clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 6/25

ORCHARD PARK, NY - OCTOBER 09:  Arthur Moats #52 of the Buffalo Bills celebrates a win against the Philadelphia Eagles at Ralph Wilson Stadium on October 9, 2011 in Orchard Park, New York.  Buffalo woin 31-24.  (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NY - OCTOBER 09: Arthur Moats #52 of the Buffalo Bills celebrates a win against the Philadelphia Eagles at Ralph Wilson Stadium on October 9, 2011 in Orchard Park, New York. Buffalo woin 31-24. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
Getty Images

Moats cross training at LB -
"If they feel that confident that I will be able to make the calls, make the checks and things like that well then of course it is a confidence boost," said Moats. "It is also going to make me work even harder because if they have this confidence in me, then I want to make sure that I do not let them down."

Roster depth translates to stronger special teams - The Buffalo News
"On the opening kickoff last season, eight of the 11 Bills on the field were making their NFL debuts. Rookie linebacker Chris White caused a fumble. Rookie linebacker Kelvin Sheppard recovered it. Five players (sic) later, the Bills scored their first touchdown en route to a 41-7 victory."

Healthy Merriman Ready to Contribute for Bills |
"It's night and day. Just to be able to go out here and work every day," said Merriman after the Bills ended their minicamp last Thursday. "I haven't had a real offseason in about three years and this is the first time I was actually able to go out and work out every day and practice every day. I just feel really good right now."

NFL Videos: Challenge flag etiquette: Chan Gailey -
"Find out how Bills head coach Chan Gailey prefers to throw the challenge flag."

NFL Videos: Best advice: Chan Gailey -
"Bills head coach Chan Gailey reveals the best coaching advice he's ever received. "

NFL, CFL used to meet in the preseason | ProFootballTalk
"In the past 51 years, no NFL team (or AFL, during the league’s remaining years of existence) has ever again played a CFL team, in Canada or elsewhere. It’s unlikely that it will ever happen again. Still, every time you hear the name "Tiger-Cats" remember that they own the bragging rights over the Bills and, in turn, the league that absorbed the Buffalo franchise in 1970."

Fantasy Football - 20 Players You Need To Draft... If They are There - Turf Show Times
"Fred Jackson is a Top tier back who will be a bargain in the 3rd to 5th round in your draft. Don't listen to the C.J. Spiller talk too much. Chan Gailey knows if Jackson lights up the field, there is no way he's going to let him leave. Jackson is the perfect weapon to use against the Bills' AFC East foes, and they are going to see a great deal of this special back during the season."

Billsnation Offseason Special Show 06/24 by Macs Sports Report | Blog Talk Radio
"Join us for our offseason Bills special show tonight at 7 pm featuring our very own host Gavin Barry (@Macssportnation). Along side him today will be @MrDeadlier of"

Mario Williams buys home in WNY | WIVB.COM
For you stalker types, check out pictures of Mario Williams' new home. It's pretty awesome.

Random (mindless) OTA thoughts | Buffalo Wins
Joe Pinzone hates OTAs, but he gives a couple nuggets from Bills practice if you'd like.

#21: What if Shawn Jefferson was ruled out of bounds? | Buffalo Wins
Joe Pinzone takes a look at what would have happened if the refs did "just give it to them" against the Patriots in 1998.

76 days until the 2012 Bills Season begins: Chad Rinehart | The Kick Is Good
"I’m thrilled we have a backup lineman like Rinehart. He may not score the most touchdowns or run for the most yards, but his presence on the roster WILL come into play during the Bills 2012 playoff run."

Chan Gailey Sees Advantages For Both Vince Young, Tyler Thigpen - Buffalo Rumblings
Not one to tip his hand, head coach Chan Gailey is talking up the strengths of both competitors in the backup QB race.

Buffalo Bills' Mark Anderson Likened To Stevie Johnson - Buffalo Rumblings
"I thought Fitz probably said it best the other day when he said, 'Mark is a pass rusher like Stevie’s a route runner,'" Gailey said on June 15. "There’s a lot of feel into it and lot of quickness, and you don’t know what you’re going to get next sometimes - which is good if it falls within the system. But if it falls without the system it’s not very good."

Reason I Don't See Bills Drafting A QB In 2013: Brad Smith - Buffalo Rumblings Fan Post
"With Fitz taking one spot and Brad Smith taking the #3 QB spot, that just leaves one open position and they have to use that spot for a legitimate backup. That's why I don't see the Buffalo Bills drafting a development QB until, at the earliest, the 2014 draft and maybe not until 2015."

Jackson vs. Spiller - Buffalo Rumblings Fan Post
"The offseason pollyanna-ish answer from the team is a little like a grandma's assessment of her two grandchildren: the Bills love them both equally and plan to use them as equally as possible. I'll believe it when I see it, much like (for Buffalo fans) Lindy Ruff's annual promise to use Ryan Miller less this coming season. I just don't see how it's possible for the Bills to keep them both happy with their touches if their both healthy."