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BDC 11/17: Today’s radio interviews

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on November 17, 2011 – 9:36 am

Fred Jackson – Dan LeBatard; 790 The Ticket Miami @ 3:45 PM
Russ Brandon – On the Block w/ Brent  Axe; The Score 1260 Syracuse @ 2:30 pm
Russ Brandon – John DiTullio Show; 1280 WHTK Rochester @ 3:30 pm

Thursday, November 17

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

DAILY LINKS – Offense set to dictate play again – Dareus making impact on field and with Pepsi

Buffalo News – McKelvin keeps the faith despite struggles

Buffalo News – Levitre covers the line

Buffalo News – Bills’ Johnson, Wilson questionable against Miami

Rochester D&C – Andy Levitre will play center for Buffalo Bills on Sunday

Rochester D&C – Buffalo Bills rolling out discount plan for final home games

Associated Press – Bills WR Johnson nursing left shoulder injury

Associated Press – Banged-up Bills beginning to limp after fast start

South Florida Sun Sentential – Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson goes from unknown to standout

Palm Beach Post – In roundabout way, Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson leads NFL in rushing

Audio/Video/Photo Clips
Bills Roundup: Players Eager to Right the Wrongs
Stevie Johnson on his status
Ryan Fitzpatrick Wednesday Press Conference
Chan Gailey Wednesday Press Conference

Kiss 98.5 – Ryan Fitzpatrick joins Janet and Nick

Bills OL Shuffles Even More
Pair of WRs Miss Bills Practice, Kelsay Returns

Bills Offense Slowing Down
Bills Lease Update
Bills Roundtable – Pre Miami

WHAM – Kelsay Excited to Return vs. Dolphins

WROC – Bills look ahead to Sunday at Miami

WKBW – SportsBlast – Bills Shuffle O-Line, Brandon updates Lease

New campaign to sell out the Ralph
Bills turn up the heat for Dolphins

Additional Clips
Inside the Bills Blog
Smith’s full game still on hold, Losman to be on opposite sideline, Bills injury report, Bills on the radio, Fred tops in Pro Bowl balloting, Day 1 goes well for Bell, Mixed bag on O-line, Pears & Nelson not at practice, A couple of roles for Moore, Nesbitt update

The Sports XChange (
Pressure is on to end ugly skid
Strategy And Personnel
Wood ready for another rehab challenge

AFC East Blog ( – Is Fitzpatrick the next Schaub or Kolb?

Billboard Blog (Buffalo News)
Jackson 8th in Pro Bowl voting
Fitz on losing star center
Bills O-line shuffling
Stevie iffy for Miami game

Head Coach Chan Gailey
On receivers being pressed more by opposing defenses:
We’ve been getting more bump (coverage) but it’s because that’s what the other teams do. It’s not because that’s what gets us. We’d been bumped before this year. That’s not something that concerns me. At times it does disrupt your time but they take that chance, too, that you get the fade or you get the pass interference down the field. It’s a give and take when you bump and run.

On the status of S George Wilson:
He’s another one that won’t practice today. But there’s a decent chance that he’ll get to play Sunday. We hope to get him back a little bit tomorrow and a little bit Friday and see if he’ll be ready to go on Sunday.

QB Ryan Fitzpatrick
On if a lack of depth and experience is causing problems on both sides of the ball:
As a player you don’t worry about that. As a player you worry about being prepared and being ready to step up when your number’s called. You worry about the guy that has to step up. He has to do his job. That’s something that everybody deals with in the NFL. It’s hard to make that excuse because every team has injuries. It’s not just one team or another. Some people might be more affected by it but to us that’s not an excuse. We have to go out there and perform. That’s how a lot of guys that are playing right now or even a lot of guys have done well for us. That’s how they got to where they were. That’s how I got to where I was. You have to take advantage of your opportunities. That’s kind of the theme for this team. We are the no-names and even though some of the guys might be better known now there are now more guys that have to step up and fill in and do what the guy in front of him did. For us we can’t worry about guys not being in the lineup. We’ve got to go out there to play and perform.

WR Stevie Johnson
On defenses taking away the slants:
I don’t know, just play through it.  Teams aren’t stupid. They change their defense. They have guys running out underneath, they have somebody over top and they have somebody playing press. It’s tough but that’s how this league is. I just have to play through it and maybe move around a little bit.  For the most part it’s been like this since the beginning of the season.  Other people just have to step up. I still have to step up myself no matter what coverage they throw at me.

OL Andy Levitre
On going from one position to another on the offensive line:
It just takes a little work.  I feel like I can do it, it’s just getting the repetition to do it. As you get more reps you become more comfortable with it, so just throughout the week getting reps at center I’ll be right back in it.

On doing line calls and other jobs the center has:
The center is a big part of it. They’re usually the guy that starts the calls.  Being next to Eric (Wood) all season I was right there with him even helping him out when he needed it.  I feel like I’ve been in the offense long enough to know what’s going on with the plays and stuff that I can help out and keep everybody on the same page.

LB Chris Kelsay
On getting back to help the defense:
It’s tough. It’s been a frustrating season for me missing four games. That’s twice as many as I’ve missed my entire career up until this season.  To see the team lose the last couple of weeks the way we did actually even made it worse.  I’m looking forward to getting back, contributing and hopefully getting a divisional win.


S George Wilson visits with former Bills QBs Jim Kelly and Joe Ferguson before last week’s game in Dallas.

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