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BDC 4/19: Bills Open ’13 Season at the Ralph

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on April 19, 2013 – 9:57 am

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DAILY REPORT
6 days until the 2013 NFL Draft

–The Buffalo Bills announced its 2013 schedule yesterday. The team will open up the 2013 regular season with back-to-back home games at Ralph Wilson Stadium for the first time since 2000. Buffalo will host the New England Patriots on Kickoff Weekend on Sunday, September 8th at 1:00 PM followed by a match-up vs. Carolina on Sunday, September 15th at 1:00 PM.

–Buffalo signed five free agents that participated in the team’s voluntary veteran mini-camp this week on a tryout basis: DE Jamie Blatnick, DE Kourtnei Brown, K Chris Koepplin, P Brian Stahovich and FB Frank Summers.

–Bills RB C.J. Spiller will take part in an NFL Play 60 program and Take a Player to School on Monday, April 22nd in Kitchner, Ontario. Spiller will also make an appearance at the Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees game the day prior on Sunday, April 21st.

TODAY’S INTERVIEWS
7:30 AM – President and CEO Russ Brandon – 96.5 WCMF The Break Room
7:40 AM – RB C.J. Spiller – Fan 590

PHOTO OF THE DAY
Roswell
Bills Executive Vice President of Strategic Planning Mary Owen (center) participated in a groundbreaking ceremony yesterday as Roswell Park Cancer Institute broke ground to begin construction on its new 11-story Clinical Sciences Center, marking the first new construction at Roswell Park since 2007 and the first clinical expansion since 1998. The Ralph C. Wilson Foundation donated $1 million to the new Clinical Sciences Center as a member of the Circle of Ten.

QUOTES OF THE DAY FROM YESTERDAY’S VOLUNTARY MINI-CAMP
On the high amount of energy and excitement at practice:
“I think that is how we feel. I am pumped up and I am excited. I feel like the players. I feel like if I walk off this field and I am not exhausted and I am not tired, you know what, I did not give them the service that they deserve. That they have earned. I said it to the players earlier on in the week, it is a privilege for myself, and I am sure the staff feels the same way, to be on the field with them.” – Head Coach Doug Marrone 

On being very vocal and expressive:
“I think it goes back to the way I was brought up and a lot of us…in other words, it was always when you hit that grass or now that turf you are running. That is how I was brought up from a very young level and I believe that. I think that it is a mentality of when you step on the field, you are running and you are playing.” – Head Coach Doug Marrone

 On noticing a different pace at practice:
“The guys just get very competitive out there. We do not want to lose. They do not want to lose. We’re just trying to make each other better. There was definitely a lot of energy today than what it has been the last couple of days.” – RB C.J. Spiller

 On being excited about playing in a multiple front defense:
“Definitely. I have had a chance to play I guess you would say a hybrid 4-3, 3-4 before. This is similar with the possibilities. I know the possibilities that are there. You have somebody that can schematically scheme up something to create edges and create wide open guys. The one thing I have not done before is play this many positions. I am ready for it. It is just going to be very exciting and us as players are very excited. Every day when we come in it is an upbeat tempo. You have to be. The atmosphere is completely changed here.” – DE Mario Williams 

DAILY LINKS
Buffalo News-Bills enjoy energy at voluntary workouts 

Buffalo News-Bills get fair-weather home slate, open with Pats

Buffalo News-Early draft picks to be weighted toward O-line

Rochester D&C-Buffalo Bills will open season at home vs. New England

Associated Press-Bills WR Johnson upbeat by Marrone’s uptempo style

Associated Press-Bills to host Patriots in coach Marrone’s debut

Batavia Daily News-Former Bills players to join Piccone for GCC ‘Trek’

San Diego Union Tribune-Former Aztec P Stahovich signs with Buffalo

BuffaloBills.com-Marrone and staff push tempo early

BuffaloBills.com-Bills sign five tryout players after minicamp

BuffaloBills.com-2013 Buffalo Bills schedule notes

BuffaloBills.com-What the Bills are up against in 2013

BuffaloBills.com-Mario Williams: ”The atmosphere is completely changed here”

Audio/Video/Photo Clip
BuffaloBills.com
50 Yard Finish: Let’s Talk Nutrition
2013 Draft Preview: WR DeAndre Hopkins
Bills Focus: 2013 Schedule Released
Bills Roundup: Minicamp Day 3, Progress Made
C.J. Spiller on Minicamp Practices
Mario Williams on Minicamp Practices
Doug Marrone Thursday Press Conference
The John Murphy Show April 18
Kevin Kolb Is Comfortable With New Offense 

WGR 550
Bills’ Marrone stressing tempo at practices
Bills 2013 schedule released
First thoughts on the Bills schedule
4/18 Ryan Nassib talks about draft process, and possiblity of coming to Buffalo
4/18 Joe Buscaglia discusses his mock draft and where he sees the Bills going
Joe Buscaglia Says, Draft Day Could be a long day for Geno Smith 

Kiss 98.5
Buffalo Bills QB Kevin Kolb 

WAPT
Hall of Famer Billy Shaw visits hometown

WIVB
Bills announce team’s 2013 schedule

 WKBW
Bills Release 2013 Regular Season Schedule
Bills sign 5 players after tryout 

WGRZ
Buffalo Bills Release 2013 Schedule

 WHAM
Bills Schedule Released

 WROC
2013 NFL sked released, Bills open vs. Patriots

 YNN
Marrone At the Center of Bills Mini-Camp
Bills Open 2013 Season at Home Vs. Patriots 

Additional Clips
Inside The Bills
2013 team-by-team strength of schedule, Bills roster still has room, Bills new punter has strong leg, Ralph Wilson Foundation donates to Clinical Sciences Center, Marrone: Felt bad Stevie couldn’t work, Marrone’s assessment of QBs, Stevie not practicing

Press Coverage (Buffalo News)
Notes on 2013 Bills schedule
Bills open and close 2013 NFL season against New England
Video: Bills end spring practice on energetic note
Bills sign five tryout prospects
Audio: Bills draft yappage with Shredd and Ragan

 Around the League (NFL.com)
Analysis: Buffalo Bills’ 2013 schedule 

ESPN AFC East Blog
Buffalo Bills schedule analysis

Kryk Slants
GM Dimitroff looking forward to homecoming when his Falcons play Bills in Toronto
Mike Mayock on whether Bills should select a QB at No. 8 overall …
Expect Bills-in-Toronto game to be in December again — but against which team?

 Buffalo Rumblings
Bills 2013 schedule set up to avoid blackouts
Buffalo Bills schedule 2013: NFL regular season schedule released
Buffalo Bills sign five following minicamp tryout
2013 NFL Draft: Ryan Nassib views Buffalo Bills coaches “like family”
Which Buffalo Bills home game will be shipped to Toronto?

 AFC East Daily
Seventeen takeaways from Bills’ 2013 schedule


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