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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills Links, 10/8

Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

Turning around third down -
Through the first quarter of the season it hasn’t been any secret that third down has been a troublesome down for the Bills offense. Buffalo has converted just 11 of their 47 third down plays thus far this season good for a success rate of just over 23 percent.

BillBoard: Bell expects to play
Demetrius Bell said he participated in most of Wednesday's practice and he expects to start at left tackle for the Bills against Cleveland Sunday.

Levy backs Buffalo coach Jauron - AFC East - ESPN
"The Bills' best chance, in my opinion, is to go forth with the way Dick Jauron will coach the team." - Levy

No plans to halt no huddle – Inside The Bills
Dick Jauron and Alex Van Pelt talk about why they are sticking with the offensive strategy.

Palmer ready to fill – Inside The Bills
"Watching him all offseason and preseason, he was one of the more impressive rookies athletically.... You can understand why the Bills staff is going to put him out there and give him a shot."

Ellis not expected back until the weekend – Inside The Bills
Ellis is still in his native Virginia tending to funeral arrangements with his family after the sudden passing of his mother last weekend.

Schouman coming along well – Inside The Bills
Schouman actually did not suffer any ligament damage in his right knee as initially feared. All Schouman sustained was a torn meniscus.

Buffalo Bills NFL News Updates - Rapid Reports
- Bills LB Kawika Mitchell is looking forward to playing inside. He started at MLB for much of his first four years as a pro in Kansas City. "It's, I feel, a natural position for me," he said. "I enjoy making the calls, the checks and all of that. I'm excited."
- The entire Bills team sang Happy Birthday to coach Dick Jauron after practice. He turned 59 today. "It was not bad for a bunch of football players," Jauron said with a smile.
- Bills defensive coordinator Perry Fewell on moving Kawika Mitchell inside: "Plan A wasn't working so I had to go to Plan B. It's size, experience and command. We miss the command on Sunday."

Bills work to gift wrap a victory for Jauron : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
Bills players acknowledged Wednesday they are eager to make the storm clouds over One Bills Drive go away.

BillBoard: Kawika embraces MLB job
Kawika Mitchell said he is eager to play middle linebacker against the Browns Sunday.

Bills' Fewell revisits sorry run defense | Democrat and Chronicle
The Bills' run defense has come under fire, so they have made a change at linebacker.

Bills move Mitchell to the middle - AFC East - ESPN
"You know, I want people to get off my back and get off my teammates backs and everyone else’s around here," Kawika Mitchell said. "So talking to the fans and stuff like that, I want nothing more than to win games for this city. I’ve been reminded time and time again that it’s been a long time. So it’s about time we change it, and we have a long time to go in this season, and hopefully we can do that."

D-Line Turnaround Starts With Sanders : Buffalo Sports Daily
"Sanders brings a different style of coaching to the Bills than their previous defensive line coaches. Instead of barking ferociously at the players, he focuses on teaching the players counter moves and hand techniques, even bringing in a judo expert to help. His work has obviously paid off, as the numbers can attest."

Ralph Wilson to get HOF ring Sunday | Pro Football Hall of Fame
Buffalo Bills owner and Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2009 enshrinee Ralph Wilson, Jr. will be heralded by fans on Sunday at the stadium that bears his name.

WBEN NewsRadio 930 - Tim Russert's Office Featured in Newseum
Longtime "Meet the Press" moderator Tim Russert's office, complete with Buffalo Bills pennants and a journalist's clutter, will go on display next month at the Newseum.

Buffalo Bills: Tuesday Bullets & Bits : Buffalo Sports Daily
Bullet points from Pat Moran.

History: Eric Dickerson Trade
With the trade of Braylon Edwards, the Hall of Fame looked at the biggest trades in history including the one the Bills made with the Colts and Rams that sent Dickerson to the Colts and Cornelius Bennett to Buffalo.

Bills Tweets
Twitter / ESPN's Adam Schefter
Raiders also looking an old familiar OT face - Langston Walker brought in to Oakland for a tryout.

Twitter / Aaron Maybin
Sure will! RT @Maddyp68 We'll pull this thing together...See you on the field Sunday from Section 126!! Let's go Buffalo!!

Twitter / Kawika Mitchell
Last word: not trashin the fans. Look back to any interview bout me comin to B'lo and the #1 reason was the fans.

Twitter /'s Brian Galliford
LOL. Browns just traded Braylon Edwards to the Jets, per Adam Schefter. If Buffalo can't beat these Browns... holy hell.

Twitter / Rochester D&C's Sal Maiorana
Bills take note - Jets desperately needed a WR and they went and got a very good 1. Might be a plan you could follow for offensive line #ROC

Twitter / Rochester D&C's Sal Maiorana
Bills tied for 6th with 11 sacks. Five teams ahead of them - Minn, Den, Chi, Indy, Cincy - have combined record of 18-2. Bills are 1-3.

Twitter / Rochester D&C's Sal Maiorana
Dick Jauron was asked about mood of team: "I would definitely not say it's loose. Everybody is concerned, disappointed that we’ve lost."

Twitter / James Hardy
bout to watch some cleveland film