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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills Links, 9/8

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 scouts mine undrafted talent -
"I think a lot of that credit goes to the scouting department, to pick those guys that didn’t get drafted that have an excellent opportunity to make your football team," said Gailey. "They did a nice job of getting those guys in here, and then I thought our coaches got these young guys ready. They worked with them, gave them an opportunity and those guys took advantage of their opportunity. That’s what it’s all about."

Magic of Miami Week has vanished - Mike Harrington - The Buffalo News
"Miami Week used to mean everything. Now it's just game one. What a shame. Fans can't hate the Dolphins anymore."

Bills counting on 3-4 defense to add up to wins - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
John Wawrow looks at the change to the 3-4 defense.

Undrafted rookies beat the odds with Bills - New Articles - The Buffalo News
A closer look at the four undrafted free agents that made the Buffalo Bills roster.

Power Rankings: AFC East looks loaded - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Throughout last season I criticized the panel for rating the Bills way too high. Now I disagree with how little credit the Bills are getting. Sando and Clayton each ranked the Bills the worst team in the NFL. Kuharsky saved them from being on the bottom of the Power Rankings by pegging them at a robust 30. My prediction for the Bills this year is five or six victories. That would place them much higher than 31st."

Edwards ready to start season|WIVB
"Ralph Wilson Stadium - When the Bills open the season Sunday against Miami, it will mark the third consecutive year Trent Edwards will start a season at quarterback. The question this year--will he hang onto the job??" news: Rookie Spiller will be Bills' starting RB over Jackson, Lynch
"The Bills didn't have a media availability Tuesday, but when practice resumes Wednesday, Spiller is in line to work with the starters and open the season in that capacity, according to the source."

Buffalo Bills may not be good, but they'll be entertaining | Democrat and Chronicle
Bob Matthews thinks the Buffalo Bills will be much more fun to watch this season and lists the reasons why the Bills might surprise their critics.

Bills Season Preview: Day One — Division -
Jairus Byrd and Andy Levitre join Brian Moorman as the only first-teamers on Mendola's All-AFC East team. He ranks the starters for each position, adds them up, and comes up with a score for ranking the standings. news: Fifty-three reasons to be intrigued heading into the season
CJ Spiller at 26 is the only reason to be intrigued Bills fans. Personally, I'm intrigued by Trent Edwards' thirtieth chance at QB.

NFL predictions for division winners in 2010 season - Don Banks -
Don Banks thinks the Bills will go 2-14 and says he understand why Aaron Schobel quit.

Crimson Alums No Stranger To NFL | The Harvard Crimson
Ryan Fitzpatrick is one of four former Harvard footballers in the NFL.

Former Lackawanna player lands spot on Bills roster | The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, PA
"Wide receiver Donald Jones is on the verge of becoming the third Lackawanna College player to play in a National Football League regular season game."

Blackouts looming for multiple teams, again |
While Buffalo is looking good early, Mike Florio notes that on-field failures could results in multiple late season blackouts for Bills fans.

Plainfield's Donald Jones proud of making Buffalo Bills roster |
A closer look at Donald Jones' path to the NFL.

SIMON: 2010 Buffalo Bills Prediction - WGR 550 SportsRadio
Howard predicts 6-10 for the Bills team and will be taking his 13-year-old to his first regular season game.

BULLDOG - 2010 Buffalo Bills - Pros, Cons And A Prediction - WGR 550 SportsRadio
"In an attempt to ultimately arrive at a prediction, I will look at the pros and cons of a few key spots for the 2010 Bills." He predicts 3-13 based on a daunting schedule.

1st Monday QB club luncheon – Inside The Bills
"The Monday QB Club will be hosting their first luncheon on Monday, Sept. 13 with Bills GM Buddy Nix among those expected to be in attendance."

Wed. player radio appearances – Inside The Bills
"Bills head coach is going to appear on the team’s flagship station in addition to some players Wednesday morning. Here’s the rundown as to where you can listen to them." Some are online.

Bills Rewind: A Look Back At Last Season’s Bills/Dolphins Series |

"The Bills split the season series with the Dolphins last year, dropping a Week 4 matchup 38-10 at Landshark Stadium before returning the favor and picking up a 31-14 victory in Week 12 in Orchard Park."

NFL Week One Video Preview: Dolphins at Bills " Bills Gab
"Sports Gab Network Editor Matt Loede previews the NFL Week one matchup between the Dolphins and Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Buffalo."

What is the deal with the Dolphins? - Buffalo Wins
Joe Pinzone talks with Phins Phocus blogger Cody Strahm about the Bills next opponent.

Jim and Jill Kelly's new book
Wife of former NFLer writes about terminally ill son - Books - Biographymemoirs -

"Jill Kelly, wife of football Hall of Famer Jim Kelly, reveals her family's struggle with having a severely disabled, terminally ill son, Hunter, and how he profoundly impacted their lives. In this excerpt from "Without a Word," Jill writes about her son's birth."

Jill Kelly writes book about son Hunter | Democrat and Chronicle
Jill Kelly was convinced her marriage to Jim Kelly — former Buffalo Bills quarterback — would end in divorce after their medically fragile son, Hunter, died in 2005 at age 8½. In a new memoir out Thursday, she writes that the couple's relationship had been strained for years: "Hunter had been the glue that kept our family together."