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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 7/25

Apr 27, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills general manager Buddy Nix introduces first round draft pick cornerback Stephon Gilmore during the press conference at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-US PRESSWIRE
Apr 27, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills general manager Buddy Nix introduces first round draft pick cornerback Stephon Gilmore during the press conference at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-US PRESSWIRE

Bills Roundup: Players Report to Camp -
"Bills players reported to camp at St. John Fisher College on Tuesday afternoon, Eric Wood talks about returning from injury, and GM Buddy Nix talks about what part of the team concerns him. "

Bills' Nix says it's time to win - The Buffalo News
"Obviously the offseason acquisitions helped, but I still think it was time - if we had not gotten Mario and Mark - it would have still been time to start winning some games," Nix said. "It's time to close it out and win some games. Until we do, it's not complete."

Kyle Williams checks into camp -
"Bills DT Kyle Williams talks about his excitement for the 2012 season as he reports to training camp."

Camp Tour with Nigel Bradham -
"Hannah Buehler takes Bills rookie linebacker Nigel Bradham on a tour of the St. John Fisher campus. "

Buddy Nix Press Conference -
"Bills General Manager Buddy Nix addresses the media and talks about his expectations for the 2012 season. "

10 Bills camps and counting for veteran quartet -
"As training camp practices begin in earnest on Thursday there will be a rare quartet of players on Buffalo’s roster that have accomplished an uncommon feat in the NFL these days. Chris Kelsay, Rian Lindell, Terrence McGee and Brian Moorman will all have at least 10 Bills training camps under their belts."

Transcript: Nix, Williams, Gilmore at Training Camp -
The Bills talk from their first day of camp.

Bills trolling for a safety -
"The one place I’m a little concerned is our depth at safety," said Nix. "We’ve got three guys and we’d like to have four there that can play. Other than that I think we’re pretty deep."

Training Camp Report Day - Photos -
See photos of the Bills as they report to St. John Fisher.

Ten Year Vets - Photos -
Photos of Terrence McGee, Brian Moorman, Rian Lindell, and Chris Kelsay through the years.

Inside The Bills | Confidence is high
"I think we’ll be a team that people will have to take notice of this year," Johnson said. "We have a talented group. I feel like when we get to the playoffs, which we can, I think we can matchup with anybody and I think we can beat anybody."

Inside The Bills | Gilmore won’t lose sleep tonight
"The first night in the dorms can be a bit restless for rookies who are full of energy and perhaps some nerves waiting to hit the field in their first NFL training camp. That however is not the case for the quietly confident Stephon Gilmore."

Inside The Bills | Kyle expecting all systems go
"I don’t foresee any trouble," said Williams.

Inside The Bills | TE Caussin to go on PUP
"Caussin will start the year on PUP, and we’ve known that all along and that was our mindset," said Nix. "We think it’ll be a big plus in six to nine weeks if we need an H-back or another tight end then we’ve got one right there. That part will be a plus."

Inside The Bills | Wood sees scaled back workload
"I’m pretty comfortable with (my body). I’ve done all I can to get to this point. I’ll be out on the field. I don’t know that I’ll be doing everything, from day one. I’m constantly being reminded that Sept 9th is the goal. So we’re going to take it slow, but I’m ready to get out on the field."

Inside The Bills | Troup expected to be full go
"When he left here (in the spring) we watched him hitting the sled and doing all those things and it looked like he was ready to go," said Nix.

Bills camp loaded with intriguing storylines - The Buffalo News
Tim Graham collects the Buffalo News previews of training camp in one place.

Audio: Bills, AFC East preview on 'Joe Rose Show' - The Buffalo News
"Rose, the former Miami Dolphins tight end and color commentator for their broadcasts, is bullish on the Bills if they can stay healthy."

MemoraBillia: Get into your training-camp stance - The Buffalo News
"The photo on this phenomenal 1974 Topps Walt Patulski card was taken during Bills training camp at Niagara University."

Nix not dodging WNY expectations for 2012 - The Buffalo News
"I think we're realistic enough to know the first year or two we didn't have enough depth and enough playmakers to make a difference and probably contend all the way through the year," he said. "But I think the feeling is different now. I think we do."

Bills GM Buddy Nix wants safeties in numbers - The Buffalo News
Nice headline, Timmy.

Video: Move-in day at Bills training camp - The Buffalo News
The headline says it all on this one.

Andy Levitre Says Camp is Hard but He's Ready - WGR550
Check out the audio.

WGR 550 - SIMON:What To Watch At Bills Camp/Part 2
"After focusing on the defense in part one of my training camp preview, the offense gets equal time in part two. While the Bills spent a lot of time and a ton of money on the defense in the off season, the offense hasn't exactly been ignored. Although on that side of the ball, money was spent to keep good players around."

Buffalo Bills feel confident after offseason moves | Democrat and Chronicle
"There’s a different vibe to that lip service this year, however. In past years the excitement of a new season has sometimes been quelled by the reality of the Bills’ impending situation; they just weren’t very good, and though they’d never publicly admit it, deep down they knew they were going to have a tough time competing in the rugged AFC in general, and in the Patriot-dominated AFC East in particular. That's not the case in 2012."

Bills GM Buddy Nix: 'It's time' - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Translation: The front office did a good job buying the groceries. Now 'it’s time' for the coaching staff and players to cook the meal."

Video: 'Jets, Bills could threaten Patriots' - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"ESPN NFL Analyst Herm Edwards explains why the Bills and Jets are the biggest threats to the Patriots in the AFC East."

Bust Watch: Bills DT Torrell Troup - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"This is a huge season for Troup to prove he is worthy of his status as a second-round pick." My only thought is that he must already label Leodis McKelvin a bust.

Are You Buying Into The Bills/Cardinals Battle? - Revenge of the Birds
"So in anticipation of the game, #BillsMafia and #Birdgang are having a little trash talking war on Twitter. If you have heard about it or seen it, what are your thoughts on it? Is it a cool rivalry to begin given how far the teams are from each other? Or is it ridiculous to create tension between an AFC East team and an NFC West one?"

Pressing questions for all 32 teams entering training camp -
"Buffalo Bills: Can Buffalo get the ball down the field in the passing game? The Bills ranked 31st in the NFL on throws over 20 yards, and their best receiver, Steve Johnson, averaged less than 14 yards per catch. As a team, Buffalo averaged just 10.8 yards per catch, ranking 28th."

George Wilson suggests player reps got bad info about appeal process | ProFootballTalk
"The information I received and the information I had when I placed my vote was that on player discipline, a mediator will be brought in on anything over a $50,000 fine," Wilson said. "That was my understanding and why I voted in favor of the CBA because I felt like anything over $50,000 that the Players’ Association along with a mediator would be brought in to hash out and resolve the matter."

Politicians want relaxation of relaxed blackout rule | ProFootballTalk
"You look at the changing economic model, the blackout just doesn’t make sense," Higgins said, via WIVB. "I’ll tell you something, you mark my words, in five years there won’t be a blackout rule because the economic model is changing, and continues to change."

Champion Newspapers - Football camp lets kids kick up a notch
"T-shirts were given away and the youth players got a chance to learn from former Chino High School graduates such as R.J. Stanford (Carolina Panthers), Jarron Gilbert (Buffalo Bills) and Marvin Walker (recent Weber State University graduate)."

NFL training camps preview! 32Qs for 32 teams |
"Woeful defence is upgraded, but can Ryan Fitzpatrick (my photo of him at OTAs, above), Stevie Johnson, Fred Jackson, C.J. Spiller, et al, put up expected bigger numbers behind a questionable OL?"

Williams brings hope to Buffalo - National Post
"I mean, you can't do anything about it. Whenever you're put in this situation, you have to know there's responsibility that comes with it," Williams said. "At the end of the day, we're all smart people. You know, I came here for a reason, and that's to turn this thing around."

Good morning, Buffalo - The Buffalo News
"Today is the last day at WIVB-TV, Channel 4, for sports director John Murphy. The longtime sportscaster, who has been play-by-play announcer for the Buffalo Bills since 2004, immediately will begin his new job working full time for the team. His first assignment - hosting a Bills-themed talk show on WGR 550 AM from 7 to 9 p.m., starting Thursday, the first day of open Bills training camp."

Buffalo Bills 2012 Training Camp Preview - The Sports Network
Taking a look at the Bills before training camp kicks off.

Wide Receiver Is A Position To Watch For Bills -
"When it comes to wide receivers, Bills head coach Chan Gailey must love the phrase "doing more with less". This team has just two players (Steve Johnson and David Nelson) that have proven they can play the position in the NFL."

Why Exit #46 is the most important exit on the NYS Thruway. | The Kick Is Good
A little how-to guide on attending training camp.