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BDC 11/10: Record-setting blood drive

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on November 10, 2011 – 9:39 am


DAILY REPORT
— The Buffalo Bills are offering a package of discounted tickets in a bid to fill a combined 57,000 unsold seats available for their final three home games.  Go to BuffaloBills.com for more info.

Calling the promotion a “December Charge,” CEO Russ Brandon announced the deal on Tuesday, saying the team is offering a 12.5 percent discount when fans buy tickets for all three games.

“This is the first package we’ve rolled out that is really focused on the general fan to try to create awareness and a call to action of where we are right now heading into our December games,”  Brandon said.  “Our whole focus as an organization is to fill the building and provide the home-field advantage that we’ve enjoyed throughout the first four games of the year.”

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TODAY’S PRACTICE
Thursday, November 10
Practice: 2:00 PM / Open to Media at Approximately 2:00 – 2:25 PM (Stretch & Individual only)

DAILY LINKS
BuffaloBills.com – McGee’s biggest fan – From a distance

BuffaloBills.com – Bills fans set record numbers

BuffaloBills.com – Bills offense, opportunistic defense story of 1st half

Buffalo News – Jackson returns to Dallas as a star

Buffalo News – Nelson hopes he’ll earn some cheers

Rochester D&C – Buffalo Bills’ Bryan Scott shocked by Penn State scandal

Associated Press – Bills offense hits speed bump at midway point

Associated Press – Buffalo (5-3) at Dallas (4-4)

Fort Worth Star – Buffalo’s Fred Jackson, returning home, took unusual path to NFL

San Antonio Express – Gailey doesn’t hold grudge against Cowboys

Audio/Video/Photo Clips
BuffaloBills.com
Sound FX: Fred Jackson
Jackson on loss: ‘Got to have a short memory’
Bills Roundup: Rayner Practices, Hairston Returns
Chan Gailey Wednesday Press Conference
Ryan Fitzpatrick Wednesday Press Conference

97 Rock – AUDIO: Jim Kelly on Norton in the Morning

WGR
Bills’ Scott ‘Shocked,’ ‘Floored’ by Penn State Scandal
Kelsay, Two Others Miss Bills Practice Wednesday
Bills’ Kyle Williams Had Surgery Wednesday

WGRZ
Bills Look to Bounce Back in Dallas
Bills Roundtable – Pre Dallas

WHAM – Mike and Chuck talk about what the Bills will face as they head down to Dallas

YNN
From Rex to Rob Ryan
Defense prepares without Kyle Williams

Additional Clips
Inside the Bills Blog
Surgery successful for Kyle, Bills on the radio, Bills injury report, Cowboys injury report, Spiller still getting WR work, Hairston lining up with the 1’s, Rayner not sure on length of duty, No practice for Felix, Kyle having surgery, Lindell week to week, No contact yet for CB Williams, Chan not about Dallas history

Billboard Blog (Buffalo News)
Cowboys-Bills injury report
Gailey, offense pick up pieces
Hairston braces for Ware

AFC East Blog (ESPN.com)
Midseason report: AFC East MVPs
Morning take: Will Bills rebound?

The Sports Xchange (CBSsports.com)
Gailey on Dallas days: ‘Far in past’
Strategy And Personnel
Williams’ agent tweets surgery successful

CBS Sports – Andy Levitre and George Wilson selected by Pete Prisco to his all midseason All-Pro team

Atlanta Journal Constitution – Joshua Nesbitt talks about his switch from QB to safety

SI.com (Hot Clicks – Creative Cooking) – Links to the Buffalo For Real video on Buffalo tailgating

QUOTES FROM MEDIA DAY
Head Coach Chan Gailey
On what he remembers about Dallas HC Jason Garrett:
I knew he would be very successful in whatever he decided to do and I thought if he decided to coach he’d be a very successful head coach. I thought he was smarter than to coach but he ended up going into the business anyway. He’s done very well and I’m proud for him. He’s a great man.

On this game being a big test to the team on showing they can be a real contender:
Every game’s a test. You have to try to go win every game that you play. They all count the same. I know those division games are what I call “twofers”. Every game is important, every game at home and on the road. You’ve got to treat them like they’re the biggest game of the year. Like I told the players this morning, ‘You want to go prepare and play for this game like it’s the game that gets you to the playoffs or doesn’t get you to the playoffs. If it was the 16th one and this one got you into the playoffs, how would you prepare?’ And that’s how you have to prepare.

QB Ryan Fitzpatrick
On Head Coach Chan Gailey reminding the team that they do control their own destiny:
That was important. We came out of that last game, obviously that was our worst performance in the year, and maybe in the biggest game up to that point that we had. There were a lot of guys that were disappointed and frustrated and down, myself included. It’s a good reminder and it just puts things into perspective. The NFL is such a week to week business basically. You can come out and lay an egg which you don’t want to do, but sometimes that happens. You put it in the past and then you just get back on track and you get going again. That’s what we’re hoping to do.

RB Fred Jackson
On how to establish a rhythm:
That’s what we do. We build off of what we’re establishing early and we didn’t establish anything early last week.  We have to come out and execute more than anything. They did some things different than what we expected, but we feel like after looking at film if we would’ve executed the things we tried to get done we would’ve been fine. So we have to go out and execute early. 

K Dave Rayner
On bouncing from opportunity to opportunity:
The good thing about our position is I don’t have to learn a playbook or do those kinds of things. You’ve just got to be able to adapt quickly and we’ll obviously get some work with field goal operation, but those two guys are both veterans. They’ve been doing it for a long time so hopefully everything goes smoothly and we win some games.

PHOTOS OF THE DAY

WR/QB Brad Smith signed some autographs for donors and fans at the American Red Cross Blood Drive, which produced record numbers Tuesday in the Paul Maguire Club at Ralph Wilson Stadium.


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