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Buffalo Bills news, 11/1: midseason rookie report

Mike Rodak of ESPN grades the Bills rookies at the halfway point. What do you think?


Bills' midseason rookie report card - ESPN

"Their first eight games are in the books. Now it's time to grade the Buffalo Bills' rookies as they enter the second half of their first season in the NFL."

Moats embracing defined defensive role -
"In Mike Pettine’s defense, he’s taken on the role of a run defender at inside linebacker this season. Under the previous coaching staff his responsibilities ran the entire linebacker gamut under coaching staffs of Buffalo’s past."

Call on Lewis pushed back; Spiller expected to go -
"Bills head coach Doug Marrone was hopeful that Thad Lewis’ battered ribs would feel good enough to allow him to practice Thursday. That did not prove to be the case. Lewis missed a second straight day of practice pushing back the decision making process for Marrone on his starting signal caller."

Bills Focus: Team Looking Forward to Second Half - VIDEO -
"Despite being disappointed about the start to the season, the Bills are optimistic about the road they're headed down, and excited for the second half of the season."

Inside The Bills | What if Lewis can practice Friday?
"So it sounds like even if Lewis manages to practice on Friday, how he performs in that practice will determine if he’s a legitimate option to start and play on Sunday."

Bills notebook: Lewis still a question mark but Spiller should return - Sports - The Buffalo News
"I feel good about C.J. playing," Marrone said. "In talking with him, without any setbacks, we feel he’ll be ready to go."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills Not Spooked By Spiller's Ankle
"Only two players, quarterback Thad Lewis (ribs) and wide receiver Chris Hogan (back), did not participate in any capacity."

Countdown Daily Prediction: KC-BUF - ESPN Video - ESPN
"The NFL Live crew make their picks for Kansas City at Buffalo."

Double Coverage: Kansas City Chiefs at Buffalo Bills - ESPN
"ESPN Chiefs reporter Adam Teicher and Bills reporter Mike Rodak discuss the game: "

Inside Edge: Chiefs at Bills - ESPN Video - ESPN
"ESPN NFL Insider Mike Sando delivers some stats to help you make a pick for Kansas City at Buffalo."

Week 9 NFL preview: Chiefs vs. Bills -
"The Chiefs put their undefeated season on the line in Buffalo, where two teams with three of the NFL's leading pass rushers will clash in a meeting of historically disappointed fan bases. Can Buffalo take the wind out of Kansas City's sails? TRICK QUESTION! There is nowhere to sail in Missouri. "