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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 2/16

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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.

Bills 2012 pick for Lynch improves to a 5th -
" has learned that the league has confirmed the draft choice for the Bills has improved to a fifth-round pick. That pick will be 11th or 12th in round five based on the outcome of the league coin flip to determine whether Kansas City or Seattle will pick 11th in round one, with the two clubs alternating by round thereafter."

Top 10 Performances: Offensive Line vs. Oakland -
"In the next edition of the Top 10 Performances of 2011, Bills Offensive Line Coach Joe D'Alessandris breaks down film of the offensive line's performance against the Oakland Raiders."

Twitter / @si_vault: Sorry Jim Kelly, when it's ...
"Sorry Jim Kelly, when it's #mulletwednesday you take second billing to teammate Mitch Frerotte." Check out this picture, please.

Bills toxic differential tells story -
"In 2011 Buffalo was tied for 17th in the league in toxic differential with Cincinnati with a flat figure of zero. The Bills were a minus-1 in explosive play differential with 65 plays of 20 yards or more on offense while allowing 66 plays of 20 yards or more on defense. That matched up with a plus-1 in the turnover differential left the Bills even in toxic differential."

Inside The Bills | Big play Bills
"With the new statistical measure ‘toxic differential’ gaining popularity in determining an NFL team’s success, we thought we’d take a closer look as to just what players were providing the big plays for the Bills this past season."

Inside The Bills | NFL toxic differential rankings
"As we profiled on the home page of Wednesday, toxic differential (measure of turnover differential + explosive play differential) is becoming and more and more respected statistic for team success. Here’s the league rankings of toxic differential for 2011 as compiled by courtesy of stats from Stats Inc."

Bills Awarded 5th Round Pick For Lynch Trade - WGR 550
"When the Buffalo Bills shipped out running back Marshawn Lynch in 2010 for a fourth-round pick and a conditional sixth-round pick, few thought he would have the type of impact that he did in Seattle."

Walker's Fab 40: Nos. 17-20 - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Stevie Johnson comes in at No. 18 on the list of the AFC East's best players.

Walker's Fab 40: Nos. 21-24 - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Andy Levitre is No. 23 on James Walker's top players in the AFC East.

Mario Williams and the Hometown Discount - Battle Red Blog
"The situation kind of reminds me of what the Bills did with Paul Posluszny after the lockout. He's a damn good linebacker, but one that has a history of health problems. Rather than lock themselves into him, the Bills let him join the Jaguars."

Seahawks To Give Up 2012 Fifth Round Pick to Buffalo - Field Gulls
"Not super surprising considering Lynch's playing time and success this season, but stings a bit. The Seahawks have had a lot of success in the 5th round these past two seasons, picking up Kam Chancellor and Richard Sherman."