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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 12/24

The Buffalo Bills made mistakes again yesterday. It's not a mistake to read these links, though.

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

After blowout loss, Bills fear change in the wind - Buffalo News
"The Buffalo Bills are starting to realize an offseason personnel explosion is coming."

Uninspired showing should be the last word - Buffalo News
"They paid through the nose for Mario Williams. The schedule was in their favor. They had five games against rookie quarterbacks. It was a perfect setup."

Johnson can't catch a break - Buffalo News
"Johnson had a day to forget. He fumbled. He dropped passes. He failed to secure what should've been a touchdown, losing the ball after crossing the goal line and leaving the call open to interpretation."

Quarterly Report - Buffalo News
If you dare relive the game quarter-by-quarter...

Dolphins had ground game to overrun Bills - Buffalo News
"The Bills came out flat and played with no sense of urgency when down by 21 points with a full quarter to play. Their hurry-up offense didn't look too eager."

Former county executive urges quick search for next Bills owners - Buffalo News
Joel Giambra: "It appears to me that in order to keep this franchise in this community [long-term], it's going to take an ownership group willing to lose tens of millions a year for a long period of time."

Buffalo Bills stumble against Miami Dolphins - Democrat and Chronicle
Sal Mairoana goes through the miscues - again.

Buffalo Bills didn't show up once again - Democrat and Chronicle
"On the other end of the spectrum, there's Mario Williams, who did almost nothing in the game, and never once referred to himself when he reeled off all the problems the Bills had on defense. Lots of "we" and "us" but never "me." And he was more than eager to call out punter Shawn Powell's shanked punt and the offense's four turnovers which put the defense in bad spots."

Sal's Six Points: The Answers - Democrat and Chronicle
I didn't read this. I just couldn't do it.

Lease deal for Bills stadium is improvement over last one - Democrat and Chronicle
"Under the new agreement, the state will again contribute $123 million toward stadium improvements, but this time the Bills must ante up $44 million."

Spiller still putting up big numbers -
"Anytime you’re mentioned with greats like that it’s definitely breathtaking, definitely humbling," Spiller said. "Everybody knows that me and Thurman are really close, so it definitely feels good to be in there, but it seems like every time I reach a milestone it always comes in a disappointment."

Player reactions after loss to Dolphins -
Jairus Byrd, Kyle Williams, Mario Williams, George Wilson, Brad Smith and Stevie Johnson share a couple thoughts each after the game.

C.J. Spiller: "Losing sucks" -
That's succinct, but doesn't include the other stuff he talked about regarding the offense.

Ryan Fitzpatrick: "This is a very, very disappointing loss" -
Fitz: "This is not the result we wanted. I think in terms of guys showing up next week and playing, I don’t think that’s anything that you ever have to question about our football team. I think this is a very, very disappointing loss though."

Chan Gailey: "We gave up too much too early" -
Gailey's opener: "We just gave up too much too early. We didn’t execute well early in the game. We gave up too much and had too much to overcome."

Turnovers sink Buffalo in loss to Dolphins -
"Turnovers and no answer for Reggie Bush told the tale for the Bills on Sunday at Sun Life Stadium in Miami. Buffalo could not take care of the football committing four turnovers, three of which came in the first three quarters. It resulted in 17 points for Miami in a 24-10 win over the Bills."

Bills Roundup: Buffalo Falls to Miami 24-10 - VIDEO -
"Turnovers proved to be costly again for the Bills, as the Dolphins took the ball away 4 times and pulled away for a 24-10 win."

Bills Focus: Spiller Joins Elite Company - VIDEO -
"Bills Running Back C.J. Spiller joined some elite company in Bills history on Sunday with his 10th game on the season going over 100 yards from scrimmage."

Inside The Bills | Referee on Stevie non-TD play
Head referee Walt Anderson explains why Stevie Johnson wasn't given a touchdown.

Inside The Bills | Players on Stevie non-TD
"But my frustration was with the play before that, where I had the ball, and then it came out before I even took a second step, and they called that a fumble."

Inside The Bills | Mario: You’ve got to finish and we didn’t
"I just feel like it’s one of those things where you can’t even put your finger on one thing at this point," he said.

Inside The Bills | Chan on why no challenge on Stevie non-TD
"We talked about it on the sideline," said Gailey. "If the ball rolls out it’s the Calvin Johnson rule. If the ball rolls out without coming up with it and giving it to the official, they’re not going to ever give it to you. So you’re wasting a challenge."

Inside The Bills | Chandler injury "not good"
"Scott doesn’t look good at all," said Gailey. "It’s a knee. I saw him in the locker room on crutches."

Inside The Bills | Turnovers were gifts for Miami
"Those turnovers resulted in 17 points for Miami. It was the second consecutive week that Buffalo’s opponent scored 17 points off turnovers."

Inside The Bills | Wood worried what losses will bring
"It stinks that we’re not winning, and a lot of people are going to lose their jobs because of it," Wood said after the game.

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills Slated To Pick 6th Thru 15 Games
Joe Buscaglia says the Bills are picking somewhere from No. 4 to No. 11 depending on the results of next week.

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills In Giving Mood For Christmas
"The Bills have averaged just 16 points over the last 6 games, scoring a total of 9 touchdowns. The passing game has practically disappeared as Fitzpatrick has averaged 184 yards a game in that stretch."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - HAMILTON: The Bills Are Just Blah Humbug!
"For much of this season and especially in this game, that’s what the Bills look like, beaten, no urgency, no passion, lifeless, going through the motions and very few decent plays. That’s what we saw Sunday in Miami, a great big roll of BLAH."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Sideline Reactions: Dolphins 24 - Bills 10
Joe Buscaglia has some strong words for Mario Williams in his game recap.

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Gailey: 'We're Headed In The Right Direction, But I Have No Proof'
Gailey: "I believe we're headed in the right direction but I don't have any proof to show for that. I know everything is evaluated, I'm a big boy. I know everything is evaluated at the end of the year."

Chan Gailey, Ryan Fitzpatrick era must end in Buffalo - ESPN
"Gailey and Fitzpatrick continue to hold this team back. It's time for the Bills to stop spinning their wheels."

Rapid Reaction: Dolphins 24, Bills 10 - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Another bad sign for Gailey is how sloppy the Bills continue to look. Buffalo had three turnovers, 11 penalties for 93 yards and poor special teams play."

Dolphins Down Bills 24-10 in Week 16 - The Phinsider
"The Miami Dolphins beat the Buffalo Bills 24-10 yesterday. Here is the video recap from the game."