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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills Links, 9/24

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

Lee Evans is loyal to Buffalo Bills, almost to a fault | Democrat and Chronicle
"There is so much Lee Evans could say about the never-ending plight of the Buffalo Bills offense, but somehow, despite enduring six-plus years of utter frustration, he chooses the high road."

The Flem File sums up the Bills' dreadful QB situation on one simple sentence - ESPN
"That's just the nonsensical way things have gone in Buffalo since Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly retired. From the knuckleheaded Billy Joe Hobert forgetting to read his playbook to Flutie Flakes to future UFL star J.P. Losman, the Bills have gone through, by my count, 11 quarterbacks and 10 seasons without a playoff appearance."

False starts lead the way with big assist from Bills - Sports - The Buffalo News
"The Bills led the league in false starts last year (32) and were tied for seventh in offensive holding calls (22). So far this year they only have one false start. They have three holds."

Inside The Bills | Levitre practicing "
"Starting LG Andy Levitre is back practicing here on Thursday. He’s also added a neck roll to his shoulder pads coming off the neck stinger."

More opportunities for Evans? -

"I don’t think we’re really, really far away; we just haven’t got there yet," he said. "If we expect to do anything, this is definitely a big week for us. I don’t think (we’re) really concerned about everything that has happened in the past more so (than) what we need to do to win this one."

Bills Focus: The Moss/Welker Combo (2:51) -
The Bills face a tall task in containing Wes Welker and Randy Moss.

Inside The Bills | Hoping to answer questions "
"We are motivated to beat New England and I know coach won’t say it but I know he wants to be the first to go up there and stop this streak and show whose the master of the game and that he can beat him," said Whitner.

Inside The Bills | Gailey: Lynch will play a lot "
"He started last week and he’ll play a lot this week," Gailey said. "He ran the ball pretty good. You could tell he was rusty from last year not having played a ton and getting back into it this year."

Levitre Will Play On Sunday For Bills - WGR 550 SportsRadio
"The only Bills player not practicing on Thursday was Paul Posluszny, but he was doing some running drills along the sideline. As he was walking in between repetitions, you could still notice a bit of a twinge from step to step. Posluszny injured his knee in week one."

Bills' George Wilson Talks Patriots, Lockout - WGR 550 SportsRadio
"As the Buffalo Bills were about to take the field at practice on Thursday, Buffalo Bills free safety, team captain and player union representative George Wilson shared some opinions on a couple of hot topics flying around Buffalo this week."

Brady knows limitations against Fitzpatrick - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"I don't have much of a chance, believe me," Brady said of a brainpower competition with Fitzpatrick. "I passed Michigan on a general studies degree, so ... You know; he's one of those Harvard kids. We've had a few of those around here, but I wouldn't compete with that."

AccuScore gives Bills little shot at Patriots - AFC East Blog - ESPN
The Buffalo Bills don't stand much of a chance to beat the New England Patriots in Gillette Stadium, a place in which the Bills have never won. The forecast calls for the Patriots to win by 11 points.

Bills have to handle Wilfork|
He's one of the best nose guards in the league," says Hangartner. "There's a reason they pay him a lot. He does a lot of things. They actually play him on third downs this year, which will be a challenge rushing the passer. He's a guy you've got to be aware of.

These Bills could be due - The Boston Globe
"I’ll tell you what, they’ve got three good backs,’’ nose tackle Vince Wilfork said yesterday. "They’re all tough runners, so we’re going to have our hands full. They’ve been running the ball successfully and we have a big, big challenge ahead this week in trying to stop a three-headed monster."

Fitzpatrick brings smarts, efficiency to Bills backfield -
"Yeah, he’s a little different player," Patriots coach Bill Belichick said. "A strong-armed guy, can get the ball down field. (He has) a little more experience. He’s been in a couple of different systems. Smart guy, handles himself well. He’s a good quarterback and we had a hard time with him last year there (at Buffalo)."

Pats wary of Spiller breaking loose - Boston Telegram
"There’s a bullet right there," Brace said of Spiller, "so it’ll bring back some memories. He’s fast, really good quickness, he reads the blocks pretty good and as an outside runner he’s deadly. So you just have to watch him. He’s a weapon in every way, shape and form in the backfield."

Patriots not overlooking Bills despite winning streak | New England Patriots | | The Providence Journal
"Well I’ll tell you, there are a lot of games we could’ve lost," said Brady, who is 15-1 in his career against the Bills, when asked about the Patriots’ winning streak against the Buffalo. "One or two plays and Buffalo beats us. Even though the record is good, really none of those games have any bearing on what we’re trying to accomplish this week."

New England defense preparing itself for Buffalo’s diverse rushing attack - Brockton, MA - The Enterprise
"They’ve been running the ball successfully," said Vince WIlfork. "We have a big, big challenge for us this week. That is to stop the run. It’s a three-headed monster. Most times you hear about two guys or one good back, two good backs. They really have three good backs that can run the ball very, very well so just get back to the basics, play good technique, communicate well, execution, execute well, and I think we’ll be in good shape."

More Bills Links
Lynch says his production rises when he's given more touches - Sports - The Buffalo News

We all feel that we can start," Lynch said. "The only difference is it just depends on which one of us is going to get the game started for one another.

Wise guys: Sports' smartest athletes - Sporting News
Ryan Fitzpatrick got a 1580 on his SATs and was named the fifth-smartest athlete on the list.

CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - NFL - No laughing matter to Bills
The Buffalo Bills have a new slogan this year — Leave ’Em Laughing. ... Maybe things would change if they didn’t play like Bozo The Clown.

Evans, Edwards never formed strong connection - Wellsville, NY - Wellsville Daily Reporter
Paul Jannace notes that Lee Evans stuck up for JP Losman when he was benched but has been supportive of the change to Ryan Fitzpatrick.

C.J. Spiller appears to be third in line for carries in Buffalo |
Spiller is just getting his feet under him. But at a time Jahvid Best is lighting it up in Detroit and the Bills are rotating the same quarterbacks as last year, Buffalo fans would love to see their exciting new addition to the offense on the field more.

Donte Whitner tired of Bills being laughingstocks |
Overall, Whitner says, the Bills need to play better so they don't give more teams like the Packers and Patriots a chance to act like the Cheerios picking on New Directions in the hallways of William McKinley High School on Glee.

Chan Gailey: Trent Edwards, Ryan Fitzpatrick not much different |
Back when we started this whole quarterback thing, we had to have a pecking order going in to training camp," Gailey said. "But the margin of difference between all of them was not that big and nobody did anything to change that margin in training camp.

Sports, Ink - Blogs - The Buffalo News
On this date in 1989, the Bills beat the Oilers 47-41 in overtime. It was the most points scored in a game the Bills have played in.

2011 NFL Draft
Clayton: Bills Need Luck To Win And Luck As QB Next Year - WGR 550 SportsRadio

A quarterback is the answer to just about everything and once that quarterback is there and surrounded by enough talent then he can cover for a lot of things. You look at Indianapolis, there offensive line isn't that good, but Peyton Manning is...I guess the big thing is luck, you need luck as far as winning, [Andrew] Luck as far as the quarterback next year.

Buffalo Bills fans can watch college QBs Andrew Luck, Ryan Mallett on TV | Democrat and Chronicle
Reminder to Buffalo Bills fans dreaming of the team's next "franchise quarterback": Andrew Luck (Stanford) and Ryan Mallett (Arkansas) will be playing simultaneously in games Saturday on network TV — kickoff time 3:30 p.m.