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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills Links, 10/21

Bills Roundup: Team Preps for Baltimore (3:17) -
"The Bills returned to practice Wednesday afternoon to prepare for the Ravens, and also commented on the fines for the violent hits around the league."

Bills defense casting a wide net - Bills & NFL - The Buffalo News
"All signs point to the Buffalo Bills' defense making extensive use of its "heavy" front when it meets the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday."

Despite horses, Bills can't get O running - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"The Bills have rushed 110 times. When we take out attempts from quarterbacks Fitzpatrick (12) and Trent Edwards (five), receiver Roscoe Parrish (one) and punter Brian Moorman (two), Bills running backs are averaging 18 carries a game."

Fitzpatrick has no hangup with his ring - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"People take them off," Fitzpatrick told me Wednesday. "They're nervous about getting them caught. I wore it during training camp, and there's no issue. I just made the decision I would never take it off."

Recent history suggests midseason progress -
"Granted it was a different team, but the 2008 Chiefs had a lot of the same deficiencies that Buffalo possesses. Gailey turned a struggling Kansas City attack into a respectable point producer. It just took a bit longer than some expected."

Ryan Fitzpatrick Wednesday Press Conference (8:34) -
"The Bills quarterback talks about making improvements, preparing for the Ravens, and the violent hits around the league."

Chan Gailey Wednesday Press Conference (13:45) -
The Bills head coach talks about the Baltimore Ravens and the recent wave of head shots around the league.

Bills host Junior Bills Halloween bash -
"Bills players including nose tackle Torell Troup, linebackers Arthur Moats and Antonio Coleman, and cornerback Dominique Harris visited with the children and helped them decorate pumpkins, signed autographs and took photos with the costumed kids."

Inside The Bills | The Nelson plan "
"We’re going to look at him the rest of this week and make that determination Friday or Saturday on exactly where he is as far as if he’s able to play, and if he can play how much he can play," Gailey said.

Inside The Bills | Bills after the bye "
"Buffalo has won four of their last five games coming off the bye, including a win in 2007 over the same team they play Sunday in the Baltimore Ravens (19-14)."

Buffalo Bills don't want big hits outlawed | Democrat and Chronicle
"I think those of us that have been in the league a long time, you realize the hits are getting bigger," Gailey acknowledged. "I just don't want us to become a two-hand touch league."

Terrence McGee unlikely to play for Buffalo Bills on Sunday | Democrat and Chronicle
"Bills coach Chan Gailey said today that cornerback Terrence McGee is probably not going to be ready for Sunday’s game in Baltimore against the Ravens."

Bills' McGee Doubtful For Baltimore - WGR 550 SportsRadio
Joe Buscaglia updates all the injuries from One Bills Drive.

Mixed Reactions From Bills On New Hit Rule - WGR 550 SportsRadio
"In our game, we're taught to play fast, we're taught to be physical. So things like that are going to happen. For them to be able to say 'Well, all hits like that are fineable, you can get suspended,' I think they're taking it too far," said Posluszny.

Video: John Clayton's AFC East Huddle - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"'s John Clayton breaks down the AFC East huddle for Week 7. Clayton has an interesting statistic about how much Randy Moss hurts the New England Patriots and shares his thoughts on Bill Parcells' influence with the Miami Dolphins, the Buffalo Bills' potential reversion to a 4-3 defense and the New York Jets at the bye week."

4 the Fans - illegal hits and Ravens game |
"John and Paul discuss the upcoming game against the Ravens as well as the raging controversy over illegal hits in the NFL." | Buffalo, NY | Roundtable: Bills Prep for Ravens
"Click the video player to the right to watch WGRZ-TV's Adam Benigni and Sal Maiorana of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle on this week's Bills Roundtable."

Baltimore Ravens | Questioning the Enemy: Motivation Not An Issue For Winless Bills
"The Buffalo Bills are coming to M&T Bank Stadium Sunday, and Baltimore media got a chance to meet with Bills Head Coach Chan Gailey and defensive end Dwan Edwards on a conference call this week. Edwards talked about his tenure in Baltimore (2004-09), while Gailey noted Ed Reed's ability to improve the Ravens' defensive attack."

Bills S Byrd grounded with lack of interceptions - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
"Zero is not an acceptable number for a player whose nine interceptions—as a rookie, no less—last season earned him a Pro Bowl selection and a share of the league lead."

BillBoard - Blogs - The Buffalo News
"Will the Bills get their first win this weekend when they visit Baltimore? The News' football writers talk about the team's chances -- with a bonus look at Saturday's Missouri-Oklahoma clash in the Big 12."

BillBoard - Blogs - The Buffalo News
Said Chris Kelsay: "I thought throughout the season, if you go back and look at all the X plays, whether it’s run or pass – I mean big plays against us – I’d say 90 percent of the time it’s our fault. It’s not what they did, it’s what we didn’t do, guys being out of the gaps, over-pursuing, not playing the right coverages, whatever it may be. They’re taking advantage of mistakes we’re making, which good teams do. But it’s correctable things."