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BDC 9/11: Spiller Nominated for NFL Award

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on September 11, 2012 – 10:04 am


–The Buffalo Bills rookies will visit Roswell Park Cancer Institute tonight to spend time with children of Carly’s Club and their families. Players and children will do arts and crafts and have a pizza party. Rookies planning to attend the event include: Nigel Bradham, Ron Brooks, Stephon Gilmore, Cordy Glenn, T.J. Graham, Delano Howell, John Potter, Isaiah Green, David Snow and LaMark Brown.

–The NFL announced today that running backs Frank Gore of the San Francisco 49ers, Stevan Ridley of the New England Patriots and C.J. SPILLER of the Buffalo Bills are the finalists for the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week. Spiller had 14 carries for 169 yards and a touchdown for the Bills in a 48-28 loss to the New York Jets. Fans can vote for one player in each category on from 9 a.m. EST on Tuesday through 3 p.m. EST on Friday to determine the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week. The winners will be announced Friday on NFL Total Access on NFL Network and on

NFL Network – Fantasy Live
RB C.J. Spiller – 2pm

September 11, 1965 — RECORD CROWD AT OPENER
In front of a record crowd of 45,502 at War Memorial Stadium in the regular-season opener, the Bills defeated the Boston Patriots 24-7. Buffalo’s defense held the Patriots to 215 total yards.

Head Coach Chan Gailey
On if WR David Nelson will be out for the season:
Yeah, he is going to be done. 

On the status of RB Fred Jackson:
Fred (Jackson) is going to be a few weeks. It is not going to be three but I do not think it is going to be eight. It is probably somewhere in there in between. Hopefully sooner than later and the prognosis is decent. 

On how much of a setback the two injuries are:
It is a setback and you have to get some other people up and going. That is just part of it. I feel like we have some other players who can come in and play, but not to the level of these two guys yet. Obviously C.J. (Spiller) was going to play a lot anyways so that was not an issue. (Tashard) Choice is just going to have to step up, be available and do his part. He is a good player. I feel pretty good there. T.J. (Graham) is going to get a chance to show what he has.

Running Back CJ Spiller
On having been the number one running back before and having success in that role:
It definitely gives you confidence to know that you can do it. But like I said, the quote that I am going to stick by for the whole year is past success does not guarantee future success. I cannot just bank on the last six weeks to say I am capable. All I can do is have another great week of preparation. I thought I had one of my best weeks of preparation last week going into the game. I really was not surprised because I was really in sync with the offense, in tune with my offensive line and how they were blocking. It was just a matter of getting out there and doing it. I just have to do that consistently throughout the weeks.


Bills WR Donald Jones scored his third career touchdown on Sunday in the 4th quarter against the Jets. That was Jones’ second straight season with a touchdown in the season opener.

Buffalo News-Injuries to Nelson and Jackson deal Bills a double whammy

Buffalo News-Grim news puts Spiller in spotlight

Buffalo News-Woody not impressed by Williams’ debut

Rochester D&C-Buffalo Bills lose wide receiver David Nelson for season

Associated Press-AP Source: Bills WR Nelson has torn knee ligament

Toronto Sun-Jackson a huge loss for Bills

Toronto Sun-Jets coach ‘disagrees’ with Bills’ Super Mario

The Sports Network-Bills’ Jackson out at least 3 weeks, Nelson’s season over

Olean Times Herald-Bad start for the Bills

Olean Times Herald-It’s not too early to worry about the Bills out for the year out indefinitely out to remedy pass defense the Booth: Bills-Jets observations on deadline to speed up learning curve Chan Gailey, QB Fitzpatrick, RB Spiller

Audio/Video/Photo Clip
Bills Roundup: Moving On After Injuries, Jets Loss
Chan Gailey on Jackson, Nelson Injuries
Ryan Fitzpatrick on Bouncing Back 

97 Rock
AUDIO: Bills’ Eric Wood and Andy Levitre on Norton

WGR 550
Bills Gailey confirms Nelson out for the season
Buscaglia: Upon Further Review: Bills OL & DL
Bills’ Fitzpatrick knows how to move forward
9/10 Ryan Fitzpatrick analyzes his teams loss to the Jets, and what to expect going forward
9/10 Sully discusses the Bills awful opener with Howard and Jeremy
9/10 Chan Gailey analyzes his teams tough loss to the Jets in week 1
Jerry Sullivan Would Love to Be Positive
Jerry Sullivan Less Than Impressed w Bills 

Jackson out at least 3 weeks
Report: David Nelson out for year

Bills Nelson “frustrated” by ACL injury
Season over for Nelson, Jackson to miss 4-8 weeks with sprained knee

Bills open with a putrid loss

Rodney Harrison Rips Mario Williams
Nelson Out For Season, Jackson Out Weeks
Bills: Nelson Out for Season; Jackson Out a Few Weeks

Bills lose Nelson for season, Jackson for a while
Pitoniak: Bills open with a putrid loss

WR Nelson out for season, RB Jackson to miss several weeks

Additional Clips
Inside The Bills
Nelson confirms ACL tear, Roster move down to WR or RB, McGee likely to see reps increase, Chan on his cover men, Monday night-John Murphy Show, Nelson headed for MRI this morning

Three Point Stance (Rochester D&C)
Buffalo Bills replay: Is there a silver lining in that debacle?

Press Coverage (Buffalo News)
Rodney Harrison blasts Mario Williams for money grab
Fred Jackson wants to push return in three weeks
Bills Replay tonight at 7
Damien Woody: Mario Williams got dominated
Tyler Thigpen still No. 2 on Bills QB depth chart
Chan Gailey: Fred Jackson will be out ‘a few weeks’
David Nelson done for year; Fred Jackson inconclusive
Podcast: What to make of that ugly Bills display?

Pro Football Talk
Rodney Harrison says Mario Williams won’t win in Buffalo
Fred Jackson to miss a month or more
David Nelson out for the season with torn ACL, Jackson up in air

Kyrk Slants
Terse Rex ‘disagrees’ with Super Mario + where Mario goes from here

Buffalo Rumblings
Buffalo Bills’ Fred Jackson To Miss At Least Three Weeks
Buffalo Bills’ T.J. Graham Now Has A Role To Fill
Buffalo Bills’ David Nelson Has Torn ACL, To Miss 2012 Season
Buffalo Bills’ C.J. Spiller Making Case For Full-Time Gig
Jets 48, Bills 28: Post-Game Comments From Coaches, Players

Buffalo Sports Daily
Ouch: Nelson Done, Jackson Out 3-8 Weeks
Bills First Loss: What They Are Saying

Buffalo Wins
How 30 Minutes Erased All The Momentum From The Offseason

Pro Football Weekly
Bills RB Jackson out at least three games

NFL Rapid Reports
Bills Notebook: One game doesn’t define season
Bills: RB Fred Jackson should return this season
Bills WR David Nelson out for year with torn ACL

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