks for Cincinnati at Buffalo."

Double Coverage: Cincinnati Bengals at Buffalo Bills - ESPN
"ESPN.com Bills team reporter Mike Rodak and ESPN.com Bengals team reporter Coley Harvey break down the matchup:"

Inside Edge: Bengals-Bills - ESPN Video - ESPN
"ESPN NFL Insider Mike Sando delivers some stats to help you make your pick for Cincinnati at Buffalo."

Elder's Wood center of leadership for Bills - Fox Sports Ohio
"We’ve got a ton of people coming up so it should be a lot of fun but this is a business weekend for me," he said. "My wife has got to handle all of that because this is an excellent defense I’m trying to prepare for this week and I don’t want to be distracted at all by that."

Thaddeus Lewis 'excited' for first start with Bills against Bengals | FOX Sports on MSN
Lewis: "What people say doesn’t matter. You can’t worry about things you can’t control. I know what I’ve been doing," the 25-year-old said. "I know the confidence I have in myself and the confidence the team and the coaching staff have in me so we know what we have to do on Sunday."

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