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BDC 11/21: Postgame notes and quotes

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on November 21, 2011 – 10:04 am


DAILY REPORT
STILL PROTECTING THE QUARTERBACK – The Bills allowed two sacks yesterday, raising their season total to 12, the fewest of any NFL team this season.

DAILY LINKS
BuffaloBills.com – Gailey: We have to keep fighting

BuffaloBills.com – McGee out for season; Jackson, Jones also hurt

BuffaloBills.com – Bills drop third straight 35-8 to Miami

Buffalo News – Breaking Bad: Bills trampled by Dolphins

Buffalo News – Injuries strike two more starters

Buffalo News – Alarming lack of depth puts Bills in tailspin

Buffalo News – Oh snap! Levitre has a bad day

Buffalo News – Quarterly Report: Dolphins 35, Bills 8

Buffalo News – Report Card: Grades reflect epic failure

Rochester D&C – Buffalo Bills lose to Miami Dolphins

Rochester D&C – Musings: Buffalo Bills and playoffs? Forget it

Rochester D&C – Sal’s Six Points: Answered

Rochester D&C – Buffalo Bills: Report Card

Rochester D&C – Buffalo Bills drop third straight game

Associated Press –  Surging Dolphins beat injury-riddled Bills 35-8

Canandaigua Messenger – Buffalo’s slump continues, week 11 report card

Toronto Sun – The Bills are so bad …

Palm Beach Post – Miami Dolphins’ Yeremiah Bell: Buffalo Bills took a beating and they ‘laid down’

Stuart News – Former South Fork standout Corey McIntyre tries to figure out Bills’ struggles

AFC East Blog (ESPN.com) – AFC East mired in mediocrity

Audio/Video/Photo Clips
BuffaloBills.com
Bills vs. Dolphins highlights
Bills Roundup: Buffalo Left Searching for Answers
Chan Gailey Postgame Press Conference
Ryan Fitzpatrick Postgame Press Conference
Week 11: Dolphins 38, Bills 8 PHOTOS

WGR
Reaction: Dolphins 35 – Bills 8
Dolphins Destroy Bills 35-8
This collapse is worse

WIVB
Bills injuries: Jones & McGee & Jackson
Bills blown out & banged up

WGRZ
Week 11: Bills Report Card
Photo Gallery: Buffalo Bills vs. Miami Dolphins
Bills Becoming Hard Sell
Bills Breakdown
Postgame Podcast: Bills-Dolphins

WROC
Dolphins hammer free falling Bills
Pitoniak: Bills Pummeled Again
Pitoniak Discusses Blundering Bills

WHAM – That’s What We Said – 11/20/11

Yahoo Sports – Photo Gallery

Additional Clips
Inside the Bills Blog
CJ shoulders blame, Miscommunication an issue, Stevie: Identity not confidence, Chan on Levitre at center, Urbik to move to center next week

Billboard Blog (Buffalo News) – A hat trick of blowouts

AFC East Blog (ESPN.com)
Rapid Reaction: Dolphins 35, Bills 8
Fred Jackson says calf ‘alright’

Pro Football Talk
Dolphins and Bills continue their recent trends
Bills can’t explain their decline, Gailey says his team is “pitiful”

NickMendola.com – Immediate Reactions: Dolphins 35, Bills 8

Pro Football Weekly – Bills CB McGee likely done for the year

NOTES FROM THE GAME
Dave Rayner
2-2 on FG Sunday (successful from 30 & 56 yds.) … has made 9 of last 10 FGAs … 56-yd. FG to end first half was career-long (previous: 55, with Det. vs. Min., 1/2/11) and ties as 2nd longest FG in Bills history

Kelvin Sheppard
Credited with safety after tackling Dolphins RB Daniel Thomas in end zone … first safety by Bills since Angelo Crowell at Was., 12/2/07 .. 32nd safety in team history … Bills are 19-11 when scoring safety

Scott Chandler

5 rec. ties career-high (5 at K.C., 9/11/11) … 71 rec. yds. are new career high (63 at K.C., 9/11/11) and are most by Bills TE since 78 by Jay Riemersma, 12/30/01 at N.Y.J. … 31-yd. rec. in 3rd qtr. was new career-long (previous: 20-yd. TD, 10/30/11 vs. Was

C.J. Spiller
45-yd. punt return in 3rd qtr. was career-long (previous: 34 at Mia., 12/19/10) and longest by a Bill since Roscoe Parrish’s 56-yarder at N.Y.J., 12/14/08 … 4 punt ret. was new career-high (had 3 on 3 previous occasions, last: 11/30/11 vs. Was.) and tied season-high by Bill (Roscoe Parrish, 4 at K.C., 9/11) … 60 punt ret. yds. were also new career-high (previous: 44, vs. Det., 11/14/10 and at N.Y.J., 1/2/11) … most PR yds. by Bill since Roscoe Parrish’s club-record 120 vs. Sea., 9/7/08 … Career punt return avg. of 12.21 ranks 1st in team history (min. 20 ret.) …. Sunday moved past Roscoe Parrish (12.01) and Clifford Hicks (12.0)

Da’Norris Searcy
Made first NFL start and led team with 11 total tackles

Fred Jackson
67 scrimmage yds. today … 2nd time this season without 100+ scrimmage yds. (other: 98 at Cin., 10/2) … 1,376 scrimmage yds. in 2011 represents 4th-highest total after 10 games in team history, only behind O.J. Simpson (1,609 in 1975), Thurman Thomas (1,423 in 1991) and Simpson (1,393 n 1973)

Nick Barnett
Recorded Bills only sack in 2nd qtr. … Raised career total to 17.5 … Has 2.0 sacks in 2011; shared two sacks vs. Was. 10/30  … Barnett’s teams are 13-2 when he participates in a sack (4-1 with two)

POSTGAME QUOTES
Head Coach Chan Gailey
(On the struggles of his defense today and all year long) –
“Today, I don‟t have a lot of answers for you. I wish I did. I don‟t know. We‟ve been trying all year to get that done. Sometimes it tackling. Sometimes it‟s blown assignments. Sometimes we get out leveraged. It‟s a little bit of everything which is going to create looking bad. That‟s incumbent upon us as coaches to get them in the right spots. Let them be good football players. It‟s not like we got a bunch of slugs running around out there. We got some pretty good football players. We just got to try to keep getting better.”

RB Fred Jackson
(On moving forward) – “The first thing we have to do is win another game. We have to figure out what’s going on and get in there and study. We don’t know what the answers are right now, but we will. We’ll figure out what’s going wrong and we’ll correct it.”

RB C.J. Spiller
(On being stopped on the goal line 4 times in a row) – “That’s on me, I should have punched that in. I’ll dwell on that watching it on film. The guys did a great job of hacking it up and I just didn’t punch it in. That series right there, that’s all on me, it should have been six points.”

(On starting to win games again) – “Just come back and keep getting better. There’s still a lot of football left, we can’t throw in the towel yet. Just got to keep fighting, keep believing in each other. We just have to learn from our mistakes and then go up to New York and lay it on the line again.”

LB Nick Barnett
(On the Bills defensive performance today) – “Well, I mean, obviously we didn’t play the game we wanted to play. We didn’t get off the field on third down. Couldn’t cause any turnovers, and that’s the name of the game. We gave up a lot of turnovers. They didn’t get first down and third down, and we did the opposite on defense. That’s what it boils down to. From here, where do we go? Try to improve. Try to get better. Figure out, and get to where we’re playing and having fun. There’s where it is. Then energy and all of that. We did some good things today on defense. But just didn’t do everything. We hade some coverage, some miscommunication, and all of that type of stuff. We got to clean all of that up if we want to be good.”

(On if the Bills think they can win a game the way they are playing) – “Well if we play like that, we won’t beat anybody. I think we got all the talent in the world. We got a lot of talent out there. You know, what’s going on? Shoot, we got to figure that out. We’re doing some good things, then we are just farting, you know, in some situations. We got to clean it up and go out there with attitude and turn this thing around.”

PHOTO OF THE DAY

K Dave Rayner connected on two field goals in Miami, including a career-long 56-yarder – which also ties as the second longest in Bills history.


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