ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) – Despite an impressive 2-0 start, the Bills know there is still a long way to go this season.
Throughout the locker room today, players talked about maintaining the chip on their shoulders. For a guy like Kyle Williams, who was part of the 2011 Bills team that started the season 4-1, only to finish 6-10, he knows the battle is only beginning.
“There’s a long season in front of us,” said Williams. “We have a really good football team coming here this week. The great thing and the tough thing about this league, in just a few days you’ve got another test on your hands. You can’t really get wrapped up in anything a week or two into the season.”
“We a team that’s fighting for respect,” said running back Anthony Dixon. “When you’re fighting for respect, you get like that… you play with a chip on your shoulder. That’s all it is, we still feel like we don’t got the respect we deserve.”
While the fast start looks good in the standings, there are still plenty of areas the Bills would like to see improve. Offensively, that starts with third down conversions and scoring touchdowns in the red zone.
“We just have to be more efficient. That’s it,” said quarterback EJ Manuel. “When you have to opportunity to hit touchdown passes, make sure you take advantage of them. The biggest thing is continue to get down there, continue to move the ball down the field and continue to be great on third down. We’ll be in a good position as an offense.”
The Bills host San Diego this Sunday, looking to improve to 3-0.