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Buffalo Bills news, 9/12: C.J. Spiller not patient enough against Patriots

C.J. Spiller said he wasn't patient enough running the ball on Sunday, comparing it to his rookie season. That and much, much more from media day at One Bills Drive.

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Doug Marrone: "We're changing the mentality" -
"The Bills head coach talks about the cornerback situation, how much the offense needs C.J. Spiller, and if there's a process in learning how to win."

EJ Manuel: "I'm not used to losing" -
The Bills quarterback talks about comparisons to Cam Newton, facing the Panthers this week, and what he took from his first NFL start.

Stevie Johnson: "Different mentalities for different teams" -
"Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson addressed the media after practice and talked about continuing to build offensive chemistry with quarterback EJ Manuel and using the offensive pace to their advantage."

Bills new corners working overtime -
"The team will look to Brandon Burton, a cornerback the team signed off waivers less than two weeks ago, and Johnny Adams, a cornerback addition from the practice squad, to contribute positively in Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers."

AP: C.J. Spiller eager to bounce back -
"There's no need to panic,'' he said after practice Wednesday. "The main thing for me is I can't get frustrated. I just have to keep a smile on my face, good or bad play, and move on. I think Sunday I showed a bad example of too much frustration in letting them dictate how I play.''

Bills Roundup: Getting Back on Track vs. Carolina - VIDEO -
"The team got back to work on Wednesday in preparation for the Panthers, hear from C.J. Spiller and Eric Wood on getting the running game going, and Stephon Gilmore on his recovery from surgery."

Inside The Bills | Comments from the locker room
Kiko Alonso, Stephon Gilmore, T.J. Graham, Fred Jackson, Stevie Johnson, Mario Williams, Da'Norris Searcy, C.J. Spiller, and Eric Wood talk from the Bills locker room on Wednesday.

Inside The Bills | C.J.: I let my fumble bother me too much
"I wasn’t trying to prove anything, but just try to make too many plays where I was forcing it," said Spiller. "Instead of waiting for that big play to come I was looking for that big play each time and it hurt us and it hurt me. Now I know. I’ve put it behind me and I’ll start taking what they give me."

Inside The Bills | Plans for Hopkins to kick late in week
"I don’t know that for sure," said Marrone. "He was out (not participating) today, but we plan on getting him out on the field and kicking him later in the week."

Inside The Bills | Brandon: No trade request came from Byrd
"There was no trade request," said Brandon. "That isn’t even a topic of conversation in this building."

Inside The Bills | 1,600 tickets left for Sunday’s game
"We do have some tickets to move," said Brandon, who appeared on the Howard Simon show on Bills flagship station WGR Sportsradio 550. "We have about 1,600 tickets left remaining for the game. The deadline is Thursday at 1 pm. Tickets are moving and we’re confident we’ll be able to get the game sold out."

Former Bills among 2014 Hall of Fame nominees -
"Here's the complete list. The list of players with Bills ties is below:"

Wall of Famers' best Bills moments -
Marv Levy, Bill Polian, Billy Shaw, Joe DeLamielleure, Phil Hansen, Andre Reed, Joe Ferguson, Steve Tasker, Thurman Thomas, and Booker Edgerson share their single favorite memory as a Bill.

Bills’ Robey proving he measures up - The Buffalo News
"Robey is listed at 5-foot-8 on the roster, but he officially was measured at 5-7¼ at the NFL Scouting Combine. There are about 175 cornerbacks in the NFL, and Robey is one of the three shortest."

Bills’ speedy Graham playing catch up - The Buffalo News
"But in Sunday’s opening loss to the Patriots, it was more of the same. Graham was on the field for 60 plays against New England. He had zero catches. The Bills threw to him only once – a deep pass that was badly overthrown by rookie EJ Manuel. Graham also ran a reverse for 5 yards."

Bills notebook: Spiller held to small gains while seeking big plays - The Buffalo News
"I kind of went back to some of my old stuff," Spiller said, referring to his rookie season. "That was really the biggest thing when I said I was disappointed. I went back to some of my old habits. I wasn’t letting the offensive line do their job. I was rushing stuff."

EJ Manuel: More vertical passes are part of Sunday's game plan - The Buffalo News
In response to a question about throwing deep on the Panthers, Manuel said, "It's extremely important. You want to stretch the field, and that's what we plan on doing."

WGR 550 - Bills' Gilmore Starts Work With Trainers
"Quarterback EJ Manuel admitted he had some soreness in his knee and was sporting a brace after not wearing one on Sunday, but insisted he was fine. The rookie was not listed on the injury report, therefore making him a full participant at practice."

Grading the Buffalo Bills' 53: Cornerbacks - ESPN
Buffalo's weakest position gets the lowest grades from Mike Rodak so far.

C.J. Spiller trying to meet high expectations - ESPN
"I let the safety tackle me one-on-one. I got frustrated right there in that moment. I feel like I should win that battle every time. My offensive line did a great job of getting me to the secondary. They expect me to win and I didn't," Spiller said. "I feel like I should win that battle. If they're blocking their tails off, everybody else is doing their job, it's my job to make those guys miss and turn that into a big gain."

QB Watch: Buffalo Bills' EJ Manuel - ESPN
Mike Rodak rewinds, fast forwards, and gives his analysis of EJ Manuel.

Pro Football Focus: Bills LG Colin Brown earns worst Week 1 grade - ESPN
"In a week that saw some terrible guard play, his took pride of place, giving up a hit and three hurries and being punished against the run. If you could see our grading sheet, you'd see a lot of "stood up at point of attack" next to the name of Brown, who was no match for Vince Wilfork."

COLUMN: Hull Trophy honors late lineman | Hattiesburg American
"The trophy - a bronzed replica of Hull at work - will be presented each year at the C-Spire Conerly Trophy Banquet. Money to fund and perpetuate the award is being raised at A Tribute to Kent Hull Banquet on Sept. 24."