Bills head coach Chan Gailey had his most telling comment about his concerns with his football team in his weekly morning appearance on Bills flagship WGR Sportsradio 550.
When asked for his thoughts on how big the divide is between his team and the Patriots, Gailey believes in terms of talent they’ve closed the gap, but recognizes it as only half the battle.
“They are good. They’ve been to the Super Bowl a bunch of times for a reason,” said Gailey of the Patriots. ”They’re a pretty good football team and they have a lot of confidence and believe in what they’re doing a great deal. I think there’s a difference right now of confidence and belief level. I think we’re getting closer and closer to the talent level. I think we played with them, but we’ve got to get mentally stronger and it’s my job to get us mentally stronger.”
When asked how he plans to make the team mentally tougher Gailey indicated that he’s searching for the means to accomplish that.
“Well if I knew that answer I’d have already done it,” he said. ”You keep trying to see where your team is and evaluate where your team is and try to push the right buttons to get them to understand what it takes to get there. I’ve been fortunate to have been around a number of really good football teams and everyone of them is different. There wasn’t a same personality. There wasn’t a same group of guys that led every time. It was different personalities that led. So you keep trying to find that right picture for your football team to be strong.”
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