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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills Links, 9/21

Changing QBs after two weeks is act of desperation - Jerry Sullivan - The Buffalo News
"But this move, pulling the rug out two weeks into the regular season, smacks of desperation. It makes Gailey look weak and wishy-washy, and leads me to wonder if he's even remotely as sharp an offensive mind as we've been led to believe."

Inside The Bills | Levitre day to day "
"It’s just a little neck deal," said Levitre. "I think I’ll be good in the next few days."

Twitter / Jeffrey McLane
#Eagles have not yet signed RB Joique Bell off Buffalo's practice squad, according to team, but will be working him out.

Bills QB situation
Gailey makes the switch: Fitz to start at QB Sunday -

"With his history with Trent Edwards brief, there was some thought that Bills head coach Chan Gailey might hang in a little longer with his starting quarterback to see if things would change for the better. After a pair of substandard performances however, Gailey pulled the plug tabbing backup Ryan Fitzpatrick as his starter at quarterback."

Chan Gailey Names Fitzpatrick Starter (5:26) -
"The Bills head coach talks about the move."

Inside The Bills | Fitz to provide input "
"When it comes to Buffalo’s game plan each week Chan Gailey is obviously at the controls, but he does seek input from his starting quarterback and with a new signal caller under center this week, Ryan Fitzpatrick confirmed that there will be conversations before the game plan is formulated by the offensive staff Tuesday."

It's Fitzpatrick's turn in Bills' hot seat - Bills & NFL - The Buffalo News
"We're going to make a change at quarterback," Gailey said. "We're looking for a spark. We're looking for something that gives us a new look, a new thought process, some new play on the field. We're looking for the right combination. We haven't found that yet."

Buffalo Bills bench Trent Edwards for Ryan Fitzpatrick | Democrat and Chronicle
"This marks the second time Edwards has been benched after being replaced by Fitzpatrick midway through last year. And it's a significant setback for the fourth-year player who reclaimed the starting job by winning a three-way competition against Fitzpatrick and third-stringer Brian Brohm this offseason."

Fitzpatrick To Start In New England - WGR 550 SportsRadio
"I’m excited for the opportunity and obviously we have a lot of work to do. We’ve got to correct a lot of things from the last few weeks and we’ve got a tough opponent this week in New England. But I’m really excited for the challenge and excited to get out there. I think Chan was just looking for something. We haven’t really had a spark the last few weeks and sometimes the best thing to do is just move the pieces around a little bit..."

Ryan Fitzpatrick on Being Named Starter (5:58) -
"The Bills quarterback talks about being named the starter."

Bills bench Edwards, promote Fitzpatrick - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"The mistake to start Edwards was compounded by Gailey's decision to give him all of the quality reps. Fitzpatrick played in only two preseason games. He worked mostly with backup players in relief of Edwards." | Buffalo, NY | Take 2: Gailey Learns History Lesson
"So here we go with Fitzpatrick again. It's more than worth pointing out that for all intents and purposes, he went 5-4 taking over for Edwards last season. He's a smart player that's does a lot to overcome his limitations as a quarterback. At the very least he shows a willingness to chuck the ball downfield. Terrell Owens will tell you that."

Chan Gailey gives up on Trent Edwards |
Gregg Rosenthal's headline is the most profound piece of the article.

Losing (Badly) To The Packers Forces The Bills To Bench Edwards - Acme Packing Company
"Some of the fallout from the Buffalo Bills loss to the Green Bay Packers."

Bills Roundup: Fitzpatrick Named Starter (3:21) -
The Bills will turn to Ryan Fitzpatrick to generate a spark this week.

Caption Contest: Trent Edwards At Lambeau Field - Buffalo Rumblings
Brian ran this yesterday at 3PM right before the news broke benching Trent Edwards so he hid it.... but I am shining a light!

Edwards gone; Fitzpatrick in - Buffalo Wins
Joie gives his thoughts on the benching.

Take A Seat: Edwards Heading to Bench, Fitzpatrick Becomes Starter " Bills Gab
"The curse of Jim Kelly is alive and well. We can now safely add Trent Edwards’ name to that woeful list, if you haven’t added his name already. Edwards joins the ranks of Todd Collins, Rob Johnson, Drew Bledsoe, Alex Van Pelt, and J.P. Losman as failed successors to Kelly."

Fitzpatrick named starter; has Edwards started his last game as a Bill? |
"Clearly, Gailey and the Bills organization has lost patience with Edwards in my opinion. I'd be shocked if he started another game with this team barring a Fitzpatrick injury. Could I take it a step further and say he'll never be a starter in this league again? Perhaps. But Edwards has been a major disappointment after a solid rookie season, and Bills fans won't miss him at all."

The Fitz switch — Trent to bench -
"I believe Gailey is auditioning Fitzpatrick — an able-bodied, intelligent quarterback who will never rock the boat — to be the No. 2 quarterback of the Chan Gailey era in Buffalo, and that the coach also knows he wants the era to be longer than two years."

Andrew Luck could improve Buffalo Bills | Democrat and Chronicle
"After watching Andrew Luck perform in Stanford's 68-24 romp over Wake Forest Saturday night (the kickoff was 11:25 p.m., so you might have missed it), I not only believe he has the talent to start for the Bills next season and become the franchise's long-awaited "franchise quarterback," I believe he could start for the Bills and be an improvement this Sunday."

Other Bills News
Lynch gets lion's share -

"I think they wanted to try to get Marshawn involved as much as possible and ride him a little bit" Fred Jackson said. "We knew going in they wanted to try and get one of us established early and that was the case. I think he did well when he was in there so there was no reason to put me in, so it was by design."

Inside The Bills | Spencer’s Amazing race "
"Bills DE Spencer Johnson is holding his 2nd annual Amazing Sports Race in Buffalo. Area fans are invited to sign up for the 2nd Annual Spencerfest Benefit, which includes a Dave and Busters Friday fun night and Amazing Race Challenge."

Lynch trade talk intensifies after Packers game - Bills & NFL - The Buffalo News
"The rumored trade of running back Marshawn Lynch to Green Bay for linebacker A.J. Hawk only intensified after Lynch got the bulk of the backfield work in the Bills' 34-7 loss to the Packers."

Buffalo Bills Replay: Looking for solutions | Democrat and Chronicle
"Sal and Leo discuss whether the Bills are really the worst team in the NFL."

Enter the red zone | National Football Post
"The red zone’s lock of the year was to lay the 401K on the Buffalo Bills’ 2010 win total (UNDER 5.5 wins). Two games into the season, the Bills are currently 0-2 and rank 32nd in the NFL in scoring (8.5 points per game)."

Gailey Shouldn’t Stop With Edwards : Buffalo Sports Daily
Patrick Moran lists more starters he wants to see on the pine including Donte Whitner and Marcus Stroud.

Breakdown: Bills Embarassed in Green Bay : Buffalo Sports Daily
"I’m in no mood to inject poor attempts at humor in this review; the Bills gave us plenty to laugh about all on their own, so let’s get right into our weekly film review."

Vitriol helps. -
"A couple wonderful readers/listeners submitted these vitriolic images that brightened up my extra early Monday morning." Cornell Green is on notice.

Steelers to Workout Former Bills QB Levi Brown
"In an effort to sure up the quarterback woes, the Pittsburgh Steelers will work out Levi Brown this week. Brown, formerly of the Buffalo Bills, also worked out for the New York Giants last week."

TLNM Week Two podcast w/ NBC’s Luke Russert - nICKmENDOLA.COM
"Week Two’s talk with NBC’s Luke Russert revolves around — what else? — the quarterback switch and the offensive line. There’s much much more to go around with the big time Bills fan."