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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 8/15

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 15 - Wildcat exposure -
"I think it takes time to build a rapport to work on things," Smith told "There are a lot of nuances to playing the quarterback position itself and then you add the Wildcat in and there are things you need to work on. And we are working on that."

Bills Roundup: Final Night Practice Highlights -
"Check out the top plays from Tuesday night as the team finished up their final night practice of training camp, plus hear from coach Gailey, Brad Smith, and George Wilson."

Transcripts: Gailey, Gilmore, G. Wilson -
Chan Gailey wraps up camp, Stephon Gilmore looks back on his first, and George Wilson reflects.

Jim Kelly shares his thoughts on Bills QB position -
"The Bills Hall of Fame quarterback said he has actually been very impressed with the two backup QB’s and feels it’s a decision that will come down to the wire. His advice for the current signal caller, Ryan Fitzpatrick, was to not always try for the big play and sometimes just settle for what the defense is giving."

Bills Focus: McKillop Revamping a Career -
"John Murphy takes a closer look at Bills linebacker Scott McKillop as he attempts to revamp his playing career in the NFL in Buffalo as a linebacker and with special teams."

Chan Gailey Tuesday Press Conference -
"The Bills head coach talks about using Brad Smith in the offense, the progress made in training camp, and how this years camp was different from past years."

Bills Roundup: Final Night Practice Highlights -
"Check out the top plays from Tuesday night as the team finished up their final night practice of training camp, plus hear from coach Gailey, Brad Smith, and George Wilson."

Inside The Bills | Abilities of Fred, C.J. & Brad to impact WR
"Well, those factors do impact our decision," Gailey told "They give us more wiggle room. Both Fred and C.J. have shown they can split out wide and be effective lined up as receivers, and we saw what Brad could do last year when pressed into that role. So yes, their abilities will have an impact."

Inside The Bills | Players like new camp rules
"We love it," said team player rep George Wilson. "Anybody that was here under the old CBA and go through the days of two-a-days and back-to-back two-a-days knows how valuable those changes have been. For a lot of older players it can allow them to extend their careers. A lot of younger players it keeps them healthy longer at a younger age. So I really think it’s going to benefit the players and the owners because your money makers are going to continue to be healthy."

Inside The Bills | Players eager to face Vikes
"Yes it is time," said Stephon Gilmore. "I am ready to go against other teams because we have been going against each other and have been wanting to hit each other so it is going to be a good feeling getting hit by other teams and trying to get wins."

Inside The Bills | Brad Smith on Wildcat
"We got a good start on it, some things that coach has put in, and like any other play in any other scheme you’ve got to work on it so it was good to get it in and get the guys moving and get the timing down and everything so it was good for us," said Smith.

Sack leaders abound on Buffalo's roster - The Buffalo News
"Over the past seven seasons, five Buffalo defensive linemen have led a team in sacks 11 times."

Torell Troup's window in Buffalo is closing fast - The Buffalo News
"Troup was a high draft choice, but now he's unable to practice and finds himself on a loaded defensive line. Troup is listed among the bottom two of the eight defensive tackles on the depth chart. He can't move up if he spends his practices on a stationary bike."

Video: Bills will face physical test in Minnesota - The Buffalo News
Tim Graham and Mark Gaughan discuss it.

Gailey will give starters about 20 plays in Minny - The Buffalo News
"* Bills coach Chan Gailey revealed he is targeting 20 snaps for his starters in Friday night's preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings in the Metrodome."

Lineman Moore looks to win a job - The Buffalo News
"Every day I've just got to keep working and keep trying to make splash plays out here and show the coaches I can play," Moore said. "I just can't take any steps backward. I have to keep doing it, rotate in with these guys, show I can play up to their level, and execute the defense."

WGR 550 - Final Night Practice In The Books For Bills
"It's a little bit different," head coach Chan Gailey said about the new rules. "We can only practice once a day. There's no such thing as a two-a-day anymore, so it's a little unique. Really the reason we're out of here so early is the way the schedule fell. It just fell that way. It's one of those things that it was great for us, but it'll be good to get home, too."

WGR 550 - Training Camp Notebook: Day 15
"I saw something I haven't seen at training camp through the first 14 days. I actually witnessed Scott Chandler drop a pass that he should have caught. The tight end has been one of the best players at camp in the three weeks they've been in Pittsford, so I had to do a double-take when I saw it happen. He's made tough catch after tough catch for the first-team offense. I think he deserves a pass for his one mental lapse."

Time for Bills' RBs to get more carries - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"It's time to give Jackson and Spiller a little love this week. This is the strength of Buffalo's offense this year, and the Jackson-Spiller combo needs to be sharp for the regular season."

Buffalo Bills' T.J. Graham looks to show he's more than speed | Democrat and Chronicle
"Having that track guy label has been kind of a bad thing because people think I can only run fast straight," Graham said. "But I’ve always considered myself someone who can run routes and I had to come out here and show it. There might be times when the routes aren’t as crisp, but everyone has those moments."

Bills bond with Gailey after response to hecklers | Times-News
"For a hard-luck team enduring yet another coaching shuffle and searching for identity, Gailey's message -- "If you dog one of us, you dog all of us," he said, in addressing the teenage hecklers -- was both welcome and regarded as being a definitive moment for players who had grown weary of being perennial punch lines even among their own supporters."

Bills hold final public practice - MPNnow
"The Bills held their last public practice Tuesday night. The team will hold a walk through on Wednesday before packing up and heading back to Orchard Park to continue preparations for the regular season."

Bills Mafia Takes Over Twitter -
"We're not a nation," said Reid. "A nation has borders. Bills Mafia is everywhere. Really what we've done, is we call it our movement. We're willing to unite anyone who wants to be a part of it, all bills fans in the social media space. We don't call ourselves a fan base, we call ourselves a 'fam' base."