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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills Links, 6/8

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Wannstedt makes most of time - The Buffalo News
"Being out of the NFL for six years, being in the college ranks, I’ve really taken advantage of this time to see what has changed. So I’ve been studying some of our opponents, some non-opponents, just to see what different people are doing."

DeLamielleure is no fan of NFL players or owners - The Daily News Online
"Don’t get Joe DeLamielleure started on the NFL lockout or the league in general. A pox on both of their houses, as far as the former Buffalo Bills All-Pro guard is concerned."

Inside The Bills | Biscuit on Dareus
"He’s an Alabama guy so there’s nothing else to say," said Bennett. "Have you ever seen a guy come from the University of Alabama that was a disappointment? He’s going to do a tremendous job. I was with him at the draft when he got drafted and I told him he’s going to have an excellent experience in life coming to Buffalo, New York. He’s going to be a great asset to the city."

What will be Stevie's encore in 2011? -
"Prior to the 2010 season Stevie Johnson had all of 12 career receptions for 112 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Everyone knows how dramatically different the complexion of his career appeared following his breakout 82-catch, 10 touchdown year. With 1,073 yards, a host of clutch plays and several third down conversions now in the rearview mirror the question now is what can Johnson do for an encore?"

Bills Focus: Catching Up with Joe Ferguson -
" recently caught up with Wall of Fame quarterback Joe Ferguson to find out what he's been up to, how his health is doing, and what he loved about his time in Buffalo. "

Marcus Easley Is Giving Back - Hartford Courant
"Former Husky and current Buffalo Bills wide receiver Marcus Easley will conduct a one-day football camp for 7-14 year olds at Bunnell High in Stratford on July 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The camp is free and I'm told Easley insisted on there being no charge to campers."

Healthy name change for Bills Fieldhouse | Business First
The Buffalo Bills have struck a naming-rights deal with BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York to change the Bills Fieldhouse to "The Bills Healthy Zone."

Surrendering Pressure |
"Khaled Elsayed of Pro Football Focus begins a week-long look at pass protection in the NFL with a peek into who is giving up the most pressure." The Buffalo Bills came in 20th.

Pressure Into Sacks |
"Continuing a week long look at pass protection in the NFL, Pro Football Focus' Khaled Elsayed examines which teams were best at keeping pressure from turning into sacks." The Bills QBs came in a surprising 12th.

Mixed martial arts helps NFL players improve skills and deal with lockout -
"Clay Matthews, Jared Allen, Shawne Merriman and others get an intense workout, not to mention the ability to hit somebody, while working with Fox football reporter Jay Glazer."

Wannstedt catches up on NFL game - The Buffalo News
"After six years coaching in college, new Bills assistant head coach is using lockout to get reacquainted with the league."

Smerlas' praise for Talley - The Buffalo News
Asked about Talley's induction into the College Football Hall of Fame, Smerlas said: "Talley was one of the greatest guys I ever played with. We both hated (former Bills head coach) Hank Bullough equally, and that was what drove him out. The dumbest human being ever. We called him the brain cell."

Random Thoughts | Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Sal Maiorana gives some quick hits on the current Buffalo Bills situation.

Arrowhead Stadium makes visitors quiver - ESPN AFC East Blog
"NFC East blogger Dan Graziano gave Ralph Wilson Stadium his No. 1 vote, but the Buffalo Bills' home venue didn't appear on any other ballot. Graziano explained weather conditions buoyed his thinking."

Freeman has proven he belongs - The Buffalo News
"Freeman attributed much of his rapid development to Van Pelt, the former Buffalo Bills quarterback and assistant coach who joined Raheem Morris' staff last season. Van Pelt is a bright guy and knows the game, so it's no surprise he got high praise from Freeman."

Buffalo Bills Post-Draft Roster Analysis: Defensive Line : Buffalo Sports Daily
"Now that the dust of the 2011 Draft has settled, it’s time to analyze the current state of Buffalo’s roster. We’ll be taking a look at one position at a time. Today: DL."