Buffalo Bills news, 9/28: staying positive amidst the negativity

Rich Schultz

The Buffalo Bills have coaches that show passion on the field. Despite being under-appreciated, compassion can be a useful tool as well.

3rd and long proving tough for Bills offense & 'D' - BuffaloBills.com

"For the Bills third down is a play they can slice right down the middle through their first three outings this season when it comes to third down success. In 3rd-and-6 or less Buffalo is converting a very healthy 50 percent of the time (14-28). On 3rd-and-7 or more Buffalo does not have a single conversion (0-17)."

Bills’ secondary coach Henderson stays positive - Sports - The Buffalo News

"I say you didn’t get beat, you gave ‘em one," Henderson said after the Bills’ practice Friday in Ralph Wilson Stadium. "Take that mentality. You gave ‘em one. Somewhere in your technique, you didn’t do something right. But if that guy runs the same play the next time, I guarantee you’ll make that play."

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Bills Focus: Doug Marrone Ravens Preview - VIDEO - BuffaloBills.com
"The Bills head coach talks with Chris Brown about Buffalo's third down defense, the improvement of Baltimore's defense, and EJ Manuel working on his deep throws."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills' McKelvin Questionable; Spiller Probable
"Although the team suffered numerous injuries against the New York Jets last weekend, the majority of the affected players will likely be ready to play on Sunday. Running back C.J. Spiller (quad), defensive end Mario Williams (ankle), wide receiver Stevie Johnson (hamstring) defensive lineman Kyle Williams (Achilles), right guard Kraig Urbik (knee) and defensive lineman Marcell Dareus (ankle) are all probable for the Ravens contest."

W2W4: Baltimore Ravens at Buffalo Bills - ESPN
"Is this a must-win game for the Buffalo Bills? It could be."

Football journey: Duke Williams - ESPN
"The fourth-rounder has settled into a role on special teams, and with injuries continuing to bite the Bills' secondary, could be slated for a larger role on defense. He sat down with ESPN.com this week to discuss his journey to the NFL:"

Ravens struggling offense faces Buffalo's 30th ranked rush defense - Baltimore Beat Down
"The Ravens have gone against three top 10 rush defenses to open the year. Will it have the same result against the Bills, which ranks 30th in the NFL in run defense?"

1st and 10: Ravens-Bills Predictions | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore
"It's time to peer into the crystal ball once again and see what will -- or won't -- happen in Buffalo on Sunday..."

Ravens concentrating on blocking Bills' Mario Williams - baltimoresun.com
"When the Ravens square off with the Buffalo Bills on the road Sunday, one of their highest priorities will be blocking defensive end Mario Williams."

Are the Ravens ready for the Bills' read option? | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore
"There’s just so many things you can do off it (read option), especially when you have a mobile quarterback that can make plays with his arms and legs," said Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs. "Then it becomes a tough scheme to defend. You’ve just got to go back to your fundamentals."

Studying Read-Option Was A 'Major Priority' For Ravens - BaltimoreRavens.com
"The read option was a major priority," Head Coach John Harbaugh said, who also noted that he felt the Ravens defended it pretty well last year.

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