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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 6/26


Bills Focus: Buddy Nix 1-on-1 Interview -
"The Bills general manager sits down with Chris Brown to discuss the progress of Stephon Gilmore, position battles heading into training camp, and the new defensive system."

Video: 5 In 5 Out -- Buffalo Bills - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Are the Buffalo Bills a playoff team? ESPN’s Mark Schlereth and Herm Edwards are optimistic they’ll make it. "

Anderson an unpredictable pass rusher -
"He puts a lot of feel into it and a 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," said Gailey. "If it falls outside of the system it’s not very good. So far all of the little things that he’s done have fallen within the system and he looks like he’ll be a force to be reckoned with out there."

Inside The Bills | Buddy on defense jelling
"I think at the end of preseason they’ll be ready to go," Nix told "They’ve jelled good together so far and a lot even though you’re not hitting there’s a lot of learning going on. I think our defense is going to be a little more basic where guys can turn loose and play more. I don’t see any length of time that they’re will be growing pains. We expect to kick it off and play good."

Inside The Bills | Pass rush adds could be difference
" analyst Daniel Jeremiah astutely pointed out that four of the last five Super Bowl winners finished in the top 3 in sacks in their championship seasons. He then looks at the bottom 10 NFL clubs in sacks from 2011 and picks out four that he feels best addressed their pass rush shortcomings. Naturally the Bills were on the list."

Inside The Bills | Former Bills cartoonist passes
"The cartoonist for the classic Bills game day programs from 1961-1964, Kevin Weil, passed after a lengthy illness over the weekend. A Niagara Falls native, Weil made his home and raised his family in Kenmore. Highlighted during the AFL’s 50th anniversary season of 2009, Weil’s covers are vintage AFL in every sense of the word. "

Inside The Bills | Byrd, Levitre, Urbik all wanted back
"We definitely want those guys back," Nix told ’I’ve told them. They know that. As far as us working on contracts we’ve been kind of busy. I think they want to be back and we want them back and when the time comes we’ll get started on it."

Inside The Bills | Moats’ goals are clear
"I feel like in this role right now, I am kind of on the brink of becoming a leader on this defense," Moats told "I am more vocal now when I am playing the linebacker position and it is only going to help me become a leader. My goal this year is to be more of a leader and make more plays."

Inside The Bills | Byrd to make rounds on ESPN
"Bills FS Jairus Byrd is making the rounds on the ESPN family of network today (Monday). Here’s where you can find him."

How the top 25 AFC East list was assembled - The Buffalo News
"In general, I'm evaluating how I view these players as we head into the season. My view, of course, is heavily influenced by what they've done on the field to date. I also took injuries into consideration. Injuries impacted where I slotted Buffalo Bills center Eric Wood and defensive tackle Kyle Williams among others."

AFC East's best: No. 25 Eric Wood - The Buffalo News
"But according to organizations that grade offensive linemen, Wood was among the best centers in the NFL last year before he got hurt. Sacks allowed is a subjective stat, but and Stats Inc. each charted him for zero. PFF tagged him with one quarterback hit and just two hurries. He committed one holding penalty."

Video: Bills or Jets for the wild card? - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Herm Edwards thinks the Bills will grab a wild-card berth, and talks about Chad Ochocinco admitting he couldn't grasp the Patriots' playbook."

Stellar pass rush a common theme among Super Bowl champs -
"While studying the past five Super Bowl winners, one such thread emerged. Four of the past five Super Bowl champions have finished in the top three in sacks:"

NFTA adding express services to downtown - The Buffalo News
"George added that staff also would reach out to the Buffalo Bills about subsidizing bus service to home games, which were cut in the latest round of service reductions. He indicated, however, that the football club has not been receptive to the idea of subsidies in the past."

Earlier beer sales at the Ralph sought - The Buffalo News
"Two local state legislators, in an attempt to provide a safer drinking environment, have introduced legislation that would allow large sports stadiums in New York - including Ralph Wilson Stadium - to turn on their beer taps an hour earlier, at 11 a.m. on Sundays."

Kelly Camp Celebrates 25 Year Anniversary |
"Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback, Jim Kelly, continues to have an impact on the football world years after retiring from the game. On Sunday night, Kelly kicked off the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Jim Kelly Football Camp with the camp's opening ceremonies."

Rome takes his act to CBS to get some fresh air - The Buffalo News
"You know, when I was at the Super Bowl this past year in Indianapolis, I was in a restaurant and [Bills CEO] Russ Brandon came right up to me and introduced himself to me. I got a kick out of that. I love the market because I love the Bills, I love how much the Buffalo fans love their team, and it’s a market that’s always been extremely loyal to me, so it’s a very important market to me."

Inspiring golf - Tribune Chronicle
"Bringing these current and former football pros together was the inaugural Inspiring Minds Golf Outing. Eighteen teams, which included seven current and former NFL players, took to the course for a day of golf, and to raise money for the local charity." Bryan Scott was in attendance.

Looking towards Kyle Williams - YNN
"As far as the timeline laid out for me by our doctors, I was ahead of schedule," Williams said at mini-camp. "I have been and I guess I still am. I still have a month or so before we start training camp, and two months before we play a game - or more. I still have some healing time left, so I should make it all the way back by the start of the season."

Bills GM Buddy Nix Gives Cordy Glenn A Strong Endorsement - Buffalo Rumblings
"We feel pretty good about the guy we got there," Nix said of Glenn. "He's taken every snap since he's been here. He lined up there from day one, and he's been (in) every play with the ones since he stepped out of the car here. Again, that'll all be decided in pads, but he hasn't done anything except impress us that he can play there."

Buffalo Bills $7.38 Million Under Salary Cap, Per Report - Buffalo Rumblings
Over the weekend, Mike Florio of reported salary cap figures for all 32 teams in the league. As of June 22, the Bills were $7.38 million under the cap, with 17 teams having committed more money to players at this point in time.

Bills GM Buddy Nix High On Scott Chandler, Too - Buffalo Rumblings
"Scott Chandler has yet to drop a ball that I can remember. I mean, he just don't drop 'em," Nix said. "He's got great hands, good height. He's not a speed merchant, but he's going to catch the football for us."