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Plans for a new Buffalo Bills stadium created a frenzy with media - but not the Common Council.

Tom Szczerbowski

Bills Rewind: Buffalo-Tennessee Highlights - VIDEO -
"Check out the highlights from the 35-34 loss to the Titans on Sunday."

From the Booth: Titans at Bills -
"Here are a couple of observations from the radio broadcast booth, and after reviewing the tape the Titans game:"

Inside The Bills | Bills add OL Williams to practice squad
"Buffalo signed free agent G Keith Williams. Williams is familiar with the Bills offense after spending most of last season on the club’s practice squad. He was signed as a futre free agent last January and spent the whole 2012 offseason with Buffalo before he was a final cut at the close of the preseason."

Inside The Bills | Fitz: Goals to be reassessed in bye week
"We have to reassess where we’re at as a team, and I think the bye week is the perfect opportunity to do that. Maybe look and evaluate at what we’re doing, set new goals as to how we’re going to get to the playoffs, and go from there."

Inside The Bills | Fred finally feels back to old self
"Without a doubt," he said. "I haven’t felt as well as I did (Sunday) in a long time. I was able to go out and make a few plays - didn’t make enough because we still got the loss. But I did feel good and hopefully I can continue to play well."

Mario Williams may have surgery - The Buffalo News
"Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams is considering surgery on his injured left wrist during the team’s bye week, The News has learned."

Jackson, Spiller strike a balance for Bills - The Buffalo News
"The Bills used Jackson and Spiller together on five of their 60 offensive snaps, including on their first touchdown, a 3-yard center screen to Jackson. On the play, Spiller drew linebacker Will Witherspoon out right into coverage, leaving the middle of the field - where Jackson got the ball and then walked into the end zone - wide open. "

Bills fill out practice squad with Keith Williams | Press Coverage
"Williams, a former sixth-round draft pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2011, played in all four preseason games for Buffalo this summer, mostly at right guard."

Review live blog: Outer harbor stadium proposal comes to City Hall | Press Coverage
"A proposal to build a retractable-roof stadium on Buffalo's waterfront will come before city lawmakers this afternoon. City Hall reporter Jill Terreri will be live blogging the Common Council's Community Development Committee meeting, which starts at 1 p.m."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Report: Mario Williams Considering Wrist Surgery
"The Bills hold their only practice of their bye week on Wednesday, where head coach Chan Gailey will brief the media following the session."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills' Fitzpatrick Isn't Mad At Kelsay
"I also think it’s important when there are things, especially with specific people that we address those in house and not through the media, but that’s a challenge he issues through the media and that will be one that resonates through the locker room. I‘m always going to accept Stevie challenging me or Fred challenging me, you accept the challenges from the guys that you respect. I think those are the guys that will have to do the speaking."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Upon Further Review- Bills OL & DL Vs. Titans
Erik Pears, Marcell Dareus and Mario get some pretty terrible grades, but there were some good performances to check out.

Blogger Blitz: Gailey on the hot seat? - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"AFC East blogger James Walker takes a look at the job security of Buffalo coach Chan Gailey."

Mario Williams blames wrist for 'hesitation' - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"I’ve got a lot of hesitation," Williams told the Buffalo News. "It’s on me. That’s fine. I know I gotta change that. Believe me, I don’t need anybody to tell me that. I look at it just how everybody else does."

NFL: Week 7 knee-jerk reactions - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"That is the reality for Buffalo. The Bills (3-4) now have back-to-back road games against Houston and New England. A 3-6 record looks very likely. It's a wrap."

Power Rankings: AFC East plummet - AFC East Blog - ESPN
The Bills fell to No. 27 overall.

AFC East Stock Watch - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"1. Buffalo Bills: From playoff hype to 'pretender' status. That is the free-fall the Bills are taking this season. Buffalo fell to 3-4 after an embarrassing home loss to the lowly Tennessee Titans. The defense is horrendous most weeks and underachieving. Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick throws too many untimely interceptions. Despite talent, there is no quick fix other than to play better."

Chris Johnson's 83-Yard TD Run: That's How You Draw It Up - Music City Miracles
"Everyone loves a good GIF, but as you can see in the still shot above, every single Buffalo defender is blocked on the play. We talk about Chris Johnson being back all day long, but the fact is that most every running back in the NFL would have gotten a big gain on this play. The credit for this one goes to the offensive line."

Strictly Stadium Opinion: Live In The Now | THE BEST OF NICK MENDOLA LIVE
"The question isn’t whether or not Buffalo needs a new stadium to keep the Bills, it’s whether the community could pay the season ticket rates to fill the place. Maybe that’s the bigger fear; a new joint would expose the market?"

Outer harbor stadium proposal faces long odds - The Buffalo News
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz said that limited infrastructure at the site makes the proposal a nonstarter. "There are several problems... such as a lack of space needed for parking, distance from the downtown core and insufficient road infrastructure - particularly in bad weather - to accommodate the thousands of fans heading to the site."

Bills players get down and dirty to help build Lackawanna playground - The Buffalo News
"More than 25 Buffalo Bills, almost half the roster, flocked Tuesday to the shadows of Our Lady of Victory Basilica in Lackawanna to help build a playground for young kids in the community."

CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - NFL-in-Hamilton idea sinks before it can swim
"Specifically identifying Hamilton as a viable alternative for a new venue, Termini feels such a location would elicit corporate financial support from the thriving business community in the Greater Toronto Area. At the same time, the drive for Bills fans in western New York would be much more convenient than continuing up the QEW to the Big Smoke."

Developer proposes locating Bills in Hamilton |
"Rocco Termini, who just completed the $43-million restoration of a landmark downtown Buffalo hotel, believes that is the only way to sustain the future of the NFL franchise and says having the team play in Ontario would not be unlike the New York Giants playing in New Jersey."

Bills Lease Negotiations Continue |
Renovating Ralph Wilson Stadium is expected to top $200 million; some of it would be county money. Poloncarz said, "We will continue to work on negotiating a lease with the Buffalo Bills at their current home in Orchard Park, which the Bills have indicated they do not want to leave."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - SCHOPP: Memory Lame
"Get busy living or get busy dying, right? How many years can I get away with citing that same Shawshank Redemption line before the Bills actually adopt it and rebuild for real? It's been six or seven years already." - Chudzinski, Wannstedt not making proper adjustments
"Rob Chudzinski was an ace a year ago who turned down head-coaching overtures, and Dave Wannstedt is a respected former head coach who knows defense. But both are in a serious slump."