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Buffalo Bills news, 8/25: Jeff Tuel takes the reigns in ugly loss to Redskins

It's Tuel time, folks. Check out all of the reactions to the Bills' ugly 30-7 loss to Washington inside.

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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, Gilmore injured in loss at Washington -
"In dropping a 30-7 decision to the Redskins the Bills also lost quarterback Kevin Kolb to a concussion late in the first quarter and top cornerback Stephon Gilmore to a wrist injury. Starting safety Da’Norris Searcy also sustained a head injury."

Bills-Redskins: Player reaction -
Aaron Williams, Bryan Scott, T.J. Graham, and Fred Jackson talk after the game. You can also read/see Jeff Tuel's complete press conference at

Bills offense turns to Jeff Tuel -
"I’m honestly just preparing the same way I have since the get-go," said Tuel. "This is exactly why because you never know what’s going to happen when it does happen. So you’ve got to be ready at all times. I prepared like I was the number one guy at the beginning of camp and everything. So I’m just going to go with the same approach and see where it takes me."

Bills Focus: Jeff Tuel Ready For The Spotlight -
"With injuries to the top two Bills quarterbacks, a lot more will be asked of rookie quarterback Jeff Tuel, but according to him and his teammates he's up for the challenge. "

Bills Roundup: Kolb Injured, Buffalo Falls 30-7 -
"Bills quarterback Kevin Kolb got knocked out of the game in the first quarter against the Redskins, and Buffalo couldn't make enough plays, in a 30-7 loss to Washington. "

Sideline Reactions: Redskins 30, Bills 7 - WGR 550
"The injuries might make up the majority of the narratives stemming from this outcome, but the lackluster performances of both the offense and defense can't be ignored. Perhaps the Bills were playing a cat-and-mouse game where they held back on looks for both sides of the ball with the regular season opener drawing near. That very well could be the case, but the Bills must approach any game setting with better decision making and a higher intensity to limit performances like that moving forward."

HAMILTON: Marrone Must Make Sure Redskins Game Doesn't Fester - WGR 550
"I want to stress, this is one preseason game. They have played two good ones and one very bad one. I’m not going to panic because this game looked like last year. This is a totally different coaching staff and has nothing to do with last year. What I do want to stress is Doug Marrone and his staff needs to make sure it stops now and doesn’t snowball."

Bills’ defense overrun by Redskins power game, backup quarterbacks - The Buffalo News
"Washington outgained the Bills, 452 to 155. The Redskins held the ball for 38:52 to just 21:08 for Buffalo. Washington ran 81 plays to just 49 for the Bills."

Points after: Redskins 30, Bills 7 - The Buffalo News
"Stat line of the day: It's not a glittery set of numbers, but they're interesting. Jeff Tuel wasn't supposed to play so much, but with Kolb knocked out of the game, Tuel saw three quarters and went 10 of 17 for 63 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions."

Kolb’s injury creates QB crisis for Bills - The Buffalo News
"We had a plan going into the season," coach Doug Marrone said. "Obviously Brad is part of those plans, as well as Fred Jackson." Gulp.

Injuries have Buffalo Bills reeling at quarterback - ESPN
"When the Bills began training camp nearly a month ago, the team's brass liked to talk about how offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett would bring an up-tempo philosophy to the offense that would keep defenses on their toes. But now, it's the Bills on their heels. With Tuel, they would have likely the NFL's worst starting quarterback. "

Observation deck: Buffalo Bills-Washington Redskins - ESPN
"Observations from the Buffalo Bills' 30-7 preseason loss to the Washington Redskins on Saturday:"

C.J. Spiller injured early against Washington Redskins - ESPN
"Before the injury, Spiller had rushed five times for 30 yards, including a 19-yard scamper before his touchdown run. ESPN's Adam Schefter tweeted that Spiller's knee was cut by a spike. Spiller re-entered the game early in the second quarter."

Matt Leinart and John Beck will get tryouts for Buffalo Bills QB job - FOX Sports
Mike Garafolo was the first with news of quarterback workouts, and this report filed from the Bills locker room was dynamite last night and remains so today.

Buffalo Bills 2013 Preview: EJ Manuel-led change may not mean more wins | The MMQB with Peter King
"It sounds like the same old story in Buffalo, but at least this time the organization is placing its hope in a rookie quarterback with possible upside. With a bounty of youth in the passing game, it will take the offense time to figure things out. The defense has too many question marks to carry the team in the meantime."

Bills rally around Spiller after family tragedy in Florida - The Buffalo News
"Spiller declined to comment on the situation in the locker room after the Bills’ 30-7 loss to the Washington Redskins. Spiller was aware of the initial news report of Allen’s involvement in a shooting before the game, team members said. Some teammates knew of the news, but numerous Bills players didn’t know of the tragedy in the locker room after the game."