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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills Links, 12/28

Bills contact Weis |
"He was just fired at Notre Dame, after five years. Now, sources tell News 4 Sports that Charlie Weis has been contacted by the Buffalo Bills, to see if he's interested in becoming head coach."

The Least Rewarding Fan Experiences - Front Office Fans
The Buffalo Bills are featured prominently in this SBN blog story and poll on least-rewarding fan experiences.

Brohm's Debut Downright "Fitzpatrickian" -
"In seven starts with the Bills this season, Ryan Fitzpatrick averaged the following numbers. 14 completions in 24 attempts for 163 yards. And that was the best the Bills had to offer at the quarterback position. Brohm by comparison, in his first NFL start was 17 of 29 for 146 yards and two interceptions. Yep, downright Fitzpatrickian."

Bills lose to Falcons
Bills offense powerless in loss to Falcons |

"Brian Brohm did his level best, but another injury on the offensive line and an inconsistent running game left Buffalo’s offense punchless in a 31-3 loss to Atlanta at the Georgia Dome Sunday. The Falcons had just a 10-point halftime lead, but Buffalo’s offense was never able to reach the Atlanta red zone in another game where stringing positive plays together was a struggle. "

Falcons steamroll overmatched Bills : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
"The next development of significance Bills fans have to look forward to will be when the team starts interviewing candidates to be the new general manager. But that will not start until after the regular season ends."

Bills-Falcons report card : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
The Bills run defense grades out to a "C". That's the highest grade Buffalo earned.

Quarterly report: Bills-Falcons : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
The News' Mark Gaughan breaks down the Bills' 31-3 loss to the Falcons quarter-by-quarter, analyzing statistics, key plays and more.

Bills notebook: Reaching 1,000 catches no solace for T.O. : The Buffalo News
The Buffalo News notes from the game - Terrell Owens talk, James Hardy, injury updates, and a Lee Evans milestone.

Schobel ties personal mark for sacks in a game : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
"Former Bills head coach Marv Levy once said when you start thinking about retirement you already are retired. Well, Schobel sure didn't look like someone headed to the old football folks home on Sunday."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Falcons Spoil Brohm's first start; Crush Buffalo 31-3
The game recap from WGR.

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Immediate Reactions, Wk 16
Nick Mendola says the Bills need a quarterback among his other sarcastic and thought-provoking comments about the Bills loss to the Falcons.

Buffalo Bills: Two-minute read | Democrat and Chronicle
Breaking down the Buffalo Bills' loss on Sunday to the Atlanta Falcons in two minutes or less.

Buffalo Bills trampled by Atlanta Falcons | Democrat and Chronicle
"Say what you will about their inability to win — and people have certainly had plenty to say about that for the last decade — but the Bills refuse to buy into the theory that they are mailing it in down the stretch."

Recap: Atlanta vs. Buffalo
The Sports Network recaps the game.

Postgame injury update – Inside The Bills
Jonathan Scott was the only game injury. We won't know the extent until later today but he "did leave the locker room after the game under his own power."

Owens on why he couldn’t adjust to ball – Inside The Bills
"It’s tough," Owens said after the game. "My coach harps on that about me adjusting to the ball and coming back to prevent the interception. But it’s hard because you’re at full speed. I know I’m running as fast as I can so it’s kind of hard to adjust like that when you’re expecting the ball to be out front. When the ball is kind of underthrown and you’re running full speed and if you don’t locate the ball initially then it’s kind of hard to just stop on a dime to adjust to a ball."

Wrap-up: Falcons 31, Bills 3 - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Tim Graham wraps up his brief thoughts from the game in a nice little package.

Take 2: Brohm Debut |
"To me in the final analysis, Brohm showed that he has the potential to be an effective NFL quarterback under the most dire of offensive circumstances. I'm anxious to see what he can do after competing during a full off-season and having time to work in an offensive scheme, and I'd certainly like to see him play again next week. "

Buffalo Bills: Report Card | | Democrat and Chronicle
The highest grade goes to the defensive line and their "C+".

Atlanta Falcons | News | Quotable: Buffalo Bills
Quotes from Bills players and coaches after the season's Week 16 game.

Falcons rout the hapless Bills, 31-3  |
"In a near festival atmosphere, the Falcons inched one game closer Sunday to ending the franchise's most dubious streak."

Atlanta Falcons | News | Falcons-Bills Game Notes
Game Notes from the Falcons-Bills game at the Georgia Dome on Dec. 27, 2009.

Ryan's 3 TD passes lead Falcons past Bills, 31-3 - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
Charles Odum of the AP recaps the game.

Bills Daily Gameday Review
Bills Daily recounts a game the blog calls "pathetic".

Bills Daily Gameday Grades
The blog says the Bills quit and gives coaches the "F". (I don't think the team quit. I think they got spanked.)

Buffalo Bills NFL News Updates - Rapid Reports
- The Bills came into today's game with the third best passing defense (184). But with their injuries in the secondary, they've given up 250 passing yards to add to the 147 yards given up on the ground.
- Bills interim coach Perry Fewell on QB Brian Brohm's performance: "For a guy that came in three or four weeks ago and thrust into a starting position, I thought he handled it OK. He was put in a tough position. He tried to answer the challenge and I think he's got a future."
- DE Aaron Schobel, somber in the Bills locker room after today's 31-3 loss, admitted some frustration in Buffalo. "It's been in a struggle these nine years I've been here," he said. "I don't know what else to tell you. I think everyone's playing hard but we're not getting it done."

Scott Pitoniak: More of the same with Brohm at the controls
The Rochester writer recounts the game and looks ahead to the offseason house-cleaning.

Falcons Pound Subdued Bills, 31-3 : Buffalo Sports Daily
Buffalo Sports Daily's recap.

Countdown Daily Recap: Bills-Falcons - ESPN Video - ESPN
Alex Loeb and Cris Carter recap the Falcons' easy win over the Bills plus another big game for Matt Ryan

Team in Transition
A case for Mike Martz : Buffalo Sports Daily

Pat Moran makes his best case for hiring Mike Martz as head coach.

Buffalo Bills Struggle To Attract Big-Name Coaching Candidates |
With Mike Shanahan and Bill Cowher reportedly not interested in the job, Aaron Saykin takes a look at why it might be and offers some alternatives.

Buffalo Bills can't have Perry Fewell as head coach | | Democrat and Chronicle
"A couple of Perry Fewell's decisions were reminiscent of Dick Jauron," says Sal Maiorana among his other bullet points from yesterday's loss.

Downtrodden Bills are left to shift focus to next year : Jerry Sullivan : The Buffalo News
"Perhaps a moment of silence is in order. It was a nice run, but the string of heroic 7-9 seasons is finally at an end. Sheer mediocrity was a bit beyond this group."

Bills milestones and notes
Terrell Owens catches his 1,000th pass |

"Buffalo Bills wide receiver Terrell Owens became the sixth player in NFL history to catch 1,000 passes in his career Sunday in the Bills' 31-3 loss to the Atlanta Falcons."

T.O. reacts to 1,000 career catches – Inside The Bills
"For me it doesn’t affect me," Terrell Owens said. "I just go out and play the game and all the records that I’m starting to accumulate it’s just part of what I’ve been doing throughout my career. I don’t play this game to record a record, it is what it is. I’m just blessed to play this game. I’ve been playing at a productive level and I’m honored to be on the list, but as far as where I am I don’t care about that. I would’ve rather had the win today."

Schobel far from finished |
"Among the reasons for pondering retirement, Schobel said, was questioning his ability to maintain a high level of play moving forward. He showed otherwise against Atlanta, posting three sacks, giving him 10 on the season. Schobel now has four career double-digit sack seasons and the first since posting 14.0 sacks in 2006. He also forced two fumbles matching a career high."

Evans now number 3 – Inside The Bills
"His 43 receiving yards helped to put him all alone in third place on the Bills all-time receiving yardage list passing AFL Bills great Elbert Dubenion. Evans now has 5,307 yards. Only Eric Moulds (9,096) and Andre Reed (13,095) sit ahead of Evans on the team’s all-time receiving yardage list."

Your groggy yuletide AFC East mailbag - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Tim Graham makes his case for leaving a Buffalo Bill off his AFC East MVP list.

Strategy for Bills Game - Stampede Blue
One Colts fan says the Colts should simply forfeit the game to the Bills. I could live with being a part of that historic game.