Inside The Bills

Clearing a mental toughness hurdle

Posted by Chris Brown on October 15, 2012 – 9:32 am

The Bills mental toughness was called into question after their losses in Week 4 and Week 5. The players feel they recaptured that in their win against Arizona. Not because they won, but how they won.

“We talked all week about handling the ups and downs and in order to do that you have to be mentally tough,” said Chris Kelsay, who had a safety in the game. “I think that plays into it just as much as the physical side of the game. Everybody is physical and everybody is good, but it’s a matter of continuing to march on when they make a play. We did that. We came out and they hit that fade on the sideline when we had a blitz on and shoot we bounced right back and held them to a field goal. That was big. We’ve got playmakers on this defense and they stepped up.”

Still reveling in the overtime victory in the locker room George Wilson saw greater value in Sunday’s win for his team than coasting to a 20-point victory.

“I think it does carry more weight,” Wilson told Buffalobills.com. “We’d absolutely take a 20-point victory, but a win is a win whether it’s by one point or 100 points. For our guys to rally and to fight back and get our record back to 3-3 heading back east, heading back home with Tennessee coming in this way it’s the perfect way to end this road trip. Hopefully we can keep the winning going, stack these wins and see where it takes us. We’re just happy to have this one.”


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