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BDC 9/8: Photo of new OT, notable quotes and more

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on September 8, 2011 – 8:20 am


DAILY REPORT
— The Buffalo Bills announced a new partnership with the United States Air Force.  As part of the agreement, the U.S. Air Force will receive Ralph Wilson Stadium signage, buffalobills.com website advertising and they will activate in the Shredd and Ragan Lot C Tailgate Party area on game days.  The U.S. Air Force will also have an on-field swear-in ceremony prior to the Bills September 25th game vs. New England. 

— Today’s Practice
Thursday, September 8
Practice – 2:00 – 4:05 pm (Media Access for stretch and individual)

DAILY LINKS
BuffaloBills.com – OT battle in KC not forgotten

BuffaloBills.com – Bills and U.S. Air Force announce partnership

BuffaloBills.com – Run ‘D’ to face top flight test Sunday

Buffalo News – Merriman is ready for action

Buffalo News – Fitzpatrick reprises his beard-man role

Rochester D & C – Ryan Fitzpatrick relishes role as Buffalo Bills’ No. 1 QB

Rochester D&C – Buffalo Bills’ Demetrius Bell will start opener at left tackle

Associated Press – Bills QB Fitzpatrick finally gets shot to start

Associated Press – Buffalo @ Kansas City

Niagara Gazette – Roosevelt rejoins practice squad

Audio/Video/Photo Clips
WGR
Bills DL Williams Expects Big Things from D
Bills Gailey expects to win and expects to make the playoffs

WIVB
Gailey: “I expect to be undefeated”

WGRZ
Fitzpatrick Ready for 1st Opening Day Start
Bills Begin to Prepare to Chiefs
Gailey sets bar high

WHEC
Bills ready for a new start

WHAM
Gailey Expects Bills to go Undefeated
The 13WHAM Sports Team talks about what they expect with the opener in Kansas City

YNN
Bills ready to return to Arrowhead

Additional Clips
Inside the Bills Blog
Bills on the radio, OL Young lines up on both sides, LB Kirlew released, Troup did not return, Roscoe ready to roll, Williams schooling up Dareus, Troup leaves practice, Carrington back, Nix interview, Many factors on if Smith is KR, Fitz’s beard is back, Levitre “ready for anything”, Chiefs expect Cassel to play, Troup to practice without cast, Bills to pump in noise for practice, Bell officially starting LT, Merriman:nagging injuries in past

Billboard Blog
Naaman back in fold
Williams deal good long range
Let it grow: Fitz beard back
Bell gets LT nod; Gailey talks roster

Bills Beat Blog
Bills Bring Roosevelt Back
Bell Starting LT; CB Undecided
Chiefs’ Haley Says QB Cassel Will Start
Bills DL Williams Thinking Big on D
Bills and LB Kirlew Part Ways

Buffalo Rumblings
Buffalo Bills Confirm Demetrius Bell As Starting Left Tackle
Bills vs. Chiefs: Tamba Hali Keys Kansas City Pass Rush
Bills GM Buddy Nix Added 19 Rookies In Two Years
Bills vs. Chiefs: Shawne Merriman Faces A Familiar Foe
Bills vs. Chiefs Injury Report: Torell Troup Limited Wednesday

The Sports XChange (CBSsports.com)
Bills know they have to improve defense
Strategy And Personnel
Trying to get off to a good start

AFC East Daily
Cheifs’ Haley keeping his eye on Brad Smith

NOTABLE QUOTES FROM WEDNESDAY
Head Coach Chan Gailey on what his impressions are on DE Marcell Dareus after the preseason:
“I think he’s exactly what we thought we were going to get.  He’s a big, strong individual that plays with an edge.  He can play the run and convert to pass rush when he reads it.  I think he’s exactly what we thought we were going to get.  I think he’s going to be a very good football player for a long time in this league.” 

Head Coach Chan Gailey on what it means to be playing on September 11th:
“I had a talk with our players this morning about that.  I’m not sure that everybody understands the significance of September 11th to our country, especially young people who don’t realize it. I hope they realize the significance of this and there’s going to be something going on in every stadium around the league.  I just want them to take it with solemnest and pride; whatever else it is that you do when you’re an American to understand what this is all about.”

QB Ryan Fitzpatrick on if there’s a different feeling on being the number one guy going into week 1:
“I guess just being the un-questioned starter going into the year, that’s a big deal for me. In terms of viewing this game any different than the starts I had last year, not so much.  Really excited and I know that the guys are excited.  It’s hard not to be for the beginning of the season.  Right now there’s so much optimism and so much hope.  We really think we have a good team.  We think we improved a lot from last year.  We’re looking forward to showing everybody that we’re a better team this year.”

LB Shawne Merriman on if this season opener is different than others that he has had in his career:
“Yeah this season opener is different because I haven’t played in awhile. The first game is always one of the biggest because you don’t know what the other team is going to do and your emotions are running high and the adrenalin is going. It is going to be huge for us to go out there and have a good game.”

NT Kyle Williams on how much better the run defense can be this year:
“A lot better. It can’t get any worse, I don’t think. We’ve added some good players. I think as you watch the film, it looks different in practice, our fits look different, our control on the line of scrimmage looks different, and it looked like that in the preseason game. So there’s no reason to believe it won’t be tons better. I don’t want to be a little bit better, I want to be tons better. Talking about 30 spots better, I’m talking about a lot better, that’s what I expect, that’s what I want.”

RB Fred Jackson on what the biggest thing is that has to happen as an offense:
“Finishing games. We were in a lot of games last year. As an offense, if we get on the field and we have the opportunity to go win a game I think that’s what’s going to put us over the top. That’s what we’re looking forward to and I think we have the confidence to put up a lot of points and our defense is a lot better so if we do our part I feel like we’ll win a lot of games.”

SEE ALL OF WEDNESDAY’S TRANSCRIPTS HERE >>>

THIS DAY IN BILLS HISTORY
September 8, 2001 – ANDRE REED RETURNS, RETIRES
WR Andre Reed signed a one-day contract and retired as a member of the Buffalo Bills.

PHOTO OF THE DAY

New Bills OT Sam Young practice with the team for the first time yesterday.


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