–The Buffalo Bills and the rest of the AFC rookies are at the Bertram Hotel in Aurora, OH for the NFL’s four-day Rookie Symposium (held from June 27-30). The core teaching principles of the Rookie Symposium are NFL history, experience, player expectations, and professional and social responsibility. The program includes presentations, videos, and workshops focused on these principles as well as other topics, including player health and safety, decision making and maintaining positive relationships. The following NFL or former NFL players are scheduled to address the AFC rookies at some point this week: Aeneas Williams, Zak DeOssie, Matt Slater, Will Witherspoon, Michael Irvin, Antonio Freeman and Terrell Owens.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
Bills FS Jairus Byrd
On raising his playmaking skills to another level:
“I always want to continue to do what I do, get my hands on balls. I want to score when I get interceptions. I want to get more turnovers and punch the ball out, but I think the mental part of the game is big. Anytime you start progressing the thing that separates you is just anticipation and just the mental part of the game. That can develop along with the physical stuff, but the mental game is what takes you over (the top).”
PHOTOS OF THE DAY
Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick speaks to kids during a ‘Chalk Talk’ session at Jim Kelly’s 25th annual Jim Kelly Football Camp. The talks are geared towards teaching the participants about life lessons where it’s more than just the ‘X’s’ and ‘O’s’ of football are discussed.
Bills RB C.J. Spiller poses for a picture with Ontario County YMCA members at yesterday’s 23rd annual Ontario Charities Class Golf Tournament in Canandaigua, NY. Monies raised went to help children, adults, seniors and teens participate in programs for youth development, social responsibility and a healthy living.
BuffaloBills.com – Byrd poised for breakout season
Under Review: Dorin Dickerson
Inside the Bills Blog
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Press Coverage (Buffalo News)
What will be the toughest game on Bills’ schedule?
Around the League (NFL.com)
Jim Kelly insists Ryan Fitzpatrick ‘has to play better’
ESPN.com AFC East Blog
Take your pick: Jets or Bills?
Jim Kelly: Defense can be Fitzpatrick’s best asset
WWAY (Wilmington, NC)
Jay Ross will hold a free football camp in Wilmington on July 14
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Which Division Rivals Give The Buffalo Bills Fits?
Friendly Competition Brewing Between Mario Williams, Mark Anderson
Discussion: Which Buffalo Bills Starter Is Under The Most Pressure?
Buffalo Bills Don’t Have Depth Problem At Middle Linebacker
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