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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills Links, 6/12

Fan Friday 6-11 – Inside The Bills
Chris Brown answers fan questions on Injured Reserve, the transition to the 3-4 and how personnel will fit into the new scheme, rookie impressions of C.J. Spiller and Marcus Easley, Jared Gaither talk, the Marcus McNeil situation in San Diego, and Aaron Maybin's new role.

Josh Reed Signs With San Diego - WGR 550 SportsRadio
Chargers' GM A.J. Smith had high praise for Reed, saying "He was a consistent performer in Buffalo for many years. With his experience, he will be a solid compliment to our receiving corps."

Schobel's retirement talk not resonating - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Schobel didn't connect with Bills fans. He never played on a team good enough to reach the playoffs and didn't pull off any signature plays. He was a reluctant interview subject, making him tough to know."

Josh Reed signs in San Diego
Chargers sign Reed | Democrat and Chronicle

"The San Diego Chargers have signed free agent wide receiver Josh Reed to a one-year contract."

BillBoard: Reed finds new home
"Reed has never been on a playoff team since he was drafted in 2002. Chances are very good that will change if he sticks around San Diego this fall."

Reed Signs With Chargers |
"Reed was a second round pick by the Bills in 02. With the Bills he had 311 career catches for 3575 yards and 10 touchdowns. He had 30 catches and more than 400 yards in 6 of his 8 seasons with the Bills."

Bolts sign Reed to compete for slot receiver spot -
"However, the implication of Reed’s signing Friday is clearly that the Chargers are moving forward, preparing to fill out their receiving corps without Jackson. Reed is a different type of receiver than Jackson and is not likely to be one of the team’s top three or four pass-catchers."

Current Personnel
Gaddis' New Era experience -

"Gaddis... said that his academic concentration helped land him a job shadowing opportunity with Travers Collins & Company, a marketing firm in Buffalo. His experience at Travers Collins & Company led to an internship with the New Era Cap Company, the official outfitter of Major League Baseball, located in downtown Buffalo."

Bills players support HSPD program -
"The Bills and NFL’s annual High School Player Development (HSPD) camp ran from June 8-11 and continued their focus on character development and specific football skill training. The Bills players helped spread important positive messages."

McKelvin to hold football camp Sat. – Inside The Bills
"Bills CB Leodis McKelvin is holding a free football camp for the clients of Kids Escaping Drugs Renaissance Campus and local athletes from the West Seneca district this Saturday (June 12) at the West Seneca West athletic fields." Felton Huggins, Demetrius Bell, Chris Ellis, and George Wilson will also be present.

Bills tackle Chambers amped for World Cup - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Buffalo Bills offensive lineman Kirk Chambers will share his World Cup thoughts with the AFC East blog throughout the tournament." P.S. - never knew Chambers was a Mormon.

Aaron Schobel Bids us Adieu | Buffalo Sports Now
BSN provides a short look back at the career of Aaron Schobel.

Twitter / David Nelson
At buffalo wild wings watching the Florida-Miami baseball game. Had to have a little buffalo even in Dallas!

Brady nemesis to retire? - Extra Points -
"Sixteen of those [78] sacks are of Brady, the most of any opposing player on [Tom Brady] (as in this picture, when Schobel got the sack and the fumble)."

Other Bills Links
Bills alumni to present scholarships – Inside The Bills

"The two scholar athletes, Shannon McDonald from City Honors and Steven Tarasek from Hutch Tech, will be presented their $ 2,500 Scholarship Award by Buffalo School Superintendent Dr. James Williams and Buffalo Bills Alumni President Booker Edgerson, along with other Bills Alumni members at a ceremony to be held in City Hall at 2 pm."

Top 20 Bills All-Time Draft Picks: Darryl Talley (#9) : Buffalo Sports Daily
Patrick Moran thinks Darryl Talley's selection at 39th overall makes him the ninth best value in Buffalo Bills draft history. He also wants Talley considered for the Hall of Fame.

Long look at Top 10 title droughts -- Page 1 -- Times Union - Albany NY
The Buffalo Bills are not even on the list of longest droughts that could be ended soon.

Good morning, Buffalo: A quick look at what's happening today : The Buffalo News
"Buffalo Bills wide receiver great Andre Reed will meet fans, pose for pictures, sign autographs and help conduct a live auction at the Strawberry Festival in Forestville from noon to 10 p.m. today and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday."

OJ Simpson's Attorneys Seek New Trial -- NFL FanHouse
"O.J. Simpson's lawyer told a panel of Nevada Supreme Court justices Friday that the former football star's conviction in a gunpoint hotel room heist amounted to prejudicial "payback" for Simpson's 1994 double-murder acquittal."

Worst Calls in Sports History - Chicago Tough
A list of the six worst farcical calls in sports history includes a mention on Van Miller and his call for O.J.'s 2000 yard season. He's "knifing through the Jets defense" for example.