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BDC 11/3: Wearing white at home

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on November 3, 2011 – 8:28 am


DAILY REPORT
— The Buffalo Bills will wear their white jerseys for their home game on Sunday, November 6, 2011 vs. the NY Jets.  Sunday will be the first time since their home game vs. the Indianapolis Colts on October 19, 1986 that they have worn their white jerseys at home.

The Bills will wear their royal blue jerseys during the next two road games at Dallas and Miami. With no Bills throwback uniform game during the 2011 season this Sunday’s game gives the Bills the opportunity to wear their white jersey in front of the home crowd.

— Due to a scoring change from Sunday’s game, the Bills were awarded another sack – increasing Buffalo’s sack total against Washington to 10.0 – second-most in team history (11 – at Denver 12/13/1964).

TODAY’S PRACTICE
Thursday, November 3
Practice: 2:00 PM / Open to Media at Approximately 2:00 – 2:25 PM (Stretch & Individual only)

DAILY LINKS
BuffaloBills.com – Selfless Bills keep production up

BuffaloBills.com – WR Jones, CB Williams closer to returning

BuffaloBills.com – Bills to wear white jerseys on Sunday

Buffalo News – Maybin causing some mayhem with Jets

Buffalo News – Revis Island is a scary place to visit

Buffalo News – Jackson confident Nix will look out for him in future

Rochester D&C – Ex-Buffalo Bill Aaron Maybin no bust in Jets’ lineup

Associated Press – NY Jets (4-3) at Buffalo (5-2)

Associated Press – Change gives Bills a 10th sack in Redskins win

Associated Press – RB Jackson gets Bills’ assurance of new contract

Associated Press – Bills DT Williams to test injured foot next week

New York Daily News – Former NY Jet Brad Smith not fitting in with Bills plan

New York Post – Smith set to face ex-mates

New York Newsday – Brad Smith chomping at the bit to face Jets

Newark Star Ledger – Bills’ Brad Smith getting used to life away from Jets

Bergen Record – Smith could be the ex factor when Jets battle Bills

ESPN.com – Jets prepare to stop Fred Jackson

Sporting News – Matt Crossman profiles Stevie Johnson; spends a night having dinner with his family

Audio/Video/Photo Clips
NFL.com
No Huddle: AFC East battle
First place on the lineA Harvard man

BuffaloBills.com
Chan Gailey Wednesday Press Conference
Ryan Fitzpatrick Wednesday Press Conference
Bills Roundup: Jones Returns to Practice

97 Rock – AUDIO: Jim Kelly on Norton in the Morning

WGR – Three Bills Return to Practice Wednesday

WIVB – Gailey vs. Ryan-contrast in styles

WKBW – SportsBlast: Bills prep NY Jets, Injuries, Maybin

WGRZ
Bills Ready for Big Game against Jets
Fred Jackson gets Bills’ Assurance of New Contract

WHAM
Bills Face Biggest Test Yet on Sunday
That’s What We Said – 11.2.2011

YNN – Bills-Jets matchup has meaning this year

Additional Clips
Inside the Bills Blog
Bills on the radio, Maybin plays diplomat, Bills injury report, Jets injury report, Fred top 3 in MVP rank, A 10th sack in win over Skins, Taller task for Dareus this week, Jones and A. Williams back, Good and bad news for O-line, More run for Maybin?, Players want White-out, MRI for Kyle, Bills donning whites Sunday, Think you can beat Stevie, Why it’s tough to sack Fitz

AFC East Blog (ESPN.com)
AFC East Week 9 X factors
Video: Marcell Dareus in the AFC 411
How Matt Forte impacts Fred Jackson
Take your pick: Jets or Bills?

Billboard Blog (Buffalo News)
Bills-Jets Injury Report
Kyle Williams news next week
WR Jones limited but working
Home Sweet Ralph
Bills to wear all-white vs. Jets
Rex references ’64 Bills
Eric Wood’s comments on playing in Toronto to Jerry Sullivan

Bills Beat Blog (WGR) – Big Day Monday for Bills’ Kyle Williams

Pro Football Talk
Bills pick up another sack of John Beck
Fred Jackson has “an assurance” from the Bills

The Sports Xchange (CBSsports.com)
Fitzpatrick not fazed by new contract
Strategy And Personnel
Bills want to sign Jackson and Johnson to new deals

Pro Football Focus
Ranks Fred Jackson No. 3 in the MVP race
Marcell Dareus named AFC rookie of the month; Fred Jackson named AFC offensive player of the month
George Wilson, Jairus Byrd and Marcell Dareus all named to the PFF all-week 8 team

National Football Post – Fred Jackson ranks No. 2 on Matt Bowen’s MVP ballot

CBS Sports – Pete Prisco says Andy Levitre is having a Pro Bowl caliber season; also praises Marcell Dareus

QUOTES FROM MEDIA DAY
Head Coach Chan Gailey
On what stands out from the Jets’ defense:
They can generate a lot of pass rush with their different looks. They can create problems for you in protection if you’re not careful. Their corners obviously are very good. They’re a good all-around defense. They have been for years and they are this year.

On where this game ranks in importance:
This is the biggest game of the year and next week will be the next biggest game of the year. That’s the way we have to do it. We can’t do it any other way.

QB Ryan Fitzpatrick
On his initial thoughts of what he’ll face with the Jets defense:
They’re always a tough team to play. It’s somebody that we’re familiar with just because we play them twice a year. They’ve been giving us plenty of problems the past few years. They’re going to be in your face. They’re going to think that their guys are better than yours and they’re going to play man-to-man on the outside a lot and come after you and make you beat them. That’s kind of been their M.O. They’re really good at what they do.

RB Fred Jackson

On getting positive yardage on first down
Definitely, it will be something we’re aware of this weekend just because they like to do such crazy things on third down and long situations.  We’ll want to keep ourselves out of that.  We know if we get in those situations they’ll definitely bring the house at us so we want to make an emphasis at making positive plays on first and second downs to keep us out of those third and long situations.

S George Wilson
On how the Jets ran the ball against the defense last year:
We certainly remember how they dominated us at the line of scrimmage a year ago.  They had their way with us in the running game and over the past few weeks they’ve gotten back to that brand of football. So we know they’re going to come in and challenge us in every aspect of the game and we have to do a great job as we did last week limiting their running game to make them as one dimensional as we possibly can.

LB/DL Spencer Johnson
On the opportunities to prove themselves without NT Kyle Williams and LB Shawne Merriman:
Whether you’re a back-up or a starter you prepare like you’re going to play just like a starter.  We have guys that have been around the league and we have young guys who can play the game. We understand that when your opportunity comes you have to make the best of it and as a player that’s what you want. You want an opportunity to get out there and show what you can do.

PHOTO OF THE DAY

P Brian Moorman and the Bills will wear their white uniforms this Sunday at home for the first time in 25 years.


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