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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills Links, 7/17

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

Who will be the starting strong safety? -
"The competition will be extremely stiff for the strong safety position. The candidates have been narrowed down to players with not only experience as a safety, but significant time on Buffalo’s roster. In the aftermath of OTAs and spring minicamps, the competitors for the strong safety position appear to be Jon Corto, Bryan Scott, George Wilson, and Donte Whitner."

Fan Friday 7-16 – Inside The Bills
Chris Brown answers questions on the Bills QBs "dinking and dunking", the endless possibilities of the run game with three capable backs, the plan being put into place by Buddy Nix and Chan Gailey, and the battle at offensive tackle. news: Important camp battles loom
"The team decided against re-signing Terrell Owens, so Steve Johnson and James Hardy will compete for the right to start opposite Lee Evans. This certainly isn't the sexiest competition from a fantasy perspective due to the Bills' weak pass attack, but someone other than Evans has to catch the football for coach Chan Gailey. Johnson, who was the No. 2 wideout during offseason minicamp, looks like the favorite and is worth a look in larger formats."

Current Bills Links
DeHaven on SB onsides kick – Inside The Bills

Bills special teams coach Bruce DeHaven worked with Sean Payton and wasn't surprised at all when they went for the onsides kick to start the second half.

Not For Long: Five NFL Veterans Who Need To Prove It In 2010 -
Marshawn Lynch is one of the players profiled by Brian Galliford of SB Nation.

BRB's Pre-Camp Power Rankings That Mean/Accomplish Absolutely Nothing - Battle Red Blog
"6. Bills: I respect the heck out of these fans. Just for continuing to wake up every morning. I would've committed seppuku when my team hired Chan Gailey to be its football coach. Goes without saying, but I'll say it: Bills fans are better than me." NOTE: These are not the best teams but the fans, franchise, and towns.

Scouting the Schedule: Bills - Extra Points -
"We continue our 13-part series today with the third installment by taking a look at another AFC East rival of the Patriots', in Buffalo." With the help of the Buffalo News' Mark Gaughan they discuss where the Bills are good, big questions, what needs to happen for the Bills to topple the Pats, and where they stack up.

Bills Preview: Madden 2011 " Bills Gab
Paul Miller analyzes the Bills player rankings on Madden 2011.

Former Bills Links
Reed to head up golf tourney – Inside The Bills

"Bills Wall of Famer and all-time leading receiver Andre Reed will be hosting the Celebrity Golf Classic that bears his name in his native Allentown, Pennsylvania area next weekend."

Terrell Owens Unemployed As No One Cares: It's Come To Backfire | Bleacher Report
Jonathan Mathis pulls no punches. "Let us never, ever forget that he’s the most annoying athlete in sports, wastefully discarding his talent by becoming the famous nuisance in sports."

Drew Rosenhaus claims increased market - The Huddle -
Yesterday on ESPN's NFL Live, agent Drew Rosenhaus claimed WR Terrell Owens, one of his most visible clients, is suddenly becoming a hot property on the free agent market. Rosenhaus claims five teams are interested in T.O., and one of them has "aggressively entered the picture... It's really picking up," Rosenhaus said, "and this isn't just agent rhetoric. I'm very encouraged as of late."

Terrell Owens: A Look Around the NFL | Bleacher Report
Jon Star looks at the WR options on each team in the NFL and whether Terrell Owens could fit.

Former CSU football player Weber holds his own on 'Pros vs. Joes' | | The Coloradoan
Chase Weber, who had a two day tryout with the Buffalo Bills, is going to be on the new season of "Pros vs. Joes" on Spike. SportsTalk : Marko Glavic: Riding high for Swiss Broncos
Marko Glavic, who had a free agent tryout with the Bills as a QB, is now playing football in Europe.

Glavic and Curley to meet in football championship -
Glavic led his team to the American Football Cup title game which is being played today in Switzerland.

Top rushing performances in regular-season history - ESPN
Cookie Gilchrist comes in with the 4th performance on the list that doesn't include just stats but game importance and other factors. "Gilchrist singlehandedly squelched the Jets' playoff hopes, put his team in the playoffs, and set two records in two dominating rushing performances." O.J. Simpson's single game rushing record in 1976 is an honorable mention.

When to expect TO in 2010 - Video -'s Don Banks explains why Owens probably won't be on a roster when NFL training camps open but is likely to find a home at some point this season.