clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills Links, 5/26

New, comments

OTAs - Day 1 - QB competition underway -
"These first two weeks, these first six practices we’re giving Fitz and Trent a few more of the reps because Brian (Brohm) and Levi (Brown) had the whole rookie minicamp," said Gailey. Much more coverage from the first day of OTAs right here.

Bills Roundup: OTA Day 1 Highlights (3:32) -
Video highlights from day one of OTAs. If you only watch one video, make it this one.

Edwards: Gailey puts Bills' O in motion - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"I'll try to explain it as best as I can," Edwards said. "I've never been around a guy that's very conscientious of what offensive plays set up other plays. He's doing a lot of motion and shifting, trying to disguise certain plays so it doesn't look like the same plays to the defense."

Bills Start OTA Workouts |
"First day. First look. First test. The first day of the Bills Organized Team Activities was our first chance to see the 2010 version of Buffalo's NFL team. It was new coach Chan Gailey"s first chance to see his team on the field. It was also the first day of the QB competition. The Bills spent about an hour and a half on the practice field next to the Fieldhouse."

OTAs begin
Maybin is OTA ready -

"Bills outside linebacker Aaron Maybin has been putting in time this offseason much like a lot of his fellow defensive teammates in preparation for a significant scheme change. After being an avid participant in the team’s offseason conditioning program and getting on the field during the rookie minicamp earlier this month, he’s ready to raise things another notch with the majority of the roster due in [for OTAs]."

Chan Gailey Press Conference (6:39) -
Chan Gailey talked with reporters following yesterday's OTA session.

Trent Edwards Press Conference (8:49) -
The Bills QB talks fighting for the starter job, learning new terminology and more.

Ryan Fitzpatrick Press Conference (6:58) -
The potential starting QB talks about fighting for the top job and learning new terminology.

McKelvin’s focus – Inside The Bills
"Leodis McKelvin has made it a point to be more focused on the field than perhaps he’s ever been. There is a clearly different on field demeanor coming from him." Chris Brown goes so far as to compare McKelvin to Eric Moulds who had a breakout season after he showed up prior to his third season with the same determination.

Gailey pleased w/attendance – Inside The Bills
"I think these guys are eager to win," Gailey said. "I think they want to win. They want to learn. They want to gain knowledge because as I told them today, knowledge is power. You gain knowledge about anything you become stronger, and that’s what we’re trying to do, create as much knowledge as possible."

Gailey on Marshawn – Inside The Bills
"I assumed he wasn’t going to be here," said Gailey Tuesday. "I didn’t assume he was. So I didn’t plan on it and none of this is mandatory. We ask them to all come and participate to learn. None of it is mandatory until the last minicamp."

Bills that are still rehabbing – Inside The Bills
"There is a bunch of Bills players still unable to participate in voluntary OTAs, which begin today (Tues.) due to surgeries performed toward the end of last season for injuries or postseason surgeries. Here’s the rundown of players."

BillBoard: Video: Bills Begin Spring Practices
"The Buffalo Bills began the first of five straight weeks of voluntary spring practices on May 25. Most of the veterans and rookies were there trying to get familiar with new coaches and new offensive and defensive plays. News Sports Reporters Mark Gaughan and Allen Wilson report from Orchard Park."

BillBoard: D-Bell expects to be ready
"Demetrius Bell suffered a torn ligament in his right knee in a game against Tennessee last season. He was doing running along with guard Eric Wood before Tuesday's spring practice. He and Wood (coming back from a broken leg) watched the full team practice."

BillBoard: Edwards first to be first
Mark Gaughan goes through the starting lineups and some of the highlights from day one.

Bills notebook: Edwards throws out first pass of workout : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
"We have a schedule for the entire OTAs, both minicamps," Gailey said. "We have it worked out where there will be equal number of reps. These first two weeks, the first six practices, we're giving Fitz and Trent a few more of the reps because Brian and Levi had the whole rookie minicamp."

Lynch And Schobel Absent For OTA. Edwards 1st Team Reps - WGR 550 SportsRadio
Greg Bauch recaps day one of OTAs and the Chan Gailey press conference.

Chan Gailey Transcript From OTAs - 5/25 - WGR 550 SportsRadio
The full transcript of Chan Gailey's OTA press conference.

Trent Edwards And Ryan Fitzpatrick Transcripts From OTA - 5/25 - WGR 550 SportsRadio
The full transcripts of Trent Edwards and Ryan Fitzpatrick's press conferences.

Maybe Lynch will attack offseason later - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Tim Graham says it would be advisable for Marshan Lycn hto show up to OTAs for a litany of reasons.

George explains why Bills limit media |
"George Richert was at the Bills Practice Field shooting the practice and explains how the media is only allowed to shoot the first 15 minutes so that the actual play drills are not videotaped. This way, the competition can’t see the plays."

Lynch, Schobel not at Bills' OTAs |
"Lynch has vowed to be a big-time player this season, but it's hard to see how he'll be anything higher than No. 3 on the depth chart in Buffalo. Fred Jackson had already surpassed Lynch in Buffalo, and now the Bills have first-round draft pick C.J. Spiller as well. Even if Lynch does show up later this week, there's a good chance he'll be elsewhere by the time the regular season starts."

NFL Blog Blitz: Buffalo Bills powered by
Gailey had plenty to say following the team's practice and sung the praises of fourth-round pick Marcus Easley. "Marcus has a great burst, he looks like he's not running fast but he is," Gailey said. "He's got very good hands, strong hands."

Soundbites and sound-offs: OTAs Day One -
AARON MAYBIN on the switch to the 3-4: "Not really difficult at all to tell you the truth. The coaching staff has been doing an outstanding job of trying to make sure the transition for me is an easy one. Coach Sanders was my position coach last year so you guys can see already we have a great working relationship. It’s been going good so far."

Leodis McKelvin focuses on wins and redemption, not accolades -
"(My goal for this year is) Getting a whole lot better," McKelvin said. "I mean, it’s Year Three. It’s time for me to start making a whole lot of plays, and being the cornerback I know I can be. I want to get more wins to the Buffalo side before we get to the playoffs. If that consists of me getting to the Pro Bowl, that’s what it takes."

Gailey anticipates long, unpredictable battle at WR : Buffalo Sports Daily
"The second question after who will throw the ball is what receiver not named Lee Evans will the pigskin get tossed to. Just as Edwards, Fitzpatrick and Brohm are vying for the starting gig, so are James Hardy, Steve Johnson and Marcus Easley for a shot at replacing the departed Terrell Owens in the starting lineup."

Training Camp outline
Eight night practices highlight Bills camp -

The team site lays out generalities of training camp schedule. A full announcement will be made Thursday at 2.

Buffalo Bills open training camp July 29 | Democrat and Chronicle
"I went out there last Monday and that's an impressive facility," Gailey said of St. John Fisher. "It is a great facility. I've been to quite a few in this league and it is very nice."

Other Bills Links
Player radio appearances – Inside The Bills

Three Bills players will be on the radio airwaves Wednesday morning. Here’s the rundown of where and when you can hear them. Paul Posluszny – Norton in the Morning, 97 Rock @ 7:30 AM; Trent Edwards – Morning Show, Fan 590 Toronto @ 7:40 AM; Trent Edwards – Morning Bull, 103.3 The Edge @ 8:00 AM; Fred Jackson – Shredd & Ragan, 103.3 The Edge @ 4:10 PM

No news is good news for Bills' Bell : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
"Demetrius Bell is doing mighty good these days, given the fact the Bills did not draft an offensive tackle on the first or second days of the draft, despite the expectations of many that they would do so. That makes Bell the prospective starter at left tackle for 2010. Bell takes encouragement from the Bills' words and actions toward him."

Sullivan: Jackson finds motivation in Spiller pick : The Buffalo News
"It was a total shock [when the Bills picked C.J. Spiller]," Jackson said Tuesday at the first day of minicamp. "Like everyone else, I was surprised."

Moorman's triathlon takes aim at cancer : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
"Moorman will host his first sprint triathlon in downtown Buffalo on Saturday as a fundraiser for his PUNT Foundation. And he will remember why it is that he plays football for a living instead of swimming, biking and running."

Take your pick: AFC East's most valuable? - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Buffalo Bills: Perhaps a reach to be included in this conversation, rookie running back C.J. Spiller might be the most dynamic player on the team already. He has home-run capabilities and will have opportunities in the run, pass and return games. Running back Fred Jackson and receiver Lee Evans have proven to be solid players, but they would need to elevate their games considerably to have an elite season worthy of division MVP."

Clinton puts Bills rookie in spotlight |
"It is important to me just because I am the first, and I take a lot of pride in being Chinese, but at the same time, I know that I'm out here to play football," said Wang.

Carrington wins Sun Belt's top award - Jonesboro Sun
"The Sun Belt Conference announced Tuesday that Alex Carrington, a 4-year football letterman at Arkansas State from 2006-09, has been named the league’s 2009-10 Male Student-Athlete of the Year."

NFL Blog Blitz: Buffalo Bills powered by
"The good folks over at had a good chat with Bills first-round pick C.J. Spiller."

Twitter / Aaron Maybin

RT @Jfalse33: @AaronMaybin58 Feel good to be back to work with the whole team? Looking forward to open practice on June 5th. lt;Feels Great!

Twitter / Nicholas Mendola
It's Day One and no one's been yelling at him for weeks, but Trent Edwards is definitely refreshed. The Kelly/Cali comments are welcome.

Twitter / Nicholas Mendola
It's just a momentary "Blink" reaction, but I think Edwards really could have a Thigpen-type (18 TD, 12 INT) year under Gailey. #Bills

Twitter / Cj Spiller
I see y ppl say speed of game was faster ran couple wit 1's i gotta get rt, wasn't my best day so gotta cum bak tom on better note.

Twitter / Patrick Moran
Chan Gailey's one-word answer on if he's heard anything about Aaron Schobel was quite simple. "No"

Twitter / Shawn Nelson
good first day of practice, everybody had a positive vibe, still a lot of work to do!

Twitter / Patrick Moran
I dont see #TrentEdwards losing this 'open' QB comp, because the man plays impressive in shorts and in pads in noncontact situations