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BDC 10/27: High rating for Giants game

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on October 27, 2011 – 9:15 am

— The Buffalo Bills take on the Washington Redskins at 4:05 p.m. on October 30, 2011, but the party starts well before that with the Budweiser Tailgate, featuring a special performance by Juno award-winning Canadian rockers Finger Eleven The Budweiser Tailgate begins at 11 a.m. and runs until 3:30 p.m. on game day and provides an experience that stretches from east to west, north to south in the area surrounding Rogers Centre.  The Budweiser Big Rig will be on site along with the Bud Girls, great music, tailgate-style food, prizes, giveaways and interactive elements including the Bills Toronto Series mechanical buffalo. Special appearances by the Buffalo Jills, Bills Alumni and Billy Buffalo will also help bring the spirit of a Bills tailgate to Rogers Centre.

Thursday, October 27
Practice: 2:00 PM / Open to Media at Approximately 2:00 – 2:25 PM (Stretch & Individual only)

DAILY LINKS – Bills bring back LB Coleman – Bills have legit Pro Bowl candidates – CB Williams hoping to practice next week – Bills rookies visit YMCA in Mississauga

Buffalo News – Bills form a rush committee

Buffalo News – Merriman wasn’t worth the gamble

Buffalo News – Wilson says Toronto crowd just isn’t the same

Rochester D&C – Buffalo Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick eager to get new contract finalized

Associated Press – Bills S Wilson questions team’s support in Toronto

Associated Press – Bills sign LB Coleman off Giants’ practice squad

Associated Press – Bills vs. Washington Preview – Bills bond through 0-8, build foundation for current playoff run

Toronto Sun – Jackson epitomizes ‘us-against-world’ Bills

Toronto Star – Bills safety not thrilled with Toronto ‘show’

Washington Examiner – In Buffalo, clearly not a clean bill of health

Fredericks Freelance Star – Rivalry Between Ryan Fitzpatrick, John Beck Goes All The Way ‘Back’ To Childhood

Audio/Video/Photo Clips
Bills Roundup: Fitz Talks Contract, Coleman’s Back
Ryan Fitzpatrick Wednesday Press Conference
Chan Gailey Wednesday Press Conference

The Score – Nick Barnett talks to Renee Paquette at Monday’s New Era event

97 Rock – Jim Kelly on Norton in the Morning

WIVB – Bills player doubts Toronto’s enthusiasm

George Wilson: Toronto “Not a Home Game”
Taxpayers Likely To Pay For Upgrades to “The Ralph”

WKBW – SPORTSBLAST 7.0 – Toronto “Not a home game”, Fitz on Contract

George Wilson: “It’s not a home game”
Now We Learn About 2011 Bills
Mike Chuck and Toby Discuss the Bills “Home Game” against the Redskins in Toronto

YNN – Fitzpatrick can’t talk much about contract

Additional Clips
Inside the Bills Blog
Bills on the radio, Bills injury report, Redskins injury report, Faith in young pass rushers, Merriman void a group effort, Fitz asked about extension, Fletch on his hamstring, Coleman will help

Billboard Blog (Buffalo News)
Shanahan & Fitz’s Wonderlic
George Wilson: It’s not a home game
Fitz, the draft & his talks

Bills Beat Blog (WGR) – Bills CB Williams Hopes to be Back in 1-2 Weeks

Pro Football Talk – Shawne Merriman’s contract gets worse

Pro Football Weekly
Bills S Wilson questions team’s support in Toronto
Fred Jackson: A secret no more

AFC East Blog ( – Shawne Merriman: Surgery a success

The Bills game at the NY Giants on Oct. 16 had a 38.9 rating.  That is the Bills highest rating since the 2005 season when the team played the Jets in Week Six at home (40.5). 

Head Coach Chan Gailey
On the Toronto home game this week:
Again, I’ll what I said last year; it’s our responsibility to be good enough to make it an advantage at some point in time.  We continue to play well and get to be a team that everybody gets excited about in the whole region then I think it’s got a chance to be an advantage, and maybe it will be. I don’t know.

On LB Shawne Merriman being placed on IR:
He had not been playing up to what any of us thought, him included.  We all felt it was in the best interest to let him try to get this thing completely well and we’ll just plug in some other guys and see if they can go do it.  I don’t know how it’ll work. We’ve got to wait and see.

QB Ryan Fitzpatrick
On wanting this team to form a strong core:
I’d like to remain here. I’ve said multiple times I really enjoy the guys I’m playing with. We’ll see how it shakes out. I think we’ve got a good group of guys here. A good, young talented group of guys that like playing together.

On how they can win the crowd over in Toronto:
You make plays. The same way last year when we started off like we did, we didn’t give fans anything to cheer about and this year I feel like, especially when we’ve played at home, we’ve given them stuff to cheer about. To do that, to go out, to get them excited right away, to makes the plays, to get the ball in the end zone. Giving them something to cheer about is how you get them in to it.

RB Fred Jackson
On regaining the momentum after the bye week:
Just coming back to work this will be a good test for us up in Toronto. They’re a good team and we’re definitely facing a good defense.  If we go out and get a good win this weekend it’ll get us right back on the right track.

On continuing to gain respect:
It will be a good test for us. We know they’re a great team and they’ll come in ready to play. I think they’ll have a good crowd up there, too.  It’ll be a good test for us. We’re looking forward to the challenge and another game at a time. We take it one game at a time and this is the game we have to play.

S George Wilson
On making big plays to get the crowd on the Bills side
Like I said regardless, whoever makes the big plays they’re going to cheer and that’s why I call it more of a show more than anything. They’re just excited to see the game being played there in their city in their local stadium, but by all means we have to make sure we are the ones making the big plays so we can say that they are cheering for us.


RB Fred Jackson recently showed off his Halloween costume on twitter– where he said, “you won’t like me when I’m angry.”

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