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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 8/21

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

Bills sputter in loss to Broncos -
"When you end up behind the sticks, a lot of teams end up in a bind, but we really end up in a bind," said Gailey. "We’re not to the point yet where we can overcome a lot of those situations and we’ve got to get better at not taking negative plays."

Inside The Bills | Bills injuries not serious
"I know the injuries were of concern to everyone and the good news right now is there were no serious injuries," said Gailey. "Guys will miss a while, but they’re going to eventually be fine."

Reaction: Broncos 24 Bills 10 - WGR 550
"Yuck. Just yuck. With all due respect to whatever the second teamers may do on offense and defense, that first half was a pitiful excuse for how to play the game of football."

McGee picks off Quinn -

"Terrence McGee picks off Brady Quinn in the endzone preventing the Broncos from scoring their third touchdown of the day."

Inside The Bills | Bills hot about hit on Jones
"We weren’t going to go out there and start swinging and getting penalties. It went to show that we’re a team that doesn’t like being pushed around. We’re not going to be pushed around by anybody and we thought that was inappropriate the way it went down and we reacted to it."

Inside The Bills | Spiller shows
"Granted Spiller didn’t bust off a long run for a touchdown, but that’s not where Gailey and the offensive staff wanted to see progress. They wanted to see it in his patience with the ball in his hands and in his decision making."

Inside The Bills | Barnett cautions Bills fans
"We should be able to run our base defense and stop them, then again, we did not game plan them at all," said Barnett. "I probably watched one quarter on them, and that was today. It’s the preseason, you’re supposed to be able to go out there and play your base defense and make the plays."

Bills find little to cheer about - The Buffalo News
"The Buffalo Bills' defense could not slow down Denver's passing game, and the Bills' offense could not find much rhythm Saturday night. It added up to a poor showing by the Buffalo starting units in the second preseason game of the summer."

McGahee reunited with Studesville; RB White injured - The Buffalo News
"He's probably the only coach that knows me," McGahee said upon signing with the Broncos. "He knows what I can do and what I can't do. He knows my attitude and he knows I'm going to prepare for the game. It's like, 'Welcome home.'"

Injury report: RB White is OK - The Buffalo News
"Everything cleared at the hospital and he's going back on a plane with us," Gailey said of White, the Bills' fifth-round draft choice out of North Carolina.

Quote of the Night: Nick Barnett - The Buffalo News
Said Barnett: "The mistakes, all we have to do is clean it up. I wouldn’t throw away your season tickets today. It’s going to be a great season, don’t worry."

Gailey even-keeled about loss - The Buffalo News
Said Gailey: "Pass defense starts with pass rush, we didn’t have a good enough four-man pass rush tonight to help our pass defense. We’ve got to get better there. I thought we played the run a lot better this week, throughout the whole ballgame. But with the ones, I think the ones had 60-some yards rushing against ‘em. I feel like we’re on track run-defense wise. We’ve just got a lot of work to do in the pass coverage and pass rush without blitzing ‘em every snap. "

HAMILTON: This Football Team Is No Better...yet! - WGR 550 SportsRadio
"Demetrius Bell once again showed us he's not a left tackle in the National Football League. When he goes up against any decent football player he is worse than terrible. Elvis Dumervil handed Bell his lunch tonight. Twice Bell hardly touched him. A rookie, Von Miller made him look silly."

Video: RB Johnny White hurt in Bills loss - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Buffalo Bills running back Johnny White was carted off the field after his head hit the ground on a tackle by Denver Broncos linebacker Mario Haggan in a 24-10 preseason loss."

Bills' Dareus and Broncos' Miller look to transform defenses - The Denver Post
"This could have been his kingdom. This could have been all his to roam and rule with Gradishar grit, Atwater attitude. But — with the second pick in the 2011 NFL draft, the Denver Broncos didn't select Marcell Dareus."

Mark Kiszla: Moore's hit is exactly what Broncos' defense needs - The Denver Post
"If you're asking me to testify, it was a dirty hit by Moore, although we'll let the league office pass judgment. But also allow me to add: Thanks, Mr. Moore."

Bills "Manhandled" in Denver |
"It was a Mile High Mess. The Bills did not play well in their second preseason game, losing to the Broncos 24-10. The starting units played most of the first half, and neither the offense or defense did anything to make Bills fans feel good about their progress."

Preseason Immediate Reactions: Broncos 24, Bills 10 |
Nick Mendola gives his immediate thoughts after the game.

Bills running back Johnny White taken off on stretcher | ProFootballTalk
"A quarter after Bills receiver Donald Jones was knocked out, Bills running back Johnny White was carted off the field on a stretcher. We weren’t able to see a replay of the hit that knocked Jones out, so won’t speculate about the injury."

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Training Camp Thoughts | Three Point Stance | Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
"Another training camp at St. John Fisher College is winding down, and if there’s anything I have gathered from this camp, it’s this: The Bills, as I’ve said all along, won’t be ending their playoff drought in 2011."

Felser: Bills' past is checkered when it comes to draft - The Buffalo News
"How can a team that has a history of drafting Hall of Famers like Billy Shaw, O.J. Simpson, Bruce Smith, Joe DeLamielleure, Jim Kelly and Thurman Thomas also select such a collection of first-round flops as Maybin, Jim Davidson, Walt Patulski, Reuben Gant, Phil Dokes, Tony Hunter, Erik Flowers and Mike Williams?"

Bills need to hit on first-round picks -
Dan Goldman goes through the Bills first round picks of the last ten years with the release of Aaron Maybin and the trade of Lee Evans.