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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 11/18

Inside The Bills | Pears, Kelsay go, Wilson on side
"Right tackle Erik Pears and LB Chris Kelsay were listed as limited in practice Thursday, but did most of the work in practice. George Wilson however, remains a big question mark."

Inside The Bills | Hairston to start at LT
"Head coach Chan Gailey confirmed that Hairston would start at left tackle. The rookie has not played in each of the last three games after suffering a high ankle sprain against the Giants in Week 6, but he has been practicing the past two weeks."

Offense set to dictate play again -
"If you look at both the games, just reviewing the film, a lot of it is just stuff we’re doing to ourselves and mistakes that we’re making," said Ryan Fitzpatrick. "I think when you look at it that way you have to find a way to correct them. I think it’s a positive when you think it’s more you than what people are doing to you."

Versatile Levitre providing stability -
"Let me learn the passing, and I'm sure I can probably run that, too,'' the jack-of-all-trades offensive lineman said. "Nah,'' Levitre then added with a wink.

Bills Focus: The Marshall Plan -
How will Buffalo slow down Brandon Marshall?

Chris Kelsay on his status -
Decked out in his Nebraska cap, Chris Kelsay talks with the media about his status for Sunday. In the background, Joe Buscaglia is not wearing his St. Louis Cardinals hat.

Bills add tackle to practice squad -
"Welch was most recently with the New England Patriots, but was released on Nov. 8th. The 6-7, 310-pound Vanderbilt product entered the NFL as a seventh-round (208th overall) draft pick of the Patriots in 2010. Welch however, spent the 2010 season on Minnesota’s practice squad before being signed the Vikings’ 53-man roster on December 14th."

Inside The Bills | Wood calls surgery successful
"Bills C Eric Wood, who suffered a torn ACL in last Sunday’s game and is now on I-R, had successful surgery today (Thursday)."

Inside The Bills | Nelson now sick
"David would’ve practiced today," said head coach Chan Gailey after Thursday’s practice. "But he got sick so he couldn’t practice."

Inside The Bills | Stevie limited Thursday
"I don’t know that yet, but it was good for him to be out here today," he said. "It was a real positive, but we’ve got to wait on that."

Inside The Bills | Bills turn up the heat
"We’ve got the thermostat up at 75," said head coach Chan Gailey. "Anything to get ready."

Inside The Bills | Losman to be on opposite sideline
"I guess you can always hope and I don’t mean in regard to J.P. and his talent, but their starting quarterback is Moore and if he’s not playing that means we’re getting pressure on him and sacking him and knocking him out of the game and that brings in J.P.," said Kelsay. "So it’d be great to see J.P."

Inside The Bills | Smith’s full game still on hold
"We don’t know all of what he can do," said Gailey. "We got him so late we were already going and it was just hard to find out everything that he is capable of. I think he’s going to be a very big part of what we’re trying to do as time goes on, but it just hasn’t worked out thus far. I think he’s a good athlete and I know he’s a good football player. We’re just going to keep working with him and trying to incorporate him

Inside The Bills | Leodis eager to end slump
"I don’t know if I’m just getting bad luck, but as far as my press (coverage) I press my a** off," said McKelvin. "I got out there and I don’t think I get a ball caught on me in practice in the past couple of months. When I get into the game and put myself in position to make a play it doesn’t go my way. I don’t know what it is as to why I can’t stop it, but I have to fight up out of it.

Inside The Bills | Easley at 1 Bills Dr.
"When asked if his future career was threatened by the medical condition or if he would have a clearer picture about his playing career soon Easley chose not to provide details. "

Johnson, Pears limited but Gailey optimistic they will play - The Buffalo News
Rodney McKissic runs down the Bills injuries, talks to Marcus Easley, and discusses the newest practice squad addition.

Bills-Dolphins injury report - The Buffalo News
"The only players listed on the injury report for Miami are tight end Anthony Fasano (ankle) and corner Nolan Carroll (hamstring). Carroll participated fully while Fasano was limited."

Jackson 8th in Pro Bowl voting - The Buffalo News
"The rest of the top 10 are: Detroit's Calvin Johnson (487,547), Minnesota's Adrian Peterson (469,117), New England's Wes Welker (430,945), Green Bay's Greg Jennings (399,521), New Orleans' Drew Brees (396,436), the Bills' Jackson (384,771), Pittsburgh's Mike Wallace (377,615) and Chicago's Matt Forte (348,880)."

Shades Of 2010 Bills Seen In '11 Dolphins - WGR 550
"The Bills of last season had a tough opening to their season, lost their first eight games but then won two in a row and were considered a 'tough out' by many around the league. The Dolphins of this season line up almost exactly, but are just one game early."

Buffalo Bills waiting for production from Spiller, Smith | Democrat and Chronicle
"Well, an M-80 has the potential to be explosive, but it's pretty much a dud without a match to light the fuse. Nine games into the 2011 season, that's Smith and Spiller — two players who just can't get their fuses lit."

AFC East coaching ratings - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"The Bills are in their worst stretch of the season. Buffalo has lost four of its last six games and two in a row. Gailey’s offense has looked very pedestrian lately. The Bills have averaged just nine points per game the past two weeks. Opponents appear to have figured out the Bills, and it’s up to Gailey and his staff to counter. "

Take your pick: Bills at Dolphins - AFC East Blog - ESPN
After over 4,000 votes, the Dolphins have a slight edge on the Bills.