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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills Links, 1/30

Fan Friday 1-29 – Inside The Bills
Chris Brown's weekly Q&A features questions on challenges (the Bills were 3 of 3), Aaron Maybin at LB in 2009, Spencer Johnson to DE, drafting QBs Dan LeFevour or Tony Pike, bringing in David Carr, trading Marshawn Lynch and/or Lee Evans, and bringing back Richie Incognito.

Kelly's Call: Pro Bowl then and now - BuffaloBills.com
"With the Pro Bowl coming up this weekend it’s hard not to think about the times when you went there as a player. The only difference now is the guys this year are in south Florida as opposed to Hawaii. We had some good times out in Honolulu the years we went." Kelly also laments the new Hall of Fame class and how they used to get to go spend a week in Hawaii.

Help me pick '09 All-AFC East team - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Jairus Byrd makes Tim Graham's All-AFC East squad. He's asking for your help to pick the rest. There are plenty of open slots you can argue for Bills to get. I suggest Brian Moorman for punter and possibly Aaron Schobel for DE.

Fewell expected second Bills interview - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Perry Fewell, speaking with reporters for the first time since he joined the Giants, was asked if he was disappointed not to get a second interview with the Bills before they hired Chan Gailey." Tim Graham also mentions the Bills could have kept Fewell as HC and hired Gailey as OC. What would Bills fans have done if they kept Fewell?

AFC East chat at 3 p.m. - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Tim Graham's AFC East chat had some Buffalo Bills opinion including the state of the division and who has the best long-term prospects, needs heading into free agency and the draft, and the Buffalo Bills' coaching situation.

Chuck Wade interviews Thurman Thomas - 13WHAM.com
Thurman Thomas gave his thoughts on the hiring of new head coach Chan Gailey, the needs facing the Bills in the upcoming draft, and his relationship with Bills owner Ralph Wilson Jr. to Chuck Wade of Channel 13.

Wright finds a job – Inside The Bills
"Former Bills RB Dwayne Wright has found work in the NFL again. Wright signed a two-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles per their team website. What’s interesting is they list Wright as a fullback."

DEs see biggest jump in franchise tag – Inside The Bills
"The NFL franchise tag and transition tag figures are out for 2010 courtesy of the Newark Star-Ledger. I don’t anticipate the Bills using a franchise tag on any of their unrestricted free agents."

New tat for Whitner – Inside The Bills
"Bills safety Donte Whitner mentioned on his twitter account Thursday that he was getting a new tattoo. On Friday he provided everyone with a free viewing." Check it out on the other side of the link.

BillBoard: Mark Gaughan's Live Chat
The Buffalo News writer takes fan questions. Check it out.

Bills hire DeHaven for second stint as special teams coach : The Buffalo News
"DeHaven's coverage units had a strong season in Seattle this year. The Seahawks ranked fourth in kickoff coverage and 11th in net punting."

Sports on the Air: Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
"Steve Tasker, the former Bill turned CBS broadcaster, will be on the Super Bowl sidelines during the game and part of the extensive pregame coverage. Jim Nantz and Phil Simms will call the game."

Buffalo Bills player comes to SDHS | Waynesboro News Virginian
"Just to be able to sit down with students and talk about issues that are relevant to this part of the country, it’s something I really enjoy," Brad Butler said. "Hopefully when I leave today there will be some people really passionate about politics."

T.O’s return won’t be forced by Buffalo : Buffalo Sports Daily
Pat Moran doesn't think the Bills will franchise Terrell Owens. Here's why.

Watertown Daily Times | Marrone hires 2 coaches, will handle offense
Syracuse University hired former Bills' Offensive Quality Control Coach Nathaniel Hackett as Quarterbacks Coach.

2010 NFL Draft
Does Tebow have what it takes for the NFL? : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News

"It was obvious after a week of practices that the University of Florida star has a long way to go to convince most NFL teams he is going to succeed at the pro level." Gaughan breaks down what the QB is working on including his discussions with Tebow's tutors from the Montreal Allouettes.

Dexter McCluster, Taylor Mays among best/worst of Senior Bowl practice - NFL - SI.com
"NFL coaches have left Mobile and most of the scouts are headed home. The only thing left at the Senior Bowl is to tee up the ball and kick off the game. After three full days of practice its time to look back at the highlights and lowlights of the past week, many which will impact April's draft."

Mock Draft version 1 - NFL News - FOX Sports on MSN
With Jimmy Clausen and Russell Okung off the board, Fox Sports has the Bills taking Oklahoma QB Sam Bradford. "If both Clausen and Bradford are gone, look for Buffalo to scoop up an offensive tackle."

Tweets
Twitter / Rochester D&C's Sal Maiorana

Bobby April is a terrific special teams' coach. So is Bruce DeHaven, so if report about his return to Buffalo is true, well done Chan Gailey

Twitter / Rochester D&C's Steve Bradley
Anybody from Rochester, N.Y. going to the Super Bowl. Also looking for Colts and Saints fans. DM me to share your story. [Ed. note: I can get the two of you in contact if you don't have Twitter and would like to talk to him.]