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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 6/9

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Planning for Merriman -
"In the weeks of additional time to scheme and adjust their own playbooks this offseason, Buffalo’s defensive staff has one player for whom they’ve been drawing up specific plays. His name is Shawne Merriman. Defensive coordinator George Edwards knows what Merriman is capable of, but the linebacker’s ability will have to reveal itself again before Buffalo’s defensive plans are put into action." news: Grab bag: Game’s best WRs ride first-round pedigree
Lee Evans is in group G, while Stevie Johnson tallies in group H.

Mayo, Posluszny, Scott near automatic - ESPN AFC East Blog
"Posluszny had three broken tackles, but with 114 takedowns, he tied Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison for sixth with a 2.6 percent inefficiency rate. Posluszny had just three broken tackles in 2009, too. Buffalo safety Donte Whitner ranked sixth on the good side. He had four broken tackles, 105 tackles and a 3.7 percent inefficiency rate."

Inside The Bills | Expert review of Pryor
"With the likelihood of Ohio State QB Terrelle Pryor requesting an application to be eligible for the NFL’s Supplemental draft growing by the day, the executive producer of NFL Matchup and Senior Producer for NFL Films for more than 30 years, Greg Cosell, broke down two of Pryor’s games and came up with the following conclusions with respect to how his game translates to the NFL."

Extra Blockers |
Khaled Elsayed of Pro Football Focus dissects a third piece of the NFL's pass protection puzzle. The Bills were 19th in average number of blockers per play with 5.57.

Wannstedt imparts keys to success - The Buffalo News
"On Wednesday, Wannstedt applied his expertise by speaking to 250 local area high school football players at the NFL's High School Player Development Program in The Bills Healthy Zone (formerly Bills Fieldhouse). Buffalo is one of 17 cities in the country to host the weeklong program that focuses on bettering players on and off the field. "

St. Joe's Chad Kelly On ESPNU150 List - WGR 550 SportsRadio
"The nephew of former Buffalo Bills great and Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is making headlines on his own accord. Kelly is ranked 80th in the nation, and the fifth best quarterback in the country heading in to his final year of high school."

$10M gift boosts Roswell campaign | Business First
Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson was one of the ten contributors towards the $10M gift.

Where The Greats Ended Up: James Lofton : Buffalo Sports Daily
"We’re running a series of articles, recalling where 10 former Bills’ stars would go on to finish their careers. Today we kick things off with wide receiver James Lofton."

Matt Barkley Player Profile - Mocking The Draft
"Matt Barkley is one of the three best QBs in the 2012 draft class. He has all the tools to be a very good QB in the NFL but also needs a lot of work. "

Power rankings: Toughest venues - ESPN NFL Nation Blog
"I am the definition of an "outlier" in the latest Power Rankings entry. We were asked to rank the toughest places in the league to play. The venue I ranked first -- Ralph Wilson Stadium in Buffalo -- wasn't even mentioned in the top 10 of any of our other seven NFL bloggers."