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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills Links, 1/20

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

Drayton Free Agent on Twitter
Drayton Florence has changed his name on Twitter. Um.... guess he's not coming back.

Luncheon at D.C. - Ed Wang's Facebook Fan Page
Ed Wang was a part of the state luncheon yesterday with the President of China Hu Jintoa, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Here's some photographic evidence.

Reed awaits the call to Canton - Jerry Sullivan - The Buffalo News
"I believe it's my time this year," Reed said. "Over the last six years, I've seen Jim, Thurman, Marv [Levy], Bruce [Smith], James Lofton and Ralph [Wilson] get in. I'm not going to lie and say I shouldn't be in there with those guys. I was just as competitive as them, if not more. People say I always wanted the ball. That's the way I was. I'm not going to apologize for that. I wouldn't be in this position if I didn't have that attitude."

From the Bills to the books - The Breeze: Sports
Arthur Moats has returned to school to finish his degree. He's still doing his workouts but he's also maintaining his GPA.

Spiller ready to grow from rookie lessons -
"I knew it was a fast game, but I didn’t let that discourage me," said Spiller. "I knew the biggest thing that I’d have to get accustomed to is just my patience. I believe in my speed a whole lot, so that’s not a concern to me. Being more patient is what it is. It’s easier said than done because you’ve got a lot of bullets coming at you when you’re out there. That’s the thing that I’m trying to learn and that’s something that I’m going to work on in the offseason."

Inside The Bills | Fitz heard Chan’s commitment
"When we met at season’s end that was the indication that he gave me as well," said Fitzpatrick of Gailey’s commitment to him as the starter. "So it’s exciting for me to go into an offseason like that."

Inside The Bills | L.T.’s words for C.J.
"I had the opportunity to meet him and the thing he told me is it’s a long career, don’t let this one season define the type of player you are," recalled Spiller. "That was probably the most encouraging thing, coming from a future Hall of Fame running back like him, for him to come to me and say that. He’s a very tough runner, he picks up protection very well. He’s a great back and he’s a guy that I can definitely learn from because we’ve got similar styles, similar body types so he’s definitely been a help."

Help me select the 2010 All-AFC East team - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Remember to help Tim Graham pick the All-AFC East team.

What the Buffalo Bills Can Learn From The New York Jets | Man Meets Football
"The Jets just proved how to do it, much like the New York Giants did in the Super Bowl. Get in quarterback Tom Brady’s face the entire game and the Patriots don’t have an answer. The Bills need to generate a consistent explosive pass rush and simultaneously shore up their run defense. They need to get bigger and faster in the front seven."

Defensive Line Coach Search - Bucs Nation
Bills DL coach Giff Smith is on the list of candidates highlighted by Bucs Nation.

Giffords to Move to Rehabilitation - The New York Times
"Representative Gabrielle Giffords, who survived a gunshot through her head on Jan. 8, is likely to leave a hospital in Tucson on Friday and move to the TIRR Memorial Hermann rehabilitation hospital in Houston to continue her recovery, a spokesman for Ms. Giffords said Wednesday." It's the same hospital that Bills tight end Kevin Everett did most of his rehabilitation.

2011 NFL Draft
BUSCAGLIA: NFL Mock Draft #1 - WGR 550 SportsRadio

LSU CB Patrick Peterson is the pick. I'll tell you I like this pick more and more every day. Joe then has the Bills selecting Georia OLB Justin Houston in the second round.

Mock, mock 'til you drop - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Todd McShay has the Bills taking Missouri QB Blaine Gabbert. First time I've seen his name with Buffalo.

Inside The Bills | Kiper mock has DL to Bills
"Kiper has Auburn’s Nick Fairley off the board with the top pick, which is very likely to happen. So with the third overall pick he has the Bills taking Alabama DL Marcel Dareus. Personally I think there is a strong likelihood that Buffalo takes him there."

One More Link
Goodell And Smith Meet Face-to-Face - WGR 550 SportsRadio - Home of the Buffalo Sabres
" NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and union executive director DeMaurice Smith tried to advance the bargaining process by meeting in person rather than talking through press conferences and statements."