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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 8/12

Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

Practice Notes - Day 12 - Run game emphasized -
See the full report from Buffalo Bills Lead Journalist Chris Brown on Saturday night's practice here.

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Training Camp Notebook: Day 12
Joe Buscaglia's training camp notebook includes two MVPs and a couple bad performances.

Transcript: Gailey, WR Johnson, RB Jackson & WR Nelson -
See the comments from after practice.

Stevie: "We've got to be better" -
"We’ve got to be better," he said. "Preseason game, practice we’ve got to be better if we want to get to where we want to be. Mentally we’ve got to prepare like champions. We’ve got to be past the whole let’s play this many games in a row. We’ve got to be thinking like champions right now, aggressive and dominant. That’s it."

Chan Gailey Saturday Press Conference -
"The Bills head coach talks about focusing on the run game, the injured players, and how far TJ Graham has come."

Stevie Johnson Saturday Press Conference -
"The Bills wide receiver talks about getting a wake up call after the teams poor performance against Washington."

Bills Roundup: Run Game Focus, Sat Highlights -
"The Bills focused on the run game as they returned to camp after their first preseason game, Stevie Johnson talks about a wake up call, and watch the top plays from practice."

Inside The Bills | T.J. reflects on1st game
"I wasn’t that nervous. I was pretty excited to get out and play," said Graham who appeared comfortable on the field Thursday evening. "I’ve always wanted this and always envisioned and always had dreams about it. So what am I afraid of? I’ve been here before… in my sleep but I’ve been here before."

Inside The Bills | Rogers closer to return
"CB Justin Rogers is still not practicing tonight as he’s still recovering from a pulled hamstring. But he’s closer to a return."

Inside The Bills | Shep, Spence finish early
"Kelvin Sheppard and Spencer Johnson both stepped out of practice early. Head coach Chan Gailey had an update on both."

Inside The Bills | Jasper update
"Michael is struggling," said Gailey. "Michael has got to learn his assignments. He’s got to learn to play physical every snap. A big, strong guy that’s got a lot of talent as we all know, but he’s got to be more physical and he’s got to continue to push through on assignments."

Inside The Bills | Troup gets team reps
"Troup took a couple of team reps in practice Saturday. He’s had a couple of reps here and there in team in a couple of other practices, but isn’t going full speed yet. Head coach Chan Gailey and his staff appear to understand it’s going to be a lengthy process."

Inside The Bills | Wood’s reps increasing
"We’re increasing his reps every week," said head coach Chan Gailey. "He probably won’t play this week, but we’re targeting the third game for him to play."

No surprise - practice focuses on running game - Bills & NFL - The Buffalo News
"He wanted to see us be more physical, and I think part of that was coming out here and practicing the run game," said running back Fred Jackson. "That's something we're going to have to be able to do, playing where we play."

Moorman adapts Aussie form for field position - Bills & NFL - The Buffalo News
"I was actually excited for a game to come because I kind of changed my grip on it this season," Moorman said of the Aussie-style kick. "I've really only been able to work on it in [spring] practices and in training camp. So it was fun to get the opportunity to do it in the game situation, and I think the work has paid off."

Saturday report: Offense pushes reset button - Press Coverage - The Buffalo News
Mark Gaughan gives his highlights of Saturday's camp practice and more.

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills' Offense Working Through The Kinks
"I think we came out and we practiced well," Gailey said. "It wasn't lights out, but you hope it's not lights out against your defense. But I thought we practiced well. We had three more penalties -- pre-snap penalties -- and we're gonna alleviate those."

Derek Hagan making his statement for Buffalo Bills | Democrat and Chronicle
"Donald Jones is considered the frontrunner to earn the No. 2 starting spot opposite Stevie Johnson, but Hagan is giving him a battle and at the very least, it seems like he has a great chance to make the team."

AFC East Preseason Stock Watch - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"No. 3: Buffalo Bills play-calling: Maybe I’m making too much of play-calling for a first preseason game. But 14 passes and zero runs for Buffalo’s first-team offense? That is a bit strange."

Stevie Still Steamed |
"Mentally we have to prepare like champions really. We got to get past the whole "let's win this many games in a row." We have to be thinking like champions right now. Aggressive and dominant, that's it."

Dunlap replaces Bell at tackle - Reading Eagle
"I consider myself a starter," said Bell, who was one in Buffalo the last three years before signing with the Eagles in April.

NFL Sideline Reporter -
"After 13 years reporting on the Bills sideline during the preseason, I thought I would get around to telling people what happens behind the scenes." This is really insightful and cool.

Buffalo Bills Bubble Watch, Pre-Season Week 1 - Buffalo Rumblings
"After almost all of training camp and one pre-season game, which Buffalo Bills players are on the roster bubble? Here's one stab at identifying those players."

Buffalo Bills Depth Chart Update, Pre-Season Week 1 - Buffalo Rumblings
"After watching (and then re-watching) the Buffalo Bills' pre-season opener against the Washington Redskins, here are a few relevant notes to keep in mind as they relate to the team's depth chart."

Buffalo Bills Roster: Performance Of New Roster Members - Buffalo Rumblings
"How did the newest Buffalo Bills do in their preseason debuts with the team?"

Buffalo Bills Healthy After First Exhibition Game - Buffalo Rumblings
"The Buffalo Bills escaped their initial preseason match unscathed by injury."