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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills Links, 12/22

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

Pitoniak Likes What He Sees From Bills -
"Scott Pitoniak thinks the Bills young wideouts are coming on, a cobbled together line is figuring it out and there are building blocks for the future in Buffalo. That future may not include Lee Evans. Scott talks with Thad Brown about Buffalo's win over Miami." Manly House: A true Buffalonian would never trust a Dolphin
Nick Bakay, a proud Buffalonian, regrets trusting Dolphins kicker Dan Carpenter with his fantasy football team's playoff hopes. He goes through the whole rivalry and realizes his mistake.

O-line makes good use of fines -
The Buffalo Bills offensive linemen, who fine each other based on bad plays, used the money collected to take some local kids out to dinner and give them 200 bucks to Dick's. Way to go fellas.

Fitz's season more than just production -
"Fans have seen Fitzpatrick’s toughness. What fans don’t see is the one-on-one time he spends with young teammates in the film room, or the expression of confidence in each and every player on his side of the ball. In the huddle or in the meeting rooms Fitzpatrick isn’t some field general barking out orders. He’s a collected competitor that’s confident he has the answers. That approach has in turn given confidence to the players around him."

The Buffalo Bills 12 Days of Christmas (4:01) -
"Forget the Muppets, it's your favorite Bills performing their rendition of the holiday classic, the "12 Days of Christmas."" As a music teacher this is truly, truly awful.

Inside The Bills | Pats 3rd down ‘D’ struggling
"The Pats are allowing opponents to convert on third down almost half the time (49.2%)."

Roosevelt has a catch to grow on - Bills & NFL - The Buffalo News
Rodney McKissic breaks down Naaman Roosevelt's first NFL reception and talks to Chan Gailey and Ryan Fitzpatrick about the Buffalo native.

Finales may offer excitement - Jerry Sullivan - The Buffalo News
"The idea of flying to Newark on New Year's Day even has a certain charm. I'm curious to see how the Chan Gang closes its remarkable second half, and eager to see if they can cap it off with its biggest upset in years."

Video: Cold truth about playing in winter - AFC East Blog - ESPN
""Sport Science" host John Brenkus examined how playing in freezing conditions can affect players and game balls. Brenkus tested the impact of extreme cold on reaction time, grip and skin temperatures as well as the air inside the football. The experiments provide insight into what it might be like to play in Ralph Wilson Stadium, Gillette Stadium or the Meadowlands in the coming weeks."

Bill Belichick loves him some Fred Jackson - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"I have as much respect for him as really anybody we've played," Belichick said Tuesday on a conference call to preview Sunday's game at Ralph Wilson Stadium. "He's a complete guy, does it all and shows really good toughness and can get the tough yards."

AFC East rules Power Rankings again - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Despite beating the 17th-ranked Dolphins, the Bills could only muster a one spot move up to 27. No respect.

TOP 10: No. 9: Buffalo Bills tabbed as lovable losers - Tonawanda News
The Tonawanda News is counting down the top 10 stories of 2010. The Bills are number nine.

Buffalo Bills cornerback Drayton Florence treats kids for the the holidays |
"The Drayton Florence Foundation gave each of the 29 participants a $50 gift card to buy Christmas presents for themselves and family members."

BillBoard - Blogs - The Buffalo News
"New England comes to Buffalo on Sunday. The Bills have lost 14 straight to New England and 19 of the last 20 to the Patriots. We kick off the pre-game hype with a simple question: Do you - Bills fans - hate the Patriots?"

Belichick impressed with Bills' Steve Johnson | National Football Post
"He’s quick, fast, aggressive, goes up for the ball. I think he’s definitely a go-to guy for them. He’s produced a lot of big plays and it looks like they have a lot of confidence in him. They try to get him the ball on tear screens, catch-and-run plays, underneath routes, things like that, as well as throwing it down field. He’s definitely emerged as a big weapon in their offense."

Sports, Ink - Blogs - The Buffalo News
On this date in 1974 the Buffalo Bills played their only playoff game of the decade being hemmed in by Pittsburgh's Steel Curtain defense. It was OJ Simpson's only playoff game.

Fitzpatrick Making Strong Case For 2011 : Buffalo Sports Daily
Patrick Moran says with the loss of Andrew Luck and the emergence of Ryan Fitzpatrick, the bearded one is making a case for 2011 and beyond.