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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 11/7

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The Bills made a series of roster moves yesterday. Those moves are broken down with more postmortem analysis of the loss to the Texans in today's links.

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Bills shuffle roster with five transactions -
"The Buffalo Bills made a flurry of roster moves Tuesday, placing CB Terrence McGee and RT Erik Pears on injured reserve. The club also released kickoff specialist John Potter and elevated Marcus Easley to the 53-man roster."

Inside The Bills | We’re not intimidated by anybody
"We’re not intimidated at all by any team," said Stevie Johnson. "But this week against New England I think it’s about finishing. We’ve been able to put points on the board, but we’ve got to finish the game."

Inside The Bills | McGee still trying to get right
"He’s done a great job of trying to get back from that injury," said Gailey. "That was a tough injury to come back from. That patellar tendon is a hard thing to get back fully and it swells up on him. We’re trying to let it calm down and see if we can get him on the practice field on a consistent basis."

Inside The Bills | McKelvin set to perform at LCB
"Right now Leodis would play that spot," said head coach Chan Gailey. "We’ve got Ron Brooks that we just got back and played there in the preseason, but I’m sure he’s rusty and you’ve got Justin Rogers. All three might end up playing there."

Inside The Bills | Stevie: It’s time to take risks
"We’re all frustrated there’s no doubt about it and we feel the frustration from the fans," said Johnson in his weekly appearance on Bills flagship WGR Sportsradio 550. "We’ve got to play on the edge. If we’ve got 4th-and-inches, 4th-and-1 whatever it is. Let’s go for it. We’re not an undefeated team here, let’s go for it and scrap and fight for every win. Shake it up.

Inside The Bills | Stevie: Hope is still there
"The hope is still there for the team," said Stevie Johnson in his weekly appearance on WGR Sportsradio 550. "We’re not done. Yeah we may have lost these games, but we’re not done. We still have a lot of season to go. Sometimes it just takes that one win to get the ball rolling."

Inside The Bills | Bills could use OL, CB
"As for offensive linemen Buffalo has some young prospects on their practice squad. OT Andrew Jackson (6’5″ 299), OT/G Reggie Stephens (6’3″ 320) and G Keith Williams (6’5″ 330). Buffalo has lost Erik Pears and Chad Rinehart to I-R in less than a week leaving them with just C/G David Snow and G/T Sam Young as their only reserves."

Bills QB, VP nominee Jack Kemp remembered on Election Day -
Re-read the story on Jack Kemp's obituary on election day.

Video: Mario Williams shows up for Bills - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"AFC East blogger James Walker talks about Mario Williams' performance Sunday against his former team."

NFL: Week 9 knee-jerk reactions - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"It's true that Buffalo's coaches still do not know what to do with Spiller. He makes things happen but doesn't get the football nearly enough. That's one of the many problems in Buffalo."

Power Rankings: AFC East slumping - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Buffalo (3-5) stayed the same at No. 28 after losing to the Houston Texans. The Bills have a big game at New England this weekend."

AFC East Stock Watch - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Chan Gailey is on the down slope while Mario Williams is earning more praise. - Williams is disappointing as Bills' centerpiece
"They missed on Mario," one league executive told PFW. "Say what you want – he was not that dominant or great in Houston. They played great defense when he was on I.R." - Bills trying to get most out of WR Graham's speed
"Graham played in 33 snaps on Sunday, but his two catches went for four yards. Without the opportunity to get Graham deep, the Bills are trying to use screens to get the most out of his speed, and the results have been mediocre — he has 14 catches for 109 yards this season, and a long of 19 yards." - PFW's Midseason All-Pro Team
Leodis McKelvin makes the team as the punt returner. Marshawn Lynch is in at running back.

Bills aren't going 4th on offense - The Buffalo News
"'The Bills have been outscored, 90-28, in the final 15 minutes of games in their 3-5 start to the season."

At last, Easley set to make debut with Bills - Connecticut Post
"That's the news today," Easley said when reached by phone from Western New York Tuesday night. "It's long overdue, especially with what I have been through. I'm glad the time has finally come."

Bills starting to resemble Jauron teams - Wellsville Daily Reporter
"Gailey’s Bills are finding ways to lose each week, sometimes hanging tough with a good team before proving to be far too inferior. What’s worse, though, with Gailey’s Bills is another dangerous comparison to the Jauron Era — no progress."

Gailey facing criticism over play calling - Olean Times Herald
"You almost wonder if Gailey, spotting the Texans’ scheme that left all three wideouts in man-to-man coverage, took the bait."