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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 6/6

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OTA Report - Day 4 -
"Week 2 of OTAs for the Bills began in earnest on Tuesday and it was clear that the defense was focused on installing some of their blitz packages. Right off the bat in 11-on-11 they were coming with five pass rushers."

Bills Roundup: Tuesday News and Highlights -
"Players got back on the practice field for day 4 of OTA's on Tuesday, find out how the new defense is coming along, and check out some of the top plays."

Times are different now for Sheppard - The Buffalo News
"Last year, you've got to go back and we didn't have OTAs. We didn't have any of the camps [because of the NFL lockout]," Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Dave Wannstedt said. "Then he shows up at training camp and he's about 20 pounds overweight and he pulls his hamstring the first day or two."

Less is more for Bills DTs -
"With defensive coordinator Dave Wannstedt preaching an attacking, up the field approach predicated on pass pressure with his defensive linemen, Buffalo’s defensive tackles are looking to be a bit lighter on their feet. That means weighing in lighter on the scale."

Transcript: Day Four OTAs -
Chan Gailey spoke to the media after yesterday's practice. See his transcript, along with those of Fred Jackson and Nick Barnett.

Fred Jackson Tuesday Press Conference -
"Bills RB Fred Jackson talks what benefits he gets from OTA's and what he's seen from QB Ryan Fitzpatrick."

Chan Gailey Tuesday Press Conference -
"The Bills head coach talks with the media following Tuesday's OTA in Orchard Park. "

Inside The Bills | 1 Bills DT that won’t lose weight
"I’ve always played around 300 pounds," Williams told "That’s where I’ve always been comfortable. So I intend to stay right around that weight for the season."

Inside The Bills | Thigpen to return
"He’ll miss the rest of this week, but he should be back next week," said Gailey.

Inside The Bills | Barnett: Bills ‘D’ could be best
"Well I think we could be as good as the best defense in the NFL if we do what we are supposed to do," he said. "I definitely think that we have that potential, we’ve got great pass rushers, great interior linemen, and we’ve got young hungry linebackers. I mean I am getting a little long in the tooth, but I still consider myself young and we also have some good defensive backs that look good. So, we have a lot of potential to be one of the best defenses in the NFL."

Inside The Bills | Kyle still doing team work
"It’s a slow process and we want to be extremely cautious, but yeah we’re trying to be smart and let him play when he can, but we don’t want to push it too fast with Kyle," said Gailey.

Kyle Williams using caution in comeback - The Buffalo News
"As the day goes on it does get a little fatigued, but that's part of the getting-stronger process. I'll get sore at night, but they said that's how it's going to be. While I'm working, it's been all right."

WGR 550 - WR Easley Remains Man Of Mystery For Bills
"I just took the time that I needed to get away from football to correct what needed to be corrected. The brighter side is I'm healthy now and all the focus is on this year, you know just coming out here and competing."

WGR 550 - Judgments Can't Be Made This Early For The Bills
With injuries and whatever, guys playing on the first team right now, likely won’t be there when the season starts. WR Derek Hagan and C Colin Brown come immediately to mind. Chan Gailey said, "Don’t put too much stock into ones and twos out there right now. The thing we’re trying to get done is to evaluate everybody and once we evaluate everybody, then we’ll put them where we need to put them to work into the schemes."

Bills LB Sheppard poised for breakout season -
"I think he potentially could be one of the best linebackers Buffalo has ever seen," Bills linebacker Nick Barnett said after Tuesday's practice. "If he has his head on straight and continues to grow the way he's growing the way that he plays. He could be a great player."

Bills Williams Shows Progress |
"Williams took part in nearly half the team drills with the starters on Tuesday, when Buffalo opened its second week of voluntary practices. That's a step up for Williams, who participated in just a few snaps per team session last week."

Mularkey better prepared this time around |
"I hoped I would get another chance," he said. "I certainly learned a lot of things. I saw why guys have more success the second time. You think you're prepared (as a rookie head coach), but you get hit from all angles."

Bills' Williams resumes practice after season-ending surgery - TSN
"Yeah, it's good to be back even for just a few plays here and there," Williams said Tuesday after taking part in about half of the full-team sessions with his fellow starters in the second week of voluntary practices. "Just getting my foot in the door. And hopefully, when we get to training camp, I can be full bore."

Offseason Breakdown: Buffalo Bills -
"Buffalo has not been to the playoffs since 1999 - and anything less than breaking that streak would be a disappointment."

Gailey: Spiller's confidence 'through the roof' -
"His confidence level just went through the roof in my opinion," Bills coach Chan Gailey said. "He knows what to do a lot better now. He has a lot of confidence that he can play running back, he can go out and play receiver, he can do a lot of things and blocking.

CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - NFL - Young impresses QB coach
"But today is the first day I felt like, hey, he may be getting the grasp of what we're doing, which is really exciting to me. Because if he knows it, and he has got it, then he has the chance to go execute it at full speed, instead of being up there under centre thinking, 'Now where am I going? What are they doing?'" - QBs Coach David Lee