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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills Links, 2/17

Speed Dial: What if the Bills won it all? - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Tim Graham asks former Bills Paul Maguire, Ruben Brown, and Steve Tasker what would happen in the city if the Bills won the Super Bowl. The answers from some of Buffalo's best players are pretty neat with words like "rapture" and phrases such as, "The city would shut down for a week."

Bills Focus: The Quarterback Quandary (3:54) -
"Buffalo's offensive staff faces a big decision on how to address the QB position." Chris Brown takes a look.

Talladega native Buddy Nix back in the NFL mix at Buffalo | X's and Uh-oh's -
"I don't know why, but they called and asked if I'd consider (becoming general manager). I must have stammered around for two or three minutes before say­ing I'd consider it." Buddy Nix said yes after about a week.

Player Links
Bills do some roster trimming |
"Tight end Derek Fine was the most surprising name of the group. He started 11 games since getting drafted in the fourth round of the 2008 draft. The team also dumped their two leading special teams tacklers from 2009 -- Ashlee Palmer and John Wendling."

Jerry Sullivan: Edwards should be final option : The Buffalo News
"Edwards is finished in this town. He lost his confidence, his job, and the faith of his teammates and coaches last season. He's reluctant to throw downfield. He gets hurt too often. He should be the last option for the new regime."

George Wilson to the New York Giants: Is He Part of a Big Blue Fix? | Bleacher Report
Kyle Langan thinks the Giants could go after George Wilson. He'd have a low tender amount and draft pick compensation plus his old DC is the new DC in New York.

Edwards focuses on 3-4 transition in Buffalo |
"The best option at NT could be Jason Ferguson of the Dolphins, who is due to become an unrestricted free agent. If the Bills can't find an acceptable nose tackle, they might spend more of their time in the 4-3, at least in 2010."

No gut feeling on Schobel – Inside The Bills
Chan Gailey comments on Aaron Schobel. "We’d love to have him. He’s an excellent football player, but we only want if he wants to be here and I think he’ll make his mind up as to whether he wants to be here or doesn’t want to be here."

Maybin charity event – Inside The Bills
"The Bills’ Aaron Maybin will be spearheading a charity event in his hometown of Baltimore this weekend. Entitled ’A Celebration Of The Arts. Winter Celebrity Weekend 2010,’ Maybin and celebrity friends Laz Alonso (star of the blockbuster Avatar), Ray Lewis (NFL), Vernon & Vonte Davis (NFL), Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps and many more will serve as hosts in Baltimore, on Feb. 19-20. This star studded event will benefit art programs for students in both Maryland and New York."

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Jairus Byrd's Pro Bowl jersey.

Bills hire special teams aide, release seven players : The Buffalo News
"DeHaven and Kwan will have to make do without three important special teamers as safety John Wendling, wide receiver Justin Jenkins and outside linebacker Ashlee Palmer were among seven players released Tuesday."

Cold, Hard Football The Super Bowl quarterback bloodbath
"Twenty quarterbacks have now appeared in multiple Super Bowls. We size up the big-game efforts of every single one of them, ranking the Super Bowl quarterbacks from the obvious and near flawless No. 1 to a well-deserving and brutally inept No. 20." Jim Kelly comes in 16th.

Free Agent Files: Jimmy Kennedy : Buffalo Sports Daily
BSD begins their look at potential Bills signees with DT Jimmy Kennedy. He'd be a NT candidate and has bounced around the NFL but may be coming into his own.

Does T.O. have value as a free agent? | National Football Post
Matt Bowen looks at five landing spots for T.O.; Cincinnati, Tampa, Detroit, Kansas City, and the Giants. I can see the first and last as possibilities.

Quarterback search must continue in Buffalo | National Football Post
"But, my opinion on Trent Edwards hasn’t changed. He has had his opportunities to show us what he can do as a starter in this league, and after a while, you have to go a different direction when the production isn’t there."

NFL - Football Outsiders: AFC East question marks for 2010 - ESPN
Football Outsiders takes a look at how the Bills will plug their holes on defense. You need to be an insider to get the rest of the info.

KFFL - Article - NFL Players in the News
"Albert Breer, of the Boston Globe, reports there is speculation that the Buffalo Bills will take a strong look at selecting Oklahoma QB Sam Bradford or Notre Dame QB Jimmy Clausen with the ninth overall pick in the NFL Draft. However, head coach Chan Gailey has had success using a dual-threat quarterback in the past and could also be interested in Florida QB Tim Tebow. The team may even show some interest in pursuing Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick."

Coach Links
Modkins much more than Gailey's assistant -

"Offensively, Curtis is a valuable member of what we’re trying to get done here," said Gailey. "He takes some of the organizational stuff off of me so I can go do my job as being the head coach as well as running the offense and it’s great to have him here and it’s invaluable in my opinion to the organization that we have a guy like that."

Kwan named assistant special teams coach -
"Chan Gailey’s coaching staff has its share of specialization, and another step was taken in that direction Tuesday as the Bills named Stan Kwan assistant special teams coach."

DeHaven eager to step up : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
"The Bills’ special teams shouldn’t experience much of a drop off under DeHaven, who inherits some quality talent. The kicking game is strong with punter Brian Moorman and place-kicker Rian Lindell. The Bills have good return options with Leodis McKelvin, Terrence McGee, Fred Jackson and Roscoe Parrish."

Other Links
Hunter's Day of Hope extra special for Kelly's -

"Hunter’s Day of Hope for Children began in 1998 when the Kelly’s celebrated the first birthday of their son, Hunter (February 14, 1997 – August 5, 2005), who shares this special day with his father. This year’s event included a special birthday celebration for former Buffalo Bills Quarterback Jim Kelly, who turned 50 on Valentine’s Day."

An Overhaul May Be Needed | Democrat and Chronicle | Three-Point Stance
Sal Maiorana thinks George Edwards has his work cut out for him in the transition to a 3-4 and Donovan McNabb won't be coming to the rebuilding Buffalo Bills.

2010 NFL Draft
NFL Draft Prospect Profile: Brian Bulaga : Buffalo Sports Daily

BSD profiles Iowa OT Bryan Brian Bulaga.

Bucky Brooks' Mock draft 2.0: Top overall pick could come down to McCoy, Suh
9. Buffalo Bills Bryan Bulaga, OT, Iowa
Chan Gailey will think long and hard about taking QB Sam Bradford with this pick, but the team's woeful offensive line needs a franchise-caliber tackle on the left side. [Neither QB is gone yet and Rolando McClain doesn't get picked until 15.]