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Web Rumblings: Buffalo Bills News, 9/27

Player reaction on the release of Brian Moorman and updates on Fred Jackson's knee highlighted Media Day at One Bills Drive yesterday. Read it all here.

Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Bills still surprised by P Moorman's departure - Yahoo! Sports
"Two people familiar with the Bills punting strategy going into their 24-14 win at Cleveland on Sunday questioned whether Moorman was set up to fail by special teams coordinator Bruce DeHaven. Both people said DeHaven informed his players he would be OK with 30-yard punts so long as Browns return specialist Josh Cribbs didn't get his hands on the ball. They then questioned why DeHaven would criticize Moorman's performance on Monday, when it appeared the punter followed his coach's orders."

Transcript: Head coach Chan Gailey -
The Bills head coach talks about the release of Brian Moorman and more in his press conference.

RB Jackson has ground to cover -
"There are some things that I liked, but there’s a lot of stuff that I’ve got to work on too," said Jackson after practice. "It’s a good thing that we’ve got a week. So we’ll see how it goes, just hopefully continue to get better and work on the things I feel I need to."

Transcript: P Shawn Powell -
The newest member of the Bills talks about what he was doing when the Bills called, Brian Moorman, and how he performed in camp.

Fred Jackson post-practice comments -
Get the update on his injury straight from the horse's mouth. Not that Fred's a horse.

Ryan Fitzpatrick Wednesday Press Conference - VIDEO -
"The Bills quarterback talks about facing the Patriots this weekend, the release of Brian Moorman and the chance of Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller playing this weekend."

Chan Gailey Wednesday Press Conference - VIDEO -
"Bills Head Coach Chan Gailey talks to the media about the Patriots game this weekend, the status of Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller and the release of Brian Moorman."

Fred Jackson Wednesday Press Conference - VIDEO -
"The Bills running back on his chances of playing this week, the Patriots game and the release of Brain Moorman."

C.J. Spiller Wednesday Press Conference - VIDEO -
"The Bills running back on his chances of playing this week, the status of his shoulder injury and if he will practice this week."

Fred Jackson Post Practice Press Conference - VIDEO -
"The Bills running back on how his knee feels after a day of practice and an update on what his status is for the Patriots game this week."

Shawn Powell Post Practice Press Conference - VIDEO -
"The Bills punter on his first day in Buffalo, the role he has on the team and his past experience."

Inside The Bills | Some other lofty September numbers
"C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson rank first and tied for third respectively in rushing, with an average of 9.1 and 6.0 yards per carry in September since 2011."

Inside The Bills | Brandon with lease update
"It has been positive. We’ve have great dialogue with the governor and lieutenant governor Duffy, who I’ve known for close to 20 years when he was the police chief of Rochester and then the mayor," said Brandon. "We’ve had some excellent dialogue and I anticipate the pace will quicken over the next few months and look forward to sitting down and starting the discussions and resetting the calendar."

Inside The Bills | A first for Anderson
"It’s business Sunday and they’re the enemy," said Anderson. "It’s my first time going against a former team so I’m looking forward to it."

Inside The Bills | Anderson on Brady’s work ethic
"Brady is a hard worker," said Anderson in an appearance on WGR Sportsradio 550 Wednesday morning. "On the plane rides I’d sit right next to him. Every away game after that game he’s studying film. He’s already on to the next opponent win or lose. A very professional guy. He works hard every day at practice and knows how to do the little things right. I kind of look up to the way he handles situations. A great professional and a good guy."

Inside The Bills | C.J. to practice this week?
"He’s not going to practice today, but we’re hoping we’ll get him a few reps maybe by the end of the week," said Gailey of Spiller. "I don’t know for sure. We’ll see."

Inside The Bills | Players react to Moorman release
"Veteran players on the roster that had been a teammate of Moorman for multiple seasons had trouble understanding the move."

Inside The Bills | Who is holding on kicks?
"Shawn will practice there," said Gailey. "Tyler (Thigpen) will practice there. We’ll see as it goes. Eventually Shawn will do it as soon as he gets some experience."

Inside The Bills | McKelvin update
"It was a freak thing," said McKelvin. "It’s just a twinge. I’ll be back at practice."

Bills give Brian Moorman the boot | ProFootballTalk
"The good news for Moorman is that, as a vested veteran, he’ll be entitled to receive the full amount of his $1.425 million base salary as termination pay. And he’ll also be able to join a new team, get paid, and keep the money from both teams."

Bills players tweet shock over Brian Moorman's release | The Buffalo News
"Some of his former teammates expressed their high regard for him again Tuesday, tweeting their bewilderment over the Bills' decision to release the veteran punter."

Ryan Fitzpatrick heads back into AFC East play at 3-11 | The Buffalo News
"Fitzpatrick has enjoyed nominal success against AFC East opponents. In 14 divisional starts for Buffalo, he is 3-11 and never has won more than one start a year. Those victories were against the Patriots last year, at the Miami Dolphins in 2010 and against the Dolphins in 2009."

Patriots preview with the Boston Herald's Karen Guregian | The Buffalo News
"The Boston Herald's Karen Guregian joined me this week to break down the Patriots, including their stuggles along the offensive line, what's up with Wes Welker and how Amherst's own Rob Gronkowski has looked. A couple highlights are below, while the complete audio of Guregian's interview is at the bottom."

Video: Bills-Patriots preview | The Buffalo News
"Mark Gaughan, Tim Graham and Jerry Sullivan discuss the Bills chances of beating New England in week four."

Tom Brady wary of Buffalo's upgraded defensive front | The Buffalo News
"They really count on those front four to get to the quarterback, and they do it," Brady said today at his weekly news conference in Foxborough, Mass. "It's not like you can stand back there and figure everything out all day. They have some guys that can really rush the passer."

Fred Jackson disappointed in how knee felt at practice | The Buffalo News
"The strength of it is what it is, just being able to have trust in it to where I can plant on it and get out of a cut like I'm used to before I hurt it," Jackson said.

Spiller, Mankins highlight Patriots-Bills injury report | The Buffalo News
"For the fourth straight week, the Buffalo Bills' initial injury report was a lot shorter than their upcoming opponent's."

Shawn Powell thankful for Brian Moorman's guidance | The Buffalo News
"I am grateful for the opportunity that I have and I am going to make the most of it I can," said Powell, the rookie from Florida State who was signed Tuesday after the team released Moorman. "If I can have half the career that Moorman had, it will be successful. A two-time Pro Bowler and all of that stuff. He was a role model to me when I was here and helped me to get better. I am grateful for him."

Brian Moorman OKs deal with Dallas Cowboys | The Buffalo News
"Dallas is in need at the position because its punter, Chris Jones, was injured in Sunday's victory at Tampa. A Buccaneers defender ran into Jones and incurred a roughing the kicker penalty after falling into the punter's knee."

WGR 550 - Upon Further Review- Bills QB, WRs & DBs Vs Browns
Joe Buscaglia breaks down how these position groups played.

WGR 550 - Bills' Veterans Missing Moorman
"A little surprised I think like everybody. Whenever it happens it’s always going to surprise yah, but then you’ve got to talk it out and say, ‘OK, let’s move on’." Lindell added, "I miss him, he’s a good dude. He’s one of my best friends. Not having him around I’ll miss him, just going down to lift, but he’s doing well."

WGR 550 - Bills' Jackson Somewhat Pessimistic After Practice
So is he any more pessimistic about Sunday now? Jackson said, "I still feel about the same. I’ve got to see how I feel in the morning or even later today."

WGR 550 - WHITE: Beating Brady
"BUT...the Bills can beat him if they can get to him. What we will find out, and what I’ll show you through the All-22 film is that Dave Wanstedt and the Bills defenders have to find a way to defend what Mark Sanchez and the Jets did in Week 1."

WGR 550 - Upon Further Review: Bills LBs, RBs & TEs Vs Browns
Grading out how they played, Joe B looks at the film.

Jackson gives first practice mixed reviews - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"The Bills and Jackson should not be prisoners of the moment. Yes, Sunday's game is big. But it's only one game. The Bills need to be careful Jackson (and C.J. Spiller) are healthy enough not to risk re-injury when they return."

Can Bills beat Patriots in the trenches? - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"Buffalo's offensive line is an underrated group that has allowed just one sack this season. If the Bills' defensive and offense lines perform well against New England, Buffalo could pull the upset."

Patriots vs. Bills: New England looks to get back to .500 - SB Nation Boston
"The New England Patriots look to get back to .500 after reaching a losing record for their first time since early in the 2003 season." Here's a StoryStream for the game against Buffalo. Bookmark it.

Bills have their work cut out for them vs. Pats - The Buffalo News
"How rare is a Patriots losing streak? This is just the fourth time in the last decade that New England has lost back-to-back games. The last time New England was under .500 was after the season opener in 2003 (a 31-0 Bills win)."

Sullivan: Releasing Moorman a gamble - The Buffalo News
"There's no breaking-in period for Powell. Here's the football, kid. Go out and tilt the field against the Patriots on Sunday. No worries. Pay no attention to the hooded genius, Bill Belichick, and Tom Brady on the opposing sideline. Try not to dwell on the fact that no one other than Moorman has owned the punter's job in Buffalo since before the 9/11 attacks."

Bills notebook: Moorman's replacement grateful for opportunity - The Buffalo News
"That is the first thing I thought is it is just a reminder it is a very fickle business," he said. "That is the NFL. Every year you get one or two reminders of it. Close friends or guys you thought were untouchable essentially end up getting cut, released or traded."

Mario Williams gonna bring it -
"I definitely think with high caliber quarterbacks like that, we’ve just got to get out there and make them feel pressure and the heat and keep them moving," Williams said yesterday during a conference call with the New England media. "I’ve seen games where that’s happened to (Brady), and they didn’t come out on top. So what we have to do is the thing he doesn’t like, and that’s pressure."

Buffalo Bills Head Coach Chan Gailey Conference Call Transcript -
"Buffalo Bills Head Coach Chan Gailey addresses the New England media during his conference call on Wednesday, September 26, 2012."