LONDON, ENGLAND (WIVB) — A select group of active Buffalo Bills players joined legendary quarterback Jim Kelly inside an arena in London that typically plays host to a soccer team there. On Tuesday, however, the home of the Trottenham Hotspurs morphed into the home of an NFL Play 60 event.
The $20 million facility played host to the event with the goal of inspiring the youth of both America and the world to stay active and be fit by staying active for 60 minutes each day. Although Kelly and some of the remaining healthy Bills players preached health and activity, Kelly took time to speak on some of the Bills who aren’t in tip-top shape, including quarterback Tyrod Taylor.
“I like what I see, I really do,” Kelly said. “He’s got a great arm, he’s got the athletic ability, again, it’s injuries.”
Injuries aren’t the only factor at the top of Kelly’s mind. He said he’s concerned about how the former top 10 defense is currently organized despite retaining most of its talent from the previous year.
“I don’t know, I was excited like everyone to see what the defense could do, but so far they haven’t done anything,” Kelly said. “I hope that gets changed or fixed. We need to get better. Dropping Mario Williams and the coverage a lot, did we pay him a lot of money to hit the quarterback? If I am the opposing quarterback, and I see him dropping back, that’s a big plus, I would definitely have a smile on my face.”
Kelly said while he may have concerns about the team and how it is chugging along through what was expected to be a playoff season, he does have things in his life that make him happy — including his family and his health.
“I feel good, I’m above the grass and everything is so far, so good,” Kelly said.
Currently at three wins and three losses, the Bills are technically still above the grass, too, however they need to win their next few games if they want to pursue a wildcard spot to reach the playoffs in the 2015-2016 season.