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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills Links, 4/15

BillBoard: Buddy: Trade not Lynch's call
"Look guys. He don’t make that decision," said Buddy Nix. "He’s under contract to us. We’re going to do what’s best for the Bills. We need Marshawn, and we expect him to show up when it’s mandatory."

Reading Between The Lines At The Bills Pre-draft Luncheon - WGR 550 SportsRadio
"My guess is that Lynch wants to be here in Buffalo about as much as the Bills want him to represent them as an organization. It’s my opinion that both parties would like to END this thing. That said, they can’t tip their hand too much." Read Jeremy White's other thoughts from the draft luncheon here.

Sports, Ink: This Day in Buffalo Sports History: Flowers in bloom
"On April 15, 2000, the Buffalo Bills used their first-round draft choice on Erik Flowers, a defensive end. It was hoped he would turn into a top pass rusher. Instead, he lasted two seasons, bounced to a few other NFL teams and even to Canada, and was forced to retire. Now Flowers reportedly owns a Marble Slab Creamery franchise in Texas." Check out the full story from draft day here.

NFL Draft
4/14 Draft Luncheon Transcript With Buddy Nix And Tom Modrak - WGR 550 SportsRadio

Full transcript of the Q&A.

Bills sticking to their plan -
"Nix’s overall view of the draft was that of doing anything possible to bolster a roster which is trying to reach the playoffs for the first time in 10 years. Question marks are yet to be answered, and with that, a concrete approach really seems to be up in the air. Nix stated that the coach will be a big part of the process and will definitely have an opinion as to who gets drafted."

Buffalo Bills 2010 Pre-Draft Luncheon quotes -
General Manager Buddy Nix and Vice President of College Scouting Tom Modrak quotes from yesterday's luncheon. They answer specific questions on positions and players. Ironically, they have nothing negative to say....

Bills Focus: Linebacker Draft Preview (2:57) -
The team site breaks down both inside and outside backers from the upcoming draft.

Draft Profile: LB Hughes changed for the better -
"Starting in 27 of his 49 career games for the Horned Frogs, Jerry Hughes racked up 28.5 sacks. In a highlight-reel senior campaign, he recorded 11.5 sacks and 16.5 tackles for loss. His junior season was even more impressive. Hughes led the nation with 15 sacks to go along with 18.5 tackles for loss, six forced fumbles and two interceptions – one returned for a touchdown."

Stand-up guys fill LB field : Bills & NFL : The Buffalo News
Allen Wilson looks at the top candidates at linebacker in the draft,

Clausen, Tebow are fits in AFC East - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Texas quarterback Colt McCoy quite likely will be gone by the time the Bills go back on the clock with the 41st pick. But they could snag University of Florida star Tim Tebow there," says Todd McShay who also thinks the Bills will pass on Jimmy Clausen at 9.

Draft Watch: AFC East - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Several key members of the Bills' front office will be in unfamiliar roles for the draft. Rookie general manager Buddy Nix has been a consigliere for decades, but he has never overseen a draft. Assistant general manager Doug Whaley will be in Buffalo's war room for the first time after handling pro personnel for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Chan Gailey hasn't gone into a draft as the head coach for 11 years. The most prominent holdover is vice president of college scouting Tom Modrak. The Bills fired pro personnel chief John Guy after last season."

4 The Fans - Bills Draft Preview |
"John and Paul discuss the upcoming NFL Draft after a Bills Draft Preview luncheon."

Bills want Lynch on roster : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
'There is a distinct possibility there will be a run on offensive tackles in the eight picks ahead of Buffalo. NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock forecasted that on a conference call Wednesday. "The way I see it," Mayock said, "is [Russell] Okung, Trent Williams and probably Bryan Bulaga are going in the first six."'

GM: Buffalo Bills aren’t trying trade Marshawn Lynch | Democrat and Chronicle
"When it comes time, if we think there’s two left tackles in the draft that can come in at No. 9 and make an immediate impact and play from day one, that’s what we expect and want from a top 10 draft pick," said Nix. "If the guys we think can come in and make that impact are not there, we’re going to take the next guy on our board. Might be a quarterback, might be a running back."

Other Bills Links
2010 Schedule announcement -

"For fans who want to see the Buffalo Bills entire schedule immediately, is the place to visit on Tuesday at 7:00 PM ET. The official team website will be the first site to have the complete listing of locations and times."

How the Mighty Buffalo Bills Have Fallen in Last Decade - Buffalo Bills -
"I almost feel bad for us Bills fans. We are a blue-collar bunch just waiting for a great team in arguably the toughest division in football. I'd venture that only Green Bay has tougher, more dedicated fans, and even then I think it might be a wash. We (the royal we) are searching for an identity."

NFL: Quarterback Jason Campbell would be a good fit for the Oakland Raiders - ESPN
"How would Jason Campbell fit with the Raiders or Bills, two teams that have been mentioned as possible destinations for the QB?" Well you'll have to be an Insider to find out.