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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills Links, 10/6

Lynch thanks Buffalo fans and community |
"The Bills have confirmed that they have traded running back Marshawn Lynch to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for draft picks. News 4 Sport's photographer Scott Swenson talked to Marshawn about leaving Buffalo, his fans, and the players he grew close with."

First draft pick no guarantee of success - Bob DiCesare - The Buffalo News
DiCesare opines that despite what Bills fans think, this team could get worse with a lousy pick in the 2011 draft and even if the Bills draft a top notch QB they will need to surround him with talent.

Ed Wang Practicing Exclusively at Guard for Bills : Buffalo Sports Daily
"I spoke to a source inside the Buffalo Bills organization and learned that fifth round draft pick Ed Wang is practicing again regularly with the team. However, despite playing offensive tackle at Virginia Tech and being projected at tackle for the NFL, Wang has been practicing exclusively as a guard with the Bills."

Marshawn Lynch trade
Bills trade Lynch to Seattle -

"Marshawn has worked hard and played hard for us this season and we certainly appreciate his efforts," said Bills GM Buddy Nix. "We are constantly evaluating our personnel and feel that this is a good move for our team’s future."

Jackson and Spiller to shoulder rushing load -
"It’s one of those things that I’m excited about," said Jackson. "It’s a chance for me to go out and try and prove myself again. I think they’re showing a lot of faith in me if I do get a chance to go out there and be the number one back. I don’t want to let them down."

Inside The Bills | Spiller on Lynch departure "
"He was a great teammate and I wish him all the best," said Spiller. "Our friendship was more like a brotherhood and I’m definitely going to stay in contact with him."

Inside The Bills | Fred on Marshawn’s exit "
"I don’t think he hated it here, but he just wasn’t able to be himself a lot of times," said Fred Jackson. "He’ll have a chance to make plays somewhere else."

A Familiar Sight - WGR 550 SportsRadio
Marshawn Lynch is the latest in a string of running backs selected by the Bills in the draft who get shipped off. Travis Henry, Willis McGahee, and now Lynch.

What's Not To Like About Lynch Trade? - WGR 550 SportsRadio
Jeremy White likes the move the Bills made trading Marshawn Lynch and likes that they got two picks out of the deal.

Lynch Traded To Seattle - WGR 550 SportsRadio - Home of the Buffalo Sabres
"Seahawk Coach Pete Carroll tweeted on Tuesday that Lynch will play a lot and should contribute immediately."

Three proved to be a crowd for Bills - Bills & NFL - The Buffalo News
"We've been interested in Marshawn for a long time," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll told reporters after practice Tuesday. "We bring a guy into the program that we think is going to give us a little boost. We've emphasized trying to get this running game in order. We hope that he'll help us in that regard."

Video: Packers unhappy Lynch got away - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"ESPN's Chris Mortensen reviews the Marshawn Lynch trade. Mort breaks down the teams were interested in Lynch's services before the Buffalo Bills traded him to the Seattle Seahawks."

Trent Edwards, Marshawn Lynch, then who? - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Other veterans who might be able to help the Bills accumulate some draft picks for their rebuilding phase include receiver Lee Evans, defensive lineman Marcus Stroud, safety Donte Whitner and cornerbacks Terrence McGee and Drayton Florence."

A look back at Lynch's Bills career |
"Marshawn Lynch's run through Buffalo was anything but dull. Here's a look back at the running back's career marred by run-ins with the law."

Beast Mode in Travel Mode | | Blogs
"This trade leaves Paul Posluszny as the only draft pick remaining from 2007. That’s horrible. Those guys should be key starters and core players. Taking a running back in the first round was probably a mistake anyway. How good would a lineman look now?" | Buffalo, NY | Buffalo Bills Trade Marshawn Lynch To Seattle Seahawks
Were the Bills showcasing Marshawn Lycnh for a trade? Tim Graham and Vic Carucci weigh in. | Buffalo, NY | Take 2: Bills Make Right Move on Lynch
"By shipping Lynch, Gailey and Nix jettison another failed element in what we've called the "Decade of Disappointment" for the franchise. Ten Years out of the playoffs as a result of far too many misses on personnel decisions."

CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - NFL - Like everything Bills, return on Lynch was a bust
Mike Ganter thinks the Bills did not get enough value for Lynch.

Oates: Not trading for Lynch was a missed chance for the Packers -
"Ted Thompson's refusal to trade for Marshawn Lynch is another missed opportunity for the GM." Oates says the Packers' Super Bowl hopes could have gone to Seattle with Lynch.

Seahawks acquire Marshawn Lynch from Buffalo | Seattle Times Newspaper
See what the left coasters are saying about the deal....

Packers should have made a play for Lynch |
Mike Florio doesn't like the Packers' unwillingness to beat the Seahawks trade offer.

BillBoard - Blogs - The Buffalo News
Allen Wilson goes through all the Bills' first round picks since 2000. Ugh.

More Bills Links
TE Nelson back in the fold -

"Shawn Nelson looked relieved in Buffalo’s locker room Monday. Relieved that his league-imposed four game suspension was behind him, and that he could get back to his team and hopefully contribute on the field sooner rather than later. For a Bills offense looking for any measure of consistency, Nelson hopes in some way he can help to provide it."

Inside The Bills | Jags Edwards #2 QB "
"The Florida Times-Union is reporting that Edwards, who served as the team’s 3rd QB last Sunday, is now the backup behind starter David Garrard."

Surgery could delay Nelson's return - Bills & NFL - The Buffalo News
"The Bills are expected to ask for a one-game roster exemption for Nelson. That would allow him to practice with the team this week to gauge his level of fitness."

Taking stock of the top college quarterbacks - Bills & NFL - The Buffalo News
"Every Tuesday during the season, News football reporters will rate the top college quarterbacks in anticipation of the 2011 draft:" Andrew Luck is numero uno.

BULLDOG: Bills Bottoming Out - WGR 550 SportsRadio
Bulldog compares this team to the team from the mid-80s and why he's more downtrodden now than he was then, despite those teams actually being worse.

Still waiting for Bills’ overhaul from Wilson - Wellsville, NY - Wellsville Daily Reporter
"Not too long ago, Ralph Wilson made a promise he has yet to follow through on. After firing head coach Dick Jauron, Wilson proclaimed his desire to "overhaul" the entire Buffalo Bills organization. He said nobody’s job was safe. Here we are almost 11 months later and the only overhaul occurred in the coaching staff."

Wilson Should Do The Right Thing For Angry Fans : Buffalo Sports Daily
"If you ask me, it’s time for Ralph Wilson to step up and show that’s he genially remorseful for this abomination of a season. He should express good faith to a fan base that’s more dedicated than the organization has been, and purchase the left behind 11,000 or so tickets for the Jaguars game."

Sports, Ink - Blogs - The Buffalo News
On this date in 2002, Drew Bledsoe broke the team record for most completions without an interception. And then threw three in a loss to the Raiders.