Buffalo Bills news, 7/9: wide receivers on the brain

Sam Greenwood

There was a decided emphasis on the Buffalo Bills' offense - and the wide receiver position in particular - in yesterday's coverage of the team online.

(BuffaloBills.com) Jim Kelly recovering, excited to attend his annual camp
You don't need me to tell you that Jim Kelly is a badass. This is just the latest example of his badassness.

(Syracuse.com) Sammy Watkins, Andre Reed expected to join Jim Kelly at his annual youth football camp
Even though Kelly's camp won't be at Ralph Wilson Stadium this year, those kids are in for a treat working alongside two Hall of Fame Bills and a big-name, Top 5 pick.

(BuffaloBills.com) Bills Focus: "Through Blood, Sweat, & Tears"
This is a feature on Jim Schwartz, who is quite enjoyable to listen to. Interesting footnote that is easy to overlook in this video: he praises the spring practice work of cornerback Ron Brooks.

(BuffaloBills.com) Camp Countdown: How much will the run defense improve?
The Bills took a step forward defending the run in 2013, but that's an area on defense where dramatic improvement is still required.

(ESPN.com) Counting the Buffalo Bills: Wide receivers
It's quite possible that Robert Woods leads the Bills in receiving this season, and he is paid extremely meagerly, even compared to the rookie, Sammy Watkins.

(WGR 550) Bills Camp Primer: Wide Receiver
It's pretty easy to debate which of the Bills' depth receivers belong in the respective "bubble" and "longshot" categories, but as it is in Joe Buscaglia's article, that bubble position will be a fun one to track in training camp.

(BillsMafia.com) Buffalo Bills Training Camp Preview: Can T.J. Graham Make the Cut?
The paragraph about T.J. Graham needing to make himself useful in an additional role is of particular importance to his chances of making the team.

(SBNation.com) Daily Win: 2014 NFL rookie of the year odds breakdown
Dan Rubenstein likes Sammy Watkins in this race, but he's rolling with a different player instead.

(Syracuse.com) Can EJ Manuel take the next step for the Buffalo Bills in 2014?
Matthew Fairburn lays out best-case and worst-case scenarios for EJ Manuel this season.

(WGR 550) Bills Top 20 Talents: No. 18 - EJ Manuel
EJ made the cut! Buscaglia's countdown of the Top 20 talents on the Bills continues. (Again: the list takes more than just pure talent into account.)

(WGRZ) Keys to Bills Offensive Improvement
I can't find a byline here, but I'm pretty sure this is Adam Benigni recapping the changes that the Bills' offensive personnel has undergone this offseason.

(BillsMafia.com) Eric Wood: A Pro Bowl Year Key To Success On Offense
Robyn Mundy pens a simile for the Eric Wood hairdo that I will never be able to un-see, and which is a bit fresher than the admittedly more accessible Bad Santa jokes.

(Madden-School.com) Madden NFL 15 Buffalo Bills Team Breakdown
I could write a thesis-length article on why I don't play Madden (and you shouldn't either), but this was still an enjoyable enough read.

(WGR 550) Bills Top 20 Talents: No. 17 - Manny Lawson
Buscaglia notes that had Manny Lawson remained in the Mike Pettine system with the Bills, he'd have likely ended up even higher on this list.

(Buffalo News) Where should the Bills build a new stadium?
Jerry Zremski pulls quotes from a slew of local businessmen about the titular question.

(ESPN.com) Buffalo Bills' top plays: Music City Miracle
Mike Rodak needs to start offering some sort of rebate for those brave souls that read every word of these posts. I know that I, personally, have no incentive to click that link as I sit here typing this.

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