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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills Links, 8/15

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

Suddenly, Spiller is in spotlight - The Buffalo News
"Spiller, as well as backup running backs Chad Simpson and Joique Bell, will be getting an increased workload after running backs Fred Jackson and Marshawn Lynch went down with injuries during the Bills' preseason-opening loss at Washington." Blogs " Blog Archive Spiller will get his chance to shine "
"This certainly is not the way that Spiller wanted to get playing time, but he is going to get his opportunity. I had long felt that Spiller was going to make a huge impact for the Bills, even with Jackson and Lynch, and this might force the Bills hand."

The Wright guy for UFC | Steve Simmons | Columnists | Sports | Ottawa Sun
"What Ackles didn’t foresee was how terrible a football team the Bills were about to become. All this seems important now, as the Indianapolis Colts come to Toronto on Thursday night for another pre-season game in the droning and drowning "Bills In Toronto" series. Whatever was supposed to happen with this deal, hasn’t. There is no more connection to the Bills than there is to any other NFL team here. And if Rogers could get out of this expensive arrangement now, it’s almost certain it would."

Injury bug bites Buffalo Bills backfield | Democrat and Chronicle
"Injuries were a huge problem for the Bills in 2009, and right away in 2010 the team has lost Fred Jackson and Marshawn Lynch." Sal Maiorana discusses the injuries and recaps the game for the Sunday paper.

Bills' tally of disarray is T.O.'s most telling '09 stat | | Cincinnati.Com
"A lot has been written about Terrell Owens having one of his worst seasons statistically last year (55 receptions for 829 yards and five touchdowns). When you dig deeper and look at last season's Buffalo Bills, one thing stands out - there wasn't an opportunity to be successful."

Quick late-night thoughts -
Mendola notes about Ryan Fitzpatrick fitting the Chan Gailey's mold better than any other QB on the roster and Brian Brohm's lack of playing time being not a big deal.

Panthers' Stewart gets back on practice field - Sports -
In case you didn't see my fanshot yesterday. "The Carolina Panthers signed former Buffalo linebacker Nic Harris and waved injured offensive lineman Steve Justice"

Sports, Ink - Blogs - The Buffalo News
On August 14th, 1967, the Bills played their first preseason game against an NFL opponent following the merger deal. They wouldn't play a regular season NFL game until 1970.

2009 Yardage Differential SRS " blog " Blog Archive
The Bills were 27th in yardage differential in 2009.

10 Situations to Monitor in Your Fantasy Football Draft - The Fifth Down Blog -
"8. C.J. Spiller’s development: Buffalo’s first-round pick was one of the last two first-round picks to sign, but he is already making an impression at Bills training camp, and Fred Jackson and Marshawn Lynch were injured on Friday night. Spiller has been selected later than his two fellow first-round-pick RBs (Jahvid Best, Detroit; and Ryan Mathews, San Diego), but once everyone is reminded of his talent, he might not be."

Mike Tanier’s Training Camp Tour - The Fifth Down Blog -
Tanier traveled to SJF last week to see the Bills and talks about the QB competition that no one wants to win.

Mike & Mike on ESPN Radio: Show in Review August 13, 2010 - ESPN
"Greeny and Golic preview the season for the Buffalo Bills, answering the five biggest questions facing the team and making their predictions."

Joe from NYC Blog: Quick Hits on the Bills vs Redskins + Audio from yours truly
THe headline says it all.

Bills to Move Lynch if Spiller Impresses? " Bills Gab
"According to FOX Sports’ Adam Caplan, the Bills could once again look to trade running back Marshawn Lynch if rookie C.J. Spiller impresses in the preseason."