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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills Links, 8/31

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 plan to play Lynch Thursday -
Chan Gailey thinks Marshawn Lynch will play on Thursday night "no question."

ESPN's John Clayton ranks the NFL's starting QBs - ESPN
John Clayton ranks the NFL's starters and Trent Edwards is number 31 of 33. Clayton ranks Edwards' chances of being elite at 0%.

NFL weekend notes | National Football Post
"Many have the Buffalo Bills as a lock to be the weakest team in the league and the front runner to hold the first pick in next April’s draft. I’m not so sure that is going to be the case. When you have a team that hasn’t won in awhile like Buffalo, the first thing you have to build is team confidence. New head coach Chan Gailey seems to be doing that. The Bills are not a playoff team, but they are stronger than many believe."

Twitter / NationalFootballPost
@MattRichWarren Trent Edwards has played good football this August... Always starts with the QB.

Chan Gailey Monday Update (2:54) -
"The Bills head coach talks about C.J. Spiller, Brian Brohm, and Marshawn Lynch's status for the final preseason game."

Twitter / FO_DougFarrar
Watching CIN-BUF, and I think it's official ... C.J. Spiller is a freak in the open field.

Bills O-line coming together -
With the playing time they shared against the Bengals, the Bills offensive line is feeling more comfortable going into the season.

LB Davis on 3-4 progress – Inside The Bills
"Davis admitted that the defense did give up some plays that they can’t afford to give up in the regular season, but overall felt the defense did okay on Saturday night."

Why Kyle didn’t play Saturday – Inside The Bills
"We just protected him," said Gailey. "He had a little injury and we thought it was smarter not to play him in that ball game, let him fully recover and play this week."

More time for Brohm Thurs. – Inside The Bills
"We were trying to get him in there and they kept the ball for a little bit longer than we thought they might," said head coach Chan Gailey. "So we’re going to try to make sure this week we get his numbers up in this ball game."

NT Harvey chance for practice squad – Inside The Bills
"Harvey was on the squad for the last half of the 2009 season. Facing so many 3-4 defenses this season, the Bills offense could benefit from a scout team nose tackle like Harvey in the practice setting each week. Buffalo’s first four opponents this season employ a 3-4 front."

Bills keep faith in Bell at left tackle - Sports - The Buffalo News
Demetrius Bell and offensive line coach Joe D'Alessandris discuss the tackle's road to recovery and how close he is to being 100%.

Three released in roster trim to 75 - Sports - The Buffalo News
Jay Skurski recaps the day's Buffalo Bills news.

Lynch on verge of returning for Bills - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Tim Graham updates the Bills' running back situation.

Maybin Makes Most Of An Opportunity : Buffalo Sports Daily
Patrick Moran calls Aaron Maybin "tremendously impressive" following his performance against the Bengals.

Bills Cut Three To Get Down To 75 Man Limit : Buffalo Sports Daily
"There’s a chance the Bills are hoping Calloway gets through waivers so they can assign him to the practice squad. There’s probably a stronger chance they’re hoping the same with Harvey."

Buffalo Bills: Stock Up, Stock Down : Buffalo Sports Daily
David Nelson, Roscoe Parrish, Aaron Maybin, Trent Edwards and CJ Spiller are stock up. Cornell Green, special teams, Ellis Lankster, Brian Brohm, and James Hardy are stock down. Click to find out why.

NFL Blog Blitz: Buffalo Bills powered by
In recapping the Bills-Bengals, Chris Trapasso gets downright optimistic about the offense.

Gailey stops short of naming C.J. Spiller the teams starting RB " Bills Gab
"Bills coach Chan Gailey was quick on Monday to put an end to any rumors that C.J. Spiller was going to be handed the teams starting running back job, saying that there’s a long way to go before Spiller is going to be the starting back."

C.J. not moving up depth chart just yet – Inside The Bills
"To be honest with you I think we had a pretty good idea of what he could do and to say all he’s done is verify that would be sort of an understatement," said Gailey. "I think we understood and I’m excited about his year."

Roscoe Parrish
Parrish Is Glad The Bills Didn't Get Rid Of Him - WGR 550 SportsRadio

"Roscoe Parrish told me numerous times last season that it's not that he wanted to leave Buffalo, he just wanted to play whether it was here or someplace else."

CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - NFL - Finding Roscoe Parrish
"And, now, for something completely different: Good news from Buffalo Bills camp. Roscoe Parrish is finally looking like someone who can actually pick up a football without asking for operating instructions."

WR Parrish finally finding niche in Bills' offense - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
"The invisible man in Buffalo no longer, Parrish is suddenly feeling revitalized by having secured the slot receiver’s job in first-year coach Chan Gailey’s newly introduced offensive scheme. It’s a role that Gailey pegged for Parrish since spring, and one that should allow the undersized—he’s generously listed at 5 feet 9—but speedy player to use his abilities to exploit mismatches against slower defenders."

Other Bills Links
Joe from NYC Blog: Five reasons on why the Bills should do Hard Knocks

Joe gives five reasons the Bills should be on Hard Knocks. I find it hard to believe HBO will agree.

NFL Live AFC East Preview - ESPN Video - ESPN
"The NFL Live crew gives you their take on the AFC East." I didn't bother to watch.

Bills Alumni have big kickoff event – Inside The Bills
"The Bills Alumni will be bringing the hallowed halls of Canton to Western New York as they salute the Legends of the NFL at the 2010 edition of their Annual Weekend of Events from Sept. 11-13. In addition to numerous Buffalo Bills alumni, sixteen members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame will be honored and recognized at the three-day alumni weekend."

'MNF' gang predicts AFC East wins, losses - AFC East Blog - ESPN
In a video segment called More or Less, the Monday night crew gives some predictions for the AFC East. The Bills will not win five games they think but John Gruden thinks CJ Spiller was the best player in the draft.

One More Link
Why Passing Is More Important Than Running in the N.F.L. -

"It's not that running doesn't matter. But to build a perennial playoff contender, you're far better off focusing on the passing game." Some awesome stats by Advanced NFL Stats that prove a QB is so much more important than a running game.