Inside The Bills

Bills Daily Charge – June 2

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on June 2, 2011 – 9:59 am

DAILY REPORT
Countdown to Bills new Uniform Unveiling – 22 days

DAILY LINKS
BuffaloBills.com – Bills to unveil new uniforms at Uniform Launch event

Buffalo News – Mark Gaughan profiles David Nelson; getting bigger, training with NFL veterans, community service

Buffalo News – Bills will introduce new uniforms

Rochester D&C – Bills to roll out new uniforms June 24

Associated Press – Bills to unveil new look on June 24

Rochester Business Journal – Bills plan free event to unveil new uniforms

Audio/Video/Photo Links
WKBW – Bills to Unveil New Uniforms June 24

WIVB – Bills to host Uniform Launch Party  

WGRZ – Bills to Unveil New Uniforms at Launch Party

QUOTE FOR THE DAY
Bills wide receiver David Nelson said last week during the Bills’ players-only workouts (from Mark Gaughan’s story in the Buffalo News) — “I’m just trying to get bigger, be faster and be more of an every-down receiver. That and the longevity, be able to take hits and be able to get up. Last year I took a couple hits and kind of took a couple plays off after the hits. Not off as in not running hard, but I had to come off the field for a couple plays. So this year I’m trying to be where I can take hits from guys like Ray Lewis and Ed Reed and get up and get to the next play and last 16 games, as opposed to three or four strong games and having a few [down] weeks.”

NOTES AND NUMBERS
Uniform Fact of the Day
When the Bills started play in the American Football League in 1960, they wore blue jerseys with gray numbers at home and white jerseys with blue numbers on the road.  The rest of the uniform for both home and road contests included plain white pants with no stripe and plain royal blue socks.  The helmets were silver with blue numbers on the side.  The color scheme of gray/silver and blue was similar to that of the NFL’s Detroit Lions, to whom the Bills had several connections.  Owner Ralph Wilson was a Lions fan growing up and was at one time a minority owner of the team, while the Bills first coach, Buster Ramsey, came to Buffalo after serving as the Lions defensive coordinator.

PHOTO OF THE DAY

The Buffalo Bills first team photo features the team’s first ever home uniforms – with blue jerseys, gray numbers and plain white pants.


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