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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills Links, 10/8

Inside The Bills | Scott, Ellison could be out "
"When asked about whether Keith Ellison could miss some time due to his knee injury Gailey said the following.'He’s not gone for a long time,' said Gailey. 'He might miss a game or two.' Gailey also followed up by saying that Bryan Scott was in a similar situation."

Clayton: Bills Got Good Value For Lynch - WGR 550 SportsRadio
"I do applaud the organization for being patient enough to get some good value in the trade...I don't know if they could have gotten anything better. I don't think there was a third or second rounder, if there was I think that trade would have been made back then."

Source: John McCargo On His Way Out : Buffalo Sports Daily
"I spoke to a source within the Buffalo Bills organization and I’ve been told that when Shawn Nelson is placed onto the active roster, it’s going to be veteran defensive lineman John McCargo that’s let go to make room."

Buddy Nix talks to the media
Nix: Turnaround will take time, but it will happen -

"Nix and head coach Chan Gailey, who meet with one another three to four times a day, have a defined plan as to how to make the Bills into a winning franchise again. That plan however, contains no quick fixes."

Buddy Nix Talks About Roster Moves (9:10) -
"The Bills General Manager addresses the trade of Marshawn Lynch, the release of Trent Edwards, and where the team sits after four weeks."

'Trust me': Nix says Bills turnaround will happen - The Buffalo News
"The only thing I would say is I know they're frustrated," Nix said when asked about the fans' dissatisfaction with the team's 0-4 start. "They're not any more frustrated than we are. They're putting their money and tickets in, and we're putting seven days a week in to try to get it turned around. It'll be fun when it happens. And trust me, it'll happen."

Nix explains Buffalo Bills' latest moves | Democrat and Chronicle
"We didn't get in this situation overnight and we're not going to get out overnight," Nix said in addressing reporters in a group setting for the first time since the team was at St. John Fisher College.

Bills Nix Says Plan Has Not Changed - WGR 550 SportsRadio
Paul Hamilton recaps the major points from Buddy Nix's press conference.

Bills GM urges patience|
"I promise you this," the Bills GM continued. "We're gonna stay the course. What we set out to do, and the way we set out to do it, is not the speedy way, and it's painful. But you're just gonna have to have patience, because as long as I'm here, we’re gonna stay the course and do it the way we planned, because I know it works." | Buffalo, NY | Nix Addresses Bills Moves; Struggles
"Here's a transcript of Nix's interview released by the Buffalo Bills:"

Bills-Jaguars game to be blacked out -

"Tickets are still available for purchase for this weekend's Bills-Jaguars matchup and fans may obtain tickets by going online at, by visiting Western New York Ticketmaster outlets or the Ralph Wilson Stadium ticket office, or by calling 1-877-BB-TICKS." StubHub has some cheeeeaaaaap tickets as well.

Bills Focus: Run Defense Looking to Rebound (3:18) -
"Buffalo's run defense will have a chance to get back on track as they face a Jacksonville team they've had success against over the past four years."

Sunday's Buffalo Bills game to be blacked out on TV | Democrat and Chronicle
"The team’s poor on-field performance has severely curtailed single-game and walk-up sales, and anything short of a major turnaround will likely mean ticket sales will remain stagnant, and more blackouts will follow."

Bills announce first blackout in 27 games - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"The Bills have been able to keep selling out despite one winning record (9-7 in 2004) in the past decade. They've sold out 54 of their past 58 games."

AccuScore gives Bills a mission: Stop MJD - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"There's only a 27 percent chance the Bills can keep Jones-Drew under 75 yards and without a touchdown. But if the Bills' weak run defense can do it, then the Bills win by an average score of 19-13."

4 the Fans: Trading Marshawn, Jaguars |
"John and Paul discuss the trade of Marshawn Lynch and the upcoming game against the Jacksonville Jaguars."

Buffalo Bills hope to see red vs. Jacksonville Jaguars | Democrat and Chronicle
"Sunday could be Buffalo's best chance to win a game this season. The Bills will be playing at home, and even if Ralph Wilson Stadium isn't packed, that has to be an advantage. More significantly, the Jaguars might be as bad as the Bills."

Jags grounded for winless Bills -
"Del Rio’s Jaguars face the winless Buffalo Bills this Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Coming off a win Jacksonville is still celebrating, Del Rio is bringing his players back down to earth for a game some are saying is a trap."

Buffalo Bills | What Winless NFL Team Gets Their First Win in Week Five? | Bleacher Report
The Panthers are the only team with drearier hopes according to the sports books.

More Bills Links
Inside The Bills | Youboty update "

"Ashton Youboty is trying to come back from a hamstring injury suffered just last Sunday against the Jets. After not practicing Wednesday, he was back on the practice field Thursday."

Inside The Bills | HOF memorabilia offer "
"During Bills Alumni Weekend, 15 Pro Football Hall of Famers visited Buffalo to help support the Buffalo Bills Alumni Foundation. Now, a limited number of "The Legends of the Gridiron" collector’s edition framed posters have been made available through the Buffalo Bills Alumni Foundation."

Inside The Bills | Anxious for a takeaway "
"The Bills finished the 2009 season ranked first in the AFC and tied for second in the league in interceptions with 28. Through the first quarter of the season Buffalo is still looking for their first INT and it’s not sitting well with the men in the locker room."

Inside The Bills | Poz on draft classmates "
"Paul Posluszny was a member of the Bills’ 2007 draft class, and seeing two members of that draft class depart over the past two weeks has made things feel a bit different in the locker room for him personally."

Bills keep digging themselves into holes on early downs - The Buffalo News
"The winless Bills rank 30th in the NFL in third-down efficiency, converting 26.1 percent of their chances. The league average is a 38.7-percent success rate on third down. The Bills have converted only three of 30 third down plays when they needed six yards or more. "

Question Mark: Taking the ball at the start of game is a coin flip - The Buffalo News
Mark Gaughan answers questions on why team defer the kickoff, uniforms, and the amount of money saved by the Bills by cutting or trading their players in the last two weeks.

Whitner Doesn't Think Bills Are Rebuilding - WGR 550 SportsRadio
"I don't feel like we're in a rebuilding mode," declared Whitner. "I feel like we have enough talent on this football team to go out and win football games. You're in a rebuilding mode when you need a ton of pieces out there. We don't need a ton of pieces to win football games."

C.J. Spiller eases into bigger role as Bills rookie |
CJ Spiller talks with his hometown paper about being drafted and playing in the NFL.

CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - NFL - Bills on right track ... seriously
The Canadian writer says the Bills are finally bottoming out to infuse some talent into the roster.

Dave Hyzy: It’s tough love time for Buffalo Bills fans - My View - The Buffalo News
"It has been said that the definition of insanity is to continually repeat the same activity and expect a different result. Well, couldn’t that describe a current Bills ticket buyer? Isn’t it time we end the insanity and send our own message to Wilson?"

Sports, Ink - Blogs - The Buffalo News
"The Bills recorded their final victory at War Memorial Stadium history on this date in 1972, a 38-14 victory over the New England Patriots."

Tuesday Morning Quarterback - ESPN
TMQ was at the game this week so he knows what he's talking about when he discusses Chris Ellis' kickoff flub, the Bills WRs dropping passes, and the Bills knowledge of their crappy QB situation all offseason.

5 things about the Marshawn Lynch trade - Buffalo Wins
Joe Pinzone discusses his thoughts on the Marshawn Lynch trade.

The Buffalo Bills Tight End Troubles - Buffalo Wins
Chris Trapasso says the Bills are dead last in another area - tight end production both offensively and defensively.

Guest speaks on Locker, Luck and Lynch -
"When KJR in Seattle sports host Dave Mahler called me for my comments on the Marshawn Lynch to the Seahawks deal Tuesday afternoon, I asked him off the cuff what he thought of University of Washington quarterback Jake Locker. His reply was that he’d seen every game the kid had played, so I asked him to join "The Late Nick Mendola" radio program that night."