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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 11/3

Bills to wear white jerseys on Sunday -
"The Buffalo Bills will wear their white jerseys for their home game on Sunday, November 6, 2011 vs. the NY Jets. Sunday will be the first time since their home game vs. the Indianapolis Colts on October 19, 1986 that they have worn their white jerseys at home."

Inside The Bills | Players want ‘White-out’
"Knowing the Bills are going to be wearing their white jerseys on Sunday against the Jets, they’re hoping the fans follow suit at the Ralph this weekend."

Ryan Fitzpatrick Wednesday Press Conference -
"The Bills quarterback talks about the upcoming matchup with the Jets, the play of Andy Levitre this season, and facing cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie."

Chan Gailey Wednesday Press Conference -
"Buffalo's Head Coach talks about the upcoming matchup with the New York Jets and updates you on any injuries."

WR Jones, CB Williams closer to returning -
"Wednesday’s participation in practice was far from a guarantee that Donald Jones or Aaron Williams would be back in red, white and blue this Sunday when the Bills host the Jets. The fact that both were back working with their teammates instead of on the side with athletic trainers was an encouraging sign that their return will be sooner rather than later."

Bills positioned well for playoff race -
"After the NFL’s Week 8 outcomes, the site predicts that the Bills have an expected win total of almost 10 (9.8) giving them a slightly better than 50-50 chance of reaching the postseason (50.1%). That’s the seventh best odds in the AFC conference for reaching the postseason, and only six clubs make the playoffs from each conference."

Lang on NFL: Shady making his mark -
Marcell Dareus was a close second in star of the week voting behind LeSean McCoy. Videos: Johnson: 'I just need thirteen dollars'
"Bills WR Stevie Johnson says he just needs a few bucks to get by, compared to QB Ryan Fitzpatrick's new multimillion-dollar contract."

Rex Ryan: "Fred Jackson is a Monster" |
"He catches, he runs, he protects," says Chan Gailey. "He's doing an amazing job for our football team right now. We wouldn't be where we are without him, I know that."

Inside The Bills | Why it’s tough to sack Fitz
"Washington Examiner reporter John Keim helped break it down after reviewing the tape to see why the team that was tied for the league lead in sacks only got to Fitz twice. What he found, like every defender that plays against him, is how quickly he gets the ball out."

Inside The Bills | MRI for Kyle
"I’m going to have an MRI on Monday and see where we are," said Williams. "I’m optimistic as much as I can, but I’ll tell you exactly how optimistic I am Tuesday or Wednesday after I hopefully get to move around a little bit."

Inside The Bills | Jets practice update
"DeVito (knee), Ellis (ankle) not practicing. Mangold (ankle) in pads and working, first Wed practice since injury."

Inside The Bills | More run for Maybin?
"Yeah that’s a real possibility because Buffalo does spread you out," said Ryan. "But it’s not like the old spread where you throw out of it. Buffalo spreads you out to run it as well. We understand what their philosophy is and we’ll adjust accordingly."

Inside The Bills | Good and bad news for O-line
"The bad news is Andy Levitre is not practicing and not in attendance. He did miss a Wednesday practice a couple of weeks ago for a sore knee and returned the next day and played in the game."

Inside The Bills | Jones and A. Williams back
"Donald Jones and Aaron Williams are both practicing here on Wednesday, but neither are close to 100 percent."

Inside The Bills | Taller task for Dareus this week
"In last week’s game at Toronto, Marcell Dareus in his first start at nose tackle faced first-year center Eric Cook, who needed a lot of double team help and even then had trouble handling Buffalo’s top draft choice. On Sunday Dareus’ matchup is a significantly stronger one as he squares off against a Pro Bowl center in Nick Mangold."

Inside The Bills | A 10th sack in win over Skins
"The NFL changed a first quarter play by John Beck on a 2nd-and-8 at the Washington 28, where in dropping back to pass he fumbled, recovered the ball, tried to step up in the pocket and was dropped by Nick Barnett and Danny Batten."

Inside The Bills | Fred top 3 in MVP rank
Fred Jackson is third in Pro Football Focus' MVP balloting behind Aaron Rodgers and Darrelle Revis.

Inside The Bills | Maybin plays diplomat
"Honestly, I don’t think anybody’s gonna really say that averaging five snaps a game is getting a legitimate shot," said Maybin. "But on my end what I have to say to that is for whatever reason that was there was fault on both ends. There was something obviously I didn’t do while I was there to give the coaching staff that confidence in me to go out and have more than five snaps a game. Since I’ve gotten here it’s been a little bit different. So I guess that’s the extent of that."

Revis Island is a scary place to visit - Jerry Sullivan
"Revis is the best player in football," Ryan said Wednesday via conference call. "It doesn't matter midseason, postseason, whatever. There's only one Darrelle Revis in this league, and we're fortunate to have him."

Maybin causing some mayhem with Jets - The Buffalo News
Does he feel any animosity toward the Bills for cutting him after two seasons? "I've got nothing but friends left in that locker room, and as far as the rest of the organization goes, business is business," Maybin said.

Jackson confident Nix will look out for him in future - The Buffalo News
"Bills running back Fred Jackson said Wednesday he's confident Bills General Manager Buddy Nix will agree to restructure his contract — at some point in the future."

Ex-Buffalo Bill Aaron Maybin no bust in Jets' lineup | Democrat and Chronicle
"Wednesday afternoon during a conference call with a western New York media contingent that spent most of the time he was in Buffalo questioning the Bills' sanity for having picked him, Maybin sounded like a young man who has done some soul-searching and recognizes how close he was to having his barely flickering football career extinguished."

Rex Ryan, Chan Gailey praise Buffalo Bills' Fred Jackson | Democrat and Chronicle
"Through seven games, the running back has 1,074 yards from scrimmage, equaling O.J. Simpson and Thurman Thomas."

'Mayhem' Returns; Maybin Faces Bills For 1st Time - WGR 550
"The former first round pick didn't make the Jets roster out of training camp, and instead had to wait until an injury to Bryan Thomas forced the team in to needing some help getting after the passer. Since he's been put in his new role, Maybin has been flourishing."

Three Bills Return To Practice Wednesday - WGR 550
" Wide receiver Donald Jones, offensive tackle Chris Hairston and cornerback Aaron Williams all made their return to practice from their respective injuries."

Big Day Monday For Bills' Kyle Williams - WGR 550
"Williams will undergo an MRI on Monday to determine the severity of his foot injury, which has kept him out of action since the second half of the Bills game against Philadelphia on October 9. They should know more about Williams' injury once Tuesday or Wednesday rolls around."

Bart Scott: Bills' spread offense could be defended differently than Patriots' |
"This is the same offense we played last year. The thing is, everything they did last year they're doing a lot better and they're very confident," Scott said. "They've always played hard and been scrappy but I think that they're playing with a tremendous amount of confidence and want to prove to people that they're for real."

AFC East Week 9 X factors - AFC East Blog - ESPN
With Darrelle Revis on Stevie Johnson, David Nelson could have a big day in the slot says James Walker. On the other end, how will Nick Mangold handle Marcell Dareus?

Video: Marcell Dareus in the AFC 411 - AFC East Blog - ESPN
" bloggers James Walker (AFC East), Bill Williamson (AFC West), Paul Kuharsky (AFC South) and Jamison Hensley (AFC North) analyze the AFC."

How Matt Forte impacts Fred Jackson - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"But one of the few differences -- age -- is where Forte's situation could impact Jackson the most. Forte is 25, five years younger than Jackson (30). And if Chicago is unwilling to give its star running back in his prime a contract extension, why should Buffalo? This is especially the case since Jackson still has one year left on his contract."

Take your pick: Jets or Bills? - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Using our SportsNation poll, vote on who will win the AFC East matchup between the Jets and Bills. You can also share your thoughts on both teams in the comments section below."

Former NY Jet Brad Smith not fitting in to Buffalo Bills plans - NY Daily News
"It’s tough, man, I’m being honest with you, knowing we could make plays," Smith said. "But as many times you take a chance you can hit a couple, but at the same time, if you get tackled at the 10- or 15- yard line, you’re hurting teams."

Smith could be the ex factor when Jets battle Bills -
"Everything happened so fast when the lockout ended," the former Jet said Wednesday on a conference call, "and next thing you know I was on a plane to Rochester [where Buffalo held training camp] and I’m sitting in a team meeting and I know no one. It was unbelievable. It didn’t feel real."

Bills' Brad Smith getting used to life away from Jets |
"I mean, it's something I was very comfortable with," Smith said of the Jets, where he spent his first five seasons. "The organization, the people, I was very comfortable there and I liked it. Being here in Buffalo has definitely been a growing experience personally, as a football player just learning, a chance to be around these new guys that have an unbelievable drive to win."

Brad Smith chomping at the bit to face Jets - Newsday
"It's going to be crazy," the wide receiver/kick returner said Wednesday. "It's kind of a surreal experience just knowing those guys and playing with just about all of them. I expect to hear from Bart [Scott] and Eric Smith. It should be fun."

Former Jet Brad Smith set to face ex mates -
"We always said we’re glad Brad’s on our team," said Jets safety Eric Smith, one of Brad’s closest friends on the team. "Now, going against him, we know he can run it, he can throw it. We have to be ready for everything."

Jets must ground and pound way to victory -
"They explain how the Jets can return a trace of normalcy to the AFC East race this Sunday. They offer a blueprint for beating the Buffalo Bills, even in Ralph Wilson Stadium, even on a day when the Bills will be wearing all-white and honoring the star-crossed Scott Norwood."

Jets coach Rex Ryan says Joe McKnight will have 'more opportunities' vs. Bills |
"I wouldn’t say it plays to my advantage, because this is the same team, but they’ve got different players, new linebackers, a couple new cornerbacks, it’s a different defense than I went against last year," he said. "They probably saw the tape from last year but I’m not really focused on what they know about me, I just want to focus on going out there and doing my best."

New York Jets set to run roughshod over Buffalo Bills again - ESPN New York
"Each season, you can count on a few things from the New York Jets: Rex Ryan will make a Super Bowl guarantee. Someone will call out the New England Patriots. An off-the-field controversy will surface. And the Jets will run the Buffalo Bills into submission."

Jets compare Bills and Patriots, prep to stop Fred Jackson - ESPN New York
"He's making a lot of people miss, he's breaking a lot of tackles," Jets linebacker David Harris said. "They do a good job of making him effective in their offense; they do a lot of three, four receiver sets, spread the field out and he finds the holes."