clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 1/12

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 1:  Chan Gailey, coach of the Buffalo Bills paces the sidelines during a game with the New England Patriots in the second half at Gillette Stadium on January 1, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 1: Chan Gailey, coach of the Buffalo Bills paces the sidelines during a game with the New England Patriots in the second half at Gillette Stadium on January 1, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Getty Images
Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

Twitter / @AdamSchefter
"Jets and Bills both are talking to Ole Miss OC and former Dolphins QBs coach David Lee about joining their coaching staff."

Inge move good for Bills, puts UB in a predicament | THE BEST OF NICK MENDOLA . . .LIVE
"Make no mistake, Inge is a tremendous game-planner. While UB’s defense did not always have the depth and/or talent to take care of business during games, Inge’s set-up was near flawless on several occasions."

Bills add defensive assistant -
"We are excited to have William join our staff," said Bills head coach Chan Gailey. "We were impressed with his abilities during last year’s training camp and feel he will make an excellent addition to our defensive staff."

Bills hire UB's Inge - BillBoard - The Buffalo News
"Coach Inge was contacted by the Buffalo Bills about joining their staff and has accepted the opportunity presented to him, which I completely understand,’’ Quinn said in a statement released by the school. "He set the example of loyalty in this profession, he was loyal to this staff, the players and the program and did a tremendous job for us.’’

UB Coaching Staff Raided.. by the Bills - Bull Run
See what SB Nation's UB blog has to say about losing Willaim Inge.

Inside The Bills | Mularkey to bring Jags to Buffalo "
"Jacksonville will be playing the Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium in the 2012 regular season, so the former Bills head coach (2004-2005) will return to Buffalo for the first time as a head coach of another NFL club."

Congrats to Mularkey - BillBoard - The Buffalo News
The night before Mike Mularkey resigned as Buffalo Bills head coach he told his wife words to the effect: "If we walk away from this job, we'll probably never get another head coaching chance again."

Mularkey a Bills rarity - BillBoard - The Buffalo News
"Mularkey became only the fourth coach to land a head coaching job with another NFL team after leaving (resigning/fired) Buffalo, joining Lou Saban, Chuck Knox and Wade Phillips."

Merriman very much a part of 2012 plans -
"Right now he’s in the (rehab) process," said Nix. "He’s been through the surgery. He’s had his shoulder fixed, he’s in the process of rehabbing and getting healthy. He’ll have a physical this spring and another in the summer. If he gets healthy and passes the physical, he’s still ours. We’ll take it from there and see what happens."

Inside The Bills | Chan feels it can work w/Stevie "
"If I thought Stevie was a bad person then we probably wouldn’t even be having this conversation. But I know he’s not. I know he’s a good person deep down. I don’t think he wants to hurt the team. I don’t think that at all. I don’t see that being a big issue going forward."

Inside The Bills | Kelsay on 3-4 vs. 4-3 "
"The 4-3, that’s what Dave is known for, but if you go back and look over the course of the last two seasons when we installed the 3-4 as our base defense, 40 to 45 percent of the snaps we were in the four-man front in our nickel package," said Kelsay. "You look at the guys especially up front who we have, a healthy Kyle Williams and Marcell Dareus, you put a four-man front out there with those two guys next to each other that’s a pretty good duo."

Remember when: 1992 AFC Championship Game -
The Bills beat the Broncos to advance to the Super Bowl. Check out the video.

Spiller closes season with a flourish - Bills & NFL - The Buffalo News
"The Buffalo Bills only hope there are many more weekends like the ones C.J. Spiller enjoyed the last half of the season. He ran free and easy, slashing off tackle, sprinting past slower defenders and even lowering the boom at times over larger ones."

BUSCAGLIA: Bills Year In Review: Defensive Line - WGR 550 SportsRadio
"Let's put the microscope on the defensive line."

Sixty with Sal | Three Point Stance | Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
"Sal is launching a new weekly live blog about all sports, not just the Buffalo Bills, starting at noon Wednesday. Please join in with your comments and questions." Read the recap here.

Examining Mel Kiper's 2011 draft grades - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Mel Kiper grades the 2011 draft. The only thing he messed up was Kelvin Sheppard playing himself into the role and not filling in for injury.

The PFF All-Rookie Team - 2011 |
Khaled Elsayed of Pro Football Focus unveils the PFF All Rookie Team for 2011. Marcell Dareus and Kelvin Sheppard make the team. An interesting note - Sheppard led all NFL ILBs in tackling efficiency according to PFF.

2011 NFP All-Rookie defensive team | National Football Post
Marcell Dareus made the squad.