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Wood: “Bills not re-building”

Posted by johnmurphyshow on April 3, 2013 – 5:00 pm

It’s been 13-years since a playoff appearance, and nine years since the Bills have had a winning record.

But that doesn’t mean the 2013 Bills are in “rebuilding” mode, according to veteran Center Eric Wood.

He’s one of several veterans on hand this week for the team’s voluntary offseason conditioning program that started Tuesday.  And even with a new coaching staff in place, Wood rejects the notion that the 2013 Bills are starting from scratch.

“We have a lot of good players around here, “Wood said this week.  “None of us sitting in this building are expecting a rebuilding year.  I understand there are questions at the quarterback positions, and that’s the most important position on the field, but we have a lot of guys coming back on defense with a pretty exciting defensive coordinator coming in.  We’re going to be a little more aggressive offensively and try to use some of our youth up front, move around a little bit more, and do some exciting things.”

“From my standpoint, I don’t see why we would need to rebuild,” he continued.  “Am I going to sit here and predict how many games we are going to win?  No.  I haven’t even been on the field with these guys or seen what we’re going to run.”

Wood also rejects the idea that the Bills missed the boat by only signing two veteran free agents in the first three weeks of free agency.

“It’s easy to think that we didn’t do anything big in free agency, we didn’t sign the top guys,” he said.  “But last year,  we signed the two top pass rushers.  You don’t have the money to do that every year.”

“You kind of get lost in all the big names that are signed, you feel like you’re in a rebuilding stage from the media looking in,” he said.  “But from us, sitting in this building, there’s no way we think that.”


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