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BDC 6/12: Day 2 of Mandatory Minicamp

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on June 12, 2013 – 10:16 am

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DAILY REPORT
Mandatory Minicamp Continues Today: The Buffalo Bills will continue their 2013 mandatory minicamp this afternoon at One Bills Drive.

Tickets on Sale for Bills vs. Falcons in Toronto: Rogers Media this week ounced tickets are now on sale for the Buffalo Bills return to Rogers Centre, as they play host to the defending NFC South champions Atlanta Falcons on December 1 in Toronto. Ticket prices will remain consistent with last year’s Bills in Toronto game, with pricing starting at $48 for Level 500 seating up to the maximum $225 for Field Level VIP seating.  Fifty-eight per cent of tickets are less than $100, while 88 per cent of tickets are less than $150. Tickets for the Bills vs. Falcons game can be purchased at BillsinToronto.com, at Rogers Centre, by calling 416-341-1440 or by visiting ticketmaster.ca.

Renewed Partnership: NY 529 & Bills: The Bills announced a renewed partnership with NY’s 529 College Savings Program. The two are teaming up once again to present the Become the Buffalo Bills Junior GM for a Day contest. Under this contest, one lucky boy or girl will win the opportunity to spend the day with Bills General Manager Doug Whaley. In addition, the winner will receive breakfast, lunch, a gift bag and a personalized Buffalo Bills jersey.  Last year’s winner was 10-year old Carson Kruk from Williamsville, NY. To enter, participants will visit the contest page on buffalobills.com (www.buffalobills.com/JrGM) and submit their answers to three short answer questions as to why they have what it takes to be the Buffalo Bills Junior GM for a Day.

2013 Training Camp: The Buffalo Bills will open its 2013 Training Camp at St. John Fisher College on Sunday, July 28th with a 6:10 pm practice. The complete 2013 Training Camp schedule and fan-related information can be found at: BuffaloBills.com

School Fundraising Opportunity: The Buffalo Bills are offering a special fundraising opportunity for local schools. Schools in Buffalo, Rochester and Southern Ontario will have the opportunity to sell tickets for the Bills vs. Minnesota Vikings Kids Day Game on August 16 at Ralph Wilson Stadium for just $20.00. For every $20.00 ticket sold, $5.00 will go back to the school. Schools interested in participating in the fundraising effort can contact Sara Beth Fisher at 716-312-8917 or e-mail sarabeth.fisher@bills.nfl.net. The Kids Day Game will feature youth-themed tailgating, an exclusive gameday giveaway, interactive games, face painting, Buffalo Jills Cheerleaders, Billy Buffalo, as well as post-game fireworks.

Fifty Yard Finish: On Saturday, June 29, participants can take part in a half marathon, 5k or kids 1-mile run that will begin at Ralph Wilson Stadium, continue through the village and town of Orchard Park and finish at the 50 yard line on the field. Follow along with buffalobills.com journalist Hannah Buehler as she trains with Bills Strength and Conditioning Coach Dan Liburd for the race. Details can be found here: Fifty Yard Finish Details

TODAY’S INTERVIEW
7:00 am – QB Kevin Kolb – The Howard Simon Show (WGR550 – Buffalo) Listen Here
8:00 am – WR Stevie Johnson – The Opening Drive – (SiriusXM NFL Radio)
4:45 pm – WR Da’Rick Rogers – SportsTalk – (WNML – Knoxville, TN)

PHOTO OF THE DAY
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Bills rookie WR Robert Woods makes a leaping catch during Day One of the team’s 2013 mandatory minicamp yesterday at One Bills Drive. Click here for a photo gallery of minicamp on BuffaloBills.com

QUOTE OF THE DAY
DOUG MARRONE, Bills Head Coach, on the start of the team’s 2013 minicamp:
“Well obviously we’re in mandatory minicamp and I’ll tell you what I’m most excited about was obviously the pace today. It seemed like from what we’ve done in OTAs and the first voluntary minicamp we had and the voluntary OTAs and now coming to this mandatory minicamp the pace has really picked up. One of my messages to the team when I spoke to them was that a lot of time this year we think it’s the end, when really it’s just the beginning. I think that the pace has picked up quite a bit because I think schematically the players are getting more comfortable. I see better communication out there on both sides of the ball. Again, there are mistakes out there, don’t get me wrong, but I’m excited about this type of effort. And if we continue with this type of effort, we’ll have an opportunity to do some good things.” – via BuffaloBills.com (6/11) 

DAILY LINKS

Buffalo News-Kolb, Manuel begin journey for Bills’ starting job

Buffalo News-Legursky quickly moves into action

Associated Press-Marrone called 3 a crowd in Bills QB competition

Associated Press-Bills open mandatory minicamp minus S Byrd

USA Today-Doug Marrone hopes to light up scoreboard, fans

BuffaloBills.com-Minicamp practice notes – Day 1

BuffaloBills.com-Player personnel chief Jim Monos set to grind

BuffaloBills.com-Bills new scouting director equipped to find winners

BuffaloBills.com-Doug Marrone: ”I’m excited about this type of effort”

Audio/Video/Photo Clip

BuffaloBills.com
Bills Roundup: Minicamp Opens with QB Change
Kevin Kolb on QB Battle, Offensive Tempo
Doug Marrone on Minicamp, Manuel
EJ Manuel on Increased Reps, Opportunity
The John Murphy Show June 11
Fred Smerlas on Tim Tebow
Keith Pough Likes the Bills “Funky” Defense 

WGR 550
5 Observations from Bills mini-camp: Day 1
Minus Jackson, Bills QBs get in to flow of competition 

WIVB
Bills open mini-camp, QB’s struggle 

WGRZ
Three’s a Crowd at QB For Marrone
Bills Byrd Only Player Missing at Minicamp
Jaworski — Bills on the Right Path 

YNN
Day One of Bills Minicamp

 Additional Clips

Inside The Bills
Bills on the radio, How Marrone first heard of Tebow signing, Respect for QB Jackson, Chandler participating, Everyone under contract on hand, How minicamp will differ from OTAs

Press Coverage (Buffalo News)
Video: Battle of the QBs at Day One of Bills mini camp
EJ Manuel’s first-round status not scaring Kevin Kolb
Manny Lawson back on field, hopes to give Bills D some rattle
People’s Poll: Byrd or Manuel more likely to start opening day?

 Talkin TV (Buffalo News)
WBBZ Officially Lands Bills-Cleveland Game 

Buffalo Rumblings
Buffalo Bills quarterback battle: Kevin Kolb, EJ Manuel splitting reps 

AFC East Daily
Handful of recently-ailing Bills back for minicamp


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