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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 9/14


Transcript: Dareus grateful for support -
"I got back here today and received warm greetings from all the players. I got caught up with everything and got acclimated with the game plan. I am focused. I know I have a lot of things going on off the field, but I am here and ready to play. I have 60 more brothers here and ready to support me as well."

Bills' Jones happy to be a moving target - The Buffalo News
"Bills receiver Donald Jones ready for the chance to play slot position after Nelson's injury."

Jones ready to fill void in slot -
"Donald Jones is expected to be the primary slot receiver for the Bills moving forward in their three-wide and four-wide looks on offense. After getting a heavy dose of reps in the spring and summer out of the slot position Jones feels more than comfortable lining up there."

Transcript: Head coach Chan Gailey -
Short comments from the Bills' head coach on Thursday.

Morrison: We Need This Win For The City -
"If you ever wanted to know if the players feel the emotions that Bills fans go through, all you have to do is talk to Kirk Morrison. He talked about it tonight on The John Murphy Show, saying that both the players and coaches this week have been feeling how down the fans are, but when they’re excited and "The Ralph" is rocking it gives you goose bumps."

Dareus appreciative of support, to be ready Sunday -
"I got back here today and received warm greetings from all the players," said Dareus in a statement. "I got caught up with everything and got acclimated with the game plan. I am focused. I know I have a lot of things going on off the field, but I am here and ready to play."

Stevie Johnson on Chiefs Game - VIDEO -
"Bills Wide Receiver Stevie Johnson talks about rebounding against the Kansas City Chiefs this Sunday."

Bills Focus: Battle of the Bicknells - VIDEO -
"This Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium, the Bills and Chiefs face off with bragging rights on the line in the Bicknell family."

Kyle Williams on Chiefs Game -
The Bills defensive lineman talks about this weekend game.

Preview: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Buffalo Bills - VIDEO -
"NFL Films previews the Week 2 matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Buffalo Bills."

Inside The Bills | Hairston to still rotate with Pears
"He’s still working back," said head coach Chan Gailey of Pears. "We’re still going to probably alternate those guys."

Inside The Bills | Chan on Dareus: He is hurting
"He felt the responsibility to be back here, knowing he had responsibilities there," said Gailey. "I think everybody is going to work to make sure it all goes as smoothly as possible. It can’t go smooth, but as smoothly as possible."

Inside The Bills | Cassel says revenge not a factor for Sunday
"Not at all," said Cassel. "Every year is different, and we have a completely different team than what we had last year. Last year was last year, and they did a great job coming in here, but their team is different and we’re different and now its about going out and competing this year."

Unlike Oakland, Buffalo has a backup snapper ready | The Buffalo News
"If anything were to happen to Bills long snapper Garrison Sanborn, then center Eric Wood would handle the job. Moorman and Sanborn sounded confident Wood would be effective in a jam."

AccuScore: Bills' chances hinge on sacking Cassel | The Buffalo News
"AccuScore's 10,000 simulations showed the Bills' home opener is about as close to a coin flip as you can get. The Chiefs won 50.2 percent of the simulations, but the Bills averaged 23.8 points to the Chiefs' 23.7 points. That means when the Bills won, their margin was a skosh higher than when the Chiefs won."

Bills secondary aims to be tight, aggressive | The Buffalo News
"Guys have to be tighter in coverage," Bills safety George Wilson said. "That's all it boils down to. You have to beat the man across from you. They didn't do anything special. They didn't do anything we didn't work on."

Chiefs injury report shows Flowers ready to pedal | The Buffalo News
Tim Graham wins this week's headline award. Of course, he was the only contestant.

Video: Thursday Bills Report | The Buffalo News
"Mark Gaughan and Tim Graham say an attitude is emerging in the locker room this week as the team prepares to play the Kansas City Chiefs."

Bills release comments from Marcell Dareus | The Buffalo News
"Thank you for all the support," Dareus said. "Right now is a tough time for me and my family. But thank you very much for the support because I truly really need it at this time."

A grieving Dareus is grateful to his teammates - The Buffalo News
"Dave Hojnowski has retired from his position as Bills equipment manager, the team said. Hojnowski's departure from the team was reported incorrectly in Thursday's editions of The News."

WGR 550 - CAPACCIO: Football Friday Flurry Week 2
"The game could very well come down to which quarterback makes the fewest mistakes." Sal talks about college, Bills history, and a ton more in his weekly football column.

WGR 550 - Bills' Graham Is Handling His 1st Two NFL Weeks Very Well
When I asked him about not dressing for the game he acted like a veteran, "I hate to lose whether it’s a video game, to an actual game, I hate losing period and not being able to help made it hurt a little worse so I had to motivate the guys another way."

WGR 550 - Bills' Rogers Ready If Called In To Nickel Duties
"I know that I'll be ready whenever my number's called," said the cornerback. "I'm just gonna keep preparing on the field and in the meeting room. Just gonna do whatever they ask me."

Buffalo Bills want to tighten coverage for defensive backs | Democrat and Chronicle
"In reality, the secondary was more to blame than Williams for New York scoring 34 points on offense, particularly the team’s top three cornerbacks, Stephon Gilmore, Aaron Williams and Leodis McKelvin."

Updating AFC East injuries - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"With tailback Fred Jackson definitely out, the biggest name to watch this week is defensive tackle Marcell Dareus. His brother was shot and killed earlier this week, but Dareus returned to practice Thursday and expects to play. Rookie receiver T.J. Graham will replace the injured David Nelson (knee), who went on injured reserve."

Fantasy focus: Who starts and who sits? - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Thoughts: Spiller erased any doubt that he can be a starting running back when he took over for the injured Fred Jackson last season. That’s why there should be no concerns about fantasy owners playing Spiller now under the same scenario. Spiller is leading the NFL in rushing with 169 yards and a touchdown against a tough New York Jets defense. Spiller should have another good outing against the Kansas City Chiefs."

Here's How The Chiefs Can Beat The Bills - Arrowhead Pride
"There are five things the Chiefs need to make sure they do to beat the Bills."

Let's Not Overlook The Buffalo Bills - Arrowhead Pride
"The last time the Chiefs won in Buffalo came more than 25 years ago -- Sept. 28, 1986. The Chiefs, led by Todd Blackledge, pulled out a 20-17 victory over the Bills."

Mario Williams Injury: Bills DE Dealing With Painful Wrist -
"Bills defensive end Mario Williams revealed after their loss to the Jets on Sunday that his poor performance was due to a wrist injury he suffered a few weeks back."

Distractions surround the Bills meeting with Kansas City - YNN
"One week after losing Fred Jackson to a low hit, Sunday will be the first meeting between Stevie Johnson and Eric Berry since a low block ended Berry's season in last year's opener."

Poloncarz responds to report blaming state for delays in stadium lease negotiations - YNN
"A Buffalo News report is blaming the state for the Bills missing an important deadline to receive stadium funding from the NFL which could derail efforts to sign a new lease agreement by the end of the year. YNN's Kevin Jolly reports this delay could mean an interim lease for the team."