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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills Links, 5/20

WR Jones has one more street to cross -
"In the fall of 2006 Donald Jones’ Lackawanna (PA) junior college team squared off against Erie Community College on a field that stands across the street from One Bills Drive. Though Jones’ biggest contribution in that game was a 43-yard kickoff return, he remembered seeing Ralph Wilson Stadium from the sidelines of ECC's field."

Former Buffalo Bill Fred Smerlas Not Running for Congress |
"He has teenage children and decided he couldn't be fully devoted to their needs and a race for Congress at the same time," Langworthy said.

Lynch & Thomas: Opposites Don’t Attract : Buffalo Sports Daily
"Inside the Buffalo Bills organization, one of the poorer-kept secrets is a mutual aversion between current running back Marshawn Lynch and Hall of Famer Thurman Thomas. Simply put, you’re unlikely to see the duo sharing a meal at Lynch’s Applebees or Dave and Buster’s hot spots anytime soon."

2 Bills rookies headed to L.A. – Inside The Bills

"The NFL’s rookie premiere begins Thursday in Los Angeles where some of the league’s more prominent draft choices will be partaking in promotional initiatives for the league. Two of Buffalo’s draft choices will be in attendance. Top pick C.J. Spiller and fourth-round pick Marcus Easley will be representing the Bills at the premiere."

Bills rookies tackle area sites, find more than winter, wings : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
"Buffalo waterfront, Lake Erie, Niagara River, Falls impress 23 new players during team's annual daylong bus tour of region." Bills UDFA RB Joique Bell ordered chicken wings from his hotel room every night during rookie minicamp. || Naaman Roosevelt on being a Buffalo Bill
"WECK's Nick Mendola talks Buffalo with Naaman Roosevelt. Naaman Roosevelt is from Buffalo. He played football for St. Joe's, UB, and now plays for the Bills. Can you get any more "Buffalo" than that?"

Jones was the mystery WR – Inside The Bills
"He’s similar to Easley," said team scout Tom Roth. "He’s not as fast on film. He ran a 4.49 at the combine, but he’s very strong. He has strong hands, strong blocker. I couldn’t believe he didn’t get drafted."

Bills First Round Pick C.J. Spiller Talks About His Play, Buffalo, and His Attitude -
"2 On-Your-Side Photojournalist Andy Golebiowski caught up with Spiller while he visited Niagara Falls as part of a tour of Western New York for Bills rookies." There's video on the other side of the link.

NFL Blog Blitz: Buffalo Bills powered by

"Chris Kelsay, drafted by the Bills out of Nebraska in the second round in 2003, has been a leader both on and off the field for this franchise. Kelsay has racked up 22 career sacks with the Bills and looks to add to that amount this season as he transitions to OLB in the new 3-4 defense. I was able to speak with Kelsay at length about his career in Buffalo, his thoughts on new head coach Chan Gailey, and his TACKLE foundation, which helps pediatric cancer patients."

Stroud looking fit – Inside The Bills
Marcus Stroud has dropped ten pounds to play defensive end. "I’m down right around 300," Stroud told

EXCLUSIVE BLOG by George Wilson: I've Never Been A Stranger To... | Global Grind
George Wilson talks Mary J. Blige and his road to the NFL.

Will the New York Giants Acquire Marshawn Lynch? | Bleacher Report
David Geller makes a compelling argument for the New York GIants to trade for Marshawn Lynch. I don't think Perry Fewell would be all about it, though.

Other Bills Links
BillBoard: Good spot for J.P.

"Bottom line: Losman will need luck to get on the field in the regular season. But there's more of a glimmer of hope for that in Seattle than a lot of other NFL cities."

BillBoard: Vikings' future
"The Minnesota Vikings got bad news on their long-sought plan to get a new stadium when the Minnesota state legislature adjourned for the year without taking any action toward getting a new home for the Vikings built. A proposal to use public subsidies for a new stadium failed to even get through a legislature committee this spring."

The O-Line Blues - WGR 550 SportsRadio
"The optimist in me wants to rationalize Cornell Green as an average right tackle option while they test to see if Demetrius Bell actually does have what it takes to start in the NFL. But I've got to be honest, I'm not all that enthused with witnessing another ex-Oakland Raiders lineman at offensive tackle, and to see Demetrius Bell freak out at an "injury" and not battle for a fumble only to come back in the very next play."

Buffalo Bills All-Time Positional Rankings: The Top Five Quarterbacks | Bleacher Report
Greg Haefner ranks the top five QBs in Bills history. I bet you could name all five of them pretty easily. I'm not sure I approve of the order, though.

Sports, Ink: This Day in Buffalo Sports History: Into the fog
This Birthday in Buffalo Sports History: Phil Hansen, Bills' defensive lineman, 1968.

3k's 2011 Mock Draft, v1.0 (May 18) - Turf Show Times
3k at Turf Show Times has the Bills picking second and take Jake Locker after Andrew Luck goes to the Jaguars. In the second the Bills go Marcel Dareus, a DT/DE from Alabama.