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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills Links, 7/14

Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

Bills are off to quick start at the gate : Buffalo Bills : The Buffalo News
"Season-ticket sales are pacing below where we were the last two years," said Russ Brandon, Bills chief executive officer. "But we're also mindful of the fact that we're coming off of two record-setting years. Having three games essentially off the books right now is positive, but we also have a lot of work to do with the remaining four games on the schedule." news: Breaking down AFC picture has Dolphins making big jump
Michael Lombardi praises Bills fans as knowledgeable and passionate before telling them it's going to be a cold winter in Buffalo. He ranks the Bills as one of the bottom two teams in the conference with the Browns.

Dignitaries in the capital to celebrate career of Kemp : The Buffalo News
"National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell will join a host of Washington dignitaries at an event celebrating the 75th birthday of former Congressman Jack Kemp tonight at the Library of Congress."

Bills "have a lot of work to do" on ticket sales |

"The Bills, who raised ticket prices this offseason, shouldn't be surprised if they can't fill the stadium for every game this year. Especially if December rolls around and they're poised to miss the playoffs for the 11th straight season."

BillBoard: Bills sell out 2, close to 3rd
From the comments section - "I would expect sellouts with the Jets, 'Phins, Pats, and Steelers. The first three are divisional rivals, Pittsburgh is 3 and 1/2 hours away by auto, and we should expect the majority of the stadium's seats to be populated by the visitors' fans for these games."

Current Roster
Bills buddy up with kids at zoo -

"Nine Buffalo Bills players visited with Stones Buddies children from Women’s and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo at the Buffalo Zoo on July 10. The players signed autographs, took photos and created arts and crafts with the kids in a special tent set up in the Zoofari Courtyard. Participating Bills players included Ed Wang, Alex Carrington, Kyle Calloway, Danny Batten, Antonio Coleman, Dominique Harris, Arthur Moats, Sean Allen and David Nelson."

Will Bills average more than 21 points per game? -
"Twenty-one points per game might seem like an arbitrary benchmark to determine NFL success, but not when one looks at the league’s playoff participants in 2009. Last season eight of the top nine scoring teams in the league made the playoffs, and 10 of the top 13. All 10 of those playoff clubs averaged more than 21 points per game."

5 questions with ... running back C.J. Spiller - Reid Spencer - NASCAR - Sporting News
Reid Spencer, Sporting News' NASCAR columnist, caught up with CJ Spiller at the Subway Jalapeno 250. The weather and Spiller's prediction for 2010 are included. He also talks about his hero, Warrick Dunn.

Buffalo Bills Preview: Breaking Down Each Bills Quarterback | Bleacher Report
"Let's take a look at the key players, analyze who will be doing what this year, and end the show with a look at 2011 for good measure."

Joe from NYC Blog: Your 2010 Buffalo Bills preview: Quarterback edition
Joe Pinzone analyzes the Bills QB situation.

Bills’ Tall Task of Ascending in AFC Begins Shortly " Bills Gab
With Training Camp about two weeks away, Frank Minniti says that he and the rest of Bills nation are in the optimistic phase of the offseason.

Terrell Owens
T.O. Concerned About Perception - WGR 550 SportsRadio

"Speaking with the Associated Press, Owens said he's worried that teams are swayed by the perception that he's a troublemaker and that's the reason that he's yet to find a team this off-season."

T.O. says he proved in Buffalo that he's no distraction |
"Of course, it could be that teams are staying away from Owens less because he'll be a distraction and more because he's a 36-year-old coming off a mediocre season. That's not how Owens sees it, though."

TO concerned teams perceive him as a troublemaker : Bills & NFL : The Buffalo News
Terrell Owens would like to point out that he's never been disciplined by the NFL for off-field conduct, unlike some of the league's "golden boys."

One More Reminder
Bills book signing in Orchard Park tonight | Democrat and Chronicle

"Former Buffalo Bills players will be at the Bills Store in Orchard Park from 6 to 7 tonight to sign copies of "Bills Football Vault — The First 50 Seasons," a newly released combination retrospective and scrapbook."