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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills Links, 10/12

Torbor speaks at players only meeting -
"I was the only one that spoke, but I think it was received well," said Torbor. "I think the point I was trying to make was conveyed correctly. As guys left here today I would hope that they go home and let it soak in and come back here ready to keep this thing going and not pack it up so to speak."

The Bills Get It, Finally - WGR 550 SportsRadio
Joe Buscaglia was relieved when he heard the quotes from Ralph Wilson on the state of the Bills. He just hopes that Buddy Nix can find the next franchise signal-caller.

Bills activate TE Nelson; Ellis waived -
"We had to make a decision on Shawn and we felt like he’s getting ready to play and so we put him on the roster and we had to make room and Chris Ellis was the guy that we decided to let go," said head coach Chan Gailey.

Ralph Wilson Speaks
Ralph Wilson takes blame for Buffalo Bills' struggles | Democrat and Chronicle
"Calling himself "a realist," Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson warned it might take as many as three years to rebuild his team, and added drafting a quarterback next year is the club's top priority."

Bills owner warns three-year turnaround - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"I hope you understand that there's really nothing I can say," Wilson said. "You've seen this thing. I'm not going to try to explain it or make excuses. It's bad." | Buffalo, NY | Ralph Wilson: Bills Could Take Three Years to Rebuild
"Wilson says fans will need patience to endure a rebuilding process that's bound to be painful. Wilson says general manager Buddy Nix will spend the next two weeks on the road scouting the top crop of college quarterback prospects."

Bills owner assesses winless team woes: 'It's bad' - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
"It’s a good thing we’ve got a bye week," Wilson said. "Because I might not make it [to my upcoming birthday.]"

Roster Moves
Bills activate TE Nelson; Ellis waived -

"We had to make a decision on Shawn and we felt like he’s getting ready to play and so we put him on the roster and we had to make room and Chris Ellis was the guy that we decided to let go," said head coach Chan Gailey.
"I’m sure I’ll be ready," Nelson said. "I’ll have this bye week to get my timing down and get some good work in before we prepare for Baltimore."

Inside The Bills | LB update "
"The other two guys that we like are Coleman and Moats," said Gailey. "They’re coming on and that was one of the reasons that we made the decision with Chris that we made. We felt like those two young players were coming on now."

Bills part ways with LB Ellis - Sports - The Buffalo News
"Aaron's struggling right now; he really is," said Gailey. "He's struggling to get on the field. When he gets his opportunities, he's struggling to make plays. We've got to continue to work with him, to see how he develops."

Buffalo Bills waive OLB Chris Ellis, make room for TE Shawn Nelson | Democrat and Chronicle
"For his lackluster Bills career, Ellis appeared in 15 games and had 13 tackles and a lone sack."

Bills Activate Tight End Nelson |
"Tight ends have killed the Bills, with 5 TD in the last 3 games. Maybe now, the Bills can start to return the favor. Monday, the team activated tight end Shawn Nelson off the suspended list."

Players Only Meeting
Torbor leads players meeting - BillBoard - The Buffalo News

Said RB Fred Jackson: "We did have a team meeting where it was just players only. We kinda talked amongst ourselves on what we needed to do to get things turned around. I don't think it's negative around here. We're not happy with where we are. But I think we're focused on trying to turn that around."

Bills Hold Players-Only Meeting |
"When Torbor realized that he's one of the Bills most experienced players and the only one with a championship, he knew the job belonged to him." [Actually Cornell Green also has one but Torbor still is a leader.]

Veteran Torbor decides to speak up - Sports - The Buffalo News
"More important than my last year in New York [2007] was my first year [2004]," Torbor said. "People look at us winning the Super Bowl and think that that happened overnight. My first year was 6-10. We lost seven of the last eight games."

Reggie Torbor on Players Only Meeting (4:09) -
"The Bills linebacker talks about the players only meeting from yesterday."

More Bills Links
Chan Gailey Monday Press Conference (7:24) -

Chris Ellis, Shawn Nelson, and Aaron Maybin are all included in Chan Gailey's comments from yesterday.

Inside The Bills | Why Howard was in for Green "
"He was a little bit banged up actually in the fourth quarter," said Gailey of Green. "So we had to play Cordaro at right tackle in the fourth quarter."

Inside The Bills | Why Wood is being spelled "
"They just want to keep me fresh for the fourth quarter is what I’m told," said Wood. "It’ll be a lot better looking plan if we are leading in the fourth quarter trying to run out a victory."

Buffalo Bills Replay: What will improve this team? | Democrat and Chronicle
"Leo Roth and Sal Maiorana trash the trashing and talk about what the Bills can do to make themselves better."

Where's C.J. Spiller in Buffalo's offense? - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Paul Severino and Jon Ritchie broke down the Jacksonville Jaguars' 36-26 victory over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday in Ralph Wilson Stadium." CJ Spiller, he of five carries Sunday, needs to get more involved they say and they also discuss Ryan Fitzpatrick's arm.

CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - Columnists - Buffery: Bills fans chilled, but not thrilled
Steve Buffery relays stories from his trip to Ralph Wilson Stadium last weekend.

Testing a timeless tradition of tailgating - City & Region - The Buffalo News
A look at some local Orchard Park residents who open their lawn to tailgaters on Sundays.

Three arrests, 37 tickets follow the Bills game - Police Blotter - The Buffalo News
"State police reported that they made one warrant arrest and two arrests for driving while intoxicated while on patrol for drunken drivers Sunday after the Buffalo Bills game. In addition, they issued 37 tickets, including 16 for speeding and eight for seat belt violations."

2011 NFL Draft
Luck stays in top spot - Sports - The Buffalo News

Andrew Luck stays at number one as Mark Gaughan counts down the top potential QBs from the 2011 NFL Draft.