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Buffalo Bills news, 4/5: off-season changes at One Bills Drive

Doug Marrone's changes at One Bills Drive are on full display. The team's newest quarterback also spoke to The Buffalo News.

Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

Kolb thrilled to be part of the Bills - The Buffalo News

“I am really excited,” Kolb told The News Thursday from his home in Texas. “I think just when we all sat down for the first time and we discussed what our offensive mindsets were and career-wise what I was looking for, it just all made sense.”

Energy level high as players return to One Bills Drive -

Marrone said of the first meetings, “I think the first thing you need to do is you want to create a personalized type of effect. A lot of [the players] can go online and figure out about me and I can go online and figure out about them.”

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Stephon Gilmore changes number to 24 -
“I just think I’d feel more comfortable in 24 and I just wanted to change my number because that’s what I really wanted coming out of college," Gilmore said. "I always wore 5 growing up and I knew when I wanted to go to the league that I wanted to wear 24. You can’t wear 5 in the NFL playing cornerback.”

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“From my standpoint, I don’t see why we would need to rebuild,” he continued. “Am I going to sit here and predict how many games we are going to win? No. I haven’t even been on the field with these guys or seen what we’re going to run.”

Bills DT Alan Branch hopes to help Mario 'get some food on his plate' - Press Coverage | The Buffalo News
On playing with Mario Williams: "My goal is to try to get them to double team me so he can go ahead and get some food on his plate to eat, too. Hopefully all of us eat, all of us go out there and play ball."

Bills notebook: Team puts banner years on display - The Buffalo News
"The team has four banners hanging at one end of the field house recognizing each of the four Super Bowl appearances. There are two big banners at the other end recognizing the two AFL championships. There also are a couple of 20-foot-tall banners of the Vince Lombardi Trophy hanging behind each of the goal posts."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Bills' Marrone Meets Team For The First Time
"There's a lot of excitement around here," Eric Wood remarked. "First day back there is always going to be some new energy, but Coach's enthusiasm, a lot of the vets back from day one… there's a lot of positive energy around here, that's for sure."

Doug Marrone era begins for Buffalo Bills | Democrat and Chronicle
Added center Eric Wood, “I like it. Lots of Super Bowl aspirations and Super Bowl themes, which is what you need. If you’re not shooting for the Super Bowl, what are you shooting for? The energy they are exuding is awesome. There’s a lot of excitement around here. When the coaches bring that much enthusiasm, you better match it or you’re going to look like a slug.”

Three draft options: Buffalo Bills - AFC East Blog - ESPN
WR Cordarrelle Patterson, OG Chance Warmack and QB Geno Smiith are Walker's three picks.

ProFootballTalk: One-on-one with C.J. Spiller | ProFootballTalk
"ProFootballTalk: C.J. Spiller joins Erik Kuselias to discuss the quarterback change for the Buffalo Bills. Spiller was a big fan of Ryan Fitzpatrick, but understands why a move was made. Spiller also discussed the NFL draft and said that he usually only watches the first round before changing the channel."