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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills Links, 12/17

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Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

Re-Focused: Week 14, Browns at Bills |
Eric Wood, Akin Ayodele and Ryan Fitzpatrick put in solid performances Sunday. Chad Rinehart was also impressive.

Gailey, Fitz bullish on Roosevelt's chance to succeed - Bills & NFL - The Buffalo News
"He's a very intelligent guy," Gailey said. "It's not like you have to tell him what to do every time he goes to a different spot. He knows the offensive passing game scheme so it won't be an issue from that standpoint at all."

Inside The Bills | Gailey feeling Miami rivalry
"Nobody up here likes Miami, let’s be honest," said Gailey. "Nobody does. It’s been that way before I got here and it will be that way when I leave. These two teams don’t like each other. So, you deal with the circumstances with what it is and you enjoy the moment because you love it when two teams that don’t like each other go play."

Bills value progress as much as spoiler role -
"Whenever you can't make it to the playoffs, (you) have to play to spoil other people's seasons," safety Donte Whitner said. "I know it sounds bad, but not when they're in your division. We have the feeling that if we can't go to the playoffs, we don't want them going to the playoffs."

Bills Focus: Catching a Wake (3:07) -
"The Bills face the premier pass rusher in the NFL this weekend in Cameron Wake, who leads the league with 14 sacks."

Inside The Bills | Note about Wake’s sacks
"Our crack staff through film study saw that all 14 of the outside linebacker’s sacks have come against right tackles off the left side of Miami’s formation."

Inside The Bills | Florence and Levitre back
"Drayton Florence (fibula) and Andy Levitre (knee) apparently just needed an extra day of rest coming off of last week’s game."

Inside The Bills | Torbor on the mend
Reggie Torbor had successful surgery on his torn labrum and will be back for OTAs.

Whitner says contract talks are stalled - Bills & NFL - The Buffalo News
Allen Wilson examines Donte Whitner's contract situation.

Now is the time for Bills to grab QB - Bob DiCesare - The Buffalo News
"Mixed feelings abound these days over whether the Buffalo Bills should approach the next NFL draft dead-set on targeting a quarterback with the first of their picks. Ryan Fitzpatrick has played fairly well, even wonderfully at times. If the Bills no longer are positioned to select a quarterback they might covet -- let's say that's Stanford's Andrew Luck -- shouldn't they focus their attention elsewhere? No."

Bills have hung a 0.0 rating on QBs several times - Bills & NFL - The Buffalo News
Four QBs have had a 0.0 rating against the Buffalo Bills (not including Brett Favre who didn't have the required 10 passes this season). Mark Gaughan also updates John DiGiorgio's status.

Bills at Dolphins winner must run, run, run - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"The Bills' best chance to win was when Fred Jackson rushed for over 5 yards a carry and they came up with at least two turnovers. But even then, Buffalo won just 57 percent of the time."

CLAYTON: Whitner Not A Game Changer - WGR 550 SportsRadio
"ESPN's John Clayton joined Mike Schopp and the Bulldog to talk about the NFL and the Buffalo Bills. The big story of the day was Donte Whitner's dissatisfaction with negotiations for his new contract. Clayton acknowledged that there are some great, game-changing safeties in the league the deserve the big bucks, but he doesn't think Whitner is one of them."

Quiet Nelson making some noise - Wellsville, NY - Wellsville Daily Reporter
"The NFL is full of flashy impact wide receivers who make their mark on the field and when they don’t, they make it a point to make their mark off the field. Then there is David Nelson."