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Bills Daily Charge – June 6

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on June 6, 2011 – 9:51 am


DAILY REPORT
Countdown to Bills new Uniform Unveiling – 18 days

Today is the 25th Anniversary Jim Kelly Celebrity Golf Classic at Terry Hills Golf Course (Batavia, NY) presented by CGI Communications. The golf classic raises money for Kelly for Kids. Click here for more information >>>

Today and for the remainder of the week the Buffalo Bills Fieldhouse will host High School Player Development from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.  The H.S.P.D. camp is held for incoming high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors and focuses on character development and specific football skill training by position. The event will feature guest speakers from local colleges and universities and Bills’ assistant head coach/inside linebackers coach Dave Wannstedt will address the group on Wednesday.

DAILY LINKS
BuffaloBills.com – Aaron Williams talks about the influences of Michael Griffin and Michael Huff 

BuffaloBills.com – Mississippi St. head coach Dan Mullen talks about Chris White in Four Downs

Buffalo News – Mark Gaughan reports on Danny Batten’s desire to make an impact after missing his rookie season

Rochester D&C – Sal Maiorana looks at how the lockout could affect training camp at St. John Fisher 

ESPN.com – Breaking down the tight ends: Buffalo

Times Record News (Wichita Falls, TX) – David Nelson aids Joplin after tornado

Dunkirk Observer – Fred Jackson to attend the Wreck and Roll Festival on June 17

Audio/Video/Photo Links
WKBW – Brian Moorman’s PUNT Foundation Triathlon

WHEC – “Kelly for Kids” golf classic in Batavia on Monday

WGR 550 – Ryan Fitzpatrick joins Joe Buscaglia on Sports Talk Saturday

QUOTE FOR THE DAY
Bills’ quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick talking about wide receiver David Nelson on WGR 550 Sports Talk Saturday with Joe Buscaglia — “Last year, we had a lot of talented undrafted receivers, but he (Nelson) was the one in particular – how he didn’t get drafted, I have no idea. I think he can become one of those premier slot guys in the league, like Brandon Stokley was with the Colts, and really a red zone threat, which we saw at the end of last year.”

NOTES AND NUMBERS
Uniform Fact of the Day
In February of 1984, the Bills announced that they were switching their helmet color, going to red after wearing white headgear since 1962.  While the color changed, the charging buffalo on the side and blue facemasks both remained.  It was speculated that the color switch was to help quarterback Joe Ferguson distinguish his receivers from opposing defenders, especially the three division opponents (Dolphins, Patriots and Colts) who also wore white helmets.  Ferguson threw 25 interceptions in 1983 and 17 in 1984.

PHOTO OF THE DAY

The Bills switched to a red helmet for the first time in 1984 and have worn a variation of that ever since.


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