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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 8/13

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 13 - Hard rain and goal line -
"You need a day like so you learn how to handle a wet ball," said Gailey. "I think they had one ball on the ground out there and we practiced in a lot of different situations from our Wildcat to our goal line to our regular offense. So I thought we handled it well."

WGR 550 - Training Camp Notebook: Day 13
Jos Buscaglia breaks down some key players in camp. Excellent read.

Transcript: Gailey & QB Ryan Fitzpatrick -
They mainly focus on the weather and how it affected practice.

Chan Gailey Press Conference -
"The Bills head coach talks about practicing in the rain, having the NFL officials at practice, and the value of Bryan Scott."

Bills Roundup: Rain Hits Camp, Sun Highlights -
"A driving rain storm hit St. John Fisher on Sunday as the team got an opportunity to practice in inclement weather, they managed to turn in several nice plays."

Inside The Bills | Fitz’s popular mechanics
"My feet were fine I guess," said Fitzpatrick. "There wasn’t a drastic, ‘Oh no he fell into bad habits.’ My footwork and stuff was fine. David Lee and I talked about it after the game there was one little thing I did on a play. Again we have a method now and it was ‘You put your foot too far here.’ It was something we could correct on the sideline. Very minor. That being said again it’s a preseason game but the defense was coming at you so it was good to see that I didn’t fall back into old habits."

Inside The Bills | Spencer update
"He did position drills, but his bruised shoulder has him on the side for team."

Inside The Bills | Spencer’s shoulder good
"It was just a little freak accident," Johnson told "A bruise, but I’ll be fine. It’s getting better every day."

Inside The Bills | Fiedler: Fitz-Chan combo a good one
"Fiedler took in the Bills practice Saturday night as he was in town playing golf with some friends and called Wannstedt to see if he could stop by. The Long Island native, much like Fitz, is also an Ivy League grad after playing his college ball at Dartmouth."

Chan Gailey impressed with LB Scott McKillop - The Buffalo News
"He made a lot of tackles. He was in on a lot of plays the other night. Scott has done a good job," Gailey said. "He is a good special-teams player. He is making a real run at this football team. He has a lot of natural instincts. That is the great thing about him: He understands the game. He has to continue to work on pass coverage, but we have a couple of linebackers in that spot."

Michael Jasper experiment is fizzling - The Buffalo News
"From the sounds of Bills head coach Chan Gailey, the team is running out of patience with last year's seventh-round draft choice."

Stevie Johnson disgusted with Bills' performance - The Buffalo News
"I want everybody to understand. We had an offensive meeting today about that very thing. We made progress last year, but it's not just going to happen just because we did it last year. You have to go make it happen again this year." Chan Gailey

Fred Jackson wants Lee Evans back with Bills - The Buffalo News
"I'm sure he would," Jackson said. "He was here a couple months ago, right after he signed with Jacksonville. I asked him if he had any thoughts about coming here, and he said he definitely would not mind it at all. We'll see what happens. I'll get a feel for how he's feeling."

Poll: Should the Bills bring back Lee Evans? - The Buffalo News
The "no" votes are edging out the "yes" right now.

Day 14: Bills deal with the elements - The Buffalo News
Jay Skurski gives his succinct recollection of practice.

Video: O-line under microscope on Day 14 - The Buffalo News
Tim Graham recaps the day from Bills training camp.

Bills' Brooks shows ability at corner - The Buffalo News
"He has done a very good job," Bills coach Chan Gailey said. "He is kind of an underrated guy. He has a lot of ability. He just could not get on the field at LSU so people did not know a lot about him. He has some talent and I am anxious to see how he can progress. He could help us out a lot this year."

WGR 550 - Bills' Nelson Taking A Slow Approach
"Nelson revealed he had a strained tendon in his knee in late July. He'll be depended on by the Bills to be slot receiver throughout the 2012 season."

WGR 550 - Bills Spend Last Part Of Practice In Driving Rain
Paul Hamilton wraps up practice with quotes about the weather.

Buffalo Bills auditioning kicker John Potter | Democrat and Chronicle
"However, Lindell ranked 32nd in touchbacks on kickoffs and the Bills ranked 30th in the league for yardage per kickoff (62.5), giving the opposing team a few extra yards of valuable field position."

Lee helping Fitzpatrick improve his mechanics - MPNnow
"That is where it is really going to help me is throughout the season once blitzes are coming and once you are speeding up your footwork a little bit and stuff you do not expect is happening," Fitzpatrick said. "That is when the footwork is going to be something I have to rely on and that is what I am really looking forward to is (Lee) staying on me in those times."

Moats, Morrison battle for starting role - MPNnow
"Morrison is entering his eighth year in the league. He spent five years in Oakland where he recorded over 100 tackles in each season. After one solid year in Jacksonville (89 tackles), he came to Buffalo and barely saw the field. Morrison didn’t start any games and finished with seven tackles, a sack and a pass breakup. The veteran chose to re-sign with the Bills in March."

Brooks making strong first impression with Bills - Wellsville Daily Reporter
"Two words have often been used to describe Ron Brooks: undersized and back-up. Now, Brooks is hoping people begin to use another word to describe him: playmaker."